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Garrison Wells

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  • Suthers to Pikes Peak grads: Be a good ancestor

    Updated: Sat, May 17, 2014

    About 350 students who took part in Pikes Peak Community College's graduation ceremonies Saturday were sent off with a pair of messages: Become good ancestors and meet change head-on. "This goal of becoming a good ancestor has helped me focus on important things in life," said...

  • Cure for major Colorado Springs interchange is on the way

    Updated: Fri, May 16, 2014

    The Fillmore Street/I-25 interchange got a $2 million gift. That gift guarantees the $13 million highway project will be fully funded. "It was originally an $11 million project," said Jason Wilkinson, spokesman for the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments. "Then the Colorado...

  • Renowned inventor gives tips to innovators while being honored in Manitou Springs

    Updated: Sat, May 10, 2014

    Eat just one meal a day, deprive yourself of oxygen underwater and ingest a brain food concoction of your own creation and you, too, might someday lay claim to being one of the world's top inventors. Those are among the secrets of Yoshiro Nakamatsu, the brain behind more than 3,400...

  • RAMBLIN' MAN: Colorado Springs bike culture doesn't include commuters

    Updated: Sat, May 10, 2014

    It's the time of year to dust off your skimpy bike shorts and pray they fit. Snap on that helmet. Scrounge around for those knee and elbow pads. And the gloves, the gloves, where are the gloves? It's happening all over Colorado as the temperatures climb and the sun rolls up from...

  • Multiple lane closures expected for I-25 expansion work

    Updated: Fri, May 9, 2014

    Paving work is scheduled to begin this month and will continue throughout the summer on the I-25 expansion project from Woodmen Road to Highway 105. That work will be done at night to minimize traffic impacts, but drivers are reminded that there will be multiple lane closures and speed...

  • Colorado Springs plans more roundabouts, instead of traffic lights, at intersections

    Updated: Thu, May 8, 2014

    Roundabouts, the circular intersection islands that replace stop signs and stoplights, are lauded by traffic engineers because they cost less and are safer than intersections with signal lights. And it's a good thing drivers have slowly been getting used to them, because Colorado...

  • Cinco de Mayo a chance for Colorado Springs residents to celebrate heritage with food, music, cars

    Updated: Sun, May 4, 2014

    Jose Soto put the finishing touches on his 1963 Chevrolet Impala convertible, the mirrors placed so viewers could see the car's under carriage. A little thing, perhaps, but critical if he was going to win the car show. Last year, he placed first in his class and won Best of Show....

  • RAMBLIN' MAN: Statewide campaign nets 500 drivers in Pikes Peak region

    Updated: Fri, May 2, 2014

    It's hard to miss a Colorado State Patrol vehicle. Silver, blue and black, with a light bar on top. Often they are on the side of a highway, a noticeable presence. And that's OK. Slow down. Strap on your seat belt and drop the cell phone. It's when they pull in behind you,...

  • Austin Bluffs Parkway project's latest lane closings, restrictions

    Updated: Fri, May 2, 2014

    Get ready for some more changes on Austin Bluffs Parkway.Because of paving, the following streets will be impacted, according to a news release from the City of Colorado Springs.Turquoise Drive will be closed on Monday, May 5 from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Access to Turquoise to and from...

  • Expect delays on I-25 as work ramps up on expansion project

    Updated: Fri, May 2, 2014

    Drivers can expect temporary delays in the coming days as crews continue to install new lighting on Interstate 25 and on North Gate Boulevard, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.In addition to installing light poles, crews are pulling wire and working with local...