• Issue of
  • Nov 23-29, 2000
  • Vol. 8, No. 47
  • Seeds of the Future


  • Local News
  • City eyes demolishing more affordable housing

    A week after the City Council approved El Pomar's $5 million homeless mega-complex, elected officials appear poised to order the demolition of 13 more houses in that same neighborhood to make room for the expansion of the Drake Power Plant south of downtown.
  • Changing the way we vote
  • Local News
  • Changing the way we vote

    If city leaders have their way, convicted felons will still not be allowed to represent the people of Colorado Springs. But if you didnt get caught, you will still be able to run and, if elected, proudly keep an office at City Hall.


  • Your Turn
  • Lawsuits could tame Western ski slopes

    Heavy early snows have hit the high country, and ski industry analysts are predicting one of the best seasons in years. But there's a cloud of a different sort on the horizon.
  • Letters

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

    One has to wonder if the decentralized system of email may soon compete with newsgathering sites as a quick, though less orderly, means of disseminating information.
  • Outsider

    Last Tuesdays marathon City Council meeting made it perfectly clear who runs things around here.
  • IQ: Horn of plenty
  • IQ
  • IQ: Horn of plenty

    This is the time of year when walking down marketplace streets, bundled in sweaters and mittens, seems nothing short of magical. Nighttime drives through wooded neighborhoods bring blankets of colored frosty lights, and there's always that warmth that marks winter as a time when, through the cold, people come together.
  • Domestic Bliss
  • A Full Plate

    Thanksgiving and Christmas are like Siamese twins joined at the hip of the dinner table.

Food & Drink



  • Bounce fails to take off
  • Film
  • Bounce fails to take off

    Culture quiz: Name at least one film/book/fable based on the following plot summary: Man and woman meet because one has a secret relating to the other and has sought that other out.
  • Movie Picks
  • Film
  • Movie Picks

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


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