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75th anniversary Pearl Harbor observance honors Colorado Springs Navy pilot who perished

75th anniversary Pearl Harbor observance honors Colorado Springs Navy pilot who perished

The sacrifices of a local sailor 75 years ago and the changes that World War II brought to the Pikes Peak region were the focus of a Colorado Springs ceremony Wednesday to remember the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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Some snow, bitter cold in store for Colorado Springs area

Some snow, bitter cold in store for Colorado Springs area

Bundle up, Colorado Springs - it's starting to feel like winter. Along with chilly temperatures and windy weather, some areas may see a few inches of snow.

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4A football state championship: Pine Creek 36, Broomfield 14

4A football state championship: Pine Creek 36, Broomfield 14

The Pine Creek and Broomfield 4A football state championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Saturday, December 3, 2016. Pine Creek won 36-14, giving the Eagles their third championship in four years.

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Festival of Lights Parade 2016

Festival of Lights Parade 2016

Audra Martin and other hula hoop enthusiasts dance down Tejon St. with lighted hoops during the Festival of Lights parade on Saturday, December 3, 2016.

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Make a point to get lost when traveling to Italy

Make a point to get lost when traveling to Italy

Get lost. Really. The best advice for a visit to Venice and much of Italy is to take a few wrong turns and see where you end up.

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Manitou Incline has brand-new look after 15 weeks of repairs

Manitou Incline has brand-new look after 15 weeks of repairs

For the past 15 weeks, Clovis Johnston has felt uneasy at times, fidgety like an addict without medication.

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9 Christmas movies you can watch for free this weekend (Dec. 2-4)

9 Christmas movies you can watch for free this weekend (Dec. 2-4)

Ready to celebrate Christmas a little bit early? Kick back and relax with these nine holiday movies you can watch this weekend.

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Pike National Forest Christmas tree-cutting permits soon available

Pike National Forest Christmas tree-cutting permits soon available

Find your handsaw - it's almost time to cut down Christmas trees.

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UCCS honors and remembers officer Garrett Swasey

UCCS honors and remembers officer Garrett Swasey

For University of Colorado at Colorado Springs senior Ashley Demosthenes, fallen officer Garrett Swasey remains an example for her and others studying criminal justice.

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Fort Carson brigade prepares for massive across the Atlantic Ocean

Fort Carson brigade prepares for massive across the Atlantic Ocean

With any move, proper packing is the main thing.

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Air Force 27, Boise State 20

Air Force 27, Boise State 20

Air Force players celebrate their 27-20 win over Boise State Friday, November 25, 2016 at Falcon Stadium.

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Salvation Army of El Paso County brings Thanksgiving meals to more than 3,000

Salvation Army of El Paso County brings Thanksgiving meals to more than 3,000

When 94-year-old Maurice Rice feels lonely, she likes to drink some eggnog, slip into her pajamas and fall asleep.

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Colorado Springs mall's gingerbread village a collaborative effort that goes to a good cause

Colorado Springs mall's gingerbread village a collaborative effort that goes to a good cause

Outside of Dillard's in Chapel Hills Mall, an aquarium, a church and a ship - all made of gingerbread - sit on a table, ready to be admired and waiting to be auctioned off.

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Operation Homefront brings comfort of holiday meal to Colorado Springs military families

Operation Homefront brings comfort of holiday meal to Colorado Springs military families

Outside of a Safeway in Fountain, while Operation Homefront volunteers distributed supplies for holiday meals to military families, a shopper approached with a turkey he hoped to donate.

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40 in Colorado Springs spend frigid night out to benefit homeless teens

40 in Colorado Springs spend frigid night out to benefit homeless teens

Forty campers braved the first winter-like evening of the year Thursday night to sleep on the streets of Colorado Springs for a good cause.

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Fort Carson dad's return from Afghanistan gives children a happy school surprise

Fort Carson dad's return from Afghanistan gives children a happy school surprise

Three of Army Capt. Marco Andrade's children got fooled not once but twice Wednesday. It turned out to be the best trick in the world.

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Broncos bring out the Lombardis to boost Memorial Hospital rehab patients' spirits

Broncos bring out the Lombardis to boost Memorial Hospital rehab patients' spirits

Eighty-year-old Vera Hammons didn't expect she would need her pompoms while recovering from a broken hip at Memorial Hospital Central.

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Supermoon 2016

Supermoon 2016

Hikers watch the moon rise from atop Pulpit Rock Sunday evening, November 13, 2016. The overnight "supermoon" was especially "super" because it'€™s the closest full moon to Earth since 1948.

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AFA 49, CSU 46

AFA 49, CSU 46

Cadet 3rd Class Leslie Fallert plays with the Cadet Drum and Bugle Corps firing up fans before the Air Force Academy game against CSU Saturday night, November 12, 2016 at Falcon Stadium.

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Group gathers at Colorado Springs center to show post-election community strength

Group gathers at Colorado Springs center to show post-election community strength

Beth Clements Mosley asked the dozens gathered in Colorado Springs at a post-election "Community Vigil for Healing" to join together and prove the community's strength.

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Election Day get out the Colorado vote efforts unrelenting

Election Day get out the Colorado vote efforts unrelenting

Parties and special interests are scrambling Election Day to make every vote count - or at least get it in the ballot box.

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Funeral Procession for Cimarron Hills Firefighter

Funeral Procession for Cimarron Hills Firefighter

Fire trucks and other emergency vehicles traveled in procession from New Life Church past the Cimarron Hills Fire Dept. after the funeral of Cimarron Hills firefighter Jermaine Frye on Monday, November 7, 2016.

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Veterans' Day Parade

Veterans' Day Parade

The Fort Carson Flight of Flags march down Tejon during the Veterans' Day Parade on Saturday, November 5, 2016.

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Colleagues recall Colorado Springs firefighter's friendship, commitment to service

Colleagues recall Colorado Springs firefighter's friendship, commitment to service

Friends and family of Cimarron Hills Fire Department Firefighter/Paramedic Jermaine Frye held a candlelight vigil at the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Friday, November 4, 2016.

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Colleagues recall Colorado Springs firefighter's friendship, commitment to service

Colleagues recall Colorado Springs firefighter's friendship, commitment to service

Jermaine Frye's niece, Skylar Reeves, 5, pauses before a photo of her uncle before a candlelight vigil for the Cimarron Hills Fire Department Firefighter/Paramedic at the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Friday, November 4, 2016.

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Air Force reverses course, defends use of toxic firefighting foam and denies October spill

Air Force reverses course, defends use of toxic firefighting foam and denies October spill

A top Air Force official strongly defended the service's use of toxic firefighting foam Wednesday, saying airmen never "knowingly and intentionally" put the community at risk, despite Air Force studies dating to the 1970s that showed chemicals like those in the foam were harmful to laboratory animals.

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Let there be (efficient) lighting on the Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum dome

Let there be (efficient) lighting on the Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum dome

How many people does it take to change the 100-plus light bulbs on the dome of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum?

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Year later, Colorado Springs mass-shooting victim's daughter rediscovering her faith

Year later, Colorado Springs mass-shooting victim's daughter rediscovering her faith

One year after her mother's murder, 27-year-old Andrea Martinez said tragedy has strengthened her faith.

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22nd annual Emma Crawford Coffin Race and Parade

22nd annual Emma Crawford Coffin Race and Parade

The 300 Days of Shine team runs down Manitou Avenue Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, during the 22nd annual Emma Crawford Coffin Race and Parade in Manitou Springs.

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Chargers vs. Broncos

Chargers vs. Broncos

Denver cornerback Bradley Roby leaves San Diego wide receiver Tyrell Williams in the dirt as he heads to the end zone on an interception for a touchdownin in the second quarter Sunday, October 30, 2016 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

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Chargers vs. Broncos

Chargers vs. Broncos

Devontae Booker warms up for Broncos vs. Chargers Sunday, October 30, 2016 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

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Chargers vs. Broncos

Chargers vs. Broncos

The Broncos hosted the Chargers Sunday, October 30, 2016 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

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Chargers vs. Broncos

Chargers vs. Broncos

James Vanegas of Golden is fired up for both Halloween and Broncos - Chargers Sunday, October 30, 2016 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

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3-year-old's 'one, true, heartfelt wish' plays out on Air Force Academy diamond

3-year-old's 'one, true, heartfelt wish' plays out on Air Force Academy diamond

Three-year-old Cory Santiago's wish was simple: to play the sport he loves, baseball, with the cartoon characters he loves, Minions.

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Colorado Springs students get blood and guts example on ramifications of bad decisions

Colorado Springs students get blood and guts example on ramifications of bad decisions

Playing doctor got real serious Tuesday for fifth-graders at Gold Camp Elementary School.

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Colorado Springs is home (again) to new head of Air Force Space Command

Colorado Springs is home (again) to new head of Air Force Space Command

The new leader of Air Force Space Command is a familiar face.

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Broncos 27, Texans 9

Broncos 27, Texans 9

Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders signals first down after making a reception at the Texans 2-yard line to set up a Denver touchdown during the third quarter Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.

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Broncos vs. Texans

Broncos vs. Texans

Australian Shepherd service dogs and Broncos fans, Bindi and Bobo, before the game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium on Monday, October 24, 2016.

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Broncos vs. Texans

Broncos vs. Texans

Isaac Zepeda of Commerce City, Colo., tailgates before the start of the Broncos/Texans game on a beautiful fall evening Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.

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Waldo Waldo 5k

Waldo Waldo 5k

Runners cross the finishline Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, during the fifth annual Waldo Waldo 5k through downtown Colorado Springs.

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AFA falls to Hawaii in OT

AFA falls to Hawaii in OT

The Air Force Academy Falcons hosted Hawaii Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Falcon Stadium.

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Ski season opens

Ski season opens

A snowboarder dresses up for opening day at Arapahoe Basin Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, on the first day of skiing in Colorado.

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Ski season opens

Ski season opens

Seth Hill, left, Zach Griffin, Trailor Tom and and Justin Smith ride the first chair at Arapahoe Basin Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, on the opening day of the 2016-2017 ski season in Colorado.

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Colorado Springs-area schools have strong showing in marching band competition

Colorado Springs-area schools have strong showing in marching band competition

If family and friends are the essence of life, marching band is at the heart of what it's all about.

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Fort Carson Sniper Team

Fort Carson Sniper Team

Concealment and camouflage training at Fort Carson on Wednesday, October 19, 2016.

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Stand Down's caring hands groom, warm Colorado Springs veterans in need

Stand Down's caring hands groom, warm Colorado Springs veterans in need

More than 250 needy or homeless veterans got clothing for winter, haircuts and a hand-up at an annual Colorado Springs event Tuesday, and a dozen homeless families got a warm place to stay.

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Trump rallies in Colorado Springs

Trump rallies in Colorado Springs

Hal and Gayle Bell of Colorado Springs wait for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to arrive Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, before a rally at the Norris-Penrose Equestrian Center.

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Zombie Crawl

Zombie Crawl

Zombies take over Tejon St and Acacia Park during a zombie crawl on Friday, October 14, 2016.

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School-grown pumpkin picking

School-grown pumpkin picking

Kindergartner Ronnie Dannels looks over the pile of pumpkins as he tries to decide which one to pick at Miami-Yoder Elementary School.

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Pikes Pub: Popular Colorado Springs charity pumpkin brew is back thanks to Pueblo farmer

Pikes Pub: Popular Colorado Springs charity pumpkin brew is back thanks to Pueblo farmer

Summer 2016 was an unforgiving season for Venetucci Farm, the 190-acre urban "pumpkin patch" and organic community farm that today plays more than just a nostalgic role in the life of Colorado Springs.

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Native American students at Colorado College express civil rights

Native American students at Colorado College express civil rights

The Native American Student Union expressed solidarity with North Dakota pipeline protesters Wednesday on the Colorado College campus, the 524th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' arrival in the Americas.

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Colorado Teacher of the Year urges his Palmer High students to move mountains

Colorado Teacher of the Year urges his Palmer High students to move mountains

A man who spends his days telling kids they can be superheroes got draped in his own cape Tuesday, as he was named the 2017 Colorado Teacher of the Year.

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Jackson Browne

Jackson Browne

Jackson Browne plays Pikes Peak Center Monday, Oct. 10, 2016

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What smells like French fries and gets 14 MPG?

What smells like French fries and gets 14 MPG?

What seats eleven, gets good mileage and smells like French fries when it rolls down the street? The Colorado College Veggie Van.

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Falcons 23, Broncos 13

Falcons 23, Broncos 13

Broncos QB Paxton Lynch is dropped by Atlanta's Grady Jarrett, left, and Reed Brooks on a sack in the fourth quarter of Denver 23-16 loss Sunday, October 9, 2016 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

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Falcons 23, Broncos 13

Falcons 23, Broncos 13

Broncos QB Paxton Lynch waits to take the field for his first NFL start.

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Falcons 23, Broncos 13

Falcons 23, Broncos 13

Paxton Lynch warms up Sunday, October 9, 2016 before his first NFL start.

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Falcons 23, Broncos 13

Falcons 23, Broncos 13

Broncos fan Brent Young of New Mexico shows off his Superbowl souvenir ring Sunday, October 9, 2016 before Denver's game against the Atlanta Falcons Sunday, October 9, 2016 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

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Falcons 23, Broncos 13

Falcons 23, Broncos 13

Broncos fans get fired up Sunday, October 9, 2016 before Denver's game against the Atlanta Falcons Sunday, October 9, 2016 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

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Tears for Fears rocks the Pikes Peak Center

Tears for Fears rocks the Pikes Peak Center

Roland Orzabal, front, and Curt Smith of Tears for Fears perform Wednesday night, Oct. 5, 2016, at the Pikes Peak Center in Colorado Springs.

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Beulah Hill fire

Beulah Hill fire

Flames erupt Tuesday, October 4, 2016, behind firefighters battling the Beulah Hill Fire just east of Beulah, Colorado.

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 Vanguard School Civil War Reenactment

Vanguard School Civil War Reenactment

Fifth graders from the Vanguard School reenact a scene from the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, which took place during the Civil War, at the school on Tuesday, October 4, 2016.

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Hickenlooper: Colorado's Ring the Peak trail 'will be an international destination'

Hickenlooper: Colorado's Ring the Peak trail 'will be an international destination'

There were the kids, some with bikes, some sitting cross-legged, their attention on the front steps of their school, Ute Pass Elementary, where Colorado's most influential man spoke Monday on a trail project that he said would be important to their future.

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Video: Iron Horse Best Medic Competition at Fort Carson

Video: Iron Horse Best Medic Competition at Fort Carson

Pvc. Glen Turner, front, and medic Sgt. Michael Graham carry a dummy before Graham treated it Thursday, Sept. 27, 2016, during the Iron Horse Best Medic Competition at Fort Carson.

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Game of the Week: Vista Ridge, Discovery Canyon look to fine-tune before league opens

Game of the Week: Vista Ridge, Discovery Canyon look to fine-tune before league opens

Vista Ridge was reminded of how disciplined it must be in last week's loss to Pine Creek. Discovery Canyon has dominated through its first four games and wants to stay perfect before league play starts.

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New public viewing area of state's largest gold mine opens in Teller County

New public viewing area of state's largest gold mine opens in Teller County

A public view of a gold mining pit that's 3,500 wide, 4,500 feet long and nearly 600 feet deep was unveiled Tuesday at the state's largest gold mine, the Cripple Creek-Victor Gold Mining Co.

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Goats munching without dog interference in return to Colorado Springs park

Goats munching without dog interference in return to Colorado Springs park

By midday Monday most of the goat herd grazing at Bear Creek Regional Park were doing their thing in the afternoon sunshine, wandering around 2 fenced-off acres adjacent to 21st Street and munching every noxious weed in sight.

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On the campaign trail

On the campaign trail

A supporter holds up a sign as GOP vice president nominee Mike Pence speaks to a crowd of about 350 Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, during a campaign stop at the Hillside Community Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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 Early fall colors: 2016 in Colorado

Early fall colors: 2016 in Colorado

Hikers walk along the North Ten Mile Trail outside of Frisco, Colo., Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, as the aspens glow in yellow and orange.

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Broncos 34, Colts 20

Broncos 34, Colts 20

Broncos defensive linebackers Von Miller, bottom, Brandon Marshall, top left, and Todd Davis stop Colts running back Frank Gore for a 1-yard gain Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, during the second quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.

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Broncos 34, Colts 20

Broncos 34, Colts 20

Shaquil Barrett, left, and Shane Ray celebrate after Ray picked up a fumble and returned it for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of the Denver Broncos 34-20 win over the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, September 18, 2016 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

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Broncos 34, Colts 20

Broncos 34, Colts 20

CJ Anderson walked into the end zone on a four yard TD run in the second quarter against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, September 18, 2016 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

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Broncos 34, Colts 20

Broncos 34, Colts 20

Members of the "Stampede" play for fans before the Broncos game against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, September 18, 2016 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

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Broncos 34, Colts 20

Broncos 34, Colts 20

Fans explore the Mile High Monument in the north parking lot Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, before the start of the Broncos-Colts game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.

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Tim McGraw and Train finish off the American Kickoff Concert

Tim McGraw and Train finish off the American Kickoff Concert

Tim McGraw performs Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium.

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Tim McGraw and Train finish off the American Kickoff Concert

Tim McGraw and Train finish off the American Kickoff Concert

Patrick Monahan and Train perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium.

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2016 IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Observance

2016 IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Observance

Carey Taillerfer of Kamloops, B.C., breaks down after seeing her husband Brian Taillerfer's name on the memorial wall Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, during the 2016 IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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Annual Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial in Colorado Springs to immortalize 123 on Saturday

Annual Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial in Colorado Springs to immortalize 123 on Saturday

The names and stories of 123 firefighters who died in the line of duty will be immortalized during the annual Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial in Colorado Springs on Saturday.

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George W. Bush points to his paintings to show Colorado Springs troops about life after the military

George W. Bush points to his paintings to show Colorado Springs troops about life after the military

On a Colorado Springs trip to encourage troops to embrace civilian life after the military, former President George W. Bush also announced his latest plans for life after the government, releasing a book of artwork.

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Broncos vs. Panthers Season Opener

Broncos vs. Panthers Season Opener

Broncos running back C.J. Anderson rushes the ball up the field during the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers season opener at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Thursday, September 8, 2016.

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Coming to Colorado Springs' west side: Robert Redford, Jane Fonda and 'Our Souls at Night'

Coming to Colorado Springs' west side: Robert Redford, Jane Fonda and 'Our Souls at Night'

Coming Monday to the west side: Robert Redford and Jane Fonda. Movie crews for the Netflix film "Our Souls at Night" have descended upon a quiet stretch of West Pikes Peak Avenue between 11th and 12th streets.

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Fort Carson's creative chefs battle for honors in cooking contest

Fort Carson's creative chefs battle for honors in cooking contest

The omelets were spiced with a bit of .50-caliber fire and the French toast's blueberry topping was so prized it came with a company of infantry to defend it.

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Colorado Springs Comic Con

Colorado Springs Comic Con

Dylan Monaghan, dressed as a Kerbal from the videogame Kerbal Space Program, carries a pulled pork sandwich during the inaugural Colorado Springs Comic Con at the Mortgage Solutions Financial Expo Center on Sunday, August 28, 2016.

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Colorado State Fair

Colorado State Fair

Alexis Segura of R&R Center for the Performing Arts performs during the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo, Colorado, on Monday, August 29, 2016.

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Aug. 29 storm in Colorado Springs

Aug. 29 storm in Colorado Springs

CSPD officers Eric Reed, left, and E. Ohle carry a motorist from his car after he became stranded in a flooded intersection at Wilamette Place and Tiajuana Street Monday afternoon, August 29, 2016.

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Aug. 29 storm in Colorado Springs

Aug. 29 storm in Colorado Springs

More than a foot of hailed was piled up after the storm Monday afternoon on Mount Vernon Street in Colorado Springs.

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Meet the man behind Bishop Castle, whose Colorado creation is a source of public envy and private ruin

Meet the man behind Bishop Castle, whose Colorado creation is a source of public envy and private ruin

Jim Bishop is not dead. That's the first thing he wants people to know.

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100th birthday of the National Park Service

100th birthday of the National Park Service

August 25, 2016 marks the 100th birthday of the National Park Service.

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Restaurant owners weigh expansion from Colorado Springs to Denver after 2 successful months

Restaurant owners weigh expansion from Colorado Springs to Denver after 2 successful months

The owners of the 2-month-old Till restaurant in north Colorado Springs hope to duplicate the packed houses they have generated at three more restaurants they envision downtown and in Old Colorado City and Castle Rock.

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Colorado Springs' Pearl Harbor survivor celebrates 103rd birthday, lives 'for the present'

Colorado Springs' Pearl Harbor survivor celebrates 103rd birthday, lives 'for the present'

Retired Navy Lt. Jim Downing knew all along he had a long life ahead of him.

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Kim Dobson, Alex Nichols hold off hard-charging runners-up to win Pikes Peak Marathon

Kim Dobson, Alex Nichols hold off hard-charging runners-up to win Pikes Peak Marathon

Kim Dobson still dislikes running downhill. But she has proved quite good at it.

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July hail storm in Colorado Springs sixth-most damaging in state history

July hail storm in Colorado Springs sixth-most damaging in state history

The July 28 hailstorm that smashed Colorado Springs was the sixth-most damaging event in Colorado history, triggering $352.8 million in claims for damage to homes and vehicles, an insurance industry trade group said Monday.

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Rio Olympics Day 17

Rio Olympics Day 17

The Rio Olympic Games wrapped up with the Closing Ceremony Sunday, August 21, 2016.

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Rio Olympics Day 17

Rio Olympics Day 17

US wrestler Frank Molinaro leaves the arena following his loss in the Bronze Medal match for 65kg Freestyle Wrestling Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games.

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Rio Olympics Day 17

Rio Olympics Day 17

DeMarcus Cousins dunks the ball in the second half of Team USA's win over Serbia in the Gold Medal basketball game Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games.

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Rio Olympics Day 17

Rio Olympics Day 17

Bayaraa Byambarinchin, the coach for Mongolian wrestler Mandakhnaran Ganzorig is asked to leave the mat after he stripped down to his underwear in protest of his wrestlers loss in the Bronze Medal wrestling match for the 65kg competition Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games.

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Rio Olympics Day 17

Rio Olympics Day 17

Team USA players, left to right, Kyle Lowry, DeAndre Jordan and Draymond Green celebrate after beating Serbia in the Gold Medal basketball game Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games.

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Rio Olympics Day 17

Rio Olympics Day 17

Kevin Durant takes a selfie with fans after Team USA beat Serbia in the Gold Medal basketball game Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games.

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Rio Olympics Day 16

Rio Olympics Day 16

US wrestler Kyle Snyder, right, a Coronado High School graduate, celebrates his semifinal win over Georgia's Elizbar Odikadze during 97kg competition Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games.

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Rio Olympics Day 16

Rio Olympics Day 16

US wrestler Kyle Snyder, a Coronado High School graduate, gets a thumb in the eye from Romania's Albert Saratov during their 97kg quarterfinal Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games.

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Rio Olympics Day 14

Rio Olympics Day 14

Jamaica's Usain Bolt leads Japan's Aska Cambridge and USA's Trayvon Bromwell in the last leg of the 4x100m relay final Friday, August 19, 2016 at the Rio Games.

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Rio Olympics Day 14

Rio Olympics Day 14

The Olympic Synchronized Swimming team from China competes in the Free Routine final Friday, August 19, 2016 at the Rio Games.

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Rio Olympics Day 14

Rio Olympics Day 14

China's Long Shang competes in the qualifying round of Olympic Rhythmic Gymnastics All-Around competition Friday, August 19, 2016 at the Rio Games.

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Rio Olympics Day 14

Rio Olympics Day 14

Zsofia Foldhazi of Hungary tries to hang on to her horse after being thrown during the riding portion of the Modern Pentathlon competition Friday, August 19, 2016 at the Rio Games.

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Rio Olympics Day 14

Rio Olympics Day 14

The Olympic Synchronized Swimming team from Egypt competes in the Free Routine final Friday, August 19, 2016 at the Rio Games.

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Rio Olympics Day 14

Rio Olympics Day 14

Zsofia Foldhazi of Hungary is thrown from her horse during the riding portion of the Modern Pentathlon competition Friday, August 19, 2016 at the Rio Games.

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Rio Olympics Day 14

Rio Olympics Day 14

The Olympic Synchronized Swimming team from Egypt competes in the Free Routine final Friday, August 19, 2016 at the Rio Games.

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Rio Olympics Day 13

Rio Olympics Day 13

Usain Bolt wins the 200m event Thursday, August 18, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games. Christophe LeMaitre, left, of France took Bronze and USA's Lashawn Merritt, right, placed fifth.

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Rio Olympics Day 13

Rio Olympics Day 13

US wrestler Helen Maroulis celebrates her Gold Medal win over Japan's Saori Yoshida in the 53kg wrestling final Thursday, August 18, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games.

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Rio Olympics Day 12

Rio Olympics Day 12

Kerri Walsh Jennings, facing, and April Ross celebrate their defeat of Brazil's Larissa Franca Maestri and Talita Rocha to win the Bronze Medal in Women's Beach Volleyball competition Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games.

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Rio Olympics Day 12

Rio Olympics Day 12

USA's Maggie Steffens readies to shoot past Hungary's Edina Gangl in the second half of the US team's 14-10 win Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games.

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Rio Olympics Day 12

Rio Olympics Day 12

Kerri Walsh Jennings celebrates after she and teammate April Ross defeated Brazil's Larissa Franca Maestri and Talita Rocha to win the Bronze Medal in Women's Beach Volleyball competition Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games.

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Rio Olympics Day 11

Rio Olympics Day 11

Jennifer Simpson celebrates in Rio's Olympic Stadium after her Bronze Medal finish in the 1500m event Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games.

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Rio Olympics Day 11

Rio Olympics Day 11

Olympic Floor Exercise Gold Medalist Simone Biles, center, and teammate Silver Medalist Alexandra Raisman, top, watch two US flags raised during the medal ceremony for the event Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at the Rio Games.

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Rio Olympics Day 11

Rio Olympics Day 11

Sarah Hammer, right, rides ahead of Belgium's Jolien D'Hoore and Great Britain'•s Laura Trott during the Points Race, the final event of the Omnium Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at the Rio Games.

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Rio Olympics Day 11

Rio Olympics Day 11

US gymnast Danell Leyva celebrates after competing on Parallel Bars Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at the Rio Games.

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Rio Olympics Day 11

Rio Olympics Day 11

Sarah Hammer waves to supporters in the stands after taking the Silver Medal in the Women's Omnium event Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at the Rio Games.

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Rio Olympics Day 11

Rio Olympics Day 11

US gymnast Simone Biles competes on floor exercise on the the final day of gymnastics competition Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at the Rio Games.

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New zip line adventure awaits at Seven Falls in Colorado Springs

New zip line adventure awaits at Seven Falls in Colorado Springs

For thrill-seekers of Colorado Springs and beyond, a new adventure is in the air.

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Rio Olympics Day 10

Rio Olympics Day 10

Germany's Paul Drux is sandwiched between Egypt's Mohamed Alaa Hashem and Ali Zein Mohamed in the second half of Germany's 31-25 win in Team Handball competition Monday, August 15, 2016 at the Rio Games. The USA failed to qualify a handball team for the Rio Games just as it has failed to qualify for the previous four Olympics.

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Rio Olympics Day 10

Rio Olympics Day 10

USA's Boris Berian leaves the track after finishing 8th in the 800m event Monday, August 15, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games.

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Rio Olympics Day 10

Rio Olympics Day 10

Simone Biles sits on the team bench after competing on Balance Beam Monday, August 15, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games. A wobble and touch of the beam may have cost her the Gold Medal but she hung on for Bronze.

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Rio Olympics Day 10

Rio Olympics Day 10

USA's Boris Berian, second from right, runs behind Kenya's David Rudisha during the first lap of the 800m event Monday, August 15, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games. Berian placed 8th and Rudisha won Gold.

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Rio Olympics Day 10

Rio Olympics Day 10

Left to right, Orlando Ortega of Spain, Deuce Carter of Jamaica and Matthias Buhler of Germany run in the pouring rain in a heat of the 110m Hurdles Monday, August 15, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games. Athletes were given the opportunity to re-run their heats later Monday night because of the poor weather conditions.

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Rio Olympics Day 9

Rio Olympics Day 9

US gymnast Simone Biles gives a thumbs-up to teammates after competing on vault Sunday, August 14, 2016 at the Rio Games. Biles won the Gold Medal in the event.

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Rio Olympics Day 9

Rio Olympics Day 9

Usain Bolt wins the 100m event Sunday, August 14, 2016 at the Rio Games. US sprinter Justin Gatlin, right, took the silver and Canada's Andre de Grasse, left, was third. France's Jimmy Vicaut, second from left, was seventh.

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Rio Olympics Day 9

Rio Olympics Day 9

China's Chunsong Shang hangs upside down to chalk the bars before competing Sunday, August 14, 2016 at the Rio Games. Shang placed fifth in the event.

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Rio Olympics Day 9

Rio Olympics Day 9

Jennifer Simpson leads the pack on the second lap of her 1500m semifinal Sunday, August 14, 2016 at the Rio Games. Simpson qualified for Tuesday's final.

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Bird dogs compete at Colorado trials

Bird dogs compete at Colorado trials

Dozens of the nation's top hunting dogs surely slept well Sunday night. For three days in Teller County, the trained dogs competed against each other, racing through tall grasses to find quail placed on a field.

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Rio Olympics Day 8

Rio Olympics Day 8

USA's Tori Bowie celebrates her Silver Medal finish in the 100 meter final at the Rio Olympic Games Saturday August 13, 2016.

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Rio Olympics Day 8

Rio Olympics Day 8

Widefield High School graduate Boris Berian runs in an 800-meter semifinal during Track and Field competition at the Rio Olympic Games Saturday August 13, 2016.

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Rio Olympics Day 8

Rio Olympics Day 8

USA riders compete in the Team Pursuit final against Great Britain Saturday August 13, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games.

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Rio Olympics Day 8

Rio Olympics Day 8

Jamaica's Elaine Thompson, center, wins the 100 meter final during Track and Field competition at the Rio Olympic Games Saturday August 13, 2016.

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Rio Olympics Day 7

Rio Olympics Day 7

US swimmer Anthony Ervin celebrates after winning the 40-meter Freestyle final Friday August 12, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games.

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Rio Olympics Day 7

Rio Olympics Day 7

US swimmer Michael Phelps joins hands with South Africa's Chad Guy Bertrand le Clos, center and Hungary's Cseh Lazo Maya after they tied for the Silver Medal in the 100-meter butterfly Friday August 12, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games.

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Rio Olympics Day 7

Rio Olympics Day 7

US fencers Alexander Massialas, Gerek Meinhardt, Race Imboden and Miles Chamley-Watson celebrate their Bronze Medal win over Italy in Team Foil competition Friday, August 12, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games.

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Rio Olympics Day 7

Rio Olympics Day 7

US Fencer Gerek Meinhardt, right, takes on Italy's Daniele Garozzo in Team Foil competition Friday August 12, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games.

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Rio Olympics Day 6

Rio Olympics Day 6

Simone Biles sprints down the vault runway during the Olympic Gymnastics All-Around competition Thursday August 11, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games. Biles won the Gold Medal.

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Rio Olympics Day 6

Rio Olympics Day 6

Michael Phelps looks up at the US flag as it's raised during the medal ceremony Thursday, August 13, 2016, where he was awarded his 22nd career Gold Olympic Medal. Phelps won the 200-meter Individual Medley event Thursday night in Rio.

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Rio Olympics Day 6

Rio Olympics Day 6

US gymnast Simone Biles finishes her floor routine during the Olympic gymnastics all-around competition Thursday August 11, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games. Biles won the Gold Medal.

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Rio Olympics Day 6

Rio Olympics Day 6

US gymnast Alexandra Raisman competes on the vault during the Olympic Gymnastics All-Around competition Thursday August 11, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games. Raisman won the Silver Medal.

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Rio Olympics Day 6

Rio Olympics Day 6

US Swimmer Simone Manuel reacts after seeing her first place finish in the 100-meter freestyle event at the Rio Olympic Games Thursday, August 13, 2016.

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Rio Olympics Day 6

Rio Olympics Day 6

US gymnast Alexandra Raisman reacts after realizing that she will likely medal in the Olympic Gymnastics All-Around competition Thursday August 11, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games. Raisman received the Silver Medal.

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Rio Olympics Day 6

Rio Olympics Day 6

US swimmer Missy Franklin, left, cries as she’s comforted by teammate Maya Dorado after finishing 14th out of 16 places in semi-final 200-meter backstroke competition at the Rio Olympic Games Thursday, August 13, 2016. Dorado had the third fastest time in the event.

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Rio Olympics Day 6

Rio Olympics Day 6

US gymnasts Simone Biles, left, and Alexandra Raisman embrace after finishing first and second in the Olympic gymnastics all-around competition Thursday August 11, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games.

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Rio Olympics Day 6

Rio Olympics Day 6

Brazil's Adilson da Silva on Thursday, August 11, 2016 became the first golfer to tee off in Olympic Golf competition since the 1904 summer games. Here he hits onto the #16 green Thursday.

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Rio Olympics Day 6

Rio Olympics Day 6

Ireland's Padraig Harrington tees off on #16 on the opening day of Olympic Golf competition Thursday, August 11, 2016 at the Rio Games. Golf retrned to The Olympic Games Thursday for the first time since the 1904 Games.

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Rio Olympics Day 5

Rio Olympics Day 5

US 4x200 freestyle relay team members, left to right, Allison Schmitt, Maya DiRado, Katie Ledecky and Leah Smith celebrate winning the Gold Medal in the event Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games.

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Rio Olympics Day 5

Rio Olympics Day 5

Michael Phelps powers through the water on his way to a first place finish in semifinal competion for the 200-meter individual medley relay Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games. Phelps was the top qualifier in the event and teammate Ryan Lochte had the second fastest semifinal time. The two will go hea-to-head in the final Thursday night.

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Rio Olympics Day 5

Rio Olympics Day 5

Carmelo Anthony battles for position with Australia's Andrew Bogut in the second half of the US teams's 98-88 win Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games. Anthony had 31 points.

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Rio Olympics Day 5

Rio Olympics Day 5

Carmelo Anthony hangs from the net in the final seconds of the US teams 98-88 win over Australia Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games. Anthony had 31 points in the game.

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Loved ones welcome Fort Carson soldiers home from Afghanistan

Loved ones welcome Fort Carson soldiers home from Afghanistan

The tears started falling soon after the song "I'm Proud to be an American" began playing through the loud speakers of the William "Bill" Reed Events Center at Fort Carson.

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Rio Olympics Day 4

Rio Olympics Day 4

Michael Phelps with his Gold Medal from the 200-meter butterflyTuesday, August 9, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games.

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Rio Olympics Day 4

Rio Olympics Day 4

US gymnast Lauren Hernandez competes on the floor exercise Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games.

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Rio Olympics Day 4

Rio Olympics Day 4

US women's gymnastics team members, left to right, Gabrielle Douglas, Lauren Hernandez and Alexandra Raisman greet teamate Simone Biles after her floor routine secured the Gold Medal for the US in the team gymnastics competition at the Rio Olympic Games. Osbscured is Madison Kocian.

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Rio Olympics Day 4

Rio Olympics Day 4

US gymnast Simone Biles competes on the floor during women's gymnastics team competition Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games. The US team won the Gold Medal.

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Rio Olympics Day 4

Rio Olympics Day 4

US 4x200 freestyle relay team members, left to right, Conor Dwyer, Townley Haas, Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps cast large shadows after receiving their Gold Medals Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games. It was Phelps' 21st gold medal and his second of the night.

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Rio Olympics Day 4

Rio Olympics Day 4

Michael Phelps on his way to a Gold Medal finish in the 200-meter butterfly Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games.

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Rio Olympics Day 3

Rio Olympics Day 3

Michael Phelps swam the second fastest 200 meter butterfly time in the semifinals Monday, August 8, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games.

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Rio Olympics Day 3

Rio Olympics Day 3

Switzerland's Lukas Werro, front, and Simon Werro compete in the Canoe Double event Monday, August 8, 2016 the Whitewater Stadium at teh Rio Olympic Games.

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Rio Olympics Day 3

Rio Olympics Day 3

US Gymnast Danell Leyva celebrates after competing on the parallel bars during the men's gymnastics team final Monday, August 8, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games.

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Rio Olympics Day 2

Rio Olympics Day 2

US Fencer Alexander Massialas reacts as Italy's Daniele Garozzo celebrates on the medal stand following his 15-11 defeat of Massialas in the Gold Medal bout for men's foil Sunday, August 7, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games.

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Rio Olympics Day 2

Rio Olympics Day 2

US Fencer Alexander Massialas drops to the ground as Italy's Daniele Garozzo celebrates his 15-11 win in the Gold Medal bout for men's foil Sunday, August 7, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games.

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Rio Olympics Day 2

Rio Olympics Day 2

USA's Alev Kelter fights off Australia's Evania Pelite during their women's rugby sevens match Sunday, August 7, 2016 in pool play at the 2016 Rio Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Rio Olympics Day 2

Rio Olympics Day 2

US Fencer Alexander Massialas, right, during his semifinal bout agaiinst Richard Kruse of Great Britain Sunday, August 7, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games.

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Rio Olympics Day 2

Rio Olympics Day 2

US 400 meter relay teammates, left to right, Nathan Adrian, Ryan Held, Michael Phelps and Caeleb Dressel celebrate their Gold Medal win Sunday night, August 7, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games.

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Rio Olympics Day 2

Rio Olympics Day 2

Michael Phelps, left, and teammate Caeleb Dressel celebrate the US team's Gold Medal win in the 400m freestyle relay Sunday, August 7, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games.

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Tiny House Jamboree

Tiny House Jamboree

A woman's silhouette is seen the window of a tiny house during the Tiny House Jamboree at the United States Air Force Academy on Sunday, August 7, 2016.

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Rio Olympics Day 1

Rio Olympics Day 1

US swimmer Chase Kalisz looks to the scoreboard as Japan's Kosuke Hagino celebrates his Gold Medal win in the men's 400 meter individual medley Saturday, August 6, 2016 at the Rio Games.

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Rio Olympics Day 1

Rio Olympics Day 1

Men's Road Cycling competitors in the peleton climb on the Grumari Loop during the competition at the Rio Olympic Games Saturday, August 6, 2016.

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Rio Olympics Day 1

Rio Olympics Day 1

A Rio 2016 sign sits on the beach at Copacabana Beach at sunrise Saturday, August 6, 2016.

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Riio Opening Ceremony

Riio Opening Ceremony

Performers representing Brailian Indegenous people perform native dances during Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games Friday, August 5, 2016.

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Rio Opening Ceremony

Rio Opening Ceremony

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen crosses the floor of Maracana Stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games Friday, August 5, 2016.

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Rio Opening Ceremony

Rio Opening Ceremony

Fireworks explode over Maracana Stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games Friday, August 5, 2016.

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Rio Opening Ceremony

Rio Opening Ceremony

Michael Phelps leads the US team and carries the US flag into the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games Friday, August 5, 2016.

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Almost Rio Game Time

Almost Rio Game Time

USA gymnast Madison Kocian practices her floor routine during training Thursday, August 4, 2016, in the Rio Olympic Arena

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Almost Rio Game Time

Almost Rio Game Time

US Gymnast Simone Biles practices her balance beam routine Thursday, August 4, 2016 during a training session at the Rio Olympic Arena in Rio de Janeiro.

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Olympic Memories

Olympic Memories

Fireworks explode above National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, during Opening Ceremony Friday, August 8, 2008 for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

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Parade of Homes

Parade of Homes

This year's Parade of Homes runs through Aug. 21 and will feature 27 homes by 24 builders in El Paso and Teller counties. Homes will range in price from under $100,000 to more than $1.5 million.

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Colorado Springs hailstorm has wreaked havoc, caused millions of dollars in damage

Colorado Springs hailstorm has wreaked havoc, caused millions of dollars in damage

The vinyl siding was shredded on the south side of Archie Griffin’s home during last Thursday’s hail storm.

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Olympic Memories

Olympic Memories

The Olympic Flame cauldron rises above Australian track athlete Cathy Freeman after she lit it during the Opening Ceremony in Sydney.

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Orienteering keeps Betty Bramhall, 93, active and looking ahead

Orienteering keeps Betty Bramhall, 93, active and looking ahead

Betty Bramhall didn't mince words after her effort Saturday in the Rocky Mountain State Games' orienteering competition at Fox Run Regional Park.

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Olympic Memories

Olympic Memories

US Gymnast Shawn Johnson watches the US flags raised as the US National Anthem is played Tuesday, August 19, 2008, at the Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Johnson won the Gold Medal on the Balance Beam.

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Olympic Memories

Olympic Memories

US Greco Roman wrestler Rulon Gardner, leaves his shoes in the center of the mat following his final match.

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Olympic Memories

Olympic Memories

Olympic cyclists pass in front of the Tiananment Gate in Beijing's Tiananmen Square during the Men's Cycling Road Race Saturday, August 9, 2008.

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Election 2016: Donald Trump in Colorado Springs

Election 2016: Donald Trump in Colorado Springs

Donald J. Trump holds baby cousins Evelyn Kate Keane, 6 months, and Kellen Campbell, 3 months, following his speech at the Gallogly Events Center at UCCS on Friday, July 29, 2016.

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Olympic Memories

Olympic Memories

Brazil's Ester looks on in disbelief as US Soccer team members celebrate their 1-0 win over Brazil in the Gold Medal Soccer game Thursday, August 21, 2008, at the Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

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Denver Broncos Training Camp

Denver Broncos Training Camp

Broncos training camp at the UCHealth Training Center on Thursday, July 28, 2016.

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Olympic Memories

Olympic Memories

Nastia Liukin on the balance beam on her way to a gold medal in the women's all-around competition Friday, August 15, 2008, at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

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Rescued Chihuahuas should be ready for adoption soon

Rescued Chihuahuas should be ready for adoption soon

As they were carried from their transport van, the Chihuahuas looked scared. Some quietly shivered. Others barked at the volunteers cuddling them in blankets.

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Olympic Memories

Olympic Memories

US wrestler Henry Cejudo of Colorado Springs celebrates his defeat of Japan's Tomohiro Matsunaga for the Gold Medal Tuesday, August 19, 2008, in 55kg competition at the Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

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Olympic Memories

Olympic Memories

Australia's Cathy Freeman heads into the final straightaway on her way to winning the gold medal in the women's 400 meter final in Sydney.

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Olympic Memories

Olympic Memories

An excited Michael Phelps celebrates after barely edging out Milorad Cavic to win the men's 100m Butterfly for his seventh Gold Medal of the Beijing Games.

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Jacks Valley

Jacks Valley

Freshmen cadets marched to Jacks Valley where they set up camp as part of Basic Cadet Training at the United States Air Force Academy on Sunday, July 24, 2016.

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Olympic Memories

Olympic Memories

Dancers' shadows take on a life of their own as they take the form of ancient athletes towering above Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremonies.

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An ode to days past, burro racing in full swing

An ode to days past, burro racing in full swing

IDAHO SPRINGS - Long ago before his long beard and long hair turned white, Bill Lee thought about what to be.

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Kiss makes $150K donation to veterans group during Colorado Springs concert

Kiss makes $150K donation to veterans group during Colorado Springs concert

The rock band Kiss donated $150,000 to a veterans organization during a performance Monday in Colorado Springs.

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Colorado wildflowers and wildlife

Colorado wildflowers and wildlife

Crested Butte and the central mountains of Colorado are blooming this summer. Photos by Christian Murdock

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Tribes band together at Colorado Springs powwow, demonstrating unity

Tribes band together at Colorado Springs powwow, demonstrating unity

The pulse of the drums could be felt by everyone in the room. The drummers were chanting to the beat. The Native American dancers, adorned in elaborate clothing featuring beautiful bead patterns and feathers, performed the traditional dances of their ancestors.

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Colorado Springs summer campers explore wizarding world of 'Harry Potter'

Colorado Springs summer campers explore wizarding world of 'Harry Potter'

A week ago, 8-year-old Roxana Ghorashi was a stranger to the enchanted world detailed in the "Harry Potter" books and movies.

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Rodeo clown Keith Isley still making them laugh at Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo

Rodeo clown Keith Isley still making them laugh at Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo

The black socks used to fly across the Isley family's living room floor, and as momma was beside herself thinking mice had invaded the house, young Keith would laugh and toss another.

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Training for Fires

Training for Fires

Colorado Springs Fire Department firefighters spent the morning Tuesday, July 12, 2016 training at vacant houses on North Nevada Ave.

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Colorado Springs PrideFest 2016

Colorado Springs PrideFest 2016

The PrideFest parade ran through downtown Colorado Springs to America the Beautiful Park on Sunday, July 10, 2016.

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COS Rodeo Fun

COS Rodeo Fun

Maebellene Burge carried the Colorado flag during the grand entry for the fourth COS Rodeo of the summer Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at the Norris-Penrose Event Center.

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COS Rodeo Fun

COS Rodeo Fun

Nine-year-old Ty Peterson takes a tumble during Mutton Bustin' at the fourth COS Rodeo of the summer Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at the Norris-Penrose Event Center.

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YMCA program helps kids from the south side of Colorado Springs learn to swim for free

YMCA program helps kids from the south side of Colorado Springs learn to swim for free

As a single mom, Fountain resident Jessica Opps provides for her three kids, but there isn't always extra money for costly summer activities.

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2016 Fourth of July festivities

2016 Fourth of July festivities

Scenes from Independence Day events around the region Monday, July 4, 2016.

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2016 Fourth of July festivities

2016 Fourth of July festivities

Scenes from Independence Day events around the region Monday, July 4, 2016.

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2016 Fourth of July festivities

2016 Fourth of July festivities

Scenes from Independence Day events around the region Monday, July 4, 2016.

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WATCH: Air Force Academy's class of 2020 gets first taste of life as cadets

WATCH: Air Force Academy's class of 2020 gets first taste of life as cadets

A silence fell as new cadets stood and stared at the Air Force Academy's War Memorial. The hush among the young men and women continued as they moved past the memorial. Then the silence was broken by yelling, a lot of yelling.

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Skateboarding, religion mixed in unique grouping in Colorado Springs

Skateboarding, religion mixed in unique grouping in Colorado Springs

Mike Cornell should be dead or in jail right now. Simple as that.

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Volunteers help to enhance Colorado Springs home of World War II Navy veteran

Volunteers help to enhance Colorado Springs home of World War II Navy veteran

Tony Erosky has always helped build things. Whether it was crops on his family's farm in northeastern Colorado, airports, runways or mess halls in Guam while serving in the Navy during World War II, or plants in his garden at his home in Colorado Springs.

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Tougher challenge awaits winner of Colorado Republican Senate primary

Tougher challenge awaits winner of Colorado Republican Senate primary

Darryl Glenn will face Colorado's Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet in November, a showdown that could test the El Paso County Commissioner's streak of resounding upset victories.

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New cat adoption center in Colorado Springs gives felines more opportunity to be seen, space, sunlight

New cat adoption center in Colorado Springs gives felines more opportunity to be seen, space, sunlight

Humane Society Pikes Peak Region President Jan McHugh-Smith ducked under a ribbon held by young summer campers before turning to face her audience, a crowd of media and staff members.

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Donkey Derby Days

Donkey Derby Days

Donkey Derby Days in Cripple Creek on Saturday, June 25, 2016.

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Crowd turns out in Colorado Springs to celebrate elephants birthday

Crowd turns out in Colorado Springs to celebrate elephants birthday

A lady never reveals her age, but it is rumored Page the Elephant turned 31 as she celebrated her birthday at Acacia Park Thursday afternoon.

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Spraying for moths begins west of Colorado Springs; expect some temporary road closures

Spraying for moths begins west of Colorado Springs; expect some temporary road closures

An operation to stop a Tussock Moth and Western Spruce Budworm infestation.

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Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Day 1 Practice

Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Day 1 Practice

The first day of practice runs for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb were held on Tuesday.

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Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack

Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack

The Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack was held at the Colorado Springs Airport on Sunday, June 19, 2016.

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Yellow Devil draws attention at technical inspection for Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Yellow Devil draws attention at technical inspection for Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

The historic Broadmoor Special Yellow Devil race car gleamed in the June sunshine.

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Prospect Lake

Prospect Lake

Ricky Gomez, 12, Isabel Gomez, 15, and Jeremiah Brown, 15, bury Andres Cantu, 10, in the sand while Armando Cantu Jr., 7, and Leila Cantu, 5, play in the water at Prospect Lake on Monday, June 20, 2016.

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Pikes Peak Celtic Festival

Pikes Peak Celtic Festival

The Pikes Peak Celtic Festival was held at Memorial Park on Sunday, June 19, 2016.

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Starlight Spectacular bicycle ride

Starlight Spectacular bicycle ride

About 1,500 cyclists rode through the streets of Colorado Springs Saturday night, June 18, 2016.

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Life Skills High School Graduation

Life Skills High School Graduation

The Life Skills High School Class of 2016 Commencement Ceremony was held at Stargazers Theatre.

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Colorado Springs breaks record high temperature for date Thursday

Colorado Springs breaks record high temperature for date Thursday

Colorado Springs hit 92 degrees at 3:43 p.m. Thursday, breaking the previous June 16 record.

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Couple in their 90s exchanges marriage vows at Colorado Springs retirement home

Couple in their 90s exchanges marriage vows at Colorado Springs retirement home

Last November at a local retirement and assisted living center, a woman asked one of the new residents to dance with her. Eight months later, wedding bells were ringing for the now married couple.

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Annual Western Street Breakfast

Annual Western Street Breakfast

Hundreds turn out Wednesday, June 15, 2016, for eggs and pancakes on Tejon Street in Colorado Springs as a kick off for the Pikes Peak

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Closing out the 2015-2016 ski season in Colorado

Closing out the 2015-2016 ski season in Colorado

Skiers and snowboarders celebrate the last day at Arapahoe Basin Sunday, June 11, 2016.

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Yoga in the park

Yoga in the park

Cassie Christensen helps her daughter Syndey Christensen, 4, get into a warrior II pose while attending CorePower Yoga’s class in the park Saturday, June 11, 2016, at Monument Valley Park.

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Vigil in Colorado Springs honors victims of Orlando shooting

Vigil in Colorado Springs honors victims of Orlando shooting

The mass shooting in Orlando took place nearly 2,000 miles away, but for Misty Plowright, it felt personal.

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Colorado Renaissance Festival 2016

Colorado Renaissance Festival 2016

The 40th anniversary season of the Colorado Renaissance Festival kicked off on Saturday, June 11, 2016.

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Reader Photos: Pikes Peak region sunset

Reader Photos: Pikes Peak region sunset

Reader photos of the sunset in the Pikes Peak region on Thursday, June 9, 2016

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Teen academy gives students a feel for the FBI

Teen academy gives students a feel for the FBI

After almost 30 years with the FBI, Thomas Ravenelle said days like Thursday remind him of why he wanted to be an FBI agent.

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71-year-old rides Ascent Cycling Series day after riding up Pikes Peak

71-year-old rides Ascent Cycling Series day after riding up Pikes Peak

Leaning onto the handles of his mountain bike, Marv White, 71, couldn't help but express minor disappointment in his first-lap performance.

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Thunderbird wreckage begins slow trek to Peterson and a lengthy investigation

Thunderbird wreckage begins slow trek to Peterson and a lengthy investigation

As workers prepared to hoist Thunderbird 6 from a field south of the Colorado Springs Airport on Tuesday, the Air Force announced that the flying team has returned to the sky.

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Colorado School For The Deaf and The Blind 2016 Graduation

Colorado School For The Deaf and The Blind 2016 Graduation

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind Class of 2016 Commencement was held at the Weiner-Galluzzo Multi-Purpose Facility on Friday, June 3, 2016.

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Air Force Academy Graduation

Air Force Academy Graduation

The Air Force Academy Class of 2016 Graduation at Falcon Stadium on Thursday, June 2, 2016.

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2016 Pikes Peak region graduations

2016 Pikes Peak region graduations

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Air Force Academy Graduation Parade

Air Force Academy Graduation Parade

The Air Force Academy's Class of 2016 Graduation Parade at the Stillman Parade Field on Wednesday, June 1, 2016.

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New hands-on, interactive exhibits open at Pikes Peak Springs Children's Museum

New hands-on, interactive exhibits open at Pikes Peak Springs Children's Museum

Tuesday was the first real day of summer vacation for many local school kids, but some were as busy as they normally are in class.

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Manitou Springs baseball wins to advance to 3A final before losing

Manitou Springs baseball wins to advance to 3A final before losing

GREELEY - Manitou Springs' baseball team wasn't supposed to be playing for the state championship. In fact, based on seeding of the 3A tournament, the No. 11 Mustangs overachieved making it out of districts.

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Black Forest alpaca farm calls in reinforcements to shear the herd

Black Forest alpaca farm calls in reinforcements to shear the herd

Is there any doubt? Alpacas are simply adorable.

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