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Irlan Neas to retire from Vectra Bank

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Irlan Neas to retire from Vectra Bank

Friends, associates and customers will celebrate the retirement of one of Steamboat Springs' leading civic and business figures from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Vectra Bank.

Irlan Neas has been a fixture in Steamboat for more than 54 years.

He was a City Council member and served as mayor for a decade. He has been president of the Chamber, served on the board for Yampa Valley Medical Center and Yampa Valley Electric Association, and a founding board member of Fish Creek Water and Sanitation.

Neas began his banking career as a teller and leaves as a commercial banker. He and his wife plan to remain in the Steamboat area.

TIC ranks 38th among contractors

An industrial contracting firm with headquarters in Steamboat Springs ranks 38th in the nation and had annual revenues in 2001 of more than $1 billion, according to an industry publication.

TIC Holdings Inc., parent company of TIC The Industrial Company also ranks sixth in the power market and 48th among the top domestic heavy contractors (which involves civil project construction), according to Engineering News Record's annual Top 400 contractors listing.

TIC was formed in 1974 by a group of young construction workers who were doing work for another company in the Steamboat area and throughout western Colorado. TIC-Holdings was incorporated in 1985.

The firm operates nationwide with regional offices in Houston, Atlanta, Denver, Bakersfield, Calif., and Portland, Ore.

Venezuelan paper touts Steamboat

Expect visitors to Steamboat Springs from Venezuela in the near future.

El Nacional, the largest newspaper in Caracas, Venezuela, recently published a lengthy tourism article on Steamboat.

To see the article, visit http://el-nacional.com/

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