• Issue of
  • Aug 17-23, 2000
  • Vol. 8, No. 33
  • Risky Business



  • Your Turn
  • Ring of Fire

    With wildfires taking over the American West this summer, debates between conservationists and the timber industry have refueled.
  • Letters

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

    Summer days drifting away, but oh, those summer nights memories of innocent adolescence.
  • IQ: "The tumor has been removed from the body"
  • IQ
  • IQ: "The tumor has been removed from the body"

    Betty Beedy and her jihad got tossed aside like rag dolls in last week's local Republican primary, and nobody was more vocal about his pleasure than her colleague, County Commission chairman Ed Jones.
  • Outsider
  • The Outsider

    Dj vu: the inescapable feeling that youve read every one of the post-election stories in all of the dailies before.
  • Public Eye

    This year medical marijuana is back on Novembers ballot, much to the disappointment of state Rep. Lynn Hefley; and the "dirty politics" of Bush and Cheney are making environmentalists sweat.

Food & Drink

  • Let them eat cakes and pasta sauces
  • Recipes
  • Let them eat cakes and pasta sauces

    From cookbooks only available online, this week we feature a recipe from the "greatest collection of pasta sauces ever in one book", and for dessert a cake which defies altitude.
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  • Playing Around: Jesse Cotton Stone
  • Concerts
  • Playing Around: Jesse Cotton Stone

    This week we highlight Jesse Cotton Stone, Colorado Springs own guitar legend in training, who will be headlining at the Cripple Creek Blues Festival on Saturday and Sunday, August 19 & 20.


  • Film
  • Bowl of Mush

    A lukewarm Autumn in New York is a pretty movie that gives you a $7 tour through New York City and may even tide you over until some real cinematic nourishment comes along.
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  • Film
  • Movie Picks

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


  • Sports
  • Events
  • Sports

    Cycling to Sydney
    Olympic track racers convene in the Springs' velodrome

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