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Glenwood Canyon Resort gets six new cabinsSix new resort cabins recently arrived at Glenwood Canyon Resort (formerly Rock Gardens Resort) in No Name. This marks the first major addition to the evolving campground. Each cabin is 400 square feet, sleeps up to four adults and two children, and is equipped with a full-size kitchen, living room with a vaulted ceiling, dining area, full bathroom, separate bedroom and a loft . Excavators have been working diligently the past few months at Glenwood Canyon Resort preparing the site for the arrival of the cabins. Terraced, rock-lined walls are in place, separating the individual spaces. Wooden decks will be built on each unit, providing space for a gas grill, patio table and chairs. Construction is also under way for the brand-new sewage treatment plant.The cabins will be furnished in a rustic décor and will come stocked with dishware, cooking utensils and linens. Each cabin will be decorated uniquely in a theme depicting famous Glenwood Springs residents. The anticipated opening date for the first six cabins is April 1. “We have been promoting this new product at RV and travel shows and have received tremendous response from consumers,” said owner Kevin Schneider. “We already have several bookings.”Schneider said he hopes to have four additional resort cabins in place before the busy Memorial Day travel weekend.Collins new vice presidentof residential lendingWestStar Bank of Glenwood Springs has simplified its residential lending procedures and selected Alan Collins to lead the efforts. Customers now can come to WestStar Bank for construction, lot and mortgage loans with one point of contact throughout the process. WestStar offers fixed-rate, adjustable-rate and balloon mortgage loans, as well as special products for first-time buyers. “There are lots of things on your mind when you’re building a home,” Collins said. “We’re hoping to make the financing as straightforward and trouble-free as possible.” Collins has been with WestStar Bank since 2002 and lives in Glenwood Springs with his wife and two children. He works at WestStar Bank’s newest location, at 1901 Grand Ave., and can be reached at 945-7477. Big O Tires earns accoladesBig O Tires in Grand Junction, Glenwood Springs and Basalt has won the 2004 Colorado Region Image Contest. The Glenwood Springs Big O Tires store is also the store of the year in the Colorado region. Three Big O employees – Andy Alt, Lee Simpson and Wayne Whitcomb – participated in the Knowledge Bowl and won trips to the Big O convention, including five-day cruises.Three Grand Junction Big O employees – Ned Martinez, Lee Simpson and Gizmo Seevers – won the Tire Rodeo, the fifth year Big O Tires has won the competition.Kevin Brooks and Larry Theisen own the Grand Junction, Glenwood Springs and Basalt Big O Tires stores.- GSPI staff reports

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