Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news blog.
3 hours ago | Comment of the Day
The topic of high rent prices in Denver continues to be one of the hottest topics among our readers. A recent Comment of the Day in which a reader argued that the pricey rent will cause the real estate bubble to burst is a case in point. A po...
4 hours ago | Denver Blogs
Denver blogs are all about the nineteenth hole. At our Arts blog, Brad Weismann highlights his picks for the eleven best miniature-golf courses in the Denver area. Coyote Gulch: Figuring out Colorado's water future is no easy task. Purple Row's Je...
6 hours ago | Crime
It was a grisly discovery. Patricia Richmond, 23, was found dead at a home owned by her future in-laws in Routt County, not far from Steamboat Springs. She was tied up and face down — and at this writing. At this writing, it's unclear how Richmond...
7 hours ago | Marijuana
Last month, we told you about the Limited Social Marijuana Consumption Initiative, a proposal that would allow businesses to provide an area for people 21 and over to consume marijuana within the Denver city limits. The City of Denver has now appr...
9 hours ago | Business
Any close observer of the Denver retail marijuana scene has no doubt noticed the proliferation of chain pot shops at the expense of individual or standalone dispensaries, often referred to as "Mom and Pops." One reason, according to attorney Nick ...
10 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...