wyoming highway patrol http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Sturgis Highway Patrol effort worked http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/sturgis-highway-patrol-effort-worked <p>For the first year ever, Wyoming and South Dakota Highway Patrols joined up to patrol on the Interstate-90 corridor into the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.</p><p>This is the 73rd&nbsp; year the well-known rally has been held in&nbsp; South Dakota. The number of people attending the rally was probably lower than usual, says Sargent John Townsend of the Wyoming Highway Patrol.</p><p>But the number of arrests were lower, too.&nbsp; He attributes the rally's quiet mood this year to the stronger enforcement presence on the roads.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 00:32:42 +0000 Melodie Edwards 45256 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Sturgis Highway Patrol effort worked Butler chosen as new boss of the Wyoming Highway Patrol http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/butler-chosen-new-boss-wyoming-highway-patrol <p>A veteran officer is taking over as the new colonel of the Wyoming Highway Patrol.</p><p>Lt. Col. John Butler of Cheyenne has been selected as the new<br />administrator of the patrol and will be promoted to the rank of<br />colonel. He&#39;s the twelfth person to head the patrol since its<br />formation in 1933.</p><p>&nbsp;Butler is a 27-year Highway Patrol veteran. He replaces Col.<br />Jess Oyler, who retired at the end of last year. Butler has served<br />as interim patrol administrator since Oyler&#39;s retirement.</p> Wed, 30 May 2012 23:18:44 +0000 Associated Press 24810 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Butler chosen as new boss of the Wyoming Highway Patrol