• Issue of
  • Nov 18-24, 1999
  • Vol. 7, No. 46


  • Local News
  • Conservatives court minorities for vouchers

    After being beaten back twice in recent years, wealthy white conservatives have adopted a new tack in their passionate quest to replace traditional public education with a school-voucher system in Colorado.
  • Merchants get the sign
  • Local News
  • Merchants get the sign

    A group of Austin Bluffs retailers are locked in a bitter spat with the owner of their shopping center, because they say, the landlord is forcing them to buy new, expensive signs as a part of a shopping center facelift.


  • Letters

    Readers of the CS Independent talk back to the editor.
  • Editorial
  • Misdirected policy must go

    Last week, the Colorado Springs Independent reported on the establishment of a disturbing new policy City Hall has adopted which directly affects the media's ability to cover local government operations (see "City tries to bar the press"). The new policy, adopted with the blessing of city manager Jim Mullen but without City Council approval, has already restricted the ability of reporters to obtain timely information and draft documents of issues under discussion which impact our community and its citizens.
  • Access Denio
  • I Spy
  • Access Denio

    With her own cosmopolitan pedagogy, Amy Denio makes 'spoot' music worth hearing
  • Outsider
  • A peek into the City's crystal ball

    Here's the question: are Jim Mullen's days as city manager numbered? Despite my extensive network of moles, informers, old pals, and scheming bureaucrats who want to put the knife into their boss, I don't have any inside information to that effect. But based on observing the events of the last few weeks, I suspect that the cable on Mullen's elevator is dangerously frayed.

Food & Drink


  • Playing Around: Rick Berthod
  • Concerts
  • Playing Around: Rick Berthod

    This week we highlight Rick Berthod and the Persuader Band, who will be performing at Tres Hombres in Woodland Park on Sat., Nov. 20, 9 p.m.


  • Decapitated Epic
  • Film
  • Decapitated Epic

    "The Messenger" is a badly paced, gratuitously violent film that manages to turn one of the most exciting tales of Western civilization into a study of bad special effects and worse psychobabble.
  • Film
  • Movie Picks

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


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