Torrington – Yesterdays strong gusty winds created what one Trooper called a “Dirt Blizzard” in eastern Wyoming that resulted in hazardous driving conditions and zero visibility for motorists traveling on US 85 south of Torrington. Last Updated on Monday, 18 March 2013 13:08Read more: Strong Winds Create “Dirt Blizzard”
Charles V Smith (48) of Moorcroft WY, was eastbound on WYO 113. Conditions at the time of the crash were icy roadway and blowing snow. Smith lost control of his vehicle and it crossed the center line going into the westbound lane. Smith then over corrected the vehicles steering which caused the vehicle cross back over the center line going back into the eastbound lane of travel. The vehicle went off the roadway in a broadside slide where it then rolled 1 ½ times going over the right-of-way fence. Smith was not wearing a seat belt and during the rollover was totally ejected from the cab of the pickup. Last Updated on Monday, 18 March 2013 11:35 Read more: Fatal Crash 3 miles West of Pine Haven.
Cheyenne – As St. Patrick's Day approaches, The Wyoming Highway Patrol is reminding drivers not to get behind the wheel if they've been drinking. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports over 700 people were killed nationwide in crashes involving a drunk driver during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday from 2006 to 2010. Last Updated on Friday, 15 March 2013 06:24Read more: Don’t Drive Drunk in Wyoming This St. Patrick’s Day
Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., sat down and responded to Wyoming constituents questions and comments about the sequester (spending cuts) that took effect March 1 and his support for Senator Rand Paul’s filibuster. The topics were selected from comments Enzi received on Facebook and Twitter, through phone calls to his D.C. and Wyoming offices, and through email and written letters. Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 March 2013 11:26Read more: Enzi responds to concerns about sequester, filibuster