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Hey you! You are so Colorado Springs. That's right, you. In an effort to help define our town, and in keeping with the theme of this week's cover topic (see story, page 14), the Indy queried a few Springsters at the downtown library and post office to get the 411 on the 719.

click to enlarge JoAnne Bader  -  - Eastborough  -  - Shelver, PPLD  -  - Where are you from originally? Colorado Springs. -  - Why do you live here? I suppose force of habit. -  - What's the weirdest thing about Colorado Springs? We probably seem to be cursed by ourselves. -  - What's the coolest thing about Colorado Springs? It is made up of so many different kinds of neighborhoods. It's like entering a lot of little villages. -  - Complete the following sentence: You're so Colorado Springs if ... we're just in kind of a matrix, I'm sorry. We're our own kind of a matrix I guess.
  • JoAnne Bader

    Eastborough

    Shelver, PPLD

    Where are you from originally? Colorado Springs.

    Why do you live here? I suppose force of habit.

    What's the weirdest thing about Colorado Springs? We probably seem to be cursed by ourselves.

    What's the coolest thing about Colorado Springs? It is made up of so many different kinds of neighborhoods. It's like entering a lot of little villages.

    Complete the following sentence: You're so Colorado Springs if ... we're just in kind of a matrix, I'm sorry. We're our own kind of a matrix I guess.

click to enlarge Grace Person  -  - Old North End  -  - Student  -  - Where are you from originally? Sacramento, Calif. -  - Why do you live here? I go to school and I like it here. -  - What's the weirdest thing about Colorado Springs?  You have the mountain communities butting up with the plains communities and it's where these two worlds literally collide. And it's really interesting that we have this really diverse yet very conservative big town, little town; it's weird. -  - What's the coolest thing about Colorado Springs? It's the fact that you can get anywhere in seven minutes or less. That you have this convergence of different areas, different people, and that's something that I really appreciate. -  - Complete the following sentence: You're so Colorado Springs if ... you hate the snow, yet you refuse to move.
  • Grace Person

    Old North End

    Student

    Where are you from originally? Sacramento, Calif.

    Why do you live here? I go to school and I like it here.

    What's the weirdest thing about Colorado Springs? You have the mountain communities butting up with the plains communities and it's where these two worlds literally collide. And it's really interesting that we have this really diverse yet very conservative big town, little town; it's weird.

    What's the coolest thing about Colorado Springs? It's the fact that you can get anywhere in seven minutes or less. That you have this convergence of different areas, different people, and that's something that I really appreciate.

    Complete the following sentence: You're so Colorado Springs if ... you hate the snow, yet you refuse to move.

click to enlarge Randall Marcus  -  - West Side  -  - Unemployed -  - Where are you from originally? Louisiana. -  - Why do you live here? I love the mountains. -  - What's the weirdest thing about Colorado Springs? There's a lot of freaks here. -  - What's the coolest thing about Colorado Springs? There's a lot of freaks here. -  - Complete the following sentence: You're so Colorado Springs if ... you know someone who's in jail here.
  • Randall Marcus

    West Side

    Unemployed

    Where are you from originally? Louisiana.

    Why do you live here? I love the mountains.

    What's the weirdest thing about Colorado Springs? There's a lot of freaks here.

    What's the coolest thing about Colorado Springs? There's a lot of freaks here.

    Complete the following sentence: You're so Colorado Springs if ... you know someone who's in jail here.

click to enlarge Jade Hernandez -  - West Side   Musician Where are you from originally? I was born in Texas, but I've lived here 12 years. -  - What's the weirdest thing about Colorado Springs? Right now it's how many people are in it. -  - Why do you live here? I don't know; we just moved here years ago and like it here I guess. -  - What's the coolest thing about Colorado Springs? That it's growing, that there's a lot more stuff -- access to everything. -  - Complete the following sentence: You're so Colorado Springs if ... you're at the library.
  • Jade Hernandez

    West Side

    Musician Where are you from originally? I was born in Texas, but I've lived here 12 years.

    What's the weirdest thing about Colorado Springs? Right now it's how many people are in it.

    Why do you live here? I don't know; we just moved here years ago and like it here I guess.

    What's the coolest thing about Colorado Springs? That it's growing, that there's a lot more stuff -- access to everything.

    Complete the following sentence: You're so Colorado Springs if ... you're at the library.

  • Hey you! You are so Colorado Springs.

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