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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, November 25

A staff member at the Wyoming Rescue Mission recently helped authorities locate a baby who had been abducted from his mother. The Casper Star-Tribune reports Laura Moore recognized the baby and his non-custodial father from a recent Amber Alert out of Denver. She called the police, who arrested the man and took the baby into protective custody before returning him to his mother.

A 1903 home in Sheridan has found new life as an event space and offices. The Sheridan Press reports Sarah and Matt Houghton purchased the home in 2019 and renovated it, keeping it as original as possible. The main floor is available for events and the upstairs is home to Matt's law offices.

Jackson Hole High School and the Jackson Hole Community School hosted about 150 students from across Wyoming and Idaho last week as part of the Model United Nations. The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports this is the first year that it was entirely run by students. The event models the UN General Assembly.

And the Powell Tribune reports that retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Tom Fryer, a native of Powell, was featured as Grand Marshal of the Veterans Day Parade in Manhattan, Kansas, where he currently lives.

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.