Small Talk   Keeping an eye on the smaller communities in the Pikes Peak region

Blog: Waldo Canyon, Black Forest fire victims can help with research

Aug 6, 2014

Researchers with three universities west of the Mississippi River,...

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Blog: Voters could get chance to decide on Woodland Park pool

Aug 6, 2014

A possible community pool for Woodland Park will dive back into the...

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Two days left to help build Manitou Springs’ Iron Mountain Trail

Jul 9, 2014

Iron Mountain in Manitou Springs before the McGee house was...

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Manriquez officially enters Teller County sheriff’s race

Jul 11, 2014

Mark Manriquez It’s official.

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Link: Manitou Springs “better prepared” because of flood mitigation projects

Jul 11, 2014

An article was published in Thursday’s Gazette looking back at last...

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Woodland Park accepting applications to replace former mayor David Turley

Jul 16, 2014

Woodland Park City Councilman Gary Brovetto By Wednesday, one person...

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Have you got your Donkey on this year?

Jun 25, 2014

The annual Donkey Derby Days will once again take to the streets of...

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Manitou officials talk pot sales at media roundtable

May 14, 2014

Marijuana shared center stage with flash flood mitigation and awareness...

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World renowned inventor gets his own day in Manitou Springs

May 7, 2014

A Japanese inventor, who the Smithsonian credits for inventing the...

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Arby's one step closer to Woodland Park location

Apr 21, 2014

There’s just one more hurdle to cross before an Arby’s...

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Flood meeting to be held at Ute Pass Elementary School

Apr 15, 2014

El Paso County officials will hold a flash-flood preparedness meeting at...

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Flash-flood preparedness meeting April 24 in Manitou Springs

Apr 15, 2014

A meeting April 24 at the Manitou Springs town hall will allow residents...

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Buster the cat leads Mayor of Divide race; less than 2 weeks remain to cast a vote

Mar 27, 2014

With less than two weeks remaining in the race for the Mayor of Divide,...

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Woodland Park residents will have a chance to influence downtown revitalization

Mar 26, 2014

Woodland Park residents will have a chance next week to chime in and...

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Forest Service seedling sale runs through April 8

Mar 26, 2014

The Colorado State Forest Service will be selling “low-cost”...

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Woodland Park offers chance to meet candidates leading up to April 8 election

Mar 10, 2014

With candidate petitions due this Friday in Woodland Park for the April...

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Teller County Sheriff's race becomes three-person contest

Mar 5, 2014

With two more candidates officially jumping into the fray , Teller...

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Maintenance to commence below the Monument Lake Dam in northern El Paso County

Mar 4, 2014

Work will begin in the next week or two to complete maintenance along...

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Cascade water district imposes rate hike to its customers

Feb 28, 2014

Cascade residents will be paying at least $25 more per month for their...

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El Paso County to hold public meeting to discuss recycling in Tri-Lakes area

Feb 27, 2014

Some northern El Paso County residents are sounding the plea to have...

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Woodland Park Chamber announces 2013 award winners

Feb 26, 2014

The Greater Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce announced its awards...

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Wildfire preparedness event Saturday in Woodland Park

Feb 24, 2014

The city of Woodland Park will join other officials and wildfire...

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Wild group poised for run to become Mayor of Divide

Feb 13, 2014

By mid April, the Teller County town of Divide will have a new mayor....

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Breakfast to focus on Teller County economic forecast

Feb 10, 2014

The Teller County Assessor’s Office will host an economic...

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Cripple Creek searching for contractors for Bennett Avenue facelift

Feb 5, 2014

The city of Cripple Creek recently advertised a Request For Proposal...

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Ute Pass cameras: A great Teller County resource

Jan 30, 2014

Here’s a link for all my Teller County friends. Ute Pass Cameras...

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Want to run for Woodland Park public office? Candidate forum set for next week

Jan 29, 2014

The city of Woodland Park will hold a Prospective Candidate Forum for...

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High School Winter Classic to be played at outdoor rink in Woodland Park

Jan 29, 2014

Just heard about this, even though I live in Woodland Park. The...

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Mayor Worthey to seek re-election in Green Mountain Falls

Jan 21, 2014

Green Mountain Falls Mayor Lorrie Worthey announced via Facebook.com on...

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CUSP calling for flood mitigation volunteers for Jan. 24 work near Cascade

Jan 20, 2014

The Coalition for the Upper South Platte issued an open call Monday for...

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Manitou Council elects Toll as new Mayor Pro Tem; New council members sworn in

Jan 8, 2014

The big ticket item on Tuesday’s Manitou Springs city council...

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Manitou Springs links: Flood mitigation, property purchase, etc.

Dec 23, 2013

When the expected and much feared finally occurred July 1, Joy...

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'Best of the Springs' voting to begin for entire region

Dec 23, 2013

It’s time again to vote for The Gazette’s Best of the...

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Manitou Springs council makes decisions Tuesday night on flood mitigation work

Dec 18, 2013

The Manitou Springs city council made a couple moves  Tuesday night that...

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Charis Bible College set to open shortly after new year in Woodland Park

Dec 10, 2013

Gazette reporter Debbie Kelley attended a private open house Monday at...

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Newly renovated ice rink to open in Victor

Dec 5, 2013

The Teller County town of Victor will celebrate its newly renovated ice...

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Black Forest links ... Board investigating Black Forest Fire and Chief Bob Harvey

Dec 3, 2013

Controversy began Nov. 20 when Black Forest Fire Rescue Chief Bob Harvey...

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Black Forest Fire insurance workshop to be held Thursday

Dec 2, 2013

People with insurance questions related to the Black Forest Fire will...

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Woodland Park council votes against adding aquatic center to downtown park

Nov 26, 2013

The Woodland Park city council chose a final plan for planned...

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Free Thanksgiving dinner Wednesday in Cripple Creek

Nov 26, 2013

The Community of Caring Foundation in Cripple Creek will offer a free...

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Q&A: New Fountain mayor talks to The Gazette's Matt Steiner

Nov 19, 2013

I had a chance to sit down for a one-on-one with incoming Fountain Mayor...

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Dog Park set to open Friday afternoon in Fox Run Regional Park

Nov 19, 2013

Who let the dogs out? Well, apparently its El Paso County. County...

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Groundbreaking Wednesday at new Woodland Park apartment complex

Nov 12, 2013

The Woodland Park Downtown Development Authority will host a...

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UPDATE: Woodland Park delays decision on park renovation, potential community pool

Oct 22, 2013

Woodland Park residents will have to wait even longer to find out if an...

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Woodland Park resolves to pay for community pool

Oct 4, 2013

Woodland Park City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to find the...

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Florissant water and sanitation district gets new life

Jul 22, 2013

Some recent news out of Florissant outlines the rebirth of the small...

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It's official: No fireworks in Woodland Park on July 4 or 5

Jul 2, 2013

Woodland Park announced Monday that the Teller County town will not have...

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Decision on annexation will have to wait

Jul 2, 2013

The Woodland Park city council decided Thursday to table a decision...

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Woodland Park council to vote on marijuana

Jun 4, 2013

The Woodland Park city council will take on an issue that has been all...

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Woodland Park town cleanup day scheduled for June 8

May 17, 2013

With trees beginning to bud in Teller County and spring in full swing,...

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Armed Forces Day parade in Trinidad, La Junta on Saturday

May 17, 2013

An Armed Forces Day parade in Trinidad will greet hundreds of...

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Blogger Bio

Matt Steiner has been with The Gazette since 2005, wearing several hats during that time. The regional reporter lives in Teller County and has a love for small-town Colorado. Matt loves to chase features and news events that can only be found outside of the metro Colorado Springs area, venturing all over the Pikes Peak area to seek out these quirky angles.