Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news vertical.
22 hours ago | Business
Roberta Smith, occupational health program manger at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, hasn't heard of anyone dying in an industrial accident at a Colorado marijuana business. But she says dispensaries, grows and the like p...
22 hours ago | Crime
Ever Valles, one of two men arrested after the February 7 RTD light-rail station murder of Tim Cruz, is due in court today after being formally charged with murder and more by the Denver District Attorney's Office. The case has garnered national a...
24 hours ago | Crime
The Aurora Police Department is actively investigating a murder attempt allegedly committed by Richard Darling a year before his 2015 arrest for an incredibly brutal Halloween night slaying in which he's accused of dismembering and "filleting" the...
5 days ago | Immigration
A memo sent under the name of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and shared below says that National Guard troops could be deployed in Colorado to round up immigrants. And while the spokesman for President Donald Trump has declared the documen...
5 days ago | Media
In late December, mere weeks after 9News anchor Adele Arakawa announced that she would be leaving the station in June 2017 while blasting a blog post that had predicted her exit, the outlet's longtime sportscaster, Drew Soicher, disappeared from i...
5 days ago | News
For this month only, the family of Kelsie Jean Schelling, who disappeared in February 2013 after traveling to Pueblo to tell her then-boyfriend she was pregnant, has raised the reward for her "direct return or location" from $50,000 to $100,000. A...