• Issue of
  • Jul 5-11, 2001
  • Vol. 9, No. 27
  • Back from the Dead


  • Eternally Grateful
  • Cover Story
  • Eternally Grateful

    Phil Lesh returns from the Dead to usher in a new generation of jam bands and rekindle the passion of socially conscious rock n rollers
  • Local News
  • Manitou Eyes Zydeco Watertap Proposal

    A developers plan to build a couple dozen million-dollar estates and a 27-hole golf course in Red Rock Canyon may be in serious jeopardy, with unavailability of water the straw that broke the camels back.
  • Local News
  • Federal Judge Slaps Countys Attorneys

    El Paso County attorneys are smarting from a June 21 ruling in which U.S. District Judge John Kane ordered the El Paso County Board of Commissioners to reimburse Friends of Black Forest Park for $12,000 in legal fees.


  • Your Turn
  • The Global Economy Quiz

    Add up the numbers of your answers and check score at end. I'm aware of globalization's affect on me because: 1. I can't pronounce my car. 2. I bought a cell phone with an international plan. 3. My third grader can make bail for me in six languages.
  • Letters

    Readers of the Independent talk back to the editor.
  • IQ: Long strange trip
  • IQ
  • IQ: Long strange trip

    From 1965 to 1995, Phil Lesh was bass player for the Grateful Dead, one of the premier rock groups out of the Haight-Ashbury 1960s, widely acclaimed as the greatest live band ever.
  • Outsider

    Clearly, an overwhelming majority of Coloradans, not to mention Springs residents, would prefer cantaloupes to sprawl, open space to ranchettes, clear night skies to urban glare. But that's not what we're gonna get. We're gonna get more sprawl, more congestion, less open space, less wildlife and more orange streetlights.
  • Public Eye

    El Paso County Commissioner Ed Jones appeared on Boulder-based rock station KBCO recently to brag because he, along with four other commissioners, have named the stretch of Interstate 25 that runs through El Paso County after former President Ronald Reagan. On air, he quipped, "The only thing we let Democrats do down here [in El Paso County] is pay taxes and buy goods."

Food & Drink



  • Robo Boy Gets Real
  • Film
  • Robo Boy Gets Real

    In the short story upon which A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) is based, one character asks another a seemingly simple question: "How do you tell what are real things from what aren't real things?" The answer: "Real things are good." Filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Stanley Kubrick apparently think that that's a dubious answer. Its more complicated than that, and A.I. is their attempt to mine the question for all its worth.
  • Film
  • Movie Picks

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


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