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Matt Steiner

Regional Reporter

  • New Manitou Springs spa gets blessing with sacred pipe ceremony

    Yesterday

    MANITOU SPRINGS - One by one, about two dozen people on Wednesday morning passed five colorful sacred pipes around a small room on the third floor of a building in Manitou Springs. The group thoughtfully took in the smoke from the pipes, or chanupas as the Northern Ute Tribe...

  • Colorado Springs police name Volunteer of the Year

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    The Colorado Springs Police honored Barbara Trombley as its Volunteer of the Year during the Community Advancing Public Safety luncheon on Monday. Trombley, who in multiple areas with the police department, was given the award shortly before 1 p.m. at the Volunteer Appreciation...

  • Fire and rain: Region girds for disasters

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Wildfire ravaged the mountains west of Colorado Springs on a hot, dry day in June 2012 after smoke billowed out of Waldo Canyon. Two lives, 347 homes and acre upon acre of national forest and a city neighborhood were destroyed. As residents began to adapt to post-disaster life, many...

  • Cities now struggling from past fire-suppression efforts

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Peter Brown, the keynote speaker at the 2014 Colorado Wildland Fire Conference in Glenwood Springs, described a pattern Wednesday evening of fire suppression that began in the late 19th Century and has left 21st Century fire officials scrambling to stop the western United States from...

  • Colorado Wildfire risk predicted worsen, unless policies change

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Bill Hahnenberg took the mic before a packed room at Wednesday's opening day of the 2014 Colorado Wildland Fire Conference and set an ominous tone with his opening presentation. Hahnenberg's monologue painted a dark picture of a state and large section of the country that he says is...

  • Flood, fire mitigation work around Colorado Springs will soon be complete, but land won't heal as quickly

    Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Pikes Peak area residents don't have to travel far to see reminders of what two years of fires and floods have done to communities and the land that surrounds them. They see it up close and personal in Black Forest, Manitou Springs, Mountain Shadows and along almost every stretch of...

  • Colorado wildfire conference a chance to share lessons learned

    Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Fire officials, emergency managers and disaster planners from across Colorado will be in Glenwood Springs this week at a wildfire conference. Doug Paul, chairman of the organizing committee for the 2014 Colorado Wildland Fire Conference, said the gathering ran for more than a decade...

  • Apple orchards dodge a weather bullet, growers say

    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    The spring storm that passed over Colorado Springs didn't leave behind as much snow as originally predicted, but enough to make 2013-2014 the snowiest season in 13 years, according to the National Weather Service. The official report from the Colorado Springs Airport was 1.5 inches,...

  • Major mitigation work continues in the Colorado Springs area

    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Volunteers and paid crews are working across the Pikes Peak region on wildfire and flood mitigation after two years of devastating disasters. Still, building a cohesive fire mitigation effort is a challenge, as is persuading homeowners to mitigate fire danger, officials said. Getting...

  • Colorado officials worry about fire dangers from target shooting

    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Target shooters, beware. As summer nears, temperatures will rise, winds will pick up, forest fuels will dry out and the increasingly popular hobby that sends loud cracks of gunfire echoing through U.S. Forest Service lands will become more dangerous. A recent brush fire near...

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