Blog Posts

Brother falls to Castro

Earlier this week, Till hosted a friendly Knife Fight between chef Brother Luck of Brother Luck Street Eats and Till's Gerry Castro...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  09-23-2016  |  Indy Blog

Chalfin takes over Morning Edition set

When you tune in to Morning Edition on NPR at KRCC, you'll now hear local news director Andrea Chalfin, according...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  09-23-2016  |  Indy Blog

Greenway Flats homeless enclave announced

Nor'wood Development Group, the biggest developer in the region, will help build a $14 million complex for permanent support housing for...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  09-23-2016  |  Indy Blog

LGBTQ group endorses both candidates in HD17

One Colorado, an LGBTQ advocacy group, has released endorsements for the 2016 election in Colorado. The 50 candidates for the...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  09-22-2016  |  Indy Blog

The latest on Peterson AFB's Bible dilemma

Remember the brouhaha over the open Bible at a work station at Peterson Air Force Base? Well, here's an update...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  09-22-2016  |  Indy Blog

How to dig a hole and build a mountain

As the old saying goes, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Said another way, when you...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  09-22-2016  |  Indy Blog

Suthers preaches against MJ legalization in Arizona

Mayor John Suthers is so passionate about marijuana — he's against Colorado's legalization of it — that he traveled to...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  09-21-2016  |  Indy Blog

Officer charged with felonies got to keep his badge and gun

In this week's edition of the Independent, we provide further information about a former Colorado Springs police officer who's charged...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  09-21-2016  |  Indy Blog

Pollution control equipment protested

An electric ratepayer of Colorado Springs Utilities has filed a notice of claim with Colorado Springs Utilities demanding tens of...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  09-21-2016  |  Indy Blog

CSPD announces "do it yourself" policing policy

Citing "diminishing" resources, the Colorado Springs Police Department on Tuesday announced "alternative response strategies" that consist mostly of having citizens...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  09-21-2016  |  Indy Blog

First class-action suits filed on behalf of residents affected by water contamination

Legal recourse has begun to shape up for residents concerned with their contaminated drinking water in the Fountain, Security, Widefield...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  09-20-2016  |  Indy Blog

Get your Marie Kondo on with the help of the county

Even my mother — who is hardly a minimalist — has jumped on the Kondo train. You know who I'm...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  09-20-2016  |  Indy Blog

Glenn says he's winning; debates in question

Political junkies are being deprived this year of the duke-it-out squeaker U.S. Senatorial race of two years ago when Republican...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  09-20-2016  |  Indy Blog

We have playoff competition in the Springs AGAIN!

The Colorado Switchbacks FC have had to plow a tough furrow this season. Last season, being their inaugural, they enjoyed...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  09-17-2016  |  Indy Blog

Reflections on 25 years in Colorado Springs

This past Labor Day weekend marked 25 years since my wife and I moved to Colorado Springs. We’ve never regretted...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  09-17-2016  |  Indy Blog

More CSPD cops shifted to patrol

Three weeks after the Independent reported dire crime rate numbers, a shortage of patrol officers on the streets and the...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  09-16-2016  |  Indy Blog

Presidential campaigns announce local events

If you haven't had enough of the presidential campaigns yet, here's your chance to participate. On Saturday, Republican nominee businessman...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  09-15-2016  |  Indy Blog

UPDATE: Regional Building takes second look at questionable deal

UPDATE: It's worth noting that we've found out that the proposal for the land development deal was submitted verbally, not...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  09-15-2016  |  Indy Blog

3 ways Nor'wood is locking up lower downtown

Wednesday, the Independent reports on the latest maneuver by Nor'wood Development Group to control property in the lower downtown area...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  09-14-2016  |  Indy Blog

Two ways Strawberry Fields swap has been forgotten already

Remember when the city of Colorado Springs called The Broadmoor land swap an "exciting opportunity" that would "enhance the city's...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  09-13-2016  |  Indy Blog

Why City Council might have snubbed the Open Meetings Law

Lawsuit anyone?  A legal action might be warranted, based on the Colorado Springs City Council's failure to abide by the...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  09-12-2016  |  Indy Blog

UPDATE: Citizens challenge EPA over Drake Power Plant

UPDATE: Here's what Colorado Springs Utilities had to say about allegations that Drake Power Plant violates pollution regulations: The Colorado...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  09-12-2016  |  Indy Blog

Brass Tap, Loyal Coffee and Cerberus Brewing — all ready for you

Some folks believe in the law of threes — something to the effect of either good or bad things happening...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  09-12-2016  |  Indy Blog

Chieftain reporter bails for agency job

Chris Woodka, one of the most learned journalist on water issues in the state, has left the Pueblo Chieftain. Today...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  09-12-2016  |  Indy Blog

Fall Colors will be here soon...

It's that time of the year when the air gets a little crisp, the air conditioning doesn't kick on quite...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  09-11-2016  |  Indy Blog

Band Names: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Columbia Free Times looks at noteworthy band names, pondering the meaning of everything from "...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead" to "Widespread Panic."
Columbia Free Times  |  Dan Cook and Kevin Langston  |  05-18-2005  |  Music

The Pen Responds

In the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attack, we asked local cartoonists if they'd like to respond by taking their pen to paper.
North Coast Journal  |  Thadeus Greenson  |  01-20-2015  |  Civil Liberties

The Dark Side of the Boom

Prosperity in Texas has a way of rising and falling with the oil business, but not for everyone. What a town becomes a boomtown, those outside the oil business can't keep up.
Houston Press  |  Dianna Wray  |  07-31-2014  |  Economy