Long line, wait expected at Sunday pre-sale of Bristol's Venetucci Pumpkin Ale

By: STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com

It's fall. We know this because we can buy Christmas decorations at the pharmacy and pumpkin beers at the liquor store. In Colorado Springs, home of Bristol Brewing Company's Venetucci Pumpkin Ale, fall means time...

Gazette to host one-day Successful Aging Expo

By: STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com

We navigate toward it from day one, but aging and retirement still can sneak up on us. It's only natural: The practical life changes that come with growing older can be hard to conceptualize and accept in a...

Aspens peaking in Pikes Peak region, leaf-peep now or wait a year

By: STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com

The aspens are so bright, you'll have to wear shades - but act fast.

"In two days, they're probably going to be gone," said Tina Raymond, assistant manager at the Cripple Creek District Museum.


Pikes Pub: Old cronies - like Coors - in a craft beer world

By: Stephanie Earls

Forty years ago, Coors Banquet was the gold standard in American beer, iconic and scarce enough to send Snowman and Bandit on one of moviedom’s greatest car chase capers, hauling a truckload of bootleg brews from...

Celtic Thunder's Emmet Cahill brings solo show to Colorado Springs

By: STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com

Emmet Cahill Live, 8-10 p.m. Monday at Black Box Theater, 1367 Pecan St.

Tickets: $30, $45 with pre-show meet-and-greet; emmetcahilltours.ticketleap.com

Celtic Thunder is accustomed to playing big,...

Featured creatures: Pueblo Zoo expands, adds new exhibit

By: Stephanie Earls stephanie.earls@gazette.com

Pueblo Zoo is an oasis that can be hard to see from 40 minutes to the north in Colorado Springs, home to the nation's only mountainside zoo.

"Cheyenne Mountain is a great zoo and we collaborate, trade ideas...

Pikes Pub: Oktoberfesting

By: Stephanie Earls

The world’s biggest beer blitz and competition is currently underway in Denver, but if record-setting crowds, long queues and limitless beer selections aren’t your brew fest bag (and/or you weren’t able to score...

Colorado Springs celebrates Oktoberfest

By: STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com

4-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Sky Sox Stadium at Security Service Field, 4385 Tutt Blvd.; adult tickets: $12 day, $28 weekend pass; csoktoberfest.com

When John O'Donnell...