Author:

Matt Steiner

News Reporter

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

A man works to dig out his van from the mud on Hwy. 24 just west of Manitou Springs, Colorado, when a wall of mud came down on vehicles during a rainstorm on Wednesday, July 10, 2013. The flash flood occurred in the area of where the Waldo Canyon Fire was last year. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Jamie Caperton, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Teller County, is pictured at the Lofthouse Motel on Thursday, April 28, 2016. The Lofthouse Motel will be transformed into nine affordable condominiums. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette.
Volunteers unload documents to be shredded Saturday, April 30, 2016, outside Centennial Hall in downtown Colorado Springs during the Letter Rip free shredding event sponsored by the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado, KKTV Channel 11, El Paso County and Mobile Record Shredders. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Master Sgt. Kevin Kolln, a MAFFS qualified load master, explains some of the controls inside the MAFFS at Peterson Air Force Base on Friday, April 29, 2016. Air Force Reservists with the 302nd Airlift Wing have begun preparations to ensure they are trained and equipped to answer the US Forest Service's call for C-130 Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) support. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette.
Lorrie and Jenn Urbaniak bring several suitcases for the Cases of Love donation event at the downtown YMCA on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette.
HOUSE FIRE
This early morning fire on Blackhawk Drive in Rockrimmon Saturday, April 23, 2016, heavily damaged this house but was kept from spreading to nearby homes. Photo courtesy of Tom Valentine