• Issue of
  • Sep 30 - Oct 6, 1999
  • Vol. 7, No. 39
  • In a TRANS


  • Cover Story
  • In a TRANS

    The governor's road to re-election is about more than just fixing highways
  • Cover Story
  • Bused Flat

    Ballot measure would boost transit for first time in two decades
  • Local News
  • Youth center hosts gun shows

    For the past year, the Rampart Range Sertoma Club has been holding its money-raising gun shows in the Youth Outreach Center on Airport Road. And last weekend's rally went off without a hitch.
  • Reports: Housing Crunch has a high price tag
  • Local News
  • Reports: Housing Crunch has a high price tag

    The housing picture for people of limited income has gotten dramatically worse in the last nine years and it will cost roughly $6 billion to fix the problem, according to a study of housing needs to be presented to City Council in October. But if the city commits more money each year, it could begin slowly chipping away at the whooping cost of low-income housing.


  • Your Turn
  • Politics and family planning

    When the 6 billionth child is born, she or he will not be greeted with a photo spread in People and a year's supply of diapers. She should receive an even better gift -- the promise of sound international support and policies that could offer a life filled with possibility, not poverty.
  • Letters

    Readers of the CS Independent talk back to the editor.
  • IQ
  • IQ: Transportation Solutions

    The entire idea of modern transportation is to go places quickly and with at least some comfort. But, lately, it seems to be getting harder and harder to go places without some sort of inconvenience - the guy in front of you in the "ultra-fast lane" who goes a million miles an hour below the speed limit, or one of the other myriad annoyances on the road.
  • Outsider
  • Dustbin of history

    Politicians are fond of prattling about history. Of course, history will pay absolutely no attention to most of them.
  • Public Eye
  • Brain surgery

    News that the Village Voice and six other highly successful and profitable alternative newsweeklies are up for sale sent a jolt through our industry. Are we, the irreverent gang of alternative press, destined to wear Dilbert suits and spoon up the status quo after all?

Food & Drink

  • Frankly speaking
  • Food News
  • Frankly speaking

    The phenomenon of watching a football game with others -- a.k.a. the football party -- is one of the most dependable things in life. So is the food at these functions.
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  • Playing Around: L7
  • Concerts
  • Playing Around: L7

    This week we highlight L7, everybody's favorite Riot Grrls, who will be performing at the Colorado Music Hall on Fri., Oct. 1, 9 p.m.


  • Film
  • Movie Picks

    Our reviewers' recommendations for films showing on Colorado Springs area screens.
  • When This You See, 'Remember Me'
  • Literature
  • When This You See, 'Remember Me'

    Laura Hendrie's first book, a collection of inter-related short stories titled "Stygo," brought the Colorado Springs born-and-raised author critical acclaim and significant literary awards. Hendrie's recently released first novel, "Remember Me," is likely to bring the author more of the same, along with widespread name recognition and national readership.
  • An interview with Laura Hendrie
  • Literature
  • An interview with Laura Hendrie

    On a recent trip to Denver to promote "Remember Me" at the Mountains and Plains Booksellers annual meeting, Hendrie detoured to the Springs for an interview with the Independent.


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