CHEYENNE, wyo – The Wyoming Highway Safety Program says the state isn't winning the battle against drunken driving. Last year: alcohol played a role in 41 percent of the deaths on Wyoming's roads and nearly half of the states fatal crashes involved alcohol.
Last year, the Legislature failed to pass measures that would have made refusing to take blood-alcohol tests a crime and increased drunken driving penalties.
Laramie is moving toward passing its own tougher penalties for drunken drivers.
CHEYENNE, wyo – Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal says he, two other Western governors and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar are all frustrated at lack of progress toward ending federal protections for wolves in the Northern Rockies.
Freudenthal, Salazar, Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer and Idaho Gov. "Butch" Otter met Monday in Denver to talk about the wolf issue.
Freudenthal says much of the meeting focused on possible congressional action to recognize that the wolf population is fully recovered in the Northern Rockies.