More Stephanie Earls Articles

  • GalaxyFest returns to Colorado Springs: 'Think of Comic-Con but a whole lot more'

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    10 a.m. Friday-11:30 p.m. Sunday, Antlers Hilton, 4 S. Cascade Ave.; $25-50; Say you got ahold of the teleporting machine from the movie "The Fly" and filled it with every genre convention you could think of - comics, anime, steampunk, sci-fi, etc. Fire it up, and...

  • Colorado Springs artist creates family-friendly superheroes

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    Jason Meents grew up loving comic books and newspaper comic strips - and never minding the genre was "for kids." A kid he was. "I'd get the newspaper every day and was excited for Sunday because they were bigger and in color," said Meents, 35, who as a boy in Chicago kept binders...

  • SudSisters: Storybook Brewing champions beer, books in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    With beer names such as Java Dragon Porter, Roasted Ogre and Gnomish Beer Goggles, Storybook Brewing seems like a natural for the Ren-fest circuit. It could have been Kilhaven, the name owner and brewer Pete Kilman initially favored for his brewery, which opened in November in...

  • Autism expert Temple Grandin to speak in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    Childhood isn't exactly a serene time, especially at its best. Consider the traditional highlight activities - parades, circuses, even a visit with Santa at the mall - and then consider the sensory workout: the heart-jarring peal of a firetruck horn, the sharp smell of hay, the...

  • Colorado Springs-based ministry names international president

    Updated: Sun, Feb 22, 2015

    Kenya native Mutua Mahiaini was named international president and general director for The Navigators, a global Christian disciple ministry based in Colorado Springs. Before joining the international executive team as vice president in 2011, he spent 30 years working with the...

  • Top 5 Netflix options on a snowy weekend indoors

    Updated: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    When a world-ending snowstorm looms, the wise plan ahead. You know: shovel, salt, streaming movie queue. Here are a few options, snow-themed and not, available on Netflix for those not heading hill-ward: “The Honorable Woman” (2014): Maggie Gyllenhaal won a 2015 Golden Globe for...

  • Cash'd Out channels the Man In Black; weekend show set for Colorado Springs

    Updated: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    8 p.m. Saturday, Stargazers Theatre & Event Center, 10 S. Parkside Drive.; $15/20; or 476-2200 There are tribute bands that play bars and bar mitzvahs, and there are tribute bands like Cash'd Out. Since forming a decade ago, the California-based quintet helmed by...

  • Firkins to rendezvous at Bristol Brewing in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    More satisfying than pi (and, sadly, less infinite), a firkin to the fifth decimal place equals 40.91482 liters of beer — and not just any olde beer. Brews produced by barrel or cask conditioning are naturally carbonated by the resident yeast and ingredients and are said to resemble...

  • Tail-wagging beagle best in show at Westminster; Colorado Springs dog wins 2 categories

    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    An Old English Sheepdog from Colorado Springs came a few whiskers shy - again - of winning best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, which concluded its 139th year Tuesday at Madison Square Garden in New York City. After winning best in breed and then best in herding...

  • Pikes Peak pooch competes at Westminster

    Updated: Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    Gordy and Smooch came from a big family, great even by Great Dane standards, with nine siblings. Of all the litter born that November day at Janene Borini's Calhan farm, puppies number two and four had a special connection. "Gordy and Smooch were really close. They really bonded....