Gazettes photographers cover move-in day at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs to the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon.
Joseph Gray, 37, from Colorado Springs, nears the finish at the summit of Pikes Peak during the Pikes Peak Ascent on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021. Gray took first place with a time of 2 hours, 12 minutes and 7 seconds. The 13.3-mile Pikes Peak Ascent begins in front of the City Hall in Manitou Springs and continues up Barr Trail with an elevation gain of 7,800 feet to the summit of America's Mountain at 14,115 feet. Racers were challenged by the 30 degree weather, high winds and poor visibility once above tree line and to the summit. (The Gazette, Chancey Bush)
Visitors play Aug. 9 on the reservoir at Navajo State Park southwestern Colorado. The reservoir, which is Colorado’s answer to Lake Powell, extends 20 miles south into New Mexico. The dam was completed in 1962, and the state park opened two years later. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Jared Page, center, president of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, helps incoming freshmen move into their dorms at the Summit Village, with the help of the fraternity brothers, at UCCS in Colorado Springs in
Members of the color landscaping crew at the Broadmoor Hotel work the flower beds in a roundabout in front of Bartolin Hall, an expansion to the Broadmoor Hall, built to better accommodate large conventions like the Space Symposium on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. The hall will be used for the first time next week by the Space Foundation 36th Space Symposium. The symposium was postponed from last Spring to this Summer because of COVID. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Amanda Brodeur, left, from Washington, D.C., and Lauren Armstrong, from Lakewood, enjoy the view 1,500 feet above the Cirque on Pikes Peak while climbing to the summit of the 14,115-foot mountain Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. Brodeur lived in Colorado Springs until earlier this year and returned to race in the Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday. She ran the marathon last year. The Ascent was canceled because of COVID-19. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Maj. Gen. Matthew McFarlane, far right, transfers command of the 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson to Maj. Gen. David Hodne, left, during the change-of-command ceremony at Founders Field at Fort Carson on Thursday , Aug. 19, 2021. (The Gazette, Chancey Bush)
Three-year-old Hans Thomson, jumps into his mom's arms for a big hug after she won the women's Pikes Peak Marathon. Stevie Kremer, a graduate of Colorado College, now lives in Crested Butte. Kremer also won the marathon in 2013. (The Gazette, Jerilee Bennett)
Chris Williams works on the Lockheed Martin display for the 36th Space Symposium Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, inside The Broadmoor’s new Bartolin Hall. The symposium begins Monday. Bartolin Hall was finished in March 2020, but the hall never got a chance to host the event last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Broncos have lost four straight after a 17-14 loss to the Cleveland Browns Thursday night.