More Stephanie Earls Articles

  • Colorado organ donors reportedly save 400 lives each year

    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    Kate Gallagher was a graduate of Air Academy High School, engaged to be married and studying early childhood development at Pikes Peak Community College. She had a special way with children, who seemed magically drawn to her - the one grownup in the room who, kids could tell, would be...

  • Vampire season is alive and undead on television

    Published: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    After seven sexy seasons of suckage, the HBO series "True Blood" wrapped on Aug. 24 with a series finale that tied-off dangling plot lines and bid a fond farewell to Sookie Stackhouse and her surviving Bon Temps buddies. More than 4 million viewers tuned in for the final episode,...

  • November expo to focus on making a successful aging transition

    Published: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    Preparing for the emotional, physical and lifestyle changes that the senior years bring can help ease transitions for those entering retirement as well as their loved ones. To help the community plan for this eventuality, The Gazette will host a one-day Successful Aging Expo on Nov. 1...

  • Backcountry safety starts with 10 essential items

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    A hike in the backcountry - whether a few hours' jaunt or a series of overnighters - always should begin with thorough research of the trail system and a check of the weather, said Teresa Burgess of El Paso County Search and Rescue. The physical gear you carry should always include...

  • Girl Scouts help save teen boys on Pikes Peak

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Teens Rebecca Clark, Jordan Wilson and Tristina Altman began preparing for their Aug. 23 hike to the summit of Pikes Peak long before the first step. As Girl Scouts, they knew never to take nature - especially Colorado nature, at altitude - for granted. Weather on high is stormy and...

  • Think you know Pikes Peak region history? Meet Blanche Burton and Laura Belle McDaniel

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    What: Summer Speaker Series, "Think You Know History," with Blanche Burton and Laura Belle McDaniel (portrayed by actors Dianne Hartshorn and Diana Hall) Blanche Burton Connection to Colorado Springs: A savvy businesswoman, Burton was the first madam to set up shop in the all-male...

  • Area hops picking parties put fingers, elbows to work

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    He grew it and they’ll brew it, but first you get to pick it — fresh-from-the-bine hops, that is. In the run-up to the “Top Hop” fresh hop beer contest, a central feature of the Sept. 20 Bines & Brews Hopfest in Monument, Rick Squires of The Twisted Bine hop farm is...

  • 'Love for Luna Day' to help recovering Colorado Springs baby

    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    When Colorado Springs Dutch Bros. franchise owner Travis Pickern learned that two regular customers were struggling after their daughter was born with a severe heart defect, the emotional story hit home. Six years ago, Travis and Rita Pickern's youngest son was born with a heart...

  • Colorado Springs man part of project aiding Haitian children

    Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    The Spirit Airlines red-eye from Denver to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, connects through Miami, one of the richest cities in the world, and two hours later touches down in one of its poorest. "If you want to help people, there's an opportunity and you don't have to go to Africa or New...

  • Pro Challenge cycling race turns downtown Colorado Springs into one big party

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    ueen said it best: "I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle." Colorado Springs said it big, with a grand downtown celebration, vendor tent city and - by the time Italian road racer Elia Viviani charged over the finish line about 3:30 p.m. - a crowd of thousands. Unlike most...

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