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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.

Monday, May 2

According to the Wyoming State Historical Society, this week was a full one in history. On May 3, 1980, the first Wyoming History Day was held in Casper. On May 4, 1900, "the Carbon County sheriff decided not to allow drunken hobos arrested in Rawlins to be put in county jail because of a smallpox outbreak along the railroad." On May 6, 1884, Fremont County was organized.

On May 2, 1924, the Greybull Standard and Tribune warned readers that "the annual assortment of stories about freak eggs laid by lady chickens are beginning to appear in newspapers."

The Casper Daily Press reported on May 6, 1918, that a group of Cheyenne businessmen were planning to pool their money and collect donations to drill a well to search for oil near the town. They didn't believe geologist's claims that there wasn't oil in the Cheyenne plains. The well was to be exploratory, meaning the men wouldn't make any money from it, even if oil was found. The landowner could then take a lease for its drilling.

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.