April 1, 1996

Northern Colorado Inc.: Fort Collins may get air service

Another airline is considering service between Fort Collins and Colorado Springs.

Fresno, Calif.-based Air 21 has received Federal Aviation Administration approval for flights from Colorado Springs and Grand Junction to other Western cities, and Fort Collins is at the top of the list.

Such a flight would allow Northern Colorado travelers to bypass Denver International Airport and take advantage of cheaper rates at the Colorado Springs airport. Western Pacific Airlines is also considering service between Colorado Springs and Fort Collins. The Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport is now served by United Express, which flies to DIA.

FDA approves Atrix product

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first product to be marketed by Fort Collins-based Atrix Laboratories Inc. The company’s Atrisorb GTR barrier, used to regenerate tissue after periodontal surgery, will begin reaching the market in June.

New sports center OK’d

The Fort Collins Planning And Zoning Commission has approved a 25-thousand square foot indoor soccer and roller hockey complex.

The facility is slated for South College Avenue, near the Huntington Hills subdivision. Managers say adult and youth soccer leagues will be invited to play during the winter, while roller-hockey leagues will fill the ring during the summer.

The complex will be called O-D’s Sports Crossing.

Chronopol building Weld plant

Chronopol has broken ground on a 10,000-square-foot plant in Johnstown. The subsidiary of ACX Technologies will produce biodegradable plastics made from corn byproducts, rather than petroleum. The $5 million plant will employ 15.

Airport manager named

Greeley’s municipal airport has a new manager. Michael Reisman of Fort Worth, Texas, will replace Kevin Bunnell, who resigned in December as manager of the Greeley-Weld County Airport.

Reisman will oversee an $8.6 million expansion of the airport, including the addition of a 10,000-foot runway.

N.J. company moves to Weld

Trans World Supplies, which manufactures and distributes colors for the glass and porcelain industries, is relocating its manufacturing facility from New Jersey to the Weld County Business Park.

Weld County’s economic-development agency says the company will build on a 3-acre site, and will employ eleven people at an average wage of $14 an hour. The plant is expected to open in September.

Western Sugar pact approved

Front Range sugar beet growers have finally reached a three-year contract with Western Sugar Co.

The contract was approved last week after two months of bitter negotiations. The new contract calls for a 5 percent reduction in freight costs that farmers in Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska and Montata share with the company.

Firstate Bank opens office

Firstate Bank of Colorado opened a loan-production office in Greeley. The office opened April 1 at 3835 W. 10th St. Firstate Bank is based in Northglenn, with branches in Cherry Creek and Westminster. The bank soon will open branches in Wellington and Westminster. Firstate Bank is owned and operated by the Wiens family of Loveland and Westminster.

Another airline is considering service between Fort Collins and Colorado Springs.

Fresno, Calif.-based Air 21 has received Federal Aviation Administration approval for flights from Colorado Springs and Grand Junction to other Western cities, and Fort Collins is at the top of the list.

Such a flight would allow Northern Colorado travelers to bypass Denver International Airport and take advantage of cheaper rates at the Colorado Springs airport. Western Pacific Airlines is also considering service between Colorado Springs and Fort Collins. The Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport is now served by United Express, which flies to DIA.

FDA approves Atrix product

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