Citywide Banks Helps Boulder’s Holiday Star on Flagstaff Mountain Shine Nightly

Boulder Holiday Star on Flagstaff Mountain

CU Boulder students in the ROTC program participate in color guard ceremony at the lighting of the Boulder Star on Veterans Day, November 11, 2015. Photos courtesy of John Tayer and the Boulder Chamber.

Boulder’s Star on Flagstaff Mountain is now illuminated nightly through the holiday season. The first lighting of the year took place in a special ceremony on November 11, 2015, as a Veteran’s Day tribute. The lighting event was attended by Boulder’s Mayor, Matt Appelbaum, Congressman Jared Polis, Boulder Chamber’s John Tayer, Citywide Banks’ Blake Peterson, Dr. Lisa Severy, Commander Walt Morgan, and other special guests.  Citywide Banks has been an annual contributor to the Boulder Star, including a recent contribution to upgrade it with more reliable and energy efficient LED bulbs.

“Since 1947, the Star above Boulder has been a symbol of community spirit, through good times and bad,” commented Blake Peterson, president of Citywide Banks Boulder. “Partnering with the Boulder Chamber, who maintains the Star, Citywide Banks is proud to help keep this great tradition alive with volunteer hours and charitable contributions.”

First illuminated in December 1947, the Boulder Star has become an annual fixture in the city. One of the most memorable moments in its history was when it remained illuminated for several months in support of the Americans held hostage in Iran in 1979-80. When it fell into disrepair during the 1980s the Boulder Chamber led the campaign to fund repairs and took responsibility for its upkeep. Another chief partner in the maintenance of the Star has been Craig Reynolds of Lord & Reynolds Electrical Services. Reynolds has dedicated countless volunteer hours to keep the Star’s lights shining brightly over the years.

2015 cover art for the Star’s Holiday Card

You Can Support the Star with Holiday Cards
The Boulder Chamber is now selling Holiday Star Cards online and at select Boulder retailers. Proceeds from the sale of the cards support the Boulder Star Fund of the Boulder Chamber, a community collaboration that provides for the routine maintenance and upkeep of the Star and also supports the work of community nonprofit organizations. Help keep the Boulder Star shining and support community nonprofit organizations by ordering star cards for your business.

About Citywide Banks
Colorado owned and family operated since 1963, Citywide Banks specializes in commercial lending, deposit accounts and treasury management solutions for businesses throughout Denver and Boulder. The bank and its team of more than 230 Front Range employees is a proud supporter of hundreds of local charities through employee volunteering, financial contributions, and social media awareness campaigns. For more information, please visit the bank’s website at www.CitywideBanks.comCitywide Banks is Member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

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