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Matt Steiner

Regional Reporter

  • Storms leave some parts of Colorado Springs area wetter than others

    Updated: Fri, May 30, 2014

    Another round of thunderstorms hit the Pikes Peak region Friday - the latest in a week-long string of storms that have dropped heavy rains and hail over parts of the area. The strongest storm cells appeared to avoid the Waldo Canyon burn scar, hitting other parts of Teller County, as...

  • El Paso County commissioners ask Sheriff Maketa to resign

    Updated: Fri, May 30, 2014

    Sheriff Terry Maketa got a no-confidence vote Thursday from the El Paso County Board of Commissioners and was asked to resign because of the disruption within his office. "We believe that leadership within the Sheriff's Office has been compromised along with the functionality within...

  • Man injured after fall near Gold Camp Road

    Updated: Fri, May 16, 2014

    Colorado Springs fire crews rushed to rescue a man Friday who fell about 100 feet down a slope near Gold Camp Road. According to Julie Smith, a city spokeswoman, two engines and a fire truck were called to the area in western Colorado Springs to perform the high-angle rescue....

  • Manitou officials talk pot sales at media roundtable

    Updated: Wed, May 14, 2014

    Marijuana shared center stage with flash flood mitigation and awareness Tuesday at the Manitou Springs Media Roundtable. Click here to read an article about Manitou Springs’ ongoing flood mitigation The town’s police Chief Joe Ribeiro and Mayor Marc Snyder each chimed in on...

  • Manitou looks to massive culvert, mitigation projects as safeguards from flooding

    Updated: Tue, May 13, 2014

    If floodwater and debris come charging out of Waldo Canyon this summer, the torrent hopefully will run under U.S. 24 near Manitou Springs and not on the roadway into traffic. A newly constructed, massive culvert will help to ensure that flood events like those that stranded motorists...

  • Fountain council to vote on ordinances that address 'smart meter' worries

    Published: Mon, May 12, 2014

    Fountain residents opposed to "smart meters" might have lost an attempt to ban them, but the City Council in the southern El Paso County town is poised to vote on three ordinances Tuesday to address some of the concerns that forced the issue onto the November 2013 ballot. Opponents...

  • Commissioners: Opting out of Social Security should be option for El Paso County employees

    Updated: Mon, May 12, 2014

    El Paso County Commissioner Amy Lathen is leading a movement to give local governments the chance to bypass Social Security and move retirement money to more lucrative options. The commissioner wants to see a federal law change underway by the end of 2014 that would allow El Paso...

  • Colorado Springs business owner sought after detectives seize 7 pounds of spice

    Updated: Sat, May 10, 2014

    Colorado Springs police are searching for a smoke shop owner after more than seven pounds of the synthetic drug spice were seized by detectives on Thursday. An arrest warrant has been issued for Alexander Kim, the 50-year-old owner of Ki Ki Smoke, 1730 Monterey Drive. The police...

  • 'Heavier, wet' snow expected in parts of El Paso, Teller counties; winter storm watch issued

    Updated: Fri, May 9, 2014

    People in the Pikes Peak region are due for spring-like weather on Saturday. But the sunny skies and mild temperatures may be fleeting as snow is expected to storm back into the area by Sunday afternoon. "It's going to be a pretty chilly and snowy day on Sunday," said Patrick Cioffi,...

  • Manitou Springs approves use permit for retail marijuana shop

    Updated: Wed, May 7, 2014

    After a lengthy public discussion about potential traffic jams and parking nightmares the county's first retail pot shop could cause, the Manitou Springs City Council voted 6-1 to approve a conditional use permit for its first retail marijuana shop, Maggie's Farm at 141 Manitou Ave....

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