By Associated Press – 8 Sept ’14
Officials with the Wyoming Highway Patrol want to move the agency’s shooting range to a less densely populated area of Laramie County to improve safety.
The Wyoming Tribune-Eagle reports that the patrol now operates a range on a 14-acre site north of Interstate 80, near the Archer interchange east of Cheyenne.
Officials say homes and businesses in the area make the location potentially dangerous and inconvenient for the troopers who use the range.
Patrol officials would like to move the range to a 380-acre WYDOT-owned site located south of Interstate 80 near the Campstool Road interchange. The Laramie County Commission recently approved a zone change for this plot of land to allow the move.