Author:

Matt Steiner

News Reporter

Matt joined The Gazette in 2005 and covers El Paso County government and any other news that comes his way. During his time at the newspaper, he has also worked as a general assignment reporter and as a copy editor and page designer.

I-25 WIDENING CASTLE ROCK
Looking north towards Castle Rock Thursday, Deceber 22, 2016 as heavy traffic moves along I-25 which is two lanes in each direction. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Dennis Apuan, right, joins hands with others as they sing "We Shall Overcome" Friday, January 20 during an interfaith inauguration day prayer breakfast at Vista Grande Community Church. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
El Paso County has a new sheriff in town. Sheriff Bill Elder was sworn into office at Centennial Hall on Wednesday, December 31, 2014. New Years Day will be his first day on the job and he said he will spend much of the day talking with his staff. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder (Gazette file photo by Jerilee Bennett)
Monday’s powerful windstorm blew down trees around the Colorado Springs area including this one shown Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, that damaged a home on N. Nevada Avenue.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Monday’s powerful windstorm blew down trees around the Colorado Springs area including this one shown Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, that damaged a home on N. Nevada Avenue. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A test site for the proposed rocky quarry in Little Turkey Creek Canyon can be seen from the road that drives through the Hitch Rack Ranch Friday, July 22, 2016.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A test site for the proposed rocky quarry in Little Turkey Creek Canyon can be seen from the road that drives through the Hitch Rack Ranch Friday, July 22, 2016. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
City crews remove a fallen ash tree Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, from the top of a Subaru Outback parked along E. Kiowa Street in Colorado Springs. Monday's powerful wind storm blew over trees throughout the city, damaging cars, homes and knocking out power. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Utilities workers work to get power lines on new poles that replaced damaged poles on Hwy 115 across the highway from Gate 1 at Ft. Carson on Wednesday, Janaury 11, 2017. The poles were knocked down or damaged during Monday's destructive high winds. JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE
The Board Of County Commissioners begin their meeting with an invocation following the oath of office for the new County Commissioners at Centennial Hall on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette