A detective brandished a gun at lawmen and landed in jail but is still working for the sheriff. A budget analyst received a 49 percent pay raise within five months of being hired. One dispatcher posed nude multiple times, played a prank that resulted in an Internal Affairs reprimand — then got promoted, herself. All those things have happened on Maketa's watch.
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With Democrats and Republicans both claiming to speak for "the American people," Congress is mired in stalemate. The single issue uniting most Americans, meanwhile, is thorough dissatisfaction with their representatives in toto.
Clyro's 2007 album, Puzzle, reveled in dark lyrics and flowery filigrees, performed with Helmet-sharp stop-on-a-dime precision; it quickly went gold overseas and rocketed the band to stadium-sized superstardom.
Kids have a tendency to pick on those with obvious differences, as most of us had the displeasure of finding out some time during grade school. So, it's easy to see what a social struggle it would be to be a child with special needs — especially if your differences prevented you from doing the stuff other kids do, like playing on the jungle gym.
That's what makes the new playground being built at Memorial Park so cool.
From the Listings desk: Starting Saturday, the Manitou Springs Public Library (701 Manitou Ave.) will begin its big restoration project that includes repairing the roof, gutters and brick walls. During the four-month work block the library will remain open.
Austin’s South By Southwest music festival began today, and while we don’t know of any local bands playing there this year (do you?), we did get word from former Indy scribe Josh Johnson that a squadron of Fort Collins acts are performing there this Friday.
Candy Claws, Fierce Bad Rabbit, Motorhome, the Northern Way, and Pep*Squad are among the bands
With the demise of winter comes the arrival of big concert announcements. First up is Lady Gaga, whose July 28 date at the Pepsi Center goes on sale this Friday. We happened to interview the now ridiculously successful dance-pop diva ...
El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa has issued a press release offering all media an opportunity to review the documents — $340 worth — that the Independent sought and went through to document its story in this week's paper.
A recent newsletter from ex-Springs artist Rodney Wood commented on his recent show Symbiosis: "The show at The Modbo and Rubbish Gallery was a grand and rare success beyond all hopes and expectations. Thanks to all of you that helped make it possible and to the hordes of you that attended."