• Issue of
  • Jul 6-12, 2000
  • Vol. 8, No. 27
  • Spotlight on SUVs


  • Local News
  • Bus hub idea drives critics

    A plan to move the citys downtown bus terminal several blocks to the south has alarmed nearby business owners who say the impact of big belching buses would lower property values, and negatively impact or displace at least 18 businesses.
  • Local News
  • Manitou prays for no rain

    A repeat of the heavy rains that inundated Manitou Springs last spring could wipe out portions of the city, resulting in massive damage to homes and other structures. And, critics say, the city government has exacerbated the problem with inadequate provisions.


  • Letters

    Readers of the CS Independent talk back to the editor.
  • Outsider
  • The Outsider

    Often enough, local government is like Kabuki theater; the plots are so ritualized and familiar that you don't have to be there, or even understand the language, to know what's going on.
  • Public Eye

    Local gun guy Bernie Herpin has lost his effort to keep the statewide gun show loophole initiative off the ballot this November; former Colorado House Speaker Chuck Berry has recently resurfaced and named president and chief executive officer of the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry; and The Libertarians are hoping the second times a charm for their presidential candidate, Harry Browne.
  • Back Tracks
  • Gimme shelter

    An update of last weeks Public Eye, regarding the dismissal of Ed Sbarbaro from the UCCS Graduate School of Public Affairs.

Food & Drink

  • Size Matters
  • Dining Reviews
  • Size Matters

    In an age when a medium is actually a small and a small is a short and a tall is a medium, I'm starting to wonder whether measurements as I know them are going through an evolution (or devolution).
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  • Film
  • Not Just For Kids

    I don't understand why The Kid is being marketed to kids. Seeing as how its really about the pains of childhood that lead us to become the people who fell short of our dreams, it's really more of an adult film than a child's.
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  • Movie Picks
  • Film
  • Movie Picks

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


  • Sports
  • Events
  • Sports

    Rolling on the River
    Hell and high water for recycled rafters

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