Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news blog.
40 minutes ago | Media
What happened to Durango Herald reporter Chase Olivarius-McAllister is both hilarious and appalling. Hilarious because several law enforcers make incredible asses out of themselves. Appalling because it's indicative of the way too many m...
1 hour ago | Crime
Is Denver Mayor Michael Hancock trying to downplay violent incidents on the 16th Street Mall? That's the implication of a new report from Fox31, which quotes Hancock spokeswoman Amber Miller as turning down the station's request for a sit-dow...
2 hours ago | Crime
A chain restaurant in a bedroom community is among the unlikelier locations for a fatal shooting. But that's what happened at the Pizza Ranch outlet in Loveland last night. A man who allegedly grabbed a patron at the restaurant was shot dead by a ...
15 hours ago | Crime
The days of federal marijuana arrests are not over in Colorado. Alfonso Rodriguez-Vazquez and Nestor Fabian Sinaloa-Sinaloa, both Mexican nationals, found that out the hard way. They were busted in relation to a big pot grow in Routt National Fore...
17 hours ago | Comment of the Day
Our post about the latest stabbing near the 16th Street Mall focused on safety concerns in the area. That's especially true given an incident that preceded the most recent crime: the beating of a couple dining outside a restaurant on the mall...
18 hours ago | Denver Blogs
Denver blog posts note comings and goings. Our Food & Drink crew's restaurant roll call for August lists eight eateries that gave up the ghost and 21 new arrivals, not counting re-openings. Colorado Peak Politics isn't exactly leading the...