Glendo, Wy – A kayaker is missing at Glendo State Park. State Parks Spokesman Gary Schoene says the 21-year-old Cheyenne man was reported missing at about 11 p.m. Sunday. Schoene said the search was suspended Tuesday night and will resume Wednesday morning. Authorities aren't releasing the man's name yet. Schoene says the man went out in a kayak after 9 p.m. Sunday to try to retrieve a pontoon boat that had drifted away. The man was in the southeastern part of Glendo, near the dam. Water conditions were choppy at the time.
Laramie, WY – A group that provides support to active duty members of the military is visiting several communities in the state this month. The Wyoming Joint Family and Assistance Program will travel through Southwest Wyoming from September thirteenth through seventeenth. The program offers family counseling, financial planning, youth counseling and other types of assistance to military families. Bill Breckenridge leads the program in Wyoming. He says it's not always easy to get military families to get the help they need.
Laramie, WY – The board of directors of the Big Sky Tea Party Association of Montana has removed the president of the organization. That's after Tim Ravndal made comments online that appeared to condone violence against homosexuals by referring to the 1998 murder of U-W student Matthew Shepard.
Laramie, WY – The University of Wyoming is getting a $5 million dollar federal research grant. The grant will be used to find out whether some areas of the state could be used for underground carbon storage.
The UW project will assess how much carbon could be stored in deep saline formations in the Rock Springs Uplift and elsewhere.
The money coming to U-W is part of a $575 million dollar federal funding package that U.S. Energy Secretary announced Tuesday.
Cheyenne, WY – Duke Energy is appealing the property tax bills on all four of its wind energy projects in Wyoming.
Some state and county officials say they're unhappy with Duke's decision. The company is appealing the property tax assessments of over $40 million dollars on the projects. Duke says it should only pay about half that amount.
Reports indicate the bills Duke is protesting are almost identical to the estimates the company presented to state regulators when it sought approval for the projects.