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High Country Bank issued a statement Sunday evening announcing that effective Monday, March 16, due to the spread of the coronavirus known as COVID-19, that it is temporarily closing the lobbies at their their Salida Highway, Salida Downtown, Buena Vista, and Cañon City locations.

High Country Bank’s Salida location on U.S. 50. Bank lobbies will be temporarily closed to walk-in customer service, but drive-through service is operating. Photo by Henry DeKam.

“In these uncertain times, our concern at High Country Bank is for the well-being of our employees, customers and the communities we serve,” said Larry Smith, High Country Bank President. “The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has been reported in Colorado, and while we have no news of confirmed cases in our area, we want to act in the best interest of everyone’s well-being.”

Effective Monday, March 16:

  • Branch lobbies will be closed to the public.
  • All drive-through facilities will be open normal drive-through hours.
  • Loan officers, e-banking staff and account specialists will be available by phone to answer any questions or set appointments.

Contact Information:

Salida branch                719-539-2516,

Buena Vista branch      719-395-2113

Cañon City branch        719-276-2007

Smith added, “We recognize this is a challenging time for all, and are taking these actions to limit the disruptive impact of COVID-19 to our employees and their families, our customers and the communities we serve.”

High Country Bank says that it will continue to closely monitor the situation, evaluate any further actions needed and post information on its website:

For additional information about COVID-19, please visit or your local health department website.