Feisty and rebellious, D-11 president Sandy Shakes explains her wild ride and defection from the pro-voucher crowd.
by Cara DeGette
Secretive groups funnel donations into school board elections
Mysterious Republican flier raises questions
Pleas for cold case units deflected by Gov. Owens
Old Colorado City fair time slashed
Pueblo DA slaps the Springs with suit alleging breach of Clean Water Act
No reason to complain
by John Hazlehurst
Just the facts
by Michael Merrifield
Readers of the Independent talk back to the editor
... songs to play at a Halloween party
It is de rigueur in certain circles -- conservative talk radio, in particular -- to bash public education and hold that teachers are failing to educate kids satisfactorily. Yet the majority of even the most vitriolic critics are products of a public education that is available to every citizen.
by Bob Campbell
by Amy Alkon
The mother of all questions
by Susan Cheever
by Michael Tisserand
Shinjis celebrates sushis classical style
Wine critic finds respect for sherry
Big-Name concerts from around region
Lyrical agility rockets Jason Mraz to stardom
Iron and Wine plays folk for the soul
What's new on Colorado Springsarea screens
Our reviewers' recommendations for films showing on Colorado Springs area screens.
What's playing, where, and when, on the silver screen in Colorado Springs.
What's happenin' this week in the big city -- highlights from our listings.
SuicideGirls bust out of their pin-ups for another burlesque tour