Interstate 80

Trucks and campers line the side of a road in Laramie following a closure of Interstate 80. A network of Wyoming Department of Transportation employees, including Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers, is responsible for providing the information the agency uses to decide whether roads should be closed or opened in bad weather. (Photo by Carol Ryczek, Laramie Boomerang)

LARAMIE — Bright red lines across the Wyoming Department of Transportation mobile map quickly tell the story: Interstate 80 is closed. Again. The decision to close, and reopen, the interstate that crosses all of southern Wyoming is based on observations of DOT personnel on the interstate, said Doug...
Archaeology dig near Tie Siding yields extensive artifacts   By Eve Newman Laramie Boomerang Via Wyoming News Exchange   LARAMIE — The southern Laramie Valley has served as a travel corridor for as long as humans have been crossing the plains, from Native American routes to the Cherokee Trail,...

Vicente Lopez poses for a photo at the Sapp Bros Travel Center east of Cheyenne. Photo by Michael Cummo, Wyoming Tribune Eagle.

Area truckers exposed to nation’s "diced up" COVID-19 response   By Kathryn Palmer Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE —While many Wyomingites’ experiences during the pandemic have been shaped by state or county-level reactions, truck drivers in the area have been exposed to...
Arrest made in Sweetwater County ‘Bitter Creek Betty’ cold case   By David Martin Green River Star Via Wyoming News Exchange   GREEN RIVER — On March 1, 1992, a truck driver who stopped off of Interstate-80 to change his fuel tanks discovered a woman’s body 40 miles east of Rock Springs. Decades...
By Ramsey Scott Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Legislature will take another crack at the idea of tolling Interstate 80 as a way to help fund improvements and maintenance along the more than 400 miles of road. The Joint Transportation, Highways and Military...

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