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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 29

After a rockslide blocked traffic in both directions in the Wind River Canyon last weekend, the Powell High School boy's soccer team stepped up to help clear the debris. According to the Powell Tribune, the team was driving back from a game and the slide happened just before they got there. The team formed a plan and worked quickly to move enough rocks within seven minutes so that a semi - as well as other vehicles - could fit through the gap. The only injury reported was one player's minor cut, which was treated with a Band-Aid.

Crosswalks in Evanston got an upgrade recently thanks to an AARP grant. The Uinta County Herald reports a handful of volunteers helped paint four crosswalks in bright geometric designs, created by local artist Christal Rohan. They also installed 4 swing tables around downtown, which are picnic tables with swings on one side instead of a bench.

Oliver Soulek, a 14-year-old student at Centennial Middle School in Casper, has been selected to perform at the 2022 Middle School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. Oil City News writes he will join other junior finalists in New York City for five days this summer.

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.