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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2018, file photo, a pair of youngsters race down a ski run at the Sierra-at-Tahoe Ski Resort near Echo Summit, Calif. Skiing and snowboarding won't be much different on the slopes when Lake Tahoe ski resorts begin reopening next month but a variety of changes are planned indoors under new policies to protect against the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

COVID changes at Tahoe ski resorts will be mostly indoors

Oct. 19, 2020 3:00 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Skiing and snowboarding won’t be much different than usual on the slopes when Lake Tahoe ski resorts begin reopening next month. But a variety of changes are planned indoors because of COVID-19. Capacity limits will be in place, and some resorts are adopting reservation systems....

Board rejects resort plan for South Carolina island

Sep. 25, 2020 10:37 AM EDT

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — Officials have rejected plans for a resort on an uninhabited barrier island in South Carolina. A Beaufort County zoning board voted unanimously Thursday against the project on Bay Point Island, The Post and Courier reported. "This is a great idea,” Zoning Board of Appeals vice...

Attorney Alexander Klauser and chairman of the consumer protection association Peter Kolba, from left, speake during a joint press conference of a class action lawsuit against the Tirol regional authorities for failing in their public health duties, related to the virus outbreak in the ski-resort of Ischgl, seen as a key location from which the virus spread across Europe, in Vienna, Austria, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

Group sues Austrian govt over ski resort virus outbreak

Sep. 23, 2020 7:55 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian consumer protection group said Wednesday it has filed four civil lawsuits against the country's government for failing to contain a coronavirus outbreak at an Alpine ski resort that has been blamed for thousands of infections worldwide during the early phase of the pandemic. The...

FILE - This June 17, 2014, file photo shows the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore resorts in Las Vegas, both owned and operated by Wynn Resorts. One Las Vegas Strip casino owner says it tallied 548 positive tests for COVID-19 among its 12,000 employees since May 2020. Wynn Resorts reported Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, that it had 497 positive tests for the new coronavirus since reopening June 4, 2020, after identifying 51 in initial screenings. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Vegas resort tallies 548 COVID-19 positives, 3 worker deaths

Sep. 17, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — One Las Vegas Strip casino company said Thursday that it tallied 548 positive tests for COVID-19 among its 12,000 employees since May, and three workers have died. Wynn Resorts reported that testing found 51 positive cases of the new coronavirus among returning workers before reopening...

Colorado resort company announces elimination of 50 jobs

Sep. 14, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado ski resort company announced job cuts for the first time in nearly 20 years as it anticipates decreased business because of the pandemic. Aspen Skiing Co. told employees that 50 positions would be eliminated at its properties, which include the Snowmass and Aspen Mountain...

Resort owners accused of illegally catching prized bait

Sep. 11, 2020 10:16 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three family members who run a northern Minnesota resort are accused of illegally catching and selling a prized bait fish which generated thousands of dollars in profits over the years. Robert LaTourell Jr., 50, Melinda LaTourell and Melissa LaTourell, both 45, are charged with violating...

In this photo taken Friday, June 5, 2020, a surfer walks on a sparsely populated Waikiki beach in Honolulu. Hawaii faces unpleasant options for addressing a dramatic decline in tax revenues precipitated by the coronavirus pandemic and the shutdown of the state's tourism industry. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

The Latest: Illinois university quarantines all student body

Sep. 8, 2020 10:48 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. — Bradley University in central Illinois is requiring its entire student body to quarantine for two weeks because of clusters of COVID-19 on campus and is reverting to remote learning, officials announced Tuesday. Officials of the private university said they have linked a spike of the...

More than 800 lose jobs at Universal Orlando hotels

Aug. 30, 2020 3:00 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Hotels at the Universal Orlando Resort announced more than 800 employees will be losing their jobs as the Florida theme park industry continues to be devastated by the pandemic. The employees at Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel and Cabana Bay Beach Resort were indefinitely...

Natalie Knowles, afternoon talent at Bratt FM, puts a paper bag with food donations into a seat inside the Latchis Theatre in Brattleboro, Vt., during the 11th annual Load the Latchis event on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)

Vermont to keep virus testing protocols despite CDC change

Aug. 28, 2020 1:36 PM EDT

Vermont’s top public health official said Friday the state will continue with its procedures to test people for the coronavirus even if they are not showing symptoms, but have been exposed to someone who has been. Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine said he was responding to a change in policy announced...