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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 27

A University of Wyoming student has been accepted into the prestigious Lit Camp Juried Writer's Conference. According to a UW press release, only 40 promising writers are selected each year. David Riedel submitted a personal story manuscript centered on his father, Pat McGuire, and the people who were important to him, as well as his connection with the small community of Wyoming residents who believe in UFOs.

The Gillette Library has a new video recording studio. The Gillette News Record reports it contains a greenscreen, prime lighting, and audio capabilities. The studio can be reserved in four hour time slots, and video editing software is also available. The station can also convert videos on VHS tapes to CDs or DVDs. Negatives, photos and slides can also be digitized.

According to Cowboy State Daily, the third season of "Ultimate Cowboy Showdown" premiered last Thursday on INSP. This season is filmed at the Powderhorn Ranch, just south of Douglas. The series features 14 male and female cowboys competing for a $50,000 herd of cattle, a belt buckle and a lifetime of bragging rights. Despite being filmed in Wyoming, none of the competitors are from the state.

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.