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Matt Steiner

Regional Reporter

  • Larkspur voters to decide recreational marijuana measure

    Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    One week after Palmer Lake voters shot down the notion of allowing recreational marijuana sales in their northern El Paso County town, residents eight miles to the north are heading to the polls to decide whether Larkspur will become the only Douglas County municipality to allow pot...

  • Two crashes slowed Friday morning commute in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    A rollover on Interstate 25 near the Cimarron exit and another crash near Powers Boulevard and Research Parkway slowed the Friday morning commute. The rollover crash on southbound I-25 blocked the left southbound lanes and the left northbound lane. And the crash on Powers forced...

  • Colorado Springs to hold fire and flood meetings

    Updated: Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    The city of Colorado Springs will hold two public meetings at the end of April, one in the southwest part of town to discuss fire danger and mitigation and the other to talk about a flood-control project in the Camp Creek watershed. The fire meeting is scheduled for 6:30 to 8 p.m....

  • More than 100 attend Camp Creek flood meeting

    Updated: Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    A crowd of more than 100 people echoed a mantra in unison that multiple Colorado Springs officials stressed at a flood preparedness meeting on Tuesday night. "Up, not out," the said loudly after being prompted by police Lt. Dave Edmondson. Brian Polaski, who lives near the Wilson...

  • Palmer Lake rejects marijuana sales with record turnout, mayor gets another term; Monument, Green Mountain Falls pick mayors

    Updated: Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    Palmer Lake residents, in a record turnout, voted against the sale of recreational marijuana within the city limits by a 538 to 481 margin Tuesday. Manitou Springs remains the only town in El Paso County that has approved recreational marijuana shops after its City Council voted 6-1...

  • Record turnout for Palmer Lake marijuana, mayoral votes

    Updated: Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    UPDATE Palmer Lake have voted against the sale of recreational marijuana within the city limits by a 538 to 481 margin. On April 8, residents in Larkspur will vote on the same measure. --- A record number of ballots were turned in Tuesday as Palmer Lake residents, town...

  • Sheriff Terry Maketa's promise: Rift will end, a smooth transition for Bill Elder

    Updated: Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    Sheriff Terry Maketa issued a statement Monday, responding to the prospect of handing over his office to Fountain Deputy Police Chief Bill Elder in January. Elder dominated the delegate vote at Saturday's El Paso County Republican Assembly and all but assured that he would be the...

  • Palmer Lake to vote Tuesday on recreational marijuana sales

    Updated: Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    Late Tuesday, Palmer Lake residents will know if their town is the second El Paso County municipality to allow retail marijuana stores. Voters in the northern El Paso County town of about 2,500 have been casting mail-in ballots since late March. The town council voted 4-1 to ban...

  • Woodland Park to hold downtown development planning sessions Monday and Tuesday

    Updated: Fri, Mar 28, 2014

    Woodland Park residents will have a chance next week to share their vision of what a vibrant downtown in their town of 7,500 people could look like. Downtown Colorado, Inc., a nonprofit that assesses needs and strengths in commercial districts and town centers, will be in Woodland...

  • Grass fire near Colorado Springs could be precursor to another dangerous fire season

    Updated: Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    While many sections of the Colorado mountains continue to get pummeled with snow, dry and windy conditions in El Paso County have begun to bring a glimpse of what the 2014 wildfire season could be. The first substantial blaze struck the Pikes Peak region Wednesday night as almost 100...

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