Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news blog.
4 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...
6 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...
7 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...
12 hours ago | Crime
Larry Stevenson certainly had plenty of connections. A former Denver police officer turned high-profile employee for the city's Excise and License department, Stevenson was a personal friend of Denver mayor Michael Hancock, even serving as best ma...
13 hours ago | Crime
Over the years, we've written about a number of tragedies that occurred after parents left young children unsupervised in a bathtub. Take the 2011 case of Fort Lupton's Shannon Johnson, whose one-year-old son drowned while she was playing Caf...
13 hours ago | Lists
Last week, after we shared our latest "You Know You're From Denver When" punchlines, we asked readers to share their favorite way of completing that sentence. One person, Matt Morava, went above and beyond the call, submitting an entire top t...