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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, October 4

Khery Otero from Wheatland was recently honored with The DAISY Award. According to the PC Record-Times, the international award recognizes healthcare professionals that go above and beyond. Otero was nominated by a patient.

The Park County Animal Shelter has an unusual new resident. According to the Cody Enterprise, Rox the ball python was discovered in a local garage. The animal shelter thinks he was someone's pet that escaped and made his way into the garage. He just finished his 7 day hold for his owners to claim him and is now available for adoption.

Several athletes from Casper competed in the Special Olympics USA Games in Florida recently. According to K2News, Shane Rogers competed in the bowling event and partnered with Sgt. Mike Ogden from the Casper Police Department for golf. The duo took 2nd place. Allysa Lattimer of Casper competed in powerlifting and Amanda Ward was part of the Youth Leadership Experience.

The City of Sundance is looking for members of the community who would like to receive free meat from this year's deer cull. The Sundance Times reports the city plans to take 40 animals this year and encourages interested citizens to contact city hall.

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.