Matt Steiner

News Reporter

Matt joined The Gazette in 2005, left briefly, and rejoined in August 2015.

The goats are back in Bear Creek Regional Park, to do their job of eliminating the noxious weeds and filling their stomachs at the same time. One goat was even doing a little tree trimming by munching on some leaves on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. The more than 400 goats were hired by the Bear Creek Garden Association and will be there for 10 days. Last year, the herd owner pulled their goats out because of a problem of unleashed dogs. This year, there are bigger fines for having dogs off leash and patrols will be stepped up. ONLINE PHOTO GALLERY photo by Jerilee Bennett,The Gazette
Goats munch on weeds at Bear Creek Regional Park on Thursday, November 5, 2015. The goats are brought to the park each year for weed control. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette
A 240-unit, affordable housing complex planned for this lot at Black Forest Road and Woodmen Road moved closer to becoming reality Tuesday when the El Paso County commissioners approved $30 million to finance the project. Image via Google Maps.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves from his plane before speaking at the Colorado Jet Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Sept. 17, 2016. (Stacie Scott/The Gazette via AP)