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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.

10_15_11 COG FEATURE
Pikes Peak Cog Railway passengers are welcomed by frigid temperatures as they unload at the summit of Pikes Peak on Saturday, Oct. 15. Recent storms have brought a layer of early snow to the peak, as harsher weather begins to usher out the fall colors on the mountain's Aspens. Mike Christy, The Gazette
During a promotion ceremony, El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder speaks to his staff at the headquarters on Thursday, January 1, 2015.  (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
During a promotion ceremony, El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder speaks to his staff at the headquarters on Thursday, January 1, 2015. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Black Forest
FILE - A bed of wildflowers has found a home under some of the trees burned in the Black Forest fire.(Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
Cami Bremer (Photo via Facebook)
Voting hands and ballot box
I-25 TRAFFIC
Traffic commuters driving on I-25 Southbound get stuck in a traffic accident on Thursday Oct.12, 2017 just past Larkspur. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).
jail overcrowding
FILE - Bunk beds for inmates fill one of the areas of the El Paso County Jail on Tueday, August 22, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
CITY ELECTION
FILE - Election judges Bob and Gretchen Howard work together to pull ballots from a ballot counting scanner Monday, April 3, 2017 at the Colorado Springs City Administration Building. (Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette)
Ute Pass intersection (Image via Google Maps)