• Issue Archive for
  • Feb 24 - Mar 1, 2000
  • Vol. 8, No. 8
  • South of the border

News

  • South of the Border
  • South of the Border

    Fremont County's quarry free-for-all erupts in bitter lawsuits, sweet government contracts and a threat to the Mexican Spotted Owl
  • Rail plan leaves neighbors divided

    City utility officials say their plan to buy out only 15 properties for a newly redesigned rail spur will allow the working class community around downtowns Martin Drake power plant to survive. But residents affected by the latest rail spur proposal tell a more ambiguous and far less optimistic story about the neighborhoods future than power company spokesmen.

Columns

  • Letters

    Readers of the Independent talk back to the editor.
  • IQ: D-11 shortfall
  • IQ: D-11 shortfall

    District 11's budget shortfall and the school board's attempt to find $5 million worth of budget cuts have dominated local news in recent weeks.
  • The Outsider

    As an embittered former politician, I should take some sour satisfaction in the extraordinary political ineptitude of School District 11. I don't; I'm distressed, saddened, upset, and, most of all, mad as hell.
  • Public Eye

    Gary Bauer disobeys Daddy, David Schultheis is a victim to decapitated rabbit attacks, and an astute Indy reader confirms a troubling conflict of interest.
  • On Patriotism

    We must never relinquish our sense of justice for a false sense of national pride. "My country right or wrong" is neither moral nor intelligent. Patriotism is support for the highest ideals of the nation, not for whoever happens to be in the White House.

Food & Drink

Music

  • June of 44
  • June of 44

    The band June of 44 calls Chicago their home and have a smugness about them that comes from living in a city that has had a "cool scene" for a hundred years.
  • Vince Converse
  • Vince Converse

    The Springs has been a haven for the blues, and this week weve got Vince Converse, who will be performing at Castaways on February 24, to prove it.

Film

  • Movie Picks
  • Movie Picks

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

    What's playing, where, and when, on the silver screen in Colorado Springs.
  • American Gothic
  • American Gothic

    Blessed with remarkable characters and an extraordinary cast, Boys Dont Cry is a must-see.
  • Bad Hair Day
  • Bad Hair Day

    Real characterization is replaced by a series of superficial traits, and real issues are swapped for a fluffy, feel-good gloss in Hanging Up.

Visual Arts

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