Vic Kolenc, El Paso Times

Vic Kolenc

El Paso Times

El Paso, TX, United States

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Recent articles by Vic:

El Paso business owners divided on delaying reopenings, Hispanic chamber survey finds

El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce survey finds many still-closed businesses ready to reopen as COVID-19 cases spike in city. → Read More

El Paso's United Bank CEO departs amidst battle for control of 19-year-old community bank

Monty Rogers leaves United Bank of El Paso del Norte as shareholders, board fight for control. → Read More

El Paso Applebee's, Peter Piper Pizza operator eager to return to full capacity in COVID-19 era

With 64 restaurant locations in Texas and New Mexico, including 28 in El Paso, Kirk Robison anxiously awaits the return to normal. → Read More

J.C. Penney's El Paso stores emerge from COVID-19 shutdown as bankruptcy closures loom

The Texas-based retailer is slowly restarting stores as it prepares to permanently shut 200-plus locations in a bankruptcy reorganization. → Read More

'I don't live fearful': From mass shooting to coronavirus pandemic, how a Walmart cashier copes

Irma Cano locked eyes with Walmart mass shooter in August; now faces threat from coronavirus. → Read More

El Paso nurse's headaches eventually led to positive COVID-19 test days before she died

Karla Dominguez, a Providence Children's Hospital nurse, battled headaches before a positive COVID-19 test. She later died. → Read More

El Paso developer offer: He'll save Butterfield Trail golf course if airport gives him land

Russell Hanson offers to take over closing golf course for conveyance of hundreds of airport acres. → Read More

COVID-19 fallout: Award-winning Butterfield Trail golf course closing to save El Paso cash

The El Paso airport's 18-hole golf course is closing to save $1 million per year in the coronavirus era. → Read More

Two Downtown El Paso hotels among several temporarily closed due to coronavirus pandemic

Several El Paso hotels temporarily close as coronavirus restrictions hit the hotel industry hard. → Read More

Providence hospital network furloughs El Paso workers due to coronavirus business slowdown

El Paso's largest hospital operator temporarily lays off about 3% of its workforce to cut costs amid a slowdown tied to the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

El Paso mentoring program seeks donations for first-time moms laid off due to COVID-19

University Medical Center of El Paso's first-time moms mentoring program seeks help for women out of work due to coronavirus restrictions. → Read More

COVID-19 restrictions cut hours, pay for some staff at two El Paso hospitals

HCA Healthcare cuts pay for some staff at Del Sol, Las Palmas, other hospitals nationwide due to COVID-19. → Read More

El Paso real estate agents, homebuilders adapt to coronavirus-tied changes

Real Estate market still has action as agents, builders adjust in coronavirus era. → Read More

COVID-19 layoffs: El Paso workers, businesspeople struggle with new economic realities

El Paso workers, business owners talk about trying to cope with coronavirus-tied cutbacks. → Read More

COVID-19 furloughs: Even workers with reduced hours may qualify for unemployment money

An extra $600 weekly payment will be added to regular unemployment checks due to the coronavirus stimulus law. → Read More

$349 billion gone: Small businesses await more payroll loan funds after missing first cut

SBA Payroll Protection Program's $349 billion in loans had El Paso lenders hopping, but many small businesses lose out. → Read More

Iowa firm adding El Paso call center, 500 jobs due to coronavirus-tied business surge

TLC Associates to open Northeast call center by June, add 500 jobs by August. → Read More

El Paso-area grocery stores struggle to meet demand in coronavirus shopping spree

Stores get daily shipments, but high-demand items like toilet paper, hand sanitizer and eggs sell out quickly in the coronavirus-scare environment. → Read More

Cielo Vista Mall: Look at last hours before temporary closure of one of nation's busiest malls

Coronavirus fears prompt Simon Property Group to close 200-plus retail centers, including El Paso's largest shopping center. → Read More

Job hunting: Walmart, several other El Paso-area companies hiring in coronavirus era

El Paso-Las Cruces area companies have more than 700 job openings, officials report. → Read More