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Matt Steiner

News Reporter

Matt joined The Gazette in 2005 and covers El Paso County government and any other news that comes his way. During his time at the newspaper, he has also worked as a general assignment reporter and as a copy editor and page designer.

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Moe Cady, the manager at the Big Johnson Reservoir for the Fountain Mutual Irrigation Co., looks over the dam at the remaining water to be drained Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at the reservoir south of the Colorado Springs Airport. The reservoir is being drained to replace the outlet gates of the dam. A bypass pipe will take the water around the dam to the irrigation ditch on the other side that serves farmers near Fountain. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Moe Cady, the manager at the Big Johnson Reservoir for the Fountain Mutual Irrigation Co., looks over the dam at the remaining water to be drained Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at the reservoir south of the Colorado Springs Airport. The reservoir is being drained to replace the outlet gates of the dam. A bypass pipe will take the water around the dam to the irrigation ditch on the other side that serves farmers near Fountain. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
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Medical assistant Tiffany Reyes takes an X-ray of Lindsey O’Connell, 7, after a ribbon cutting for the new Panorex X-ray imaging technology machine at Children's Colorado, Urgent and Outpatient Specialty Care at Briargate. The machine was purchased with the help of a donation from the local Great Clips salons and will help treat patients with cleft lips and cleft palates. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Sgt. Maj. Will Yarbray takes the new Army Occupational Physical Assessment Test by performing a strength deadlift at the Waller Physical Fitness Center on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Fort Carson CSMs took the test to experience what new soldiers go through during the recruitment process. The U.S. Army began administering the OPAT on January 3 to all new recruits before they ship to basic training. The OPAT, along with the current requirements for enlistment, will help the Army assess the person to determine which occupations are best suited for them. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette
An artist's rendering of the new U.S. Olympic Museum. Design Architect: Diller Scofidio + Renfro; New York, NY.
City worker Travis Mitchell breaks up the street with a jackhammer as co-workers Mike Johns and Paul Kearns, left to right, dig out damaged asphalt while repairing damage to S. Academy Blvd on Thursday, March 12, 2015. Hundreds of potholes have riddled the streets of Colorado Springs after recent heavy snow. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
From left to right: Lana Fore, Charlier Ehler, Trevor Dierdorff (Photos courtesy of Facebook)
A new Walmart will be opening on Wednesday at 4425 Venetucci Blvd. -- across from Pikes Peak Community College and on the northwest corner of Interstate 25 and South Academy Boulevard.. A Sam's Warehouse is scheduled to open next door to the Walmart on August 6.  (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
A Denver County district court ruled this week that a 1 percent Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority sales and use tax on property in Fountain where a Wal-Mart was built in 2015 is valid. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)