More Stephanie Earls Articles

  • Home is where the hearth is: Cozy up to a fireplace

    Published: Sat, Oct 4, 2014

    Just as porches and patios are warm-weather hubs, when temperatures drop and dusk comes early, focus turns inward to the fireplace, the historical heart of the home in concept as well as construction. Though rarely used as a main, sole heat source in modern times, roughly 60 percent...

  • Starbucks tests craft beer-inspired latte, but not in Colorado

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    We know that coffee and beer are two great tastes that, for the most part, taste great together. Some of our favorite seasonal beers are porters and stouts infused with smoky coffee elements, in fact. Yum. Coffee-flavored beer is one thing, but beer-flavored coffee? Based on our...

  • Beers ease fears at Haunted Brew Fest

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    Relax: The goal of The Haunted Brew Fest isn’t to startle you into spilling your beer. They’ll leave that to the “real” haunted houses. With 50 breweries from Colorado and beyond pouring samples of 140 different beers, the Halloween-themed festival, 1-6 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Colorado...

  • Watch: Colorado Springs group researches, re-enacts medieval English combat arts

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    In a few centuries, when reruns of "Game of Thrones" and "Lord of the Rings" spark an obsession with medieval English swordplay on campuses galaxy-wide, fans won't have to look far for a playbook. Those lucky future geeks will be able to turn to the compendiums of The Black Falcon...

  • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo wins prestigious award for exhibit

    Updated: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    Cheyenne Mountain Zoo received top design honors from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums for its Encounter Africa exhibit, a 
$13.5 million, 10-acre addition that opened in 2013 to showcase elephants, lions, meerkats and black rhinoceros. The prestigious award - bestowed this...

  • Case of NFL star stirs debate over corporal punishment

    Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    In May, when National Football League star Adrian Peterson broke off a tree branch outside his Texas home, stripped it of leaves and gave his 4-year-old a "whooping" after the boy misbehaved, he was using the same kind of discipline he received as a child growing up in East Texas - the...

  • Colorado Springs couple honored for 50 years of parish work

    Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    Edwin and Lea Zorn, longtime parishioners at Sacred Heart Church in Colorado Springs, are among six recipients of the Spirit of Holy Cross Award, bestowed annually by the United States Province of Priests and Brothers to honor the work of Congregation of Holy Cross laypeople in the...

  • This bug's for you, German beers

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    This, from the TMI department: A recent study of 24 German beers revealed the suds contained a host of exotic, unintentional ingredients, from tiny pieces of glass to an almost pristine bug carcass. Researchers say none of the contaminants found are technically harmful to humans,...

  • Fun run and brew fest to benefit Colorado Springs animal welfare group

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Celebrate the last Saturday of summer in a manner summer would applaud — with dogs, a little exercise (for a good cause) and beer — at the 6th annual Pawtoberfest, a 5k fun run and festival at Bear Creek Regional Park in Colorado Springs benefits the Humane Society of the...

  • Brew hues inspire creative design line

    Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    The next time you're out at a bar and someone says, “That beer goes great with your shoes,” they might not be alerting you to a fresh spill. A Spanish creative agency, Txaber, has unveiled a new line of beer packaging and label designs that pairs brew styles with corresponding shades...

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