More Stephanie Earls Articles

  • That strip of land between the street and the sidewalk can be beautiful and low maintenance

    Updated: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    They go by many names - parkways, medians, berms - but probably the term that best describes the isolated strip of garden space sandwiched between sidewalk and street? Hellstrip. "It's very hot, there's a lot of foot traffic and there's usually no irrigation," said Pat Sullivan, a...

  • Rain to bring Colorado mosquito baby boom

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Monsoon-like weather this spring and summer could spell something of a mosquito baby boom in the weeks to come, said El Paso County Public Health supervisor Lee Griffen, who’s experienced a recent uptick in calls from citizens concerned about the insects, which can transmit West Nile...

  • That bites: Mosquitoes might be more attracted to you than others

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Do mosquitoes seem to find you particularly tasty? Though scientists aren’t sure why, research supports what many have long suspected: Some people — about 20 percent — are simply more appetizing to the airborne bloodsuckers, now swarming the Front Range in the wake of an unusually...

  • What exactly is a craft beer? It can depend on who you ask

    Updated: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    I was back home in West Virginia for the Fourth of July and made plans to join a friend for drinks at a new-to-me spot, The Mountaineer, in "downtown" Berkeley Springs, a half-mile stretch of main street bounded by two of the town's three stoplights. "Best nonredneck place in town,"...

  • Former Springs teacher and coach pens pooch-inspired book

    Updated: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    In her 33 years as a teacher at Mitchell and Doherty high schools, and an even longer career coaching swimming and running at the high school and college levels, Sandra Allen Badger saw dedication and passion triumph in countless ways, in scholars and in athletes. She learned that...

  • Summer Speaker Series: Buffalo Bill

    Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Summer Speaker Series "Think You Know History" Who: Col. William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody (portrayed by actor Gene Johnson) Connection to Colorado Springs: Big game hunter and consummate showman, "Buffalo Bill" gained fame for his traveling Wild West Shows, which showcased the...

  • VOTE: $500 Gazette photo contest; More than 1,400 submitted

    Updated: Sun, Jul 6, 2014

    What is quintessentially Colorado? Is it Garden of the Gods, Pioneer Days or pub-based running clubs? Is it a secluded alpine meadow far from tourist trails or mule deer in the yard at dawn? Whatever says "Colorado" to you - people, animals, landscapes or you name it - we want to...

  • Who we are: Helen Hunt Jackson

    Updated: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    "Think You Know History" summer speaker series Helen Hunt Jackson (portrayed by actor Doris McCraw of Red Herring Productions) Connection to Colorado Springs: A popular writer, poet and Native American activist, Jackson was a frequent visitor to the Springs, where she met her...

  • Beauty in backdrops: Colorado Springs-area artists' work to be seen on USA Pro Challenge cycling posters

    Updated: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    Artists have long drawn inspiration from the landscape. When Manitou Springs artist David Gonzales set out to design a poster for Stage 5 of the USA Pro Challenge - a seven-day professional cycling race that will play out Aug. 18-24 in the heart of the Rockies - he already had the...

  • Use of smokeless tobacco still tied to 'culture of baseball'

    Published: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    When a malignant tumor was first discovered in his mouth four years ago, Tony Gwynn was convinced it was caused by his use of smokeless tobacco, a habit that reportedly peaked for the Hall of Fame slugger at two tins a day. Throughout his two-decade career with the San Diego Padres,...