BC-CO--Colorado Member Exchange Digest, CO
This week’s Colorado AP Member Exchange package. Please refer to national wire digests for other enterprise.
GREELEY — Kelly Cook has been teaching in Greeley for 16 years and feels she’s always been an ally for her students. But Cook recently realized she hasn’t been doing enough. Last summer, Cook went to a seminar run by two women at the University of Colorado Boulder: A Queer Endeavor. By Emily Wenger, Greeley Tribune.
DENVER — When Joe Laurienti talks about his team designing a rocket engine in a rented attic in the early days of his aerospace company, it brings to mind stories about Silicon Valley’s high-tech companies that started as projects in somebody’s garage. Laurienti’s story about his company, Lafayette-based Ursa Major Technologies, might one day be part of industry lore if Colorado becomes known as “Aerospace Alley.” By Judith Kohler, The Denver Post.
COPING WITH SUICIDE
GRAND JUNCTION — It’s been 12½ years since Gretchen McGeeney lost her sweet son, Landon, to suicide just a few weeks shy of his 22nd birthday. Even now, there are still bad days, she said. By Amy Hamilton, The Daily Sentinel.
DENVER — Making money was never a mystery for Reyn Aubrey. The son of an entrepreneur and a freelance writer, he spent his high school years in Hawaii dabbling in several business ventures that brought in a nice income, at least for a 17-year-old, but also delivered a personal epiphany: Profit alone seemed like a boring pursuit. Aubrey decided to think bigger, and he came up with an idea that melded capitalism and altruism into PocketChange, a company he envisions changing the world — as little as 25 cents at a time. The concept began with his observation that the traditional fundraising model hasn’t kept pace with internet technology. It’s broken. By Kevin Simpson, Colorado Sun.