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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.

Crews install the second of 14 girders Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, for the Spectrum Loop Bridge over the extension of Powers Blvd.. The first seven girders, each weighing 74,000 pounds, were installed Wednesday with the other seven planned to be installed Thursday. The bridge should be finished late 2017 or early 2018 with the Powers extension north to Interstate 25 is projected to be finish in 2019. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Crews install the second of 14 girders Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, for the Spectrum Loop Bridge over the extension of Powers Blvd.. The first seven girders, each weighing 74,000 pounds, were installed Wednesday with the other seven planned to be installed Thursday. The bridge should be finished late 2017 or early 2018 with the Powers extension north to Interstate 25 is projected to be finish in 2019. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
MANITOU SPRINGS
Downtown Manitou Springs on Wednesday April 19, 2017. Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette
GAZETTE MUGSHOTS
The outside of Courtney Cunard's tiny home, sized at 399 square feet, at Peak View Park on Thursday, July 20, 2017 in Woodland Park. Cunard works in Colorado Springs as a licensed Esthetician at Alpenglow Skin Spa. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).
Cindy Keating, the parks and recreation director, walks down the stairs that take swimmers to the top of the water tube slide Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, at the Woodland Aquatic Center in Woodland Park. The 27,000-square foot swimming center’s grand opening is Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Cindy Keating, the parks and recreation director, walks down the stairs that take swimmers to the top of the water tube slide Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, at the Woodland Aquatic Center in Woodland Park. The 27,000-square foot swimming center’s grand opening is Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
INTERCHANGE
Kara Winger, U.S. Olympic athlete, leads a group of bikers over the bridge for the first time during the I-25/Cimarron Street Change ceremony that was completed and CDOT had a ribbon cutting at America the Beautiful Park on Thursday October 26, 2017 in Colorado Springs. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).
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FILE - Mary Roney takes her Weimaraner, Nell, on a walk at Bear Creek Dog Park Tuesday, February 11, 2014. (Gazette file photo)
Ralph Mangan, left, Eddie Romero and James Mangan paint over graffiti on the bridge while Chris Hyman, below left, Sophie Hyman, 11, and Megan Tribble, 12, clean the creek below Rainbow Falls Saturday, June 3, 2017, as volunteers clean up the Rainbow Falls Historic Site on the opening day for the summer. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
BLIZZARD IRWIN
FILE - Kaitlyn Irwin, 3, plays in a deep trench her parents dug so the mailman could get to their mailbox in the 5300 block of Balsam Street on Monday Oct. 27, 1997. The mailboxes were completely buried in a 10-foot-tall snowdrift. (Gazette file photo)
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Residents of Black Forest have had concerns with the safety of the intersection of Shoup Rd. and Milam Rd. before yesterday's horrific accident in which a mother and her daughters were killed. Teddy bears, toys, and flowers were placed at a makeshift memorial at the site on Monday, October 24, 2017. Photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette