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The sun rises over Colorado Springs and the First Baptist Church of Colorado Springs, built in 1891, Monday, March 21, 2016, on the first day of Spring. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
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The sun sets near Hartsel on Thursday, November 10, 2016. Hartsel sits 65 miles west of Colorado Springs on US 24. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette
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Snow blankets the Garden of the Gods Tuesday, January 28, 2014. This image was created by combining multiple photographs into one panoramic image. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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Big horn sheep walk through the snow in front of North Gateway Rock in the Garden of the Gods Tuesday, January 28, 2014. The garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center will host their Ninth Annual Big Horn Sheep Day Saturday, February 15, 2014. The event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., features guided nature walks, wildlife viewing stations, a wildlife touch table and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo animals. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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The AdAmAn Club shoots fireworks off the summit of Pikes Peak to welcome the New Year at midnight Friday, January 1, 2010 as seen through the Siamese Twins rock formation in The Garden of The Gods in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This photograph was a 45 second time exposure taking advantage of a full moon lighting Pikes Peak. A powerful flashlight ws used to "light paint" the rock formation in the foreground during the exposure. The Gazette, Mark Reis
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The moon sets over the chapel at the US Air Force Academy near Colorado Springs, Colo. Jan, 28 2011 ( The Gazette/Stuart Wong)
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An aerial view Thursday, January 24, 2013 looking west at the charred hillsides above a neighborhood at the top of Mountain Shadows along Wilson Road. At the right foreground of the photo is the North Douglas Creek drainage and at left center above the homes is the Flying W Ranch property. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
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The Kissing Camels in Garden of the Gods Thursday, February 7, 2013. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
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A summer storm rolls in over Colorado Springs on Tuesday, August 9, 2016. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette
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A horse stands in a field outside Palmer Lake as winds and snow brought blizzard conditions to the area north of Colorado Springs Sunday, February 24, 2013. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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An Air Force Academy glider flies over the front range at sunset Monday, February 25, 2013. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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Canada geese take wing from Memorial Park Sunday afternoon, Feb. 2, 2003. Monday's forecast call for a chance of snow showers, highs in the 30s with overnight lows 9-14...by Kevin Kreck
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A fox walks through the snow in an alley behind the 1500 block of Alamo Avenue on Wednesday Feb. 5, 2003. Jay Janner/The Gazette
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A cold, foggy morning along the Barr Trail leaves the scrub oak and other plants frosted with rime Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005. Photo by Christian Murdock/The Gazette
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Jill Suarez hikes into the clouds while climbing the Manitou Incline Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, in the snow. Suarez said she's been climbing the Incline since the railroad tracks were removed in the early 1990s and takes pictures, send texts and checks the internet while making the 2000-foot ascent. ( The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
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Frosty gamble oak in front of the Southgate rock formation in Garden of the Gods on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. A dense fog advisory for the Colorado Springs area cancelled some flights from the Colorado Springs' airport Monday morning. Although the advisory was lifted, fog remained in Garden of the Gods Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. A band of snow could bring 1-3 inches of snow to the region through the day. Carol Lawrence/The Gazette
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A Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep clears a fence into a protected bighorn habitat area in the Garden of the Gods Tuesday morning, March 5, 2013. The ram is part of a large herd that can regularly be seen from a public pathway off Juniper Way, just north of the Park's main parking lot. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
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A Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep looks out from a rocky hillside in the Garden of the Gods Tuesday morning, March 5, 2013. The ram is part of a large herd that can regularly be seen in an area that is a protected bighorn habitat off Juniper Way, just north of the Park's main parking lot. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
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A flock of hundreds of sandhill cranes fly in front of Blanca Peak as they head to the fields to sleep for the night Wednesday, March 5, 2014. More than 20,000 Rocky Mountain sandhill cranes make a two-month winter stop in the San Luis Valley during their migration North to Idaho and Canada. Monte Vista plans to celebrate the annual arrival of the four-foot tall guests with the 31st Monte Vista Crane Festival this weekend, which features tours, talks and activities. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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The annual migration of the Sand Hill Cranes as they stop in the San Luis Valley before making their way to Idaho. Between 24-25,000 birds are temporarily residing in and around the town of Monte Vista. The arrival of the birds marks the Monte Vista Crane Festival. The Gazette, Bryan Oller photo taken on Friday, Mar. 7, 2003 Steam rises around a flock of Sand Hill Cranes as they wade in the partially frozen waters of the Rio Grande River just east of Monte Vista during sunrise on Friday, Mar. 7, 2003. More than 20,000 of the migartory birds will temporarily reside in the San Luis Valley before heading towards Idaho. The Gazette, Bryan Oller
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Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette.
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A Lynx runs to freedom as it is released into the wild by the Colorado Division of Wildlife south-east of Creede, Colo., on Saturday, April 9, 2005. The DOW reintroduced six Lynx into Colorado on Saturday. They have been reintroducing Lynx back into Colorado since 1999. Photo by David Bitton
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A dusting of snow makes the red rocks redder as the moon makes it's final run to the west during Easter sunrise at Garden of the Gods on Sunday, Apr. 11, 2004. The Gazette, Bryan Oller
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Colorado Paint Mines Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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Colorado Paint Mines Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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Tourists travese the obstacles at the largest aerial adventure park west of the Mississippi at Captain Zipline's Canyon Aerial Course Thursday, May 22, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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A hiker makes his way along the dunes as sun sets over the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve on Tuesday, May 16, 2006. The dunes have grown to enormous heights, in part because of prevailing southwesterly and northeasterly winds that recycle the sand and continually shape the dunes. Photo by Kristin Goode
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The Space Shuttle Enterprise leaves Colorado Springs atop a Boeing 747 Wednesday, May 18, 1983. The shuttle was on it's way to Europe where it will be displayed at the Paris Air Show. Photo by Mark Reis, Colorado Springs Sun
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The Air Force Thunderbirds fly over Falcon Stadium as Cadets celebrate at the conclusion of U.S. Air Force Academy Graduation Wednesday, May 27, 2009. The Gazette, Mark Reis
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The Thuderbirds streak across the sky as hats fly and cadets celebrate at the end of graduation at The Air Force Academy on Wednesday, ,May 27, 2009. Vice President Joe Biden gave the commencement speech to 1046 graduating cadets. The Gazette, Bryan Oller
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A formation of jets flew over the stadium during the Air Force Academy Graduation Wednesday, May 31, 2006. Photo by Hunter McRae
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A majestic Great Blue Heron was dining on the fish in a Monument Valley Park pond on Monday, March 28, 2016. Great Blue Herons are native to Colorado with some of them migrating and others staying all year. Rookeries or breeding colonies can be seen in our region east of I-25 on Fountain Creek or Fountain Creek Regional Park. They feed primarily on small fish, swallowing them whole, head first, so the scales don't get them stuck. (photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
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Maki Ishicu runs through new fallen snow Tuesday morning, April 19, 2016, over the John Blair Bridge along 30th Street near Mesa Road. Sunny skies melted much of the overnight snowfall in Colorado Springs and temperatures should hit the 60's and 70's later in the week. The 1880's era stone bridge was built by John Blair, a landscape gardener who planned the original parks for Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
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Fireworks lit up the night sky over The Broadmoor West Monday, April 11, 2016, to cap the opening day of the 32nd Space Symposium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
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A white lined sphinx "hummingbird" moth feeds on a catmint plant Tuesday, May 29, 2012 in northwest Colorado Springs. The moths are often mistaken for hummingbirds because they resemble them when flying and feeding on flowers. Their long proboscis is kept coiled up until needed to dip deep into a flower for nectar. Photo by Mark Reis
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An Ibis makes it's way across a shallow pond at Pinello Ranch Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Volunteers have spotted 141 different bird species on the ranch. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
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A rainbow hangs over downtown Colorado Springs during a recent evening rainshower Friday, June 19, 2015. This and other Gazette photos are available for purchase at bit.ly/gazettephotos Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
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The AdAmAn Club sets off fireworks from the summit of Pikes Peak at midnight New Years Day, January 1, 2017. Gazette photographer Mark Reis shot this in-camera double exposure with a 600mm lens from the back porch of of his home. He photographed the waxing crescent moon setting over Pikes Peak earlier that night and then left the camera in place. He returned to the stationary camera at midnight to shoot the second exposure of fireworks lighting up the east face of the Peak. To order reprints of this and other Gazette photos go to bit.ly/gazettephotos Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
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One of the leopards at Big Cats of Serenity Springs Wednesday, June 28, 2006. Big Cats of Serenity Springs is a rescue facility for tigers, lions, bobcats, leopards and mountain lions. It is fully licensed, competently run, but in financial trouble. It costs a lot to feed the animals, and the woman who runs it, Karen Sculac, has a hard time saying no. She has more than 100 cats now. Photo by Hunter McRae
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Rocky Mountain goats are plentiful and curious in Chicago Basin. Here a goat pauses while feeding on a rocky saddle near the summit of 14,083 Mt. Eolus. Mark Reis photo (note, I've avoided a date reference because these photos were not taken on David Philipps' trip in 2003 but were taken by Mark on a trip in a different year - hopefully that's OK)
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The stars, including those that make up the Big Dipper formation, sparkle in the night sky as the Kissing Camels rock formation stands out during a warm evening in the Garden of the Gods on Friday, July 16, 2010. (The Gazette, Bryan Oller)
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A rainbow forms above Pulpit Rock during a light rainfall at sunset Tuesday, July 31, 2012. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
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A black bear snacks on berries in North Cheyenne Canon Tuesday, September 4, 2012. After finishing the meal the bear cooled off for a few minutes by laying in the middle of nearby North Cheyenne Creek. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
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The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo announced Monday that their new baby gorilla, born four weeks ago, is a boy. The gorilla has yet to be named but has already proven its strength by hanging onto her mothers back and belly at an early age. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette
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Fallen aspen leaves litter the ground near Victor, Colo., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
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The early morning sun illuminates the Gateway Rocks in Garden of the Gods Tuesday, September 25, 2012. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
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The rising sun Tuesday, September 15, 2015 gave a rich glow to clouds and to Pikes Peak Tuesday, September 15, 2015. A red flag warning was in effect Tuesday with a high of 85 degrees expected. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
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Snow on Pikes Peak
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The moon takes on a reddish tint as it hangs over the Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel in Colorado Springs, Colo. during a total lunar eclipse Sunday night, September 27, 2015. The eclipse occurs when the earth is positioned between the sun and the moon and the hue gives it the name blood moon. Sunday night's eclipse occurred at a time when the moon was near it's closest point to the earth. This combination of a supermoon and blood moon hasn't occurred for 30 years and won't occur again until 2033. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
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Stars shine over the Garden of the Gods Wednesday, October 17, 2012. The Orionid meteor shower, created from leftover pieces of Halley's Comet, will light up the sky this weekend with the peak shows Sunday, October 21 before sunrise. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette
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Water droplets on a multicolored Aspen leaf on the ground near the north fork of the Purgatoire River off Highway 12 south of cucharas Pass on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008. (The Gazette, Bryan Oller)
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A full moon rises over Colorado Springs on Monday Oct. 21, 2002. Jay Janner/The Gazette
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Water droplets from a nearby waterfall lie on Aspen leaves streamside on Guanella Pass near Georgetown, Colorado Tuesday, October 8, 2002. Colors in Colorado's high country continue to be vibrant. Mark Reis photo
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The front entrance of the Broadmoor Hotel is decorated for the holidays as night falls Tuesday, November 27, 2012. The holiday lights display at the hotel features more than half a million lights strung on 280 trees throughout the property. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
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Wind blows leaves from the trees as a deer crosses a road near the Civil War portion of Evergreen Cemetary Monday, October 24, 2011. Mark Reis, The Gazette
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Leslie Bergan of Colorado Springs drops into the Prospector at Wolf Creek Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, after 51 inches of snow fell on the southern Colorado ski area over the weekend. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
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Stewart Sciulli of Colorado Springs jumps into the Lake Chutes after hiking the ridge above the Imperial Express Super Chair at Breckenridge Ski Resort Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010. Wednesday was a blue bird day before the next storm hits Summit County. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
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Fallen aspen leaves lie on a rock Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, on Guanella Pass near Georgetown, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
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Geese become territorial as they chase each other in one of the ponds at the Fountain Creek Nature Center on Thursday, Apr. 8, 2010. Little by little the wildlife at the Fountain Nature Center in Fountain is becoming more abundant as the Spring days turn warmer and the flora becomes greener. Bryan Oller, The Gazette
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A red-winged blackbird caws it's distinct call among the cattails at the Fountain Creek Nature Center on Thursday, Apr. 8, 2010. Little by little the wildlife at the Fountain Nature Center in Fountain is becoming more abundant as the Spring days turn warmer and the flora becomes greener. Bryan Oller, The Gazette
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COMET HALE-BOPP IN THE EARLY MORNING SKIES ABOVE THE GARDEN OF THE GODS IN COLORADO SPRINGS SATURDAY, MARCH 22ND, 1997. THE SETTING MOON LIGHTS UP THE KISSING CAMELS AND NORTH GATEWAY ROCK IN THIS PHOTO THAT WAS TAKEN AT 4:20 AM. THE EXPOSURE WAS ASA 200, 30 SECONDS AT F1.8. MARK REIS PHOTO
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A Great Blue Heron catches a bullhead catfish meal at the Fountain Creek Regional Park wetland area in Fountain on Tuesday, May 30, 2006. The park is home to many species of wildlife and offers a trail system throughout the wetland area where visitors can observe nature in it's tranquility. The Gazette, Bryan Oller
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Water droplets from a sprinkler hang on grass blades. Reis photo
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Looking from the inside out, several people are silhouetted against the hot air balloon Dee III as it inflates just before launching. Hundreds of spectators got their wish early in the morning on Monday, Sept. 7, 2009 in Memorial Park as a near perfect breeze and clear skies made for a mass launch of balloons, on time, for the final day of the 33rd annual Colorado Balloon Classic. Many of the balloons skimmed and dipped Prospect Lake to the roaring cheers of hundreds of people aligning the shore. The first day was cancelled because of weather and Sunday's launch was delayed. The balloon glow was cancelled on Sunday night because of weather. Bryan Oller, The Gazette
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Sunday, Sept. 3, 2007-photo by Jerilee Bennett-The balloons had picture perfect days all three days of the 2007 Colorado Balloon Classic. Winds were so still that some balloonists hovered over the crowd at Memorial Park and were able to land back in the park.
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In a small tree, in a shopping area in southern Colorado Springs, a mother Great Horned Owl and her young owlet peek from their nest on Monday, April 25, 2016. Soon when their tree grows its summer leaves, the mother and her chick will be hidden again. (photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
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The AdAmAn Club set off fireworks from the summit of Pikes Peak to ring in the New Year Friday morning, January 1, 2016. This was a 13 minute exposure. Fireworks
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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. The moon won’t be this close to the earth again until 2034. The moon’s orbit around Earth is slightly elliptical so sometimes it is closer and sometimes it’s farther away. When the moon is full as it makes its closest pass to Earth it is known as a supermoon. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
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Still vividly colored leaves make a carpet on a trail off of Independence Pass on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. photo by Jerilee Bennett,The Gazette
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The sun sets over the mountains near Greeley on Saturday, May 28, 2016. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette
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There's a pot of gold, or gold Aspens, under an rainbow at the Continental Divide on Independence Pass on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2016. photo by Jerilee Bennett,The Gazette
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Laura Kottlowski skates on the ice of 10,900-foot Sky Pond in Rocky Mountain National Park Sunday, March 13, 2016. Kottowski hiked the nine miles to the alpine lake to figure skate on the glass-like ice. Kottlowski says skating on the high alpine lakes can be like first tracks on a powder day at a ski area. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
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A hot air balloon floats quielty past Pikes Peak Monday morning. Good weather held for the weekend allowing for launches on all three mornings of the holiday weekend as well as two balloon glows on Saturday and Sunday evenings. photo by
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Moonlight illuminates Pikes Peak and charred trees in the Waldo Canyon Fire burn area as fireworks explode over the peak at midnight New Years Eve 2014. The four minute time exposure was taken from Rampart Range Road. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
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A herd of frost-covered pronghorn jump through a frozen field off Woodman Road Friday, January 9, 2015 as icy weather descended on the Pikes Peak region. Temperatures are expected to return to the 40s and 50s for the weekend. Gazette photos can be purchased by visiting www.bit.ly/gazettephotos. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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Leslie McWilliams of Colorado Springs skies off 12,441-foot Copper Peak Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, at Copper Mountain after five inches fell the night before at the Summit County resort. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
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A grass fire that burned a building and many acres started after a jeep caught fire on Calhan Highway near Highway 94 Friday, February 6, 2015. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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A full moon rises over West Uintah Street Thursday, March 5, 2015. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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Aspen leaves float in a stream near St. Elmo as the aspen begin to change colors Wednesday, September 17, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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Mello Memories therapeutic miniature horse D'Lyte sports a pair of children's sneakers before working with Amy Verkamp, 16, who has cerebral palsy, and her occupational therapist at the Black Forest based non-profit Wednesday, September 24, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
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A lunar eclipse dips down behind the Wheeler Town Clock in Manitou Springs, Colo. early Wednesday, October 8, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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A horse grazes in a field off Hwy 24 just east of Falcon, Colorado at sunrise Monday, October 13, 2014. Weather in Colorado Springs is expected to stay mostly clear through the weekend, with a high in the mid 70's Wednesday and mid 60's for the rest of the week. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
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Stars appear to swirl in the sky in this three-hour-long multiple exposure at the Paint Mines Interpretive Park near Calhan, Colorado October 22, 2014. With the camera on a tripod, a total of 24 exposures, each 8 minutes long, were taken over a three hour period on a clear, moonless night. The photos were then combined into one image. During some of the exposures a household flashlight was used to "paint" the rock formations with light. As the earth rotates, Polaris, the North Star, remains fixed in place as other stars appear to spin around it. Each individual exposure was ISO 250, f5.6 for 8 minutes. The El Paso County park that contains the Paint Mines is open daily and is free and open to the public. It offers unique, fragile formations and gulches in various hues of clay. See Thursday's Out There section for a list of several things to do outdoors this weekend when temperatures are expected to be near 80 degrees. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
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Cindy Geiman of Pueblo, left, and Stacy Knutzen of Woodland Park hike the new Iron Mountain Trail in Manitou Springs Tuesday, Oct. 21. 2014, on a warm fall day. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
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Manitou Bindu's Kat Tudor, center, leads students through a yoga class Thursday, Dec. 04, 2014, under one of Collin Parson's works in the Continuance exhibition at the Fine Arts Center in Colorado Springs. The show featuring the work of Collin and his father, Charles Parson, runs through Feb. 15, 2015. Yoga classes continue until the end of the exhibit with a classs 9 a.m. every Monday and one every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Meditation and Music with be offered every Sunday at 2 p.m. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
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Geese perch on a leg at the edge of the ice on Pikeview Reservoir Thursday, December 4, 2014. Sunny skies and highs in or near the 50s are expected through the weekend. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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Ember, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's new baby Bornean orangutan, hangs on to the face of her mother, 18-year-old Hadiah, Thursday, December 11, 2014. Ember, whose name was announced Tuesday, was born on October 29 at the zoo. Her name means bucket in Indonesian and Malaysian, an allusion to the way keepers reintroduced the baby to her mother after caring for them separately for a time. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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A double exposure of the city of Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak May 17, 2009. Mark Reis, The Gazette
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The Air Force Thunderbirds practiced in the skies above The United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in preparation for Thursday's Air Force Academy Graduation. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
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Pikes Peak and the Waldo Canyon burn scar form a backdrop as the Air Force Thunderbirds practice in the skies above The United States Air Force Academy Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in preparation for Thursday's Air Force Academy Graduation. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
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A hiker treks up the face of High Dune on the way to the summit near sunset in the Great Sand Dunes National Park Sunday, March 31, 2013. The National Park, which is home to the tallest dunes in North America, sits at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains about 45 minutes Northeast of Alamosa. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette
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A mountain biker races through the rolling turns on Joe's Ridge Sunday, March 31, 2013, in the Bookcliffs/18 Road area north of Fruita. Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
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Snow flies as baby Great Horned Owls peer from their nest in the Mountain Shadows area Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Hundreds of people have been stopping to view the owlets at the corner of Centennial Boulevard and Flying W Ranch Road but Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Michael Seraphin is cautioning viewers to keep their distance. "The parents can be protective of the nest and may dive-bomb pedestrians," he said. The tree is adjacent to the parking lot of a Walgreens and store employees there are also concerned about activity around the nest and are suggesting viewers not get closer than 100 feet to the owlets. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
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Three baby flammulated owls sit on the leg of Colorado College Flammulated Owl Project researcher Ross Calhoun as he prepares to weigh them in the Manitou Experimental Forest Sunday, July 7, 2013. Project leader and CC professor Brian Linkhart has been working with the flammulated owl for the past 33 years in an attempt to better understand the threatened species. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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A rainbow hangs in the evening sky above downtown Colorado Springs Saturday, July 6, 2013. Light afternoon showers this week have given relief to lawns all over the Pikes Peak region. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
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Fallen aspen leaves lie on the frozen ground on Kebler Pass west of Crested Butte Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
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Dave Jackson closes a mailbox with his foot after delivering the mail to a home surrounded on three sides by a flooded Cheyenne Creek Friday, September 13, 2013. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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Canada Geese take off from the surface of Prospect Lake at sunset Monday, December 2, 2013. Bitter cold and snow expected for our region on Wednesday might convince the geese to move on. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
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The Maroon Bells on Sunday, September 25, 2016. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette
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