More Stephanie Earls Articles

  • Five decades after report by surgeon general, message is clear: Smoking is a killer

    Updated: Tue, Jan 21, 2014

    Fifty years ago, when U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry released the first report definitively linking smoking and lung cancer, the dark cloud over American smokers wasn't a fear of death. In 1963, Americans puffed a then-record 523 billion cigarettes, more or less with impunity. They...

  • When it's Geek vs. Geek in Colorado Springs, trivia isn't trivial

    Updated: Mon, Jan 20, 2014

    Before they teamed up to battle the other brainy hooligans, Hamburger and Frye did not share a plate, or even a table. They were rivals, pure and simple. Hatfield and McCoy. Frazier and Ali. Trivia-slingers staring each other down across a shadowy bar room as the questions flew....

  • Leukemia patient, Broncos DB Tony Carter share more than a name

    Updated: Sun, Jan 19, 2014

    When Carter Gates was 7, he discovered a passion for football. Not just football, but the Denver Broncos. Not just the Broncos, but defensive back Tony Carter. "With his name being Carter and having that on the back of the jersey, he thought it was so cool," said Carter's mom,...

  • Colorado Springs, Denver among nation's driest cities

    Updated: Tue, Jan 14, 2014

    Americans' opinions about humidity often seem relative. A measure of the level of moisture in the air, humidity can have a drastic effect on everything it touches. Dry air can make extreme heat more tolerable - as in "it's a dry heat" - and can benefit those with some respiratory...

  • Gazette contest: Best Broncos gameday recipe wins $250

    Updated: Mon, Jan 13, 2014

    Calling all kitchen quarterbacks: The Broncos are one win from the Super Bowl, so of course we're already thinking about what we'll be snacking on as they take New York by storm. What's your favorite recipe for the Big Game? Is it a dip recipe passed down through generations and...

  • Compassion International building projects aid Haitian children

    Updated: Sun, Jan 12, 2014

    Compassion International, the faith-based Colorado Springs child sponsorship organization, commemorated the four-year anniversary of the devastating 2010 Haitian earthquake Monday with the completion of 10 building projects in the affected region. The buildings, for church partners...

  • Divide man leads photo safaris to Africa

    Updated: Sat, Jan 11, 2014

    "You know you are truly alive when you're living among lions." - Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen), "Out of Africa" In Africa, the night is full of voices. Allan Studer takes a moment to get into character. The sound he makes begins as a low grumble and swells to rhythmic chuffing, like...

  • Girl Gone Wild: Rock climbing on world-class walls southwest of Colorado Springs

    Updated: Thu, Jan 9, 2014

    With a keen eye honed by years spent imagining myself rock climbing, I assess the steep limestone face that my co-worker John Schroyer is ascending and deem it doable. I'm feeding out lengths of rope as Schroyer free climbs, preparing the way for my inaugural climb at a spot off Shelf...

  • Long flight, high prices face families headed to Sochi for Winter Games

    Updated: Mon, Jan 6, 2014

    Four years ago, Jean Anne Schaefer was in Vancouver cheering as her son led Team USA to its first Olympic gold medal in more than 60 years in the four-man bobsled. When Steven Holcomb attempts to re-create the magic next month in Sochi, Russia, it will be without his mom's in-person...

  • Colorado Springs teen's compassion benefits patients

    Updated: Mon, Jan 6, 2014

    As anyone who's written a computer program knows, the most complex-seeming outcome is really only a collection of simple elements - simple prompts, simple acts - that build on one another. Few things seem impossible when you're able to see the world this way. Michael Gohde sees the...

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