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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, November 15

A U.S. Coast Guard veteran from Casper recently won over $12,000 during a Veterans Week edition of "Wheel of Fortune." Oil City News reports Gary Wood made a mistake asking for an "I" instead of a "U" and missed out on a trip to St. Croix, but he did pay for his trip for the taping and then some.

Lander Resident Big Wind Carpenter is in Egypt this month representing the Northern Arapaho Tribe as an observer at COP27. County10 reports this is their second time attending the conference with the SustainUs youth organization but they have been organizing as a climate activist for years.

The Rock Springs Rocket Miner reports that Leilani Aubry Niswander of Selma, California recently stopped by the Sweetwater County Historical Museum. She's the direct descendant of Judge Joseph Payne, Sr., a distinguished Green River pioneer. A highly-prized item in the museum's collection is Judge Payne's rifle.

A Friendsgiving Dinner is being held at the University of Wyoming on November 18. Tickets are free for students. Non-UW students can bring three canned goods for the UW Food Share Pantry or a $10 donation.

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.