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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.

Monday, January 30

According to the Wyoming Historical Society, on January 29, 1920, National Prohibition went into effect, seven months after Wyoming’s Prohibition law went into effect. Also on January 29, but in 1958, Charles Starkweather and his accomplice Caril Fugate were captured outside of Douglas after a 10-victim killing spree across Nebraska and Wyoming. On January 30, 1826, Amalia Post, who became one of the first women in the nation to serve on a jury in Cheyenne, was born in Vermont. Also on January 30, but in 1902, the comedian, actor, and writer W.C. Fields performed at the Cheyenne Opera House. On January 31, 1917, Gov. John B. Kendrick signed the bill creating the Wyoming State Flag. The Indian Paintbrush was also adopted as the state flower that same day. On February 2, 1943, the Wyoming Supreme Court decided that common law marriage was invalid.

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.