Number of passengers to YVRA rises in July
pilot & today staff
The number of arriving passengers at Yampa Valley Regional Airport was up by almost 2,000 year over year in July. The addition of a daily flight from Houston on a Continental Airlines 50-passenger jet, coupled with a fourth daily turboprop from Denver on United Express accounted for the increase. More than 4,000 passengers arrived at the airport east of Hayden in July. That compares to about 2,500 in July 2003.
Karen Goedert opens
Karen Goedert is the owner and operator of a new business, Columbine Consulting of Steamboat LLC.
Goedert said her firm will specialize in providing small businesses with expert advice on processes and procedures in the human resources arena. Many businesses aren't able to hire their own human resources staff, she pointed out.
In addition, Columbine Consulting will offer recruitment searches for year-round and seasonal staff, background screening, tax credit searches and custom payroll systems designed for the needs of small businesses.
Goedert consulted with the Small Business Development Center at Colorado Mountain College and the SCORE office before launching her business. She is an active member of the National Society for Human Resource Management and served as co-chairwoman of the 2005 convention of the Colorado Human Resource Association.
Goedert anticipates hosting training workshops in the near future.
State Workforce Center hosting free seminar
The Colorado Workforce Center will host a free seminar from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Steamboat Pilot & Today conference room. The session is intended to help employers take advantage of the technological tools available through the Workforce Center to fill job openings.
Those in attendance will learn how to search for employees on the Workforce Center Web site, access labor market information and guidelines for pre-employment skills testing.
A free lunch from Winona's will be provided. For more information, call 879-3075.