Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news blog.
48 minutes ago | Crime
Last week, we shared body camera footage of Trinidad Officer Ron Arlint killing Todd Dye, a wanted man hiding in a supposedly abandoned trailer. In that case, the video exonerated Arlint, since it showed Dye pulling a weapon and the officer return...
14 hours ago | Crime
Drug warriors hated Amendment 64, a 2012 measure that aimed to legalize limited recreational marijuana sales in Colorado. But A64's passage hardly struck a fatal blow against the War on Drugs, as a pair of events last week demonstrate. On Friday, ...
16 hours ago | Comment of the Day
Our post about ESPN host Colin Cowherd saying he'd trade Peyton Manning in a minute if he was in charge of the Broncos because his arm is cooked inspired a lot of fan debate. A large number of respondents agreed that Manning's best days ...
17 hours ago | Denver Blogs
Denver blog posts put safety first. At our Music blog, Ben Westhoff argues that we're still a long way from being realistic about drug use at festivals. At Denver Stiffs, Evan Wheeler grades the NBA draft of the Denver Nuggets and the team's north...
21 hours ago | Crime
In 2008, the Denver Post published an article set at East Colfax's Sand & Sage under the banner "Families Reach Last-Stop Motel." Sadly, this headline proved to be prophetic in the case of a woman in her twenties. She's dea...
23 hours ago | Crime
Colorado is home to some of the most dangerous and notorious people in America owing to the presence of supermax facilities in the state. Among them are "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski, "Shoe Bomber" Richard Reid and "Underwear Bomber" Umar Farouk ...