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Garrison Wells

Police Reporter

  • Streetcar renaissance envisioned for Colorado Springs

    Updated: Thu, Feb 27, 2014

    A group driven by the desire to get streetcars in Colorado Springs has reached a verbal agreement to acquire the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad rail yard in downtown Colorado Springs. There are a lot of ifs, though. The railroad last week agreed -- at least in principle --...

  • Colorado tumbleweed explosion creating hazards and headaches for many

    Updated: Sun, Feb 23, 2014

    Water-starved Colorado is becoming fertile ground for unexpected - and tough to eradicate - pests. They roll across the eastern plains - some as large as ostriches - prickly flotsam that are as much a piece of Western history as stagecoaches and dust devils. There is even a song...

  • Some U.S. 24 commuters say flood work delays worth it to make highway safer

    Updated: Sun, Feb 23, 2014

    One night soon after culvert construction started on U.S. 24, traffic was a nightmare. A crash coupled with work on a culvert near the mouth of Waldo Canyon that reduced westbound traffic to a single lane slowed traffic to a crawl Tuesday evening. It was, said Bob Wilson, spokesman...

  • All things equine at Colorado Springs Horseman’s Day

    Published: Sat, Feb 22, 2014

    Mary Kreider's horse, Monty, died about 10 years ago. Saturday, she was selling his saddle, a well-used, but beautiful thing perched atop a mount in the cavernous indoor arena at the Norris Penrose Event Center. She was also selling custom-made bits from South Africa at the...

  • Police investigate two shootings

    Updated: Sat, Feb 22, 2014

    Colorado Springs Police are investigating two shootings - one Friday night and another Saturday morning. At about 8:15 p.m. Friday, police were dispatched to the 3000 block of Illinois Avenue to investigate multiple calls of shots fired. They found spent shell casings and a vehicle...

  • RAMBLIN' MAN: Transportation options sought as population increases

    Updated: Sat, Feb 22, 2014

    If you think the roads in El Paso County are bad now, just wait. The county's population is expected to balloon to nearly 1 million residents by the year 2040. More people. More vehicles. More tires on the road. Today, according to the State Demography Office, the population in...

  • Marijuana social club back open in Colorado Springs after panel grants appeal

    Updated: Fri, Feb 21, 2014

    There was a smoke-filled celebration Thursday night at Studio A64. Because it was allowed. The Colorado Springs Planning Commission on Thursday approved an appeal by the private club's owner of a citation that said pot smoking was not allowed at the club under zoning regulations....

  • RAMBLIN' MAN: Cellphone switch a life-shaking event

    Updated: Sat, Feb 15, 2014

    Changing from the iPhone to the Android is cataclysmic. It's a seismic thing, like changing churches. One day you are a Methodist. Then, inexplicably, you decide to become Scientologist. For four days, my life was a-kilter. I wandered the desert, an arid place with other lost...

  • Black Forest seeks 'spark plugs' to rouse Firewise

    Updated: Fri, Feb 14, 2014

    The Black Forest Fire Rescue/Protection District is looking for a few "spark plugs" to help transform the Black Forest area into a group of "Firewise Communities." Spark plug is the name Firewise gives to people who take the lead in convincing a community to take part in a national...

  • Colorado Springs streetcar group plans to make bid on property

    Updated: Wed, Feb 12, 2014

    A nonprofit group that wants to put trolleys on Colorado Springs streets is nearing a deadline to acquire downtown property for a museum, offices, storage and maintenance. The Pikes Peak Historical Street Railway Foundation, which owns the rights to put streetcars in the city, will...

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