More Garrison Wells Articles

  • Law enforcement from neighboring states agree, Colorado has strongest marijuana in the world

    by garrison wells garrison.wells@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    When it comes to quality and potency, Colorado pot is at the high end of the spectrum. "There is no place in the world where you can buy as strong marijuana legally as you can in Colorado," said Mark Overman, sheriff of Scotts Bluff County, Neb. "It's the most powerful stuff you can...

  • Emotions over anti-abortion campaign and SB 175 clash during Saturday Mass at Planned Parenthood

    by garrison wells garrison.wells@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    The final day of an international campaign against abortion called "40 Days for Life" ended Saturday in Colorado Springs with a Catholic Mass in front of Planned Parenthood - accompanied by honking horns and loud chants from about a dozen protesters. On one side, about 40 pro-life...

  • Ramblin' Man: Driving stoned and driving drunk not the same

    by garrison wells garrison.wells@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    In its campaign against pot and driving, the Colorado Department of Transportation has created videos that get the point across gently. They're funny. There's the guy getting ready to shoot a foul shot. He's standing at the line bouncing the basketball as he prepares to shoot....

  • Search-and-rescue bloodhound paws back, announced new Divide mayor

    by garrison wells garrison.gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    Editor's Note: Bias alert, Garrison Wells is a dog person. It's a three-way tie in the four-legged race for Mayor of Divide. It's so tight that a last-minute push for votes could make the difference, says Nancy Adams, funding coordinator for the Teller County Regional Animal...

  • 'Blood Relatives:' Murder is all in the family for Colorado Springs-area woman

    by garrison wells garrison.wells@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Dianna Taylor would describe herself as "knee high to a grasshopper." When she worked for Manatee County Sheriff Charlie Wells in Florida as supervisor of forensic crime scene section, he called her "Little Bit." At 4-foot-11-inches, she may be tiny. Don't let it fool you. She is...

  • Colorado highway funding pie pits urban against rural interests

    by garrison wells garrison.wells@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    Officials and lobbying groups are concerned that new formulas being considered for transportation funding in Colorado may shortchange rural areas. Areas that might feel the pinch if the Colorado Department of Transportation starts using population as one of its gauges for doling out...

  • Ramblin' Man: Distracted? If you're driving you shouldn't be

    by garrison wells garrison.wells@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    April is "Distracted Driving Awareness Month." Says the Colorado Department of Transportation: "Lose the blindfold." "The only thing less predictable than Colorado weather in the spring is a driver texting alongside you," CDOT says. "They might as well be wearing a blindfold."...

  • Africa Day draws diverse crowd

    by garrison wells garrison.wells@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Mar 29, 2014

    First the food came, things like beet root with chili bean and curry from South Africa. Then the drums thrummed and dancers' bodies writhed in traditional dance. There was bright, traditional garb everywhere, lots of bare feet and decorated faces.In this way, Africa came to...

  • Ramblin' Man: Want to go faster? Try Idaho or Isle of Man

    by garrison wells garrison.wells@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Mar 29, 2014

    There are some people who know what top end means. These are American gearheads, for whom flying down highways at breakneck speeds is recreation. It's a stress reliever capped only by speed limits. To these folks, speed limits are made to be broken. In Colorado, that's 75 mph....

  • Neighboring states say more Colorado marijuana coming across borders, but stats don't yet back that claim

    by garrison wells garrison.wells@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Mar 24, 2014

    Recreational marijuana from Colorado isn't exactly surging across state lines in mass quantities - at least not that law enforcement is aware of. There's evidence, however, at least anecdotally, that illegal pot border-crossings are up slightly since Jan. 1, when it became legal for...

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