• Issue of
  • Sep 23-29, 1999
  • Vol. 7, No. 38
  • How many is too many?


  • Local News
  • School is no Bible-free zone

    The Gideons have long been known for giving out Bibles -- in everything from motel nightstands to hospital, beds, military bases and jails. But a yearly crusade by local Gideons to hand out Bibles to kids -- from sixth graders to high schoolers -- outside area public schools has some local parents up in arms.
  • Local News
  • Voters face 32 tax questions

    Voters in Colorado Springs and El Paso County will face a myriad of ballot questions this November. The question is, Will anyone show up at the polls?


  • Your Turn
  • Time for a New West celebration

    Why watch some ranch hand on a bronco when you could watch SUV drivers maneuver through an obstacle course while maintaining constant cell-phone conversation and consulting their GPS navigation aids?
  • Letters

    Readers of the CS Independent talk back to the editor.
  • Domestic Bliss

    Some roots just can't be pulled up.
  • In a Word
  • I Spy
  • In a Word

    Colorado College's Visiting Writers Series presents 'A Celebration of Words'
  • Outsider
  • Better, not Bigger

    If local government embraces historic preservation and the creation of a livable city, maybe we will see a new breed of movers and shakers in the new century, movers and shakers who will want to stay in one place and preserve it.
  • Small Talk
  • David Salman, Founder and president, High Country Gardens

    If you've been searching for tips on gardening on the Front Range, look no further. David Salman is an expert in Western and water-wise planting. You can also catch Salman speaking in the Horticultural Arts Society's lecture series this Saturday at Centennial Hall.

Food & Drink


  • Album Reviews
  • New Tunes

    A preview of music that will soon appear in your neighborhood record stores.
  • Playing Around: Willy Porter
  • Concerts
  • Playing Around: Willy Porter

    This week we highlight Willy Porter, the husky baritone who will be performing songs of love, lost love and "the dislocation of modern life" at the Colorado Music Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 8 p.m.


  • Film
  • Movie Picks

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


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