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NATIONAL GUARD-BAHRAIN

Public invited to welcome Wyo. soldiers home

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The public is invited to welcome home a group of Wyoming Army National Guard soldiers returning from a deployment in Bahrain.

Members of the Guard's 133rd Engineer Company are scheduled to arrive at the Laramie Airport on Thursday at 8:10 a.m. People will be able to start gathering in the hangar at 8 a.m.

The 162 soldiers left in April and have been providing security at Isa Air Base. They returned to the United States last week and have been going through out-processing at Camp Shelby, Miss.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Jackson man faces human trafficking charge

(Information in the following story is from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, http://www.jhnewsandguide.com)

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A Jackson man accused of pocketing his workers' paychecks and forcing them to work for him under the threat of deportation is facing a felony human trafficking charge.

Prosecutors say Jose Marco Cesar Rosales Espinosa scammed both his employer and his employees while he was a supervisor at Standard Drywall. He is accused of falsifying time cards and forcing crew members to work for far less pay than they earned by using threats of deportation.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports Rosales Espinosa also faces a charge of obtaining property by false pretenses, which stems from his alleged practice of falsifying payroll records at the company.

NATIONAL PARK JOBS

Fewer people applying for national park jobs

(Information in the following story is from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com)

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado company that operates lodges, restaurants and gift shops in such places as Yellowstone, Glacier and Grand Canyon national parks says fewer people applying for jobs.

Xanterra (zan-TER'-uh) Parks & Resorts vice-president Jim McCaleb says the slowing of job applications this year could be the result of an improving economy.

The Denver Post reports the company is seeking 4,000 seasonal employees to fill jobs in Yellowstone, Glacier and Grand Canyon national parks among other places. McCaleb said Yellowstone alone has 600 to 700 openings.

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