Area mall retailers say sales are strong

Casper, Wyo. – Retail business is strong in Casper this holiday season, judging by sales at the Eastridge Mall.

General manager Angie McCann says most mall stores have reported good numbers compared to last year. And she says that's the news for many other malls across the western states. "Almost everyone in our region is seeing the same kind of things that I am," she said. "That we had a great Black Friday, had a very busy weekend last weekend, and we're seeing those sales heading up. And everybody's finishing the year very strong. So it sounds like good news for our entire region."

McCann says flat screen TVs, iPods and other personal electronics have been the bestsellers so far this year.