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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The Story of 15 Years of Caring – Durango, Colorado

The Story of 15 Years of Caring – Durango, Colorado

March 3, 2021

Since we opened our doors in Durango in 2005, Alpine Bank’s goal has been to be your hometown community bank. We are thrilled to present the story of 15 Years of Caring, featuring your Durango Alpine Bankers and some of our local nonprofit partners telling about our journey.  We hope you enjoy perusing the pages …

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“Desert Giants,” by Cori Ward

“Desert Giants,” by Cori Ward

March 2, 2021

Cori Ward is an artist, wanderer and an altruist. She pursues life without abandon and tries to be fully present to the world around her. Her story is imperfect and messy, but it is filled with cherished family and friends. Ward strives to make time to create art that reflects an untamable wild, like the …

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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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Perfect Home, Perfect Loan Pitkin County!

Perfect Home, Perfect Loan Pitkin 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 Pitkin County, Erin Earley 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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Perfect Home, Perfect Loan Garfield County!

Perfect Home, Perfect Loan Garfield 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 Garfield County, Susie Campbell 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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Perfect Home, Perfect Loan Eagle County!

Perfect Home, Perfect Loan Eagle 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 Eagle County, Brian Nestor 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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Nonprofit Spotlight: The Importance of Mentors

Nonprofit Spotlight: The Importance of Mentors

February 19, 2021

When you were growing up, did you have an adult in your life you could turn to when you needed advice or support, or someone you could count on for companionship and fun? If you answered yes, you might also consider where you would be today without that person. They probably had a big impact …

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Alpine Bank’s Featured Student of the Month

Alpine Bank’s Featured Student of the Month

February 18, 2021

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Alpine Bank’s Featured Student of the Month

Alpine Bank’s Featured Student of the Month

February 18, 2021

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Perfect Home, Perfect Loan Routt County

Perfect Home, Perfect Loan Routt County

February 18, 2021

Looking for personalized, local guidance for your land or construction loan? Alpine Bank has flexible financing, local processing and knowledgeable lenders. In Steamboat and Routt County, Lily Lewis stands ready to help make your vision a reality.  With Alpine Bank, you can be assured you get the right loan for your needs. We offer lot …

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Helping Youth Learn Lifelong Money Management Skills: Spotlight on Young Americans Center for Financial Education

Helping Youth Learn Lifelong Money Management Skills: Spotlight on Young Americans Center for Financial Education

February 12, 2021

Many young people grow up unprepared to be in charge of their own financial well-being.  An August 2020 report: Millennials and Money, noted “Millennials tend to rely heavily on debt, engage frequently in expensive short-and long-term money management and display low levels of financial literacy”. The report calls for greater financial education as “Financial literacy …

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Our Loyalty Debit Card & You: Makes Perfect Cents!

Our Loyalty Debit Card & You: Makes Perfect Cents!

February 8, 2021

In 2020, Alpine Bank was able to donate $1.56 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 million in total support that Alpine Bank gave to community groups and nonprofits across Colorado …

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Never Miss a Thing: Topline Summary of Colorado News & More

Never Miss a Thing: Topline Summary of Colorado News & More

February 8, 2021

The Alpine E-Line is a complimentary, ad-free publication of Alpine Bank, delivered directly to your inbox on weekdays. The best part about it? It aggregates current news from the Colorado communities we serve in one convenient, concise enewsletter format. In addition to Colorado news, the E-Line provides national and global news highlights, plus business, mortgage …

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Alpine Bank Wealth Management Q&A with Amanda Miller, CFTA, Vice President

Alpine Bank Wealth Management Q&A with Amanda Miller, CFTA, Vice President

February 8, 2021

Life happens. Will you be ready? We all face life-changing events, both planned and unforeseen—from marriage and children, to finding a new job, sudden illness, divorce and caring for an aging parent. While you can’t always predict what lies ahead, one thing is certain: major life changes will require a reevaluation of your finances and …

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Sweetheart Scams

Sweetheart Scams

February 8, 2021

One of the more popular methods used by scammers to bilk money out of unsuspecting victims is the so-called Sweetheart Scam. What makes this type of fraud especially insidious is that the victims are usually older widows or widowers, at their most vulnerable following the loss of their life partner. Worse, the swindlers are almost …

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SBA Extends COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application Deadline

SBA Extends COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application Deadline

February 8, 2021

With the enactment of a new COVID-19 relief bill, the SBA announces an extension of time to qualify for low-interest loans, as well as new and expanded PPP loan eligibility. The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) recently announced that it extended the deadline for small businesses to apply for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan …

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Make a Point to Go Paperless

Make a Point to Go Paperless

February 8, 2021

Going paperless helps our planet. Trees are needed to make paper, but they also absorb carbon dioxide, which helps to slow climate change. Also, paper production releases toxins which contribute to acid rain and greenhouse gases. Reducing the amount of paper consumed should be a priority for the sake of Mother Earth. Some suggestions on …

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Financing College in the Wake of a Pandemic

Financing College in the Wake of a Pandemic

February 8, 2021

Financing a college education can be daunting even in the best of times. Add a global pandemic and the resulting job insecurity that many people are facing, and choosing which college to attend and how to pay for it can seem overwhelming, particularly when you are the one footing the bill. If college tuition is …

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Support, Scholarships & Student Loans from Alpine Bank

Support, Scholarships & Student Loans from Alpine Bank

February 8, 2021

Alpine Bank places a high value on education, from early childhood to primary and secondary education; high school to higher learning. In fact, we have several programs in place to support youth and families in our communities with their educational activities and goals. Pays for A’s rewards kids for earning good grades twice each year, …

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“Waiting for the World,” by Terri Allender

“Waiting for the World,” by Terri Allender

January 28, 2021

Terri Allender moved to Vail from Denver in 1974, having always wanted to live in the mountains. She began painting in 2007 and has worked in charcoal, pastels, watercolor and oil. She helped found the Vail Valley Art Guild in 2014 with 10 other artists. After she retired in 2016 from being a mental health …

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Ready, Set, Go Green in 2021!

Ready, Set, Go Green in 2021!

January 19, 2021

A new calendar year is an opportune time to start new eco-friendly habits. Let’s resolve to go greener in 2021! Be a more responsible resident of the planet as you kick off the new year: subscribe to paperless billing and statements switch to online newspapers and magazines pay bills online ditch the plastic water bottles …

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Manage your Debt and Expenses

Manage your Debt and Expenses

January 19, 2021

With the COVID-19 pandemic’s recent surge and coronavirus-related unemployment levels remaining high, many people are finding it increasingly difficult to keep on top of expenses and debts. If you are someone who has felt the economic impact of the pandemic and have seen your outstanding debt rise as a result, following are just a few …

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Unemployment Benefit Fraud

Unemployment Benefit Fraud

January 19, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the highest unemployment rates since the Great Depression. Adding to the misfortune, this has also created a ripe opportunity for scammers to steal Americans’ unemployment benefits. These false claims have been filed with information such as a social security number that may have been collected from a data breach. Below …

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Work at Home Scams

Work at Home Scams

January 19, 2021

One thing can be said about scammers: they never let a good crisis pass them by. Such is the case with the COVID pandemic, which has led to an increase in the number of people looking for work-at-home job opportunities. While there are many legitimate work-at-home opportunities, it is essential to look at each one …

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Your 2021 Tax Preparation Starts Now

Your 2021 Tax Preparation Starts Now

January 19, 2021

There is plenty of speculation regarding changes that may occur on the tax front for the 2021 filing year as a result of the new Biden Administration. Even if major tax changes are on the horizon, it will still take time for anything to be passed in Congress. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t be …

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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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Your 2021 Finances

Your 2021 Finances

December 15, 2020

As what feels to many of us like the longest year ever finally draws to a close, it is time to start thinking about 2021. Even though there seems to be good news in the way of a viable vaccine, the unfortunate reality is that it will still be a while before the COVID-19 pandemic …

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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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Dress to Impress the Planet

Dress to Impress the Planet

December 15, 2020

Many people give plenty of attention to their clothes, yet precious little to what goes into fashion. Consider the natural resources consumed in the growing, production and distribution of textiles. Fortunately for the environment, in recent years there has been a surge in green fashion – clothing made from sustainable materials in environmentally friendly ways. …

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Defend Against Digital Fraud

Defend Against Digital Fraud

December 15, 2020

Digital fraud is not only on the rise, it is accelerating and growing more sophisticated. While consumers are benefiting from the rise of e-commerce, mobile payments and computer power, so too are criminals, who can more easily take advantage of their vulnerabilities. Consumers and businesses are the first line of defense against digital fraud, and …

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Take Advantage of Alpine Bank’s Online Banking Services

Take Advantage of Alpine Bank’s Online Banking Services

December 15, 2020

As an Alpine Bank customer we encourage you to take full advantage of our wide array of online banking services. They are secure, easy to use and always available, 24/7, on any internet-connected device–with any Alpine Bank account. Would you like to take care of your banking at home? With our Alpine Online® banking service, …

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Digital Banking: Key Tools for your Business during COVID-19

Digital Banking: Key Tools for your Business during COVID-19

December 9, 2020

With COVID-19 changing the way we do things every day, it’s important to ensure that you can use all the tools at your disposal when it comes to taking care of your business-related finances. Digital banking has come a long way in recent years, and now it can offer many ways for you to stay …

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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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Q&A with Matt Michalski, Alpine Bank Wealth Management Vice President

Q&A with Matt Michalski, Alpine Bank Wealth Management Vice President

November 23, 2020

Q: Given current uncertainties surrounding the pandemic, the economy and the government’s response, is it still a good idea to do year-end financial planning? A: It has been proven over time to be worth your while to update your financial plan to refocus on the future and revisit your long-term goals. Here is a year-end …

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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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Help Our Community by Supporting Mile High United Way

Help Our Community by Supporting Mile High United Way

November 10, 2020

Mile High United Way, the first United Way in the world, works side by side with the community and takes on critical human services issues facing a seven-county footprint, spanning the Metro Denver, Boulder and Broomfield communities. Mobilizing the power of a community united, Mile High United Way brings together the private, public and philanthropic sectors …

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Supporting Students & Reusing a Resource

Supporting Students & Reusing a Resource

November 5, 2020

As COVID-19 required widespread school closures and distance learning for Colorado students in 2020, a digital divide became a chasm. An estimated 54,000 young people across the state lacked an appropriate device or internet access to participate in online learning. In response to this critical need for computers to enable student learning, Alpine Bank joined …

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Cultivating Community through Sustainable Agriculture

Cultivating Community through Sustainable Agriculture

November 5, 2020

Alpine Bank Boulder employees love working in their “green” LEED Gold-certified building. They also welcome the chance to get outside and get their hands dirty volunteering at Growing Gardens whenever they can. Growing Gardens is a remarkable nonprofit organization that has brought sustainable agriculture education and food donations to over 136,000 Boulder County residents over …

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The Grand Junction Tower Uses Less Power

The Grand Junction Tower Uses Less Power

November 5, 2020

One of the guiding principles of Alpine Bank’s Green Team is a commitment to continuous improvement of the bank’s environmental practices. This commitment lives large in the Tower, Alpine’s flagship building, which dominates the downtown Grand Junction skyline. As part of maintaining its certification to the globally recognized ISO 14001 standard for environmental management, Alpine …

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Alpine Bank’s Featured Student – October 2020

Alpine Bank’s Featured Student – October 2020

October 28, 2020

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Summit54 Takes Learning Outside

Summit54 Takes Learning Outside

October 28, 2020

We are all faced with challenges related to COVID-19, yet for young children in their formative years, the negative toll related to school closures is immeasurable. In elementary school, children learn far more than reading and math. Essential social skills such as sharing, teamwork and problem solving are developed through social interaction. Summit54 is providing …

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Warhorse Ranch

Warhorse Ranch

October 28, 2020

In March of 2020, Mike and Valery Lozano of Steamboat Springs established Warhorse Ranch as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Warhorse Ranch is an equine-assisted therapy facility devoted to empowering veterans, first responders and victims of trauma who are affected by PTSD, anxiety and depression. Their board of directors is comprised of veterans, first responders, equine …

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River Bridge Promotes Hope & Healing: Reel It In! Fishing Derby Raises Funds & Awareness

River Bridge Promotes Hope & Healing: Reel It In! Fishing Derby Raises Funds & Awareness

October 28, 2020

For a child who has experienced abuse, they need only tell their story once—to a compassionate listener in a safe, peaceful and home-like environment—to begin the healing process. Located in Glenwood Springs, River Bridge Regional Center is a child advocacy nonprofit that has served nearly 2,000 children and 3,000 non-offending family members in Garfield, Pitkin, …

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