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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.

Wednesday, March 15

The Pinedale Roundup reports the local Lions Club recently donated just over $1,000 to Sublette County Schools to fund a Sensory Panel Wall in the Early Childhood STEAM room. It will help with things like focusing attention and increasing cognitive development, creativity and problem-solving skills.

For the first time in six years, Teton County Search and Rescue is training new members. The Jackson Hole News and Guide says by the time they graduate from probationary status in May, the 10 new recruits will have banked hundreds of training hours.

The Guernsey Gazette reports that Amy Michele Copsey will be returning to the Special Olympics after a thirty-year break from competing. She has won 51 medals in various sports already and she will start training for basketball with her new team in Wheatland next week. The 2022 Special Olympics USA Games are slated to run from June 5-12 in Orlando, Florida.

In Powell, a local Boy Scout is working to build a gaga ball pit at the park. The Powell Tribune says the game is similar to dodgeball. Drew Valdez is using the project to achieve Eagle Scout rank, which requires a service project. He will fundraise to pay for the construction and hopes to have it completed by this summer.

Ivy started as a science news intern in the summer of 2019 and has been hooked on broadcast ever since. Her internship 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 in journalism and business. When she’s not writing for WPR, she enjoys baking, reading, playing with her dog, and caring for her many plants.