Matt Steiner

News Reporter

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

More Articles by: Matt Steiner

Colorado Springs Utilities squad comes close to winning another Gas Rodeo crown


Imagine an excavator - that' right, a large piece of heavy equipment that rips holes into rock-hard ground on a daily basis - gently plucking an egg from the top of a pile of sand. Then, carefully rotating and...

10 Years After Katrina: Ripples from costly storm reached Pikes Peak region

By: matt steiner

It didn't take long after Hurricane Katrina ravaged Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama for displaced, discouraged people to spill across the United States in hopes of finding refuge from the storm.


Proposed Woodland Park hotel will need a redesign before construction begins


The city of Woodland Park and the residents speaking out at Thursday's meeting of the Planning Commission agreed that a Best Western hotel could be good for the Teller County town, but the five-story structure...

Woodland Park Planning Commission to weigh hotel proposal

By: matt steiner

A Woodland Park developer has a vision.

Bill Page, of Page Properties, hopes to see a large Best Western Hotel constructed on the eastern end of his Gold Hill Square Shopping Center, south of U.S. Highway...

Colorado Springs zoo's Teddy Bear Day draws hundreds


Eight-year-old Zoe Riggs breathed a sigh of relief as she stepped away from the X-Ray station Saturday during Teddy Bear Day at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

Zoe's large brown stuffed bear had just been through a...

Colorado Springs woman, 19, pleads guilty in fatal DUI crash that killed brother

By: matt steiner

When 4th Judicial District Court Judge Jann Dubois asked Erin Lanosga "How do you plead?" to a vehicular homicide charge, the 19-year-old Colorado Springs woman's response was brief.

"I plead guilty,"...

19-year old Colorado Springs woman accused in fatal DUI crash due in court Friday


A 19-year-old Colorado Springs woman who allegedly drove drunk and is responsible for the crash that killed her 16-year-old brother will be in court Friday morning and could possibly enter a plea.


Second bear euthanized near Colorado Springs home of woman accused of feeding wildlife

By: Matt Steiner

Wildlife officials caught and euthanized a second bear found lurking around a northwest Colorado Springs home where a woman is thought to have been feeding bears for years.

A "massive" bear was captured...