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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, May 4

The Jackson Hole Classical Academy has partnered with Wyoming Chess Association President Brian Walker Sr. to host a Wyoming Scholastic Chess Tournament in Jackson this Saturday. This is the first to be held in five years. According to the Rock Springs Rocketminer, the tournament is open to any serious K-12 chess players in Wyoming and presents an opportunity to advance to the National level.

A Jackson-based firm, CLB Architects, will have an art installation in Times Square. According to the Buckrail, their new pavilion, named FILTER, is part of the NYCxDesign Festival and aims to carve out space for quiet recentering within the frenetic energy of Times Square. It will be open daily from May 7 -15.

A Dutch production company is looking to cast Wyoming actors in an upcoming indie film. "Sleep" tells the story of a father who takes a cross-country trip around the U.S. as he grieves the loss of his daughter. According to the Casper Star-Tribune, the producers expect more than 40 speaking and non-speaking roles for the Fremont County segment of the movie, and all positions will be paid. For more information about what roles are available, visit the Sleep Casting Wyoming Facebook page.

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.