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In this Dec. 9, 2015 file photo, Robert Lewis Dear, right, talks during a court appearance in Colorado Springs. Photo by Andy Cross/The Denver Post
City council (Photo courtesy of City of Colorado Springs)
The Sepulveda family just moved to Ft. Carson recently. They said they still don't have a lot of their furniture, but having a Christmas tree will make it feel more like home. For the past 12 years, FedEx has been delivering Christmas cheer to troops across the country through the Trees For Troops Program. Local FedEx volunteers delivered about 500 trees to Ft. Carson on Monday, December 5, 2016. Sgt. Juan Sepulveda carries the family tree while linking hands with his son, Sebastian and wife, Tonya Sepulveda. Photo by Jerilee Bennett,The Gazette
Signs with the Colorado Springs logo were posted at Strawberry Hill open space earlier this year.
Juanita Beazley stares at a pile of trash near Indian Village Heights in the Midway neighborhood on Friday, December 2, 2016. Residents near Waste Management's Midway Landfill are concerned about illegal dumping at multiple sites around their neighborhood. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette
Mine Waste Spil Lawsuit
FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2015, file photo, water flows through a series of sediment retention ponds built to reduce heavy metal and chemical contaminants from the Gold King Mine wastewater accident in the spillway about 1/4 mile downstream from the mine outside Silverton, Colo. On Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court asked the Justice Department to weigh in on New Mexico's lawsuit against Colorado over the Gold King mine waste spill that polluted rivers in both states and in Utah. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
Axl Rose and classic-era Guns N' Roses did not come through Colorado during its 2016 U.S. tour, but will be in Denver in August 2017. (Katerina Sulova/AP)