Wyoming – Democrats Keith Goodenough and Nick Carter debate issues from gay marriage to the war in Iraq. The candidates are battling for the right to challenge Sen. John Barrasso in November. Host Bob Beck moderates.
Laramie, Wyo. – Democratic Senate hopeful Chris Rothfuss says he supports the federal bailout of mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Rothfuss says the companies are so large that they should not be allowed to fail.
"They have been mismanaged pretty clearly and they have done a lot of things wrong, but if you did let them fail you would have pretty big problems. And they do have to be bailed out," Rothfuss said.
Cheyenne, Wyo. – Supporters of the federal government's removal of gray wolves from the endangered species list say they haven't decided whether to appeal a judge's preliminary decision to re-list the wolves.
Lawyers for the states of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho and the representatives of several sportsmen's groups met in a teleconference Friday to discuss their options.
A federal judge in Montana last week issued a preliminary injunction restoring endangered species protections for gray wolves in the Northern Rockies.
Laramie, Wyo. – Congressional candidate Gary Trauner weighed in on the political battle over oil speculation this week.
Trauner says that the practice of speculating in the oil futures market has helped drive up gasoline prices and Congress should put an end to it.
"If we had the same type of limits on the commodities futures markets as we have on stocks and bonds, I think you would see a change in speculation and you would see the price come down," Trauner said.
Cheyenne, Wy – Wyoming's Great Lakes Airlines says it is unaffected by the industry-wide loss of revenue. Chief Operating Officer Chuck Howell says the Cheyenne-based airline has recently seen 10-percent growth in revenue and passenger traffic. And Howell says their airline will actually be growing. "We've got lots of expansion on the table. We've had two of our competitors cease to service the tight markets were in over the past 12 months so right now we have 18 cities that feel into our laps and we are trying to get equipment and pilots in place to get these markets open. "
Grand Teton National Park – Following the death of a young wolf this week, Grand Teton National Park officials are urging motorists to beware of animals. Wolves, Moose, Bison and Elk are among the animals killed in and around Grand Teton this summer. Spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says drivers need to pay attention and slow down. Skaggs says most incidents occur at night on roads where the speed limit is 55 miles an hour. Skaggs says the Park has implemented safety measures in an attempt to reduce the numbers of animal fatalities.