Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news blog.
3 hours ago | Crime
Last week, we told you about a fatal police shooting in Westminster — the second officer-involved metro-area shooting in two nights. (The previous one took place in Lakewood and resulted in the death of suspected car thief Robin Barber.) Now, Adam...
4 hours ago | News
A few weeks back, we published a Q&A with Forrest Fenn, the New Mexico eccentric who says he hid $2 million in gold and jewels "somewhere in the mountains north of Santa Fe" as a way of getting people to experience nature rather than simply "s...
23 hours ago | Marijuana
Editor's note: Two social-cannabis-use measures are currently collecting signatures in an attempt to earn a place on the Denver ballot this November: the Neighborhood Supported Cannabis Consumption Pilot Program and the Denver Responsible Use...
1 day ago | Lists
For more than half-a-decade, administrators at CU Boulder have done everything possible to insure that the university no longer appears among the top ten on the Princeton Review's annual list of reefer madness schools. And once again, they've fail...
1 day ago | Business
Among the key elements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, shorthanded as HIPPA, are provisions guarding the privacy of a person's medical history. And since hospitals are repositories of such information, they are on the f...
2 days ago | Business
Rising crime and violence on the 16th Street Mall earlier this year prompted new safety plans for the area from both public agencies, by way of a Denver Police Department plan to triple patrols, and the private sector, as seen in the hiring o...