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Cops welcome body cams, survey shows

This week's Independent features a story about how Colorado Springs Police Department officers feel about their jobs and the administration...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  08-25-2016  |  Indy Blog

CC and FAC finalize alliance

The Fine Arts Center and Colorado College have signed the papers, said the vows and walked down the proverbial aisle...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  08-25-2016  |  Indy Blog

Locals smile on military, survey shows

The results are in and they're not surprising: Colorado Springs loves the military. That's the upshot of a survey conducted...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  08-24-2016  |  Indy Blog

5 things to know about rising crime rates

In this week's issue we report on a report of crime rates in Colorado Springs where a decreasing number of...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  08-24-2016  |  Indy Blog

Bible approved for AFB desk

The investigation of a Bible placed at a work station of Air Force Maj. Steve Lewis at Peterson Air Force...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  08-23-2016  |  Indy Blog

Funky Little Theater Company reveals season lineup

On Saturday, Aug. 20, Funky Little Theater Company announced its third season. Though Men of Steel, which is currently on...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  08-23-2016  |  Indy Blog

Cook kills at the Goat Cheese Lady's farm

A couple weeks ago, we advised you to "Get utterly excited for chef David Cook's farm dinner" at the Goat...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  08-22-2016  |  Indy Blog

Doctor who rid the world of smallpox dies

In 2015, the Independent interviewed Dr. Donald Henderson, the man responsible for ridding the world of smallpox. Back in the...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  08-22-2016  |  Indy Blog

John Britten arrested

John Britten, 26, who was featured in last week’s news story “The house on Misty Drive,” has been arrested. Lee...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  08-22-2016  |  Indy Blog

Pennies from heaven (taxpayers) sponsor events

Two percent doesn't sound like much, but it can add up when tacked onto hotel rooms and automobile rental fees...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  08-22-2016  |  Indy Blog

Hope swings eternal

If you were surprised by US Women’s National Team soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo’s latest vitriolic outburst, where she took a...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  08-21-2016  |  Indy Blog

The Incline is closed (again), and so are some others...

The Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon are this weekend, restricting access to Barr Trail and the Manitou Incline. Soon after,...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  08-20-2016  |  Indy Blog

911 Authority eyes 171 percent rate hike

When you get your phone bill, do you notice the 70 cent charge for 911 service? Probably not. But you...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  08-19-2016  |  Indy Blog

'Follow Your Fruits & Veggies'

Representatives from the state's Colorado Proud campaign will visit town next Wednesday, Aug. 24, from 3-7 p.m. as part of...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  08-19-2016  |  Indy Blog

Green Party presidential hopeful comes to Colorado

Looking for an alternative in the presidential race? Jill Stein, the Green Party nominee, is stopping in Colorado Springs next...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  08-19-2016  |  Indy Blog

UCCS announces 2016/17 GOCA schedule

The 2016-2017 season of exhibits at the UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art have already kicked off. Those kicking around the...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  08-18-2016  |  Indy Blog

Bible removed from desk at Peterson AFB

In the latest issue of the Independent, we report that a controversy over religion in the military has surfaced at Peterson...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  08-17-2016  |  Indy Blog

CO voters will decide on at least four initiatives

This November, voters will be deciding on more than Hillary or Trump. They'll be changing Colorado law. Four citizen-driven initiatives...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  08-16-2016  |  Indy Blog

Cooking for a Cause: curry at the food bank

As part of Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado's Cooking for a Cause series — which continues Sept...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  08-16-2016  |  Indy Blog

Clinton taps Salazar to chair transition

Former U.S. Sen. and Colorado Attorney General Ken Salazar has been tapped by the Hillary  Clinton presidential campaign to chair her...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  08-16-2016  |  Indy Blog

UPDATE: Rain barrels now legal. Here's what to know.

The Greenway Fund is also getting in on the excitement over legal rain barrels.  They're facilitating a special sale of...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  08-15-2016  |  Indy Blog

Hiking the Beaver Creek Wilderness Study Area

When viewed on a map, the Beaver Creek State Wildlife Area (SWA) looks, for the most part, as though it...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  08-13-2016  |  Indy Blog

Special dinners abound — be at one

The upcoming weeks are crammed with cool food and drink events, many with timely RSVPs. Here's a bullet point list...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  08-12-2016  |  Indy Blog

Long-time firefighter chosen as chief

Long-time Colorado Springs firefighter Ted Collas has been chosen as fire chief. If he's confirmed by City Council next month,...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  08-12-2016  |  Indy Blog

Dream On

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer tells young immigrants to take a hike—literally.
Tucson Weekly  |  Tim Vanderpool  |  11-15-2012  |  Immigration

Urban Homesteading: Probiotics a Yummy Alternative

Modern homesteaders, that is, urban and rural folks who are into self-sufficiency, could do little better in regard to their food choices than delving into probiotics.
Jackson Free Press  |  Jim Pathfinder Ewing  |  03-14-2013  |  Food+Drink

High price of failure: another government bailout for coal mining in Svalbard

The price of keeping Store Norske barely alive keeps increasing, with the government now asking Parliament for 749 million kroner during the next four years to support operations at Mine 7 and maintenance of two larger mines in the hope coal prices recover.
Icepeople  |  Mark Sabbatini  |  02-05-2016  |  Business & Labor