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Stephanie Earls


A view of the Antlers Hotel in the early 1900s. Carl Matthews Photograph Collection, courtesy of Pikes Peak Library District, 005-1984. The Antlers opened in June 1883. The Antlers was destroyed by fire in 1898, rebuilt and reopened in 1901. It then remained in operation until 1964, when it was torn down and rebuilt, reopening on March 20, 1967
Clayton "Cole" Cole carries a portrait of his brother, Lee Cole, as he hikes into the Strawberry Hill area Friday, June 1, 2018, to the spot where his brother posted a Facebook Live video before comitting suicide by jumping off a cliff. Lee Cole, 39, was an Army National Guard veteran who was struggling with depression, PTSD, and chronic pain he'd suffered after a training accident before being deployed. His body was found April 25, 2018, by a stranger who'd seen the Facebook post and headed out to find him. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A rotating tap of 25 beers grace the bar at Mike and Amanda Bristol's Bristol Brewing Company as the business approaches 20 years in business. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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Last week the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau released the second incarnation of its Crafts and Drafts Passport, the evolved and expanded version of an initiative launched in 2017 to highlight the area's rich craft food and beverage scene. (The Gazette file)
More than 75 percent of the nation's craft beer brands now feature the Brewers Association's "independent craft brewer" seal on their labels. Photo courtesy of the BA.
Colton Emick shops for hats Friday morning at Lids in Aurora. Emick lost his voluminous hat collection April 17 when his family's home burned down in the 117 fire. Lids donated a $1,000 hat shopping spree after Emick's sister-in-law reached out to the company. Courtesy photo.
The Pilgrimage of Pints challenges drinkers to visit at least participating area breweries and sample their "ancient-style" beers. Sample at least 10 Pimgrimage beers (and get the stickers to prove it) and earn half-off a general admission ticket to the Feast of St. Arnold beer festival, June 9, at Chapel of Our Saviour in the cit's Broadmoor area.
Manitou Springs artist, healer and yoga teacher Kat Tudor will lead a Yogic Spiral -- such as this one, from a gathering at Colorado College -- during Love Yoga, 4 p.m. Thursday at Mansions Park in Manitou Springs. The class is part of the 12-day Manitou Chooses Love initiative, a series of free and ticketed events celebrating love and reunification. Courtesy photo.