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Erin Prater

Military Reporter

Rachel Hunter and her 2-year-old daughter look at some animal bones Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at the Bear Creek Nature Center in Colorado Springs. The center will replace some of its 15-year-old displays and update the other ones. The display with the bear will be updated. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
flag flick
The casket bearing the body of El Paso County Dep. Micah Flick arrives at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, before the funeral for the deputy on Saturday. February 10, 2018. Flick was killed in the line of duty on Monday, February 5, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
Barbara Bush
In this file photo from Friday, March 18, 2005, former first lady Barbara Bush listens to her son, President George W. Bush, as he speaks on Social Security reform in Orlando, Fla. The wife of former President George H.W. Bush is in "failing health," a Bush family spokesman said Sunday, April 15, 2018, following a recent series of hospitalizations and after consulting with her family and doctors, the 92-year-old former first lady has decided not to seek additional medical treatment and will instead focus on comfort care. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)
GOP 2016 Bush
Former first lady Barbara Bush, the mother of Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, stands outside of Eastlan Baptist Church, a polling location in Greenville, South Carolina, on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Alex Sanz)
High school students gather outside the courthouse in Pueblo Saturday, preparing to march to the library downtown as a part of a March for Our Lives event. More than 200 attended the rally in Pueblo. (Photo by Erin Prater/Colorado Politics)
“Powerful walkout today thanks to our young leaders here and around the country. Colorado has taken steps on guns and we need to do more,” Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper tweeted March 14. (Photo courtesy of Hickenlooper via Twitter)
opening day
Former Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt was in attendance at the Opening Day of the 2018 Colorado Legislature on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
School shooting Florida
Students console each other outside Pines Trail Center where a candlelight vigil will be held, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, in Parkland, Fla. Nikolas Cruz is accused of opening fire Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., killing more than a dozen people and injuring several. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)
School Shooting Florida
Students hug each other after a vigil at the Parkland Baptist Church, for the victims of the Wednesday shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder on Thursday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)