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Caroline Laganas

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Elizabeth Hautman, a digital currency investor, observes bitcoin's stock on her phone on July 13. Hautman and other community members gathered every Thursday night at the Citizen Service Center to discuss digital currency, an electronic form of money that allows for instant transactions online.
Artist Ramona Lapsley looks at a print that she pressed and will paint at the Manitou Arts Center on Monday, July 24, 2017. Currently, Lapsley's linoleum block prints are on exhibit at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center in Pueblo. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
Customers pick up their lunch Friday, July 14, 2017, from the Pig Latin food truck parked on Boulder Street in downtown Colorado Springs. The popular food truck, featured on Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives," will temporarily close on Aug. 1 due for truck repairs and personal matters. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Clinton Knox, founder and CEO of local tech startup Brainitz pitches his educational program at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Lion's Den Pitch Competition on April 19, 2017. Knox took first place and won $1000.
The view Sunday morning from the summit of Pikes Peak, looking southeast. (Courtesy of City of Colorado Springs)
Despite plasma transfusion donations made by Colorado Springs' Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and an Ohio zoo, a baby giraffe that had struggled since its birth last month at a Baltimore zoo has died. (Courtesy of The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore Facebook page)
The Renaissance Festival came to Acacia Park on Wednesday with a visit from many of the festival performers and one of the biggest stars, Paige the elephant. While at the park, Paige delighted the crowds that gathered by being able to feed her and watching her eat her "birthday cake". The Renaissance festival is held in Larkspur every Summer and has three more weekends left to attend. Paige is a 32-year old African Elephant and is about 9 feet tall. Wednesday, July 12, 2017. ONLINE PHOTO GALLERY (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
GIRAFFES
Msitu, a giraffe at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, eats lettuce out of children's hands Monday, July 10, 2017. Msitu recently made a plasma transfusion to a giraffe at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. Photo by James Wooldridge, The Gazette