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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.

Virgin Hyperloop One has released the design concept for its first hyperloop "portal," or station, proposed for 72nd Avenue and Himalaya Road near Denver International Airport. (Image courtesy of Virgin Hyperloop One.)
Jeff Bornstein, Shea Medlicott, Greg Coopman and Don Wilson were voted into the town of Monument's four open Board of Trustee seats.
(Courtesy townofmonument.org)
I-25 WIDENING CASTLE ROCK
Looking north towards Castle Rock Thursday, Deceber 22, 2016 as heavy traffic moves along I-25 which is two lanes in each direction. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
In another twist of an ongoing saga involving the parking lot at the head of Barr Trail and the Manitou Springs Incline, it turns out that the lot is owned by Colorado Springs Utilities and not Manitou Springs. Manitou Springs wants to charge to park there. The Gazette, Bryan Oller
Left to right: Town Clerk Laura Hogan and Town Attorney Alicia Corley and Treasurer Pamela Smith (Photos via townofmonument.org)
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Jake Bywater, left, with the help of friend Leonard Lasco, right, knocks down hot spots Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in the remains of his 30-foot by 60-foot pole barn that burned in the 117 Fire. Bywater spent the night and day fighting the fire and putting out hot spots. Bywater saved his home but lost the barn, school bus, four boats and the 100-year-old homestead that he and his wife, Kim, had restored. The fire burned 23 homes and about 41,000 acres. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Jeff Bornstein, Shea Medlicott, Greg Coopman and Don Wilson were voted into the town of Monument's four open Board of Trustee seats.
(Courtesy townofmonument.org)
Jake Bywater walks through the remains Wednesday, April 18, 2018, of one of his boats that burned in the 117 Fire. Bywater spent the night and day fighting the fire and putting out hot spots. Bywater saved his home but lost the barn, school bus, four boats and the 100-year-old homestead that he and his wife, Kim, had restored. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Rural Broadband
Fountain, Manitou Springs and El Paso County have invested tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars in studies to explore how they might help expand residents' access to affordable high-speed internet. In this AP file photo: A.J. Bowen of Schupp's Line Construction, Inc. works on fiber-optic installation in Norton, Vt., Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)