• Issue of
  • Aug 16-22, 2001
  • Vol. 9, No. 33
  • Abstinence Only


  • Delays Kill Rockrimmon Housing Project

    Delays caused by extensive neighborhood opposition have resulted in the demise of a development project that would have created 72 family housing units in the Rockrimmon area northwest of downtown 43 of them desperately needed housing units for low- to middle-income families.


  • Letters

    Readers of the Independent talk back to the editor.
  • Introducing the Independence Community Fund

    iven its current infrastructure and resources, Colorado Springs is poised to make the transition to a more sustainable, empowered community. To help catalyze this transformation, we are launching the Independence Community Fund to provide additional financial backing to worthwhile projects as well as to showcase their good works to the greater Colorado Springs community.
  • IQ: Dick and Jane and Ward and June
  • IQ: Dick and Jane and Ward and June

    Grown-ups can preach and promote the importance of sexual abstinence for our kids until we're blue in the face, but pause to consult the hormonal hurricane of your own youth.
  • Outsider

    Were living with a monster rivers of information which imprison us in our electronic personae. If your file records any deviation from societal norms, youre in trouble.
  • Public Eye
  • Public Eye

    Bill Owens says hes tough on crime. He's an ardent advocate of the war against drugs. Why, then, is it OK for the Governor of Colorado to have what appears to be a perfectly healthy, knee-high pot plant growing amid blue bell flowers and other foliage on the gated grounds of his official residence in Denvers Capitol Hill neighborho

Food & Drink

  • The Jerk
  • The Jerk

    I recently stopped at the Snowy River Jerky Company just outside of Divide to see what they had to offer.



  • Summer Rain
  • Summer Rain

    Reviews of Songcatcher, opening at Silver Cinemas this weekend, as well as The Others and American Pie 2.
  • Movie Picks

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


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