• Issue of
  • Sep 21-27, 2000
  • Vol. 8, No. 38
  • When Cartoonists Attack!


  • When Cartoonists Attack!
  • When Cartoonists Attack!

    This Modern World's Tom Tomorrow (a.k.a. Dan Perkins) on cartooning, the need for humorous political commentary and the upcoming (gulp!) presidential elections
  • Little garage kicks up big storm on Westside

    A proposal by the vice chairman of the Colorado Springs Planning Commission to subdivide a small, Westside lot has kicked up a big controversy among neighbors who complain the plan if upheld on appeal could lead to further division of single-family lots into plats for two or more families.
  • Buchanan, Nader take on big ag at FarmAid

    Hours before musicians took the stage at Farm Aid 2000, farm activists, congressmen and presidential candidates Pat Buchanan and Ralph Nader called for a repeal of the farm policies they say have caused commodity prices to plummet to a 30-year low and bankrupted thousands of family farms.


  • Back Tracks

    Environmental and business controversies smolder around a proposed cement plant in Pueblo.
  • Letters

    Readers of the Independent talk back to the editor.
  • Outsider

    Lets take a little walk down memory lane, back to those misty, half-forgotten times in the late 80s and early 90s, when the Colorado economy was in tatters, developers were broke and powerless, and a lot of folks were mad as hell about taxes.
  • Public Eye

    Conspiracy theories from El Paso Countys once favorite political son, Charlie Duke; the powerful protest of five Roman Catholic nuns against Americas space program; controversy over the one-stop homeless center in the Mill Street neighborhood; a few of the 200 most influential people in the city; and lest we not forget, George W.

Food & Drink


  • Playing Around: Peter Mayer
  • Playing Around: Peter Mayer

    This week we highlight Peter Mayer, Jimmy Buffets lead Parrothead guitarist, who will be performing an acoustic rock show at Tres Hombres, 116 1/2 Midland Ave. in Woodland Park on Thursday, September 21.


  • Almost Perfect
  • Almost Perfect

    In Almost Famous, director Cameron Crowe gives beautiful life to his experiences as a teenage wunderkind journalist in the age of sex, drugs and rock n roll.
  • Gambling Man

    Is it possible to make a cool, stylish, intriguing thriller with no guns and little violence? Croupier did it the British way, with style and class, feeding upon the intrigue of the gambling underworld. Its a quiet winner.
  • Movie Picks
  • Movie Picks

    Our reviewers' recommendations for films showing on Colorado Springs area screens
  • Birth of a Festival
  • Birth of a Festival

    Out of the closet and onto the screen, Colorado Springs comes out with its first gay and lesbian film festival


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