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Garrison Wells

Police Reporter

  • New I-25 lanes in Colorado Springs may be open for Thanksgiving

    Updated: Mon, Nov 25, 2013

    Construction crews will be hard at work the next few days in a push to get a third lane of Interstate 25 in north Colorado Springs open by Thanksgiving Day. The segment they are concentrating on runs from Woodmen Road to Interquest Parkway in both directions. The opening of that...

  • Two Cañon City girls discover the joy helping Black Forest fire victims

    Updated: Sun, Nov 24, 2013

    For her 12th birthday, Briley Christensen would have received a lot of presents. She gave it all up to help Black Forest fire survivors. Saturday, Briley, her mom, Cristy, and father, Matt, gave four boxes of what could have been birthday presents to an organization formed to help...

  • Ramblin' Man: Roads come and go, but power towers endure

    Updated: Fri, Nov 22, 2013

    There's an 800-pound gorilla in the middle of the Austin Bluffs Parkway corridor project. It's one of those things that, when you roll up to it on the road, you go around. Like a semitruck. A building. A squirrel. Or a six-armed metal power pole holding 120,000-volt transmission...

  • Castle Rock couple, ACLU sue to obtain details on police shooting

    Updated: Thu, Nov 21, 2013

    The American Civil Liberties Union and a Castle Rock couple have sued the town of Castle Rock and Castle Rock Police chief to obtain information related to the shooting of the couple's parked car by a police officer while they were sitting in it and the office rwas chasing a burglary...

  • Colorado Springs residents get look at proposed Front Range rail system

    Updated: Thu, Nov 21, 2013

    Traveling from Colorado Springs to Denver International Airport would take about 55 minutes on a high-speed train burning along at about 220 miles per hour. The trip to south suburban Denver would take 33 minutes, and getting to Fort Collins would take slightly more than an hour and...

  • Striping to shut down on- and off-ramps to Interstate 25 in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Wed, Nov 20, 2013

    Highway striping will shut down on- and off-ramps on Interstate 25 through Nov. 26.  Detours will be in place.  Here is the striping schedule: – 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19 to 5:30 a.m., Wed., Nov. 20 Northbound I-25 from Interquest Parkway to Black Squirrel Creek...

  • High-speed rail focus of meeting in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Mon, Nov 18, 2013

    The Colorado Department of Transportation on Wednesday will hold an open house for residents who want to know more about the possibility of high-speed rail in Colorado. The meeting will be at the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments offices at 15 S. 7th St. in Colorado Springs from...

  • Ramblin' Man: The future of travel might already be here

    Updated: Sat, Nov 16, 2013

    Don't fret so much about highway congestion. Don't shout, stamp your feet and tear your hair out. No deep, guttural growls are necessary, even as you drive through that maze of orange cones on North Nevada Avenue and Austin Bluffs Parkway. Because all that highway work isn't the...

  • Colorado Springs recycles its share

    Published: Sat, Nov 16, 2013

    Eldon Hunter did his part to clean up Colorado Springs Saturday. He pulled up at Blue Star Recyclers in his restored, Ford stepside pickup, a hulking RCA television in the bed and its stand, then helped a couple of guys pull it from his truck. "That TV's got a great picture," he...

  • Colorado drivers likely to have option to pay to for the fast lane

    Published: Sat, Nov 16, 2013

    Drivers on Colorado roads who are willing to pay for a less congested lane will likely have more opportunities to do so in the coming years. In its latest round of funding, the Colorado Department of Transportation pegged project money for at least four toll lanes - some pending...

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