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Garrison Wells

Police Reporter

  • Life as a lion is exhaustive for Pikes Peak Arts & Music Festival performers

    Updated: Sat, Jul 5, 2014

    Gavin Coulson, 20, was the tail. At the lion's head was 18-year-old Victoria Zheng. And for about 15 minutes Saturday morning, the lion was center stage, undulating and dancing for visitors to the 10th Annual Pikes Peak Art & Music Festival put on by the Pikes Peak Arts...

  • Ham radio operators always prepared to help behind the scenes

    Updated: Mon, Jun 30, 2014

    When these guys make long-distance calls from Colorado, it's the hinterlands. Russia. Iceland. Sweden. The Philippines. Not the normal calling radius of most Americans. But there are no boundaries for Ham radio operators. On Saturday, about a dozen local Hams, as they call...

  • Remote controlled planes fill the rural Colorado Springs sky in Warbirds contest

    Updated: Sun, Jun 22, 2014

    Four miles down a rural ribbon of blacktop east of Colorado Springs, F-15s soared. One, after about 10 minutes airborne, came in for a landing. At the end of the runway, it tipped, scraping its wing. No damage though. And the pilot wasn't injured either. He stood next to the...

  • Home from deployment, father surprises his girls

    Updated: Sun, Jun 15, 2014

    A gasp. A tug at the heart. Then a dash up the shadowed aisle at Old Chicago and Erin was in her father's arms. Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Burkecame home early from his deployment to Bahrain aday before Father's Day. His five daughters, ranging in age from 18 to 9, didn't...

  • Marijuana growers get pushback in southern Colorado county

    Updated: Mon, Jun 2, 2014

    Pueblo County is evolving into the place to be for pot growers, a distinction that is creating concerns among some residents and at least one law enforcement official who says such operations are attractive to drug cartels. The Pueblo County Commission, however, sees the grow...

  • Police investigate shooting at Colorado Springs motel

    Published: Sat, May 31, 2014

    One person was taken to Memorial Hospital after an early morning shooting Saturday at a Colorado Springs motel near Fountain and Powers boulevards, according to Colorado Springs police. A second person was grazed by a bullet, police said. Police were called to the Holiday Inn Express...

  • Ramblin' man: So long, time to motor on to Oregon

    Updated: Sat, May 24, 2014

    Good news. Ramblin' man is ramblin' on. So for you tortured readers, those of you who rambled through a year or so with me, here's a twist on a Nixon quote: "You won't have me to kick around any more." Unless you go to southern Oregon. Or read my novels, because that's what I am...

  • I-25 work suspended for Memorial Day weekend

    Updated: Fri, May 23, 2014

    In observance of Memorial Day, work will be suspended following the day shift Friday through the three day weekend, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. Work will resume with the day shift Tuesday, May 27. CDOT says crews will also restrict work near North Gate...

  • New Colorado Springs interchange is part of national move to new design

    Updated: Mon, May 19, 2014

    Gilbert Chlewicki is a transportation superstar. Which means almost nothing, unless you are in a city where there is a diverging diamond interchange - part of a new wave of ways to get around a heavily trafficked intersection that's taking the country by storm. It's his fault. In...

  • Police: Colorado Springs shoplifter scratched, sprayed store worker

    Published: Sat, May 17, 2014

    A woman spotted shoplifting from a Wal-Mart store Saturday punched, scratched and then sprayed a loss prevention officer in the face with pepper spray before fleeing with a friend in a Toyota Echo, police say. Colorado Springs police responded to a call to the Wal-Mart at 1575 Space...