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Focus on the Family President Jim Daly jokes with Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, while introducing them at the organization’s 40th anniversary celebration Friday, June 23, 2017, during his visit to Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo Pool, The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A new billboard spreads a message about same-sex couples on the corner of E. Platte Ave. and Chelton Road Sunday, June 18, 2017. This nationwide billboard campaign is sponsored by the San Francisco-based group Hornet, and is meant to counter the messages of anti-LGBTQ organizations. Photo by James Wooldridge, The Gazette
Julian and Sandy Rivera lost their home to the Waldo Canyon Fire in Mountain Shadows. They rebuilt on Courtney Dr., but further up the street. They pose in their backyard looking down on Courtney Dr. on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
Pikes Peak Brewing Co. canned its Devils Head Red Ale Friday, June 9, 2017 at the Monument brewery. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Before Atlanta's SweetWater Brewing Co. "retired" its limited-release Happy Ending Imperial Stout in late 2015, the brewery swapped out the infamous winking-geisha label for a fishing scene.
The 2017 Pilgrimage of Pints cartogram is available at participating breweries and can be downloaded at
"Beerland" grand prize winner, Colorado Springs homebrewer Jessica Fierro, traveled to Golden Road Brewing Co. in Los Angeles to help brew a large batch of her winning beer, Doña Neta, which will be available in cans in select Colorado markets Friday. Courtesy photo.
Noah Harter

For Memorial Day, Kim Harter places flags on the grave of her son, Noah Harter, to symbolize the number of veterans who commit suicide every day. Harter was a Marine veteran who suffered from PTSD after tours to both Iraq and Afghanistan committed suicide in May 2015. Harter graduated early from Rampart High School so he could enter the Marines just after his 18th birthday. Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette

Homebrewer Jessica Fierro created her prize-winning tamarind-infused Biere de Garde, Doña Neta, in a garage-based operation at her Colorado Springs home. Fiero beat out other top DIY beermakers to win the grand prize in Viceland TV's competitive docuseries "Beerland." Her win was revealed in the show's season finale Thursday. Courtesy photo.