More Matt Steiner Articles

  • Stormwater issue to go to voters

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: 24 min ago

    The El Paso County Commissioners on Tuesday gave final approval to a stormwater intergovernmental agreement and OK'd a ballot measure that will allow voters to decide on funding for the Pikes Peak Regional Drainage Authority, which will involve five local municipalities. Amy Lathen,...

  • Flood projects should
 ease U.S. 24 closures west of Colorado Springs

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    After spending more than $10 million during the last two years on flash-flood control along Ute Pass, the Colorado Department of Transportation hopes that steps taken between now and the end of 2014 will make potential closures of U.S. 24 less stressful. Karen Rowe, a CDOT regional...

  • Man remains hospitalized after being pinned by crane at Colorado Springs scrapyard

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    A 56-year-old man remained hospitalized and in serious condition Friday after he was pinned by a piece of heavy equipment this week at a Colorado Springs scrapyard. According to Colorado Springs police, Ronald Jacobson pulled his vehicle behind a crane/loader Wednesday afternoon and...

  • Bomb scare closes District 20 school for more than half-hour Friday

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Discovery Canyon School in northern Colorado Springs was on lockdown Friday morning after school officials received a bomb threat at about 9 a.m. According to District-20 spokeswoman Nanette Anderson, the elementary, middle and high schools at the campus on North Gate Boulevard were...

  • Colorado Springs man arrested on suspicion of sexual assault

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    A 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault Wednesday after a woman reported that she had been assaulted by an acquaintance. According to Colorado Springs Police, officers went to Memorial Hospital Central to investigate the report that the woman was "forcefully...

  • Pikes Peak region gun instructors say rules, safety paramount in teaching kids to shoot

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    Two days after a shooting instructor was accidentally shot by a 9-year-old girl in Arizona, instructors from the Pikes Peak region said safety is the top priority whenever kids enter a shooting range. Charles Vacca, 39, was shot Monday when the recoil from an Uzi sent the gun over...

  • El Paso County commissioners push deadline for approving ballot measures

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    The Board of County Commissioners will be up against a Sept. 5 deadline to potentially pass a pair of ballot questions in time for the November election. One of the measures, approved on first reading Tuesday, would allow El Paso County to use more than $2 million in excess revenue...

  • El Paso County candidate for state House issues apology video after Dems, GOP criticize comments

    By Megan Schrader megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    After both Democratic and Republican leaders cried foul Monday, an El Paso County candidate for the state House of Representatives issued a video apology for his comments in a newsletter email comparing a Colorado congressman's bill to beheadings of Christians in Iraq. "Apparently...

  • Woodland Park to vote on community pool

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    Residents in Woodland Park will decide in November whether the city will pay for a community pool. The City Council voted unanimously Thursday to include a question in the Nov. 4 election asking voters whether Woodland Park should increase its debt to pay for aquatic facilities in the...

  • Tour stresses importance of Colorado grown to state, local economies

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    Fountain resident Sara Gudiel watched patiently shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday as Abram Martinez pulled long, freshly roasted green chilies from a container and placed them on a scale. Martinez, a worker at the Safeway store on Mesa Ridge Parkway in Fountain, handed Gudiel a sample...

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