More Stephanie Earls Articles

  • 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...

  • After year-long search, pastor tapped to lead Woodmen Valley Chapel

    Updated: Sun, Oct 5, 2014

    After a nine-month, nationwide search that included an initial candidate pool of more than 1,000, the congregations of Woodmen Valley Chapel in Colorado Springs is officially welcoming Joshua Lindstrom as lead pastor of teaching and worship. A series of weekend installation services...

  • Colorado Springs brewery takes medal at Great American Beer Festival

    Updated: Sat, Oct 4, 2014

    DENVER - Despite the party atmosphere, The Great American Beer Festival in Denver - North America's premier annual gathering for brewers and beer fans - is first and foremost a beer geek thing. "This is a little different than an outdoor summer beer fest. It's not just about drinking...

  • Great American Beer Fest survival tip: Have a beer plan, stick to it

    Updated: Sat, Oct 4, 2014

    The Great American Beer Festival wraps up tonight with an evening session that, according to those who’ve experienced it, tends to be the most enthusiastic (raucous?) and crowded of the three-day fest. Here are a few survival tips from beer insiders: Mike Bristol, of Bristol...

  • 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...