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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 15

'Union Pacific's Big Boy Number 4014' will be kicking off its 2022 tour this summer, starting in Cheyenne. According to the UP Historical Society's Facebook page, the world's largest steam locomotive will visit the Pacific Northwest for the first time since its return to service. The West Coast Steam Tour will be celebrating UP's 160th anniversary and will leave on June 26.

University of Wyoming football players Keegan Cryder and Chad Muma were honored by The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame as members of the 2022 Hampshire Honor Society. According to a UW Athletics press release, to qualify for selection, a player must have a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA, meet all degree requirements to date, have been a significant contributor to their team and have completed their playing eligibility in the most recent college football season.

A college student from New Hampshire is looking for the previous owner of a roll of film she discovered and had developed. Oil City News reports the film contained images from a trip in the early 1990s to Alcova for geologists, including Casper College geology instructor Dr. Kent Sundell. Student Sarah Nolan was connected to Sundell through a Facebook group but he's not sure who shot the photos.

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.