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Garrison Wells

Police Reporter

  • Ramblin' Man: Electric motorcycles born to be mild on environment

    Updated: Sat, Dec 21, 2013

    What travels 0 to 60 mph in a mere four seconds, has no emissions, is entirely electric and runs on two wheels? If you guessed the Saietta R, you aren't just correct. You're brilliant! The Saietta, an electric commuting bike made in London by Agility Global, made its United...

  • Pyroterrorism a real threat, but unlikely cause of Colorado wildfires, experts say

    Updated: Fri, Dec 20, 2013

    Experts are putting a damper on rumors - spreading like wildfire on the Internet - that the blazes in Waldo Canyon and Black Forest were set by terrorists. Still, they say, the threat of pyroterrorism is not something that can be ignored. "The potential is always there for...

  • Feed the Children offers more than food to thousands

    Updated: Sat, Dec 14, 2013

    Thousands of local residents on the low end of the wage scale learned what Christmas is really about Saturday. They were the recipients of gift giving, from clothes to toys, to food and even haircuts and portraits. "This is what we consider doing church," said Ro'i Steiner,...

  • Marijuana enforcement offices open ahead of Jan.1 retail-sales launch

    Updated: Sat, Dec 14, 2013

    The Colorado Department of Revenue is beefing up its marijuana enforcement group, girding for the state's recreational pot sales, which start Jan. 1. The first office will be in Colorado Springs, which will have a staff of eight: a criminal investigation supervisor, two...

  • Ramblin' Man: Time for the airplane cell-phone minority to speak up

    Updated: Fri, Dec 13, 2013

    I, for one, hope that the Federal Communications Commission in its wisdom lets all of us chat on our cell phones on airplanes. I know you are with me. Tens and tens of you. I WANT to sit between a pair of jabbering airline passengers. I WANT to hear the person on my left arguing...

  • Douglas County dog door burglar detained

    Updated: Fri, Dec 13, 2013

    Doggie doors aren't just for the dogs. Sometimes, burglars like to use them too. One woman has been arrested as part of an investigation into a rash of doggie door burglaries in Douglas County. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is holding 20-year-old Mackenzie Mavis on...

  • Family property in Black Forest has changed, still hold memories

    Updated: Wed, Dec 11, 2013

    Six months after the Black Forest fire roared through the community north of Colorado Springs, Alan Havens still lives in temporary quarters. It's a common scene: burned out residents living in motorhomes and trailers, fending off the winter while they rebuild. "Until two days ago,...

  • Black Forest couple celebrates house-warming

    Updated: Sun, Dec 1, 2013

    Home sweet garage. It may not be the high-end cabin and two-story workshop Dale and Theresa Knoll lived in before the Black Forest fire burned them out, but it's home for now, a cozy place to stay as winter sets in. The pair held a house-warming celebration Saturday at their new digs...

  • Black Thursday and Gray Friday are the color of money

    Updated: Sat, Nov 30, 2013

    The midnight special at Chapel Hills Mall Friday morning was abuzz with party atmosphere. One store, H&M, was the star. Youthful shoppers in party mode were lined up about 60 deep down the hall from the entrance of the store a half hour before it opened. Spectators watched as...

  • For Leonard James, recovery is now one small step at a time

    Updated: Thu, Nov 28, 2013

    Life for Leonard James has moved in tiny steps since he was shot in the back about nine months ago. The pain lingers. So does the bullet, a .45-caliber round lodged in his spine. But feeling is beginning to return, too, not just in his legs, but in his heart, he says, his palm...

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