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Matt Steiner

Regional Reporter

  • '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....

  • World renowned inventor gets his own day in Manitou Springs

    Updated: Wed, May 7, 2014

    A Japanese inventor, who the Smithsonian credits for inventing the floppy disk iin 1952 and who holds more than 3,000 patents, has been given his own day. The Manitou Springs City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to make May 10, 2014 Yoshiro Nakamatsu Day in honor of the man who told...

  • Community Mental Health Fair in Colorado Springs celebrates growth

    Updated: Sun, May 4, 2014

    Larry Ritterband spoke with bright eyes and a wide smile Saturday when describing the growing success of the Community Mental Health Fair. This year's event took place from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and boasted its best turnout since a different format sponsored by the Depression and...

  • Man shot, killed in Security-Widefield

    Updated: Sat, May 3, 2014

    A man, who was apparently shot and killed, was found dead Saturday afternoon in a Security-Widefield home with a small flying saucer on the roof. According to El Paso County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Jeff Kramer, deputies were notified of the death shortly before 2 p.m. Kramer...

  • Saturday fire department exercise will test speed, communication

    Updated: Fri, May 2, 2014

    Colorado Springs firefighters will spring into action Saturday morning, equipping themselves in full gear, climbing into a pair of engines and quickly heading north to Castle Rock. The sudden response will happen sometime around 10 a.m. after a dispatcher makes a "Broken Arrow" call...

  • Colorado Springs volunteer in Arkansas to help with Red Cross relief

    Published: Fri, May 2, 2014

    A volunteer from the Pikes Peak Chapter is among more than 1,200 people the American Red Cross has deployed to help in the aftermath of severe weather that devastated areas of 13 states over the last week. The Colorado Springs Red Cross volunteer has been sent to Arkansas, where...

  • 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,...

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