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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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