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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.

A view of Fountain Creek from the Willow Springs Ponds area on October 4, 2017 in Fountain, Colorado. Since 2015 floods, water has eroded away 10-20 feet of the creek's bank and, with it, stretches of the Fountain Creek Regional Trail. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).
Manitou Springs, town administrator agree to part ways
Buses leave the Mountain Metropolitan Transit's downtown bus on Kiowa Street in Colorado Springs Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. The city is considering moving the transfer station to a new location.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Buses leave the Mountain Metropolitan Transit's downtown bus on Kiowa Street in Colorado Springs Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Despite frigid temperatures, a large crowd turned out for the 2018 Women's March on Colorado Springs to mark the first anniversary of what is believed to be among the largest demonstrations in the city's history. Because of the winter storm, the rally started out indoors at All Souls Universalist Unitarian Church. The large crowd marched from the church to Acacia Park after the rally on Sunday, January 21, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
CHRISTMAS TREE PERMITS
Riess Mitchell, 7, drags his family's Christmas tree to the car on Rampart Range Road Wednesday, December 2, 2015. Local families who chop down their very own "Charlie Brown" Christmas trees might have to pay twice as much next year for the time-honored tradition. (Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette)
Protesters march down Tejon Street Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, during the Colorado Springs Women's March in downtown Colorado Springs. The sister march of the Women's March on Washington, D.C., drew between 5,000 and 10,000 people.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Protesters march down Tejon Street Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, during the Colorado Springs Women's March in downtown Colorado Springs. The sister march of the Women's March on Washington, D.C., drew between 5,000 and 10,000 people. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Fountain Creek
An El Paso County project will rehabilitate and expand a network of park trails damaged by the Black Forest fire. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)