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Around Wyoming brings you news from around the state, keeping you informed with brief updates of stories you may have missed.

Thursday, March 10

A ranch in southeast Wyoming is featured in a new simulation game. "Farming Simulation 22" lets you pick how to build your online ranch. According to K2 Radio, the creators took extra care to replicate Elk Mountain Ranch down to the landscape and even the weather.

Oil City News reports that around 1,000 bowlers raised over $23,000 at the annual Bowl for Jason's Friends event last Saturday. The foundation helps Wyoming families with children diagnosed with cancer, brain tumors, and spinal cord tumors with monthly bills and costs associated with travel to pediatric hospitals. The foundation has also just started paying medical deductibles.

Laramie Main Street Alliance has received national recognition for its efforts to build upon the city's historic Western environment. The Laramie Boomerang reports the group is a semifinalist for the Great American Main Street Award from the group Main Street America. The winners will be announced on May 16.

The Gillette News-Record reports the Gillette City Council presented five police officers with Life Saving Awards for their work the last few years to save people's lives. Officers Andy Lucus, Patrick Totzke, Forrest Rothleutner, Ben Hoang and Julianne Witham all were recognized at the council meeting last week.

Ivy started as a science news intern in the summer of 2019 and has been hooked on broadcast since. She was supported by the Wyoming EPSCoR Summer Science Journalism Internship program. In the spring of 2020, she virtually graduated from the University of Wyoming with a B.S. in biology with minors of journalism and business. She continues to spread her love of science, wildlife, and the outdoors with her stories. When she’s not writing for WPR, she enjoys baking, reading, playing with her dog, and caring for her many plants.