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Matt Steiner

Regional Reporter

  • El Paso County commissioners push deadline for approving ballot measures

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    The Board of County Commissioners will be up against a Sept. 5 deadline to potentially pass a pair of ballot questions in time for the November election. One of the measures, approved on first reading Tuesday, would allow El Paso County to use more than $2 million in excess revenue...

  • El Paso County candidate for state House issues apology video after Dems, GOP criticize comments

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    After both Democratic and Republican leaders cried foul Monday, an El Paso County candidate for the state House of Representatives issued a video apology for his comments in a newsletter email comparing a Colorado congressman's bill to beheadings of Christians in Iraq. "Apparently...

  • Woodland Park to vote on community pool

    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    Residents in Woodland Park will decide in November whether the city will pay for a community pool. The City Council voted unanimously Thursday to include a question in the Nov. 4 election asking voters whether Woodland Park should increase its debt to pay for aquatic facilities in the...

  • Tour stresses importance of Colorado grown to state, local economies

    Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    Fountain resident Sara Gudiel watched patiently shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday as Abram Martinez pulled long, freshly roasted green chilies from a container and placed them on a scale. Martinez, a worker at the Safeway store on Mesa Ridge Parkway in Fountain, handed Gudiel a sample...

  • Four arrested in Fountain after boy found unconscious outside house party

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Four adults were arrested by Fountain police on Tuesday after a 17-year-old was found lying unconcious in a roadway near the site of a house party. According to police, officers were investigating a disturbance when they found the boy who they said was unresponsive. He was taken to a...

  • Rain, thunderstorms likely Friday afternoon in the Colorado Springs area

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Rain and possible thunderstorms are likely in the Pikes Peak region Friday afternoon. Forecasters at both the National Weather Service and The Gazette's news partner's at KKTV say a storm system should be moving into the Colorado Springs area by mid-afternoon. The storm will be...

  • Colorado Springs police seek help finding missing 14-year-old girl

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Colorado Springs Police are asking for help finding a 14-year-old girl that has been missing since Aug. 8. According to police, Lexus Banovich Richardson may have run away from home and could still be in the Colorado Springs area. She is described as 5-foot,3-inches tall and about...

  • Plague found in wild rabbit in eastern El Paso County

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    A rash of prairie dogs deaths near Yoder led El Paso County Public Health officials to a wild rabbit that had plague. According to a Public Health report, the rabbit was found dead and tested Thursday for plague. The report said officials also found prairie dog burrows "with no...

  • County may ask voters to give $2M in extra cash to parks

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    El Paso County commissioners could ask voters this November to approve using more than $2 million in extra money on parks, including a proposed acquisition of Jones Park in the forest west of Colorado Springs. The ballot question concerning the $2,044,078 in excess revenue from 2013...

  • Exclusive: Sheriff's Office fills job of commander on administrative leave with familiar name

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    A recent promotion at the El Paso County Sheriff's Office fills a void left when the head of the Patrol Division was put on administrative leave in May after filing an employment complaint against Sheriff Terry Maketa. Former Sheriff's Office spokesman Jeff Kramer was promoted from...

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