Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
26 minutes ago | Business
According to a new study, the number of high-poverty neighborhoods in the Denver metro area nearly tripled over a fifteen-year period, due in part to high housing costs. In addition, poverty is increasing more quickly in the suburbs than in the ci...
1 hour ago | Aurora Theater Shooting
Five years ago today, James Holmes killed twelve people and injured seventy others during a screening of The Dark Knight Rises at the Century 16 theater in Aurora. In the 24 hours afterward, Westword published twenty stories that, when viewed in r...
24 hours ago | Crime
The July 10 death of William Anderson, a forty-year-old inmate at Denver's main jail, has led to a war of words between the Denver Sheriff Department and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Anderson died during a fight with fellow detainee Ricard...
1 day ago | Crime
William Scott Planer, who was accused online of violent activity and affiliation with white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups in the Capitol Hill neighborhood late last year, has been arrested in Colorado Springs. He was initially charged with a mis...
1 day ago | Interviews
KNUS morning host Peter Boyles is among the last people still standing from the golden age of Denver radio, and he's not planning to lay down anytime soon, as he makes clear throughout a wide-ranging interview in which he defends many of his most ...
1 day ago | News
The 66-year-old man who died in a kayaking accident on the Yampa River on July 15 has been identified as Michael Brinks, a resident of Craig.