Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news blog.
30 minutes ago | Business
Earlier this week, we shared photos of progress on the rail line to DIA, a project that's expected to be completed in the spring of 2016. The plan is for light rail to reach Aurora next year as well, and a new report details how things are going o...
2 hours ago | Crime
In general, we celebrate mothers who support their daughters, particularly during those difficult teenage years. Selina Ramirez certainly did so in their case of her sixteen-year-old — but the folks at the Denver District Attorney's Office aren't ...
4 hours ago | Crime
Hayden May's alleged robbery of an Aspen dispensary wasn't exactly the perfect crime. After all, everyone in the shop reportedly knew who he was — which explains why he apologized during the heist. Presumably, he's the one who's sorry now. May fle...
4 hours ago | Lists
How much do people in Denver need to earn each year to have an adequate standard of living? This is one of the key questions addressed by the Economic Policy Institute. In "EPI’s Family Budgets and Income Sufficiency in Denver," on view in its ent...
4 hours ago | News
Last week, we told you about the tragic story of Katie Bartlett, who died from a lightning strike just days after her wedding. Fifteen-year-old Brian Tena was also struck by lightning — and while he survived, the impact of this event has been shat...
19 hours ago | Comment of the Day
The decision of the Denver coroner's office to list marijuana intoxication as a contributing factor in a 2014 death was controversial at the time. And it still is. The Centers for Disease Control is using the death of Levy Thamba, a nineteen-year-...