Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news blog.
1 hour 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...
2 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...
4 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 ...
5 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...
6 hours ago | Lists
During the run-up to July 4 a couple of years ago, we shared some amazing ads spotlighting weird and/or offensive fireworks from days gone by from a collection curated by FireworksLand.com. A return trip to the site reveals another treasure trove ...
6 hours ago | Crime
"Brett Ryan Mosher is 27 years-old and is a Parker resident." He was arrested by the Parker Police Department for "Soliciting for Child Prostitution after engaging in communication with the intent to engage in sexual acts with a child." "Also as a...