The word came on June 13 in a brief online message from a fellow career journalist, former coworker and longtime newspaper editor.“Nick Nicholl is gone. Probably you already knew.”Those words struck like a tidal wave. The longer we live, the more we hear of others passing away. Sometimes it’…
Literally throughout the state — from Sterling to Cortez, Lamar to Craig, Grand Junction to Burlington — the sprawling spectrum of Coloradans who identify as Denver Broncos fans have been cautiously digesting the reveal of the franchise’s new ownership.
Anyone who has lived in the Colorado Springs area for a while might have sensed something different about the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. You just couldn’t put your finger on it.
You would’ve thought we had endured enough in 2020, desensitized from the endless gut punches that have defined this year.
If you asked even the most astute aficionados to list the most special dates in Colorado Springs’ sports history, it’s a safe bet nobody would think to mention July 26, 1979.
You’ll have to pardon those of us who have invested much of our careers at the Colorado Springs Independent for the wistful feeling we share this week.
In the past month we’ve seen another "dark turn."
We should be kicking and screaming for our share.
Richard Skorman has just made this 2017 city election a lot more fascinating.
Mark Anthony Barrionuevo is trying to climb a steep hill.
Raise your hand if you're sick and tired of driving Interstate 25 between Colorado Springs and Denver.
Even if you don't belong to either group, and whether you're Democrat or unaffiliated, that's a positive sign.
We need more affordable housing, not tiny houses.
When it comes to primary elections, this state is as backward as they come.
It's already happened in other not-so-huge cities, from Columbus to Milwaukee to Santa Barbara.
Colorado College certainly wouldn't mind either outcome. Colorado Springs shouldn't, either.
My intent is not to add another voice of outrage from a career journalist. My purpose here is educational.