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Gazette photos of the month: July 2017

The best photos of the month presented by your photo staff at The Gazette. From the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo to 4th of July celebrations, July offered many interesting visuals. All images can be purchased at http://gazettephoto.mycapture.com/mycapture/photoRequestForm.asp.

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A car was driven into the pool at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort on Monday, July 3, 2017. The water from the pool was pumped out in order to have it towed. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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A pair of hikers explore the rock formations in Paint MInes Interpretive Park Saturday, July 15, 2017, outside Calhan, Colo. The El Paso County Park has four miles of trails through the geological formations including spires and hoodoos that were formed through erosive action that created incised gullies and exposed layers of seienite clay and jasper.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A pair of hikers explore the rock formations in Paint MInes Interpretive Park Saturday, July 15, 2017, outside Calhan, Colo. The El Paso County Park has four miles of trails through the geological formations including spires and hoodoos that were formed through erosive action that created incised gullies and exposed layers of seienite clay and jasper. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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LIGHTNING
Lightning strikes over a field of cows during a thunderstorm Monday, July 17, 2017, west of Calhan. Photo by James Wooldridge, The Gazette

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CANDLELIGHT VIGIL
Martha Maldonado and her husband Mike Maldonado grieve during a candlelight vigil that was held at Full Throttle Auto Service, on Friday, July 14, 2017 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Their son and owner of the business George Maldonado was killed in an apparent robbery. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette)

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4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS
Fireworks are launched over Prospect Lake at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Tuesday July 4, 2017 for 4th of July celebrations. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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FIREWORKS
Adriana Gutierrez (right), 9, and Layla Carlson, 9, watch fireworks Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in Manitou Springs. Photo by James Wooldridge, The Gazette

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fireworks Ft. Carson
At Ironhorse Park at Ft. Carson, fireworks lit the night sky in an early 4th of July celebration and entertained thousands to end the 2-day Freedom Fest. Sunday, July 2, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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PIKES PEAK RODEO
Members of the US Air Force's Class of 2021 laugh as rodeo clown Justin Rumford pretends to fall of the ledge to the arena during at the annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo matinee on Saturday, July 15, 2017, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Caleb Crump throws punches at Tyler Arvin during their fight Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Massari Arena at CSU-Pueblo. Crumb won the fight. Photo by James Wooldridge, The Gazette

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Big Horn Sheep gather on a ridge above Mountain Shadows on Monday, July 31, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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WAKEBOARDING
Cory Teunissen, gets air as he flips on his wakeboard at the Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour at Prospect Lake on Friday July 21, 2017 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Teunissen who is originally from Brisbane, Australia currently resides in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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SKATEBOARDING
Aaron Flanagan skateboards Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at Memorial Park. Photo by James Wooldridge, The Gazette

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Union Printers Home resident Bill Folker kisses his bride Melissa Wilson Saturday, July 1, 2017, after their ceremony on the front lawn of the home in Colorado Springs. The wedding was part of the 125th anniversary of the facility that was started by the International Typographical Union for its members. Printers at the time had a high rate of black lung and TB from breathing the ink used in the industry and Colorado Springs’ dry air and elevation was good for TB sufferers. Folker and Wilson met at the healthcare facility that is now open to non-union members. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Union Printers Home resident Bill Folker kisses his bride Melissa Wilson Saturday, July 1, 2017, after their ceremony on the front lawn of the home in Colorado Springs. The wedding was part of the 125th anniversary of the facility that was started by the International Typographical Union for its members. Printers at the time had a high rate of black lung and TB from breathing the ink used in the industry and Colorado Springs’ dry air and elevation was good for TB sufferers. Folker and Wilson met at the healthcare facility that is now open to non-union members. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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rodeo parade
A few drops of rain fell, but they didn't dampen the 77th annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Parade in downtown Colorado Springs on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Cowboys and cowgirls of all ages lined the streets to watch and participate in the parade. The Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo will kick off on Wednesday night and runs through Saturday at the Norris-Penrose Event Center. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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fireworks Ft. Carson
A living Statue of Liberty and Abraham Lincoln statue take a break at the Freedom Fair at Ft. Carson on Sunday, July 2, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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PIKES PEAK RODEO
Jesse Clark of Portales, NM attempts to rope calf during Tie-Down Roping at the 77th annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo matinee at the Norris-Penrose Event Center on Saturday, July 15, 2017 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Clark's time did not advance him to the championships held Saturday evening. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette)

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INSIDE OUT
ada Smith, Kenny Bert, and Jasper Morgan from left to right share laughs as they enjoy the new location of the Inside Out Youth Services, a haven for vulnerable youths Inside Out - serving LGBT and identity-questioning people ages 13 to 22, on Friday June 30, 2017 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. "It takes a village. It's a Queer and crazy village but it's mine." says Inside Out Executive Director Mary Malia. About 50 percent of parents are supportive when they learn that a child has a different sexual identity according to Malia. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette)

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BRONCOS TRAINING CAMP
Second string Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch signs autographs following the first day of training camp practice at the UC Health Training Center on Thursday, July 27, 2017 in Englewood, Colorado. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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PRIDEFEST
Lexie Bartnik, 3, looks at a drone in the sky before the Colorado Springs PrideFest Parade Sunday, July 9, 2017, on Tejon Street downtown. Photo by James Wooldridge, The Gazette

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Sacred Heart
Father Ron Raab stands in the empty sanctuary where he usually holds mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The church is being renovated. The church was built in 1888 and expanded in 1922. The church is currently holding services in the adjacent school gym. Wednesday, July 29, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Pro Football Camp
Pro football players Anthony Trucks and Dylan Cole (left to right) celebrate with kids at the wrap up of a 3-day football camp on Thursday, July 13, 2017. The Pro Football Camp was for kids ages 7-14 at Vista Ridge High School. Trucks was a linebacker with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Cole is rookie linebacker who signed this year with the Houston Texans. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Tyler Scales of Fort Collins scores an 84 on Super Nova in the bareback competition Wednesday, July 12, 2017, to advance to the finals Saturday during the 77th annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Tyler Scales of Fort Collins scores an 84 on Super Nova in the bareback competition Wednesday, July 12, 2017, to advance to the finals Saturday during the 77th annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Deputy Patrick Younkin looks at the wooden paws Lt. Eric Carnell made to honor Yonkin’s K-9 partner Blitz and the other dogs who have died Wednesday, July 19, 2017, after a service honoring Blitz at the El Paso County Sheriff's Office in Colorado Springs. Blitz,  who died from gastrointestinal complications, was the first dog to die while still an active member in the department's K-9 Unit. Blitz was born in 2010 and served on the K-9 Unit with Younkin since 2011. Blitz died last month.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Deputy Patrick Younkin looks at the wooden paws Lt. Eric Carnell made to honor Yonkin’s K-9 partner Blitz and the other dogs who have died Wednesday, July 19, 2017, after a service honoring Blitz at the El Paso County Sheriff's Office in Colorado Springs. Blitz, who died from gastrointestinal complications, was the first dog to die while still an active member in the department's K-9 Unit. Blitz was born in 2010 and served on the K-9 Unit with Younkin since 2011. Blitz died last month. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Calvin Muzzy, 50, and his wife, Carrie Genette, 37, play with their dogs, Cinnamon and Domino, in their Colorado Springs apartment Thursday, June 29, 2017. The couple moved into their apartment in May. Muzzy had been homeless since 2008 after losing his driver’s license because of a DUI. Muzzy said he wouldn’t trade their dogs for anything, including winning the lottery.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Calvin Muzzy, 50, and his wife, Carrie Genette, 37, play with their dogs, Cinnamon and Domino, in their Colorado Springs apartment Thursday, June 29, 2017. The couple moved into their apartment in May. Muzzy had been homeless since 2008 after losing his driver’s license because of a DUI. Muzzy said he wouldn’t trade their dogs for anything, including winning the lottery. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Angelina Guiang, 10, of Elbert, Colo., kisses her goat Leilani while setting up her goat pen  with her sister, Maria, 15,  Saturday, July 15, 2017, during the first day of the El Paso County Fair in Calhan, Colo. Guiang, who is a member of the Heart of the Pines 4H Club, will show her animals on Wednesday. The fair runs through July 22. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Angelina Guiang, 10, of Elbert, Colo., kisses her goat Leilani while setting up her goat pen with her sister, Maria, 15, Saturday, July 15, 2017, during the first day of the El Paso County Fair in Calhan, Colo. Guiang, who is a member of the Heart of the Pines 4H Club, will show her animals on Wednesday. The fair runs through July 22. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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GIRAFFE
A giraffe at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo eats lettuce off of the hat of Zachary Rivas, 10, Monday, July 10, 2017. A giraffe at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo recently made a plasma transfusion to a giraffe at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. Photo by James Wooldridge, The Gazette

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PIKES PEAK RODEO
Five-year-old Jaxson Wallace of Colorado Springs, Colorado pushes Lady Baa-Baa off of him after they wiped out in the mud during the mutton busting at the 77th annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo matinee at the Norris-Penrose Event Center on Saturday, July 15, 2017 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette)

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FAIR
Crystal Porter feeds an alpaca and two goats in the petting zoo at the El Paso County Fair Monday, July 17, 2017, in Calhan. Porter worked in the carnival and used her breaks each day to feed the animals. Photo by James Wooldridge, The Gazette

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GREAT INFLATABLE RACE
Kaligh Minton, 6, enjoys one of the obstacles at the Great Inflatable 5K Race that took place at Memorial Park on Saturday July 22, 2017 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette)

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STATE GAMES
Bunny Temple dives for the ball during the sand volleyball tournament in the 2017 Rocky Mountain State Games Sunday, July 22, 2017, at BooDad's Beach House Grill. Photo by James Wooldridge, The Gazette

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elephant
The Renaissance Festival came to Acacia Park on Wednesday with a visit from many of the festival performers and one of the biggest stars, Paige the elephant. While at the park, workers from the festival made sure that Paige didn't leave anything behind in the park. The Renaissance festival is held in Larkspur every Summer and has three more weekends left to attend. Wednesday, July 12, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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LIFE DRIVE-IN
Jemma Soderberg, 3, and her farther Matt Soderberg both of Boulder, Colorado enjoy the swing-set during sunset before the start of them watching 'Captain Underpants' at the Best Western Movie Manor and Star Drive-in on Wednesday June 21, 2017 in Monte Vista, Colorado. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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People watch the sunrise among the rocks below the summit of 14,115-foot Pikes Peak Sunday, July 16, 2017. The Pikes Peak Highway opened at 4:15 a.m. for a special chance to drive to the top of America's Mountain to watch the sun rise above the sea of clouds that were covering Colorado Springs.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
People watch the sunrise among the rocks below the summit of 14,115-foot Pikes Peak Sunday, July 16, 2017. The Pikes Peak Highway opened at 4:15 a.m. for a special chance to drive to the top of America's Mountain to watch the sun rise above the sea of clouds that were covering Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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water
A man named "Dash" splashes through the intersection of Cimarron Ave. and Tejon St., still flooded on Thursday morning. The westbound lanes of Cimarron were still shut down Thursday morning after Wednesday night's storms. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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GREAT BLUE HERON
A great blue heron rests by a lake at Colorado Springs Country Club during the Mackenzie Place Octogenarian Golf Tournament Monday, July 24, 2017. Photo by James Wooldridge, The Gazette

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GREAT BLUE HERON
From right: Jerry Davenport, Gordon Kunzman, Allan Williams and Frank Ulrich golf at Colorado Springs Country Club during the Mackenzie Place Octogenarian Golf Tournament for golfers 80 and up Monday, July 24, 2017. Photo by James Wooldridge, The Gazette

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concert series
While Wendy McHenry enjoys her dinner, her dog, Abby, tries to sneak a bite at Angel Mist Park at Flying Horse. The family was attending a summer free concert. The free concerts will continue at Flying Horse Ranch in August on the first and third Thursday, from 6pm-8pm. Many communities around the Pikes Peak region have free concerts through the Summer. On Friday evening, the a Latin fusion band, Nuba Nueve, will play at First and Main. For a complete listing of free summer concerts, check gazette.com. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Indian paintbrush blooms on a hillside Monday, July 3, 2017, in the Washington Gulch area outside Crested Butte, Colo. The Crested Butte Wildflower Festival begins July 7 and runs through July 16 in the Colorado mountain town.  See today’s Go Section and www.crestedbuttewildflowerfestival.com for more information and visit gazette.com for a photo gallery of the wild flowers this week.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Indian paintbrush blooms on a hillside Monday, July 3, 2017, in the Washington Gulch area outside Crested Butte, Colo. The Crested Butte Wildflower Festival begins July 7 and runs through July 16 in the Colorado mountain town. See today’s Go Section and www.crestedbuttewildflowerfestival.com for more information and visit gazette.com for a photo gallery of the wild flowers this week. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Protesters dresses as charactors from the book “Handmaid’s Tales” stand with a cut out of  U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn outside a public forum on upcoming changes to the health care in Colorado Friday, July 21, 2017, at The Historic Day Nursery in Colorado Springs. Lamborn was one of the speakers at the forum. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Protesters dresses as charactors from the book “Handmaid’s Tales” stand with a cut out of U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn outside a public forum on upcoming changes to the health care in Colorado Friday, July 21, 2017, at The Historic Day Nursery in Colorado Springs. Lamborn was one of the speakers at the forum. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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MONUMENT PARADE
Daryl Richmond of Monument waves to the crowd during the annual Monument 4th of July Parade in Monument, Colorado on Tuesday July 4, 2017. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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LIFE DRIVE-IN
The projector beam is seen in the sky as people watch Transformers: The Last Knight at the Star Drive-in on Wednesday June 21, 2017 in Monte Vista, Colorado. The Star Drive-in is part of the Best Western Movie Manor. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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