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Matt Steiner

Regional Reporter

  • BOCC passes resolutions in wake of sheriff's account controversy

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    The El Paso County commissioners passed a pair of resolutions Tuesday brought on by uncertainty surrounding a Sheriff's Office bank account that apparently was unnoticed by county auditors for years. The commission made the sheriff's commissary account a part of the county's general...

  • Manitou marijuana store clears final hurdle

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    With the final hurdle cleared, Maggie's Farm is set to open the first recreational marijuana store in El Paso County. Maggie's Farm owner Bill Conkling announces late last week that he hoped top open the Manitou Springs marijuana store on Thursday. And the Pikes Peak Regional...

  • Gazette Exclusive: Manitou Springs recreational marijuana shop to open

    Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Recreational marijuana sales will begin in Manitou Springs on Thursday. Bill Conkling made the announcement late Friday, saying that the "long process" is finally coming to an end. The first recreational pot licensee in El Paso County and the owner of Maggie's Farm medical marijuana...

  • This week: Mark you calendar for these events around Colorado Springs

    Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Woodland Park is celebrating 25 years of its Mayor's Cup Footrace on Saturday. Events for the annual event will include a kid's fun run, 5K and 10K races, and a 5K walk. The event begins with a 7 a.m. registration, which can be done at city-woodlandpark.org. The Colorado Springs...

  • 2014 has been record-tying, deadly year on Colorado waterways

    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    A grim trend that began in late May and surged through June has continued this month on Colorado's rivers. Another rafter died Thursday after the vessel that a 57-year-old Texas woman was riding became lodged in a suck hole and capsized, the Chaffee County Sheriff's Office said....

  • El Paso County sheriff's spokesman Jeff Kramer reassigned

    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Lt. Jeff Kramer will no longer be public information officer for the El Paso County Sheriff's Office. Kramer, who was the primary spokesman for Sheriff Terry Maketa for more than two years, announced Thursday that he is moving to a job in the Sheriff's Office patrol division. Kramer...

  • Road closures Friday and Saturday for Rocky Mountain State Games, downtown celebration

    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Several roads in downtown Colorado Springs will be closed a various times Friday and Saturday for events related to the Rocky Mountain State Games. Closures of Tejon Street and Pikes Peak Avenue will begin at 10 a.m. Friday for the State Games' Downtown Celebration. More downtown...

  • Former treasurer, Sheriff Maketa have conflicting reports about account that held nearly $1 million

    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    Something doesn't jibe when it comes to almost a million dollars of county money. Conflicting reports Wednesday between Sheriff Terry Maketa and former county treasurer Sandra Damron about a sheriff's office account raised more concerns amid accusations surrounding the embattled...

  • Lawyers' letters highlight friction between El Paso County Sheriff's Office, county attorney

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa will be on his own if he wants to continue using high-profile defense attorney Pamela Mackey to defend recent accusations against him. Senior assistant county attorney Diana May reiterated that the county would no longer pay for Mackey's services...

  • CDOT looking for more mitigation opportunities after downpour overwhelms Waldo Canyon burn scar

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    While officials praised flood mitigation work up and down Ute Pass after rains caused road closures Wednesday, a more intense weather event three days later proved that millions of dollars of work can only do so much when heavy storms strike quickly. Saturday’s storm hit the Waldo...

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