“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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A dozen reasons to be happy in Montrose

A dozen reasons to be happy in Montrose

November 29, 2021

Montrose Donuts and Deli began in 2017, and specializes in homemade donuts made from scratch, along with sandwiches and smoothies. Founders Vuthy and Nancy Soeur ran the operation for two years, then passed it to the next family member, Piseth Soeur, who in turn passed it to current owner Thyda Chan Om. “It was a …

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Kiln Coffee Bar serves up love in every cup

Kiln Coffee Bar serves up love in every cup

November 29, 2021

Intention. That’s what drives David Foster, and his identical twin brother Jonathan, every day. And for the past ten years, intention is the core value that has set downtown Grand Junction’s Kiln Coffee Bar apart from other chain coffee operations. “The journey that each cup of coffee takes plays an integral role in the customer …

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Let’s tie up those loose ends…

Let’s tie up those loose ends…

November 23, 2021

Attentiveness to financial planning, budgeting and sticking to a plan can feel overwhelming, but in order to start 2022 off on the right foot, it’s a must.  Before the holiday season jumps into full swing, here are several reminders of the financial, saving and giving moves you may want to make before year-end. Put extra …

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Proud to support small businesses across Colorado for nearly 50 years

Proud to support small businesses across Colorado for nearly 50 years

November 23, 2021

Small business creates success in the community. According to the Small Business Administration, $48 of every $100 spent at a small business stays in the community. With the upcoming holiday season and throughout the year, if you can buy from local retailers and use local services, your friends at Alpine Bank urge you to do …

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Financial aid for college starts with FAFSA

Financial aid for college starts with FAFSA

November 23, 2021

If you have a high school senior in your household, your family has undoubtedly started to discuss what happens after graduation. For some families that means planning for higher education. If you have a college-bound student and are like most American families, you are likely looking at some type of financial aid, a loan or …

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Green your holidays

Green your holidays

November 23, 2021

Holidays are a celebratory time; it’s hard to deny ourselves of practices that put us in a festive mood. But if we’re serious about saving our planet, we should reevaluate some traditions in favor of greener solutions. Celebrate a more eco-friendly holiday with these tips: Cut back on holiday lighting. Consider using fewer lights overall. …

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Scam prevention tips for holiday shopping

Scam prevention tips for holiday shopping

November 23, 2021

It’s that time of year again. After a year-and-a-half of lockdowns and quarantining, it’s expected to be a record year for online holiday sales. But shoppers aren’t the only ones gearing up for the shopping blitz; sadly the fraudsters and scammers will be out in full force, too. While your attention is turned to buying …

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Considerations for year-end charitable donations

Considerations for year-end charitable donations

November 23, 2021

As 2021 comes up on the holiday season, it is time to start thinking about gifts —and not just the ones that will be given to family and friends. With the end of the year right around the corner, now is the time to start thinking about year-end contributions you would like to make to …

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Make tracks to the Silver Lynx in Ouray to for arts and gifts from self-employed craftspeople

Make tracks to the Silver Lynx in Ouray to for arts and gifts from self-employed craftspeople

November 23, 2021

The romance started in Lake City, Colorado. That’s where Scott Stalker and Mary Carkin met and fell in love: with one another, the mountains and the forest and their entrepreneurial ambition to establish a retail gift store. That’s the backstory to the Silver Lynx in Ouray, where discerning shoppers find products that celebrate the natural …

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