Business Briefs August 1, 2016 |

Business Briefs August 1, 2016

Alpine Bank grants $30,000 in celebration of Colorado Day

Cultural and historical community nonprofits benefit; the Glenwood Historical Society and Bookcliffs Arts Council in the Colorado River Valley region each awarded $1,876

Alpine Bank is celebrating the 140th Colorado Day with awards totaling $30,000 to nonprofits with a historic preservation or cultural mission. In the Colorado River Valley region, the Glenwood Historical Society/Frontier Museum and Rifle’s Bookcliffs Arts Center are the selected beneficiaries of the grants, each in the amount of $1,876.

The Glenwood Historical Society operates the Frontier Museum, which showcases what Victorian-era life was like for residents and visitors in Glenwood Springs. Each October, the organization hosts its annual ghost walk through Linwood Cemetery, with entertaining commentary presented by costumed actors who portray historic, long-deceased local characters. “We recently changed our organization name,” said Bill Kight, executive director. “The grant funds came at a perfect time to buy a much-needed new sign.”

The Bookcliffs Arts Center offers visual arts classes that are open to the public, as well as an outdoor summer music series. “We’re adding more art classes for kids of all ages, at different levels of mastery,” said Marcey Hodshire, development director. “The unexpected funds awarded by Alpine Bank will go toward supplies for the classes to help keep fees low.”

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