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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.

Friday, March 18

Big Horn Radio Network reports Sleeping Giant Ski Area in Cody raised over $9,000 during its recent ticket sales fundraiser for Ukraine. March 5, the day of the fundraiser, was also the ski area's best sales day of the season. Donors purchased tickets from across the country and even outside of the US.

The Gillette Wild junior hockey team won its 42nd and 43rd games of the year during last weekend's playoff series. The Gillette News Record reports Saturday's win sealed the first playoff series win for the hockey team in its 11-year history. The team's 43rd win is also a program record, beating out the old record of 36 wins set in 2016-17.

Rawlins Mayor Terry Weickum was given the green light this week by City Council to sign a letter of support for reopening the historic Sinclair Theater after it's been closed for nearly four decades. The Rawlins Times writes the theater was built in the early 1920s and will find new life as a multi-purpose entertainment facility. The effort to restore the historic building began in 2018.

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.