• Issue of
  • Aug 10-16, 2000
  • Vol. 8, No. 32
  • The Tesla Files

News

  • The Tesla Files
  • The Tesla Files

    Metaphysical leanings, scientific breakthroughs and conspiracy theories surround the life of Nikola Tesla, who did some of his most important and astonishing work in Colorado Springs.
  • Proposed Pueblo cement plant kicks up dust

    A plan to build a $150 million, coal-fired cement plant just south of Pueblo has stirred up a groundswell of opposition from residents who say the plant will send huge amounts of dust skyward, spew a variety of toxic pollutants into the air, and put Pueblo in danger of once again running afoul of federal clean-air laws.

Columns

  • Letters

    Readers of the Independent talk back to the editor.
  • Working their way out of a job

    With respect to El Pomar and Red Cross for their concern for the needy, we believe Colorado Springs doesn't need to be a national model for homeless services.
  • Garden Daze

    Recharged by a short nap among blue fescue and feather reed grass, I remember one item on my diminishing "to do" list which cannot wait another day.
  • IQ: AC/DC
  • IQ: AC/DC

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

    Let me share a little midsummer resolution for moral improvement with you: I have resolved not to watch one second of TV coverage of either convention.
  • Public Eye

    Longtime local peace activist Bill Sulzman and nuclear resister Carl Kabat are arrested at the Minuteman Missile Silo in Weld County; Doug Dean, the lawmaker who is supposed to represent District 18 in northern Colorado Springs, lives in Denver year-round courtesy of Colorado taxpayers; and our first installment from gaffe-master George W. Bush.

Food & Drink

  • Soy or Ploy?
  • Soy or Ploy?

    Soy has been heralded as a sort of miracle legume for women's health but the jury's still out on if soy's all it's cracked up to be.

Music

  • Playing Around: Kansas
  • Playing Around: Kansas

    This week we highlight Kansas, who will be performing with Foreigner and Badfinger at the Summer Jam 2000 at the Air Force Academy this Sunday.

Culture

  • Movie Picks

    Our reviewers' recommendations for films showing on Colorado Springs area screens.
  • Toughest prose in town, enit?
  • Toughest prose in town, enit?

    Sherman Alexie, a Spokane Coeur d'Alene Indian, was selected by The New Yorker as one of the best American fiction writers under 40. In The Toughest Indian in the World, you'll find nine durable stories that confront the tough realities of living on and off "the rez."

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