WHP Commissions 11 New Troopers

Date:  March 21, 2019 Title:   WHP Commissions 11 New Troopers City:   Statewide                  Narrative:   The Wyoming Highway Patrol recently commissioned 11 Cadets to the rank of Trooper upon the completion of their intensive training academy. During their academy, the new Troopers were instructed in a variety of classes including firearms, commercial carrier, physical training, RADAR/LIDAR,...

Pursuit Ends Safely North Of Casper, Wyoming  

Date:   March 15, 2019          Title:    Pursuit Ends Safely North Of Casper, Wyoming   City:     Statewide             Narrative:   A Colorado resident is in custody following a pursuit which took place Wednesday, March 13th, 2019.  The pursuit started north of Casper, Wyoming on Interstate 25.   Randy Duran, a 27-year-old resident of Commerce City, Colorado, was arrested after fleeing a traffic...

Governor signs temporary executive order for propane deliveries

NOTE: This is a news release from the Governor's office. CHEYENNE - Due to potential propane shortages, Governor Mark Gordon has signed an executive order putting in place temporary, emergency rules for the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) that allows drivers to make extra propane deliveries to heat homes and businesses for 20 days. “I didn't sign this order lightly. I put these emergency...

Stay Safe This St. Patrick’s Day And Always Have A Designated Driver

News Release Date:   March 14, 2019          Title:    Stay Safe This St. Patrick’s Day And Always Have A Designated Driver City:     Statewide Narrative: Stay safe this St. Patrick’s Day and always have a designated driver Don’t rely on luck to get you home safely on St. Patrick’s Day. Those who celebrate and decide to drink should always designate a sober driver. Drunk-driving fatalities tend to...

Interstate 80 from Rock Springs to Rawlins remains closed overnight

Interstate 80 from Rock Springs to Rawlins remains closed overnight due to high winds, snowdrifts and forecast winter weather. As of 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, I-80 remains closed in both directions from Rock Springs to Rawlins. In addition, I-80 is now closed eastbound from Evanston to Rock Springs and westbound from Cheyenne to Rawlins due to parking and lodging being at capacity in Rawlins, Rock...