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Matt Steiner

Regional Reporter

  • Former treasurer, Sheriff Maketa have conflicting reports about account that held nearly $1 million

    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    Something doesn't jibe when it comes to almost a million dollars of county money. Conflicting reports Wednesday between Sheriff Terry Maketa and former county treasurer Sandra Damron about a sheriff's office account raised more concerns amid accusations surrounding the embattled...

  • Lawyers' letters highlight friction between El Paso County Sheriff's Office, county attorney

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa will be on his own if he wants to continue using high-profile defense attorney Pamela Mackey to defend recent accusations against him. Senior assistant county attorney Diana May reiterated that the county would no longer pay for Mackey's services...

  • CDOT looking for more mitigation opportunities after downpour overwhelms Waldo Canyon burn scar

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    While officials praised flood mitigation work up and down Ute Pass after rains caused road closures Wednesday, a more intense weather event three days later proved that millions of dollars of work can only do so much when heavy storms strike quickly. Saturday’s storm hit the Waldo...

  • Storms have cost Rocky Ford Growers more than a quarter of their cantaloupe crop

    Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    Melon lovers waiting to bite into juicy, ripe Rocky Ford cantaloupes won't have the abundant harvest this year. Severe weather that struck the region east of Pueblo in late May and again this week pounded the 2014 crop with high winds, torrential rains and damaging hail. The Rocky...

  • Monument man dies in I-25 construction zone crash

    Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    A 36-year-old Monument man died early Friday morning during a rollover crash on Interstate 25 in northern Colorado Springs. According to the Colorado State Patrol, the 2007 Ford truck the man was driving swerved while traveling northbound on the Interstate, knocking over traffic...

  • Fire heavily damages home northeast of Colorado Springs

    Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    A fire in Falcon heavily damaged a two-story home Friday afternoon, Falcon Fire Protection District officials said. Firefighters with Falcon, Black Forest, Cimarron Hills, and Peyton fire department responded to the fire on the 8500 block of Bohleen Road, northeast of Colorado...

  • Police arrest suspect in Colorado Springs shooting

    Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    A man suspected of shooting two men early Friday has turned himself in, police said. Rodney Leon Lewis, 39, was wanted on suspicion of attempted murder, Colorado Springs police said. Police spokeswoman Lt. Catherine Buckley said the shooting happened shortly before 5 a.m. at 2013...

  • Utilities office evacuated, closed after report of smoke

    Published: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    The Colorado Springs Utilities Service Center at 111 S. Cascade Ave. in downtown Colorado Springs was closed Friday morning as fire crews investigate a smell of smoke in the lobby. Natilia Sibert, a Utilities spokeswoman, said the building was evacuated at about 8 a.m. and all...

  • Officials pleased with Ute Pass mitigation work, but say that 'true test' is yet to come

    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    As officials up and down Ute Pass praised more than a year's worth of flood mitigation work Thursday morning, at least one breach in the protection exposed itself after two strong storms hit the Pikes Peak region and the Waldo Canyon fire burn scar Wednesday. Mud and debris poured...

  • Petition puts recreational marijuana sales in Manitou Springs on November ballot

    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    Manitou Springs residents will have a chance in November to prohibit recreational marijuana sales in the western El Paso County town. A petition was approved July 3 by the city clerk's office, forcing a question onto the ballot for the Nov. 4 election. The clerk's office said 275...

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