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 relationship manager Heather Alber

Meet Mesa County relationship manager Heather Alber

January 19, 2022

Heather Alber is a relationship manager for Alpine Bank Mesa County. She’s lived in the community for 23 years and has served Alpine Bank customers for 13 years.  The community organizations she supports and serves with include Kids Aid, a nonprofit dedicated to supplying food and providing for the needs of children, and Hilltop Life …

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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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You give back to Colorado. So do we!

You give back to Colorado. So do we!

June 30, 2021

Known as the Centennial State, Colorado entered the union as the 38th state on August 1, 1876, one hundred years after the American Revolution in 1776. That, along with Palisade Peaches and Olathe Corn, is a big point of pride for Coloradans. If you’ve been here for long you probably know that our state tree is …

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There’s a Temporary Coin Shortage. Why?

There’s a Temporary Coin Shortage. Why?

June 29, 2021

Currently, there’s an adequate overall amount of coins in the economy. But according the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank, business and bank closures associated with the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted normal circulation patterns for U.S. coins. It resulted in slowed circulation and reduced inventories in some areas of the country during 2020. The Federal Reserve continues to …

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Pays for A’s Drawing June 30

Pays for A’s Drawing June 30

June 16, 2021

For 30 years now, Alpine Bank has been rewarding school-age children for good grades. Kids from elementary school to high school can submit their report cards into a drawing and win up to $50. The Pays for A’s program now has two drawings each year, on January 31 and June 30. “Since its start, Alpine …

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“Mount Sopris,” by John Toly

“Mount Sopris,” by John Toly

May 24, 2021

Originally from Rock Springs, Wyoming, artist John Toly found his way to the Colorado mountains in the late ‘60s. He soon learned to ski and began painting watercolor landscapes. He found a happy home in Vail before moving to Aspen and eventually settling in Carbondale, where he still resides. He regularly paints watercolors with a …

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Alpine Bank’s Featured Student of the Month

Alpine Bank’s Featured Student of the Month

May 12, 2021

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Alpine Bank’s Featured Student of the Month

Alpine Bank’s Featured Student of the Month

May 12, 2021

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Help to Heal: Boulder’s Grief Support Network

Help to Heal: Boulder’s Grief Support Network

April 28, 2021

Boulder’s Grief Support Network is offering Awakening through Grief Six-Week Yoga Therapy Program, a powerful introduction to the essential components of their somatic-based approach to grieving in the collective.  On a global scale, the Grief Support Network (GSN) believes humankind is experiencing grief of all kinds, and simultaneously being called to slow down and look …

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Meet the Alpine Bank Telluride Team!

Meet the Alpine Bank Telluride Team!

March 25, 2021

Alpine Bank is Near You in Telluride! Alpine Bank Telluride has been a part of the community for more than 30 years. Collectively, the Alpine Bank team has more than 100 years of banking experience. We love working, living and playing in this community. We believe in creating strong, long-lasting relationships and giving back. We …

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Meet the Alpine Bank Durango Team!

Meet the Alpine Bank Durango Team!

March 25, 2021

Alpine Bank is Near You in Durango! Historic Downtown Durango. Where Old West meets Southwest, Downtown Durango is a Nationally Registered Historic District and home to boutique hotels, award-winning restaurants, laid-back brewpubs, as well as fabulous art galleries, museums and shops. Alpine Bank opened its doors on Main Avenue in 2005 and was quickly recognized …

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Financial Savvy and Saving is Easy, with Alpine Bank’s Rewards Program

Financial Savvy and Saving is Easy, with Alpine Bank’s Rewards Program

March 23, 2021

Alpine Bank has a popular rewards program called Change Matters®, where each transaction made on an Alpine Bank Loyalty Visa® Debit Card is rounded up to the next whole dollar. The rounded-up amount is then transferred from a checking account into a designated Alpine Bank savings or money market account. Every quarter, Alpine Bank adds …

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Meet the Alpine Bank Montrose Team!

Meet the Alpine Bank Montrose Team!

March 23, 2021

Alpine Bank in South Montrose loves to support this community and its many varied events. Appreciate the outdoors at the nearby Black Canyon National Park or attend a rodeo or a concert at our new Montrose Events Center. We’re always looking to support local efforts that help make this one of the best and most …

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Happy 20th Anniversary to Jamie Saff, Assistant Vice President/Manager of Alpine Banks Ridgway and Ouray

Happy 20th Anniversary to Jamie Saff, Assistant Vice President/Manager of Alpine Banks Ridgway and Ouray

March 5, 2021

Jamie Saff is celebrating two decades with Alpine Bank! Jamie grew up in a small Alaskan town, so her adopted hometown, Ridgway, is a perfect fit for her. She loves exploring the mountains on the weekends with her husband and three children. Jamie enjoys all types of outdoor activities including paddle boarding and hiking. She …

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Perfect Home, Perfect Loan Summit County!

Perfect Home, Perfect Loan Summit County!

February 22, 2021

Lot, Land, Construction & Permanent Mortgage Financing Options Looking for personalized, local guidance for your land or construction loan? Alpine Bank has flexible financing, local processing and knowledgeable lenders. In Summit County, Peter Ammon stands ready to help make your vision a reality. With Alpine Bank, you can be assured you get the right loan …

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