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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, August 9

Deidre Griffith of Jackson was recently a co-winner of the Mongol Derby in Mongolia. The Casper Star Tribune reports the race aims to recreate Genghis Khan's horse messenger system of 1224. The path stretches over 621 miles, and often lasts over the course of eight to 10 days, making it the longest horse race in the world. Griffith and her partner finished in 9 days. She is the second Wyomingite to ever win the competition.

Sgt. Tyler Holloway from the Wyoming Army National Guard has been named top Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year in the Army National Guard. According to a press release, he earned the distinction by winning the 2022 All-Guard Best Warrior Competition held in Tennessee late last month. He is the first Wyoming Soldier to receive the award.

The Friends of the Natrona County Public Library is hosting a "Special Star Trek Book & Memorabilia Sale" on Saturday. According to Oil City News, the sale consists of thousands of books and items that have been gifted to the library. Reservations are required. More information can be found on The Friends of the Natrona County Public Library 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.