An Indelible Stain
Jan11

An Indelible Stain

Mike Keefe was born November 6, 1946 in Santa Rosa, California. He had two sisters and a brother. They lived in the San Francisco Bay area until Keefe was in second grade when they moved to St. Louis, MO, where Keefe graduated from Ritenour High School in 1964. His brother died at age two and a half, devastating his mom and forcing his father, Ray Keefe, to find ways to care for her while earning a living. Running out of resources, he...

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Harmony of Science and Faith
Nov23

Harmony of Science and Faith

Throughout his career, Ken Touryan has been deeply involved in the physical sciences, Bible study and explaining his conviction that the two are not mutually exclusive.           A Fellow of the American Scientific Affiliation, Dr. Touryan has a PhD in Aerospace and Mechanical Science from Princeton University.  He recently retired from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO where he managed U.S. Department of...

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No medals for kindness
May28

No medals for kindness

Vietnam 1965 – Capt. Gordon Rozanski flew into Landing Zone X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley on the supply helicopter.  He was the supply officer for the 1st Battalion 7th Cavalry Regiment of the 1stCavalry Division (Airmobile).  It was the first full-scale battle between American and North Vietnamese troops. As the chopper landed he jumped off and started unloading supplies as bullets ripped into the side of the aircraft.  He picked up...

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We’re in this together
May13

We’re in this together

Andy Grant is a national innovator cultivating ways for consumers to buy directly from their local farmer.  Called Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), the program gives consumers incentives to pre-pay for the season’s locally-produced vegetables, herbs, eggs, meats, flowers or fruit; direct from the farmer.  In return the farmer has an income he can depend on and supporters who are invested in the outcome of each...

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Preserving the family store
Apr28

Preserving the family store

Their great grandfather Henry Kneisel used to sell Dr. Hamers High Altitude and Dry Climate Home Cures.  Today they feature Colorado-made products including jams, syrups, sauces and gift foods. Dr. LeGear’s Heave and Cough Remedy for horses was a modest seller, after Emil Anderson became partners with Kneisel, along with Scandinavian cheeses for the miners most of whom came from Norway, Denmark and Sweden. The demand for Heave...

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Rehabilitation is gone
Apr11

Rehabilitation is gone

Juveniles sentenced to institutions no longer receive offers of help, only punishment, according to Jerry Agee, former Director of the Colorado Division of Youth Services, who retired after 42 years of trying to ensure the system did not loose its focus on helping.   “Now we fill up more and more prisons.  It used to be we couldn’t put a juvenile in a jail.  Now we lock kids up we would never have locked up in years past....

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