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Matt Steiner

Regional Reporter

  • Computer crash temporarily restricts drivers license renewals

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    A system failure on the state level restricted driver's license services for more than two hours all over Colorado on Friday. According to the El Paso County Clerk & Recorder's office, their offices remained open during the failure as the issue restricted only replacement and renewal...

  • Pueblo County to start issuing same sex marriage licenses Friday

    Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Pueblo County Clerk and Recorder's Office will start issuing same sex marriage licenses Friday. The decision was made after Denver on Thursday joined with Boulder County to issue them, according to news reports. Pueblo County Clerk and Recorder Gilbert Ortiz had last week decided...

  • Manitou Springs "better prepared" because of flood mitigation projects

    Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Standing deep inside Williams Canyon next to concrete walls built to guide floodwaters, boulders, logs and other debris into steel nets and a sediment retention pond, Roger Miller paused briefly and let out a deep sigh when asked if Manitou Springs is safer now than during the summer...

  • Second Manitou business takes step toward retail pot

    Updated: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    A second business has taken its first step toward opening a recreational marijuana store in Manitou Springs. The City Council gave Maggie's Farm medical marijuana centers the nod in early May for a recreational store just east of U.S. 24 on Manitou Avenue. On July 1, the council...

  • Maketa recall effort making final push for petition signatures

    Updated: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    The petition drive effort to recall El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa might come down to the wire. Randy Stagner, the recall committee's leader, and his army of volunteers have until 1 p.m. Saturday to gather 44,387 valid signatures on a petition to have the recall on November's...

  • Fort Carson unit greeted in return from Afghanistan

    Updated: Sun, Jul 6, 2014

    The crowd didn't hesitate. As soon as members of the 242nd Ordnance Battalion and their loved ones heard the command "Dismissed," the Fort Carson Special Events Center erupted in cheers Saturday afternoon. Friends and family poured out of the stands in an instant and mobbed the...

  • Fountain man on a mission to eliminate mosquitoes

    Updated: Fri, Jul 4, 2014

    While most people slumber during early summer mornings, one man in southern El Paso County chugs along the streets of Fountain on a mission to ward off thousands of tiny nuisances. Jim Watson is the parks superintendent in the town of more than 25,000 people. And after an economic...

  • El Paso County commissioners delay action on term-limits effort

    Updated: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    El Paso County commissioners will wait until September to decide if they'll ask voters to change term limits for the sheriff and 4th Judicial District Attorney. A unanimous decision Tuesday pushed a second reading and decisive vote to Sept. 4 on whether to allow voters in November to...

  • Officials lower size estimate of Eightmile fire southwest of Colorado Springs

    Updated: Sat, Jun 28, 2014

    9 a.m. SATURDAY UPDATE: The size estimate of the Eightmile fire in northeast Fremont County has been reduced to 500 acres after infrared mapping, officials said Saturday. Officials also announced that a public meeting is scheduled at 7 p.m. Saturday at Canon City High School, 1313...

  • DA rules Colorado Springs officer-involved shooting justified

    Updated: Fri, Jun 27, 2014

    A 61-year-old former Amercian Legion chaplain is in jail and a Colorado Springs Police officer is off the hook after the officer was ruled to be justified for her actions in a May 30 gunfire exchange. The 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office said Friday that Officer Allison...

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