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Halle Thornton

Digital Team Intern

The front office of the Sunflower Motel was demolished in less than an hour on W. Colorado Blvd. as a part of the Westside Area Action Plan on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. The motel was built in 1940 and is being torn down to make way for a bridge with a tunnel under Colorado Ave. that will connect both sides of the Midland Trail. Currently, trail users have to cross a busy Colorado Ave. to continue on the trail. The rest of the cabins will be torn down and debris cleaned up by the end of the week. Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette
Garden of the Gods is in the running for "Best Local Hike" for the Gazette's 2006 "Best of the Springs." Mark Reis photo
Michael Finley, a Falcon High School senior, killed April 14, 2017, when a suspected drunken driver turned in front of him. (Facebook)
Lawn technician Ruben Zendejas for J. Rick Lawn and Tree applies fertilizer to a lawn in the Cheyenne Mountain area Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Last week's snow made for an ideal time to feed the lawn. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Bear Creek Nature Center
Bear Creek Nature Center
Location: 245 Bear Creek Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Phone: (719) 520-6387
Things to see/do: Hikes, interactive exhibits, hands-on items, interpretive programs, guided and self-guided tours
Warm temps on the first day of Spring brought out lots of customers for freebies at Rita's Italian Ice. Good friends Mia Reyes, Alexa Reyes, Janessa Wood, and Elena Jimenez (left to right) have their hands full with cool, frosty treats on Monday, March 20, 2017. Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette
Magnum P.I. the bulldog walks in the St. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs Saturday, March 14, 2015. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette