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RIP, Lee Lee the killer calico. You were the best at communicating fierceness and cuddliness, sometimes all in the span of a few seconds. And no cat could ever mouse the way you did. You were loved and you will be terribly missed.

Things are getting interesting in the world of UFO journalism. Buzz is building around a forthcoming unclassified report on UFOs from the Department of Defense’s Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force, following a series of stories from journalist George Knapp and filmmaker Jeremy Corbell…

When it comes to hot weather, I’m no wimp. I played soccer and softball competitively through most of my childhood in Texas, and those tournaments lasted all day.

Last summer, at the height of the pandemic, I was chatting at 6 feet with a couple compatriots at our offices about bikes. One said that they’d recently bought a mountain bike and was thinking of buying another so they could ride on the wonderful paved trails around town.

I’m not a sports nut. I don’t go looking for sports news when I first wake, I don’t have subscriptions to any athletic magazines and I haven’t received, at anytime, any free shoe phones (remember those?). I might know a handful of names of players for the professional teams that call Colorad…

Why is it difficult for spectators to behave at sporting events?​That’s a rhetorical question — we all know the answer: People feel entitled to act a fool after purchasing a ticket for an event.​During the first round of the NBA Playoffs, we routinely witnessed this entitlement. A fan dumped…

Summer is finally here! Warm weather means time for long days in the hammock and reading really good books. (I hike somewhere and put up my hammock, so I get both exercise and fresh mountain air!)

As COVID-19 restrictions continue to loosen and we return to some semblance of normal life, it seems like now is a good time to remind everyone that many people haven’t been driving much during the last year.That means those who never stopped commuting during the pandemic probably got used t…

So, there’s an old joke from Rondald Reagan’s tenure in the White House. An American and a Soviet are arguing over whose country has more freedom of speech. The American says, “I can stand outside the White House and yell ‘Ronald Regan is an idiot’ and nothing will happen to me! The Soviet s…

Pop-psychology has found fertile soil in social media. Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter or even Instagram, you can find plenty of memes, infographics and listicles about various mental health issues. It can be informative, and I imagine it is also helpful in terms of eliminating stigma and rai…

Last week, Colorado Springs City Council decided El Paso County Public Health's board didn’t need representation from women of color, opting to replace Councilwoman Yolanda Avila, who is Latina, with a white man. It’s almost as if there haven’t been yearlong discussions about equity all arou…

If you haven’t noticed, there is an ongoing backlash against women in this country. Among a couple of recent examples are the announcement last week that the United States Supreme Court is taking up a case from Mississippi; it’s a major challenge to precedent set by Roe v. Wade.

It was Sunday morning and there I stood, for the first time in more than a year, in an enclosed space, surrounded by strangers... and not one of them was wearing a mask. And it didn’t bother me in the slightest.

Spring is springing, folks. It’s the season of rebirth and new growth, the end of the coldness and darkness of winter, and the turning the corner to brighter, warmer days.Norse mythology has the concept of the Fimbulwinter, a terrible, endless winter that precedes Ragnarok, the end of the wo…

Spring is here, summer is well on its way, and naturally, feeling inspired by the sun and the light and the warmth … I had to pay a visit to the downtown plant nursery, The Living Room. 

While I haven’t experienced it, I’ve heard from friends and family that they’ve been ridiculed for still wearing a mask in public.I find this both funny and annoying since this pushback is coming from people who, for the last year and half, have cried about their right to choose not to wear …

It’s that time of year... My Facebook feed is flooded with photos of graduations, gowns and quotes on caps.It's great to see. In 2020, COVID-19 robbed kids of a typical graduation experience as the coronavirus pandemic lasted a bit longer than the expected two weeks. Many high schoolers lost…

I don’t think I will ever understand why some people litter instead of simply finding a trashcan to dispose of their garbage. Did nobody see the videos in elementary school of plastic rings from six-packs killing sea turtles and other wildlife? When I bought products that used that type of p…

 My first combat deployment was to the Anbar Province in Iraq in 2004. We were located halfway between Ramadi and Fallujah, and it was a rough year. There were often incidents where civilians were killed, and usually U.S. forces, with Iraqi militia or law enforcement partners, would take the…

While many of us were gathering with our families to celebrate Mother’s Day yesterday, at least two families were dealing with the aftermath of yet another mass shooting.This time in Colorado Springs.Not long after we posted an article about the tragedy on the Indy’s Facebook page, someone c…

​In case you aren’t already aware of it, this coming Sunday is Mother’s Day. Whether your own mother is living or has passed away, this yearly observance can be a joyous or painful day — or somewhere in between.​​Some may have or have had a wonderful and warm relationship with their mothers.…

“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power.” — Maya Angelou   

Morgan M Page is a writer and expert on trans history. She has a podcast called One From the Vaults where she explores important trans historical figures and events. She was one of the first trans people I followed on Twitter as I was starting my own transition, and I’m pretty sure it was th…

It’s been almost four years since my husband and I decided to move to Colorado Springs from Texas. Honestly, we have never looked back; we hardly even return to the Lone Star State for a visit. One of the many reasons we love Colorado so much more than our previous home is the hiking. 

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Why do we make life so difficult? I hoped to highlight in this spot that the Harrison High School’s football team is hosting a playoff game against Centaurus at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 1. I thought about sharing how the Panthers earned the No. 2 seed and have a realistic chance this year at a s…

As the pandemic winds down (and don’t we all wish it would just be over already?), thoughts here at the Indy are turning to a season much different than the socially distanced, way-too-quiet, anxiety-filled summer of 2020.

If you happen to follow any of your favorite local restaurants' social media accounts, I'm sure you've seen posts lately announcing that they are hiring. Some have even gone as far as to state they would love to expand to pre-COVID hours but can't until they have the staff.

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If we counted Earth Days as birthdays, our planet would have turned 51 yesterday — a respectable middle age. But how have we, during that time, cared for her? And is it enough to recognize our home just one day a year? What about the other 364 (365, in a Leap Year!)? Earth sustains us but we…

Do you believe in ghosts? In the realm of paranormal phenomena, ghosts and hauntings are some of the oldest reported encounters. Going all the way back to Homer’s Odyssey, people have reported strange encounters with the restless dead.