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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 14

Campbell County Public Library director Terri Lesley has received the 2022 John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award. The library has seen a recent increase in book challenges, especially books regarding sexuality and LGBTQ+ issues. The Gillette News-Record reports the award is from the American Library Association. It honors notable contributions to intellectual freedom and demonstrations of personal courage in defense of freedom of expression.

In celebration of her Olympic achievement, Wyoming's Jaelin Kauf received several honors over the weekend from Governor Mark Gordon at her home mountain, Grand Targhee Resort. According to the Buckrail, Governor Gordon proclaimed April 10 Jaelin Kauf Day, and Grand Targhee Resort revealed it will be naming a new run in her honor.

Casper's National Historic Trails Interpretive Center will be hosting the Artifact Roadshow this Saturday. The show is a traveling research and public education project. The Casper Star-Tribune writes that members of the public can bring any artifacts they may have and learn about them for free. This could help researchers study the prehistoric peoples who lived in the Great Plains thousands of years ago.

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.