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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 16

In Lovell, an 8-year-old boy was recently rescued from a house fire by two officers. The Lovell Chronicle reports that burning rubber made thick black smoke that restricted the officers' views, but they could hear the child. The boy's parents and two siblings had already escaped. The officers broke a window and pulled him out. The assistant fire chief said that saved the boy's life.

The Gillette News Record reports the Thunder Basin High School boys basketball team won its first state championship in school history over the weekend. The Bolts won 52-42 and finished the year on a 14-game winning streak. This was also their second regional title in school history.

The wrestling coach at Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs is set to be inducted into the National Junior College Athletic Association Wrestling Hall of Fame. The Powell Tribune writes Art Castillo has been the coach at Western for 13 years, where he has helped coach 50 All-American wrestlers - including five national champions, six two-time All Americans and the 2018 NJCAA Most Outstanding Wrestler. Castillo grew up in and graduated from Green River High School where he was a two-time state placer in wrestling. He also wrestled for two years at Northwest College and was an NJCAA national qualifier there.

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.