Laramie, Wy – Passengers and planes are moving like clockwork through Denver International Airport, while traffic is flowing smoothly along Wyoming and Colorado roadways as the Thanksgiving holiday weekend begins. D-I-A spokesman Chuck Cannon says thing's couldn't be better at the region's largest airport, with good weather, on-time departures and fast-moving security lines. Some 150-thousand passengers traveled through the airport Wednesday, but Sunday could be even busier -- with 158-thousand travelers forecast.
Laramie, Wy – A federal judge has sentenced the former chief executive officer of the Bank of Jackson Hole to serve nearly four years in prison for fraudulently taking one-point-five million dollars from the bank. U-S District Judge William Downes sentenced 54-year-old Ed Fisher to serve 46 months in prison and pay restitution of more than one-point-five million dollars.
Laramie, Wy – Family, friends and others bid goodbye to a group of Wyoming Army National Guard soldiers being deployed to Iraq. Nearly 160 members of the Guard's 2-300th Field Artillery will be gone for more than a year. The 2-300th is based in Sheridan and also has units in Casper, Cody, Douglas, Gillette, Lander, Lovell, Powell and Worland. Ten of the unit's soldiers are going back to Iraq for the second time in under a year.
Wyoming – Topic: Kristin Espeland speaks with Diane DeLozier, Director of the Food Bank of the Rockies about hunger in the state of Wyoming. Topic: Renny Makcay speaks Suzie Pelican, UW Nutritionist about staying healthy this holiday season. Topic: Bob Beck speaks with Dr. Michael Griffith with the UW Department of Music about the University of Wyoming Annual Holiday Gala Concert.
Jackson, Wy – The Bureau of land management and the U-S Forest service must respond to a call from environmental groups to conduct an environmental review of western elk feeding grounds or face legal action. Lloyd Dorsey represents the Greater Yellowstone Coalition one of the groups behind the legal maneuver. Dorsey says packing elk into winter feeding grounds increases their risk of disease.
Kristin Espeland – On the anniversary of Kristallnacht, the November night in 1938 when Nazis stormed through German Jewish communities, killing and destroying, the university of Wyoming remembered the 11 million Holocaust victims, among them 6 million Jews. Campus Jewish group Hillel organized events. Wyoming public radio's Kristin Espeland has this story on remembering the Holocaust and being Jewish in Wyoming.
Kristin Espeland – Enrollment for the new Medicare drug plans opened up this week. Medicare is health insurance for senior citizens and the disabled, and any recipient can apply. Wyoming public radio's Kristin Espeland brought back this report from a Medicare workshop in Cheyenne, where seniors needed a little clarity.