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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.

Tuesday, May 3

The YMCA of Natrona County is preparing a host of activities for the grand opening of its new swimming pool facility on Saturday. Oil City News reports one of those activities includes a swim clinic by Olympic Gold Medalist Ryan Berube, who helped the U.S. Men's Swimming Team win the 4×200-meter freestyle relay at the 1996 Olympic Games.

An oil painting created by Lander Valley High School sophomore Jordan Armajo, was recently announced as the recipient of the Congressional Art Award. The painting, titled "Sisters," depicts her mom and aunt as children. According to County 10, the piece will be on display at the US Capitol Building for the next year. Armajo is the first LVHS student in 26 years to earn the award.

A Rock Springs documentary filmmaker is reconnecting with his grandfather's experiences as a WWII Prisoner of War with a new film titled "Dear Sirs." The Cody Enterprise writes the film is told from the seat of a bike as filmmakers Mark Pedri and Carrie McCarthy follow Pedri's grandfather's path through Europe. The film will be shown for free at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.

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.