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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, April 1

Cowboy State Daily reports that the Cheyenne Sanitation Department recently installed new software in about half of its garbage trucks that's designed to make drivers more efficient. The software lays out routes for the trucks to follow as well as documents if cans have been picked up or missed. It can also document if residents didn't put their cans out or if they overfilled them.

A Cody High School sophomore is telling the stories of Wyoming girls who hunt. The Cody Enterprise writes Elisa Wachob is creating a digital series to encourage young girls to get into hunting and to bring awareness to the challenges, excitement, and reasons girls participate in the sport. Once completed, "Hunting with Elisa" will be made available via social media.

Home on the Range Animal Haven in Laramie recently received a $5,000 grant which will allow it to expand and complete improvements by the end of the summer or early fall. According to the Laramie Boomerang, the funds will be used to build a windbreak and larger barnyard with more space for visitors and volunteers to interact with the animals. Home on the Range is the only large animal sanctuary in the county and has been open for a decade with a focus on neglected, abused and abandoned animals. It's currently home to 23 animals.

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.