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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College Planning Tips

College Planning Tips

April 24, 2019

             If you have children, a college degree may well be part of your vision for their future. When it comes to graduating college, however, a large number of students who begin college do not actually complete their degrees –and it isn’t because they are lazy or lose interest. One of the biggest factors that …

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Over a Third of Small Businesses Have No Website

Over a Third of Small Businesses Have No Website

April 24, 2019

While many small businesses find a website to be a critical element in running a company in the digital age, a significant portion still do not consider it to be vital. A recent survey from the portfolio website firm Visual Objects found that over a third of small businesses (40 percent) have not invested in …

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Go Green at Home

Go Green at Home

April 24, 2019

Recycling around the home goes far beyond the weekly recycling bin pick up. There are many ways to “go green” and do even more earth-friendly practices around your home outside of the normal plastic, aluminum and glass recycling. Let’s look at a few different ways to reuse, recycle, repurpose and upcycle around the home. Books- …

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Time-share Scams

Time-share Scams

April 24, 2019

Born in the late 1970s, the time-share industry has received its fair share of scrutiny for high-pressure sales tactics. Under pressure by state regulators, the industry has largely cleaned up its act in recent years, but buyers still need to beware. The real scam occurs when owners feel the need to get out from under …

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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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Save for Retirement with a Spousal IRA

Save for Retirement with a Spousal IRA

March 18, 2019

Soaring childcare costs are spurring more and more people –both women and men– to take a break from traditional careers in order to care for school-age children. But that doesn’t mean they should pause their retirement savings as well. Though taking a break from working means an end to regular paychecks and retirement benefits such …

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Latest Developments in Electric Vehicles

Latest Developments in Electric Vehicles

March 18, 2019

Manufacturers are introducing more and more electric vehicles (EV) to the market today. As electric vehicles continue to evolve, they are offering longer driving distances before charges, quicker acceleration, and more technological and performance improvements. Among the most noteworthy developments for EV’s is the declining price of lithium-ion batteries. Initially, these batteries composed nearly half …

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How to Avoid Work from Home Scams

How to Avoid Work from Home Scams

March 18, 2019

You may be familiar with the ads: easy money (or big paychecks), no experience, one hour a day, work from home. Sound too good to be true? It probably is. In fact, for every legitimate work from home opportunity, there are 70 work from home scams that attempt to rob you of your money. While …

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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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Calculate your Carbon Footprint

Calculate your Carbon Footprint

February 20, 2019

A carbon footprint is based on the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) that a person contributes to the environment each year. This is calculated from how many miles you drive on an annual basis to your electricity usage and various other factors. There are a wide variety of websites that offer useful emission calculators to …

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Tax Scams are Surging – Beware!

Tax Scams are Surging – Beware!

February 20, 2019

Each year Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax scam artists dupe thousands of taxpayers into revealing sensitive information that leads to stolen identities and money. And, as their methods become more sophisticated and pervasive, they are becoming harder to detect as fraud. As with any type of scam, you are the first and last line of …

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Scholarship Opportunities:  A Message From Our Chairman

Scholarship Opportunities: A Message From Our Chairman

February 15, 2019

“In January 1973, when we opened the doors of our first bank in Carbondale, Colorado, Alpine Bank’s mission as a community bank was to be just that – focused on community. We can think of no better community endeavor than to help our neighbors further their education. We are proud to offer these scholarships as well as …

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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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Home Electronics: The Energy Vampires

Home Electronics: The Energy Vampires

January 16, 2019

Did you know that an estimated 10 to 15 percent of all electricity used in the home is typically consumed by electronic devices? Thus, computers, televisions and other electronics are termed ‘vampires’ as they suck energy while they are plugged in, even when not in use. Home electronics seem to keep multiplying in this day …

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Be Aware of the Latest Cyber-fraud Tactics

Be Aware of the Latest Cyber-fraud Tactics

January 16, 2019

Another year and another cybercrime tactic. Just as technology seems to change and advance at the speed of light, so too do the scams that cybercriminals rely on to steal from individuals and organizations. As with past years, one of the newest approaches cybercriminals are relying on is impersonating the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). This …

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Ring in 2019 with a Financial Plan

Ring in 2019 with a Financial Plan

January 16, 2019

If making resolutions are part of your plans for the new year, make sure that some of them are financial. With a little bit of planning, your financial resolutions could begin paying off before you’ve abandoned your last diet or exercise-related resolutions –which is apparently before the end of February for most Americans, according to …

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Romance Scams

Romance Scams

January 16, 2019

It was purely an online connection – a dalliance into digital romance with hopes of leading to something real. She met him on a dating site where he stood out among all the other suitors. They would never meet in person, but she still fell in love and wanted to make him happy. After a …

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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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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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Here’s Who- The Winner Is…

Here’s Who- The Winner Is…

December 12, 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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Year-end Charitable Gifts

Year-end Charitable Gifts

December 6, 2018

           With the holiday season already upon us and the calendar year rapidly winding to a close, it is once again time to start thinking about gift-giving–from presents for family and loved ones to charitable contributions made to nonprofit organizations. In the wake of last year’s year-end tax changes, however, you may want to consider …

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SBA Touts its Lending Momentum

SBA Touts its Lending Momentum

December 6, 2018

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently announced its lending numbers for fiscal year 2018 (FY18), highlighting that it guaranteed more than $30 billion to small businesses that it says would not have had access to capital otherwise. “We are providing tools, resources and access to capital for America’s 30 million small businesses, and our …

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Green Cleaning

Green Cleaning

December 6, 2018

The basic idea for being green when you clean is to be environmentally friendly and have less of an effect on human health than with traditional cleaning products. Using green-cleaning products and natural cleaners offer a safe and non-toxic way to clean your home. From cleaning the kitchen, bathrooms, windows and more, green cleaning uses …

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Protect Yourself from Business Email Fraud

Protect Yourself from Business Email Fraud

December 6, 2018

Cyber attackers continue to evolve an email attack called CEO Fraud or Business Email Compromise. These are targeted email attacks that trick their victim into wiring money to cybercriminals. The FBI says losses are already in the billions of dollars and are growing. The cyber attackers research their intended victim on the internet, then craft …

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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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Tackle Estate Planning

Tackle Estate Planning

November 19, 2018

It has been more than 230 years since poet Robert Burns wrote the words “the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry,” yet the phrase remains with us today. While things don’t always go the way we plan, when it comes to your financial and healthcare future, you need to make a …

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Get Your Specific FICO Score Before Borrowing

Get Your Specific FICO Score Before Borrowing

November 19, 2018

If you’ve ever applied for a loan or credit, you are probably aware of the importance of your credit score –the three-digit number used to measure how likely you are to pay back what you borrow.  What you may not be aware of is that you have multiple credit scores specific to different types of …

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Stop Fraud Colorado!

Stop Fraud Colorado!

November 19, 2018

As part of wishing you a happy holiday season, Alpine Bank wants to share some tips from the Colorado Attorney General on how to keep your holiday fraud free. Unfortunately, this time of year provides opportunities for unscrupulous individuals to take advantage of our generous natures. Be alert for charity scams, identity theft and different …

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Energy Saving Tips: Water Heaters

Energy Saving Tips: Water Heaters

November 19, 2018

Energy-efficient water heaters save not only energy, they save money too. There are different types water heaters, ranging from tankless/on-demand water heaters to conventional ones that encompass an insulated storage tank. Even solar-powered models are available. Here are four quick tips for saving energy with your home’s water heater: Evaluate the best fuel type and …

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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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Making Your Accounts More Secure

Making Your Accounts More Secure

October 5, 2018

Here are six Cyber Security tips to make your accounts even more secure: TIP #1 – Multi-Factor authentication and notifications Enabling login notifications, account notifications, and multi-factor authentication on all of your accounts can greatly reduce the effects of your password getting compromised. • Turn on Login notifications. • Enable multi-factor authentication or one-time passcodes …

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Small Businesses Pleased With Business Conditions

Small Businesses Pleased With Business Conditions

October 5, 2018

CNBC and SurveyMonkey recently announced results from their quarterly small business survey. Every quarter, the two organizations poll over 2,000 small business owners to “measure the vitality of the American economy,” and get a sense of how small business owners view the current landscape. Fifty-eight percent of small business owners believe overall conditions are good. …

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Retirement Planning: Professional Help Can Pay Off

Retirement Planning: Professional Help Can Pay Off

October 5, 2018

Gone are the days when retirement meant the ability to live comfortably off payouts from a pension plan and Social Security benefits. People are living longer, increasing the odds that the average retiree will face significant medical expenses or long-term care. Planning for retirement has become more important than ever. According to the U.S. Census …

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Save Energy in Your Kitchen

Save Energy in Your Kitchen

October 5, 2018

The kitchen is considered the heart of the home. It also uses the most energy in the home. From large to small kitchen appliances, they all take energy to run. Let’s look at a few simple ways to save energy in the kitchen: Refrigerator/Freezer: According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the average refrigerator costs …

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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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