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Gazette photos of the month: October 2017

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Broncos Raiders
Denver Broncos tight end A.J. Derby (83) catches a pass before scoring a touchdown during the first quarter of a game on Sunday, October 1, 2017. Photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette

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More than 70 members of the Colorado Springs running family run through Bear Creek Regional Park as the sun rises Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in memory of fellow runner Michael Shafai, 47, who died Tuesday of natural causes. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
More than 70 members of the Colorado Springs running family run through Bear Creek Regional Park as the sun rises Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in memory of fellow runner Michael Shafai, 47, who died Tuesday of natural causes. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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DRILL TEAM
Sgt. Olav Chaney walks through the gauntlet as Colorado Springs Police Department's Drill Team passes their Remington 870's as they practice their routine at the CSPD training academy on Wednesday October 25, 2017 in Colorado Springs. The Drill Team will be competing for the first time in Washington D.C. in May as part of Peace Officer Memorial Week. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Steve Denney, in the car, steers his lexus while a tow truck driver and police officer push it out from under the Hummer that drove over it in the intersection of Colorado Ave. and Weber St. on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. No one was hurt in the accident.

(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
Steve Denney, in the car, steers his lexus while a tow truck driver and police officer push it out from under the Hummer that drove over it in the intersection of Colorado Ave. and Weber St. on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. No one was hurt in the accident. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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shooting vigil
A vigil was held on Sunday night for the teen who was shot and killed near the Albertaco's Mexican Food. A large crowd of mostly teens who were friends of the teen sobbed for their friend and his senseless death. Students raise their lit phones in honor of their friend, Nate. Photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette

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Skiers celebrate as they take their first ride of the season on the Black Mountain Express chair Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, on the opening day of skiing at Arapahoe Basin in Colorado.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Skiers celebrate as they take their first ride of the season on the Black Mountain Express chair Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, on the opening day of skiing at Arapahoe Basin in Colorado. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Colorado Springs firefighters make their way through the dense smoke Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, during a high-rise fire training exercise at the old St. Francis Hospital in Colorado Springs. More than 400 firefighters have been through the training over the last several weeks as this type of fire can be challenge from managing communications, rescuing trapped occupants to controlling and stopping the veritcal spead of the fire.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Colorado Springs firefighters make their way through the dense smoke Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, during a high-rise fire training exercise at the old St. Francis Hospital in Colorado Springs. More than 400 firefighters have been through the training over the last several weeks as this type of fire can be challenge from managing communications, rescuing trapped occupants to controlling and stopping the veritcal spead of the fire. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY
A photo illustration of David whose last name has been withheld has to register for a child molestation charge that his fiance, Priscilla, said he got in Missouri for being with a girl he started dating when he was 17 and she was 14. After they broke up, her parents filed charges. Ten years later, that charge is still causing him problems in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Reece Stengle plays a clown nurse as he scares spectators in the Sinister Haunted House Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, at the old Cowboys Nightclub at Palmer Park and North Academy Blvd.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Reece Stengle plays a clown nurse as he scares spectators in the Sinister Haunted House Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, at the old Cowboys Nightclub at Palmer Park and North Academy Blvd. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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David Moon and Jessica Mancini dance along the main floor at Stargazers Theater during the Swinging' with the Stars on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017. After the final song the main floor was opened for social dancing.

(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
David Moon and Jessica Mancini dance along the main floor at Stargazers Theater during the Swinging' with the Stars on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017. After the final song the main floor was opened for social dancing. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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NYG DEN
Denver Broncos wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie (84) is assisted by the medical staff after he injured his ankle in the third quarter as the Denver Broncos fell short against the New York Giants on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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goats
Residents of Black Forest have had concerns with the safety of the intersection of Shoup Rd. and Milam Rd. before yesterday's horrific accident in which a mother and her daughters were killed. Teddy bears, toys, and flowers were placed at a makeshift memorial at the site on Monday, October 24, 2017. Photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette

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A pair of painted ladies butterflies share a flower in downtown Colorado Springs Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. The swarm of butterflies , that appeared on the weather radar over Denver earlier in the week,  invaded the Colorado Springs area Friday.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A pair of painted ladies butterflies share a flower in downtown Colorado Springs Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. The swarm of butterflies , that appeared on the weather radar over Denver earlier in the week, invaded the Colorado Springs area Friday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Deb Wetherbee casts a line while fishing with the Pikes Peak Women Anglers  Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, along Beaver Creek below the Skaguay Reservoir in Teller County. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Deb Wetherbee casts a line while fishing with the Pikes Peak Women Anglers Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, along Beaver Creek below the Skaguay Reservoir in Teller County. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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GRASS FIRE
Crews mopped up hot spots after a grass fire threatened homes near Fillmore and Centennial on Thursday October 26, 2017 in Colorado Springs. The Colorado Springs Fire Department said the the fire was out at 7:45 a.m but expect to be managing the area all day. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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music studio
During a pea soup fog day, workers replace a railroad tie at the top of the Manitou Incline.Ties are being replaced and the popular exercise destination is being made safer. Thursday, October 4, 2017. . Photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette

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A soldier opens the doors to the William "Bill" Reed Special Events Center to admit members of the 3rd Armored Brigade for their homecoming in Fort Carson, Colo. on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017.


(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
A soldier opens the doors to the William "Bill" Reed Special Events Center to admit members of the 3rd Armored Brigade for their homecoming in Fort Carson, Colo. on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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EMMA CRAWFORD COFFIN RACES
Members of SunWater Spa round the corner as they compete in the 23rd annual Emma Crawford Coffin Race in Manitou Springs on Saturday October 28, 2017. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Mesa football
An assembly line of pumpkin carving was underway at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo by volunteers and staff on Thursday, October 19, 2017. Austin Kennedy (right) shows her pumpkin art project to fellow staffers, Brenda Cordova and Frankie Medeiros (left to right). The pumpkins will be used as decoration and enrichment for animals at the annual Boo at the Zoo that starts Friday night. The event runs October 20-22, 27-29 and 31 from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Animals shows, treat stations, and a haunted fun house are among the activities. Photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette

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Christy Lumberg, mother of three, has been a tattoo artist for 14 years. Lumberg works at the south store of Pens & Needles Custom Tattoo Company in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Christy Lumberg, mother of three, has been a tattoo artist for 14 years. Lumberg works at the south store of Pens & Needles Custom Tattoo Company in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Dylan Wagner, 9, of Padroni, Colo., reaches out to touch the Ring of Fame plaque of Broncos wide receiver Haven Moses who played from 1972-1981 before the Broncos/Giants game Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  Wagner received a ticket to the Sunday night game for his birthday in September.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Dylan Wagner, 9, of Padroni, Colo., reaches out to touch the Ring of Fame plaque of Broncos wide receiver Haven Moses who played from 1972-1981 before the Broncos/Giants game Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. Wagner received a ticket to the Sunday night game for his birthday in September. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Corporal Matt Sanchez gives Amp her toy after completing a search of a locker room in Fountain Middle School in Fountain, Colo. Photographed on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. Amp is trained using her toy as positive reinforcement.

(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
Corporal Matt Sanchez gives Amp her toy after completing a search of a locker room in Fountain Middle School in Fountain, Colo. Photographed on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. Amp is trained using her toy as positive reinforcement. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Becca Sickbert, eyeball, and Holly Dempsey, panda, raise their arms during yoga before the Waldo Waldo 5k through downtown Colorado Springs to raise money for the Waldo Canyon restoration on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. Sickbert and Dempsey work for Elope, the presenting sponsor of the race.

(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
Becca Sickbert, eyeball, and Holly Dempsey, panda, raise their arms during yoga before the Waldo Waldo 5k through downtown Colorado Springs to raise money for the Waldo Canyon restoration on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. Sickbert and Dempsey work for Elope, the presenting sponsor of the race. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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AIR FORCE FOOTBALL
Air Force Falcons wide receiver Ronald Cleveland (3) jumps for the pylon but was stopped short of the one yard line at Falcon Stadium at the U.S. Air Force Academy on Saturday October 14, 2017 in Colorado Springs. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Officers stand to raise and arch of sabers as Tessa Thomas, center, and Naval Petty Officer 3rd class Colin Thomas, seated, prepare to leave the altar at the New Life Church on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Colin suffers from stage 4 pancreatic cancer which forced him from the Navy, and prompted a renewal of the couple's vows.


(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
Officers stand to raise and arch of sabers as Tessa Thomas, center, and Naval Petty Officer 3rd class Colin Thomas, seated, prepare to leave the altar at the New Life Church on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Colin suffers from stage 4 pancreatic cancer which forced him from the Navy, and prompted a renewal of the couple's vows. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Pumpkin Patch
Eight-year-old friends Courtney Edwards and Lily Hutchison (left to right) play a game of chase inside and on top of hay bales in a maze at the Colorado Pumpkin Patch on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Besides a pumpkin patch, the pumpkin patch has many activities for kids including a petting zoo, pony and hay rides, a corn box, an 80-ft. straw slide, and a 30 ft. in-ground jumping pad. The pumpkin patch will be open through October 29. It is located at 17405 Walden Way near Hodgen Rd. and Hwy. 83 in northern El Paso County. Photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette

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David Ivey, right, hugs his guide Roger Stewart after lunch the Veterans Stand Down in the Colorado Springs City Auditorium on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. All the veterans attending the Stand Down were given an active serviceman or a volunteering veteran as a guide through the process; once they were done Stewart gave Ivey a few dollars to help out.

(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
David Ivey, right, hugs his guide Roger Stewart after lunch the Veterans Stand Down in the Colorado Springs City Auditorium on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. All the veterans attending the Stand Down were given an active serviceman or a volunteering veteran as a guide through the process; once they were done Stewart gave Ivey a few dollars to help out. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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AIR FORCE FOOTBALL
Air Force Falcons quarterback Arion Worthman (2) celebrates after a touchdown, one of five total on the day, as the Air Force Falcons took on the UNLV Rebels at Falcon Stadium at the U.S. Air Force Academy on Saturday October 14, 2017 in Colorado Springs. Worthman had a total of 116 yards rushing as the Falcons overcame a 27 point deficit to win the game 34-30 and the second largest comeback by Air Force since they overcame a 28-point deficit in a 44-38 overtime victory over Fresno State in 1996. ( Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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NYG DEN
Denver Broncos nose tackle Domata Peko (94) celebrates after New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) is brought down in the first quarter as the Denver Broncos faced off against the New York Giants on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins (20) strips the ball from Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) during the fourth quarter Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  The Giants recovered the fumble.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins (20) strips the ball from Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) during the fourth quarter Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. The Giants recovered the fumble. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Harrison cornerback David Barrow tackles Sierra wide receiver Kayvaughn Wilburn after a gain during the first quarter Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at Harrison High School.    (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Harrison cornerback David Barrow tackles Sierra wide receiver Kayvaughn Wilburn after a gain during the first quarter Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at Harrison High School. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Woody Creek locals Mike Lucero, left, and Cilff Little tell stories from the bar in Woody Creek Tavern Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. The two have been regulars for years at the only restaurant and bar in the small town outside Aspen, including the years when gonzo author Hunter S. Thompson hung out at the bar. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Woody Creek locals Mike Lucero, left, and Cilff Little tell stories from the bar in Woody Creek Tavern Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. The two have been regulars for years at the only restaurant and bar in the small town outside Aspen, including the years when gonzo author Hunter S. Thompson hung out at the bar. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Glenn Ryan unplugs the tractor to unload a delivery of hay at AG Ranch in Bailey, Colo. on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017.


(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
Glenn Ryan unplugs the tractor to unload a delivery of hay at AG Ranch in Bailey, Colo. on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Hattie Stuart, center, a junior docent at Rock Ledge Ranch, sews a carpet as visitors explore the top floor of the Orchard House during the Rock Ledge Ranch Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. Stuart answered visitors questions about life in the house and the servants's quarters while she worked.

(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
Hattie Stuart, center, a junior docent at Rock Ledge Ranch, sews a carpet as visitors explore the top floor of the Orchard House during the Rock Ledge Ranch Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. Stuart answered visitors questions about life in the house and the servants's quarters while she worked. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Maree Elmore watches as members of the American Legion and Colorado Patriot Guard Riders file past American flags during a memorial for her boyfriend, Chris Roybal, in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. Roybal, a general manager of Crunch Fitness in Colorado Springs, was a victim of the Las Vegas massacre.


(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
Maree Elmore watches as members of the American Legion and Colorado Patriot Guard Riders file past American flags during a memorial for her boyfriend, Chris Roybal, in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. Roybal, a general manager of Crunch Fitness in Colorado Springs, was a victim of the Las Vegas massacre. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Sundae Vialpando, the mother of Fermin Vialpando who died playing football Oct. 6, 2006,  wipes a tear as she stand with Christopher Burris, on her left, and Bryant Perryman, on her right, and other 2006 Harrison teammates of her son during a ceremony honoring Fermin on the 11th anniversary of his death Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at Harrison High School.  The Harrison senior collapsed on the field and died of a heart attack during a Panthers home football game.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Sundae Vialpando, the mother of Fermin Vialpando who died playing football Oct. 6, 2006, wipes a tear as she stand with Christopher Burris, on her left, and Bryant Perryman, on her right, and other 2006 Harrison teammates of her son during a ceremony honoring Fermin on the 11th anniversary of his death Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at Harrison High School. The Harrison senior collapsed on the field and died of a heart attack during a Panthers home football game. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Pumpkin Patch
Photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette

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Broncos Raiders
Denver Broncos strong safety Justin Simmons picks off a pass intended for the Oakland Raider wide receiver Amari Cooper during the fourth quarter of a game against the Raiders on Sunday, October 1, 2017. The play ended a drive at the end of the game in which the Raiders threatened to score and win the game. The Broncos won the game 16-10. Photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette

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stabbings vigil
Children blow out the candles of a candlelight vigil at Flanagan Park. The candlelight vigil was held for Noah Murphy, 7, and Sophia Murphy, 5. Photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette

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AIR FORCE HOCKEY
Goalkeeper Ben Kucera (14) of the Air Force, right, blocks the shot on goal by Louie Rowe (32) of the Arizona State as the Falcons took on the Sun Devils at the Cadet Ice Arena at the U.S. Air Force Academy on Friday October 13, 2017 in Colorado Springs. The Falcons won the game 4-3 for their home opening game. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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state field hockey
After a double overtime, the Palmer Ridge girls' field hockey team defeated the Kent Denver team in a shoot out. The final score was 3-2, giving the school their first state championship in girls field hockey. They were playing at All City Stadium in Denver on Thursday, October 26, 2017. They were celebrating the goal in the shoot out that gave them the win. Photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette

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EMMA CRAWFORD COFFIN RACES
Emma's Wake members Shellie Finn, left, Dru Waldrop, back, McKenzie Finn, front and Bart Finn, right, stand before the start of the 23rd annual Emma Crawford Coffin Race and Parade in Manitou Springs on Saturday October 28, 2017. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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