Wyoming Highway Patrol

GILLETTE —The Wyoming Supreme Court has reversed a decision against a Gillette woman who had pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, saying law enforcement violated her Fourth Amendment rights. Ron Wirthwein represented Nancy M. Hawken, who had pleaded guilty to felony driving under the...
With the memory still fresh of the May 24 Uvalde, Texas massacre in which 19 kids and two teachers were shot to death in their classrooms at Robb Elementary School, plans are underway for a day of active shooter training in Newcastle schools.  “We need to be prepared. We always say it can’t happen...
CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Supreme Court recently ruled that a traffic stop by a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper was unconstitutional, and that the Laramie County District Court failed to consider the full circumstances when it denied a motion to suppress evidence. An appeal to the state Supreme Court,...
JACKSON (WNE) — An accident April 5 on Teton Pass involving a car transport truck that lost traction may serve as a warning of spring conditions for some Jackson drivers. “A transport vehicle was on the pass traveling roughly 25 mph when it lost traction, slid into the ditch and tipped over,” said...
All hands were on deck during a Feb. 28 sentencing at the Weston County Courthouse. According to Weston County Attorney Michael Stulken, the Weston County Sheriff’s Office, Newcastle Police Department, Upton Police Department and Wyoming Highway Patrol all aided in guaranteeing the safety of all...
CHEYENNE —– Amid new allegations of a state legislator making verbal threats, some who do business in the Capitol here are seeking a return to greater civility.  On Tuesday, news emerged that state Rep. John Romero-Martinez, R-Cheyenne, allegedly threatened, in speaking with others, the lives of...

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...
Wyoming Highway Patrol struggles to recruit, retain staff By Hannah Black Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange CHEYENNE — With the rising cost of living far outpacing state wages, the Wyoming Highway Patrol says it can’t keep up. In a letter posted Dec. 16 to the organization’s Facebook...
Towing, trucking companies at odds with agencies over pricing   By Abby Vander Graaff Laramie Boomerang Via Wyoming News Exchange   LARAMIE — Slick, snowy highways are a well-known concern to anyone driving through Wyoming during winter. But for some, the worst part of sliding off the interstate or...
Gordon signs second hay order   CHEYENNE (WNE) — For the second time this year, Gov. Mark Gordon has signed an executive order to allow certain motor carriers hauling hay in Wyoming to operate outside of regular operating hours and carry larger loads.  A previous executive order addressing hay...

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