• Issue of
  • Feb 1-7, 2001
  • Vol. 9, No. 5
  • Citizen Schuck


  • Citizen Schuck
  • Cover Story
  • Citizen Schuck

    Developer Steve Schuck and his war on teachers unions, anti-sprawl elitists and the ugly side of politics.


  • Your Turn
  • Off to a bad start

    President Bush's first major decision in office has gotten his administration off on the wrong foot. Imposing a global "gag" rule on international family planning providers is bad politics and even worse policy.
  • Letters

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

    The last few weeks have brought untold excitement, resulting in some delightful mail from our readers, who, as always, articulate it best.
  • Outsider

    Well, boys and girls, its time to take your medicine and vote, come April, to raise your taxes.
  • IQ: The Texas Seven
  • IQ
  • IQ: The Texas Seven

    Every week, the Independent takes to the streets, in search of your opinion on the latest, breaking news.
  • August Skamenca
  • Small Talk
  • August Skamenca

    At the ripe old age of 19, August Skamenca has covered more big stories for the national media than most career journalists two or three times his age. And he started his journalism career when he was 12, right here at the offices of the Independent where he worked as an intern.
  • Garden Daze

    January has just passed and Im itching to get my hands in the dirt. Its time to pull the black seed suitcase out from under my bed.

Food & Drink

  • Home on the Range
  • Food News
  • Home on the Range

    In the past several years about five reliable places dedicating themselves to the way of the smoke pit have popped up locally. Front Range Barbeque is the newest entry.
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  • Scary Movies
  • Film
  • Scary Movies

    Premonitions of evil and gleefully wicked bloodletting in The Gift and Shadow of the Vampire.
  • Film
  • Pep Squad Gone Bad

    If you are either 14 years old, or you know someone who is, Sugar and Spice is a funny little movie that won't hurt you one little bit.
  • Film
  • Movie Picks

    Our reviewers' recommendations for films showing on Colorado Springs area screens.
  • Fine Print
  • Literature
  • Fine Print

    Reviews of How All This Started by Pete Fromm, White Out by David Rappaport, and Parting the Waters and Pillar of Fire by Taylor Branch.


  • Sports
  • Events
  • Sports

    Mountain Ingenuity
    Bike frame makers ply their trade in nearby mountain towns

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