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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.

Thursday, April 12

The Guernsey Gazette reports that local Special Olympian Amy Copsey received three more awards during this year's Special Olympic competition in Wheatland. Thirty years ago, Copsey had a string of victories that won her 51 medals in various sports as a Special Olympian. In this year's competition, Copsey took a first-place award for softball skills, first place for basketball skills and a second-place in the 200-meter run.

Five Jackson Hole High School students got to cook for astronauts at the Johnson Space Center in Houston last month. The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports the team made chicken poke, pork egg rolls and a pineapple Dole Whip dessert to try to get on NASA's Health Stabilization Program, which is a dieting regimen designed to prepare astronauts for the rigors of space travel. Students had to consider food nutrition, flavor, and weight, among other things, when creating their menus.

And the Uinta County Herald writes that in Evanston, the employees at Les Schwab Tire volunteered their time and equipment to remove and dispose of dozens of tires that had been dumped near an old business.

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.