KVNF Community Radio and Alpine Bank are partnering to create The Alpine Bank Community Matching Fund. The fund supports the region's nonprofits to share their message throughout KVNF's listening area.
Beginning Sept. 1, Delta, Montrose and Ouray County-based nonprofit organizations are able to have their underwriting purchases matched dollar-for-dollar by the Alpine Bank Community Matching Fund thus doubling the impact of their message. Eligible nonprofits can submit a short application to Alpine Bank detailing how they will use their underwriting dollars. Matching grants will be made on a first-come first-served basis. The fund will match up to $300 annually per organization.
Nonprofits can use underwriting, or on-air sponsorship, to increase the public's awareness of their service to the community, upcoming events, volunteer opportunities and more.
"This funding opportunity is a fantastic way for us to assist local nonprofits with their outreach and awareness in a new and unique way. Additionally, this program is a great fit with our Alpine Bank values," says Allison Nadel, Alpine Bank regional marketing director.
Applications can be found on KVNF's website, www.kvnf.org.
The election results are in at the local, state and national level, and as expected, Democrats are doing well in state and national races. Colorado has elected Jared Polis as governor; nationally the Republicans appear to retain control of the Senate while Democrats now control the House of Representative.
With a ballot full of local and state measures, voter turnout in Delta County topped 71%, with 15,889 ballots cast. Statewide, voter turnout was just over 52%.
Of the three Delta County residents seeking state offices, Matt Soper won over Thea Chase in State Representative Dist. 54; Mike Mason lost to Julie McCluskie in State Representative Dist. 61; and Olen Lund lost to Kerry Donovan in State Senate Dist. 5.
Locally, in the City of Delta voters rejected a .5% sales tax increase to fund recreation, as well as recreational marijuana sales. The sale of medical marijuana and cultivation/manufacturing facilities was approved by a slim margin. Delta voters also gave the city the green light to move forward with selling or trading the Cottonwood and Riverbend Park, and to sell the old Municipal Light and Power Building.