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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.

Flood mitigation work being done in Williams Canyon will make a big difference in protecting Manitou Springs during a big storm. On Wednesday, July 9, 2014, a worker spreads the concrete that will be part of a wall in the project. There wil be a 14 ft. x 10 ft. channel and 3 debris nets when the project is completed. The Williams Canyon project is expected to be done by early September. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
FILE - Flood mitigation work being done in Williams Canyon will make a big difference in protecting Manitou Springs during a big storm. On Wednesday, July 9, 2014, a worker spreads the concrete that will be part of a wall in the project. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Manitou Springs city officials are trying to finalize rules for another controversial industry: adult entertainment. Associated Press file photo.
Woodland Park. Gazette file photo.
Fountain Creek and Willow Springs Ponds on October 4, 2017 in Fountain, Colorado. The area is one of six flood-damaged sites that will be repaired if county voters approve a ballot measure in November. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).
Willow Springs Ponds on October 4, 2017 in Fountain, Colorado. After years of quarterly testing for a tetrachloroethylene, or PCE, the ponds no longer have to be sampled for the chemical. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).
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)
Traffic drives along Colorado Avenue Saturday, July 27, 2014, between Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs in an area called "no man's land."  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Traffic drives along Colorado Avenue Saturday, July 27, 2014, between Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs in an area called "no man's land." (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
New Age Medical (Image via Google Maps)
After returning to Colorado Springs on a Monday afternoon flight, friends LeShawn Carey, Brian Wallingsford and Amy Charbauski (left to right) recount their harrowing experience in Las Vegas. The three had attended and escaped from the concert in Las Vegas that has become the worst mass murder in U.S. history. Monday, October 2, 2017. Photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette