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2019 through the lens: the PI’s top photos of the year

New Castle Gardens co-owner Steve Cox checks on a customer order in a shaded greenhouse on the property on Wednesday afternoon.
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The Coal Ridge Titan sideline reacts after beating the Faith Christian Eagles in double overtime in the championship game of the Demon Invitational Tournament at Glenwood Springs High School on January, 29, 2019.
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A bad eagle sits proudly in a tree above the Colorado River in West Glenwood on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019.
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Seven-year-old Eve Biere looks at a spider hanging from the ceiling during her art class held at the Glenwood Springs Community Art Center on the afternoon of Jan. 09, 2019.
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A lone butte juts out from the valley floor in Glenwood Canyon near the Hanging Lake trailhead on February, 22, 2019.
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A yellow train car skeleton reflects in the still water of a puddle after a rain storm sweps through Glenwood Springs on April 30, 2019.
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Hundreds of kids race to grab as many eggs as possible at the easter egg hunt at the New Creation Church in New Castle on April 20, 2019.
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A Battle Mountain Husky gets the run at home during Tuesday’s game at Glenwood Springs High School on April 16, 2019.
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1,700 Ride the Rockies cyclists head south on Colorado Highway133 towards McClure Pass and to Hotchkiss, Colo on the morning of June 13, 2019.
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Members of the audience watch as the Western Slope Memorial Riders leave Rosebud Cemetery during the closing of the 2019 Memorial Day Ceremony on May 27, 2019.
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A woman and child embrace during the 2019 Memorial Day Ceremony on May 27, 2019.
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The Coal Ridge High School graduating class of 2019 react to streams of confetti just before turning their tassels during the commencement ceremony held on May 25, 2019.
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Colorado Mountain College CLETA graduate and new Hayden Police Officer Tague Humenik is greeted by is family after the graduation ceremony at the Spring Valley Campus on May 2, 2019.
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A Cessna aircraft begins its decent into the Glenwood Springs Municipal Airport on Wednesday morning as Mount Sopris looms in the background on June 27, 2019.
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Hikers are caught in a wind storm above the RMR Quarry on Thursday evening during a hike around the quarry with Wilderness Workshop on June 17, 2019.
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Sopris Alpaca Farm Co-owner Kim Wesson says hello to one of the newest members of the neard at the farm located between Silt and New Castle on June 9, 2019.
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A surfer pops up from under the raging waters of the Colorado River at the Glenwood Springs Whitewater Park on June 7, 2019.
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New Castle Gardens co-owner Steve Cox checks on a customer order in a shaded greenhouse on the property on June 7, 2019.
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Tristan Mize from holds on for dear life while taking on the very last bull of the night during the Xtreme Bull Riding event at the 2019 Garfield County Fair and Rodeo on August 1, 2019.
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Avery Mclaren walks her pig back to the pins after the official weigh-in at the Garfield County Fair on July 31, 2019.
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A wood splitting contestant gives it all he’s got during the competition at the 48th Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair on July 28, 2019.
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Barbata does multiple checks on her show chicken Oreo in preperation for the Garfield County Fair at her home in Silt on July 30, 2019.
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Cowboys hang out behind the chutes during the Xtreme Bull Riding event of the 2019 Garfield County Fair on August 1, 2019.
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A cowboy prepares to take off from the chute on his bull during the Xtreme Bull Riding event of the 2019 Garfield County Fair and Rodeo on August 1, 2019.
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Fire crews work to battle a brush fire that broke out along the hillside just south of the Glenwood Springs Airport on August 28, 2019.
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The Coal Ridge Titans prepare to kick for the extra point just before halftime during Friday night’s season opening game against the Olathe Pirates at Coal Ridge High School on August 30, 2019.
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The Coal Ridge Titan captains meet the other team at the center of the field for the coin toss at the start of Friday night’s game against the Olathe Pirates on August 30, 2019.
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The Coal Ridge Titan defense stops the Olathe Pirate from getting the first down during the first half of play on Friday night at Coal Ridge High School on August 30, 2019.
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A kayaker spends the sunny and calm Wednesday evening riding the rapids of the Glenwood Whitewater Park in west Glenwood on September 4, 2019.
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Scenes from the 110th annual Carbondale Potato Day Parade down Main Street on October 5, 2019.
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A young dancers leads the procession during Friday evening’s Dia De Los Muertos festival in downtown Carbondale on November 1, 2019.
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Glenwood Springs Demon German Alvarado jumps and attemps to head the ball into the goal during the first half against the Standley Lake Gators on November 11, 2019.
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Two guys kick a soccer ball back and forth on the tennis courts at Sayre Park on November 22, 2019.
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Jim Sorenson with Shanaroba Farms near Carbondale, Colo tossess seeds into the air while calling to his flock of turkeys on November, 26, 2019.
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A skier makes his way down to the lodge on opening morning at Sunlight Mountain Resort on December 6, 2019.
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A snowboarders rides the toe edge through a cloud of snow on opening morning at Sunlight Mountain Resort on December 6, 2019.
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People swim laps and enjoy the warm waters of the springs at Glenwood Hot Springs Pool while the steam rolls off into the wind on a chilly December 9, 2019.
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A mule deer walks near the river frontage road between New Castle and Silt on December 11, 2019.
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