FNBR has new name: Bank of the San Juans

Workers spent a couple days last week making the official change from First National Bank of the Rockies to Bank of the San Juans. Bank officials promise an increase in assets with the buy-out but the same small-town friendliness and service that First National Bank of the Rockies customers have grown accustomed to.

RBC I First National Bank of the Rockies officially became the Bank of the San Juans last week after the oldest banks in Meeker and Rangely were acquired by Montana-based Glacier Bancorp Inc.

Glacier Bancorp buys First National Bank of the Rockies

MONTANA I Glacier Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: GBCI) last week announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire First National Bank of the Rockies (FNBR), a community bank based in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Theos elected to FNBR board

MEEKER I First National Bank of the Rockies president and CEO Pete Waller has announced that Angelo (Butch) Theos has been elected to serve on the bank’s board of directors.

Teach children to save program

RBC I Participating in the American Bankers Association’s Teach Children to Save Program, First National Bank of the Rockies recently made presentations to a total of 655 students throughout the Western Slope.

FNBR introduces Droid app

RBC | Customers of First National Bank of the Rockies who own Droid smart phones can now download the Droid app for online banking convenience.

Bank encourages customers to “get smart about credit”

RBC I In recognition of the National Get Smart About Credit Campaign, First National Bank of the Rockies (FNBR) urges its customers to educate themselves on responsible credit habits.

Young named senior vice president

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MEEKER I Todd Young, formerly bank manager of the First National Bank of the Rockies – Meeker office, has been named senior vice president of retail banking. In this new position Young manages the FNBR bank managers at all 10 locations across western Colorado.

Bank lesson…

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Meeker Elementary School fourth-graders and their teacher, Nikki Foreback, visited with Sabine Murray and Jessica Browning from First National Bank of the Rockies (FNBR) Oct. 17 to learn about spending and saving money.

FNBR gives savings bond to Facebook fans

First National Bank of the Rockies (FNBR) gives away a $100 savings bond every week to one of its lucky Facebook fans. Now through June 24, 2011, a Facebook fan will be randomly chosen weekly to win the prize.

Waller posts blog on Post Web site

RBC — Soon after the story appeared last week in The Denver Post, citing First National Bank of the Rockies as one of seven Colorado banks ordered “to clean up their practices,” FNBR President Peter Waller fired off a response, by posting a blog on The Post’s Web site.

Bank president responds to Post allegations

RBC — Peter Waller, president of First National Bank of the Rockies, knew there was going to be a story last week in The Denver Post, which would mention the bank. But, when he saw the published story, he didn’t like what was reported.

CNCC works with FNBR to offer business banking degree

RANGELY — A new two-year business and banking degree program is available now at Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC). Students interested in the banking field can earn an associate’s degree through the program, which will be offered at all five CNCC locations in western Colorado, as well as online.