Best of October

Chicken Croquets cook on an old stove in the Orchard House during the Harvest Festival at Rock Ledge Ranch on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017.
Becca Sickbert, eyeball, and Holly Dempsey, panda, raise their arms during yoga before the Waldo Waldo 5k through downtown Colorado Springs to raise money for the Waldo Canyon restoration on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. Sickbert and Dempsey work for Elope, the presenting sponsor of the race.
David Moon and Jessica Mancini dance along the main floor at Stargazers Theater during the Swinging’ with the Stars on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017. After the final song the main floor was opened for social dancing.
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Steve Denney, in the car, steers his lexus while a tow truck driver and police officer push it out from under the Hummer that drove over it in the intersection of Colorado Ave. and Weber St. on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. No one was hurt in the accident.
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Corporal Matt Sanchez gives Amp her toy after completing a search of a locker room in Fountain Middle School in Fountain, Colo. Photographed on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. Amp is trained using her toy as positive reinforcement.
Maree Elmore watches as members of the American Legion and Colorado Patriot Guard Riders file past American flags during a memorial for her boyfriend, Chris Roybal, in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. Roybal, a general manager of Crunch Fitness in Colorado Springs, was a victim of the Las Vegas massacre.
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David Ivey, right, hugs his guide Roger Stewart after lunch the Veterans Stand Down in the Colorado Springs City Auditorium on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. All the veterans attending the Stand Down were given an active serviceman or a volunteering veteran as a guide through the process; once they were done Stewart gave Ivey a few dollars to help out.
Officers stand to raise and arch of sabers as Tessa Thomas, center, and Naval Petty Officer 3rd class Colin Thomas, seated, prepare to leave the altar at the New Life Church on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Colin suffers from stage 4 pancreatic cancer which forced him from the Navy, and prompted a renewal of the couple’s vows.
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A soldier opens the doors to the William “Bill” Reed Special Events Center to admit members of the 3rd Armored Brigade for their homecoming in Fort Carson, Colo. on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017.
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Glenn Ryan unplugs the tractor to unload a delivery of hay at AG Ranch in Bailey, Colo. on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017.