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Colorado Springs' office market is still recovering from the recession, but several signs point to an improved picture - including falling vacancy rates and rising lease rates. Several industry experts say the Springs' overall commercial market is making a comeback. RICH LADEN, THE GAZETTE
Water Contaminated-Marijuana
In this Thursday, July 21, 2016 photo, water tower with the words "Hugo" sits overlooking downtown Hugo, Colo. Officials told residents of the small Colorado community not to drink or shower in tap water Thursday because one of the town's wells may have been contaminated with THC, marijuana's intoxicating chemical. (Michael Reaves/The Denver Post via AP)
Erin Young, the co-owner of Colorado Gators Reptile Park in Mosca, poses with Bruce, a 12.5-foot alligator her husband Jay acquired from Idaho. The Youngs estimate Bruce is the largest alligator in the West. Photo Special to The Denver Post by Jay Young.
Photo by Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
(Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
(Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
Hayden Pass Fire
The Hayden Pass Fire as scene from US 50 in Coaldale on Monday, July 11, 2016. Photo by Ryan Jones, The Gazette.
Liz Schulze, with her twin sister, Erin Glenn, have opened Horseshoe Donuts where they offer East Coast-style doughnuts. Photo by Teresa J. Farney
John Anthony Vasquez. (Courtesy Clear Creek County Sheriff's Office)