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Colorado Springs Forward holds fundraiser for select council candidates

Colorado Springs Forward is wasting no time trying to influence who's elected on April 4 to the six district slots...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  01-16-2017  |  Indy Blog

Colorado Native releases more seasonals

Once again, MillerCoors' experimental arm AC Golden Brewing Company has sent us a few sample bottles of their new wares...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  01-15-2017  |  Indy Blog

Avoiding disaster from the start

Towards the end of December, it was hard to miss the news reports of the family that was stranded in...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  01-14-2017  |  Indy Blog

U.S. Olympic Museum wants money from Colorado Springs

The U.S. Olympic Museum & Hall of Fame wants tax money to help build the museum southwest of downtown, according...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  01-13-2017  |  Indy Blog

Red Leg brews for Broadmoor, releases military promo can

The veterans at Red Leg Brewing Company have been busy. Over the last year, they've been collaborating with representatives from...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  01-13-2017  |  Indy Blog

Colorado Springs parks report shows good value

Thursday, the city participated in what seems like a futile exercise by introducing an $85,000 study called "The Economic Benefits...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  01-12-2017  |  Indy Blog

A handy guide to upcoming local actions around inauguration day

Do you have a gnawing pit of dread in your stomach? You know, the one that wells up every time...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  01-12-2017  |  Indy Blog

Inside/Out Youth Services launches first satellite program

Through a partnership with the Pikes Peak Library District, Inside/Out Youth Services, our local LGBTIQA+ youth center, announced an expansion...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  01-12-2017  |  Indy Blog

Air Force Academy's Harmon Hall gets a makeover

The Air Force Academy has spiffed up the foyer to the Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson's office, and the project...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  01-12-2017  |  Indy Blog

CO legislative leaders propose deal to bring more affordable housing

You've probably at least heard of the "construction defects bill." Considered a top goal for the state Legislature, some form...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  01-12-2017  |  Indy Blog

UPDATE: PPACG's MacDonald sees contract canceled

UPDATE: PPACG board chair Andy Pico reports that MacDonald's contract was terminated with the board giving the required 30 days...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  01-11-2017  |  Indy Blog

Council says no to parks ballot issue

Supporters of a proposed ballot question to provide $8 million a year for Colorado Springs parks suffered a bitter defeat...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  01-10-2017  |  Indy Blog

Glenn chosen as El Paso County Commission president

For the first time since he was first elected six years ago, El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn has been...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  01-10-2017  |  Indy Blog

The Modbo and SPQR plan to go in different directions

Big changes are in store for The Modbo and SPQR, two well-loved local art galleries that, historically, have functioned almost...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  01-10-2017  |  Indy Blog

UPDATE: Parks benefit Colorado Springs economically, study shows

UPDATE: Regarding the question of who's funding the use of The Broadmoor for this event, the city communications office offers...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  01-10-2017  |  Indy Blog

UPDATE: Save Cheyenne raises money to challenge Strawberry Fields land deal

UPDATE: New tallies are in for the Save Cheyenne fundraiser, pushing the total raised to $7,878, reported Richard Skorman, the...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  01-09-2017  |  Indy Blog

'Alt-right' agitator Milo Yiannopoulos named LGBTQ Nation's 'Person of the Year'

LGBTQ Nation, an online news magazine that claims to be a leading news source for LGBTQ people (and runs other...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  01-09-2017  |  Indy Blog

UPDATE: Colorado Springs wind storm wreaks havoc

UPDATE: And to close out the day, this just in from the city: The Colorado Springs Emergency Operations Center activated...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  01-09-2017  |  Indy Blog

Will voters be allowed to decide on parks funding?

It's no secret to city parks users that our city parks are in need of repairs, maintenance and development. After...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  01-09-2017  |  Indy Blog

CDOT accelerates I-25 project north of Monument

The four-lane stretch from Monument to Castle Rock could be readied for construction within 2.5 years and be finished in...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  01-06-2017  |  Indy Blog

UPDATE: Will Colorado Springs' mayor be tapped for federal judgeship?

UPDATE 10:59 A.M. THURSDAY, JAN. 12: Mayor John Suthers, appearing on the Richard Randall show on KVOR radio, apparently gave...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  01-06-2017  |  Indy Blog

UPDATE: Excitment over Coachella reminds the world of Anschutz’s ties to anti-LGBTQ organizations

After a Washington Post article exposed donations from Phil Anschutz to anti-LGBTQ hate groups six months ago, news outlets, individuals and...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  01-05-2017  |  Indy Blog

Monument woman goes to court over Drake emissions

A "squeaky wheel" complainer about emissions from Colorado Springs Utilities' downtown Drake Power Plant is due in court Friday to...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  01-05-2017  |  Indy Blog

Save Cheyenne appeals ruling in Colorado Springs land swap case

If you've been keeping up with the Save Cheyenne court battle over the city's swap of Strawberry Fields to The...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  01-05-2017  |  Indy Blog

UPDATE: Colorado Springs, El Paso County face another lawsuit over stormwater

UPDATE: Late yesterday, we received this explanation via email from Richard Mulledy, the city's stormwater division manager: The City anticipates that...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  01-05-2017  |  Indy Blog

Out Loud Colorado Springs Men’s Chorus travels new ground in 2017

A community chorus made up of auditioned volunteers, Out Loud Colorado Springs Men’s Chorus, a gay men’s chorus, sits at...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  01-05-2017  |  Indy Blog

CoCo Crafted to open in Mountain Fold space, and more downtown development to come in 2017

2016 was a year littered with losses, as you may well remember. But amidst all the geopolitical absurdities and tragedies...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  01-04-2017  |  Indy Blog

TheatreWorks founder Murray Ross remembered

Our local theater community suffered a hard blow this afternoon when it was announced that Murray Ross (74), artistic director...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  01-03-2017  |  Indy Blog

Colorado Springs city election gets under way

Those wishing to run for Colorado Springs City Council can pick up a petition starting today. Click on this for...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  01-03-2017  |  Indy Blog

Leadership title changes for board of county commissioners

We're not sure what this all means, but the El Paso County Board of County Commissioners no longer has a...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  01-03-2017  |  Indy Blog

The Progressive Prescription

How the General Assembly can cure the North Carolina's biggest ills.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  01-25-2007  |  Politics

George Saunders Talks Fiction, Vonnegut, & Johnny Tremain

Saunders is an anthropologist of American culture who issues his findings in terms of crazily inventive fiction.
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  Bill O'Driscoll  |  10-01-2007  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

How the Pagans Bested the Mob

A former member of the Pagans tells how an attack against the South Philly mob helped create a biker legend.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  John Hall  |  10-07-2008  |  History