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...

Drivers of collision avoid major injuries due to seat belt use

News Release                  Date:   February 13, 2019      Title:    Drivers Of Collision Avoid Major Injuries Due To Seat Belt Use           City:     Statewide   Narrative:   Around 6:40 a.m. on February 5th, 2019, Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched to a collision involving four vehicles.  The collision took place around milepost 334 on Interstate 80.   A 2004 Ford Expedition was headed...

Wyoming Highway Patrol offers new testing process

News Release      DATE:     FEBRUARY 12, 2019      TITLE:    WYOMING HIGHWAY PATROL OFFERS NEW TESTING PROCESS      CITY:     STATEWIDE Narrative: The Wyoming Highway Patrol is excited to announce a new opportunity for applicants testing for the position of State Trooper.  The patrol recently partnered with Public Safety Testing to create a more convenient process which will make it affordable and...

WHP Announces Passing of K-9 Kato

The Wyoming Highway Patrol is saddened to announce the passing of one of our retired K-9’s.  On January 9th, 2019, retired K-9 “Kato” passed away after a brief illness.  Kato began his career with the Wyoming Highway Patrol in 2008 specializing in narcotics detection assigned to Trooper Jason Green.  In 2011, Trooper Brandon Deckert was selected as his handler and the team was assigned to Sublette...

WHP Announces Passing Of K-9 Wendy

It is with great sadness the Wyoming Highway Patrol announces retired WHP   K-9 Wendy, passed away peacefully from heart failure on November 9th, 2018. Wendy was well known for her desire and willingness to work and play, while producing some impressive seizures over the years.  She began her career as a narcotic K-9 in 2009 assigned to the Big Horn Basin in District Five.  During her 9 year career,...