More Stephanie Earls Articles

  • Christian writer in Colorado Springs speaks against assisted suicide

    Updated: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    This month, Brittany Maynard made headlines upon announcing that she moved from California to Oregon with the express purpose of using the state's Death With Dignity law. Oregon is one of five states where physician-assisted suicide is legal. Maynard, a 29-year-old newlywed, has...

  • Colorado ski season kicks off in style at Arapahoe Basin

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    SUMMIT COUNTY - Colorado's 2014-15 ski and snowboard season officially kicked off 9 a.m. Friday when the first set of riders on the Black Mountain Express high-speed quad chairlift at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area were swept up and deposited atop the mid-mountain run down High Noon trail....

  • Haunted Brew Fest favors booze over boos, but costumes encouraged

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    Relax: The goal of The Haunted Brew Fest isn't to startle you into spilling your beer. It'll leave that to the "real" haunted houses. With 50 breweries from Colorado and beyond pouring samples of 140 beers, the Halloween-themed festival is all about the suds. OK, mostly about the...

  • Colorado Springs woman, 'Extreme Weight Loss' participant, seeks to inspire in cancer fight

    Updated: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    Colorado Springs resident Charita Smith, a participant on Season 4 of ABC's "Extreme Weight Loss," will speak about her life-changing journey as part of the American Cancer Society's 2014 Climb to Conquer Cancer of Colorado Springs, a one-day fundraising and awareness event hosted by...

  • SudSisters: Warm beer not cold comfort

    Updated: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    A German health official sparked something of a furor last year when he intimated that a "bottle of warm beer" could be considered an acceptable and effective treatment for mild, occasional problems such as trouble falling asleep. Our response: Warm beer? Who drinks warm beer? A...

  • 'Karma Hour' at Bristol benefits TESSA of Colorado Springs

    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    We all could use a little good karma. Why not earn those cosmic brownie points while you imbibe at Bristol Brewing’s Karma Hour, a benefit for TESSA of Colorado Springs, 5-9 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 7) at the Bristol Tasting Room at the Ivywild School, 1604 S. Cascade Ave. During the event,...

  • Tough Talks: Don't wait until a crisis to discuss sensitive subjects with aging parents

    Updated: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    Mary Troublefield saw the first, subtle signs in her grandfather almost 20 years ago, when he was driving her cross-country. "I was 19, and he was in his 70s. I called my mom afterward and said something like 'He just doesn't have that reaction time like he should,'" said...

  • Newest 'Drinker's Guide to Colorado' released, with expanded vision

    Updated: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    Free beer! Have we got your attention? Good, because the 8th edition of the “Drinker’s Guide to Colorado”— expanded to a new, guidebook-style format that includes makers of wine and spirits — comes with a book of coupons worth more than $300 in free suds and “other great...

  • We want you: A spooky story in need of an ending

    Updated: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    Gazette reporter Stephanie Earls has written the beginning to a spooky tale. How it ends is up to you. Creative writers in grades 1 through 8 are invited to finish the story, in 250 words or less, for the chance to win Halloween-themed prizes and, for one overall winner, publication of...

  • Battle against lung cancer could be fought, won on molecular level

    Updated: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    Much of what we know about lung cancer - and cancers in general - is the result not of scientific certainty but statistical suggestion and, on occasion, probability. Cancer is a moving target; no truth seems to hold across an entire population. Our best and only defense is to avoid...

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