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WestPac-Frontier merger: Who would benefit?

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Between stock analysts and the Teamsters Union, much has been written regarding a merger between Springs-based Western Pacific Airlines and Denver-based Frontier Airlines. But who will benefit from such a merger? <CENTER><TABLE BORDER CELLPADDING="2" Width=600> <TR> <TD> <P ALIGN=Center> <B><BIG>Western Pacific Airlines</BIG></B> </TD> <TD> <P ALIGN=Center> <B><BIG>Frontier Airlines</BIG></B> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> 1,111 employees </TD>… Continue Reading WestPac-Frontier merger: Who would benefit?

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Housing Listings Rise in January

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In a comparison between January 1996 and January 1997, listings of single family homes, townhomes, and condominiums are up by 121 for 1997, according to Realtor Services Corporation Real Estate Information Services. A total of 1,698 single-family homes, townhomes, and condominiums were listed in January 1997 compared to 1,577 in January 1996. However, only 543… Continue Reading Housing Listings Rise in January

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Mountain Board Sports moves

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The last year has been as wild for Mountain Board Sports as a ride down Gold Camp Road on one of the high performance, all-terrain boards the company designs and manufactures. For the third time since March of 1996, MBS has expanded into a larger facility. On Feb. 1, MBS went from 3,000 square feet… Continue Reading Mountain Board Sports moves

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Reservation Center to base in Springs

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Colorado Reservation Services will become the western call center for Visitor Services Inc., a St. Petersburg, Fla.-based destination services company. VSI has been in an acquisition mode for the past month, buying a company in Connecticut, where another call center is being set up; CRS in Colorado Springs, and negotiating a purchase in Vancouver. Officials… Continue Reading Reservation Center to base in Springs

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Earlier this week, the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitor’s Bureau began a program to enhance its ability to provide lodging reservation services to its members. Representatives from approximately 60 local lodgings received material to become part of a sophisticated reservations system the bureau will bring on line Feb. 21. The system will provide callers with… Continue Reading Lodging industry gains access to national reservation system

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PPCC develops insurance institute

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Pikes Peak Community College is in the process of creating an insurance institute, modeled after the industry-accepted IC Fab Institute. The insurance institute is designed to appeal to a broader base of students, according to Ron Spicer, insurance program coordinator for the Division of Business Education. Most people don’t get out of high school and… Continue Reading PPCC develops insurance institute

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CTA considers Year 2000 conversion center

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<H3><I>Expansion could add 25 to 50 jobs to Springs workforce</I></SUBHEAD><B>By KAREN SUCHARSKI</B> <FONT SIZE=-1><I>Staff Reporter</I></FONT> CTA Inc. is considering locating a conversion center in Colorado Springs to support its Year 2000 Conversion work that could add 25 to 50 engineers to its local workforce. The company currently has an office at 7150 Campus Dr. from… Continue Reading CTA considers Year 2000 conversion center

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NYSE to drop Westmoreland stock

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Westmoreland Coal Company officially lost its standing on the New York Stock Exchange earlier this week. Coal Company officials said they will consider other markets on which to trade. “We had hoped the exchange would have delayed their decision until the reorganization plan was filed,” said Diane Jones, a spokeswoman for Westmoreland. “We were disappointed… Continue Reading NYSE to drop Westmoreland stock

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Johnstone Supply set to relocate

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Johnstone Supply, a national cooperative with 217 independently owned stores in 44 states, is in the process of building a new location for its Colorado Springs outlet. Johnstone Supply is a wholesale heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration company. The new building, covering 43,000 square feet, will feature both an office and showroom. The new building will… Continue Reading Johnstone Supply set to relocate

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WestPac receives $20 million cash infusion

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<H3><I>Gaylord, Hunt, and Peiser invest in Springs-based airline</I></SUBHEAD><B>By KAREN SUCHARSKI</B> <FONT SIZE=-1><I>Staff Reporter</I></FONT> Last week, the Gaylord and the Hunt families expressed their continued faith in the new direction Western Pacific Airlines is flying with a cash infusion of $20 million. The funds include a $2.5 million loan each family made in December to help… Continue Reading WestPac receives $20 million cash infusion

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