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Matt Steiner

Regional Reporter

  • Officials lower size estimate of Eightmile fire southwest of Colorado Springs

    Updated: Sat, Jun 28, 2014

    9 a.m. SATURDAY UPDATE: The size estimate of the Eightmile fire in northeast Fremont County has been reduced to 500 acres after infrared mapping, officials said Saturday. Officials also announced that a public meeting is scheduled at 7 p.m. Saturday at Canon City High School, 1313...

  • DA rules Colorado Springs officer-involved shooting justified

    Updated: Fri, Jun 27, 2014

    A 61-year-old former Amercian Legion chaplain is in jail and a Colorado Springs Police officer is off the hook after the officer was ruled to be justified for her actions in a May 30 gunfire exchange. The 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office said Friday that Officer Allison...

  • Two Fort Carson soldiers killed in Afghanistan honored in memorial

    Updated: Fri, Jun 27, 2014

    Moments before shots rang out in a military salute Thursday and a lone bugler filled the Fort Carson air with the sound of taps, Sgt. 1st Class Jason Hughes honored a pair of comrades who he said were more than just fellow soldiers. Hughes turned to the families of both Cpl. Justin...

  • Have you got your Donkey on this year?

    Updated: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    The annual Donkey Derby Days will once again take to the streets of Cripple Creek this weekend. And every time I hear about this event, which is in its 83rd year, I get a wide smile on my face. How can onenot? After all, the Derby Days feature fun events like the “Hairy Legs...

  • Two Teller incumbents appear headed to victory in GOP primary

    Updated: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    Two Teller County incumbents won victories in Tuesday's primary - the sheriff easily outpaced a write-in candidate and the assessor defeated a challenger who trounced her at the GOP assembly. Assessor Betty Clark-Wine overcame the March Republican Assembly defeat and edged out...

  • Lowderman appears headed for victory in El Paso County treasurer primary

    Updated: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    Mark Lowderman was all smiles at his election party Tuesday night, even with just the early El Paso County returns for the treasurer's Republican primary race. Lowderman, the county assessor who ends his second four-year term this year, knew he had more than 60 percent of the vote in...

  • DA's office waiting for documentation of criminal allegations against Sheriff Maketa

    Updated: Sat, Jun 21, 2014

    Specific allegations of criminal conduct within the El Paso County Sheriff's Office documented by county attorney Diana May were expected to be sent this week to the 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office, according to letters between the two offices obtained by The Gazette. In her...

  • Commissioners again slam Sheriff Maketa, this time about office news release

    Updated: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    The El Paso County commissioners slammed Sheriff Terry Maketa and his office again Friday in response to a news release and personnel file posted and then removed from the sheriff's office website. The information included a link to a portion of the personnel file of a female deputy...

  • Sheriff candidate Elder says he's ready to step into role any time

    Updated: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    The only person running to become the next El Paso County Sheriff said Thursday that he is ready to take the job whether it becomes available immediately or next year. "I have built a team and I'm ready to go," Bill Elder told about 30 media members at a Colorado Springs Press...

  • Colorado Springs stormwater plan should keep debris out of residential areas

    Updated: Wed, Jun 18, 2014

    People living in neighborhoods below the Flying W Ranch in western Colorado Springs can breathe at least a small sigh of relief. Tim Mitros, the stormwater manager for the City of Colorado Springs, showed off the latest flood mitigation project Wednesday, unveiling a large sediment...

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