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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.

Thursday, April 7

The largest residential development in Pinedale town limits has sold after being on the market for several years. The Pinedale Roundup reports the historic Cooley Ranch expands across almost 26 acres and had a $3.9-million price tag. That included the 1898 water rights, ranch house, cabin, guesthouse, log-built chapel, irrigated pastures and more.

Around five dozen tractors lined up in Powell on Friday to pay tribute to Tak Ogawa, who passed away last week at the age of 96, and Dwight Gilbert, who is coming to the end of his battle with cancer. According to the Powell Tribune, Ogawa was one of the few original homesteaders of the area remaining. He arrived on Heart Mountain in 1949. Gilbert is a beloved local farmer.

The Lander Journal reports that the Dubois Museum recently acquired an early 1920s camera that was believed to have been owned by Jack Langharr. He was the chief photographer for Disney Productions in Anaheim, California in the 1930s. He moved to Dubois in 1938 and built his own house with a dark room where he developed scenic photos of the area.

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.