• Issue of
  • Jan 27 - Feb 2, 2000
  • Vol. 8, No. 4
  • On the Waterfront


  • Local News
  • Shelter neighbors may sell out

    Nearly all the homeowners in the lower downtown neighborhood slated to receive whats a proposed mega-homeless shelter say they want the city utilities department to buy them out now, before their property values are further degraded by the planned shelter.
  • Local News
  • City polls: No more money for housing

    If comments from city leaders are any indication, the city will not allocate any additional money from the city budget to provide affordable housing to low-income families in the near future.
  • Local News
  • Beedy refuses to honor King's birthday

    Long known for her criticism of Martin Luther King, Jr., El Paso County Commissioner Betty Beedy recently refused to sign a proclamation honoring the civil rights heros birthday.


  • Your Turn
  • Confessions of a Water Witch

    My idea of going to church is visiting a river or creek on Sunday mornings. I clean the riverbanks and pull out buried soda cans from the streambeds as tithing. I know this is sacred work, because when I forget to bring a bag, or fill one with trash too quickly, another will appear. The Goddess provides.
  • Letters

    Readers of the Independent talk back to the editor.
  • Public Eye

    A reporter with The Ranchland News goofs; some key City employees get a paycheck boost; and the City Council gets spiritualized.
  • Liquid Wood
  • I Spy
  • Liquid Wood

    Sculptor uses power tools to draw a sensual vision of whimsy and grace
  • Outsider

    Over the last few years, Ive asked half-a-dozen local architects the same question: What are the five best buildings in Colorado Springs? The answers have been surprisingly uniform.
  • IQ: If they build it, we will come
  • IQ
  • IQ: If they build it, we will come

    The city of Colorado Springs will soon be the owner of one of many riverwalks built in cities around the country when Confluence Park materializes at the intersection of Monument and Fountain creeks.
  • Domestic Bliss

    It is Thursday, Jan. 20, the night of the total eclipse of the moon. I have worked late, missed a meeting I was supposed to attend, frantically ordered and picked up take-out dinner for my sons and rushed past downtown construction barriers in a mad dash for home.

Food & Drink


  • Playing Around: The Color Red
  • Concerts
  • Playing Around: The Color Red

    This week we highlight The Color Red, an alternative rock band, who will be performing at the Colorado Music Hall on Saturday night


  • Movie Picks
  • Film
  • Movie Picks

    Our reviewers' recommendations for films showing on Colorado Springs area screens
  • The Observer Observed
  • Literature
  • The Observer Observed

    A review of "Momma and the Meaning of Life," a collection of stories by groundbreaking psychotherapist Irvin D. Yalo


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