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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.

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
Manitou Springs city officials are trying to finalize rules for another controversial industry: adult entertainment. Associated Press file photo.
A rendering of the Hyperloop system. Passengers board a bus-sized capsule, which is then shot through a tube at speeds upwards of 700 mph using electric propulsion and magnetic levitation. Photo courtesy of the Colorado Department of Transportation and AECOM.
In May, motorcyclist Onesimos "Oney" Vigil died at the busy intersection of Fountain Mesa and Fortman/Calleberes Ave. His family is advocating for a safer intersection and their efforts have not been fruitless-- the intersection is on a list of roadways that will likely get some county money for safety improvements if the TABOR excess ballot question passes on Nov. 7. His daughter, Rosa Romero, brings her daughter Emerie Romero, 3, to a roadside memorial for Rosa's father and Emerie's grandfather on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. Photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette
Buses leave the Mountain Metropolitan Transit's downtown bus on Kiowa Street in Colorado Springs Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Community Solar Power
In this Feb. 26, 2015 file photo, solar panels that are part of the Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association's community gardens are shown in Rockford, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
The El Paso County Clerk & Recorder's office is debuting new voting kiosks, which will be easier for voters with disabilities to use, just in time for the Nov. 7 coordinated election. Voters got a chance to practice with the new voting machines at the Independence Center on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. Matthew Morris, who is visually impaired, uses headphones to try out the machine. Photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette