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Matt Steiner

News Reporter

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

Tom Iamonico shears an alpaca at Black Forest Alpacas on Saturday, May 28, 2016. Iamonico sheared 96 alpacas with the help of nearly 20 volunteers. Photo by Ryan Jones, The Gazette.
land swap
Colorado Springs businessman and former Colorado Springs City Council member Richard Skorman has been giving tours to those who want to learn more about Strawberry Fields. He looks over the meadow and views of Strawberry Fields from a high vantage point on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. (photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
This year's Canon City Balloon festival will have a8 balloons. Photo via visitcos.com.
El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa speaks to the press Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at the Sheriff's Office in Colorado Springs (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Colorado Springs attorney Phil Dubois.
Signs with the Colorado Springs logo were posted at Strawberry Hill open space earlier this year.
Signs with the Colorado Springs logo were posted at Strawberry Hill open space earlier this year. (Gazette file)
FLYING W TREES
In this file photo, Boy Scout member Jared Shumway holds a ponderosa pine tree sapling in place as he and seven other troop members joined about a hundred volunteers Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the Flying W Ranch to reforest the property that burned in the Waldo Canyon Fire. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
Volunteers hike through the remains of the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire where they installed log erosion barriers Friday, March 27, 2015, at the Flying W Ranch. In the 2016 flood season officials are talking about the potential danger of dead trees falling and coming out of the burn area in the event of flash floods. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Amy Lathen spoke Thursday, May 19, 2016, about her plans to leave her County Commissioner post early. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette