Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers Celebrates 25 Years of Community-Powered Stewardship

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers Celebrates 25 Years of Community-Powered Stewardship

June 3, 2020

Twenty-five years ago a group of local residents saw the need to engage the community in stewarding the vast public lands that make the Roaring Fork Valley such an amazing place to live and visit. The goal was to inspire citizen stewardship and volunteerism while supporting land managers with the expertise, resources and sweat-equity to …

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Feed the Truckers

Feed the Truckers

June 3, 2020

We live in unprecedented times. The trucking industry is more important than ever in this pandemic, and drivers have a unique challenge when it comes to eating on the road. When Mike and Jamie Williams, owners of Big Mike’s Pork ‘N Wings food truck in Grand Junction saw this challenge, they knew they had to …

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SpeakUp ReachOut Expands Offerings in Suicide Prevention & Awareness

SpeakUp ReachOut Expands Offerings in Suicide Prevention & Awareness

June 3, 2020

SpeakUp ReachOut (SURO) started in 2009 as a group of concerned community members who wanted to make a difference. Over the past 11 years the organization has trained over 8,000 adults and 6,000 youth in suicide prevention with a very small staff. In 2020, SpeakUp ReachOut is bringing on more team members and new initiatives …

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Cherry Creek Schools Help Produce Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Cherry Creek Schools Help Produce Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

June 3, 2020

While in-person classes are currently on hold due to the novel coronavirus, schools in the Cherry Creek School District (CCSD) are still creating and innovating. At five sites across the district, state-of-the-art equipment that’s normally used to teach students the latest in advanced manufacturing is serving a different purpose. Fabrication labs at these schools are …

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Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) Snow Sports Alliance Program Returns in Summit County

Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) Snow Sports Alliance Program Returns in Summit County

June 3, 2020

This Breckenridge-based nonprofit organization, which is dedicated to expanding the potential of young people with disabilities and special needs, finds its Snow Sports Alliance Program back on track due to funding help and the active involvement of Alpine Bank.  As part of the program, in conjunction with Summit County Mountain Mentors, each student receives 10 …

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Two Southwest Colorado Nonprofits Merge

Two Southwest Colorado Nonprofits Merge

June 3, 2020

Stronger Together. Over the past few months this has been a phrase that has taken on significant meaning in light of the tremendous impacts of COVID-19 spreading throughout the globe, our nation and here in Colorado. Many of us have had to adapt quickly in our professional and personal lives. Discussions about ways to be …

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Alpine Bank’s Featured Student – June 2020

Alpine Bank’s Featured Student – June 2020

May 29, 2020

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Ways to Keep Employees Safe While Reopening During COVID-19

Ways to Keep Employees Safe While Reopening During COVID-19

May 27, 2020

As you plan on the gradual reopening of your business, keep in mind not only state and local guidelines and regulations, but also the well-being of your employees and customers. With all the changes we now face in our daily lives with staying safe, it’s imperative for business owners to get creative with their strategies …

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Alpine Bank’s Featured Student – May 2020

Alpine Bank’s Featured Student – May 2020

May 20, 2020

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Five Ways to Offer Excellent Customer Service During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Five Ways to Offer Excellent Customer Service During the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 20, 2020

We are living in unprecedented times as businesses and consumers learn to navigate the challenges of COVID-19. Everyone is adjusting behaviors and learning to work together to get through this trying time. With the right adjustments, your small business can provide excellent customer service that builds trust with your loyal customers during this trying time. …

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Q&A with Jesse Bopp, Vice President, Alpine Bank Wealth Management

Q&A with Jesse Bopp, Vice President, Alpine Bank Wealth Management

May 15, 2020

Q: What do I need to know about designating beneficiaries on my financial and retirement accounts? A: To correctly designate beneficiaries on financial and retirement accounts, consider the following: use the official form provided by the bank or financial institution; name primary and secondary (contingent) beneficiaries; use caution if listing minors (beneficiaries who are not …

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Use Credit Wisely in Uncertain Times

Use Credit Wisely in Uncertain Times

May 15, 2020

Relying on credit cards is never ideal, but there are times when it may be a necessity. The emergence of COVID-19 and the extraordinary measures it has necessitated have meant radical changes in the daily lives of people around the world. With people forced to stay at home and businesses having to temporarily, or in …

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Marriage and Money

Marriage and Money

May 15, 2020

Marriage is for better or worse –it says it right there in the vows. No one gets married with expectations of bad things happening in their relationships or their lives. In the midst of a global pandemic that is wreaking havoc on people’s lives and economies around the world, however, some may look at the …

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Buying Used Versus New

Buying Used Versus New

May 15, 2020

People tend to buy new items before the things they already have are broken or unusable. That means that they replace many items that still have lots of life left. Manufacturing new vehicles, clothing, building supplies, furniture, appliances and other household items when we already have ones that are still perfectly serviceable wastes valuable natural …

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Beware of COVID-19 Scams

Beware of COVID-19 Scams

May 15, 2020

We all know that scammers and fraudsters are not ones to let a crisis go to waste. The COVID-19 crisis has unleashed a tsunami of scams preying on the virus-related fears of many Americans. The FCC, FTC, FEMA and the FBI are reporting a significant uptick in text messages, emails and robocalls, offering fake cures …

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Alpine Voted Best Bank

Alpine Voted Best Bank

May 15, 2020

ColoradoBiz magazine recently announced Alpine Bank is the winner of its Best Bank 2020 award honors, as well as receiving runner up recognition in its Wealth Management and Mortgage award categories for this year in this annual poll. “While current times are testing us all, we deeply appreciate this recognition from our customers to whom …

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Supporting Steamboat BINGO

Supporting Steamboat BINGO

May 8, 2020

Thank you for Supporting Steamboat and playing BINGO! You call the squares by purchasing & donating. 5 in a row: up, down or diagonal WINS! PRIZES: $100 Gift Cards provided by Alpine Bank from all 20 participating businesses. Gift cards drawn at random. 20 Gift Cards = 20 Winners! Limit of 1 prize per person …

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TEAM LEADER TIPS

TEAM LEADER TIPS

April 30, 2020

Employees having to work from home for the first time may seem daunting for you as a team leader and your team members as well. Here are some tips for Team Building during these troubling times. Team Building During Social Distancing Making the transition from working in the same building as your team to everyone …

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Financing College for Your Child

Financing College for Your Child

April 17, 2020

Funding a child’s college education is one of the biggest expenses you will have in your lifetime, so it is never too early to start planning and saving. Just make sure that you are doing so in the smartest way possible and that you aren’t sacrificing equally important things, such as saving for your own …

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Grow Green This Summer

Grow Green This Summer

April 17, 2020

Believe it or not, spring is on the way! Soon, you’ll be digging your hands in the soil, planting and nurturing your plants and seedlings. How can you ensure your little piece of nature is growing in harmony with the environment? Go green in your garden with organic fertilizers and pesticides. Consider making compost from …

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How to Avoid Work-from-home Scams

How to Avoid Work-from-home Scams

April 17, 2020

You’ve probably seen the ads on the internet or posted around your town – “Make easy cash working from home, no experience needed.” While it sounds appealing, it’s probably a scam. Most of these “opportunities” are, and they are designed to liberate you from your money. While there are many legitimate work-from-home opportunities, it’s important …

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Coffee For The Courageous

Coffee For The Courageous

April 14, 2020

Alpine Bank wants to thank our Healthcare Heroes and First Responders for their selfless, brave work during the COVID-19 outbreak. We’re buying a cup of coffee—or any beverage up to $6 in value—for all healthcare workers AND fire protection, law enforcement and emergency responders, at these participating local coffee shops and restaurants: Parachute The Little …

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Making Ag Matter In Steamboat

Making Ag Matter In Steamboat

April 13, 2020

The Community Agriculture Alliance (CAA) is a nonprofit organization based in Steamboat Springs and serving the Yampa Valley. CAA has been promoting local agriculture in northwest Colorado since 1999 and bridging the gap between farming, recreation and business interests in the region. With a 59-day growing season in Steamboat, it is remarkable that the CAA online …

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Alone With A Frog

Alone With A Frog

April 10, 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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Fly Fishing at Sunset

Fly Fishing at Sunset

April 10, 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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Happy Anniversary Jody Baehr

Happy Anniversary Jody Baehr

April 3, 2020

22 Years 264 Months 1,056 Weeks 7392 Calendar Days 10,644,480 Minutes Jody Baehr’s career trajectory from teller to assistant vice president is a familiar story within Alpine Bank, where people who shine in customer service, communication and relationships are the core of the organization. Since she started at the bank in 1998, she’s also been …

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Happy Anniversary Kent Wilson

Happy Anniversary Kent Wilson

April 3, 2020

22 Years 264 Months 1,056 Weeks 7392 Calendar Days 10,644,480 Minutes For Kent Wilson, consistency is key. He started his career at Alpine Bank Glenwood Springs as assistant vice president and serves as senior vice president at the same branch today. He specializes in commercial and construction loans. Many of Kent’s loyal clients have become …

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Happy Anniversary Susie Campbell

Happy Anniversary Susie Campbell

April 3, 2020

26 Years 312 Months 1248 Weeks 8736 Calendar Days 13,665,600 Minutes Susie Campbell recounts her early days with Alpine Bank: she would shred paper, count coins, do research or happily complete any other task that came her way. Back then she was a student at Basalt High School and worked part-time at the bank. Now, …

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Happy Anniversary Jay Rickstrew

Happy Anniversary Jay Rickstrew

March 31, 2020

25 Years 300 Months 1200 Weeks 8400 Calendar Days 13,140,000 Minutes Jay Rickstrew started his Alpine Bank career in Carbondale as a loan officer. Now, he leads the Colorado River Valley region, the six bank branches from Glenwood Springs to Battlement Mesa, as its regional president. Jay is a very familiar face in Rifle, the …

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Help us Give Back to Your Community

Help us Give Back to Your Community

March 27, 2020

We’ve been a part of Colorado since 1973, and we are here for you now. In a time when we’re all looking for ways to support our local communities, we encourage you to keep shopping locally and to use your Alpine Bank Loyalty Debit Card. Remember that every time you use it, Alpine Bank donates …

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Alpine Bank Updates in Response to Coronavirus

Alpine Bank Updates in Response to Coronavirus

March 27, 2020

For the latest information from Alpine Bank regarding the rapidly evolving coronavirus outbreak and for information about branch hours and operations affected by COVID-19, visit the updates page below.

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Q&A with Melissa Knutson, CFP®, Assistant Vice President, Alpine Bank Wealth Management

Q&A with Melissa Knutson, CFP®, Assistant Vice President, Alpine Bank Wealth Management

March 25, 2020

Q: Help! What do I need to do to file my taxes? A: Because the IRS has extended the tax filing deadline from April 15 to July 15, you have some more time. Here’s what you need to do: Locate copies of last year’s federal and state tax returns. It’s always easiest for you or …

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Start an IRA for Your Child

Start an IRA for Your Child

March 23, 2020

Most people open individual retirement accounts (IRA) once they get their first full-time job–typically in their early-to-mid 20s. But if your child begins working at any point before then, starting an IRA for them during childhood, regardless of how young they may be, can give them a huge jump on building significant retirement savings for …

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Spring Clean Green!

Spring Clean Green!

March 23, 2020

Make cleansers, disinfectants and air fresheners at home from natural ingredients that are both eco-friendly and budget friendly. Here are recipes for some common household cleansers for spring cleaning your environment without harming Mother Earth’s. All-Purpose Cleaner Mix: 1/2 cup vinegar 1/4 cup baking soda 1/2 gallon water Window Cleaner Mix: 2 teaspoons white vinegar …

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The Importance of Setting Savings Goals

The Importance of Setting Savings Goals

March 23, 2020

From weight loss to finances, the key to meeting your goals is a clear vision of what you want to accomplish, along with realistic expectations to achieve them. This also holds true for building your savings. Whether your desire is a sizable nest egg for retirement, setting aside money for future generations or funding for …

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IRS Tax Fraud and Scams

IRS Tax Fraud and Scams

March 23, 2020

As tax season approaches, taxpayers need to be on alert for the annual surge in IRS tax scams. Tax fraud can come in many different forms, but it is typically perpetrated through phone scams and email phishing. As with any type of scam, you are the first and last line of defense, so it is …

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Water into a Lake

Water into a Lake

March 18, 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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For Business Success, Practice Proactive Financial Wellness

For Business Success, Practice Proactive Financial Wellness

March 9, 2020

Building on the momentum of the last few years, the new decade holds tremendous promise for small businesses. But business owners who have been in business for any length of time understand that there will be peaks and valleys along the way. Whether your business is just out of the starting gate or celebrating its …

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A Message from Special Olympics Colorado

A Message from Special Olympics Colorado

February 27, 2020

Special Olympics Colorado (SOCO) is a movement that unleashes the human spirit every day throughout our state through the transformative power and joy of sport. Through programming in sports, health, education and community building, SOCO is tackling the inactivity, stigma, isolation and injustice faced by people with intellectual disabilities (ID). Our work goes far beyond …

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Alpine Bank Wealth Management Tops $1 Billion

Alpine Bank Wealth Management Tops $1 Billion

February 20, 2020

Alpine Bank Wealth Management (ABWM) has started the new year by surpassing $1 billion in assets managed for clients for the first time in its history as a division of the bank. “To our clients we say thank you for placing their trust in us,” said Tim Kenczewicz, president of Alpine Bank Wealth Management. “Our …

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SBA Expands HUBZone Opportunities to Small Businesses

SBA Expands HUBZone Opportunities to Small Businesses

February 20, 2020

The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) recently issued a final rule to implement changes to its Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) program. The changes are designed to attract small businesses and encourage them to invest in these economically distressed communities that make up the HUBZones. This includes hiring residents from within the HUBZones. According …

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Dating Scams

Dating Scams

February 20, 2020

For the millions of people who turn to online dating or social networking sites to meet their true love, there is a chance their romantic dreams will turn into nightmares. In 2018, victims of dating scams reported $143 million in losses – more than any other type of scam reported to the Federal Trade Commission …

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Eat Well for the Planet

Eat Well for the Planet

February 20, 2020

Food waste has serious impacts on the environment, including needless depletion of natural resources and production of greenhouse gasses as it decays. In the U.S., 40% of food gets discarded yearly, which amounts to 1,160 pounds by a family of four. To do your part to lessen food waste: Plan meals in advance. You’ll know …

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Things to Consider Before Starting a Family

Things to Consider Before Starting a Family

February 20, 2020

Starting a family changes every aspect of your life, particularly your finances. When it comes to family planning, financial planning should be a large part of the equation–whether you are still thinking about starting a family, or if a baby is already on the way.             The cost of raising a child born in 2015 to age …

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Roth vs. Traditional IRA

Roth vs. Traditional IRA

February 20, 2020

Q: What is the difference between a Roth IRA and a Traditional IRA? A. The two types of Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) are similar retirement savings vehicles.  Contact a member of our Wealth Management team to learn how Alpine Bank Wealth Management can help you achieve financial independence, here. Products of our Wealth Management service are …

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Alpine Bank’s Featured Student – January 2020

Alpine Bank’s Featured Student – January 2020

February 10, 2020

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Denver Theatre is a National Leader: a Message from Phamaly Theatre

Denver Theatre is a National Leader: a Message from Phamaly Theatre

February 3, 2020

Phamaly Theatre Company is the foremost disability-affirmative, nonprofit theatre company in the country. Currently in our 31st year as a homegrown, award-winning Denver arts organization, Phamaly produces professional plays and musicals cast entirely of performers with all nature of disabilities: physical, emotional, intellectual and cognitive.  Phamaly’s mission is to be a creative home for theatre artists with …

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Investing in Success—a Message from Cherry Creek Schools Foundation

Investing in Success—a Message from Cherry Creek Schools Foundation

February 3, 2020

The Cherry Creek Schools Foundation (CCSF) connects our community to the Cherry Creek School District by identifying resources and partnerships that support innovative programs and meaningful educational opportunities for all of the District’s students and educators. The Cherry Creek School District is the fourth largest in Colorado. Located in the southeast Denver metropolitan area, the …

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Atop of a Mountain

Atop of a Mountain

January 29, 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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Snowy Mountains

Snowy Mountains

January 29, 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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