Determine if a debt-consolidation refinance is right for you

Determine if a debt-consolidation refinance is right for you

August 22, 2022

The last couple of years have brought about trying times for many of us, including COVID-related challenges, job loss and general financial strain. While the days of rate reduction mortgage refinances may be behind us for the time being, there is an underutilized type of mortgage refinance that may be able to provide some financial …

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Alpine Bank Supports Teachers!

Alpine Bank Supports Teachers!

August 9, 2022

Alpine Bank will reimburse teachers for school supplies for their classrooms, up to $200, before November 1, 2022! Teachers, save your receipts from August 1, 2022, through November 1, 2022, to be eligible. To be reimbursed please have an existing account, or open a new account with Alpine Bank, and be currently employed as a …

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Frontline Environment Stewards in Frisco

Frontline Environment Stewards in Frisco

August 2, 2022

Think climate change reversal is pie-in-the-sky? Not if the boots-on-the-ground folks at High Country Conservation keep hitting their environmental stewardship goals.  They’re on a winning streak for growing local food, diverting the waste stream, saving water, enabling renewable energy for homes and businesses— and educating everyone in all of these topics. From crawl space insulation …

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Focus on Fort Collins

Focus on Fort Collins

July 27, 2022

The new Alpine Bank Fort Collins is coming out of the ground now, at the southeast corner of Prospect Road and 1608 S. College Avenue. It’s anticipated to open in fourth quarter 2022. Ben Van Hoose, president, is already working in Fort Collins, and helping customers with loans and deposit accounts even as the bank …

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Scads of grads helped by Alpine Bank

Scads of grads helped by Alpine Bank

July 27, 2022

In 1996, Bob Young, Alpine Bank’s chairman and founder, went to a lot of high school graduations. He saw a clear pattern start to emerge: The kids who were college-bound, and recipients of scholarships, weren’t from Latino families. It stood out to him, because in Colorado, 21 percent of the state’s population is Latino. At …

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Colorado Springs branch opening fall 2022

Colorado Springs branch opening fall 2022

July 27, 2022

The new Alpine Bank Colorado Springs will be opening this fall, at its convenient downtown location at 90 S. Cascade Ave., Ste. 100. Temporarily, while renovations are underway, the operation is located at 2 N. Cascade Ave., Ste. 1090. And that’s where you’ll find market president Matthew Hanson, working day to day. He’s on site …

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Monday, August 1 is Colorado Day!

Monday, August 1 is Colorado Day!

July 15, 2022

Alpine Bank is a proud Colorado company, so naturally we’re celebrating Colorado Day! We’re giving away OtterBox coolers at each of our branches. We don’t want you to miss your chance to win this great prize in celebration of #ColoradoDay2022.​ Enter to win and see our complete sweepstakes rules at https://www.alpinebank.com/my-colorado.html!

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Help us give back in July

Help us give back in July

July 15, 2022

Every time you use your Loyalty Debit Card, Alpine Bank donates a dime to community causes that are important to you.  You direct where the funds go, by choosing a card that speaks to your interests and passions. We support local nonprofits and organizations in your community that fall under the categories of COMMUNITY, EDUCATION, …

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Open a personal Alpine Bank account online

Open a personal Alpine Bank account online

July 15, 2022

Save time and save a trip to the branch. For personal accounts, Alpine Bank offers customers the convenience of opening an account online. This option is available for both new and existing customers. Ready to get started? Visit our application webpage today.

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Cultivating Community in Silt

Cultivating Community in Silt

June 27, 2022

Highwater Farm was started in 2020. Their mission is to increase access to locally grown produce and to provide valuable jobs and training in sustainable farming to young people in Garfield County.  That first year the farm grew 8,000 pounds of produce on a half-acre and routed half of their crops to local hunger relief …

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Alpine Bank wants to reward your child for good grades!

Alpine Bank wants to reward your child for good grades!

June 23, 2022

Summer is here and the Alpine Bank Pays for As drawing is coming right up. On June 30, 2022, we’ll randomly draw winning report cards from those submitted, which will receive $10 for As, 4s or Es; $5 for Bs, 3s or Ss for 5 main subjects. What it means is that your child could …

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Survey shows 82% of small businesses increased outsourcing since the start of the pandemic

Survey shows 82% of small businesses increased outsourcing since the start of the pandemic

June 23, 2022

UpCity recently shared results of a survey of small business owners and employees regarding outsourcing activities at their companies. The firm found that eight out of ten businesses polled increased outsourcing since the beginning of the pandemic. UpCity, who connects businesses with service providers, polled 600 small business professionals from a variety of industries about …

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Digital banking tip: Has your business digitized its payment process yet?

Digital banking tip: Has your business digitized its payment process yet?

June 23, 2022

As your business grows, Alpine Online Business Services can provide numerous time- and money-saving services and products. One of its services gives business owners the ability to send and receive funds through the Automated Clearing House (ACH) network.  ACH is a network used for electronically transferring funds between U.S. bank accounts. Businesses can use ACH …

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Sweet Story at Knapp Ranch

Sweet Story at Knapp Ranch

May 31, 2022

In the upper West Lake Creek valley south of Edwards, the buzz is all about the bees. They’re the hardest workers at Knapp Ranch, perpetuating a seamless habitat in this alpine enclave by continually enriching flowers, fruit trees, crops and the natural ecosystems in the surrounding forest and Eagle County. The beekeepers of Knapp Ranch …

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Estate Planning 101

Estate Planning 101

May 17, 2022

Q1: What is the difference between a general durable power of attorney and a medical durable power of attorney, and why do I need both? A: A general durable power of attorney is one in which you appoint a family member, friend or other person you trust (your “agent”) to step into your shoes and …

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Alpine Bank announces changes to operating hours

Alpine Bank announces changes to operating hours

May 17, 2022

We’re making some adjustments to our operating hours at several of our branches, effective June 4. Primarily Saturday operations are impacted, with some slight modifications to midweek business hours. See the complete list of branches that will be affected by this change here. Please consider using these alternatives to branch banking: • Online and mobile …

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Carbondale’s Learning Garden

Carbondale’s Learning Garden

May 3, 2022

Lifelong learning and empowering individuals to take responsibility for themselves, their learning and their community—that’s the mission of Compass. Since 1970, this nonprofit educational organization has been the backbone of the Aspen and Carbondale Community Schools, public charter schools educating kids from kindergarten through eighth grade in Colorado’s Roaring Fork Valley. The arts, physical education, …

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Weighing options for renting and buying

Weighing options for renting and buying

April 26, 2022

Should I rent? Or should I buy a home? This is a frequent conversation these days, particularly among young professionals who are considering whether or not it’s worth it to save up for a down payment, only to then be burdened by the debt of a mortgage. If this sounds like a dilemma you’ve been …

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Meet Mesa County Commercial Lender Justin Menge

Meet Mesa County Commercial Lender Justin Menge

April 21, 2022

Justin Menge, commercial lender with Alpine Bank Mesa County, brings 15 years’ experience to clients seeking commercial loans. This Grand Valley native was born and raised in Fruita, and volunteers in his community with Habitat for Humanity and the SD51 fiscal oversight committee. Alpine Bank has five foundational core values: Independence Loyalty, Community, Compassion and …

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Keeping Open Space & Cows on Mountain View Ranch

Keeping Open Space & Cows on Mountain View Ranch

March 30, 2022

For more than a century, some idyllic pastureland in northwest Colorado has been home to cattle, elk and other wildlife, and one longstanding and hardworking family. Fifth-generation rancher Krista Monger and husband Justin Warren are owners of JK Cattle Company and Mountain View Ranch, which belonged to Krista’s grandparents. Protected under a conservation easement with …

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Meet Mesa County operations supervisor Vicki Waterfall

Meet Mesa County operations supervisor Vicki Waterfall

March 21, 2022

Vicki Waterfall, operations supervisor for Alpine Bank Clifton, has lived in the community for 22 years and spent a decade of that time serving customers and providing leadership at the bank. Her volunteer service includes helping out with School District 51. Alpine Bank’s core values are Independence, Compassion, Loyalty, Integrity and Community. Which Alpine Bank …

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Meet Mesa County banking officer Brett Thompson

Meet Mesa County banking officer Brett Thompson

March 21, 2022

Brett Thompson, banking officer at Alpine Bank Grand Junction, has lived and worked in the community for the past year-and-a-half. When he’s not helping bank customers, Brett serves as a community and garden volunteer with Mesa County Libraries, as a volunteer judge with the Young Entrepreneurs Academy Investor Panel, and is a participant in the …

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Free financial literacy toolkit

Free financial literacy toolkit

March 21, 2022

Financial Literacy Month is officially in April, but we think it’s a good idea to get a jump on it! Alpine Bank has the tools you need to boost your financial literacy. Whether you’re a new earner or you’d like to revisit the basics, we hope to give you the confidence to make more informed …

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Meet Mesa County community outreach director Tawni Kelley

Meet Mesa County community outreach director Tawni Kelley

March 1, 2022

Tawni Kelley, community outreach director at Alpine Bank, has been with the organization for 12 years, and has lived in Grand Junction for 27 years. She’s a busy career woman, wife and mom, but still finds time for volunteer service with Girl Scouts of America, the D51 Foundation and a JUCO committee. Alpine Bank’s core …

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Meet Mesa County operations supervisor Stephanie Heifner

Meet Mesa County operations supervisor Stephanie Heifner

March 1, 2022

Stephanie Heifner, operations supervisor at Alpine Bank Fruita, has lived in the community for 14 years and been with the bank for 13 years.  When she’s not working, Stephanie volunteers to help lead her homeowners association and is active in the Pediatric Congenital Heart Defect (PCHD) community. In particular, she supports Children’s Hospital Colorado and …

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Meet Mesa County commercial banking specialist Ryan Mosher

Meet Mesa County commercial banking specialist Ryan Mosher

March 1, 2022

Ryan Mosher, a lifelong resident of the community, has been with Alpine Bank for 14 years, serving customers as a commercial banking specialist. Ryan volunteers with Tope Elementary and supports KAFM Radio because he believes public radio is very important for the community.   Alpine Bank’s core values are Independence, Compassion, Loyalty, Integrity and Community. Which …

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The Utmost in Compost

The Utmost in Compost

February 22, 2022

The average American produces 219 pounds of food waste annually; waste that can be composted to reduce air pollution and landfill volume plus save energy and water. Food scraps and yard waste together make up 30 percent of what we toss in the trash, but can be diverted to make compost instead, an organic material …

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There’s no escaping volatility

There’s no escaping volatility

February 15, 2022

Investors are shedding equities at the fastest pace since March 2020, pushing major indexes into correction. Many sectors are in an outright bear market, defined as a period of generally declining stock prices over a prolonged period. At the time of this writing, the S&P index is off 8% year-to-date. In the last 30 years, there have …

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Paperless statements and account information

Paperless statements and account information

February 15, 2022

Have you gone paperless yet? There are several good reasons for doing so. Worry less about losing statements and account notices in the mail, while helping the environment by enrolling for electronic statements through Alpine Bank’s online banking or mobile app. Our electronic statements service is free. It helps you stay informed and up-to-date on …

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Romance scams are in the air

Romance scams are in the air

February 15, 2022

With many people quarantining and keeping their social distance, there’s been an uptick in scams perpetrated through dating websites. The rise in romance scams is particularly insidious because it often preys on vulnerable widows and widowers longing to make a new connection. These scammers are rarely identified or caught because the scams originate from a …

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We want to hear from you!

We want to hear from you!

February 15, 2022

We’re recruiting Mystery Shoppers to measure our staff’s performance and enhance the success of our customer service training. We’ve hired a company, Second To None, Inc. to assist us with this program. If you’d like to join Second To None’s customer evaluation team to provide valuable feedback to Alpine Bank, and receive compensation for your …

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The numbers are in!

The numbers are in!

February 15, 2022

In 2021, Alpine Bank was able to donate $1.82 million in funds raised exclusively by customers using their Alpine Bank Loyalty VISA Debit Cards. Thanks to you, the combined customer Loyalty Debit Card donation was a part of the $4.43 million in total support that Alpine Bank gave to community groups and nonprofits across Colorado …

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Meet Mesa County loan officer and branch manager Tom Oliver

Meet Mesa County loan officer and branch manager Tom Oliver

February 2, 2022

Tom Oliver is a loan officer and branch manager with Alpine Bank Mesa County. A lifelong resident in the community, he’s been serving customers with their lending and banking needs at Alpine for 14 years. Despite his busy career demands, Tom serves as volunteer board president for Museums of the West and he also gives …

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Meet Mesa County relationship manager Stephanie Krueger

Meet Mesa County relationship manager Stephanie Krueger

February 2, 2022

Stephanie Krueger is a relationship manager at Alpine Bank Mesa County. She’s been working in the banking industry for more than decade, and has been with Alpine Bank for six years. Stephanie has lived in Mesa County since 2019.   Stephanie supports the important work of community organizations Girls on the Run and School District 51.  …

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Meet Mesa County operations supervisor Victor Rung

Meet Mesa County operations supervisor Victor Rung

February 2, 2022

Victor Rung is an operations supervisor with Alpine Bank Mesa County. He’s lived on Colorado’s Western Slope his entire life; the last eight years in the Grand Valley. He’s been with Alpine Bank for 12 years. Victor’s volunteer service and community support include KAFM community radio and Food Bank of the Rockies.   Alpine Bank’s core …

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Meet Mesa County loan officer Nathan Knoll

Meet Mesa County loan officer Nathan Knoll

February 2, 2022

Nathan Knoll is a loan officer for Alpine Bank Mesa County. He’s lived in the community for three decades and served Alpine Bank customers with their lending needs for 21 years. Nathan supports several nonprofits and community organizations, giving his time, talent and monetary support. “I am lucky enough to support many of them in …

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Meet Mesa County operations supervisor Lisa Sutherland

Meet Mesa County operations supervisor Lisa Sutherland

February 2, 2022

Lisa Sutherland is an operations supervisor with Alpine Bank Mesa County. A lifelong resident, she’s been with Alpine Bank for 13 years.  Lisa’s volunteer service and community involvement include the Grand Junction Imagination Library, Kid’s Aid and Roice-Hurst Humane Society.  Alpine Bank’s core values are Independence, Compassion, Loyalty, Integrity and Community. Which Alpine Bank value …

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Mighty Fine Bovine

Mighty Fine Bovine

January 28, 2022

Red Star Beef is a Colorado family-owned and family-run cattle operation. Their 100 percent grass-grazed cattle split their time between the higher summer pastures of Meeker and lower winter range of Loma. And with the worldwide web, Red Star Beef is no longer a secret. The family takes online orders for everything from brisket to …

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Meet Mesa County senior VP and regional operations officer Tara Bunnell

Meet Mesa County senior VP and regional operations officer Tara Bunnell

January 19, 2022

Tara Bunnell is a senior VP and regional operations officer for Alpine Bank Mesa County. She’s lived in the community for a quarter-century—and her residency tenure matches her time with Alpine Bank, also 25 years. Tara provides leadership in the community, too, as a board member with SummitWest Care and board president of the Mesa …

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Meet Mesa County Regional President Tyler Dahl

Meet Mesa County Regional President Tyler Dahl

January 18, 2022

Tyler Dahl is the regional president of Alpine Bank Mesa County. Tyler earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance from Colorado Mesa University, and his Graduate School of Banking credentials from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Tyler was recruited into the Alpine Bank Officer Trainee program out of college …

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Alpine Bank wants to reward your child for good grades

Alpine Bank wants to reward your child for good grades

January 18, 2022

Our next Pays for As deadline is January 31. We’ll draw several winning report cards, which will receive $10 for As, 4s or Es; $5 for Bs, 3s or Ss for 5 main subjects. That means your child could earn up to $50. Email your child’s most recent report card to [email protected] or drop off at an Alpine …

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Where Heritage Meets the Horizon

Where Heritage Meets the Horizon

December 29, 2021

Some things just get better with age. Such is the case with the National Western Stock Show, a Denver institution since 1906. Every January, for 16 days, this boisterous event features rodeos, horse shows, the state’s largest Western trade show, and the most prominent livestock show in the country. Five public, private and nonprofit partners …

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Make retirement savings a new year objective

Make retirement savings a new year objective

December 15, 2021

By age 32, two out three young professionals haven’t started saving for retirement. The reasons vary from hefty student loan debt to not finding that first good job right out of college, or a less-than-stellar starting salary upon entering the workforce. Further, attitudes toward retirement have changed. Many young workers don’t want to wait decades …

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“North Mamm Peak,” by Lanny Grant

“North Mamm Peak,” by Lanny Grant

November 29, 2021

Lanny Grant resides near Silt, not far from where he grew up on his father’s ranch. Grant developed a love for the High Country of Colorado and the West during family camping and fishing trips that became sketching trips. Mostly self-taught, he began oil painting at the age of 10. Grant studied life drawing at …

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Everyday is Veterans Day

Everyday is Veterans Day

October 28, 2021

When you think about the sacrifice our American military men and women have made for this country, it feels right to honor them on Veterans Day and every other day of the year. Veterans, we thank you for your service, which protects our freedom each and every day. We will not forget you. During the …

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Alpine Bank Awards Three Nonprofits $1,876 in Honor of Colorado Day

Alpine Bank Awards Three Nonprofits $1,876 in Honor of Colorado Day

September 29, 2021

Like the Colorado River, Alpine Bank was born and raised in Colorado. Colorado Day, the state’s anniversary of joining the union in 1876, is now officially recognized annually, on August 1. To celebrate in 2021, Alpine Bank leadership created a celebratory sweepstakes to reward volunteerism and the vital work of community nonprofits in the state. Participants …

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Be An Alpine Bank Mystery Shopper

Be An Alpine Bank Mystery Shopper

September 15, 2021

We’re recruiting Mystery Shoppers to measure our staff’s performance and enhance the success of our customer service training. We’ve hired a company, Second To None, Inc. to assist us with this program. If you’d like to join Second To None’s customer evaluation team to provide valuable feedback to Alpine Bank, and receive compensation for your time and …

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Better Banking Tool for Online & Mobile Coming 9-28

Better Banking Tool for Online & Mobile Coming 9-28

September 15, 2021

You’ve been asking for a seamless, easy-to-use online banking and mobile app for banking from home, work or the hills. Alpine Bank is delivering, offering more features and more security in our new platform that will launch on Tuesday, September 28. Our test users have given the new online banking platform and mobile app some …

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Alpine Bank Boulder Thanksgiving Day Fun Run & Boulder Volunteer of the Year

Alpine Bank Boulder Thanksgiving Day Fun Run & Boulder Volunteer of the Year

August 31, 2021

Celebrate giving and gratitude with us! On Thursday, November 25, 2021, dress in cozy layers and lace up the running shoes for the Thanksgiving Day Fun Run, benefiting Boulder’s Harvest of Hope food pantry. The event takes place at Flat Iron Park. Instead of the traditional 5K race, this year it will be a 4M course. In-person event …

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Alpine Online & Alpine Mobile are Getting an Upgrade

Alpine Online & Alpine Mobile are Getting an Upgrade

August 18, 2021

You’ve been asking for a seamless, easy-to-use online banking and mobile app for banking from home, work or the hills. And coming September 28, Alpine Bank is delivering! This new online banking and mobile app will include enhanced security and a consistent look across all devices: your smartphone, tablet and computer screen. Account management is …

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