Laramie, Wyo. – Fremont County officials continue to try to manage flooding, as rivers swell with rain and snowmelt. Public Information Officer Christian Venhuizen says the water is reaching record levels.
"Water levels still continue to rise," he said. "The National Weather service's says that for the next 24 to 36 hours they are looking for another six to eight inches of water in the area. This is for a broad area that encompasses most of Fremont County."
Cheyenne, Wyo. – A legislative audit concludes the Wyoming Office of State Lands and Investments has been fairly passive in getting the most energy revenue from the 3.5 million acres of state lands it oversees.
The nonpartisan Legislative Service Office prepared the audit released on Tuesday.
The Office of State Lands and Investments tracks nearly 5,400 mineral leases on state lands of which more than three-quarters are for oil and gas development. State lands revenues fund public schools and other government services.
Laramie, Wyo. – Governor Dave Freudenthal today issued a disaster declaration for flooding in Fremont County. He is also sending Wyoming National Guard personnel to help with disaster efforts. Flooding began late last week and continued through the weekend, as rains combined with heavy snowmelt.
Laramie, Wyo. – Many Wyoming Verizon customers, including those in Cheyenne, Casper and Laramie, have had sporadic cell phone service today because of an unidentified network problem. The problem also affected parts of Colorado. Verizon spokesman Bob Kelly says today's outages are not related to a widespread service outage in April. That outage was caused by a software problem, and it left customers without cell phone service for the better part of a workday. Verizon is Wyoming's largest cell phone carrier.
Wyoming – It's over a 1400 miles from the headwaters of the Colorado River to the Sea of Cortez. The first person to make that journey is Jonathan Waterman. He's an author who's written about the experience and the future of the Colorado River in his new book, "Running Dry." He speaks with Renny MacKay.