Larimer County


Wed February 15, 2012

Larimer County Approves Economic Development Funding

J. Steven Conn Flickr/Creative Commons

Larimer County Commissioners have approved $59,000 for 4 economic development programs for small business growth. While two of the three commissioners approved of the  programs, one commissioner was against the effort.

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Thu December 29, 2011

Valued For Dedication As Food Bank Volunteer

Food Bank staff member Bob Swanson stands with Food Bank volunteer Tina Deringer after she received the Volunteer of the Year award for the Food Bank for Larimer County.
Food Bank for Larimer County

Approximately 13,000 people come to the Food Bank for Larimer County every month to pick up basic food items that they cannot afford. It takes someone with genuine compassion to care for the individuals who pass through those doors each day. The Food Bank has found that in veteran volunteer Tina Deringer.

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Sun December 25, 2011

Rosa Gonzales Gives Emergency Assistance

Rosa Gonzales works out of the Murphy Center that houses several organizations that help those in desperate financial situations.
Daniel Skeen

You have a $932 utility bill and no way to pay it. Imagine that it’s winter, and if your electricity gets shut off, you will have no heat. Imagine you have a daughter who just had surgery and can’t work and has four kids you for which you are caring.

That’s only one situation that Rosa Gonzales has dealt with as the emergency assistance coordinator of Catholic Charities of Larimer County. The agency is a recipient of the Northern Colorado Empty Stocking Fund.

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Fri December 23, 2011

Beer Boosts Larimer County Economy

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Beer is big business in Larimer County. That’s according to a new report by Colorado State University economic researchers. The industry supported more than 930 direct jobs in 2010.

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Thu December 15, 2011

Catholic Charities Lends A Helping Hand

Northern Colorado Empty Stocking Fund

Catholic Charities, a faith-based nonprofit organization in Larimer County, has been working to reduce poverty for the past 40 years. Twenty staff members and 300 volunteers distribute money and services totaling $1.1 million each year.

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