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Garrison Wells

Police Reporter

  • CDOT has funding shortfall for Cimarron interchange project

    Published: Sat, Mar 1, 2014

    A change in how the Colorado Department of Transportation manages its money might have put the $95 million Cimarron interchange project at risk. The state has managed to come up with around $75 million for the Colorado Springs project, said Doug Lollar, CDOT program engineer for...

  • Streetcar renaissance envisioned for Colorado Springs

    Updated: Thu, Feb 27, 2014

    A group driven by the desire to get streetcars in Colorado Springs has reached a verbal agreement to acquire the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad rail yard in downtown Colorado Springs. There are a lot of ifs, though. The railroad last week agreed -- at least in principle --...

  • Median work to close two lanes of I-25 Wednesday night

    Updated: Wed, Feb 26, 2014

    The left two lanes of southbound Interstate 25 just north of North Academy Boulevard will be closed for median work starting late Wednesday night. The closure will run from 11 p.m. Wednesday to 5 a.m. Thursday, according to a news release from the Colorado Department of Transportation....

  • DOT wants to know what you think about cell phones on airplanes

    Updated: Tue, Feb 25, 2014

    Here’s your chance to be heard on whether the person seated next to you on the airliner can jabber away all she wants on her cell phone on your next flight to, say, Tampa. Go to the U.S.  Department of Transportation web site and let them know what you think. To comment, go here....

  • Colorado tumbleweed explosion creating hazards and headaches for many

    Updated: Sun, Feb 23, 2014

    Water-starved Colorado is becoming fertile ground for unexpected - and tough to eradicate - pests. They roll across the eastern plains - some as large as ostriches - prickly flotsam that are as much a piece of Western history as stagecoaches and dust devils. There is even a song...

  • Some U.S. 24 commuters say flood work delays worth it to make highway safer

    Updated: Sun, Feb 23, 2014

    One night soon after culvert construction started on U.S. 24, traffic was a nightmare. A crash coupled with work on a culvert near the mouth of Waldo Canyon that reduced westbound traffic to a single lane slowed traffic to a crawl Tuesday evening. It was, said Bob Wilson, spokesman...

  • All things equine at Colorado Springs Horseman’s Day

    Published: Sat, Feb 22, 2014

    Mary Kreider's horse, Monty, died about 10 years ago. Saturday, she was selling his saddle, a well-used, but beautiful thing perched atop a mount in the cavernous indoor arena at the Norris Penrose Event Center. She was also selling custom-made bits from South Africa at the...

  • Police investigate two shootings

    Updated: Sat, Feb 22, 2014

    Colorado Springs Police are investigating two shootings - one Friday night and another Saturday morning. At about 8:15 p.m. Friday, police were dispatched to the 3000 block of Illinois Avenue to investigate multiple calls of shots fired. They found spent shell casings and a vehicle...

  • RAMBLIN' MAN: Transportation options sought as population increases

    Updated: Sat, Feb 22, 2014

    If you think the roads in El Paso County are bad now, just wait. The county's population is expected to balloon to nearly 1 million residents by the year 2040. More people. More vehicles. More tires on the road. Today, according to the State Demography Office, the population in...

  • Marijuana social club back open in Colorado Springs after panel grants appeal

    Updated: Fri, Feb 21, 2014

    There was a smoke-filled celebration Thursday night at Studio A64. Because it was allowed. The Colorado Springs Planning Commission on Thursday approved an appeal by the private club's owner of a citation that said pot smoking was not allowed at the club under zoning regulations....

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