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The week in photos. By Gazette photo staff

Kevin “Sarge” MacDonald, city councilman for Manitou Springs, was the official first customer of Maggie's Farm. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Kevin “Sarge” MacDonald, city councilman for Manitou Springs, was the official first customer of Maggie's Farm. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Kayakers Shane Spraggins and his son, Trenton Spraggins, (left to right) negotiate some rocks while going down the Arkansas River on Wednesday, July 29, 2014. Shane started teaching his sons how to kayak when they were toddlers, just like his father had taught him. He said that safety always come first in their family as well as having the proper equipment and not taking on sections of the river that are too advanced. The father and son are from Manitou Springs and had put their kayaks into the river at Five Points Recreation Area west of Canon City.(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Kayakers Shane Spraggins and his son, Trenton Spraggins, (left to right) negotiate some rocks while going down the Arkansas River on Wednesday, July 29, 2014. Shane started teaching his sons how to kayak when they were toddlers, just like his father had taught him. He said that safety always come first in their family as well as having the proper equipment and not taking on sections of the river that are too advanced. The father and son are from Manitou Springs and had put their kayaks into the river at Five Points Recreation Area west of Canon City.(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Trenton Scraggins, 14, and his family, including dog Kota, have spent many days on the Arkansas River kayaking. Kota jumps into the water as Trenton finishes a run with his father. Trenton's father, Shane Scraggins, started teaching his sons how to kayak when they were toddlers, just like his father had taught him. He said that safety always come first in their family as well as having the proper equipment and not taking on sections of the river that are too advanced. The father and son are from Manitou Springs and had put their kayaks into the river at Five Points Recreation Area west of Canon City.(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Trenton Scraggins, 14, and his family, including dog Kota, have spent many days on the Arkansas River kayaking. Kota jumps into the water as Trenton finishes a run with his father. Trenton's father, Shane Scraggins, started teaching his sons how to kayak when they were toddlers, just like his father had taught him. He said that safety always come first in their family as well as having the proper equipment and not taking on sections of the river that are too advanced. The father and son are from Manitou Springs and had put their kayaks into the river at Five Points Recreation Area west of Canon City.(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Laurie Phillips and Rob Lomas hang a sign for Maggie's Farm, a recreational marijuana shop in Manitou Springs, Colorado on July 31, 2014. For the first time, recreational marijuana was sold in El Paso County in Colorado. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Laurie Phillips and Rob Lomas hang a sign for Maggie's Farm, a recreational marijuana shop in Manitou Springs, Colorado on July 31, 2014. For the first time, recreational marijuana was sold in El Paso County in Colorado. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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WEATHER

Vivian Modeer, 7, center, tries to look out from under her hood as she walks through downtown with Lillian Modeer, 10, right, Jesse Willett, second from left, and Binky Chandler, left, as monsoon weather moves through the area Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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POLICE DAY

Connor, 4, and Dylon Haberzettl, 6, dress up for the Colorado Springs Police Department's Get to Know the Police Day Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at the Police Operations Center. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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POLICE DAY

A group of kids watch as a member of the Colorado Springs Police Tactical Enforcement Unit shows off his submachine gun at the Police Department's Get to Know the Police Day Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at the Police Operations Center. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Kayakers Shane Spraggins (foreground) and his son, Trenton Spraggins, wait for rafts to pass before heading down the Arkansas River on Wednesday, July 29, 2014. Shane started teaching his sons how to kayak when they were toddlers, just like his father had taught him. He said that safety always come first in their family as well as having the proper equipment and not taking on sections of the river that are too advanced. The father and son are from Manitou Springs and had put their kayaks into the river at Five Points Recreation Area west of Canon City.(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Kayakers Shane Spraggins (foreground) and his son, Trenton Spraggins, wait for rafts to pass before heading down the Arkansas River on Wednesday, July 29, 2014. Shane started teaching his sons how to kayak when they were toddlers, just like his father had taught him. He said that safety always come first in their family as well as having the proper equipment and not taking on sections of the river that are too advanced. The father and son are from Manitou Springs and had put their kayaks into the river at Five Points Recreation Area west of Canon City.(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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SWEEPSTAKES

A cadet crosses the final trial of the obstacle course during the Air Force Academy cadets' final day of basic field training Thursday, July 31, 2014. Their final day consists of completing events including an Assault Course and a physical training assessment among others. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

JULIA MOSS, THE GAZETTE

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ZOMBIE CRAWL

Tishanna "Dish" Matthews puts on her best zombie face as other zombie enthusiasts gather in Acacia Park before their Springs Zombie Pub Crawl where they will visit Tony's, Jose Muldoon's, V-Bar, Gasoline Alley, the Thirsty Parrot and will finish at The Mansion Saturday, August 2, 2014. They insist that Halloween isn't the only appropriate time to dress up. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

JULIA MOSS, THE GAZETTE

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Ofri Peleg, 8, hits the tetherball while playing with Amir Bachar, 9, left, and Ben MeiDin, 8, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at the JCC Ranch Camp for Jewish children in Elbert, Colo. Peleg and Bachar live in Israel while MeiDin was born in Israel and lives in the United States. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Ofri Peleg, 8, hits the tetherball while playing with Amir Bachar, 9, left, and Ben MeiDin, 8, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at the JCC Ranch Camp for Jewish children in Elbert, Colo. Peleg and Bachar live in Israel while MeiDin was born in Israel and lives in the United States. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

CHRISTIAN MURDOCK, THE GAZETTE

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POLE VAULT

Lori Sly holds up a Palestinian flag as a sign of support in Acacia Park Monday, July 28, 2014. Sly and other activists gathered to mourn deaths in Gaza and demand that the U.S. government freeze all U.S. aid to Israel. Jimi Hummer, a chair person of the Middle East Peace Project and the vigil organizer, said that freeing Palestine and making peace with Israelis is the hinge to peace in the Middle East. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

JULIA MOSS, THE GAZETTE

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ZOMBIE CRAWL

Dan Cusson lets fake blood ooze out of his mouth to give him a more convincing appearance as other zombie enthusiasts gather in Acacia Park before their Springs Zombie Pub Crawl where they will visit Tony's, Jose Muldoon's, V-Bar, Gasoline Alley, the Thirsty Parrot and will finish at The Mansion Saturday, August 2, 2014. They insist that Halloween isn't the only appropriate time to dress up. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

JULIA MOSS, THE GAZETTE

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FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Tiffany Hemingway, a kindergarden teacher, greets students and parents as Springs Ranch Elementary School opens for the first day of school Friday, August 1, 2014. The children entered the school and began the day with lunch option and birthday announcements. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette.

JULIA MOSS, THE GAZETTE

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SWEEPSTAKES

Cadets cheer for the male and female Big Bad Basic champions, a title earned through pugil stick battles, during the Air Force Academy cadets' final day of basic field training Thursday, July 31, 2014. Their final day consists of completing events including an Assault Course and a physical training assessment among others. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

JULIA MOSS, THE GAZETTE

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FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Devin Montgomery receives a pep-talk from his older sister, Mia, who is going into second grade, on the morning of his first day of first grade before Springs Ranch Elementary School opens Friday, August 1, 2014. The children entered the school and began the day with lunch option and birthday announcements. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette.

JULIA MOSS, THE GAZETTE

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LOWER GOLD CAMP ROAD FEATURE

Rob Rickgauer and Marie Clark ride horses Topaz and Savanna through a tunnel on Lower Gold Camp Road Sounday, August 3, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

JULIA MOSS, THE GAZETTE

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OLY TRIATHLETE

Triathlete Luke Farkas fixes a homeless person's bike in Monument Valley Park Sunday, August 3, 2014. He fixes bikes for free once a week using his own equipment to give back in a way that can help the homeless maintain jobs and keep appointments. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette.

JULIA MOSS, THE GAZETTE

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OLY TRIATHLETE

Triathlete Luke Farkas fixes a homeless person's bike in Monument Valley Park Sunday, August 3, 2014. He fixes bikes for free once a week using his own equipment to give back in a way that can help the homeless maintain jobs and keep appointments. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette.

JULIA MOSS, THE GAZETTE

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Kevin “Sarge” MacDonald, city councilman for Manitou Springs, was the official first customer of Maggie's Farm. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Kevin “Sarge” MacDonald, city councilman for Manitou Springs, was the official first customer of Maggie's Farm. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Kayakers Shane Spraggins and his son, Trenton Spraggins, (left to right) negotiate some rocks while going down the Arkansas River on Wednesday, July 29, 2014. Shane started teaching his sons how to kayak when they were toddlers, just like his father had taught him. He said that safety always come first in their family as well as having the proper equipment and not taking on sections of the river that are too advanced. The father and son are from Manitou Springs and had put their kayaks into the river at Five Points Recreation Area west of Canon City.(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Kayakers Shane Spraggins and his son, Trenton Spraggins, (left to right) negotiate some rocks while going down the Arkansas River on Wednesday, July 29, 2014. Shane started teaching his sons how to kayak when they were toddlers, just like his father had taught him. He said that safety always come first in their family as well as having the proper equipment and not taking on sections of the river that are too advanced. The father and son are from Manitou Springs and had put their kayaks into the river at Five Points Recreation Area west of Canon City.(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Trenton Scraggins, 14, and his family, including dog Kota, have spent many days on the Arkansas River kayaking. Kota jumps into the water as Trenton finishes a run with his father. Trenton's father, Shane Scraggins, started teaching his sons how to kayak when they were toddlers, just like his father had taught him. He said that safety always come first in their family as well as having the proper equipment and not taking on sections of the river that are too advanced. The father and son are from Manitou Springs and had put their kayaks into the river at Five Points Recreation Area west of Canon City.(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Trenton Scraggins, 14, and his family, including dog Kota, have spent many days on the Arkansas River kayaking. Kota jumps into the water as Trenton finishes a run with his father. Trenton's father, Shane Scraggins, started teaching his sons how to kayak when they were toddlers, just like his father had taught him. He said that safety always come first in their family as well as having the proper equipment and not taking on sections of the river that are too advanced. The father and son are from Manitou Springs and had put their kayaks into the river at Five Points Recreation Area west of Canon City.(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Laurie Phillips and Rob Lomas hang a sign for Maggie's Farm, a recreational marijuana shop in Manitou Springs, Colorado on July 31, 2014. For the first time, recreational marijuana was sold in El Paso County in Colorado. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Laurie Phillips and Rob Lomas hang a sign for Maggie's Farm, a recreational marijuana shop in Manitou Springs, Colorado on July 31, 2014. For the first time, recreational marijuana was sold in El Paso County in Colorado. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

WEATHER

Vivian Modeer, 7, center, tries to look out from under her hood as she walks through downtown with Lillian Modeer, 10, right, Jesse Willett, second from left, and Binky Chandler, left, as monsoon weather moves through the area Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

POLICE DAY

Connor, 4, and Dylon Haberzettl, 6, dress up for the Colorado Springs Police Department's Get to Know the Police Day Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at the Police Operations Center. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

POLICE DAY

A group of kids watch as a member of the Colorado Springs Police Tactical Enforcement Unit shows off his submachine gun at the Police Department's Get to Know the Police Day Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at the Police Operations Center. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

Kayakers Shane Spraggins (foreground) and his son, Trenton Spraggins, wait for rafts to pass before heading down the Arkansas River on Wednesday, July 29, 2014. Shane started teaching his sons how to kayak when they were toddlers, just like his father had taught him. He said that safety always come first in their family as well as having the proper equipment and not taking on sections of the river that are too advanced. The father and son are from Manitou Springs and had put their kayaks into the river at Five Points Recreation Area west of Canon City.(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Kayakers Shane Spraggins (foreground) and his son, Trenton Spraggins, wait for rafts to pass before heading down the Arkansas River on Wednesday, July 29, 2014. Shane started teaching his sons how to kayak when they were toddlers, just like his father had taught him. He said that safety always come first in their family as well as having the proper equipment and not taking on sections of the river that are too advanced. The father and son are from Manitou Springs and had put their kayaks into the river at Five Points Recreation Area west of Canon City.(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

SWEEPSTAKES

A cadet crosses the final trial of the obstacle course during the Air Force Academy cadets' final day of basic field training Thursday, July 31, 2014. Their final day consists of completing events including an Assault Course and a physical training assessment among others. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

ZOMBIE CRAWL

Tishanna "Dish" Matthews puts on her best zombie face as other zombie enthusiasts gather in Acacia Park before their Springs Zombie Pub Crawl where they will visit Tony's, Jose Muldoon's, V-Bar, Gasoline Alley, the Thirsty Parrot and will finish at The Mansion Saturday, August 2, 2014. They insist that Halloween isn't the only appropriate time to dress up. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

Ofri Peleg, 8, hits the tetherball while playing with Amir Bachar, 9, left, and Ben MeiDin, 8, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at the JCC Ranch Camp for Jewish children in Elbert, Colo. Peleg and Bachar live in Israel while MeiDin was born in Israel and lives in the United States. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Ofri Peleg, 8, hits the tetherball while playing with Amir Bachar, 9, left, and Ben MeiDin, 8, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at the JCC Ranch Camp for Jewish children in Elbert, Colo. Peleg and Bachar live in Israel while MeiDin was born in Israel and lives in the United States. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

POLE VAULT

Lori Sly holds up a Palestinian flag as a sign of support in Acacia Park Monday, July 28, 2014. Sly and other activists gathered to mourn deaths in Gaza and demand that the U.S. government freeze all U.S. aid to Israel. Jimi Hummer, a chair person of the Middle East Peace Project and the vigil organizer, said that freeing Palestine and making peace with Israelis is the hinge to peace in the Middle East. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

ZOMBIE CRAWL

Dan Cusson lets fake blood ooze out of his mouth to give him a more convincing appearance as other zombie enthusiasts gather in Acacia Park before their Springs Zombie Pub Crawl where they will visit Tony's, Jose Muldoon's, V-Bar, Gasoline Alley, the Thirsty Parrot and will finish at The Mansion Saturday, August 2, 2014. They insist that Halloween isn't the only appropriate time to dress up. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Tiffany Hemingway, a kindergarden teacher, greets students and parents as Springs Ranch Elementary School opens for the first day of school Friday, August 1, 2014. The children entered the school and began the day with lunch option and birthday announcements. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette.

SWEEPSTAKES

Cadets cheer for the male and female Big Bad Basic champions, a title earned through pugil stick battles, during the Air Force Academy cadets' final day of basic field training Thursday, July 31, 2014. Their final day consists of completing events including an Assault Course and a physical training assessment among others. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Devin Montgomery receives a pep-talk from his older sister, Mia, who is going into second grade, on the morning of his first day of first grade before Springs Ranch Elementary School opens Friday, August 1, 2014. The children entered the school and began the day with lunch option and birthday announcements. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette.

LOWER GOLD CAMP ROAD FEATURE

Rob Rickgauer and Marie Clark ride horses Topaz and Savanna through a tunnel on Lower Gold Camp Road Sounday, August 3, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

OLY TRIATHLETE

Triathlete Luke Farkas fixes a homeless person's bike in Monument Valley Park Sunday, August 3, 2014. He fixes bikes for free once a week using his own equipment to give back in a way that can help the homeless maintain jobs and keep appointments. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette.

OLY TRIATHLETE

Triathlete Luke Farkas fixes a homeless person's bike in Monument Valley Park Sunday, August 3, 2014. He fixes bikes for free once a week using his own equipment to give back in a way that can help the homeless maintain jobs and keep appointments. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette.

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