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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, April 13

The Sheridan Press writes the Wyoming Arts Council is seeking music from Wyoming musicians of all genres for the 2022 Summer Road Trip Playlist on Spotify. To apply for consideration, musicians must complete the interest form online by April 27.

The Lander Journal reports the Fremont County Sheriff's Office has decided on a name for their newest team member. Finn the yellow lab puppy is training to be a therapy dog for the department. He got his name from Shoshone Elementary Schooler Jesse Jenson. Jesse received a pink pawprint necklace with Finn's name on the back for her winning entry in the naming contest.

The Uinta County Herald reports that a local 6-year-old recently returned to Evanston after receiving a bone marrow transplant in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Cancer cells were detected in Dawson Rogers' bone marrow when he was barely five years old and he underwent treatment until he was able to receive the transplant in November. He was recovering in the ICU until he was able to return home. The transplant is meant to keep him from developing full-blown leukemia.

And according to a University of Wyoming athletics press release, Melissa Mirafuentes was named Mountain West Conference Diver of the Year after her impressive third season with UW.

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.