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Business briefs for June 19

Ruth Dombrowski joins Alpine Bank

Steamboat Springs banking veteran Ruth Dombrowski has joined Alpine Bank as vice president of lending.

Dombrowski has 24 years of banking experience in Routt County. She is an active board member of Advocates Against Battering and Abuse, Yampa Valley Recycles and Main Street Steamboat Springs, and is a member of Euzoa Bible Church.

Limberg earns Master of Real Estate status

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Jill Limberg, a Realtor with Colorado Group Realty, was recently awarded the Master of Real Estate designation.

The Master of Real Estate designation is designed to provide advanced training beyond the GRI designation. Important skills for the real estate business are fully explored by MRE candidates.

The MRE program is designed for students with 3 years or more experience in the real estate business. It requires a total of 96 hours of education to be accomplished, or 10 years of active real estate business experience and 56 hours of education. All students are required to complete the core program, which consists of Advanced Law III, Advanced Law IV, Advanced Contracts and Advanced Closings.

Steamboat Ski Corp. photographer honored

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Larry Pierce, the Steam–boat Ski Area’s still photographer, was honored by Colorado Ski Country USA with the inaugural Durrance Photojournalism Award in the lifestyle category during the general session of its annual meeting this month.

“The resort and the entire community is extremely fortunate to have someone of Larry’s talents portraying Steamboat to the world,” said Chris Diamond, president of the resort. “If an image is truly worth a 1,000 words, Larry’s photos have generated volumes for Ski Town U.S.A, and this award is well-deserved.”

Pierce has more than 25 years of experience in sport, destination, clothing and lifestyle photography. To see his work, go to