More Stephanie Earls Articles

  • Easter reflections from the Springs

    Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Coined by author J.R.R. Tolkien, a "eucatastrophe" is a sudden plot twist near a story's close that saves the characters from certain doom, making way for a happy ending. A devout Catholic, Tolkien saw the story of Jesus as a perfect example of a eucatastrophic tale, a story of good...

  • Coalition of Colorado faith leaders steps up to support same-sex marriage equality

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    The day before oral arguments began Thursday in an Oklahoma same-sex marriage lawsuit, a coalition of 215 faith leaders - including representatives from Colorado Springs - spoke up in support of marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples. The announcement Wednesday by the group,...

  • Revelry on the rooftop at Coors Field

    Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Denver - One thing's for sure, you can't beat the scenery from The Rooftop at Coors Field. The Front Range, the Denver skyline. And of course there's baseball, if you're into that sort of thing. "I've got a great view of the action," said Leonard Eilers, a retiree from Aurora who...

  • Deacons with local ties to be ordained at Notre Dame

    Published: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Two deacons of the Congregation of Holy Cross, United States Province of Priests and Brothers who served in the Colorado Springs area will be ordained to the priesthood April 26 at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. The Revs. Adam D.P....

  • Manitou artist carves tree stumps into story-rich tableaus

    Updated: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    Craftspeople have been chopping down and fashioning dead trees into beautiful things since they got the hang of opposable thumbs. Manitou Springs artist and chainsaw carver David Gonzales turns dead trees into art right where they stand, and in doing so honors the stories and native...

  • One in 4 asthma patients refered to Denver hospital didn't have asthma

    Published: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    It's estimated that one in 12 Americans suffers from some form of asthma, a chronic but reversible lung disease that causes inflammation and constriction of the airways. A person suffering an asthma attack might wheeze and cough, struggle for breath and feel a tightening in the chest....

  • Springs teen creates winning design for Colorado Avalanche helmet

    Updated: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    As a young child, Justin Cox hoped to one day play ice hockey like his hero, NHL goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere. As his artistic skills matured, so did his dreams. The ice, however, remained his main inspiration. When the Palmer High School senior saw a notice seeking entries for...

  • Colorado Springs therapy dogs board buses for on-the-road training

    Updated: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    Travel is a big part of the job for Go Team Therapy Dogs and their handlers, who during emergencies such as the Black Forest fire are transported by bus to sites where they can provide comfort and distraction to disaster victims and first responders. For therapy duos in training,...

  • Story of stolen wedding gown in Colorado Springs has fairy-tale ending

    Updated: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    Sometimes a dress can restore your faith in humanity. When Kelly Cays' wedding gown was stolen March 14 - along with her 2006 Jeep Liberty - the bride-to-be was understandably forlorn. She had just picked up the dress from Danelle's Bridal Boutique, where it had been on order four...

  • 'A lot of good, black dirt' awaits at community garden

    Published: Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    Are your digs too small - or simply not ideal - for a garden? Consider growing your vegetables away from home in the Charmaine Nymann Community Garden, a nonprofit organic community garden located at Bear Creek Regional Park at 21st and Rio Grande streets. With a history dating to...

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