About two dozen full-time Royal Gorge Bridge & Park employees have been laid off. The news was confirmed Monday by the Royal Gorge Bridge Company of Colorado, who has had a lease with the Cañon City-owned property since 1947.
Half of the employees that were laid off were informed of the news last week, and the other half found out Monday. Each were informed individually by their supervisors.
Mike Bandera, general manager of the RGB&P and vice president of the RGCC, told the Daily Record Monday that many of the employees were long-term, some of whom had been with the company for 20 to 30 years.
The RGCC says the layoffs stem from construction delays, loss of funds and city lease obligations.