PASSION FOR JAZZ, PASSION FOR PEOPLE – PAVING THE WAY

PASSION FOR JAZZ, PASSION FOR PEOPLE – PAVING THE WAY

December 28, 2018

VAIL JAZZ Jazz music is America’s quintessential art form, blending classical harmonies, African rhythms, blues, swing and more.  But does jazz make you think of Vail, Colorado? Well, it does if you know Vail resident Howard Stone. This is a man who eats, sleeps and breathes jazz. “A great jazz band relies on communication. It …

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INTEGRATING IN YOUR WORK – WELLBEING

INTEGRATING IN YOUR WORK – WELLBEING

December 28, 2018

SHIFT WORKSPACES At SHIFT Workspaces in vibrant central Denver, the yoga is free, the coffee is hot, and the beer is cold. There are even complimentary massages and an herbal tea bar. Why? In the 24 available hours per day, Monday through Friday, the average American spends one third of his or her time working. …

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PRESERVING THE PAST, FORGING THE FUTURE – ON A FIRM FOUNDATION

PRESERVING THE PAST, FORGING THE FUTURE – ON A FIRM FOUNDATION

December 28, 2018

ROBIN THEOBALD Robin Theobald is a fifth-generation Breckenridge resident who proudly reports that his young grandchildren represent the seventh generation. He’s restored 16 historic buildings and helped guide the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance. He’s contributed to a business incubator plan to support entrepreneurs. And with Patty, his wife of 37 years, he founded an annual award …

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SPAWNING CONSERVATION THROUGH LIQUID CHANGE

SPAWNING CONSERVATION THROUGH LIQUID CHANGE

December 28, 2018

MARBLE DISTILLING CO.  The morning after her first class at Dry Fly Distilling Institute, Connie Baker called her husband Carey to announce that they would be opening a distillery. That was in 2011. Now, Connie and her team produce spirits from natural Colorado grains and pure alpine water at their custom-built facility, which opened in …

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MAKING A LIVING BY MAKING A LIFESTYLE – SKI PIONEER

MAKING A LIVING BY MAKING A LIFESTYLE – SKI PIONEER

December 28, 2018

KLAUS OBERMEYER  Born in Bavaria in 1919, Klaus Obermeyer has had a lifelong love affair with skiing, a sport he started at age 3. In 1947, at the urging of his friend and ski school director Friedl Pfeifer, Klaus migrated to what was then a fledgling ski resort in the historic mining town of Aspen, …

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MOLDING HIS OWN DESTINY – THE GRAMMY GUY

MOLDING HIS OWN DESTINY – THE GRAMMY GUY

December 28, 2018

JOHN BILLINGS Sometimes, a place simply claims a person. Such is the case with Colorado craftsman John Billings. In 1992, this native Californian, known as the “Grammy Guy,” visited Ridgway for the first time. He felt instantly connected to the high alpine landscape and discovered a deep sense of belonging. “When you lift up other …

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KEEPING TRADITION ALIVE THROUGH GENERATIONS – PERENNIAL BLOOMER

KEEPING TRADITION ALIVE THROUGH GENERATIONS – PERENNIAL BLOOMER

December 28, 2018

FLOWER MART As indulgences go, fresh flowers arguably reign supreme. And as Glenwood Springs businesses go, there are few as enduring as The Flower Mart. If its walls could talk, they would tell you about romance and weddings, birth and death, loss and triumph. Flowers signify these life events in a community. ‘You can literally …

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PUTTING SCIENCE IN THE HANDS OF KIDS

PUTTING SCIENCE IN THE HANDS OF KIDS

December 27, 2018

EUREKA! MCCONNELL SCIENCE MUSEUM In 1990, long before the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) acronym was a catchword, John McConnell was a newly retired physicist who had just relocated to Grand Junction. Retired, but not content to be idle, he volunteered at the elementary school to share his passion for science with kids. He also …

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ROOTED IN THE COMMUNITY – FROM FARM TO TABLE

ROOTED IN THE COMMUNITY – FROM FARM TO TABLE

December 26, 2018

COMMUNITY AGRICULTURE ALLIANCE In 1999, third-generation rancher Marsha Daughenbaugh was watching Steamboat Springs’ resort business prosper and grow. But she and a few like-minded folks began to wonder if the open spaces and working agricultural landscapes that lured visitors and second homeowners here in the first place were imperiled. In the face of increasing development …

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And the Winner Is….

And the Winner Is….

December 5, 2018

We thought the best way to announce the opening of Alpine Bank’s Denver Tech Center branch was to give back to our community. So we asked who you would help if you had a spare $10,000. And after carefully considering the amazing stories of our 269 nominees, the winner of $10,000 from Alpine Bank is …

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Pets of Alpine Bank: 2019 Calendar

Pets of Alpine Bank: 2019 Calendar

November 19, 2018

Larry the camel, goats Tacos and Bingo, cover pig Delilah and more! Drop by your friendly Alpine Bank branch to pick up your 2019 Pets of Alpine Bank calendar—while supplies last!

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Every Day is Veterans Day

Every Day is Veterans Day

October 23, 2018

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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Women’s Valley Soccer League

Women’s Valley Soccer League

October 4, 2018

Women’s La Liga del Valle is a nonprofit soccer organization created by women to empower women. Women are known for being generous with their time when it comes to taking care of their families, children and work. However when it is about taking time for themselves, even when it is related to their own health …

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Perfecting Partnership in Mesa County

Perfecting Partnership in Mesa County

October 4, 2018

United Way is a nonprofit organization that raises money from the community to fund local programs that address community concerns. United Way of Mesa County (UWMC) was founded in 1959, and is one of more than 1,300 community-based United Way organizations. Each organization is independent, separately incorporated and governed by local volunteers. The money raised …

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Roaring Fork Conservancy: Visitors Welcome

Roaring Fork Conservancy: Visitors Welcome

October 4, 2018

Roaring Fork Conservancy has inspired people to explore, value and protect the Roaring Fork Watershed since 1996. Since then we’ve taught over 113,000 students, conducted over 53,000 water quality tests, and forever protected over 300 acres in riparian land conservation easements. Yet, we’re doing even more to cultivate people’s relationship with water, and we want …

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Mountain Family Health Centers and Expanding Health Care

Mountain Family Health Centers and Expanding Health Care

October 4, 2018

Mountain Family Health Centers are partnering with Alpine Bank in the Building Health for All: The Basalt Integrated Health Center Campaign, as the beneficiary of funds raised at the 2018 Alpine Bank golf tournament. It was a beautiful day on the course and tournament participants helped raise $5,500 as seed money toward the construction of …

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Leslie’s Garden

Leslie’s Garden

October 4, 2018

On July 5, 2018, many folks from the Town of Dillon, Colorado, including Mayor Carolyn Skowyra, turned out for the ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open Leslie’s Garden. What started as a vision of the Stair family, became a community reality, dotting the landscape in Summit County. Alpine Bank is very proud to be a sponsor …

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A Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow

A Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow

October 3, 2018

Henri Matisse once said, “Creativity takes courage.” A group of community members in Cedaredge, Colorado had the courage and the vision to see an old building transformed into a new, state-of-the-art resource for the community. The Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center (GMAEC) officially opened its doors on Friday, June 15. Executive Director Deborah Shaffer …

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Eagle Valley Senior Life: Partners in Elder Caregiving

Eagle Valley Senior Life: Partners in Elder Caregiving

October 3, 2018

In 2011, a group of caregivers and other caring individuals saw a need for services and programs for older adults with dementia or other disabilities and their caregivers in Eagle County. With that, Eagle Valley Senior Life (EVSL) and the Senior Spot were born. The Senior Spot is the first and remains the only adult …

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DURANGO TRAILS CONNECTING YOU

DURANGO TRAILS CONNECTING YOU

October 3, 2018

Trails are vital to our community. A fabric of the West. They connect us to the outdoors, link our communities and neighborhoods, improve our physical and mental health, and enhance our lives. To experience mountain biking, hiking, walking your dog and trail running means to experience a well-built, maintained trail. Most trails in western communities …

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Legacy of Fun: a Tribute to Gabby Krause

Legacy of Fun: a Tribute to Gabby Krause

October 3, 2018

Gabby Krause was an amazing six-year-old who died in September 2004 after a courageous 19-month battle with brain cancer. Gabby loved purple, swimming and coke-flavored slurpees. She sang, danced and laughed her way through chemotherapy. She found the silly in everything! It is in her memory that the Gabby Krause Foundation was started and in …

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Help For Those Affected by Colorado Fires

Help For Those Affected by Colorado Fires

July 23, 2018

If you are an Alpine Bank loan customer who has been affected by this summer’s Colorado fires, we want you to know we are committed to supporting you and our Colorado communities. In response to the financial pressure impacting many of you from the current fire disasters across our state, effective immediately, Alpine Bank will …

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Celebrating Colorado Day 2018

Celebrating Colorado Day 2018

July 16, 2018

Yes, a lot has happened in the great state of Colorado since it was established on August 1, 1876. And a lot has happened since Alpine Bank was founded 45 years ago. To celebrate Colorado’s heritage, Alpine Bank encourages you to visit your local history museum to explore our past. “Since 1973, Alpine Bank has …

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Join us in supporting the American Red Cross

Join us in supporting the American Red Cross

July 5, 2018

Helping our neighbors in Colorado communities impacted by the Colorado fires. Severe drought conditions have turned our Colorado forests into kindling, with multiple fires burning thousands of acres and displacing thousands of our neighbors. People across our state need help with essentials–food, water, shelter and fuel. Please join Alpine Bank in donating to the American …

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Education Wins Big in Summit County

Education Wins Big in Summit County

July 3, 2018

On March 30, 2018, the Education Foundation of the Summit (EFS) held one of the most highly anticipated events of the year in Summit County. More than 30 teams of eight gathered at the Town of Silverthorne’s Pavilion to participate in the annual “trivia” fundraising night. Alpine Bank was there both as a sponsor and …

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Junior Achievement Volunteer Brings Passion for Business into Classrooms

Junior Achievement Volunteer Brings Passion for Business into Classrooms

July 3, 2018

Junior Achievement (JA) was founded in 1919 to prepare young people to thrive in a global economy by inspiring a passion for free enterprise and entrepreneurship and instilling an understanding of personal financial literacy. Annually, JA USA reaches over 4.8 million students in 210,000 classrooms across 50 states. JA programs are taught by volunteers in …

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Habitat for Humanity Currently Building a Montrose Triplex

Habitat for Humanity Currently Building a Montrose Triplex

July 3, 2018

Since 1991, Habitat for Humanity of the San Juans has worked with the community to build over fifty homes in Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel counties. Habitat for Humanity encourages the responsibility of home ownership by requiring its homeowners to invest up to 500 hours of sweat equity to help build their home and qualify …

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Great Futures Event Supports Year-round Boys & Girls Club

Great Futures Event Supports Year-round Boys & Girls Club

July 3, 2018

On April 20, the Boys & Girls Club (BGC) of La Plata County welcomed hundreds of friends to their annual Building Great Futures event, sponsored by Alpine Bank Durango. As one of the community’s leading youth development organizations, the club serves more than 1,285 youth through year-round programs and activities. BCG’s outcome-driven programs guide members …

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From Recreational Skiers to Olympians

From Recreational Skiers to Olympians

July 2, 2018

As Alpine Bank began its 12th year of partnership with the Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club (AVSC), the organization inducted the bank into their AVSC Hall of Fame as the Most Valuable Partner at the February 2018 Hall of Fame celebration. A group of passionate skiers founded AVSC in 1937 to spread the sport …

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Trailblazing with the Eureka! McConnell Science Museum

Trailblazing with the Eureka! McConnell Science Museum

July 2, 2018

The new Eureka! McConnell Science Museum (EMSM) is off to a running start! With several new exhibits and a much bigger space, they are attracting visitors from all over the state. To salute the trailblazing museum, Alpine Bank Grand Junction held a celebration in April to highlight what they are doing for kids and science …

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Denver Urban Scholars Helps Students Achieve College and Career Success

Denver Urban Scholars Helps Students Achieve College and Career Success

July 2, 2018

Denver Urban Scholars is a local nonprofit organization that partners with high-poverty, high-performing schools to unlock the potential of youth facing added challenges. Working across all sectors and partnering with schools and community organizations, they have built an intervention model that meets youth where they are and helps them achieve college and career success. Last …

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How to Vacation on a Budget

How to Vacation on a Budget

June 22, 2018

Summertime means warm weather, longer days, a break from school for kids and, for many people, family vacations. Just because the kids are off for the summer, it doesn’t necessarily mean it is the best time to take your next family vacation. If money isn’t a concern for your family, summertime and school breaks may …

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416 Fire Relief Information

416 Fire Relief Information

June 22, 2018

Southwest Colorado Disaster Assistance Now Accepting Applications for 416 Fire Relief Community Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) will help 750-1000 people in La Plata and San Juan counties with bridge funding for immediate expenses. The 416 Fire has prompted a group of concerned citizens, businesses and community leaders to establish the Southwest Colorado Disaster Assistance (SWCODA). …

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Habitat Opens Showcase ReStore in Glenwood Springs

Habitat Opens Showcase ReStore in Glenwood Springs

June 21, 2018

Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork Valley (RFV) opened its so called ReStore 2.0 to the public January 18 and has created quite a buzz in the community ever since. After years of planning and a true community effort, the local Habitat affiliate has a “Home” of their own–built with the same environmental consciousness that they …

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Trailblazing in the Yampa Valley

Trailblazing in the Yampa Valley

June 21, 2018

Celebrating Community Agriculture Alliance Community Agriculture Alliances’ (CAA) mission is to preserve the agricultural heritage of the Yampa Valley. The organization has both a commitment and passion for local agriculture treasuring the history of the valley while looking for ways to adapt to the future. At a celebration of CAA, longtime Executive Director Marsha Daughenbaugh …

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So You’re Planning a Wedding

So You’re Planning a Wedding

May 22, 2018

Planning a wedding can be lots of fun. It can also be expensive. The average wedding in the U.S. cost $33,391 in 2016, according to The Knot’s 2017 Real Weddings Study. If paying for a wedding is in your future –either yours or your child’s – the first thing you should plan is a spending …

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SBA Training Targets Small Businesses for High Growth

SBA Training Targets Small Businesses for High Growth

May 1, 2018

The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) recently announced the launch of its 2018 Emerging Leaders initiative aimed at executives of small businesses with high-growth potential in emerging markets. The initiative aims to provide free entrepreneurship education and training for executives of “small, poised-for-growth companies that are potential job creators.” According to the SBA, the …

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Community Support through Volunteering

Community Support through Volunteering

May 1, 2018

To celebrate National Volunteer Week, April 15-21, Alpine Bank encouraged all of its employees to volunteer in the 28 Colorado communities the bank serves. To spur support for community organizations, Alpine Bank offered a chance for a Colorado nonprofit to receive $4,500 through a Facebook Challenge. “We are so pleased to announce Alpine Bank’s donation …

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Green Tip:  Shred and Recycle

Green Tip:  Shred and Recycle

May 1, 2018

Shred any unwanted documents with personal information & recycle: Tax documents (7 years or older) Old Bank Statements Old Medical Records Canceled or Blank Checks Credit Card Statements Personal Bills Alpine Bank is hosting free community shred days in 14 locations across Colorado during 2018. Additional information: Staples & paperclips do not need to be …

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Closed: Your Favorite Nonprofit could win $4,500!

Closed: Your Favorite Nonprofit could win $4,500!

March 14, 2018

The Alpine Bank National Volunteer Week Challenge is now closed. We will announce the non-profit winner later this week! In honor of Alpine Bank’s 45th Anniversary and in celebration of National Volunteer Week, April 15 – April 21, Alpine Bank is holding a Facebook Challenge where your favorite nonprofit could receive a $4,500 donation made …

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Contributing To Community Vibrancy: VOLUNTEERISM

Contributing To Community Vibrancy: VOLUNTEERISM

March 13, 2018

Community investment and volunteerism are at the heart of all we do. For 45 years as our footprint now spans much of the state—from the Western Slope to the Front Range—the same core business and community practices that resonate in Delta also ring true in Denver, just as they do from Frisco to Fruita. Early …

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Trailblazing With You for 45 Years

Trailblazing With You for 45 Years

March 13, 2018

Alpine Bank, formerly known as Roaring Fork Bank, opened in Carbondale on January 23, 1973, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony presided over by Mayor Charles Kelly, Bank Director Wally deBeque and President Bob Young. The ribbon was made from 50 silver dollars attached to a string of tape. The money was donated to Mt. Sopris Park …

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