Wyoming A.P. News Briefs
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — High winds have prompted Wyoming officials to close a 100-mile section of Interstate 80 between Laramie and Rawlins. The Wyoming Highway Patrol says several vehicles have been blown over and some injuries have been reported in wind-related accidents, but no details are available. Officials advised against unnecessary travel on I-25 north of Casper.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Two weeks after Yellowstone opened for the winter season, enough snow has fallen to allow snowmobile and snow coach travel. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that snow vehicles were allowed in the national park starting yesterday.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — After a bit of a rocky start, law enforcement officials and prosecutors around the state say they’re now running into few problems with Wyoming’s new mandatory DUI testing law. Since July 1, police officers have been able to get a judicial warrant requiring motorists pulled over for suspected alcohol or drug use to take a breath, blood or urine test.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The United Way of Laramie County raised more than $1.1 million this year, a figure that falls just short of the 2010 campaign. United Way helps fund 26 agencies that serve 26,000 people in the county.