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Garrison Wells

Police Reporter

  • Austin Bluffs project impacts include lane reductions, signal work

    Updated: Thu, Feb 20, 2014

    On Friday, Feb. 21 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., traffic signals at the intersection of Austin Bluffs Parkway and Stanton Road will not work because of signal work. During the  outage, police will direct traffic through the intersection. On Saturday, Feb. 22 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., westbound...

  • Lane of I-25 north to be closed Wednesday night

    Updated: Wed, Feb 19, 2014

    The left lane of northbound Interstate 25 will be closed just north of North Academy Boulevard overnight. That lane will be shut down from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Thursday for construction work to the median, the Colorado Department of Transportation says in a new release. For more...

  • RAMBLIN' MAN: Cellphone switch a life-shaking event

    Updated: Sat, Feb 15, 2014

    Changing from the iPhone to the Android is cataclysmic. It's a seismic thing, like changing churches. One day you are a Methodist. Then, inexplicably, you decide to become Scientologist. For four days, my life was a-kilter. I wandered the desert, an arid place with other lost...

  • Black Forest seeks 'spark plugs' to rouse Firewise

    Updated: Fri, Feb 14, 2014

    The Black Forest Fire Rescue/Protection District is looking for a few "spark plugs" to help transform the Black Forest area into a group of "Firewise Communities." Spark plug is the name Firewise gives to people who take the lead in convincing a community to take part in a national...

  • With warmer weather, road crews ramp up work on I-25

    Updated: Fri, Feb 14, 2014

    Good weather means more road work and the Colorado Department of Transportation says that road construction crews will be out during this warm, dry spell. Through Thursday of next week, temperatures are expected to be in the high 40s and 50s with no expectation of precipitation. That...

  • Colorado Springs streetcar group plans to make bid on property

    Updated: Wed, Feb 12, 2014

    A nonprofit group that wants to put trolleys on Colorado Springs streets is nearing a deadline to acquire downtown property for a museum, offices, storage and maintenance. The Pikes Peak Historical Street Railway Foundation, which owns the rights to put streetcars in the city, will...

  • Cops net 315 in Colorado for DUI over Super Bowl weekend

    Updated: Wed, Feb 12, 2014

    Ramped up law enforcers in Colorado nabbed 315 residents for DUI over Super Bowl weekend. Increased enforcement ran from Jan. 31 through Feb. 3, according to a news release from the Colorado Department of Transportation. “We know that Broncos fans are some of the most respectful...

  • 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...

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