Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news blog.
1 hour 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...
3 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...
4 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, ...
5 hours ago | News
Talk about a tragic sequence of events. Late last night, a woman struck a man who stepped in front of her truck. Then, while checking on him, she was hit by another vehicle. At this writing, the man is fighting for his life and the woman is dead. ...
20 hours ago | Comment of the Day
Our post about Durango journalist Chase Olivarius-McAllister was a big conversation starter. Olivarius-McAllister's breasts and other body parts were described during a conversation among members of the La Plata County Sheriff's Office t...