• Issue of
  • May 15-21, 2003
  • Vol. 11, No. 20
  • 'The Lord is my Saddle Partner'



  • Your Turn
  • William Bennett's vice and virtue

    About once a year I love losing 50 bucks at a casino. I'm not a masochist and would prefer to win money, of course. I fantasize about paid-off credit cards and eating at good restaurants for a week.
  • Letters

    Readers of the Independent talk back to the editor
  • IQ: Cowboy Mystique
  • IQ
  • IQ: Cowboy Mystique

    Whether it's through those old spaghetti westerns or modern-day electronic bull riding, the cowboy mystique has captured the world's imagination for decades. The latest offshoot is Cowboy Church, detailed in this week's cover story.
  • Livelong Days
  • Livelong Days

    Damn the dogged drought, it's time to plant the garden and enjoy the Pikes Peak region's bug-free, atmospherically unpredictable but predictably short growing season.

Food & Drink


  • Culture Vulture
  • What I learned on my, er, spring vacation

    In the time-honored 'merican tradition of packing up your covered wagon and heading out West -- in our case, farther out West -- my wife and I decided to spend our vacation this year crammed in our late '80s model Honda Civic, driving from city to city through deserts and mountain ranges while our 2-year-old son pelted us in the back of our heads with his ba-ba.


  • Movie Picks
  • Film
  • Movie Picks

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


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