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.
40 minutes ago | News
Pit bulls are banned in eight Colorado cities, with the policy having resulted in thousands of dogs from the breed getting euthanized in Denver alone over the years. But far from being outlawed, a dog named Kara is actually enforcing the law as th...
2 hours ago | Crime
Convicted meth dealer Raymond Cordova has pleaded guilty to desecrating a human body in the tragic case of Kelly Mae Myers, an eighteen-year-old Grand Junction resident. Authorities now believe Myers, who went missing in late 2014, died of an over...
23 hours ago | News
Rocker and gun lover Ted Nugent has waded into the 2018 race for Colorado governor, Facebook-posting an endorsement of 18th Judicial District DA George Brauchler, who's best known nationally for having prosecuted the Aurora theater shooting case. ...
1 day ago | News
It's just over a month before the 2017 edition of Denver Go Topless Day, which is scheduled for August 26. But in the run-up to that event, Fort Collins continues to fight a temporary restraining order issued earlier this year against the enforcem...
1 day ago | Crime
Thirteen people associated with Hoppz' Cropz stores in Colorado Springs, including co-owners Joseph Hooper, also known as "Joey Hops," and Dara Wheatley, nicknamed "Boss Lady," have been indicted on charges that they illegally distributed nearly 2...
2 days ago | Film and TV
Kent Thiry, the CEO of Denver-based kidney dialysis giant DaVita, who was recently satirized in brutal fashion on an episode of HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, has opted out of running for Colorado governor in 2018. But while this develo...