Alpine Bank is committing once again to participate in National Volunteer Week, April 23-29.
Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to shine a light on the people and causes that inspire us to serve. Volunteerism empowers individuals to find their purpose, to take their passion and turn it into meaningful change.
Long supporting and encouraging staff to be involved in their communities, Alpine Bank provides each employee with 24 hours of paid volunteer time per year. Employees regularly give back, partaking in a variety of tasks to help ensure that their communities are healthy, vibrant and strong. This year, Alpine Bank is striving for 640 cumulative volunteer hours during National Volunteer Week, one hour of giving for every employee.
Alpine Bank is also holding a National Volunteer Week contest. Join Alpine Bank in celebrating National Volunteer Week by entering to win your favorite nonprofit $2,500. To participate, simply head over to the Alpine Bank Facebook page and like and comment on the National Volunteer Week video telling Alpine Bank which Colorado nonprofit is your favorite to enter them to win.
Visit www.alpinebank.com to read more about how Alpine Bank gets involved with National Volunteer Week and to read the full contest rules.
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.