More Stephanie Earls Articles

  • Fountain man constructs doghouses to match owner's RVs

    Updated: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    Let's get this out of the way: My Buddy RVs are not for dolls. The miniature campers, modeled after their life-sized counterparts, are strictly for the dogs - and their owners. "This almost became a Barbie RV ... almost," said Bob Ruston, of Fountain, a former heavy line mechanic...

  • Customers get to make the call at Colorado Springs' newest brewery

    Updated: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    When Dave Shaver and two business partners opened Brewer's Republic on Nevada Ave. in 2010, the goal was to give downtown Colorado Springs something it really didn't have at the time - a relaxed, intimate venue with a vast and ever-changing lineup of local and regional craft beers....

  • Rice cake pounding Saturday in Colorado Springs celebrates Japanese New Year

    Updated: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    Those who marked the arrival of 2015 with a pounding head and wasted day can take a mulligan and restart the year right - by pounding rice at a traditional New Year's Mochitsuki celebration, sponsored by the Japan-America Society of Southern Colorado. For more than a decade, the...

  • 'Friends' streaming release is a '90s nostalgia binge

    Updated: Tue, Jan 13, 2015

    On Jan, 1, Netflix released the complete, 10-season run of the hit NBC sitcom "Friends" on its streaming service, opening up a scrunchie-shaped portal in the space-time continuum to an era of big phones, high waistbands and a Smelly Cat. For fans who lived the prime-time phenomenon...

  • More Americans suffer from digital eye strain

    Updated: Tue, Jan 13, 2015

    Remember Mom yelling at you to scoot back from the TV because it would ruin your eyes? In today's device-driven world, policing a child's screen time is a more complex issue. Studies show that children and teens use electronics - cellphones and tablets, TVs and gaming devices - about...

  • Pursuit of dreams is a common theme in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Sun, Jan 11, 2015

    The message at the heart of Paul Gilbertson's life story so far rings a bit like a kitten poster: Follow your dreams and you'll find happiness. For the 58-year-old father of four from Wisconsin, it wasn't so much about pursuing a dream as one dream after another. He biked from Greece...

  • GOCA121 exhibit shows at UCCS aftermath of Fukushima Daiichi in image

    Updated: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    On March 11, 2011, an earthquake-triggered tsunami caused the meltdown of three reactors at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, leading to mass evacuations, environmental contamination and the planet's most devastating nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986. Cleanup of a...

  • Colorado Springs salon founder featured in CBS' 'Undercover Boss'

    Updated: Mon, Jan 5, 2015

    When Gina Rivera, owner of Phenix Salon Suites, got word that her business would be featured on "Undercover Boss," the hit CBS reality series, she was elated - for her husband. "When Jason called me at work to tell me they picked us, I was so excited for him. I said, 'This is...

  • SudSisters: What can be learned from a year of beer?

    Updated: Wed, Dec 31, 2014

    One year ago, a group of intrepid Colorado Springs craft beer fans - many of them friends and long-distance runners - set out to do the implausible: drink a different beer each day for an entire year. We introduced you to a few of the 365 Beers of 2014 members in September, and since...

  • Colorado Springs team's adventure show premieres on PBS

    Updated: Sun, Dec 28, 2014

    For its first series for Rocky Mountain PBS, "Hittin' the Road," the Colorado Springs nonprofit production company Rocky Mountain Adventure Quest set out to do just that - find and feature the region's unique and defining adventures. "We formed our nonprofit to educate and motivate....