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Garrison Wells

Police Reporter

  • Wildfire experts share insight into Black Forest fire and importance of mitigation

    Updated: Sun, Feb 9, 2014

    Wildfire experts are likely to be studying the Black Forest fire for years. They will look at what caused it, how it progressed into the most damaging wildfire in Colorado history and how it could have been ameliorated. Two local experts asking those questions are Walt Seelye and...

  • Ramblin' Man: Colorado Springs military members like to text while driving

    Updated: Sat, Feb 8, 2014

    Members of the military in Colorado Spring aren't exactly immune to bad driving habits. Many of them, according to a recent report, text while they are behind the wheel. According to a survey by United Services Automobile Association that targeted 900 active-duty service members...

  • Revelers celebrate Sochi Olympics in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Sat, Feb 8, 2014

    Downtown Colorado Springs went all Sochi Friday night. Extreme snowmobilers soared through the air, then slammed onto a large steel ramp that sat in the middle of Tejon Street. There were rock climbers, acrobats, musicians, hot chocolate and vodka served on an ice bar. Colorado...

  • Business Partnership met to discuss water issues facing state

    Updated: Wed, Feb 5, 2014

    Colorado's looming water crisis got some attention Wednesday. With the state's population expected to double to 10 million by 2050, Colorado will need another 500,000 acre feet of water, said Alan Hamel, chairman of the Colorado Water Conservation Board. "If we just stand by, we...

  • Super Sundays not always sunny, as expected in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Sun, Feb 2, 2014

    Super Bowl Sunday will be sunny - but cold - in Colorado Springs. But, after the last two days of slick roads, snow and crashes, it might be a welcome break. "The good thing is Sunday is going to be mostly sunny so everybody will have a good day," said Peggy Perales, of the...

  • Ramblin' Man: Police planning Super Sunday of DUI enforcement

    Updated: Sat, Feb 1, 2014

    It's the Super Bowl. The Denver Broncos are in it. It's time to eat, drink and be merry. Only, don't drink too much. It could get you busted, or worse. Don't do a Justin Bieber. Law enforcers are getting ready for a rash of DUIs and crashes. Las Vegas is ramping up patrols on...

  • Winter weather advisory remains in effect for Colorado Springs area; Super Bowl Sunday looks better

    Updated: Sat, Feb 1, 2014

    Super Bowl Sunday will be sunny – but cold – in the Springs. After the last two days of cold and crashes, slick roads and snow, it will be a welcome break. “The good thing is tomorrow (Sunday) is going to be mostly sunny so everybody will have a good day,” said Peggy...

  • List: top 10 dogs in U.S.

    Updated: Fri, Jan 31, 2014

    My dog didn’t make it. Did yours’? I know this blog is supposed to be about transportation, so a dog story is a reach. But they walk and run and otherwise transport themselves so I figured, what the heck. Some pull dogsleds. Others are service dogs. They get around. So...

  • Downtown Colorado Springs takes on a Russian flavor for Olympic celebration

    Updated: Thu, Jan 30, 2014

    If you want to see the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, you can hop on an airplane out of Colorado Springs and fly to Sochi Aeroport. It's about 18 hours with a couple of stops - or up to 40 hours depending on the flight, where it stops on the way and how long the...

  • Black Forest fire lesson is mitigation works - when everyone does it

    Updated: Wed, Jan 29, 2014

    One of the major lessons from the Black Forest fire was that mitigation worked. A good example was Cathedral Pines, where the upscale community, including the developer, worked to mitigate wildfire risk. It paid off, said Keith Worley, forester with Forestree Development. He is...

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