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Garrison Wells

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  • DIA sets traffic record for international passengers

    Updated: Thu, May 1, 2014

    Denver International Airport set a record in March for the number of international passengers in one month, according to a news release.Overall passenger traffic also continued to climb in 2014, the airport said. The number of passengers traveling on international flights jumped from...

  • RAMBLIN' MAN: Signs of spring include increased road work

    Published: Sat, Apr 26, 2014

    Ah, 'tis spring. The buds they are going green. The lawns are shifting from drab to lush. Tiny flowers are peeking through the soil carefully - because it's Colorado. One day it's 70. The next it's in the 30s and snow plops down in heavy white splotches. These are the signs of...

  • Law enforcement from neighboring states agree, Colorado has strongest marijuana in the world

    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    When it comes to quality and potency, Colorado pot is at the high end of the spectrum. "There is no place in the world where you can buy as strong marijuana legally as you can in Colorado," said Mark Overman, sheriff of Scotts Bluff County, Neb. "It's the most powerful stuff you can...

  • Emotions over anti-abortion campaign and SB 175 clash during Saturday Mass at Planned Parenthood

    Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    The final day of an international campaign against abortion called "40 Days for Life" ended Saturday in Colorado Springs with a Catholic Mass in front of Planned Parenthood - accompanied by honking horns and loud chants from about a dozen protesters. On one side, about 40 pro-life...

  • Ramblin' Man: Driving stoned and driving drunk not the same

    Updated: Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    In its campaign against pot and driving, the Colorado Department of Transportation has created videos that get the point across gently. They're funny. There's the guy getting ready to shoot a foul shot. He's standing at the line bouncing the basketball as he prepares to shoot....

  • Search-and-rescue bloodhound paws back, announced new Divide mayor

    Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    Editor's Note: Bias alert, Garrison Wells is a dog person. It's a three-way tie in the four-legged race for Mayor of Divide. It's so tight that a last-minute push for votes could make the difference, says Nancy Adams, funding coordinator for the Teller County Regional Animal...

  • 'Blood Relatives:' Murder is all in the family for Colorado Springs-area woman

    Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Dianna Taylor would describe herself as "knee high to a grasshopper." When she worked for Manatee County Sheriff Charlie Wells in Florida as supervisor of forensic crime scene section, he called her "Little Bit." At 4-foot-11-inches, she may be tiny. Don't let it fool you. She is...

  • Colorado highway funding pie pits urban against rural interests

    Updated: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    Officials and lobbying groups are concerned that new formulas being considered for transportation funding in Colorado may shortchange rural areas. Areas that might feel the pinch if the Colorado Department of Transportation starts using population as one of its gauges for doling out...

  • Ramblin' Man: Distracted? If you're driving you shouldn't be

    Published: Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    April is "Distracted Driving Awareness Month." Says the Colorado Department of Transportation: "Lose the blindfold." "The only thing less predictable than Colorado weather in the spring is a driver texting alongside you," CDOT says. "They might as well be wearing a blindfold."...

  • Rural drivers target of seat belt campaign

    Updated: Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    Drivers on rural roads beware. There’s a target on your back, especially if you tend to drive without a seat belt. The Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and 28 rural law enforcement agencies throughout the state are taking part in Click It or Ticket seat belt...