• Issue of
  • Jan 6-12, 2000
  • Vol. 8, No. 1
  • Down on the Farm


  • Local News
  • Neighborhood mixed on shelter plan

    Many residents of a low-income neighborhood just south of downtown say theyre willing to accept a one-stop homeless mall at the western edge of their community. But they remain worried that other plans linked to the shelter proposal could ruin their quiet, working-class neighborhood.
  • Local News
  • Steel workers charge continued stonewalling

    More than two years into a bitter labor dispute over issues of pay, benefits, safety and forced overtime at Pueblos Rocky Mountain Steel Mills, union workers are claiming that management is continuing to stonewall any permanent resolution to the disputes.


  • Letters

    Readers of the Independent talk back to the editor.
  • Outsider
  • Time Tripping into the New Millennium

    One of the consequences of rapid growth is a kind of communal amnesia. The Colorado Springs of 1900 is gone, as is the Colorado Springs of 1950, and even of 1980. Twenty years hence, we'll probably look back wistfully at those halcyon days of 2000. So let the dead bury their dead; it's time to make a few contrarian predictions for the year to come.
  • Editorial
  • Steve Smith's legacy

    News of Steven Smiths immediate departure from Colorado Springs daily newspaper after four years heading up a much-touted experiment he called civic journalism was so loaded with PR spin that one has to wonder if the G has gone into the public relations business after all.
  • Public Eye
  • Public Eye

    This week, our public eye spots a Web site for those who dont trust mainstream, corporate-controlled dailies, a Web site for hip travelers who need their alternative weekly fix, the latest from the ever-vigilant People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and the latest little ditty making its way around the Internet.
  • IQ: Mmmm, mmmm, organic
  • IQ
  • IQ: Mmmm, mmmm, organic

    Every week, the Independent takes to the streets, in search of your opinion on the latest, breaking news.
  • Silicon Lounge
  • We the Watchdogs

    When I started writing about technology four years ago, I initially had the same reaction to the burgeoning industry that many high-tech journalists spew every week: "Wow." But my approach has shifted: Im no longer a rah-tech columnist; now Im a tech critic.
  • Domestic Bliss

    We called her Mammaw. Until I was ten, I spent at least one night a week in the house she shared with Granddaddy, but I didn't know anything about her until after she died.
  • I Spy
  • A Conversation with Rikki Ducornet

    Rikki Ducornet draws me out about my life, applauds a literary reference spotted, and as an interviewee, gives the flattering impression that her answers are not preformulated, but are stimulated by my own brilliant questions.

Food & Drink



  • Movie Picks
  • Film
  • Movie Picks

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


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