More Matt Steiner Articles

  • 8 things to know about Sky Sox history

    By MATT STEINER The Gazette -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Sky Sox historical facts 1. The Sky Sox have been in Colorado Springs since 1988. 2. The name "Sky Sox" was chosen in 1988 to honor the Colorado Springs' Western League Sky Sox, which was a Class-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox from 1950 to 1958. 3. The franchise began in...

  • One escaped prison inmate caught in Colorado Springs; another may have been found

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    A man who was barricaded himself inside a residence in southeast Colorado Springs for about six hours Friday night was one of two Colorado Department of Corrections inmates who walked away from a job site in Denver Thursday afternoon. Officials identified the man as Adolfo Lopez, 38....

  • School open, but instruction not the priority Friday at Doherty High School after student death

    By Matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    The school day Friday at Doherty High School began with first-hour teachers reading a statement prepared by the district and tailored to sensitively inform students of events that led to the death of a 15-year-old boy on Thursday. "School will be open, but it is not business as...

  • Baillie sentenced to life in prison for 1976 murder

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    Robert Baillie sat bound in handcuffs and emotionless Friday as Judge Timothy Schutz sentenced him to life in prison for the 1976 rape and murder of a housekeeper at the Antlers Hilton in Colorado Springs. Baillie chose not to speak to the court before the sentencing was handed out....

  • Chilly temps, precipitation to give way to clear, warmer weather for the weekend

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    After a burst of lower temperatures overnight Thursday into Friday morning, forecasters are expecting conditions to warm up and dry out for the weekend. Pam Evenson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said Colorado Springs continued to get drizzle and light flurries in...

  • Colorado floods, 1-year anniversary: Rebuilding continues after death, devastation

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    Andi Chernushin walked through her home just yards from the banks of Cheyenne Creek on Wednesday. She pointed to bare studs where walls once framed her finished basement, complete with a wine cellar and a work area for her husband, Greg. Chernushin walked on 100-year-old hardwood...

  • Flood anniversary preview: 5 facts about Colorado flooding in September 2013

    By Matt Steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of destructive floods that, killed 10 people, left thousands displaced and created a destruction through two dozen counties along Colorado's Front Range. Here are five facts about the floods of September 2013: 1. On Sept. 15, 2013,...

  • El Paso County commissioner candidate ready to run ... in 2016

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    The race for the El Paso County District 4 commissioner's seat won't be decided until 2016, but one candidate is so excited she just could not wait to toss her hat into the ring. "I decided to announce it early, just so that I could start meeting with the residents to learn more about...

  • Gazette exclusive: El Paso County jail medical care was 'dysfunctional' for years

    By Matt Steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    When John Sebastian was locked in one of El Paso County's bare, concrete medical cells in 2012, it was supposed to be for his own good. Instead, he said, it made things worse. Sebastian, a 49-year-old father of four with no criminal history, had been arrested for aggravated...

  • Dozens seek millions in suit against fire district, county and state

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    Dozens of plaintiffs took action in mid-August to hold El Paso County, the state of Colorado and the Black Forest Fire Board of Directors accountable for losses sustained in the June 2013 Black Forest fire. A civil lawsuit, filed by Darrell Fortner on Aug. 16 in U.S. District Court...

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