• Issue of
  • Jun 8-14, 2000
  • Vol. 8, No. 23
  • Fowl Play


  • Feed the Birds
  • Cover Story
  • Feed the Birds

    The bird man of Palmer Park faces cutthroat competition in the Colorado Springs wild birdseed industry
  • Local News
  • Coroner drags heels on cause of inmate death

    Its been a month since Andrew Spillane died after he was pepper sprayed inside his jail cell. And, his family still doesnt know why he died. Neither does the District Attorneys office; neither do police.
  • Local News
  • Panel stymied by controversy over video

    A seven-month-old panel set up to hear complaints from parents against the county-run Department of Human Services has been seriously stymied by continued controversy over the way citizens complaints are handled.


  • Your Turn
  • The Real Reason for Public-Land User Fees

    This being America, it's really important to protect property values. And it seems obvious that the best way to preserve the premium prices on those "next to National Forest" domains is to keep the riff-raff out.
  • Letters

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

    The poor mans Orchid the Iris blooms and thrives, a source of pride for area gardeners.
  • IQ: You be the expert
  • IQ
  • IQ: You be the expert

    The 1999-2000 legislative session is over, but polls suggest the majority of Coloradoans think our lawmakers should have done more to promote sensible gun limitation, growth control and public education.
  • Outsider

    May I say that it's a privilege to live in a town as wonderfully schizophrenic as Colorado Springs?
  • Public Eye

    With abortion at the forefront, we can look forward to fireworks at the August national Republican convention, and our own political columnist John Hazlehurst makes us proud.

Food & Drink

  • More poi, please
  • Dining Reviews
  • More poi, please

    Out in the vast tannish, cement-scaped land known as Academy Boulevard lies a little tropical oasis of sanctity and flavorful cuisine called Hawaii's Best.
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  • Film
  • Movie Picks

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


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