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Gazette photos of the month: January 2018

The best photos of the month presented by your photo staff at The Gazette. From the winter X-Games to police processions, Ice Castles to a super blue blood moon, the first month of the year, January, offered many interesting visuals. All images can be purchased at http://gazettephoto.mycapture.com/mycapture/photoRequestForm.asp.

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Alejandro Almarez and Crystal Green share a kiss while feeling romantic during a visit to Dillon Ice Castles on Friday, January 5, 2018. Ice Castles is a Utah-based entertainment company that specializes in large-scale events handcrafted from ice.(Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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DNEVER STOCK PARADE
Chatan Pavtic, 2, rides his miniature horse as his dad Rob Pavtic helps him after they followed over 40 Longhorn cattle that walked the streets of downtown Denver on Thursday January 4, 2017 during the annual National Western Stock Show Parade. The parade began at Union Station and moved 15 blocks down 17th street and the tradition of parading cattle through the streets of downtown Denver began in 1984 and serves as a way to kick off the National Western Stock Show, which opens Saturday. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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The winter sun casts a long shadow on Emilio Quintana, 13, as he rides the halfpiipe Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at Memorial Park Skatepark in Colorado Springs.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The winter sun casts a long shadow on Emilio Quintana, 13, as he rides the halfpiipe Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at Memorial Park Skatepark in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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POLICE VIGIL
Gracie Zacakri, left, is embraced by her small group as family, friends, and community attended a remembrance and candlelight vigil at Mission Hills Church on Monday January 1, 2018 for Deputy Zackari Parrish, 29, in Littleton, Colorado. Parrish who lost his life after a barricaded suspect opened fire at an apartment complex in a Denver suburb, the Douglas County Sheriff said Sunday. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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DNEVER STOCK PARADE
Stan Searle of Cherry Springs Ranch, center, from Monument, Colorado leads over 40 Longhorn cattle as they walked the streets of downtown Denver on Thursday January 4, 2017 during the annual National Western Stock Show Parade. The parade began at Union Station and moved 15 blocks down 17th street and the tradition of parading cattle through the streets of downtown Denver began in 1984 and serves as a way to kick off the National Western Stock Show, which opens Saturday. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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A ram eats Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, under a net installed earlier this week in Queens Canyon north of Garden of the Gods Park in Colorado Springs. Colorado Parks and Wildlife began Tuesday the week-long process of relocating some of the herd to a canyon near Salida. Next week the net will be dropped on the herd and about 20 ewes and rams will be moved to their new home near Salida.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A ram eats Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, under a net installed earlier this week in Queens Canyon north of Garden of the Gods Park in Colorado Springs. Colorado Parks and Wildlife began Tuesday the week-long process of relocating some of the herd to a canyon near Salida. Next week the net will be dropped on the herd and about 20 ewes and rams will be moved to their new home near Salida. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Outdoor Retailer Snow Show
Helmut Fricker blew the Alpenhorn to officially open the Outdoor Retailer Snow Show on Thursday, January 25, 2018. For the first time, Denver is hosting the massive show, which is being held at the Colorado Convention Center. The show will run January 25-28. Retailers from across the globe shop for outdoor products from across the globe in one location. The giant bear sculpture looks down on the opening ceremony from outside the center. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Icicles drip in the sun on a sunny day in Telluride, Colo., Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Icicles drip in the sun on a sunny day in Telluride, Colo., Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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ice castles
A fountain is one of the most popular features for visitors to the Dillon Ice Castles on Friday, January 5, 2018. Ice Castles is a Utah-based entertainment company that specializes in large-scale events handcrafted from ice.(Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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marijuana
Business was brisk at Maggie's Farm, one of two recreational marijuana stores in Manitou Springs on Thursday evening, January 4, 2017. U.S. Attorney Gen. Jeff Sessions reversed three Obama-era regulations that basically kept the federal government at arm's length when it came to enforcement of federal drug laws regarding marijuana. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Keith LaMee, Jr. has the initials of World War II’s Pfc. Floyd K. Lindstrom tattooed on his forearm and has made the life of the Colorado Springs Medal of Honor recipient a life-long project. LaMee is leading a campaign to build a memorial in Memorial Park to honor Lindstrom and the other two Medal of Honor recipients from El Paso County, Jesse Funk from World War I and Gerald Young from the Vietnam War.  LIndstrom was killed by a German counterattack Feb. 3, 1944.    (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Keith LaMee, Jr. has the initials of World War II’s Pfc. Floyd K. Lindstrom tattooed on his forearm and has made the life of the Colorado Springs Medal of Honor recipient a life-long project. LaMee is leading a campaign to build a memorial in Memorial Park to honor Lindstrom and the other two Medal of Honor recipients from El Paso County, Jesse Funk from World War I and Gerald Young from the Vietnam War. LIndstrom was killed by a German counterattack Feb. 3, 1944. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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CSPD GRADUATION
Officer Christopher Wilson holds out his badge to his daughter during the Badge Pinning part of the ceremony at the 67th Colorado Springs Police Department commencement ceremony that took place at Village Seven Presbyterian Church on Friday January 12, 2018 in Colorado Springs. (Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette)

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Henrik Harlaut scores a 93.00 on his fiirst run and wins the gold in the Men's Ski Slopestyle finals Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, during the final day of the X Games Aspen at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Henrik Harlaut scores a 93.00 on his fiirst run and wins the gold in the Men's Ski Slopestyle finals Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, during the final day of the X Games Aspen at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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POLICE PROCESSION
Bureau Chief Brian of the South Metro Fire and Rescue salutes as people take photos with their photos at the overpass of Castle Pines Parkway and I-25 during the funeral procession for Douglas County Deputy Sheriff Zackari Parrish on Friday morning, January 5, 2018. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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WINTER X GAMES 2018
Brett Turcotte of Clearwater, Canada competes in the Snowmobile Speed & Style at the Aspen 2018 X Games Thursday January 25, 2018 at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colorado. Turcotte placed first in the event with a score of 88.94 which was .27 better than his opponent Levi LaVallee of Longville, Minnesota. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette)

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Method Man throws water into the crowd as he and Redman perform Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, during the third day of the X Games Aspen at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colo. The final day is Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Method Man throws water into the crowd as he and Redman perform Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, during the third day of the X Games Aspen at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colo. The final day is Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Outdoor Retailer Snow Show
Real dog Riley tries to sniff a mannequin dog who was modeling clothes at the first day of outdoor retailer show at the Hurrta America. Hurtta is the most popular dog name in Finland, where the company originated. For the first time, Denver is hosting the massive Outdoor Retailer Snow Show at the Colorado Convention Center. The show will run January 25-28. Retailers from across the globe shop for outdoor products from across the globe in one location. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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POLICE PROCESSION
Craig Silber walks with his son James Silber, 7, and their dog Boston as officers on motorcycles wait for the end of the funeral procession for Douglas County Deputy Sheriff Zackari Parrish on Friday morning, January 5, 2018 in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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homeless count
The annual Point in Time homeless survey got underway on Monday. Officer Thane Gilmore and Officer Tim Kippel (bottom to top) with the Colorado Springs Police Department's Homeless Outreach Team survey a man living under a bridge near Fountain Creek on Monday, January 29, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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MLK day
The Women in Red gospel choir performed at Colorado College to celebrate the life and legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the All People's Breakfast on Monday, January 15, 2018. Rose Moses (right) sings a solo while Sandra Coleman-Sampson wipes a few tears during their song. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Chloe Kim walks through the crowd while her father, Jong Jin Kim, far right, watches during the Women's Snowboard SuperPipe finals Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, during the third day of the X Games Aspen at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colo. Kim won the gold with a 93.33 on her final run. The final day is Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Chloe Kim walks through the crowd while her father, Jong Jin Kim, far right, watches during the Women's Snowboard SuperPipe finals Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, during the third day of the X Games Aspen at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colo. Kim won the gold with a 93.33 on her final run. The final day is Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A passenger walks into the Colorado Springs Airport Monday, Jan. 22, 2018.  Frontier Airlines' expansion in Colorado Springs sent the airport's average airline fares in the third quarter of 2017 to the lowest level in nearly 20 years, down 21.7 percent from a year earlier, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported Friday. The airport’s passenger numbers surged to a seven-year high in 2017, increasing 29 percent from 2016, the largest increase of any major airport in the United States. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A passenger walks into the Colorado Springs Airport Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. Frontier Airlines' expansion in Colorado Springs sent the airport's average airline fares in the third quarter of 2017 to the lowest level in nearly 20 years, down 21.7 percent from a year earlier, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported Friday. The airport’s passenger numbers surged to a seven-year high in 2017, increasing 29 percent from 2016, the largest increase of any major airport in the United States. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Ayumu Hirano sails over the crowd during the Men's Snowboard SuperPipe Finals Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, during the final day of the X Games Aspen at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colo. Hirano scored a 99.00 on his last run to win the gold. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Ayumu Hirano sails over the crowd during the Men's Snowboard SuperPipe Finals Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, during the final day of the X Games Aspen at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colo. Hirano scored a 99.00 on his last run to win the gold. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Peak Performer
The Padilla family poses with the newest member of the family, a snowman they created at Toboggan Hill in Monument on Monday, January 22, 2018. Jasmine Padilla, Isabella Padilla, Jeremiah Padilla, and Elijah Padilla (right to left) pose for their dad, Bobby Padilla. Lewis-Palmer School District #38 started out the day with a 2-hour delay and was later changed to the full day off. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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An ice climber works his way up a route in the Lower Bridge area of the Ouray Ice Park Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, in the Uncompahgre Gorge on the south edge of town. The park, which features more than three vertical miles of ice and more than 200 identified routes, is the host of the 23rd annual Ouray Ice Festival beginning Thursday, Jan. 18 and running through Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. The festival features climbing clinics, an outdoor gear expo and international climbing competitions.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
An ice climber works his way up a route in the Lower Bridge area of the Ouray Ice Park Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, in the Uncompahgre Gorge on the south edge of town. The park, which features more than three vertical miles of ice and more than 200 identified routes, is the host of the 23rd annual Ouray Ice Festival beginning Thursday, Jan. 18 and running through Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. The festival features climbing clinics, an outdoor gear expo and international climbing competitions. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Falcons Broncos
Air Force Falcons guard Trevor Lyons, Air Force Falcons guard Caleb Morris, and Boise State guard Lexus Williams (left to right) fight for the ball under the Air Force basket during the second half of a game. The Air Force Falcons played the Boise State Broncos at the Air Force Academy on Saturday, January 27, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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VANGUARD BASKETBALL PRACTICE
Sophomore Dominique Clifford (10) goes for a basket during a scrimmage as the Vanguard boys' basketball team practiced at home on Thursday January 11, 2018 in Colorado Springs. The team is currently 6-1 on the season. (Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette)

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Rampart wrestler Jusett Fralick, right, drinks water with teammate Austin McNeilus in between drills Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, during wrestling practice at Rampart High School. Fralick, who has cerebral palsy, wrestles at 152-pounds for the junior varsity team. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Rampart wrestler Jusett Fralick, right, drinks water with teammate Austin McNeilus in between drills Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, during wrestling practice at Rampart High School. Fralick, who has cerebral palsy, wrestles at 152-pounds for the junior varsity team. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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MOON
The super, blue blood moon sets behind the Front Range of Colorado Springs on Wednesday morning January 31, 2018. A "blood moon" occurs during a lunar eclipse making it red. It's the first time in 35 years a blue moon has synced up with a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse.(Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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ice castles
A fountain is one of the most popular features for visitors to the Dillon Ice Castles. Tate Shellenberger gets a lift from his dad, Ryan Shellenberger, to look into the lit fountain on Friday, January 5, 2018. Ice Castles is a Utah-based entertainment company that specializes in large-scale events handcrafted from ice.(Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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WINTER X GAMES 2018
A snowboarder competing in The Real Cost Men's Snowboard Big Air competition gets some air during practice at sunset on the first day of the Aspen 2018 X Games on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colorado. The Real Cost Men's Snowboard Big Air competition will take place on Friday at 8:30 p.m. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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