Coronavirus roundup: Vail CEO announces cost cutting, Rockies plan ‘Stay At Home Opener’


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DENVER– Vail Resorts on Wednesday said it is furloughing and cutting pay for employees, and plans to defer the installation of new chair lifts and terrain expansions.

In a message to employees, which also was posted on the company’s website, CEO Rob Katz said the coronavirus crisis “has hit the travel industry particularly hard.”

Baseball: The home opener for the Colorado Rockies was slated to be Friday. The Colorado Rockies Foundation said Wednesday that, in its place, a broadcast will be shown comprised of the best and most memorable innings from previous Rockies home openers. 

The event will begin at 2 p.m. on AT&T SportsNet and also will be shown on

More layoff notices: The following employers recently notified the state of recent or planned layoffs or furloughs.

The Broadmoor hotel and resort in Colorado Springs: 1,411 workers

Denver Marriott Tech Center: 196 workers

JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek: 112 employees

Embassy Suites Denver-Downtown/Convention Center Hotel: 118 workers


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