More Stephanie Earls Articles

  • To avoid extra holiday pounds, don't just 'let holidays happen'

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    Question: How much weight does the average American gain over the holidays? Answer: a. dress size; b. 5-7 pounds; c. less than 2 pounds. Despite what you might have heard, read or suspected, the answer is c. The average person gains about 2.2 pounds per year, and while the majority...

  • Colorado Springs brewer apologizes for Twitter brewhaha

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    What is said in 140 characters or less often requires a whole lot more to adjust or unsay, if such a thing is even possible in an age of digital eternity. Still, Jason Yester would like to try. Trinity Brewing Co.'s founding brewer ignited a minibrewhaha on social media last week...

  • Coats 4 Canines helps care for pets of the homeless

    Updated: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    About a year ago, Vicki Gramm and her husband stopped by the Kmart on Nevada Avenue to buy office supplies to donate to a nonprofit animal rescue group. On her way into the store, Gramm noticed a man and two large-breed dogs hunkered down in the bitter cold. "You could tell he was...

  • More Americans undertake pilgrimages in search of active faith relationship

    Updated: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    Wayne Kwan's life advice to his son, Brian, was simple: Never do drugs or become a lawyer. Travel, if that's what you want. Find your bliss. "I think for a lot of parents, the temptation is to live vicariously through their children. My dad just wanted to see me happy," said Brian...

  • Colorado Springs brewery caught in social media tiff; would it really leave town?

    Updated: Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    Beer is to blame for many a tiff, but usually only after it’s been consumed in great quantities. Something of a (sober) beer brawl broke out on social media Wednesday after Focus on the Beer published the results of its 2014 Best of Beer contest. Awhile back, the Colorado Springs...

  • ¡Mayday! and Murs bring collaboration tour to Colorado Springs

    Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    7 p.m. Friday, The Black Sheep, 2106 E. Platte Ave., $20-22; 227-7625, When veteran L.A. rapper Murs joined Miami hip-hop group ¡Mayday! for a track on the band's 2012 album, "Take Me to Your Leader," the musical chemistry was undeniable - for the artists and for...

  • Colorado Springs theater group opens in new space with 'Rhinoceros'

    Published: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    It is perhaps fitting that Theatre 'd Art's first performance in its new space at Cottonwood Center for the Arts is Eugene Ionesco's play, "Rhinoceros," a tale about transformation - and pachyderms. "It deals with the nature of conformity and what it means to change into something...

  • Holiday travel: Flying home could mean dreaded middle seat

    Updated: Sun, Dec 7, 2014

    To travel is better than to arrive, as the old saw goes. True, perhaps, except when you're heading home for the holidays - by plane. Like many people, I do most of my traveling this time of year - have for the past two decades. Though my itinerant lifestyle as a reporter has carried...

  • SudSisters: Hot peppers, beer provide mouth-burning lesson in pairings

    Updated: Wed, Dec 3, 2014

    "You look like you need this," says a nice man in a yellow volunteer T-shirt, noticing that my face has melted into a briney puddle on the table. "That obvious?" I ask, through a veil of capsaicin-induced tears, as the man refills my tiny beer. The slight exhale required for speech...

  • Functional orthodontics can address issues earlier in childhood

    Published: Wed, Dec 3, 2014

    Before she met Dr. Ken Gasper, there were times Deanna Smiley didn't feel up to her surname. "There was too much in my mouth for my mouth to handle a nice smile," said Smiley, of Colorado Springs. "I was to a point where I didn't want to smile because of my teeth." She'd had her...