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Matt Steiner

Regional Reporter

  • UPDATE: No explosives found after Early Colleges evacuation

    Updated: Fri, May 2, 2014

    No bomb was found after Colorado Springs Early Colleges, off Garden of the Gods Road west of Interstate 25, was evacuated Friday morning. A note containing a bomb threat was found in the building at 4405 N. Chestnut St. shortly before 11 a.m., police said. A spokesman for the...

  • Air Force and Colorado park teams join to build preventive fire line in southwest El Paso County

    Updated: Thu, May 1, 2014

    The scream of chain saws echoed near Cheyenne Mountain on Thursday afternoon, drowning out the howl of strong winds that swirled around the hills at El Paso County's only state park. Volunteers and firefighters joined forces to proactively build a fire line that officials with...

  • El Paso County embarks on $4.5M computer upgrade to increase services, public access

    Updated: Tue, Apr 29, 2014

    The El Paso County commissioners approved a $4.5 million contract Tuesday, a move that officials said will streamline the county's information technology and give the public increased access to data for years to come. Imad Karaki, the county's executive director of support services,...

  • El Paso County begins specialty license plate program

    Updated: Tue, Apr 29, 2014

    The state's new print-on-demand license plate program arrived in El Paso County this week. County residents can purchase specialty plates - including those with the colors of favorite sports teams, colleges and other organizations - then wait at home for the prize to come in the...

  • Mitigation by Forest Service, other entities looks to reduce fuels that lead to mass wildfires

    Updated: Tue, Apr 29, 2014

    Imagine a forest with single trees scattered about. Once in a while, a cluster of Ponderosa pines or Douglas firs break up large voids between the timber, providing shade and habitat for various wildlife. In this forest, few fallen trees and other low-lying surface shrubs are found....

  • New Manitou Springs spa gets blessing with sacred pipe ceremony

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    MANITOU SPRINGS - One by one, about two dozen people on Wednesday morning passed five colorful sacred pipes around a small room on the third floor of a building in Manitou Springs. The group thoughtfully took in the smoke from the pipes, or chanupas as the Northern Ute Tribe...

  • Colorado Springs police name Volunteer of the Year

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    The Colorado Springs Police honored Barbara Trombley as its Volunteer of the Year during the Community Advancing Public Safety luncheon on Monday. Trombley, who in multiple areas with the police department, was given the award shortly before 1 p.m. at the Volunteer Appreciation...

  • Arby's one step closer to Woodland Park location

    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    There’s just one more hurdle to cross before an Arby’s fast-food restaurant will likely come to Woodland Park. According to Woodland Park City Clerk Cindy Morse, the conditional use permit was approved at the April 17 city council meeting and will be the subject of a public...

  • Fire and rain: Region girds for disasters

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Wildfire ravaged the mountains west of Colorado Springs on a hot, dry day in June 2012 after smoke billowed out of Waldo Canyon. Two lives, 347 homes and acre upon acre of national forest and a city neighborhood were destroyed. As residents began to adapt to post-disaster life, many...

  • Cities now struggling from past fire-suppression efforts

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Peter Brown, the keynote speaker at the 2014 Colorado Wildland Fire Conference in Glenwood Springs, described a pattern Wednesday evening of fire suppression that began in the late 19th Century and has left 21st Century fire officials scrambling to stop the western United States from...

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