• Issue of
  • Nov 4-10, 1999
  • Vol. 7, No. 44


  • Taking Back America
  • Taking Back America

    Jim Hightower waxes on Campaign 2000, the corporate takeover of politics, and the populist explosion that could save us from ourselves


  • Letters

    Readers of the CS Independent talk back to the editor.
  • Your Turn

    A recent transplant from San Diego gives us seven reasons why Colorado will never be California.
  • Domestic Bliss

    In the modern world, it is understood that we will all die knowing something about science
  • IQ: Panhandlers
  • IQ: Panhandlers

    Every week, the "Independent" takes to the streets, in search of your opinion on the latest, breaking news.
  • The Big Thumbs Down

    "Down, down, down, down, down de-doobie doobie down ... wah wah wah." The voters must have been listening to Oldies radio. Down went D-11, down went the cable franchise agreement, down went MERTAA, down went collective bargaining, and down went the zoo.
  • Shake-up at the USOC

    The USOC looks for new leadership, County Clerk and Recorder Pat Kelly gets local campaign-finance contributions and expenditures on the Internet, the "G" offers an interesting "history" of the Independent, and a Denver Post lead catches our eye.
  • George Migash, Product Designer
  • George Migash, Product Designer

    The age-old dilemma of what to do with the cat pooper scooper when you're done cleaning the box has finally been answered by local resident (and former Independent art director) George Migash.
  • Pete Rose
  • Pete Rose

    Excerpts from his interview session before the All-Century Team celebration in Atlanta

Food & Drink

  • Happy in Hartsel
  • Happy in Hartsel

    With ski season about to drop in on us, it's once again time to discuss the most overlooked, yet most basic element necessary to a productive day on the slopes: breakfast.



  • Movie Picks

    Our reviewers' recommendations for films showing on Colorado Springs area screens.
  • Art alert: Look up before you fly

    If you find yourself walking down the main (and only) concourse of our perky little airport, look up! Some of the wonderful paintings that Mary Chenoweth did in the last years of her life are displayed from above.


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