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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, May 13

A piece from a wood artist from Pine Bluffs is being displayed at the Smithsonian American Art Museum as a part of its newest show. According to the Wyoming Tribune Eagle, "This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World" will feature more than 170 pieces. Artist Curt Theobald was one of 12 artists invited to Washington D.C. during the opening exhibition. The show will be open until April 2.

The Eastern Wyoming College golf team wrapped up their fourth straight Region IX championship at the end of April. The Torrington Telegram reports the Lancers also ended up with four players on the All-Region first and second teams, which are comprised of the top eight golfers in the region. The Lancers are competing in the NJCAA National Tournament in Odessa, Texas this week.

The Wyoming State Museum and Wyoming State Archives in Cheyenne, and the American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming have partnered to collect artifacts related to the pandemic in the state. The Casper Star-Tribune reports they are collecting everything from masks to objects that represent time spent in quarantine to personal reflections on the pandemic. There is no deadline to donate materials.

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.