Wyoming News Briefs
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The owner of five Casper radio stations faces a federal labor lawsuit over employee pay. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that Mt. Rushmore Broadcasting was sued by the U.S. Department of Labor and accused of paying less than the federal minimum wage and not paying overtime. Mt. Rushmore President Jan Charles Gray says the allegations come from disgruntled former employees.
RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — A Carbon County school is setting up a virtual learning environment for a family that lives 60 miles from the campus. Hanna Elk Mountain Medicine Bow Junior Senior High School teachers are working to make sure the students get the education they need instead of losing them to an online program. Dale Kari tells the Rawlins Daily Times the students and teachers are both challenged by the program.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Despite one of the warmest Novembers on record, two Jackson Hole ski areas will open their new season as planned this weekend. Grand Targhee Resort will have three of its five lifts open today. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort will open tomorrow, its earliest opening ever. The resort reports 56 inches so far this season.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — The Jackson Town Council wants the Jackson Hole Rodeo to start with a non-sectarian prayer addressed to “Father” instead of Jesus. The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports some rodeo spectators complained to town officials last summer after the prayer offered by the announcer sometimes quoted Bible passages and mentioned Jesus Christ.