• Issue of
  • Dec 14-20, 2000
  • Vol. 8, No. 50
  • Snow Daze


  • Snow Daze
  • Snow Daze

    As a guide for the chillingly challenged, the Indy has assembled a collection of stories to address your wintry requisites, a "how-to" for doing the daze.
  • Coming up Short

    Soaring rents, plummeting vacancy rates continue to crunch Colorado Springs housing costs, availability
  • Life and Death
  • Life and Death

    The destruction of a "xeriyarden" leads to changes in how the city does business with its neighbors


  • Philip Morris Puts Up Good Citizen Smokescreen

    Tobacco is not supposed to be advertised on television, yet Philip Morris was there again last night. The ad told the poignant story of a woman who was helped by a donation that the company made to a domestic violence shelter.
  • Letters

    Readers of the Independent talk back to the editor.
  • Our Lady of the New West

    A world that began with the Mexican War is ending, and I have seen a symbol of that change, standing humbly on a supermarket's bottom shelf.
  • Garden Daze

    The garden sleeps, yet it is very much alive.
  • IQ: Let it snow
  • IQ: Let it snow

    The first time I was ever whitewashed was on a cold Halloween when I was about 12. Some big kids decided they'd rather introduce me to the experience of having snow inside your shirt than go door to door for candy.
  • Outsider

    Weve all seen the bracelets and pins engraved with the initials WWJD. The initials stand, simply enough, for What would JesusGandhi do? Not a bad guide for decision-making, most of us would agree.
  • Public Eye

    The latest amusing e-mail being circulated online is attributed to former Texas Gov. Ann Richards, who offers up 18 ways of How to be a good Republican.

Food & Drink

  • One With the Tomato
  • One With the Tomato

    If you follow the trends of new cookbooks, you may have noticed those written by monks popping up periodically, gaining popularity and sales.
  • Trailside Treats

    Winter adds a whole new dimension to trailside snacking and meal preparation.



  • The Self-Satisfied Man
  • The Self-Satisfied Man

    The Family Man is a perfectly acceptable takeoff of a great movie, and although it is missing virtually all of the original magic, it is still a decent film.
  • Movie Picks

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


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