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Matt Steiner

Regional Reporter

  • Snowy winter allows hundreds of slash piles burns to lessen Colorado fire danger

    Updated: Sun, Feb 9, 2014

    Recent heavy snows throughout the Pikes Peak region and beyond have given officials an opportunity to burn hundreds of slash piles that pose a fire danger in Colorado forests. The piles come from mitigation work to rid the forests of dead or decayed trees and dangerously dry fuels...

  • Wild chase in Fountain leaves 2 police officers injured, cars damaged

    Updated: Fri, Feb 7, 2014

    Two alleged car thieves were arrested Friday after leading Fountain police on a wild chase that involved two damaged police cruisers, an off-road detour and a police dog. Dennis Crumb and Alyssa Mayer, both 19, were arrested after being chased by police about 5:30 a.m. following...

  • Former El Paso County sheriff's deputy gets 30 months in prison for Ponzi scheme

    Updated: Thu, Feb 6, 2014

    A former El Paso County sheriff's deputy was sentenced Tuesday to 30 months in federal prison for wire fraud and money laundering. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Denver said David N. Hawkins, 46, will also spend three years on supervised release after serving prison time and pay more...

  • Partial loss insurance workshop for Black Forest residents on Thursday

    Published: Wed, Feb 5, 2014

    Residents in Black Forest who had partial damage to their homes will have a chance Thursday night to learn more about their insurance options. United Policyholders will hold a free recovery workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Woodmen Hights Campus of Woodmen Valley Chapel, 8292 Woodmen...

  • County Commission approves contracts for hazard tree removal in Black Forest

    Updated: Tue, Feb 4, 2014

    A decision has been made. Contractors can now begin assessing hazard trees in county parks and along El Paso County roads in Black Forest after Commissioner Sallie Clark cast the deciding votes Tuesday to approve a pair of contracts related to last summer's disastrous fire. "There...

  • Licensing process delaying Manitou Springs marijuana sales

    Updated: Mon, Feb 3, 2014

    Retail marijuana sales are legal in Manitou Springs, but prospective pot merchants are playing a waiting game while a multi-tiered licensing process plays out. The City Council in the town of about 5,200 west of Colorado Springs legalized retail sales Jan. 21 on a 6-1 vote. The...

  • Couple suspected of stealing two cars left running to warm up in chilly Colorado Springs

    Published: Fri, Jan 31, 2014

    Colorado Springs police are looking for a man and a woman suspected of stealing two cars on Friday - both left unoccupied by their owners to warm up. The second vehicle was later involved in a hit-and-run accident, police said. According to Colorado Springs Police spokesperson Lt....

  • Plan to remove hazardous, burned Black Forest trees stalled again

    Updated: Wed, Jan 29, 2014

    Like the blackened, burned trees that cover El Paso County land in Black Forest, the debate over who will remove those hazards left by the 2013 fire still stands without resolution. The El Paso County Commission has toiled since November to hammer out and approve contracts for...

  • USA Triathlon buys building, intends to stay in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Mon, Jan 27, 2014

    USA Triathlon on Monday announced a move that should keep the sport's national governing body in the Colorado Springs area for decades. The organization in late December 2013 paid $6.92 million for the 39,670-square-foot, 29-year-old building at 5825 Delmonico Drive that it had been...

  • Springs realtor to challege El Paso County commissioner Littleton

    Published: Mon, Jan 27, 2014

    Colorado Springs realtor Jariah Walker announced Monday he will challenge El Paso County Commissioner Peggy Littleton for the District 5 seat in the November election. Walker, a third-generation Colorado Springs resident, is a partner at Walker Asset Management Realty, Inc. Prior to...

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