Monument association among recipients of bank grants

Alpine Bank has awarded a total of $30,000 to nonprofit organizations involved in historic preservation and cultural missions as part of a Colorado Day observance.

The Colorado National Monument Association received one of the grants for $1,876. The association assists and supports the Colorado National Monument, a unit of the National Park Service near Grand Junction featuring more than 20,000 acres of red rock canyons.

Colorado Day on Aug. 1 commemorates the day when Colorado became a state in 1876.

“It’s a special honor to receive recognition from Alpine Bank in celebration of Colorado Day. As Colorado’s geologic gem, these funds will benefit our continued work in partnership with the National Park Service. Our association strives to inspire our community and visitors to learn about, play in and protect this amazing resource,” said Dan Flenniken, vice chairman of the association board of directors.