Laramie, WY – Wyoming Department of Corrections spokeswoman Melinda Brazzale says Warden Dawn Sides got a letter that told her of the plan. That's why she locked down the prison from Monday morning until Thursday night.
So she took this necessary measure to allow correctional staff the ability to do a thorough search for any contraband, Brazzale says.
During a lockdown, inmates are not allowed to leave their cells. Brazzale says the department is investigating and will release more information on Monday.
Laramie, WY – The Wyoming Highway patrol says yesterday's seven-vehicle crash on Interstate 80 may hold a lesson about pulling over when there's a crash ahead. As traffic stopped to avoid the first collision, a semi slammed full-speed into the back of two other stopped semi's. The Highway Patrol's Sergeant Steven Townsend says in some situations, getting out of the way can keep you from becoming part of the next crash.
Laramie, WY – The U.S. Forest Service says you may be the key to improving a popular Wyoming destination.
In the coming year, Medicine Bow employees will be stationed at trail heads, campgrounds and other areas to hand out surveys to visitors. The questionnaires are given out every five years to help the Forest Service learn what they're doing right, and what can be done better. Forest Service spokeswoman Diann Ritschard says feedback from the 2003 survey was put to good use.