Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air halting flights to Colorado Springs

Citing lack of demand, Las Vegas-based low-fare carrier Allegiant Air will halt service April 29 to Colorado Springs after 16 years, becoming the second airline to leave the city in the past six months. Allegiant operates round-trip flights on Friday and Sunday to Las Vegas, competing with daily service from Denver-based Frontier Airlines. The airline boarded 1,515 passengers on outbound flights in the first two months of the year, or…

Colorado businesses missing workers due to visa shortage

DENVER (AP) — Colorado companies in landscaping, construction, hospitality and tourism are getting unwelcome notices that the federal government has denied their visa applications to bring in foreign workers to meet the summer rush. "We don’t know how we will get the workers," said Jake Leman, construction division manager at Singing Hills Landscaping, one of the firms rejected. "If we could bring back the guys we had from last year,…

Cover story: CenturyLink’s a Louisiana company, Colorado style – Denver Business Journal

On paper, the Denver metro area lost a corporate headquarters address — and one of its spots on the Fortune 500 — when Louisiana-based CenturyLink Inc. bought Broomfield-based Level 3 Communications last fall. But in practice, that hasn’t meant what it usually means. Typically, when a local business is bought by a larger out-of-state company, the local headquarters is gutted and replaced by far-away management. But this time, in many…