| Media |

Rocky Mountain News substitutes one tragic headline for another

An unfortunate "oops."
Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

A lot of newspaper errors are kinda funny -- as long as we're not the ones making them, that is. But one on the Rocky Mountain News website at this writing is more sad than amusing: A piece headlined "Boyfriend Suspected in Slaying of Girl, 4" is affixed to a completely different Associated Press report -- one that details a double-fatal car accident in Weld County. By the way, the crash story is properly labeled in the Rocky's September 29 print edition.

Since, presumably, Rocky technicians will fix this mistake shortly, click "More" to see a screen capture of the aforementioned piece. -- 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.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.