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Hayden woman becomes captain at Frontier

Aileen Denise Hockin, daughter of Ed and Kathy Hockin of Hayden, has recently been promoted to captain at Frontier Airlines.

Hockin finished her associate degree with honors in Aviation Technology at Colorado Northwest Community College in Rangely. She then completed her bachelor's at Embry Riddle Aviation University with honors. She has served as first officer on domestic and international flights and had flown an Airbus, A-319, Boeing 737, Douglas DC-8, EMB120 and DH6.

In addition to her airline work, Hockin is a flight instructor and flies part time for The Industrial Co., or TIC.

Steamboat Resorts hosts job fair Friday

Steamboat Resorts is hosting a job fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Christie Room in Thunderhead Lodge, 1965 Ski Time Square Drive.

Resort Group is also having a job fair from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Resort Group Building, 2150 Resort Drive. Positions available include shuttle drivers, front-desk agents, bell personnel, maintenance personnel, laundry attendants, concierge, housekeepers and night supervisors.

Atmos Energy files for gas cost adjustment

Atmos Energy has filed with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission for a gas cost adjustment to reflect a decrease in cost of natural gas it is buying for its Colorado customers. If approved by the commission, this decrease will take effect Nov. 1.

The gas cost adjustment, if approved by the COPUC, would decrease the current residential gas commodity rate 33 percent from $1.26 cents per hundred cubic feet to $0.85 cents per ccf. The commercial gas commodity rate would decrease 33 percent from $1.24 cents per hundred cubic feet to $0.83 cents per ccf.

Atmos Energy officials said this decrease comes about because the wholesale price of natural gas has decreased significantly during the last several months.

Atmos Energy buys natural gas on behalf of its customers and passes on the cost of the natural gas to them without marking up the price.

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