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Matt Steiner

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Matt joined The Gazette in 2005, left briefly, and rejoined in August 2015.

Signs with the Colorado Springs logo were posted at Strawberry Hill open space earlier this year.
Signs with the Colorado Springs logo were posted at Strawberry Hill open space earlier this year. (Gazette file)
FLYING W TREES
In this file photo, Boy Scout member Jared Shumway holds a ponderosa pine tree sapling in place as he and seven other troop members joined about a hundred volunteers Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the Flying W Ranch to reforest the property that burned in the Waldo Canyon Fire. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
Volunteers hike through the remains of the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire where they installed log erosion barriers Friday, March 27, 2015, at the Flying W Ranch. In the 2016 flood season officials are talking about the potential danger of dead trees falling and coming out of the burn area in the event of flash floods. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Amy Lathen spoke Thursday, May 19, 2016, about her plans to leave her County Commissioner post early. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Signs with the Colorado Springs logo were posted at Strawberry Hill open space Tuesday.
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Colorado Springs businessman and former Colorado Springs City Council member Richard Skorman has been giving tours to those who want to learn more about Strawberry Fields. He looks over the meadow and views of Strawberry Fields from a high vantage point on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. (photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
Andre Brackin
The Calhan Rock Island Railroad Depot is a historic railroad station located in Calhan, east of Colorado Springs. The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad provided transportation between Colorado Springs and Kansas until it went into bankruptcy in the early 1970s. The depot, built in 1906, still stands on its original site. The rails were removed and sold for scrap by 1994. The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad provided transportation between Colorado Springs and Kansas until they declared bankruptcy in the 1970's. A couple of groups composed of railroad enthusiasts want to restore the old depot and make it into a railroad museum. Dr. Douglas Hespol (right), a member of the Rocky Mountain Railroad Heritage Society, takes photos of the old building on Thursday, May 5, 2016. (photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)