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Campers pack up their belongings at a homeless tent city on Springs Rescue Mission's campus Wednesday, October 12, 2016. Residents of the camp have been told to leave by 3pm Wednesday. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Santa and Mrs. Claus greet children as they arrive at the North Pole Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, during the 10th annual Fantasy Flight sponsored SkyWest Airlines and the Junior League of Colorado Springs. Forty-nine underprivileged children and their siblings flew the 30-minute flight on a Canadair Regional Jet 700 to the "North Pole Wonderland." (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
National Guard Chief Warrant Officer Glenn Ballard, left, instructs Navy pilot Lt. Ben Breitenbach as they fly a Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter through the Colorado mountains north of Eagle, Colo., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, as part of the High-Altitude Army National Guard Aviation Training based at the Eagle County Airport in Gypsum, Colo. A Black Hawk crew from the Colorado Army National Guard base rescued Colorado Springs hikers Matt Smith, 17, and Tommy Hendricks, 18, Nov. 23 after they spent two night in the wilderness when they got lost in a snow storm when descending the summit of 14,005-foot Mount of the Holy Cross. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)