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Rachel Riley

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Rachel Riley covers local and breaking news. The recent Boston University graduate joined The Gazette's staff after interning at the newspaper in Summer 2016. During her undergraduate career, she held part-time positions at two New England newspapers, an investigative journalism nonprofit and an environmental magazine based in Auckland, New Zealand.

Jeffrey Bornstein (Courtesy of Town of Monument)
The Park Ave. bridge in Manitou Springs was recently renovated and has since closed. Evidently, the new arch was so high that many cars were dragging the bottom of their cars. Thursday, February 22, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
Left: Town Manager Chris Lowe Right: Chief of Police Jacob Shirk (via KKTV)
GOP CONGRESSIONAL DEBATE
U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn. Gazette file photo.
Dawn Hansen of Manitou Springs and Monte Hoover of Flagstaff, Ariz., walk along the new path to Rainbow Falls in Manitou Springs Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2015. The old trail was washed out in the flooding after the Waldo Canyon Fire. Hoover was visiting Hansen on his way to North Dakota.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Dawn Hansen of Manitou Springs and Monte Hoover of Flagstaff, Ariz., walk along the path to Rainbow Falls in Manitou Springs Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2015. (Christian Murdock, The Gazette)
Simon Escamilla, 26, fired a couple rounds from a handgun, not aiming at anyone, after breaking into the vehicle, said Sgt. Mark DeVorss.
APTOPIX Colorado Springs Shooting
Rachael Flick and twins Eliana and Levi Flick, 7, watch the memorial service for El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Micah Flick at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colo., Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. The slain Colorado sheriff’s deputy was remembered as a great hero in a funeral that drew thousands. The Colorado Springs newspaper The Gazette reports Gov. John Hickenlooper was among those who spoke Saturday, and told Flick’s widow and twins that “The entire state is grieving with you.” (Nadav Soroker/The Gazette via AP)