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Garrison Wells

Police Reporter

  • Africa Day draws diverse crowd

    Updated: Sat, Mar 29, 2014

    First the food came, things like beet root with chili bean and curry from South Africa. Then the drums thrummed and dancers' bodies writhed in traditional dance. There was bright, traditional garb everywhere, lots of bare feet and decorated faces.In this way, Africa came to...

  • Ramblin' Man: Want to go faster? Try Idaho or Isle of Man

    Updated: Sat, Mar 29, 2014

    There are some people who know what top end means. These are American gearheads, for whom flying down highways at breakneck speeds is recreation. It's a stress reliever capped only by speed limits. To these folks, speed limits are made to be broken. In Colorado, that's 75 mph....

  • Dirt track racing may get a boost

    Updated: Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    If you like the feel of a high-powered engine throbbing through you chest as vehicles barrel around a dirt track splattering spectators at the curves, good news. The El Paso County Fairgrounds Corp. wants to make things better.So they are doing what most governmental and...

  • Peterson Road detours start Thursday at Constitution

    Updated: Wed, Mar 26, 2014

    North and south bound traffic on Peterson Road at Constitution Avenue will be detoured for pipeline work starting Thursday. The detour is expected to last until March 31, according to a news release from El Paso County government. A new water pipeline is being installed under...

  • Neighboring states say more Colorado marijuana coming across borders, but stats don't yet back that claim

    Updated: Mon, Mar 24, 2014

    Recreational marijuana from Colorado isn't exactly surging across state lines in mass quantities - at least not that law enforcement is aware of. There's evidence, however, at least anecdotally, that illegal pot border-crossings are up slightly since Jan. 1, when it became legal for...

  • 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,...

  • Cimarron bridge work to hamper traffic

    Updated: Fri, Mar 21, 2014

    The two eastbound lanes of Cimarron Street on the bridge east of I-25 will shift toward the center as workers repair damage that may have been caused by the winter’s freeze-thaw cycles.  The repair is expected to take between 30 and 60 days, according to a news release from the...

  • 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...

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