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Clear skies. Low 51F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.
Updated: September 19, 2021 @ 5:16 pm
The Gazette photographers captured images from Labor Day Lift Off to the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorism attacks last week.
An American flag is brought onto the field for the National Anthem before the start of the Rampart and Liberty High School 4A football game at District 20 Stadium in Colorado Springs on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. The Rampart Rams won the game against the Liberty Lancers by a score of 55-0. (The Gazette, Chancey Bush)
At the leather shop at Chico Basin Ranch, Andrea Parrie works on items to be sold through Ranchlands Mercantile on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021. Ranchlands Mercantile was born out of the necessary repairs and producing on leather equipment for the ranch. The products made for Ranchlands Mercantile are inspired by the leather products being used on the ranch. (The Gazette, Jerilee Bennett)
One of the vultures at the African Rift Valley exhibit at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2021. (The Gazette, Jerilee Bennett)
Vanguard middle schooler Arianna Grizales crosses the finish line Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, during a middle school cross country meet in Monument Valley Park as the high of 96 degrees in Colorado Spring broke the record for Sept. 9. The record was 92 degrees. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Gene Yancey, the father of Mitchell High graduate Kathryn Yancey LaBorie who died on 9/11, places a memorial wreath on a stand Friday during the annual 9/11 memorial ceremony commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, tragedy. The event, held by Mitchell High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, honored the military, firefighters, police officers and civilians who died. That included 1975 graduate LaBorie who was a flight attendant on board United Airlines Flight 175 that was the second airplane to crash into the World Trade Center in New York City. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Manitou Springs senior Parker Salladay (44) reacts to the crowd of elementary school students, teachers and parents lining the street during the Manitou Springs High School homecoming parade through downtown Manitou Springs on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. The Manitou Mustangs varsity football team played the Salida Spartans Friday night during their homecoming game. (The Gazette, Chancey Bush)
For the sixth year in a row, Colorado firefighters and military personnel climbed the 2,768 steps to the top of the Manitou Incline on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in remembrance of the 343 New York Fire Department firefighters and first responders who gave their lives and the nearly 3,000 civilians who died in the 2001 Sept. 11, terrorist attack. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the attacks.(The Gazette, Chancey Bush)
Switchbacks forward Hadji Barry (10) leaps over Rio Grande goalkeeper Tyler Deric (1) during the first half of the Switchbacks FC home game against the Rio Grande Valley FC at Weidner Field in downtown Colorado Springs on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. (The Gazette, Chancey Bush)
Jason McCullough and Shelly Abriss (center front) boogie to the sounds of Mango fan Django on the second stop of the Patty Jewett Porch Fest on Sunday, Sept.12, 2021. Last year, the popular festival was canceled due to Covid, so organizers felt it would be appropriate to have all the concerts on Corona Ave. The crowd went to three different porches where a local band would give a concert. (The Gazette, Jerilee Bennett)
Runners climb a hill on the Dakota Ridge Trail in Matthews/Winter Park outside Golden Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A white-lined sphinx moth or hummingbird moth approaches a flower in a Colorado Springs garden to eat the nectar Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021. The moth is often mistaken for a hummingbird because of the way it hovers and flies like the small bird. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Abigail Kullander gets a ride on the shoulders of her grandfather, Scott Abell, to get the perfect view of the balloons at the Labor Day Lift Off on Monday, Sept. 6, 2021. In the background are character balloons of a lion and a sloth. The balloons were able to launch on all three mornings of the balloon festival. (The Gazette, Jerilee Bennett)