Save this content for laterSave this content on your device for later, even while offline Sign in with FacebookSign in with your Facebook account Close

Photos: Gallery | Colorado Springs Gazette, News

Gazette photos of the month: June 2017

The best photos of the month presented by your photo staff at The Gazette. From the 95th Annual Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb to Fort Carson veterinarians operating on a stuffed teddy bear, June offered many interesting visuals. All images can be purchased at http://gazettephoto.mycapture.com/mycapture/photoRequestForm.asp.

Jake Allen of New Jersey jumps off the cliffs at Paradise Cove in Guffey, Colorado on Saturday June 24, 2017. Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette.
Jake Allen of New Jersey jumps off the cliffs at Paradise Cove in Guffey, Colorado on Saturday June 24, 2017. Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette.

DOUGAL BROWNLIE

Buy Photo
0
TOP OF THE WORLD RODEO
From left: Breezie Lynch, Shannon McDonald and Kim Austin of the Greeley Stampede Riders wait to walk in a parade before the Top of the World Rodeo Saturday, June 10, 2017, in Cripple Creek. Photo by James Wooldridge, The Gazette

JAMES WOOLDRIDGE

Buy Photo
0
A runner hits the mud head first at the bottom of the Super Dog Slide Saturday, June 3, 2017, during the Big Dog Brag mud run in Colorado Springs. The next run is in Pueblo June 24 and for more information visit bigdogbrag.com. See Gazette.com for a photo gallery from Saturday’s event.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A runner hits the mud head first at the bottom of the Super Dog Slide Saturday, June 3, 2017, during the Big Dog Brag mud run in Colorado Springs. The next run is in Pueblo June 24 and for more information visit bigdogbrag.com. See Gazette.com for a photo gallery from Saturday’s event. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

CHRISTIAN MURDOCK, THE GAZETTE

Buy Photo
0
Maketa
At the Deerfield Hills Community Center, the Splash Park has about 50 nozzles and water features for children to cool off for free. Tristen Macias uses a water gun while trying to keep incoming water from getting in his eyes on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette

JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE

Buy Photo
0
FORT CARSON VETERINARIANS STUFFED ANIMAL REPAIR
Fort Carson veterinarian CPT Anya Price, left, and veterinary technician PFC Noah Ray, right, along with other clinic staff worked Thursday, June 1, 2017, to repair stuffed animals at the Veterinary Center on post. This is the second year for the “Teddy Bear Clinic.” More than 200 stuffed animals were dropped off for repair this week and can be picked up Friday or Monday 7:30am-4pm. Every “patient” goes home with “after surgery care instructions” mostly for, “Hugs, three times a day.” Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

MARK REIS, THE GAZETTE

Buy Photo
0
HILL CLIMB
Chris Rimmer (right) and James Clay embrace after competing in the 95th Annual Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Sunday June 25, 2017. Photo by James Wooldridge, The Gazette

JAMES WOOLDRIDGE

Buy Photo
0
AIRSTRIKE ATTACK
A Porsche 911 Turbo speeds down the tarmac during the 4th annual Heuberger Subaru Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack was held on Saturday June 17, 2017 and the event has a half-mile side-by-side roll race and trap speed competition on the Colorado Springs Airport tarmac in Colorado Springs, Colorado that features a selection of the fastest stock and modified street cars from across the world. Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette.

DOUGAL BROWNLIE

Buy Photo
0
Soap Box Derby
Brody Kimsey competes in a heat of the stock division of the annual Pikes Peak Soap Box Derby. The hill on Costilla St. between El Paso St. and Wahsatch Ave. serves as an incline for the annual Pikes Peak Soap Box Derby. The cars are unpowered, relying completely upon gravity to move down the hill. About 40 kids participated in the annual Pikes Peak Soap Box Derby on Sunday, June 11, 2017. In each race, the racers go down the hill twice, trading wheels and lanes in the second heat. The kids have their own cars that they build and many even have sponsors. ONLINE PHOTO GALLERY (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE

Buy Photo
0
SPRINGS SPREE
Alexis Phillips (right), 6, and Lydia Phillips, 13, are lifted in an inflatable ride at Springs Spree Sunday, June 11, 2017, at America the Beautiful Park. Photo by James Wooldridge, The Gazette

JAMES WOOLDRIDGE

Buy Photo
0
Chandler Berwick dances to the sounds of the Flying W Wranglers Wednesday, June 21, 2017, during the annual Colorado Springs Western Street Breakfast in downtown Colorado Springs.  The Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo runs July 12-15 at the Norris-Penrose Event Center.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Chandler Berwick dances to the sounds of the Flying W Wranglers Wednesday, June 21, 2017, during the annual Colorado Springs Western Street Breakfast in downtown Colorado Springs. The Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo runs July 12-15 at the Norris-Penrose Event Center. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

CHRISTIAN MURDOCK, THE GAZETTE

Buy Photo
0
police dogs
Officer Jon Yelvington (left) is found by Tank and his handler Officer Tim Donovan. Tank has been training with the CSPD and will have his first official work day on Sunday. On Thursday, June 22, 2017, Tank was training to further insure the young dog is ready to go. Tank is taking on the job, so another police dog can retire. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE

Buy Photo
0
pence visit
Vice President Mike Pence, right, enters the National Space Defense Center for a briefing while touring Schriever Air Force Base Friday, June 23, 2017, during his visit to Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo Pool, The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

CHRISTIAN MURDOCK

Buy Photo
0
SHOOTER DRILL
Members of the Fountain Police Department enter the front of Fountain Middle School as they hosted an Active Shooter Response Training on Friday June 9, 2017. Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette.

DOUGAL BROWNLIE

Buy Photo
0
fire training
Colorado Springs Fire Investigators were practicing their skills of knowing the science of fire origin, causes and effects. A burn pod was set up with items found in a typical living room. While the scene was on fire, investigators were able to observe fire behavior from the initial start through flashover and study the burning characteristics of various products and materials. Afterwards, the fire investigators will enter the pod and perform origin and cause investigations helping them maintain the skills necessary to be proficient with current fire investigation standards. . (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE

Buy Photo
0
WILDFIRE TRAINING
With makeup on his heg, Firefighter Ubaldo Gomez pretends to be injured as CSFD Firefighter Trainees respond to the incident Friday, June 16, 2017, at Rosemont Reservoir. During the two-day exercise, the Trainees learned to 'contain and control' wildfire in a realistic environment. Photo by James Wooldridge, The Gazette

JAMES WOOLDRIDGE

Buy Photo
0
DINING GUIDE COVER
2017 Gazette Dining Guide cover. Pastries from Marigold Cafe and Bakery. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

MARK REIS

Buy Photo
0
Dierks Bentley, left, hugs Sam Bush after the legend joined him and The Travelin' McCourys on stage Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Dierks Bentley, left, hugs Sam Bush after the legend joined him and The Travelin' McCourys on stage Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

CHRISTIAN MURDOCK, THE GAZETTE

Buy Photo
0
A Telluride tradition: The Tarp Run. Festivarians race for a good place to set up their tarps and secure their spot for the day of music Saturday,  June 17, 2017, during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  Some had been waiting in line since the second day of music came to an end. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A Telluride tradition: The Tarp Run. Festivarians race for a good place to set up their tarps and secure their spot for the day of music Saturday, June 17, 2017, during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. Some had been waiting in line since the second day of music came to an end. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

CHRISTIAN MURDOCK, THE GAZETTE

Buy Photo
0
WALDO CANYON FIRE PICNIC
Steve Martin (right) and others at the Waldo Canyon Fire Picnic take shelter from a hailstorm Monday June 26, 2017, at Mountain Shadows Community Park. As the storm approached, speaker Matt Meister said to the crowd, "I think we all appreciate the rain, five years later." Photo by James Wooldridge, The Gazette

JAMES WOOLDRIDGE

Buy Photo
0
BROADMOOR ESTATE HOUSE
The exterior of the Broadmoor Estate House Monday, May 22, 2017. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

MARK REIS, THE GAZETTE

Buy Photo
0
Greenback Cutthroat Trout
Armed with a stunner and fish nets, aquatics biologists Cory Noble and Josh Nehring (left to right) with Colorado Parks and Wildlife wade up Bear Creek to capture Greenback Cutthroat Trout on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. In the 1930's, the Greenback Cutthroat Trout was thought to be extinct. But the rare fish was not extinct in the wild, partly because an innkeeper in the 1870's had stocked a pond near Bear Creek with Greenback Cutthroat Trout. The biologists were capturing males and females for the purpose of artificial spawning and eventually increasing the population of the trout by restocking at various locations in the state. The Greenback Cutthroat Trout is the state fish of Colorado. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE

Buy Photo
0
BATS
Yann Lapotre, left, and Ariel Demarest, both biological technicians for the Colorado State Forest Service help to set up nets behind Devil's Head to study the various different species of bats that live in Colorado on Saturday June 3, 2017. Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette.

DOUGAL BROWNLIE

Buy Photo
0
OT RAFTING GUIDE
A chain American Adventures Expeditions rafts tackle Browns Canyon on the Arkansas River Tuesday June 13, 2017 in Buena Vista, Colorado. The half day day trip is 13 miles long and has parties going parts of the river that are rated as class III rapids. They include famous rapids such as Zoom Flume, Big Drop, and the Toilet Bowl. Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette.

DOUGAL BROWNLIE

Buy Photo
0
Holly Sciorra, third from the left, leads students to the middle of Prospect Lake for a paddleboard yoga class  Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Memorial Park. S.U.P. Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak Outfitter rent paddle boards, paddle boats and kayaks to the public and S.U.P. offers paddle board yoga classes at the City of Colorado Springs’ boat house on the lake. To reserve a rental or take a class visit supcoloradosprings.com or pikespeakoutfitter.com.  Much of the haze and smoke in the skies above El Paso County Wednesday were caused by the Brian Head wildfire in Southern Utah. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Holly Sciorra, third from the left, leads students to the middle of Prospect Lake for a paddleboard yoga class Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Memorial Park. S.U.P. Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak Outfitter rent paddle boards, paddle boats and kayaks to the public and S.U.P. offers paddle board yoga classes at the City of Colorado Springs’ boat house on the lake. To reserve a rental or take a class visit supcoloradosprings.com or pikespeakoutfitter.com. Much of the haze and smoke in the skies above El Paso County Wednesday were caused by the Brian Head wildfire in Southern Utah. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock) (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

CHRISTIAN MURDOCK, THE GAZETTE

Buy Photo
0
HORSES
Horses stand in a field off County Line Road in Monument, Colo. Thursday, June 8, 2017. Photo by James Wooldridge, The Gazette

JAMES WOOLDRIDGE

Buy Photo
0
A buffalo at sunset at the intersection of US Highway 24 and Colorado State Highway 9 on Friday 22, 2017. Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette.
A buffalo at sunset at the intersection of US Highway 24 and Colorado State Highway 9 on Friday 22, 2017. Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette.

DOUGAL BROWNLIE

Buy Photo
0
COUNTY LINE ROAD
A horse at sunset off of County Line Road in Monument, Colorado on Wednesday June 7, 2017. Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette.

DOUGAL BROWNLIE

Buy Photo
0
RAMAH RESERVIOR
Steven Driver of Thornton, Colorado fishes at Ramah State Wildlife Reservoir on Wednesday 28, 2017 in Calhan, Colorado. Water levels at the reservoir are so low that Colorado Parks and Wildlife has lifted all bagging and possession requirements, allowing licensed anglers to catch and take as many fish as they want. Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette.

DOUGAL BROWNLIE

Buy Photo
0
ALL STAR SOCCER BOYS
Joel Walker of Vista Ridge has a near miss during a bicycle kick attempt for a goal in the first half the the 2017 All Star boys soccer game that was held at Cheyenne Mountain High School on Thursday June 15, 2017. Walker scored two of the five goals by the white team in the first half of the game. Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette

DOUGAL BROWNLIE

Buy Photo
0
Lewis-Palmer shortstop Billy Cook is the 2017 Peak Performer of the Year in baseball. Cook is pictured Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at Lewis-Palmer High School.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Lewis-Palmer shortstop Billy Cook is the 2017 Peak Performer of the Year in baseball. Cook is pictured Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at Lewis-Palmer High School. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

CHRISTIAN MURDOCK, THE GAZETTE

Buy Photo
0
S HSPPOYGTRACK
Air Academy track athlete Maria Mettler is the Gazette's Peak Performer of the Year. She was photographed at Colorado College's Washburn Field Friday, June 9, 2017. Photo by James Wooldridge, The Gazette

JAMES WOOLDRIDGE

Buy Photo
0
PPOYGTEN
Cheyenne Mountain girls No. 1 singles Morgan Hall is the Peak Performer of the Year. She was photographed for a portrait at the Cheyenne Mountain tennis courts on Friday June 2, 2017. Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette.

DOUGAL BROWNLIE

Buy Photo
0
butterflies
Steve Fisher has had a passion for butterflies since he was a boy. He looks through a display of sulphur butterflies that he has collected and mounted between two pieces of glass. Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette

JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE

Buy Photo
0
HOME SALES
Jesse Wilson, founder of Lessons From The Stage talks Thursday, June 15, 2017, about his program that helps people "through the raw power of theater. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

MARK REIS

0
PIKES PEAK INTERNATIONAL HILL CLIMB
Seth Starnes of Aurora, Colorado races his 2016 KTM 690 Duke bike during the first day of sanctioned practice for the 95th Annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on Tuesday June 20, 2017. Starnes, a rookie, is competing in the Pikes Peak Middleweight Division. Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette.

DOUGAL BROWNLIE

Buy Photo
0
A festivarian dances to Margo Price as the sun begins to set Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A festivarian dances to Margo Price as the sun begins to set Saturday, June 17, 2017 during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

CHRISTIAN MURDOCK, THE GAZETTE

Buy Photo
0
Brandi Carlile performs Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Brandi Carlile performs Thursday, June 15, 2017, during the first day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

CHRISTIAN MURDOCK, THE GAZETTE

Buy Photo
0
green box
Residents and tourists at Green Mountain Falls got a sneak preview of the upcoming Green Box Arts Festival on Thursday night. Internationally know artist Bruce Munro's installation art project "Field of Light' lit up the night on a hill near the center of town. The festival starts Saturday and will run through July 9, although the light installations will be in place through mid-September. On the 4th of July, among the artists performing, will be a Houston's METdance. Munro has a second installation in Green Mountain Falls called "Teepees" at Mountain Road Corner. Thursday, June 26, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE

Buy Photo
0
AF CLASS 2021
Cadet Johnson, a cadre member and instructor for basics, yells at the new basics on a bus their first day Thursday, June 29, 2017, at Air Force Academy. Photo by James Wooldridge, The Gazette

JAMES WOOLDRIDGE

Buy Photo
0
BILL BURGESS SCULPTOR
Artist Bill Burgess poses Tuesday, June 13, 2017, with two of the sculptures that dot the property around his Colorado Springs home. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

MARK REIS

Buy Photo
0
PIKES PEAK INTERNATIONAL HILL CLIMB
Motorcycle bikers ride as a group from the summit of Pikes Peak to the bottom after all the competitors finished the 95th Annual Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on Sunday June 25, 2017. Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette.

DOUGAL BROWNLIE

Buy Photo
0
MEMORIAL PARK FEATURE
Rain clouds begin to form overhead as students from Life Skills High School take a break from classes Friday, June 2, 2017, to walk around Prospect Lake in Memorial Park. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

MARK REIS, THE GAZETTE

Buy Photo
0
BROADMOOR ESTATE HOUSE
Stairs lead to the top floor of the Broadmoor's Estate House from a landing next to the turret's marble staircase Thursday, May 18, 2017. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

MARK REIS, THE GAZETTE

Buy Photo
0
Bug Museum
Thousands of decades-old insects still looks like they were caught yesterday are on display at the May Natural History Museum. The museum is better known to locals as the "bug museum". A grandmother and grandson peer into one of the many cases filled with all sizes of moths, katydids, locusts, butterflies, spiders and many, many unique bugs at the museum. Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette

JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE

Buy Photo
0
DONKEY DAYS
Keira Smith, 4, pets a donkey before the Donkey Derby Race at Donkey Days Saturday, June 24, 2017, in Cripple Creek. Photo by James Wooldridge, The Gazette

JAMES WOOLDRIDGE

Buy Photo
0
TEN MILE RUN
Abby Schneider Miller grins after finishing the Garden of the Gods 10-Mile Run Sunday, June 11, 2017. Photo by James Wooldridge, The Gazette

JAMES WOOLDRIDGE

Buy Photo
0
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)
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)

CHRISTIAN MURDOCK, THE GAZETTE

Buy Photo
0