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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, 6-6:30pm., 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.

Awards for Community At Work


Deni La Rue - Left,   Brian Hughes/Executive Director of KRFC - Right

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 10, 2014 – On this edition of Community at Work, Larimer County’s Deni La Rue talks with the Larimer County Workforce Center’s Adam Crowe, Business Development Manager and Maureen Harter, Workforce Team Mgr., about job searching in today's economy and some of the workforce challenges Estes Park is having after the 2013 floods. Listen to the recording
  • Marcn 13, 2014 – On this edition of Community at Work - LC Community Information Manager Deni La Rue talks with Andrew Minor, Youth Employment Specialist , with the Larimer County Workforce Center about the Young Entrepreneurs Tournament, past and present, what is it and more. La Rue also talks with 2013 Youth Entrepreneur Tournament finalists Karris Bryant and Pranaya Sathe. Other information on employment opportunities is included. Listen to the recording
  • February 13, 2014 – On this edition of Community at Work - LC Community Information Manager Deni La Rue talks with Jane Viste, PIO – Larimer County Health & Environment about the 'flu' situation in our region; and just in time for Valentine's Day we'll talk with Kori Wilford with Larimer County’s Dept. of Health about an upcoming parent/adult workshop on April 10 which includes a session on "how to talk with your kids about sex, focusing on raising sexually healthy adults in this age of technology, hook-up smart phone apps, texting, etc. We’ll also talk about Apps and Internet sites for teens that are helpful when it comes to sexual health information.
  • January 9, 2014 – On this edition of Community at Work, LC Community Information Manager Deni La Rue talks with the County's Office on Aging Manager Lynda Meyer and Katy Mason of the Office on Aging about an upcoming forum for Veterans who are seniors and other programs and services available through the County’s Office on Aging – a program of Human Services in the Health and Human Services Division. Listen to the recording
  • December 12, 2013 – On this edition of Community at Work, Deni La Rue takes a look back at Larimer County government in 2013 with Larimer County Assistant County Manager Neil Gluckman. Some of the issues they discuss are; Roberts Ranch, Larimer, Flood and Fire, the new Strategic Plan, Elections & Legislation outcomes, new people in official positions, the Red Team, Citizen Survey, LC101, County Innovation awards and more. Listen to the recording
  • November 14, 2013 – On this edition of Community at Work, Deni La Rue talks with Larimer County’s Manager Linda Hoffmann and Budget Director Bob Keister about the 2014 Proposed Budget for Larimer County. Listen to the recording
  • October 31, 2013 – On this edition of Community at Work, Deni La Rue talks with Larimer County Commissioner Lew Gaiter III and LC Recovery Mgr. Suzanne Bassinger about long-term recovery from the Flood 2013. Listen to the recording
  • October 10, 2013 – On this edition of Community at Work, Deni La Rue talks with County Engineer Mark Peterson about Larimer County's Flood 2013 road recovery efforts. Listen to the recording
  • Sept 12, 2013 – On this edition of Community at Work, Deni La Rue talks with Alison Stoven O'Connor, Larimer County/CSU Extension Horticulture Agent who is the Coordinator of the Master Gardener Program & Larimer County's Farmer’s Market. This is the 38th year for the Market which is still going on through Oct. 26 at the Larimer County Courthouse Offices Bldg., 200 W. Oak St. We'll also hear from Beth Thiret (thir-et), a Colorado Master Gardener for several years and an Assistant Market Master for the farmers' market. Listen to the recording
  • August 8, 2013 – On this edition of Community at Work, Deni La Rue talks about the August 24th USA Pro Challenge cycling race through Larimer County with the County's Gael Cookman, race representative and Clerk to the Board, who is on the local organizing committee. We'll touch on:
    • NoCO partners, route, volunteers, and famous racers
    • The Pro Challenge Experience bike ride on August 11 in Fort Collins
    Listen to the recording
  • July 11, 2013 – On this edition of Community at Work, Deni La Rue talks with Assistant County Manager Neil Gluckman about general issues of importance at Larimer County such as:
    • The strategic planning process currently underway
    • The USA Pro Challenge
    • Environmental Stewardship Awards and the Small Grants Program
    • Larimer County Fair
    Listen to the recording
  • June 13, 2013 – On this edition of Community at Work, Deni La Rue talks with Rose Watson, Environmental Educator for the Larimer County Solid Waste Department about the new statewide electronic waste disposal ban that will go into effect on July 1, 2013. The new rule prohibits disposal of a number of electronic items at the Larimer County Landfill and County transfer stations. We’ll also talk about summer happenings at the Garbage Garage! Listen to the recording
  • May 9, 2013 – On this edition of Community at Work, 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 Larimer County's Farmer’s Market. This is the 38th year for the Market which is held on Saturdays from 8 a.m. - noon and runs May 18 - Oct. 26 in Old Town Fort Collins at the Larimer County Courthouse Offices Bldg., parking lot, 200 W. Oak St. We'll hear about all things Farmer's Market! Listen to the recording
  • April 11, 2013 – On this edition of Community at Work, Deni La Rue talks with the County's Public Health Information Manager Jane Viste about all things public health. In addition to his being County Government month, we're celebrating Public Health Week. We'll hear about what services Larimer County's Department of Health and Environment provides to everyone in Larimer County!; current issues like terrestrial rabies; where public health funding comes from, and more. Listen to the recording