Late last night or early this morning, someone affixed this giant sticker (it's a couple of feet in diameter) to the north side of Westword's Broadway office building. Presumably, it's meant to suggest that we haven't written enough about "Malnourishment," "Corruption," "Scarcity of Resources," "Poverty," "Economy" or "Deforesting." With luck, this graphic protester will regard our decision to post his or her statement online to be a step in the right direction -- although I doubt it. Hopefully, then, our feature and sidebars about the sad state of the Rocky Mountain News, slated to appear online and in print later today, will cover the "Economy" part of the equation. And if the paper stops publishing, the "Deforesting" situation may improve a little, too. -- Michael Roberts
Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.