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Matt Steiner

Regional Reporter

  • Monument voters to choose mayor, trustees in Tuesday election

    Updated: Wed, Mar 26, 2014

    Monument's mayoral race features a six-year town trustee and a former civic employee who hopes 20 years in the trenches will give her an advantage when voters cast their ballots Tuesday. Mary Russelavage moved to Monument in 1990 and has worked for the town and also for Palmer Lake....

  • Family remembers man who gave back to his community

    Updated: Fri, Mar 14, 2014

    Phil Hesse spoke fondly of his brother Mark during a recent phone interview. The 55-year-old, who lives in Idaho, described his older sibling as an "adventurous" man who "gave back a lot to the community and to the family." He said Mark Hesse, who died last month at a Boulder climbing...

  • Owen Hill ends U.S. Senate run, will back Cory Gardner

    Updated: Tue, Mar 18, 2014

    Less than three weeks after Colorado State Sen. Owen Hill refused to give up his bid for a U.S. Senate seat, Hill is leaving the race and will give his support to the U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner. Hill, of Colorado Springs, said in late February that Gardner used "corruption and backroom...

  • Black Forest fire report questions use of resources, gets quick backlash from sheriff

    Updated: Fri, Mar 14, 2014

    An independent report on the Black Forest fire released Friday says valuable resources were sent to defend one particular home during a "secret special assignment" on the first night of the fire. El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa quickly took issue with the report, calling it "a...

  • Citing U.S. constitution, county commissioners OK guns in parks

    Updated: Tue, Mar 11, 2014

    Gun owners now will be able to openly carry firearms in El Paso County parks. The Board of County Commissioners unanimously passed parks rule changes Tuesday during its regular meeing that include tweaking the regulation that had banned open carry. The 4-0 vote came in the absence of...

  • Waldo Canyon fire recovery group looks to collaborative efforts on fire mitigation

    Published: Mon, Mar 10, 2014

    Officials at Monday's Waldo Canyon Fire Recovery Group meeting looked back at two catastrophic wildfires in the last two years and then forward to the 2014 fire season and expressed collective frustration. There was no disagreement when R.C. Smith, county fire recovery manager, and...

  • Family of Colorado Springs hit-and-run victim offers reward

    Updated: Sun, Mar 9, 2014

    Questions still surround a March 1 hit-and-run that left a 30-year-old man in critical condition. And as that man, Anthony Jafari, remains unconscious at Memorial Hospital, Jennifer Jafari and her family are offering a $10,000 reward for help finding the culprit. Jennifer Jafari, who...

  • Man confesses to multiple thefts

    Published: Sat, Mar 8, 2014

    A 21-year-old man confessed to several crimes Friday night after police found him with dozens of illegally purchased items. Alexander Lugenbeel was arrested and taken to the El Paso County jail shortly after 10:30 p.m. on Friday. He is being held on suspicion of six felony counts....

  • El Paso County plan would add polling places within minutes from every resident

    Updated: Fri, Mar 7, 2014

    By the 2014 primary and general elections, more than 90 percent of El Paso County voters will have polling places and ballot drop-off locations within 10 minutes of their homes. Clerk & Recorder Wayne Williams discussed his office's 2014 plans with the Board of County...

  • Colorado College professors eyeing the fast-paced developments in Ukraine

    Updated: Tue, Mar 4, 2014

    While U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Ukrainian officials Tuesday to quell tensions between a new Ukraine regime and Russia, more than 50 students joined a pair of Colorado College political science professors to discuss the fluid situation in Eastern Europe. David...

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