Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news blog.
26 minutes ago | Crime
The National Insurance Crime Bureau has just released its annual "Hot Wheels" list, which reveals the makes and models of the most stolen vehicles in all fifty states, including Colorado. In addition, the NICB includes the most commonly swiped yea...
1 hour ago | Crime
A chain restaurant in a bedroom community is among the unlikelier locations for a fatal shooting. But that's what happened at the Pizza Ranch outlet in Loveland last night. A man who allegedly grabbed a patron at the restaurant was shot dead by a ...
15 hours ago | Marijuana
While medical marijuana patients talk up the health benefits of MMJ, anti-pot activists insist that cannabis actually impairs brain function, among other things. For a laundry list of why marijuana is bad for you, see this Colorado Department of P...
16 hours ago | Comment of the Day
A recent Comment of the Day post in which a reader argued that too many Coloradans display out-of-state hate revved up even more conversation. Many of the remarks came from people born elsewhere. According to them, an antipathy for folks who ...
17 hours ago | Denver Blogs
Denver blog posts investigate the sour as well as the sweet. At our Food & Drink blog, Gretchen Kurtz explores Denver's love of sour beer with Avery Brewing Company reps. Denver Stiffs' Jeffrey Morton shares his picks for the best dunkers in D...
22 hours ago | Marijuana
A few months back, we posted about the setting of the September 16 marijuana tax holiday, which some ganjapreneurs see as potentially becoming the second 4/20 of 2015. In the context of that piece, we also provided info about House Bill ...