Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news blog.
26 minutes ago | News
This year's heavy rains in Colorado have led to a staggering number of drownings in the state. Among those we've memorialized in this space are Jason McKain and Chris Danko, both of whom drowned in Boulder Creek, Steven Kelly, who drowned in ...
1 hour ago | Crime
Earlier this month, 22-year-old David Wheat Jr. was killed after being shot eleven times by Fort Collins police officers. The incident shares elements of two themes we've been exploring in this space of late. The first is suicide by cop, recently ...
3 hours ago | Business
The folks at FindTheBest.com have pulled together lists of the most and least respected companies in America. And unfortunately, a Colorado firm is on the latter roster. The data is culled from two rounds of Harris Poll surveys. The first ask...
3 hours ago | News
A seventeen-year-old male in Pueblo died late Monday night of a single gunshot wound to the head. This scenario suggests suicide, but members of the Pueblo Police Department believe the actual explanation is stranger. The PPD maintains that the te...
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...
18 hours ago | Marijuana
The Denver Police Department is hardly seen as a booster of legal marijuana. The DPD's official policy is to enforce laws in the city and the state, and the department has done so in a manner some critics see as heavy-handed. Take the raids conduc...