• Issue Archive for
  • Jun 21-27, 2001
  • Vol. 9, No. 25
  • Red Rock Canyon


  • Academy Project Killing Business

    An increasing number of business owners inhabiting the mile-long stretch of Academy Boulevard between Union and Montebello are complaining that "improvements" along the heavily-used thoroughfare are doing them in.


  • Letters

    Readers of the Independent talk back to the editor
  • IQ: Call of the wild
  • IQ: Call of the wild

    Since its founding as a would-be resort in the 1870s, Colorado Springs has tended to provoke two vastly different viewpoints.
  • Outsider

    I can only imagine how delighted Council members Charles Wingate, Margaret Radford and Sallie Clark were when Mayor Mary Lou Makepeace, in her recent "State of the City" speech, characterized them as ambitious and self-serving.
  • Public Eye

    Remember the stink over the Columbine license plates with their message to Respect Life? Well, thanks to Gov. Bill Owens Republican administration, the plates are back, to stay.
  • Surprise: Westerners Can Eat the Scenery

    The folks who run more and more of the Wests growing towns are finally realizing that conservation sells not just to local voters but to the cool companies and footloose and canny professionals whose location-decisions more and more determine who wins in the New Economy.

Food & Drink

  • One Thing Leads to Another
  • One Thing Leads to Another

    It's funny how things happen...like if my roommate had never moved out and taken with her the best and hottest habanero sauce in the world, I never would have found We Like It Hot!, an awesome little Caribbean place which serves great food and, above all, the yummiest sweet plantains.



  • 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.
  • Love Hurts
  • Love Hurts

    Roughly translated "Love's a Bitch," this debut film by 37-year-old Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is a startling, gritty exploration of love, loyalty and betrayal.
  • Girls Kick Ass

    Were supposed to hate this movie. By nearly all critical accounts, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider is dull and cliché-ridden. But I had loads of fun watching this picture. Shouldn't I feel guilty?

Visual Arts

  • Masterpiece!
  • Masterpiece!

    An unprecedented tour of Picasso, Rembrandt and the European Masters arrives in Colorado


  • Mind Games
  • Mind Games

    CC Alumni tackle the "Who's on First?" of the nuclear physicist family


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