Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news blog.
2 hours ago | Media
Tom Trout, 42 years, 2 months Claire Martin, 31 years, 9 months Lori Smith, 30 years, 8 months Maureen Scance, 29 years, 11 months Joanne Davidson, 29 years, 8 months Steve Raabe, 3 days short of 29 years Allen Daniel, 27 years, 2 months Vickie He...
2 hours ago | Crime
The number of homicides that took place in Denver during the first half of 2015 — twenty — is fairly typical. For example, we cataloged twenty homicides during the first six months of 2012, and 22 in 2013. But that doesn't make the latest on...
3 hours ago | Sports
Back in May, we shared a list of the 37 reasons why the time was right for the Rockies to trade Troy Tulowitzki. The number corresponded to the times Tulowitzki had been injured during his pro-baseball career — 36 — plus the additional factor that...
4 hours ago | Crime
There have been no shortage of officer-involved shootings in the metro area of late. Incidents include the gun-down of armed suspect Chisom Nwandilibe near 17th and Broadway and the April wounding of wanted identity thief Kyle "Twitch" Moore in Gr...
17 hours ago | Marijuana
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention uses a death in Colorado that was tied to a marijuana cookie as an example of why there should be stricter pot-edibles regulations and better messaging about their consumption not ju...
19 hours ago | Comment of the Day
Frontier Airlines has had a rough past few months. First, there was an awful customer-service performance in the Air Travel Consumer Report, issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation. That was followed by the resignation of Frontier CEO Dave...