• Issue of
  • Dec 16-22, 1999
  • Vol. 7, No. 50


  • Cop shoots dog and residents worry

    The shooting of a dog in the back yard of a near-Westside home by a Colorado Springs officer is raising questions among residents about how police fight crime in their neighborhood.
  • Abuse allegations continue at youth facility

    The Cleo Wallace Center escaped criminal charges stemming from an August incident that broke a 14-year-old patients back. But the center is still the target of a state investigation to determine whether it will retain its license to operate.


  • Letters

    Readers of the Independent talk back to the editor.
  • Roadless debate is opportunity, not threat

    Bill Clinton as kicked over another Western beehive by ordering the U.S. Forest Service to examine the 40 million to 60 million acres of national forest land that remain unroaded. But the ensuing debate is an opportunity, not a threat.
  • Duck Soup

    It seems like most of our holiays have been converted into consumer events, and in that department, no holiday holds a candle to Christmas.
  • IQ: Architecture Talk
  • IQ: Architecture Talk

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

Food & Drink

  • Benedictine Baking 101
  • Benedictine Baking 101

    "Baking Bread With Father Dominic" is your basic uppity gourmet half-hour cooking show. Its a highly entertaining expedition into the world of bread, rolls and other flour-based munchies.



  • Too Long By a Mile
  • Too Long By a Mile

    At three hours and ten minutes long, "The Green Mile" is one marathon of a movie, and unnecessarily so.
  • Movie Picks
  • Movie Picks

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


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