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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.

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Horses search for food in a burned field Wednesday, April 18, 2018, next to Hanover Road after the 117 Road Fire burned through the area Tuesday afternoon and evening. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
HANOVER WILDFIRE
Black smoke from a fire was seen billowing from just past mile marker 117 in Hanover County on Tuesday April 17, 2018. (Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette)
A truck toppled by wind on I-25 in southern Colorado. (Photo courtesy of CSP Pueblo/Twitter)
A rendering of the bike park that Transit Mix Concrete has said could be built on the Pikeview Quarry property in northwest Colorado Springs. The company has said the park is only possible if it's able to build another quarry on the Hitch Rack Ranch property south of Colorado Springs. Rendering produced by FlowRide Concepts.
The view from U.S. Highway 115 shows the hill, behind the sign, where the Hitch Rack Ranch rock quarry would be built behind.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The view from U.S. Highway 115 shows the hill, behind the sign, where the Hitch Rack Ranch rock quarry would be built behind. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Recycling programs
Chemical Waste Technician Harry Herriges, left, helps Joe Bricker unload a truck filled with hazardous household items. People steadily dropped by the El Paso County Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 3255 Akers Drive on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011 to drop off their hazardous material. The facility has been seeing dozens of drop-offs on a daily basis. The county's recycling programs had a banner year in 2010. Gazette, Bryan Oller
The Colorado Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from El Paso County after a 4th Judicial District Judge ordered the release of two inmates who were being held solely at the request of federal immigration enforcement authorities. Photo courtesy state of Colorado.