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Local First Foundation will continue to support Southwest Colorado following Bright Healthcare’s exit

By |2022-12-07T10:17:20-07:00December 7th, 2022|Home Page, Press Releases|

LOCAL FIRST FOUNDATION CONTINUES TO SUPPORT SOUTHWEST COLORADO COMMUNITIES FOLLOWING BRIGHT HEALTHCARE’S EXIT FROM COLORADO’S INSURANCE MARKET Communities in southwest Colorado have benefitted from the partnership between Local First Foundation and Peak Health Alliance to bring more affordable health insurance options to local residents and businesses, saving almost $4 million in premiums for southwest Colorado [...]

Local First Foundation Hires Sarah Tober as Next Executive Director

By |2022-02-07T14:05:11-07:00February 7th, 2022|Press Releases|

LOCAL FIRST FOUNDATION HIRES SARAH TOBER AS NEXT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Local First Foundation is excited to announce Sarah Tober as its next Executive Director. Tober will succeed Monique DiGiorgio, who has spearheaded Local First programs addressing affordable healthcare, the creative economy, and local clean energy, as well as initiatives aiding frontline [...]

LOCAL FIRST RELEASES ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY ON CANNABIS

By |2018-03-10T08:23:04-07:00March 6th, 2018|Press Releases|

LOCAL FIRST RELEASES ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY ON CANNABIS Results demonstrate significant economic impacts March 6, 2018- Durango, Colorado - Local First released a study today that details the economic impacts of the cannabis industry in La Plata County. The study was supported by many of the local, independent cannabis businesses as well as other [...]

LOCAL NON-PROFITS ASK FERC TO DENY TRI-STATE PETITION

By |2018-03-08T12:08:50-07:00February 6th, 2018|Power Local, Press Releases|

LOCAL NON-PROFITS ASK FERC TO DENY TRI-STATE PETITION Motion to Intervene rebukes Tri-State fixed cost recovery fee in support of lower rates and local, renewable energy that supports our economy February 1, 2018- Durango, Colorado - Two area non-profit organizations have filed a motion to intervene asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to, [...]

DURANGO REGION SCORES $355,000 LOCAL FOOD ACCESS AND RECOVERY GRANT

By |2018-02-06T19:32:15-07:00October 16th, 2017|Press Releases|

DURANGO AND SURROUNDING REGION SCORES $355,000 LOCAL FOOD ACCESS AND RECOVERY GRANT Funds to Launch a Food Recovery “Hub” October 16, 2017 - Durango, Colorado - A first-time-ever collaboration of local non-profits was chosen to receive $355,843 from the USDA through the Local Food Promotion Program of the Agricultural Marketing Service. The funds will support [...]

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