Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news blog.
19 hours ago | News
The Libertarian Party was founded in Colorado in 1971 — and 45 years later, party leaders here believe their cause is poised to make its largest impact to date. Why? Libertarian Party of Colorado chair Jay North and LPOC communications direct...
20 hours ago | News
Tomorrow, August 26, marks the 95th anniversary of what most historians see as the signature victory of the women's suffrage movement: the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. What's that got to do with Denver Go...
2 days ago | Marijuana
For years, we've written about reports of marijuana profiling. The claims consistently maintain that law enforcers in jurisdictions beyond this state are more apt to stop vehicles for marijuana-related searches if they're outfitted with Color...
2 days ago | Crime
As seen by the reaction of our readers to the story of artist wannabe Casey Nocket, who admitted to vandalizing Rocky Mountain National Park and other federal lands with dubious painted illustrations and then Instagramming the results, most Colora...
2 days ago | Denver Development
This week, the City of Denver is converting Blake Street from a one-way route to a two-way traffic between 35th Street and Broadway, in the heart of RiNo. And as part of the process, crew members will be putting down new bicycle-lane markings: a s...
2 days ago | News
At about 3 p.m. on January 17, then-twenty-year-old Ryder Johnson left Eldora Ski Resort, where he was working — and he hasn't been seen since. Extensive searches in the area surrounding the Gross Dam Overlook parking area in Boulder County, where...