• Issue of
  • Jun 7-13, 2001
  • Vol. 9, No. 23
  • Summer Times

News

  • Wal-Mart Battle Looms

    At least 250 people are gearing up to battle a Wal-Mart Superstore that would instantly double the amount of commercial retail space in the Town of Monument.

Columns

  • Letters

    Readers of the Independent talk back to the editor
  • IQ: The sun finally means business, the nights
  • IQ: The sun finally means business, the nights

    The sun finally means business, the nights are mild, the crickets are in chorus and the kids are out of school. June is the time of year for backyard burgers, T-shirts and shorts, two-bucks-a-gallon gas and stewing about whether a vacation is in the cards this year -- and if so, what?
  • Outsider

    Did the City screw up the Big Johnson open space acquisition? No way, according to the power people.
  • Public Eye

    Writers, beware! If you craft a letter to the citys daily newspaper, and dare to disagree with them, you may be asking for a heaping serving of abuse and personal attack.

Food & Drink

  • Beyond 31 Flavors
  • Beyond 31 Flavors

    Got a hankerin for the perfect creamy concoction? We highlight the specialties of eight local ice cream purveyors.

Music

  • Playing Around: Big Back Yard
  • Playing Around: Big Back Yard

    Big Back Yard together with another local staple, One Man Gone, will be having an anniversary celebration/concert commemorating their eight years of playing local music, this Friday downtown.

Culture

  • Exquisite Excess
  • Exquisite Excess

    To accuse Moulin Rouge of excess is a little like saying the sun is too bright, the rain too wet.
  • Bad Boys

    The Animal has all the comedic value of a monkey in a ballet dress juggling beach balls.
  • Movie Picks
  • Movie Picks

    Our reviewers' recommendations for films showing on Colorado Springs area screens.
  • I on the Arts

    In our ever lively, often contentious, intermittently interesting, and at least faintly dynamic arts scene, theres plenty to report.
  • Fine Print
  • Fine Print

    Lose yourself in new novels by Anne Tyler, Paul Theroux and Philip Roth.

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