Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news blog.
6 hours ago | Comment of the Day
After busting an illegal marijuana grow in Routt National Forest, federal authorities justified the action by talking about the environmental damage such unregulated operations can cause. When we shared our item on this topic, we asked reader...
9 hours ago | Denver Blogs
Denver blog posts are all about recreational opportunities. At our Arts blog, Bree Davies showcases ten great Colorado hot springs. Denver Stiffs' Mike Olson uses pre-trade conversations between Ty Lawson and James Harden to demonstrate that break...
13 hours ago | News
Drones have become more and more prevalent in Colorado and beyond in recent years. And while the flying contraptions haven't caused any disasters yet, a Federal Aviation Administration report recently obtained by 7News and on view below docum...
14 hours ago | Crime
The mostly brief reports about the violent death of Judith Katchen tend to describe her in the same way — as simply a 78-year-old woman. But her online obituary makes it clear that she was much more than that. She was a loving, and belov...
16 hours ago | Crime
While the recent murders of people such as Jorge Lopez-Ramirez, a teenager gunned down in late July, and Dwayne Banks, killed this week on Grape Street, received only modest press attention, stories involving bears have prompted blanket coverage, ...