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New FNBR office holds grand opening

First National Bank of the Rockies is holding a grand opening of its new Steamboat Springs office from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. The building is at 270 Anglers Drive, next to McDonald’s.

FNBR entered the Steamboat market in 2004, operating out of a nearby temporary facility while the new office was being constructed. The $3.2 million building was designed by the architectural firm of Eric Smith & Associates; the general contractor was Amaron-Folkestead.

The grand opening event will include food, refreshments, music and drawings for prizes, including a widescreen TV. The bank will barbecue the steer it recently purchased at the Routt County Fair. The first 200 guests will receive $5 McDonald’s gift cards, and for every new account opened, FNBR will donate $10 to United Way. During the event, guests are encouraged to register to win a widescreen TV or DVD player. The drawing will take place at 3 p.m. Oct. 7.



Funny money hits Steamboat Springs

Businesses beware – there is some funny money being passed in Steamboat Springs.

This week, more than $600 in counterfeit bills has been discovered and taken into evidence by the Steamboat Springs Police Department.



At least nine stores have encountered fake bills, including two liquor stores, a hardware store, a business that sells eyewear and a floral shop.

A fake $20 bill also showed up at a downtown bank.

Detectives are investigating the incidents.

Police encourage businesses to use the security features found on U.S. currency to determine whether bills are real or counterfeit.

Visit http://www.moneyfactory.gov for information on the currency security features such as watermarks and micro-printed type.


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