Unified Champion Schools Build Friendships, Promote Inclusivity

Unified Champion Schools Build Friendships, Promote Inclusivity

January 12, 2021

More than 400 schools in Colorado are Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools — schools that give students who may be excluded in sports the chance to wear a jersey, train hard, be part of a team and create lasting friendships. Young people who have intellectual disabilities often are excluded on the playing field, sport court …

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“Winter Boulder Creek,” by Mary Lee Hill

“Winter Boulder Creek,” by Mary Lee Hill

December 30, 2020

Mary Lee Hill and her family relocated to Colorado in 1963. Once her children entered college, she focused on her art education. She attended Mesa College in Grand Junction, Scottsdale Art School, The Student Art League of Denver and Loveland Art Academy. She has earned numerous awards for her work in oils and pastels. For …

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Small Businesses: Trade, Tech Key to COVID Recovery

Small Businesses: Trade, Tech Key to COVID Recovery

December 15, 2020

FedEx recently released survey results, finding that small businesses largely view both trade and tech as essential to their economic recovery from COVID-19. Business leaders would like to see expanded trade between the U.S. and other countries as they believe this creates opportunity and jobs here in our country. This 2020 Trade Index survey polled …

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Virtual Red Kettle – Help the Salvation Army this Year

Virtual Red Kettle – Help the Salvation Army this Year

December 8, 2020

We’re Banking on Neighborly Generosity. Alpine Banks from Aspen to Parachute have united in support of the Salvation Army with a Virtual Red Kettle. Join us in helping our neighbors in need this season with a donation of any amount. In 2020, the traditional onsite bell ringing at the traditional places has been challenging, with …

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Help Make-A-Wish Colorado Create Life-Changing Wishes

Help Make-A-Wish Colorado Create Life-Changing Wishes

December 1, 2020

For more than 35 years, Make-A-Wish Colorado® has provided hope to Colorado children battling a critical illness. Since 1983, more than 5,700 children have received their one true wish. Each wish is unique, but every wish helps to replace fear with confidence, sadness with joy and anxiety with hope. In order to protect the health of …

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Charitable Giving Can Lower Your 2020 Taxes

Charitable Giving Can Lower Your 2020 Taxes

November 23, 2020

You would be hard-pressed to find anyone who isn’t eagerly awaiting the end of 2020. However, the weeks remaining before this year finally draws to a close are the perfect time to consider making year-end charitable contributions, particularly since doing so can both lower your taxes and help nonprofits at a time when their needs …

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Worn but Not Worn Out

Worn but Not Worn Out

November 23, 2020

T-shirts – you have them everywhere! You wear your favorites frequently, but what about the rest? You’ve got a pile of them that have been outgrown, a bag of them that seem to have multiplied in your closet, a box of “special” ones that are more like souvenirs and a drawer of ones that are …

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Tis the Season for Holiday Shopping Fraud

Tis the Season for Holiday Shopping Fraud

November 23, 2020

The holidays are upon us and, what consumers need to know is that fraudsters and scammers never take time off, especially during the holiday shopping season. In fact, they tend to ramp up their activities because they know that people are not paying close attention to their accounts. In addition to all the common scams, …

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Living Will? Health Care Proxy?

Living Will? Health Care Proxy?

November 23, 2020

When it comes to things of value, your health is at the top of the list. So, it is important to know how you would like to handle things if you should ever become seriously ill. And there is no better reminder of this than a global pandemic. If you haven’t yet taken the time …

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PCs for People: Narrowing the Digital Divide

PCs for People: Narrowing the Digital Divide

November 23, 2020

You may not know that 54,000 Colorado students lack computers or the internet connection they need for online learning, a challenge magnified by COVID. Alpine Bank wants you to know about a remarkable nonprofit, PCs for People (PCFP), which is helping bridge this digital divide. PCFP refurbishes used computers—assuring secure, certified data destruction and hardware …

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