• Issue of
  • Jul 26 - Aug 1, 2001
  • Vol. 9, No. 30
  • An Urban Life

News

  • City, Zydeco in Poker Game over Red Rock Canyon
  • Local News
  • City, Zydeco in Poker Game over Red Rock Canyon

    The Sante Febased developer that wants to build a golf course and sell multimillion dollar luxury estate sites in the highly visible Red Rock Canyon, has thrown the latest chip in what is turning into a high stakes poker game with the City over the canyons fate.

Columns

  • Letters

    Readers of the Independent talk back to the editor.
  • Public Eye

    It took daily newspaper publisher Thomas Mullen just a little over a year to dump editor Terri Flemingwhich was a lot longer than some critics (read: former Gazette employees) predicted.
  • Outsider

    Its almost August. Its hot, its high summer, and the one burning question about local politics is a simple one: Who cares?

Food & Drink

Music

  • Playing Around: Rubber Planet & Wendy Woo
  • Concerts
  • Playing Around: Rubber Planet & Wendy Woo

    I am sitting here with two musical entities on my desk one is a critically acclaimed singer-songstress, and the other a rock band with a decidedly 80s pop-rock (heavy on the rock) sound. And they're both playing at Acoustic Coffee Lounge this weekend.

Culture

  • Brute Force
  • Film
  • Brute Force

    With Sexy Beast director Jonathan Glazer has delivered a stunning debut film, at turns funny, vicious, shocking and unassumingly philosophical.
  • Tinseltown Trivia
  • Film
  • Tinseltown Trivia

    In spite of some good, giggly moments and a virtual cinematic orgy of pretty faces, Americas Sweethearts disappoints both as a screwball romantic comedy and as a satire on the obscene marketing practices of Hollywood.
  • Movie Picks
  • Film
  • Movie Picks

    Our reviewers' recommendations for films showing on Colorado Springs area screens.
  • The Ballad of Glen and Bessie Hyde
  • Literature
  • The Ballad of Glen and Bessie Hyde

    Some stories just get bigger and bigger in the telling, such as the story of Glen and Bessie Hyde, honeymooners who took off in 1928 in a handmade boat to run the rapids of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. But just a month after the Hydes set off, they vanished, never to be found. This summer, two new books have been released depicting the Hydes voyage and speculating what happened.

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