More Stephanie Earls Articles

  • The big game offers stage for ancient numbering system

    Updated: Sun, Feb 2, 2014

    The Big Apple is celebrating the Super Bowl, at MetLife Stadium in nearby East Rutherford, N.J., with an outdoor display of giant Roman numerals set up to wow (and possibly confuse) visitors traveling in for the big game. The 20-foot XLVIII is set up near Times Square, between XLII and...

  • Powder or pigskin in Colorado? Choices, choices

    Updated: Fri, Jan 31, 2014

    In the ski industry, powder has power. For the die-hard skier or rider, powder beats out Thanksgiving, Christmas and the Super Bowl. Such "off-day" skiing can bring boons such as special deals, blissfully short lines and wide-open slopes. "Days like Super Bowl Sunday are actually...

  • Sud Sisters: Super Bowl brew picks

    Updated: Wed, Jan 29, 2014

    When beer calls, we drink. Sud Sisters, a new beer column and blog, officially debuts Feb. 26 in the Food section and at gazette.com. With the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl, though, we figured why wait? Our beer skills are needed now. Plus, if you don't like our personal...

  • Mile High fashion: A colorful evolution of Broncos uniforms

    Updated: Mon, Jan 27, 2014

    Aside from serving as mutual dating pools, fashion runways and the gridiron have little in common - or so it might seem. Former Denver Broncos running back Terrell Davis put it like this: "It was the uniforms. That's how we won those Super Bowls," said Davis, who led the team to...

  • Monarch Mountain offers ski discounts to groups of 10 or more

    Published: Thu, Jan 23, 2014

    Monarch Mountain knows how difficult it is to coordinate a multiperson outing. That's especially true when you're working with a crowd large enough to qualify for special discounts, which ski areas and resorts traditionally only offer to groups of 20 or more. After noticing a drop in...

  • 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...

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