Author:

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.

El Paso County has a new sheriff in town. Sheriff Bill Elder was sworn into office at Centennial Hall on Wednesday, December 31, 2014. New Years Day will be his first day on the job and he said he will spend much of the day talking with his staff. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder (Gazette file photo by Jerilee Bennett)
Monday’s powerful windstorm blew down trees around the Colorado Springs area including this one shown Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, that damaged a home on N. Nevada Avenue.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Monday’s powerful windstorm blew down trees around the Colorado Springs area including this one shown Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, that damaged a home on N. Nevada Avenue. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A test site for the proposed rocky quarry in Little Turkey Creek Canyon can be seen from the road that drives through the Hitch Rack Ranch Friday, July 22, 2016.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A test site for the proposed rocky quarry in Little Turkey Creek Canyon can be seen from the road that drives through the Hitch Rack Ranch Friday, July 22, 2016. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
City crews remove a fallen ash tree Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, from the top of a Subaru Outback parked along E. Kiowa Street in Colorado Springs. Monday's powerful wind storm blew over trees throughout the city, damaging cars, homes and knocking out power. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Utilities workers work to get power lines on new poles that replaced damaged poles on Hwy 115 across the highway from Gate 1 at Ft. Carson on Wednesday, Janaury 11, 2017. The poles were knocked down or damaged during Monday's destructive high winds. JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE
The Board Of County Commissioners begin their meeting with an invocation following the oath of office for the new County Commissioners at Centennial Hall on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette
Title Windstorm Date November 22, 1900 Photographer Garrett, John W., 1865-1937 Description Large trees uprooted by a windstorm in Colorado Springs. Note on back reads "400 block South Cascade. Lady here had two of the uprooted trees re-planted and they survived." Photo is stamped "Nov. 22 1900" on back. Location Colorado Springs (Colo.) Subjects Cascade Avenue (Colorado Springs, Colo.) Storms Trees Cascade Avenue (Colorado Springs, Colo.) Folder Name Colorado Springs - Storms (1900) Image number 001-3532 Collection name Margaretta M. Boas Photograph Collection Collection number MSS 0001
Because of a Colorado state Senate bill passed just before the close of the 2015 General Assembly, Mark Waller and two others will earn $113,490 while veteran commissioners Darryl Glenn and Peggy Littleton have their salaries locked in at $87,300 until their terms wrap up at the end of 2018. (Gazette file)