• Issue of
  • Aug 7-13, 2003
  • Vol. 11, No. 32
  • We're ten!



  • Your Turn
  • Your Turn

    Editor's note: To help us celebrate 10 years of the Independent, we asked longtime readers to weigh in with their thoughts.
  • Letters

    Readers of the Independent talk back to the editor
  • Domestic Bliss
  • A world of words

    When I was 7, I wrote a story about the adventures of a doorknob who rolled himself around a house.
  • IQ: Long, strange trip
  • IQ
  • IQ: Long, strange trip

    When the Independent launched its first issue in the fall of 1993, Bob Isaac was mayor and Colorado for Family Values and anti-tax activist Douglas Bruce were the local media's darling.
  • Livelong Days
  • Livelong Days

    What's happening this week in the big city-- highlights from our listings.
  • Outsider
  • Predictions of things to come

    Admit it: You never thought we'd make it, did you? You never thought that the scrappy little 24-page tabloid with the unreadable fonts, weird layouts and lefty editorial rants could survive for more than a couple of months, did you?
  • Bus, sweet bus
  • Personal Space
  • Bus, sweet bus

    By the time Heather Malberg was 25, she had worked 32 jobs. She had never gotten fired, but along the way learned a lot about herself, and especially what she didn't want to do.

Food & Drink



  • Film
  • Movie Picks

    Our reviewers' recommendations for films showing on Colorado Springs area screens.
  • Visual Arts
  • Guild bid to benefit area musicians

    The Colorado Springs Symphony Guild announced Saturday that it has bought the music library of the now-defunct Colorado Springs Symphony Orchestra for $101,000 at an auction held last week in Denver.


Special Issues

  • 10 Cover Stories That Count
  • 10th Anniversary Issue
  • 10 Cover Stories That Count

    The cover story is the centerpiece of the Independent. We looked through 10 years worth of covers and chose the 10 that we felt best illustrated the breadth, depth and impact a solid cover story can pack.

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