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Matt Steiner

Regional Reporter

  • Lowderman appears headed for victory in El Paso County treasurer primary

    Updated: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    Mark Lowderman was all smiles at his election party Tuesday night, even with just the early El Paso County returns for the treasurer's Republican primary race. Lowderman, the county assessor who ends his second four-year term this year, knew he had more than 60 percent of the vote in...

  • DA's office waiting for documentation of criminal allegations against Sheriff Maketa

    Updated: Sat, Jun 21, 2014

    Specific allegations of criminal conduct within the El Paso County Sheriff's Office documented by county attorney Diana May were expected to be sent this week to the 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office, according to letters between the two offices obtained by The Gazette. In her...

  • Commissioners again slam Sheriff Maketa, this time about office news release

    Updated: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    The El Paso County commissioners slammed Sheriff Terry Maketa and his office again Friday in response to a news release and personnel file posted and then removed from the sheriff's office website. The information included a link to a portion of the personnel file of a female deputy...

  • Sheriff candidate Elder says he's ready to step into role any time

    Updated: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    The only person running to become the next El Paso County Sheriff said Thursday that he is ready to take the job whether it becomes available immediately or next year. "I have built a team and I'm ready to go," Bill Elder told about 30 media members at a Colorado Springs Press...

  • Colorado Springs stormwater plan should keep debris out of residential areas

    Updated: Wed, Jun 18, 2014

    People living in neighborhoods below the Flying W Ranch in western Colorado Springs can breathe at least a small sigh of relief. Tim Mitros, the stormwater manager for the City of Colorado Springs, showed off the latest flood mitigation project Wednesday, unveiling a large sediment...

  • El Paso County commissioner wants tighter term limits for sheriff, DA

    Updated: Thu, Jun 12, 2014

    The El Paso County sheriff and 4th Judicial District Attorney would be off the job after two terms under a ballot proposal penned by Commissioner Darryl Glenn. In an email, Glenn said the move isn't aimed at DA Dan May, although the DA would also see term limits drop from three...

  • Assessor race tops Teller County GOP primary

    Updated: Wed, Jun 11, 2014

    Seven people are listed in Teller County races on the June 24 Republican primary ballot, but six of those candidates are running uncontested. The only race between two candidates that made the ballot will feature current county assessor Betty Clark-Wine and former assessor's office...

  • Undersheriff Presley back to work

    Updated: Wed, Jun 11, 2014

    Undersheriff Paula Presley is back at work less than a week after she "left abruptly," a spokesman for the El Paso County Sheriff's Office said. Lt. Jeff Kramer confirmed Wednesday that Presley had returned to work. Kramer and Sheriff Terry Maketa said the undersheriff also made a...

  • Sheriff Maketa says cause of Black Forest fire may never be known, cuts short questions on personal scandal

    Updated: Wed, Jun 11, 2014

    A “concrete source of ignition” may never be found for the Black Forest fire, El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa said Tuesday. Dismissing notions that his office has been distracted by recent allegations of improprieties, the sheriff addressed a horde of media representatives...

  • So long, graffiti, hello spiffy park: Rainbow Falls improvement project on the horizon

    Updated: Mon, Jun 9, 2014

    Rainbow Falls is about to undergo a facelift. El Paso County officials envision a family-friendly park by mid-2015, adorned with picnic areas, spruced up landscaping and possibly a recreation area void of the omnipresent graffiti that has marred the park over the years. The...

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