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Ellie Mulder

News reporter

Ellie is a news reporter with a focus on public safety coverage. After interning at The Gazette in 2015, she became a full-time reporter in 2016.

Beautifully decorated crosses bearing the names of Serena Lee Garcia and Marcus Denton sit in a small parking lot on Old Gold Camp Rd. overlooking the Bear Creek Dog Park. The victims of a double homicide were found in a car on Saturday near this location. Nearby resident Barb Salisbury didn't know the two victims, but had seen the memorial and came by pay her respects on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
Christopher Louis Willard (Courtesy of the El Paso County Sheriff's Office)
William Camacho Jr. is wanted on suspicion of first-degree murder. He has a tattoo along his forehead hairline, which is visible when his hair is short. (Courtesy of CSPD)
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The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo celebrated a milestone on Monday, when their quarters for field conservation programs reached $2 million dollars on Monday, April 23, 2018. A party was thrown with the guests of honor being the family that contributed the milestone quarter. Other guests of honor at the party were a variety of the zoo animals, including a Argentina Red Tegu. Since 2008, zoo visitors have been contributing by dropping tokens or quarters into entertaining mazes. Quarters for Conservation, or Q4C, is the Zoo’s largest fundraiser for field conservation. These legacy projects, currently include biodiversity conservation on behalf of giraffe, Panama frogs, orangutan habitat, black-footed ferrets, African elephants and rhinos, Wyoming toads and African vultures. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
Richard Wayne Beam (Photo courtesy of Teller County Sheriff's Office)
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Teachers gathered Monday for a rally at the Colorado Capitol in Denver. (Joey Bunch, Colorado Politics)