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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 25

Sinks Canyon State Park recently announced that bear-proof recycling will be available soon. County 10 writes the park previously offered recycling opportunities to visitors, but because bears were breaking into trash cans nearby, it removed the bins last autumn. Through a grant and a partnership with the Wind River Visitors Council, the park will be installing the new bear-proof bins this summer.

The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports that Parker Hewes, a chiropractor, writer, and Jackson Hole Youth Soccer coach, will compete in the obstacle-course-based TV show "American Ninja Warrior" in just a couple of weeks. The show is broken up into three stages, the first being in San Antonio. The top 30 will go on to Los Angeles in April and maybe eventually the final round in Las Vegas. While Hewes is set to compete later this month, he'll have to keep the results a secret until the show airs in June.

According to a University of Wyoming Athletics press release, Stephen Buchanan became the fourth two-time All-American in wrestling program history last week. He is also the eighth in program history to earn multiple NCAA All-American honors.

UW Athletic's Melissa Mirafuentes also received two All-American honors this past weekend in the NCAA diving championships.

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.