Thanks for Helping us Give Back in 2019!

Thanks for Helping us Give Back in 2019!

January 22, 2020

Thanks to our valued customers Alpine Bank was able to give back to the Colorado communities we serve, setting new records for 2019. Each time customers use their Alpine Bank Loyalty Debit Cards, Alpine Bank donates 10 cents to nonprofit organizations in their community on their behalf. And those dimes add up! For the year, …

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Gardening in the Sunshine

Gardening in the Sunshine

January 9, 2020

We’re in this together. You are Colorado and so are we! #alpinebank This moment of serenity brought to you by Alpine Bank.

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Customers Join Alpine Bank in Donating $10,000 to the Western Slope Veterans Coalition

Customers Join Alpine Bank in Donating $10,000 to the Western Slope Veterans Coalition

December 27, 2019

Alpine Bank branches in the Colorado River Valley celebrated veterans beyond Veterans Day this year, with a month-long fundraiser for all of November. The community was invited to give to the nonprofit Western Slope Veterans Coalition (WSVC), with the promise that Alpine Bank would match up to $5,000 in contributions. By November 30, customers of …

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Make-A-Wish Colorado Creates Joy for Children with Critical Illnesses

Make-A-Wish Colorado Creates Joy for Children with Critical Illnesses

December 17, 2019

The power of the wishes granted by Make-A-Wish® Colorado is immediately evident from a glance at the faces of a wish family. In addition to smiles that stretch from ear to ear, the child’s eyes will sparkle with wonder and excitement, while the parents’ eyes exude serenity and contentment. Those same expressions of joy and fulfillment …

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Giving back and the bottom line—a Message from our Chairman

Giving back and the bottom line—a Message from our Chairman

December 16, 2019

As it draws to a close, we reflect on an eventful 2019. The year began with an unexpected challenge for thousands of our fellow Coloradans, who suddenly lost their paychecks due to the federal government shutdown. Alpine Bank responded to this crisis by offering no-questions-asked loans to the furloughed workers with no interest charged for …

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Proud Flight Crew Member

Proud Flight Crew Member

November 26, 2019

Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum in Denver is a diverse community organization dedicated to unlocking visitors’ dreams of flight through exhibitions, events and educational programming. Each year this unique museum welcomes roughly 160,000 visitors from all 50 U.S. states and 28 countries around the world. Alpine Bank is a proud, long-term supporter, …

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Bringing Pure Fun to Kids

Bringing Pure Fun to Kids

November 26, 2019

Roundup River Ranch provides old-fashioned, pure fun camp experiences for children with serious illnesses and their families. By offering free, medically-supported camp programs, Roundup River Ranch creates unforgettable opportunities to discover joy, friendships and confidence. These free, year-round programs and camp experiences serve campers from the extended Rocky Mountain region. Alpine Bank has helped bring …

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Medicare Enrollment Tips

Medicare Enrollment Tips

November 22, 2019

No matter how much you plan for retirement, there are certain things that will always remain unknown –such as the types of health issues you may face later in life and the health-care costs you will incur. While it is impossible to predict the future, there are things you can do to minimize the burden …

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Feeding Families and Creating Community in Palisade

Feeding Families and Creating Community in Palisade

November 5, 2019

Child and Migrant Services (CMS) in Palisade offers encouragement, support and basic needs assistance to migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families. This small, community-based nonprofit provides a variety of vital services year-round and shifts into high gear in the summertime to support the people who have traveled far to work in local orchards, vineyards …

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Colorado Mountain College Dedicates the J. Robert Young Alpine Ascent Center

Colorado Mountain College Dedicates the J. Robert Young Alpine Ascent Center

November 5, 2019

The Colorado Mountain College (CMC) Spring Valley campus sits on over 800 acres of land gifted to the college by local ranching families, more than 50 years ago.  Recently, a new building was dedicated at the campus: the Alpine Ascent Center, which  bears the name of Colorado philanthropist and Alpine Bank founder and Chairman Bob Young, …

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Sleeping Out for Youth Homelessness, Literally.

Sleeping Out for Youth Homelessness, Literally.

November 5, 2019

One out of every four homeless people in Mesa County is under the age of 18. Currently, there are over 260 homeless youth on our local streets. In 2012, Karis Inc. was created to try to tackle this issue. Karis Inc., better known as The House, operates multiple short-term housing programs to provide homeless youth …

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Partnership Creates Pickleball Courts in Carbondale

Partnership Creates Pickleball Courts in Carbondale

November 5, 2019

Alpine Bank and the J Robert Young Foundation have joined forces with a host of community-minded residents to fund and build the first and only tournament-ready pickleball courts in the Roaring Fork Valley. The Town of Carbondale has provided the 11,000-sq.-ft. parcel in North Face Park adjacent to the existing dual-purpose tennis/pickleball courts. Roaring Fork Pickleball …

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Small Playhouses Offer Big Support for Charities!

Small Playhouses Offer Big Support for Charities!

November 5, 2019

This summer the carpenters came out to build five playhouses in the name of charity in Summit County. Summit Association of REALTORS®, along with the Summit Daily News, helped coordinate “The Playhouse Project”, which was hosted by the Town of Dillon. These little playhouses were sponsored by businesses. Alpine Bank was honored to commission a …

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New Adventure Sport Coming to Ouray

New Adventure Sport Coming to Ouray

November 5, 2019

The Town of Ouray and Friends of the Ouray Via Ferrata (FOVF) are building a Via Ferrata in the Uncompahgre (Ice Park) Gorge. From the Italian, literally meaning “iron way”, it is a new European family adventure sport, where climbers use cables, rungs and pegs to increase security on climbing routes. The new Ouray Via …

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Men In Heels Raise $27,000+ for Women’s Resource Center

Men In Heels Raise $27,000+ for Women’s Resource Center

November 5, 2019

It was the biggest buzz in Durango on September 5 when 12 all-male teams competed in a relay race wearing high heels. It was for the inaugural Men In Heels event to raise funds and awareness of the Women’s Resource Center (WRC) that advocates, educates and empowers women and girls in La Plata County. Funds …

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Denver’s Girls Inc. Goes Mobile

Denver’s Girls Inc. Goes Mobile

November 5, 2019

Girls Inc. of Metro Denver’s (GIMD) Social Enterprise Coffee Shop, Bold Beans, has launched its second venture, a mobile coffee truck! The coffee truck expanded operations for Bold Beans and employment opportunities for Bold Baristas. Bold Beans is a girl-led coffee business providing opportunities for teen girls to explore entrepreneurship, gain real-world business skills and …

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Plugging in to Sustainability

Plugging in to Sustainability

November 5, 2019

Electric vehicle (EV) owners can breathe a sigh of relief when cruising into Steamboat Springs from Denver or Edwards. Thanks to combined efforts from the Colorado Energy Office and the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council, a new EV charging station has been installed at the Alpine Bank branch on Pine Grove Road. The station was made …

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Mountain Youth Creates a Community Where Young People Thrive

Mountain Youth Creates a Community Where Young People Thrive

November 5, 2019

Mountain Youth, formerly Eagle River Youth Coalition, is an nonprofit corporation that provides a voice for youth in our community and answers for parents and caregivers when there is a difficult situation at home or at school. Building a strong community requires a strong foundation, and that is what Mountain Youth has been doing throughout …

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Western Slope Veterans Coalition by the Numbers

Western Slope Veterans Coalition by the Numbers

November 4, 2019

1 Organization: Western Slope Veterans Coalition (WSVC) is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit, providing outreach to all military service persons, including veterans and their families–connecting veterans to local and national agencies and resources. 2 Years celebrating their new location at 803 Colorado Avenue, Glenwood Springs. The organization was founded in 2015 after the suicides of two …

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Get to Know Kent Wilson

Get to Know Kent Wilson

October 9, 2019

Banker, family man, music lover, camper, cyclist and strummer Family is his first love. But single-track descents and  bluegrass music are a close second for this Glenwood  Springs  native. In fact, Alpine Bank Glenwood Springs Senior Vice President Kent Wilson has been front and center at the iconic Telluride Bluegrass Festival for 28 consecutive years. …

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Ponder Year-end Gifts Now

Ponder Year-end Gifts Now

September 16, 2019

With autumn’s arrival, the inevitable frenzy of the holiday season and the year-end is just around the corner. Before you know it, we will all be making our 2020 New Year’s resolutions, so there’s no time like the present to begin thinking about any year-end gifts and charitable contributions you are interested in making during …

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Alpine Named Top Company Finalist

Alpine Named Top Company Finalist

September 16, 2019

Alpine Bank has just been named a finalist in the TOP COMPANY awards competition by ColoradoBiz Magazine. Alpine Bank Denver Regional President Matt Teeters share his thoughts on what makes Alpine Bank such an outstanding Colorado company:

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Donate to Project PACK

Donate to Project PACK

September 9, 2019

You can help children through traumatic events by donating emergency supplies to kids in the Roaring Fork School District. Donations can be dropped by the Alpine Bank branches in Basalt, Willits, Carbondale, Glenwood and West Glenwood through September 16. Needed supplies include: new blankets, socks, underwear, pajamas, toiletries such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap and deodorant, …

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Supporting Eagle & Routt County Teachers

Supporting Eagle & Routt County Teachers

August 30, 2019

Alpine Bank loves educators! You all work tirelessly to help teach the youth in our communities. Many of you also use your own money to purchase supplies for your classrooms and students in need. To better support you we have created the Teacher Reimbursement Program. Alpine Bank will reimburse teachers for school supplies up to …

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San Juan Teacher Reimbursement Program

San Juan Teacher Reimbursement Program

August 30, 2019

Alpine Bank loves educators! You all work tirelessly to help teach the youth in our communities. Many of you also use your own money to purchase supplies for your classrooms and students in need. To better support you we have created the Teacher Reimbursement Program. Alpine Bank will reimburse teachers for school supplies up to …

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How Small Businesses Are Implementing Multichannel Marketing

How Small Businesses Are Implementing Multichannel Marketing

August 15, 2019

Taradel, a Virginia-based marketing company that specializes in multichannel marketing, recently released some findings on the subject from a survey of over 230 small business professionals polled via a SurveyMonkey questionnaire. Participants were asked a series of 13 questions about small business marketing practices. Sixty-six percent of the respondents identified themselves as business owners. Another …

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New Debit Card Supports Fort Lewis College

New Debit Card Supports Fort Lewis College

June 17, 2019

Alpine Bank is thrilled to present an opportunity for Fort Lewis College (FLC) supporters to put your money where your heart is! Introducing the FLC Forever/Alpine Bank Loyalty Debit Card. Every time you use your FLC Forever Loyalty Debit Card, Alpine Bank will donate 10 cents to Fort Lewis College, ensuring this Durango institution remains …

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Beware of Elder Scams

Beware of Elder Scams

June 17, 2019

Of the dozens of types of scams perpetrated on consumers, many target older adults because they tend to be the most vulnerable, and they have the most money. As a result, older adults should be on the lookout for some particular scams that specifically target them. Grandparent Scam One of the more unconscionable scams is …

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Colorado Day: Did you know?

Colorado Day: Did you know?

June 17, 2019

Okay, so you probably did know that Colorado is called the Centennial State. And you likely know that it’s because our state was founded in 1876 which was also America’s 100th birthday. Too easy? Did you know that the first Teddy Bear was created here in Colorado when maids at Glenwood Springs’ Hotel Colorado crafted …

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Earth Day Greenhouse Groundbreaking

Earth Day Greenhouse Groundbreaking

May 29, 2019

Alpine Bank officers John Stelzriede and Kent Wilson, school principal Audrey Hazleton, teachers, volunteers and students lift trowels and garden implements to herald the construction of the new Alpine Garden and Greenhouse. Seeded by visionary partnerships and collaboration, the idea of a school greenhouse and garden was cultivated into a reality. A project nearly five …

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Steamboat Building Wins State Preservation Award

Steamboat Building Wins State Preservation Award

May 29, 2019

The Yampa Valley Electric Association (YVEA) building in Steamboat Springs was celebrated when it was built in 1956. Designed by notable Denver architect Eugene Sternberg and constructed by contractor W.L. Pierce, the YVEA building embodies the International Style, utilizing a wide variety of materials, including cast concrete, brick, sandstone, terrazzo and large panels of glass. …

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Increasing Food Security In Southwest  Colorado

Increasing Food Security In Southwest Colorado

May 29, 2019

Telluride Foundation’s Local Food Initiative supports programs in the west end of San Miguel and Montrose Counties that are working to increase food security in the area. These programs include the West End Family Link Backpack Program, the Apple Core Project, the Norwood Food Bank and Norwood Community Garden. The Backpack Program started in April …

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Latino Community Foundation Provides Key  Leadership

Latino Community Foundation Provides Key Leadership

May 29, 2019

There are over one million Latinos living in Colorado, and a 154% increase in the state’s Latino population is projected by 2030. Despite this emergence, Colorado organizations by and for Latinos generally see limited funding and support from both the nonprofit and for-profit communities. During the past decade, the Latino Community Foundation of Colorado (LCFC) …

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Plans Hatching At Palisade High School

Plans Hatching At Palisade High School

May 29, 2019

Grand Valley agriculture and the regional economy rely heavily on the Colorado River, as do the organisms that inhabit its waters. In response to drought and other challenges to this vital river habitat, Palisade High School (PHS) aims to establish a fish hatchery on the school grounds focused on supporting the endangered fish of the …

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Free Dental Care Coming To The Western Slope!

Free Dental Care Coming To The Western Slope!

May 29, 2019

The Colorado Mission of Mercy (COMOM) will hold a FREE dental clinic on Friday, October 4 and Saturday, October 5 at the Glenwood Springs High School. It is a“no questions asked”clinic, and adults and children of all ages are welcome. With 125 portable dental chairs in operation and 200 dentists and hundreds of dental hygienists, …

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It’s All Just Good Horse Sense

It’s All Just Good Horse Sense

May 28, 2019

On Sunday, February 10, the aroma of pancakes and bacon filled the air at the Elk’s Club in Silverthorne for a very worthy fundraising cause supporting the Blue River Horse Center (BRHC). Along with the delicious breakfast, the event featured a silent auction and live music. This annual event serves about 250 people and has …

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Red Cross Honors Heroes

Red Cross Honors Heroes

May 28, 2019

The American Red Cross in Colorado honored local everyday heroes who have gone above and beyond to help those in need at their Heroes Soirée event in March. Among those honored was Deputy Sheriff Thomas Vondra  who  was  awarded the Sound the Alarm Award for risking his life by entering a burning building. His lifesaving …

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Join Durango Bmx In 2019!

Join Durango Bmx In 2019!

May 28, 2019

Along the Animas River in the southwest corner of the state you will find Durango BMX. Not only a BMX race track, but a thriving community too. In the past five years the track has climbed in ranking from 14 to the number 2 ranked track in Colorado for 2018. With sights on how to …

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World Pro Ski Tour Brings Junior Racers Together

World Pro Ski Tour Brings Junior Racers Together

May 28, 2019

The World Pro Ski Tour (WPST) hosted the Alpine Bank Jr. World Pro Challenge ski race in Steamboat Springs in March. The race awarded college scholarships to the top four racers from Ski Club Vail and Winter Sports Club in Steamboat. Utilizing the WPST pros as mentors, 16 racers under age 14 experienced the dual …

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Staff Set a Community Volunteering Record

Staff Set a Community Volunteering Record

May 20, 2019

In giving back to the communities they serve, Alpine Bank employees just set an all-time record, volunteering 3,171 hours in April and far surpassing their collective 750-hour goal for the month. While community service has been a core value at Alpine Bank since its founding in 1973, this April employees volunteered more hours and reached …

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Best of Colorado Business Awards for 2019

Best of Colorado Business Awards for 2019

April 30, 2019

Alpine Bank has been voted the Best Wealth Management Team in Colorado and Best Colorado Business Runner Up by readers of ColoradoBiz Magazine as part of the publication’s Best of Colorado Business Choice Awards.

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You Give Back to Colorado. So do we!

You Give Back to Colorado. So do we!

April 24, 2019

Service to our communities has been central to Alpine Bank’s mission from the very beginning. The causes and organizations we support as volunteers are as diverse as the nearly 750 employees who work for Alpine Bank. “At Alpine Bank, we understand the bank is only as strong as the communities we serve,” said Alpine Bank …

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You Give Back to Colorado. So do we!

You Give Back to Colorado. So do we!

March 26, 2019

Service to our communities has been central to Alpine Bank’s mission from the very beginning. The causes and organizations we support as volunteers are as diverse as the nearly 750 employees who work for Alpine Bank. ‘Volunteering in my community inspires me to look beyond my job for the day to a new opportunity to …

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Summer Vacation: Start Planning Now!

Summer Vacation: Start Planning Now!

March 18, 2019

            Most people who have ever planned a summer vacation know that if you don’t make reservations for popular destinations early, the odds are good that you’ll be out of luck. If your summer vacation plans include international travels, generally the sooner you book your flights the better. Try to book four or five months …

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Alpine Bank Brings Community Banking to Boulder

Alpine Bank Brings Community Banking to Boulder

March 18, 2019

Alpine Bank’s new full-service Boulder branch, its 40th Colorado location, is now open and serving customers from our brand new “green” building at Canyon and Folsom. Our friendly staff looks forward to sharing Alpine’s community-focused approach, featuring customized service with local decision-making by the employee-owners of the bank. Proud of its 46 years as an …

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Teens Want to Start Their Own Businesses

Teens Want to Start Their Own Businesses

February 20, 2019

Junior Achievement (JA) and Ernst & Young (EY) recently teamed up to conduct a pair of surveys. One polled 1,000 “nationally representative” teens, ages 13-17, in the United States. The other polled 500 U.S. entrepreneurs. The teen survey found that 41 percent of teenagers would consider starting a business as a career option. It also …

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Tax Preparation in the New Year

Tax Preparation in the New Year

February 20, 2019

When the crystal ball dropped in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, it brought an end to 2018, but that doesn’t necessarily mean there is nothing left that you can do to lower any taxes you may owe on your 2018 income. While the first notes of Auld Lang Syne meant the end to any …

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Update: Loans for Furloughed Government Employees

Update: Loans for Furloughed Government Employees

February 15, 2019

Update: With the news that the federal government shutdown is resolved, we wanted to touch base and offer a couple of reminders regarding your furlough loan with Alpine Bank. February 15, 2019 marks the official end of the partial government shutdown. As a result, February 19, 2019 marks the start of the six-month period during …

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Caring for Eagle and Vail Valleys since 1983

Caring for Eagle and Vail Valleys since 1983

January 22, 2019

At Alpine Bank we’re proud of our deep roots in the Eagle and Vail valley communities. We’ve been serving our valued customers here from our five area branches for an average of 24 years, and we’re here to stay. We care about each one of our customers, providing tailored, flexible financial services and solutions to …

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Thank You for Helping Us Give Back!

Thank You for Helping Us Give Back!

January 16, 2019

Our valued Alpine Bank customers make it possible for us to contribute to the communities we call home across Colorado. In 2018, Alpine Bank proudly donated a record $4.2 million to support Colorado community groups and nonprofit organizations. One way customers help us support our communities is through our Alpine Bank Loyalty Debit Card program. …

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