Alan Prendergast has been writing for Westword for over thirty years. He teaches journalism at Colorado College; his stories about the justice system, historic crimes, high-security prisons and death by misadventure have won numerous awards and appeared in a wide range of magazines and anthologies.
2 months ago | Colorado History
At the outbreak of World War II, America had no idea how to run a camp for prisoners of war. The troops in Trinidad, guarding thousands of elite Nazi officers, figured it out as they went along.
2 months ago | Crime
Family members of Alfredo Chavez, 17, fatally shot outside an Adams County grow house last year, are far from satisfied with the official investigation into this death.
3 months ago | Lists
Our guide to the ballot measures Denver voters will see in November 2017, including I-300 and 2A through 2G.
3 months ago | Commentary
Detective Daril Cinquanta's memoir offers a glimpse of how dramatically the nature of police work, the internal culture of the DPD, and Denver itself have changed in just a single generation.
3 months ago | News
Now in new digs, Alan Fantin is confident that he can move out of the shadow of probate court at last.