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Updated: July 23, 2021 @ 2:30 pm
The Gazette photo staff captured the fireworks in Colorado Springs to the wildflowers in Crested Butte.
The first ever 4th of July fireworks were held at Switchbacks new Weidner Stadium in downtown. After the game, fans were invited to sit on the first and watch the fireworks. As an extra bonus, the Switchbacks defeated the Real Monarchs 3-1. (The Gazette, Jerilee Bennett)
Strawberry Shortcake milkshake at Brakeman’s Burgers, Brews and Shakes. (The Gazette, Chancey Bush)
Ryan Sanchez of Kiewit Construction polishes the hand rails on the new pedestrian bridge between America the Beautiful Park and the U.S. Olympic & Paraylmpic Museum on Monday, June 28, 2021, as crews finish the detail work before the opening Thursday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Manuel Pineda of Finsterwald Irrigation & Landscaping Service trims the bushes outside the 5Star Bank office in downtown Colorado Springs on a cool summer Monday morning. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Law enforcement and first responders pay their respects to slain Arvada police officer Gordon Beesley during a funeral procession in Lafayette, Colo., on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. A funeral was held at the Flatirons Community Church for officer Beesley, who was a 19-year veteran of the Arvada Police Department. Officer Beesley was killed by a gunman in Olde Town Arvada plaza on June 21, 2021. (The Gazette, Chancey Bush )
Tim and Carolyn Hull walk with their granddaughter, Lily, 5, along the Big Thompson River Walk on Tuesday, June 29 in Estes Park. The Gazette, Katie Klann)
Hundreds gather for the ribbon cutting Wednesday, June 30, 2021, to celebrate the reopening of the Broadmoor Manitou & Pikes Peak Cog Railway. (The Gazette, Jerilee Bennett)
Silver lupine bloom in a field near the Deer Creek trailhead, with Gothic Mountain in the background, last week outside Crested Butte. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The Ramagli family uses the new cement walkway and hand rails at Helen Hunt Falls after an afternoon shower on Thursday, July 1, 2021. North Cheyenne Canon has been closed to traffic while improvements have been made along the road. (The Gazette, Jerilee Bennett)
Alison Scott, 6, holds hands with her great-grandmother, Judith Leatherbury, as they view memorials July 2 at the Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs. Evergreen Cemetery was deeded by city founder Brig. Gen. William Jackson Palmer to the city of Colorado Springs in 1875-76. More than 90,000 people are buried at the cemetery that spans 220 acres. (The Gazette, Chancey Bush)
Utah State University graduate student Valerie Martin, left, and her advisor Assistant professor Robert Schaeffer work among the Corydalis caseana or “Bradegee’s fumewort” in the Washington Gulch area outside Crested Butte Wednesday, June 30, 2021. Martin is spending the summer at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Gothic, Colo., and is working on her doctoral dissertation studying the effects of nectar robbers such as short-tongued bumblebees on the pollination on the flowers. Nectar robbers eat through hole bitten in the flower rather than the main opening therefore not touching the flowers reproduction system. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Izzi and Gerty wave to the crowd as they ride Paige the elephant during the royal parade at opening day of the 2021 Colorado Renaissance Festival in Larkspur, Colo., on July 3, 2021. The festival is back for their 44th season after being postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic last year. The Renaissance Festival is open for eight themed weekends, Saturdays and Sundays, through Aug. 22 in Larkspur, 650 W. Perry Park Ave. 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (The Gazette, Chancey Bush)