• Issue of
  • Apr 20-26, 2000
  • Vol. 8, No. 16
  • Among the Penitentes


  • Local News
  • Health department nixes airport coyote kill

    Citing a lack of proof that coyotes at the Colorado Springs Airport pose a threat to air traffic, the El Paso County Health Department has denied a second request by airport managers to begin trapping and killing the animals.


  • Your Turn
  • Tests endanger schools

    I believe that the teachers and parents who have the least to lose from the grading and closing of schools must be the first to speak out and boycott a testing system which is illogical and results from a dangerous political agenda.
  • Letters

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

    I love Easter, not because it is a high holy day in my off-and-on-again religious life, but because the whole notion of resurrection and rebirth is so damn inspriring.
  • IQ: Jump for joy!
  • IQ
  • IQ: Jump for joy!

    Springtime is here and there's a lot to do -- houses to clean and lawns to grow, gardens to plant, games to play -- not to mention the observance many religious people are paying to their respective faiths this time of year.
  • Outsider

    It's spring, and young men's and women's fancies turn to love. But where do the ponderous thoughts of portly politicians turn? New taxes!
  • Public Eye

    Andy McElhany, who is running for Sen. MaryAnne Tebedos District 12 seat, reveals a gun-toting, paranoia-tinged side; and G publisher Scott Fischer abruptly leaves the helm of the daily paper.

Food & Drink


  • Playing Around: Yankee Grey
  • Concerts
  • Playing Around: Yankee Grey

    This week we highlight Yankee Grey, a sextet from Ohio who will be performing at Cowboys on Wednesday, April 26, 7:30 p.m.


  • Movie Picks
  • Film
  • Movie Picks

    Our reviewers' recommendations for films showing on Colorado Springs area screens.
  • Garlic Sausages and Other "Secrets of the Flesh"
  • Literature
  • Garlic Sausages and Other "Secrets of the Flesh"

    Judith Thurman's seminal biography of Colette, Secrets of the Flesh, is as unsentimentally frank as its subject the French libertine of letters whose last word in 1954 (Look!) was indicative of 81 years indulging a curiosity unsullied by scruples.


  • Sports
  • Events
  • Sports

    Soccer's Ascent
    New Springs franchise kicks off season

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