• Issue of
  • Dec 13-19, 2001
  • Vol. 9, No. 50
  • Space Wars



  • Your Turn
  • Fluoride's Spin Cycle

    Brainwashing on fluorides benefits has been sounded so often and convincingly, its become part and parcel of that vast constellation of accepted verities in public consciousness.
  • Letters

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

    Last weeks firing of State Parole Board member and former state legislator Larry Schwarz over allegations of child pornography had to be embarrassing for Colorado Gov. Bill Owens.
  • Outsider

    If you want to see what happens when a treasured piece of open space succumbs to the bulldozers, just drive north on Mesa Road toward the Garden of the Gods Club.
  • Domestic Bliss

    'Tis the season to be jolly, but nobody feels that way this year.
  • I Spy
  • Voters' Guide to Hold Politicians Accountable

    In this great age of disconnect, most Americans are more likely to know the details of Mariah Carey's recent mental breakdown than be able to identify their elected officials let alone know how they voted on laws that govern their lives. Greg Borom and Ann Oatman-Gardner hope to change all that.

Food & Drink



  • Time-Tampered Love Affair
  • Film
  • Time-Tampered Love Affair

    Kate & Leopold is a time-traveling romance tale that hugs the corners of its funky twists and turns as much as its actors hold fast to its punchy and upbeat script.
  • Film
  • A Model Plan

    Director Steven Soderbergh goes for all of the sizzling Hollywood gusto he can muster in Oceans 11, a snappy Las Vegas-set heist movie.
  • Movie Picks
  • Film
  • Movie Picks

    Our reviewers' recommendations for films showing on Colorado Springs area screens.
  • "Oh, Beautiful"
  • Literature
  • "Oh, Beautiful"

    Local photographer Jim Keen captures western American grandeur in Rocky Mountain Wide


  • Events
  • Community Chest

    Your resource for speaking your mind, pulling your weight, casting your vote and joining the club.

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