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Garrison Wells

Police Reporter

  • Ramblin' Man: Orange cones - traffic nuisance or moneymaker?

    Published: Sat, Jan 25, 2014

    Wealth, as wealthy folks know, depends upon trends and smart investing. Rich folk know to look to trends that suggest where money is headed and, more important, where it can be made. Trends at the moment suggest there may be money to be made in solar and wind power, electric cars,...

  • Ramblin' Man: Electric cars pushing gas hogs off the road

    Updated: Fri, Jan 17, 2014

    So how long do you think before electric cars take over? Might be a lot sooner than you imagined. For many Americans, gas-guzzling mega vehicles seem to be an addiction. It's as if we all live in Texas. Bigger is better, damn the cost and impact on environment. Fumes. Give me...

  • RAMBLIN' MAN: You've been warned - don't drive high

    Updated: Sat, Jan 11, 2014

    Used to be the mantra was don't drink and drive. So pass? As of Jan. 1, don't smoke and drive became the driver safety buzzwords in Colorado and Washington. We're not talking about cigarettes. Nor cigars. With pipes, well, it just depends on what you pack it with. So if...

  • Army wife dies before chance at experimental treatment in London

    Updated: Sat, Dec 28, 2013

    When Melissa Klein died, she was holding her husband's hand. John Klein was there at the beginning. He was there at the end. She died like she lived, fighting, wrestling, arguing with the rare genetic condition that threatened her daily. Melissa died at about 10:30 p.m. Friday...

  • Police putting on the heat for DUIs

    Updated: Sat, Dec 28, 2013

    With New Year’s Eve just around the corner, police are ramping up for a  jump in drunk driving from revelers. The Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and 76 other agencies in Colorado kicked off an increase in DUI enforcement Friday that runs through...

  • Ramblin. Man: Colorado Springs filled with scenic views

    Updated: Sat, Dec 28, 2013

    Vantage is everything. In life and on scenic drives. That's why you see lookout points on scenic highways -- places to get a glimpse of history or view nature's highlights on a cross-country drive or road trip. The Pacific Coast Highway in California has them. Like Big Sur. So...

  • Federal unemployment benefits to end Saturday for 3,000 in El Paso County

    Updated: Fri, Dec 27, 2013

    About 3,000 people in El Paso County face the specter Saturday of being both without a job and the federal unemployment checks that help them live day to day. Welcome to the New Year. Without congressional approval, Emergency Unemployment Compensation dies at the end of 2013....

  • Colorado Springs rail plans moving along, but have long way to go

    Published: Mon, Dec 23, 2013

    Even before the wheels hit the track, high-speed rail would have a booming economic impact on Colorado, producing more than 10,000 jobs a year during construction. In all, the project would create 115,000 jobs over a 10-year construction period, said David Krutsinger, transit and rail...

  • Christmas giveaways make the season bright for hundreds Saturday

    Updated: Sun, Dec 22, 2013

    For hundreds of local residents, Christmas came with a gentle touch and a tad early. Saturday was filled with giveaways -- turkeys, coats, stuffed stocking, toys and most specially, bicycles. At the Salvation Army on Yuma Street, the line was 40 families deep at 8 a.m. At 9 a.m.,...

  • Juvenile girl assaulted

    Updated: Sat, Dec 21, 2013

    The occupants of a home on the 1200 block of Florence, including a juvenile girl, were assaulted early Saturday. Colorado Springs Police were called at about 1 a.m. and responded to a report of several suspects trying to confront the residents of the home. The residents ran into...

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