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Stephanie Earls

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Calvin Muzzy, 50, and his wife, Carrie Genette, 37, play with their dogs, Cinnamon and Domino, in their Colorado Springs apartment Thursday, June 29, 2017. The couple moved into their apartment in May. Muzzy had been homeless since 2008 after losing his driver's license because of a DUI. Muzzy said he wouldn't trade their dogs for anything, including winning the lottery. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Trails End Taproom brings the pour-your-own concept, with a bike-themed twist, to Colorado Springs in September. Courtesy image.
"Mystery of the Ballerina Ghost," the first book in Janelle Diller and Lisa Travis' Pack-n-Go series of travel adventure books for young girls, was published a year ago; the fifth title in the series is due out Dec. 1. The series recently won a Gold Medal in the 2014 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards, a national competition that promotes children's literacy.
Donovan Routsis and his wife, Tara, took up homebrewing in the 1990s while stationed in Colorado Springs. The couple, who are both retired Air Force officers, plans to open Black Forest Brewing Co. later this year. Courtesy photo.
In this file photo from December, 2014, Jay John, left, helps Coats 4 Canines founder Vicki Gramm, right, fit his dog, Pepper, into a winter coat at one of the organization's distribution drives for needy and homeless pet owners in Colorado Springs. Founded in 2013, Gramm's nonprofit is in the process of expanding to other states. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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Don Goede in his office Wednesday, June 14, 2017, with "Stella," the dog he took from from a panhandler after he says the man told him "I'm starving the dog to teach it a lesson." Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Unwelcome mats, usually placed at the base of doors or windows, are intended to cause instant pain when a bear steps on them, which works as a passive deterrent, Peterson said. (Courtesy photo)
Fieldhouse Brewing Co. owner Travis Fields is brewing the Blackberry Paws beer to support this year's Empty Stocking Fund. The beer is be released at the 719 Day Brewfest with 100 percent of the brew proceeds going to the cause. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)