More Stephanie Earls Articles

  • 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...

  • 'Soiled Dove' an entrepreneur

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    What: Summer Speaker Series, "Think You Know History," with Pearl de Vere (portrayed by actor Colette Labate) Connection to Colorado Springs: Pearl de Vere was born of a comfortably-appointed Chicago family, but, by her mid-teens, she was working as a prostitute in Denver and then...

  • MLB rankings, in beer-speak

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Washington Post survey ranks teams based on ballpark beer offerings

  • Bike movies and movies with bikes inspire, amuse

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Imagine a scene, one in which we first meet our dashing hero face-to-face as he emerges - unscathed, despite all odds - from dispatching a band of would-be marauders lurking over yonder rise. Our hero sweeps in, oozing tasteful chest hair and testosterone . on his Schwinn. Yeah....