Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news blog.
11 hours ago | Crime
Thus far, Burke Ramsey, brother of JonBenét Ramsey, who was murdered in her Boulder home on December 25, 1996, nearly twenty years ago, hasn't filed a promised lawsuit against CBS for a docuseries that essentially accused him of murder. But h...
11 hours ago | News
The initial report about a death in Boulder's Eben G. Fine Park was sad but unremarkable. Boulder police announced that the body of a middle-aged man had been found just shy of 9 p.m. on Monday, December 5, but there were no signs of either f...
13 hours ago | Film and TV
Yesterday, longtime 9News anchor Adele Arakawa revealed that she'll be retiring from the station in June 2017 — an announcement prompted by what she decried as a "Fake News" story about her impending departure. But the report about Arakawa, p...
1 day ago | News
'Tis the season for American Atheists to put up billboards in Colorado Springs, one of the most heavily Christian communities in the country, encouraging residents to skip church for Christmas — and so it has come to pass. Billboards were sch...
1 day ago | Lists
Today, December 6, is the seventh annual Colorado Gives Day, when folks are encouraged to donate to nonprofits in the state — and there are at least a million reasons to dig deep. Community First Foundation and FirstBank have each donated $500,000...
2 days ago | News
Although Tomas Beauford was 24 at the time of his death, he suffered from intellectual and developmental disabilities that caused him to function on the level of a six-year-old — a fact that makes the tragedy that befell him even more heartbreakin...