• Issue of
  • Nov 11-17, 1999
  • Vol. 7, No. 45


  • Residents fight north-end development

    Opponents of a 347-home subdivision on the far north end of the city vow to take their fight to higher authorities after the Colorado Springs City Council voted unanimously to approve the project earlier this week.
  • City tries to bar the press

    In an effort to control news flow from City Hall, administrators have enacted a policy requiring news reporters to submit all requests for public information in writing. City administrators say the policy is designed to ensure that accurate and thorough information is disseminated and distributed to the community. However, the policy, adopted without City Council approval on Oct. 27, has already stymied reporters' efforts to interview city employees and to gather information pertaining to timely news stories.


  • Letters

    Readers of the CS Independent talk back to the editor.
  • Domestic Bliss

    When I grew up and returned to my first back yard, in Bowling Green, Ky., I was stunned at how flat, rectangular and ordinary it was. I was thirty-something then, a mother a few times over, and I had forgotten that the quality of backyards lay in the imagination of the people who played there.
  • IQ: Are you ready for Y2K?
  • IQ: Are you ready for Y2K?

    Every week, the 'Independent' takes to the streets, in search of your opinion on the latest, breaking news.
  • Veterans' Gifts
  • Veterans' Gifts

    It was prophetic given Colorado Springs' strong military flavor since the mid-twentieth century that the first celebration honoring veterans took place here eleven years before the end of World War I, on Armistice Day which evolved into Veterans' Day. Forbidden by his doctor to attend his Civil War regiment's 35th reunion in Pennsylvania, General Palmer brought all 280 veterans to Colorado Springs.

Food & Drink



  • Head Games
  • Head Games

    The Independent reviews two of the latest comedies to hit Colorado Springs' screens, "Dogma" and "Being John Malkovich"
  • Movie Picks
  • Movie Picks

    Our reviewers' recommendations for films showing on Colorado Springs area screens.


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