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Community at Work is a weekly radio program on KRFC, 88.9 FM, that provides insight into issues that affect our communities by providing a closer look at the public agencies serving you.

This ½ hour show, Thursday evenings, 6-6:30 p.m., is hosted by Larimer County's Community Information Manager Deni La Rue, the Health District of Northern Larimer County, and the City of Fort Collins on a rotating basis.

Each week, the host of Community at Work will interview guests about a topic that is relevant to our communities.


Richard Cox- Health Dist. PIO, Deni La Rue- Larimer County PIO, Bob Overbeck- Fort Collins City Councilman

Awards for Community At Work

On July 12, 2015 - The National Association of County Information Officers, NACIO, awarded a "Meritorious Award" in their Awards of Excellence 2015 competition to Community Information Manager/PIO Deni La Rue for her County radio program, 'Community At Work.'

On March 7, 2015, the Colorado Broadcasters Association awarded Deni La Rue as part of a 'Team' a 1st place award for 'Best News/Talk Show Host or Team' in a major market for Community at Work at KFRCfm. La Rue rotates the weekly show with 2 other hosts: Richard Cox/Health District and Bob Overbeck/Fort Collins.

On July 13, 2014, Larimer County received a 2014 'Excellence' Award for Larimer County's Community at Work program in the 'podcasts' category from NACIO, the National Association of County Information Officers.

On March 8, 2014, the Colorado Broadcasters Association, CBA, awarded Deni La Rue a 1st place award for 'Best Talk Show Host', major market category, for Community at Work at KFRCfm, and a 2nd place place award for 'Public Affairs Program - KRFC/Community at Work'.

Community at Work received a 2007 Golden Microphone Award from KRFCfm for Outstanding Programming.

The National Association of County Information Officers, NACIO, awarded Community at Work a "Meritorious Award" in their Awards of Excellence 2005 competition.

Past and Future Larimer County Shows

  • April 21, 2016 – On this edition of Community at Work Larimer County resident Deni La Rue talks with Alison Stoven O'Connor, Larimer County/CSU Extension Horticulture Agent. Alison coordinates the Master Gardener Program and the oldest Farmer’s Market in Larimer County… now in its 41st year and getting underway May 14! Listen to the recording
  • March 10, 2016 – On this edition of Community at Work , Larimer County resident Deni La Rue talks with Christina Ulrich Jones, the Volunteer Coordinator for Larimer County’s Dept. of Human Services Children, Youth & Family Division. You'll hear about several programs Christina is involved with, specifically: The Oasis Mentoring Program, and Child Abuse Awareness Month. Listen to the recording
  • February 11, 2016 – On this edition of Community at Work Deni La Rue talks with Larimer County Emergency Management Director Lori Hodges and Joel Max, also with Emergency Management about Emergency Management in Larimer County. We'll find out about their jobs as well as the County's emergency managment plan, emergency operations trainings, being prepared as a resident of the County, and disaster declarations in Larimer. Interesting tidbit: Larimer County has had 24 Presidential Disaster Declarations in the past 51 years....(since 1965), the most of any County in Colorado! Listen to the recording
  • January 14, 2016 – On this edition of Community at Work, Deni La Rue talks with Larimer Assistant County Manager Neil Gluckman and Communications Assistant Tom Clayton about not only Larimer County Government this past year, 2015, but also with Deni who is retiring in February, about her last 20 years working for Larimer County government. Listen to the recording
  • January 14, 2015 – On this edition of Community at Work, Deni La Rue talks with Larimer Assistant County Manager Neil Gluckman and Communications Assistant Tom Clayton about not only Larimer County Government this past year, 2015, but also with Deni who is retiring in February, about her last 20 years working for Larimer County government. Listen to the recording
  • December 10, 2015 – On this edition of Community at Work, Deni La Rue talks with Larimer County Commissioner Tom Donnelly and the County's Transportation Program Manager Suzette Mallette about Larimer County's involvement in regional transportation projects. You'll hear about the various transportation entities in the region working together as well as a proposal to address congestion on I-25 and Larimer County's Strategic Planning initiatives to address deteriorating bridges, senior transportation issues and general road work, post-fire and flood. Listen to the recording
  • November 12, 2015 – On this edition of Community at Work, Larimer County's Deni La Rue talks with Larimer County Manager Linda Hoffman and Budget Director Josh Fudge about the Proposed 2016 Larimer County Budget. You'll hear about the process and how it begins; the big factors affecting the 2016 budget like the role Property Taxes play; accomplishments in 2015; the role of the County's Strategic Plan; and, next steps for budget adoption including public hearings. Listen to the recording
  • October 8, 2015 – On this edition of Community at Work, Larimer County's Deni La Rue talks with Katie O'Donnell the Public Information Officer for the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment. They'll answer questions like: when is flu season; how long does it last; how do you now if you have the flu; what is the Health Department's role; and how about this year's vaccine? Katie and Deni also discuss the recent mine disaster in southern Colorado and potential spills in northern Colorado as well as the Health Department's role in that as well. And lastly, they'll talk about Halloween safety and a recent study on tobacco use and kids. Listen to the recording
  • September 10, 2015 – On this edition of Community at Work, Larimer County's Deni La Rue talks with Alison Stoven O'Connor, Larimer County/CSU Extension Horticulture Agent about the Larimer County Farmers Market, currently in its 40th year, and how produce is local to Colorado and Wyoming; the use of SNAP (food stamps) and matching funds for SNAP recipients; the relationship between Larimer County and Colorado State University Extension; and, the new Horticultural facilities at CSU. Listen to the recording
  • August 13, 2015 – On this edition of Community at Work, Larimer County's Deni La Rue talks with Katie O'Donnell the Public Information Officer for the Larimer County Dept. of Health and Environment. You'll hear about health issues Katie has been involved in this year and what is expected. Listen to the recording
  • July 9, 2015 – On this edition of Community at Work, Larimer County's Deni La Rue talks with Alissa Cunningham, Director of Marketing and Caitlin Reale, Marketing Coordinator, both at the Budweiser Events Center (BEC), managed by Spectra Venue Management for Larimer County government which owns the BEC & Fairgrounds. It's time for the County Fair and Rodeo 2015!!!! Listen to the recording
  • June 11, 2015 – On this edition of Community at Work, Larimer County’s Deni La Rue talks with Jill Mosteller, PH.D., marketing faculty member at CSU, College of Business. Deni worked with Jill on Larimer County’s 2015 biennial citizens survey. In this episode of Community at Work we'll hear what citizens think of Larimer County services in terms of importance and performance and find out citizens'preferred methods of communication. Listen to the recording
  • May 14, 2015 – On this edition of Community at Work, Larimer County’s Deni La Rue talks with Alison Stoven O'Connor, Larimer County/CSU Extension Horticulture Agent who is the Coordinator of the Master Gardener Program and the oldest Farmer’s Market in Larimer County… now in its 40th year!!! We'll also hear from Assistant Farmer's Market Manager Micaela Truslove. The Larimer County Farmer’s Market is held on Saturdays from 8 a.m. - noon and runs May 16 - Oct. 24?, 2015, in Old Town Fort Collins at the Larimer County Courthouse Offices Bldg., parking lot, 200 W. Oak St. Listen to the recording
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