Author: Ashley Randolph

Fort Collins Community Fund Awards Teaching Tree $25,000 Grant

The Fort Collins Community Fund, a donor-advised fund managed by the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado, has awarded a $25,000 grant to Teaching Tree Early Childhood Learning Center. The grant will support the expansion of Teaching Tree’s child care center in Fort Collins. When the expansion is complete in early 2020, Teaching Tree’s licensed capacity will more than double, from 101 to 215 children. The center serves children from 6 weeks to 5 years old. In 2017, research conducted by the Early Childhood Council of Larimer County revealed an overwhelming deficit in licensed child care availability for families in...

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2019 Small Business of the Year Winners

The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the winners of the 2019 Small Business of the Year Awards. The winner for the small category (1-10 employees) is Technical Framework; winner for the medium category (11-50 employees) is All Star Cleaning Services; winner for the large category (51-200 employees) is Charco Broiler Restaurant; and winner for the New Kid on the Block category (business in operation for less than three years) is Snack Attack Specialty Sandwiches & Brews. The winners, along with all area small businesses were celebrated at the 2019 Small Business of the Year...

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Community Foundation of Northern Colorado Celebration of Philanthropy

About 700 people came together to celebrate philanthropy with the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado at its annual Celebration of Philanthropy. Attendees were inspired by success stories from the Founders Award honorees Lynn and Norma Hammond, Legacy Award Winner the Gallegos family, and keynote speaker, Boettcher Foundation President Katie Kramer. May 2, 2019 Embassy Suites, Loveland Photos courtesy of Jen Coet...

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Colorado Early Colleges Fort Collins High School Graduates 204 Students with Two-Thirds Obtaining an Associate Degree and/or Certificate

On Sunday, May 19, 204 high school students graduating from Colorado Early Colleges Fort Collins (CECFC) will graduate with a high school diploma, 69% earning an associate degree and/or certificate from a community college. A noteworthy 15% of the graduating class will be recognized for multiple degrees and/or certifications, and 100% of the graduating class earned college credit. The outstanding group of students will be recognized during the 2 p.m. commencement ceremony at Embassy Suites Loveland, 4705 Clydesdale Parkway, Loveland, CO  80538. CECFC was founded in 2012 as a tuition-free, open enrollment public charter high school. The school’s mission...

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Observable Beehive Installed in UNC’s Ross Hall

The University of Northern Colorado has new tenants on campus — thousands of them! In Ross Hall, an observable bee hive was installed with hardworking honeybees fortifying their new home. School of Biological Sciences Professor Teresa Higgins, Ph.D., and Elementary Teacher Education students Ness Medina and Mollie Brandt spent the past year preparing for the beehive as well as taking beekeeping classes through the Northern Colorado Beekeepers Association. The cabinet that contains the actual, glass-encased hive was created and installed by UNC Facilites. The observable bee hive will be used for students to study bee behavior and to integrate such activity into the classroom. For example, a research study will be incorporated into the BIO 111 course that will focus on the bees. This is one of many animals the department has acquired including hatched chickens, an ant farm and a tarantula named Luna. From worker bees to drones, nurse bees and, of course, the queen, you’ll see all types of bee behaviors. This includes observing bees making beeswax, cleaning the hive, and caring for the queen as well as the eggs, larvae and pupae, also known as the brood. Another activity you’ll see is the waggle dance, which is how honeybees communicate the location of nectar. Certain bees have the role of searching for flowers and returning to the hive to inform other bees by performing a figure-eight dance....

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