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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, August 3

The Powell Tribune reports the Homesteader Museum in Powell is holding a contest to find photographs, designs and artwork to represent pride in Powell through August 31. Community members will then be invited to vote on their favorites, which will be turned into postcards and sold in the museum gift shop.

A new mural greets visitors to Lusk. According to the Lusk Herald, the mural looks like a postage stamp of a cowboy on horseback in the nearby prairie landscape, painted by local artist Lisa Norman. It took two days to install.

The Converse County Library in Douglas is celebrating Barbie's 63rd birthday with a "Barbie Thru the Ages" creative art doll show. According to the Douglas Budget, the show contains a private collection of over 100 Barbies and information on the creation of the Barbie characters. It is open until September 10.

A USA Today contest has placed Cody as number seven in "the Best Small Town Art Scene" contest. The Big Horn Radio Network reports 20 small towns across the nation competed for the title. Last year, Cody ranked 6th in the contest.

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.