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Two Day Star-Studded Music Festival

Tickets for the Gentlemen of the Road Stopover in Salida, Colorado go on sale Friday, March 6th at 10AM MST but, you can win a pair right here! This year's line up includes; The Flaming Lips, Mumford & Sons, Jenny Lewis, Dawes, The Vaccines, Tune-Yards, James Vincent McMorrow, Blake Mills, and Jeff The Brotherhood.

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Featured Letter

Protect the pedalers

I am a partially paralyzed rider who has benefited from the Colorado Springs trails, big-time. I ride a reverse recumbent bike, and sometimes visibility is a little more limited. (There will be more of us!) In the Feb. 18 issue of the Independent, about biking, the cover story ("Back in the saddle") referred to an existing budget.

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14th Annual Colorado Springs Community St. Baldrick’s Event

A celebrated event to raise money for childhood cancer research with professional barbers shaving volunteers' heads, but "baldness is not required to get involved." There will also be professional face painters, stilt walkers, kids games, and live music from Steve Weeks and Denver's Witherward.
Sat., March 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Ivywild School, 1604 S. Cascade Ave.

Rare birds

At the FAC, what started with John James Audubon comes full circle via Kevin Sloan

The golden eggs

Suthers leads in two crucial categories in the Springs mayoral race

Springs mayoral candidates on exploiting Pikes Peak

We asked one question that arose out of our perception that visitors to the Springs have heard of Pikes Peak but sometimes are unaware that it's here.

Not everyone loves a parade

Festivals bring in crowds, but get a mixed reception from business owners

Meadowgrass and Mumfords

Two outdoor music festival lineups announced

Fun. in the sun

Jack Antonoff builds new Bleachers

The Harmaleighs look behind the mask


Radio active

NPR's Peter Breslow blissfully feeds the beast

Childhood lost

Trade of Innocents producer Laurie Bolthouse on sex trafficking and the 'weight of silence'
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Reader Reviews

  • Re: Pho 65 Vietnamese Restaurant

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    • This is one of my favorite places to eat in the Springs and we try…

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  • Re: The Cheese Grill

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    • Food is super good, I had the carnitas and hatch green chili grilled cheese, and…

    • on February 26, 2015
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    • Broaden your horizons! If you're looking to try some food that you've never tasted before,…

    • on February 25, 2015
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    • Probably my favorite Mexican place I know of in the Springs. Their hours are a…

    • on February 19, 2015
  • Re: Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

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    • Great shows and exhibits.

    • on February 19, 2015
  • Re: Dat's Italian!

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    • The food is excellent, but for the smaller portions you get, perhaps a bit overpriced…

    • on February 19, 2015
  • Re: Shuga's

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    • Their spicy coconut shrimp soup is a must every time.

    • on February 19, 2015
  • Re: CC's Packard Hall

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    • Most concerts are free and very high quality. Lots of visiting composers/performers.

    • on February 19, 2015

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