More Stephanie Earls Articles

  • Little libraries in Colorado Springs serve as real-world hub in a digital age

    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    Judge a Little Free Library solely by its cover and odds are you'll assume it's something else. A birdhouse, say, or a fancy mailbox inspired by Pinterest. Like its much larger brick-and-mortar siblings, though, it is a hub for many worlds - literary and literally. "It's about the...

  • Students explore faith through art at Colorado Springs class

    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    Mary LaBrecque never fancied herself an artist and "doesn't know anything about painting," admittedly. Yet on a Thursday evening in late October, the retired preschool coordinator from Colorado Springs was halfway through a piece that told the story of her life in vibrant sweeps of...

  • Front Range has wealth of winter options, for hill-bound and homebodies

    Published: Sun, Nov 16, 2014

    INDOORS 1. Learn to arm/finger-knit: Spark up a blaze in the fireplace (we'll get to that in a minute) and tune in to a YouTube lesson from Donna Wolfe, aka Naztazia, on creating wearable knit-works without tools. The nine-minute video tutorial is assembled in montages so we see the...

  • Colorado Springs surgeon among first to offer 3-D printed knee implant

    Updated: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    Total knee replacement is major elective surgery. Best-case scenario, it's an hourlong procedure that requires a roughly 10-inch incision above the knee cap. Once the bones are exposed and the patella rotated out of the way, the base of the femur and top of the tibia - the bones of...

  • Downtown Colorado Springs churches to host community hymn sing

    Updated: Sun, Nov 9, 2014

    To celebrate Thanksgiving and the greater faith fellowship, three downtown churches in Colorado Springs will host a progressive Community Hymn Sing, 2-4 p.m. Nov. 22, starting at All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St. Last year's community sing, which served as the seventh...

  • Get a mammogram, get a beer at Pikes Peak Brewing

    Updated: Thu, Nov 6, 2014

    This brew’s a chick thing, for good cause. Each October, as part of the brewery’s breast cancer awareness campaign, the female employees of Pikes Peak Brewing Company in Monument dream up creative beer recipes and then vote on a favorite -- their official “Beer 4 Boobies” -- which...

  • SudSisters: Fossil Brewing aims to make impression on Colorado Springs beer landscape

    Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    The Colorado Springs brewery count increased again on Oct. 24, when Fossil Brewing Co. celebrated the grand opening of its taproom inside the end unit of a commercial strip at 2845 Ore Mill Road, Unit 1. Fossil is the fourth new brewery to open in the Springs area in 2014. It's...

  • Colorado Springs fiber artist branches out - to yard

    Published: Sat, Nov 1, 2014

    First there was the branch, which broke from the tree and became a big stick, which then was dragged to the curb by Baerbel Froehlin's neighbor. Trash day came and went, and the stick remained. Waste Management didn't consider it trash. Neither did Froehlin. A fiber artist and...

  • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo welcomes new arrival

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    Cheyenne Mountain Zoo welcomed its newest resident Wednesday when Hadiah, an 18-year-old Bornean orangutan, gave birth just before midnight. The baby, whose sex is not known, is the second for parents Hadiah and 20-year-old Tujoh. Fewer than 10 orangutans are born each year at...

  • The brain: A wonder-tool for vital aging

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    Doctors long have known that an individual's attitude and outlook on life, whether positive or negative, hopeful or defeatist, can greatly impact their overall health and well-being. In the field of gerontology, the science and study of aging, an understanding of the complicated...