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Garrison Wells

Police Reporter

  • Ramblin' Man: I asked for border-sign photos, and readers sent them

    Updated: Sun, Mar 23, 2014

    Colorado Springs is a well-traveled bunch. Last week, I asked readers to send me their border-sign photos. Several folks sent in pictures of signs, and there they are in the photos, standing next to the signs. Priceless photos for the memories they stir. Time frozen for an instant,...

  • Colorado Springs appeals planning commission's approval of marijuana-smoking club

    Updated: Sun, Mar 23, 2014

    The fight over a Colorado Springs club that allows its members to smoke pot is heating up again. The City of Colorado Springs appealed its planning commission's decision last month to uphold an appeal by Studio A64 that essentially allowed its members to smoke pot inside its club,...

  • Colorado counties are in rough-and-tumble war against wiry weeds

    Updated: Tue, Mar 18, 2014

    Even as the cost to combat Colorado's explosion of tumbleweeds passes $1 million, those getting hit the hardest are a long way from giving up. At a meeting Tuesday in Pueblo, more than 50 ranchers, residents and officials from southern Colorado had a freewheeling discussion during...

  • Experts say Colorado lags other states in efforts to fend off military cuts

    Updated: Sun, Mar 16, 2014

    Two miles of gravel road leading to a gate at Fort Carson, serious car crashes on Colorado 94 and a lack of space at Peterson Air Force Base linger as issues that need resolution as the area looks to diminish looming impacts of Department of Defense cuts. There's also the problem of...

  • Southern Colorado group looks for ways to battle tumbleweeds

    Updated: Sat, Mar 15, 2014

    The battle against tumbleweeds may have to be waged without the state's help. So far, Colorado officials say they have no resources to help southeast Colorado counties combat the explosion of tumbleweeds sparked by drought. "They're still looking, but they really don't have any...

  • Ramblin' Man: Colorful Colorado and other signs of the times

    Updated: Fri, Mar 14, 2014

    Colorado is "colorful." Maryland welcomes you and tells you who their governor is. Texas says drive friendly, "the Texas way." Every state has,some type of logo or motto on their state border signs. And it's likely that, somewhere in your photo albums, you have pictures of one....

  • CDOT says it has 'cobbled together' money for Cimarron/I-25 interchange

    Published: Thu, Mar 13, 2014

    The Colorado Department of Transportation has pulled funds "from a variety of sources" to ensure that the Pikes Peak region's most important road project will get the money it needs. Local officials were concerned this month when they learned that all of the funds to complete the $95...

  • Taking bets on gambling: Several Colorado communities consider gaming to revive economies

    Updated: Mon, Mar 10, 2014

    If a fledgling Colorado group led by a Rhode Island company has its way, gambling in Colorado will expand to Arapahoe, Pueblo and Mesa counties. - Other moves are afoot to expand gaming on the Western Slope, and in Trinidad it's getting consideration. - Already rising as a mecca for...

  • RAMBLIN' MAN: Blue tourism signs add $700K to CDOT coffers annually

    Published: Sat, Mar 1, 2014

    Bob Muldrow likes the "Welcome to Colorado Springs" sign halfway between North Gate Boulevard and Interquest Parkway on southbound Interstate 25. He's not so crazy about the sign in front of it. It's blue and big and "almost hides the nice Welcome to Colorado Springs" sign, he said....

  • CDOT has funding shortfall for Cimarron interchange project

    Published: Sat, Mar 1, 2014

    A change in how the Colorado Department of Transportation manages its money might have put the $95 million Cimarron interchange project at risk. The state has managed to come up with around $75 million for the Colorado Springs project, said Doug Lollar, CDOT program engineer for...

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