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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.

Wednesday, March 8

Two Sundance high schoolers are helping brighten the days of residents of the Crook County Memorial Hospital’s long-term care unit. The Sundance Times reports Jaylin Mills and Blakely Gill are building birdhouses and feeders for each room. They plan to have residents decorate and assemble the houses. The girls will fill the feeders at first but hope to find sponsors to keep them always full.

Casper College's Diesel Power Program students are working to restore a 1970s American LaFrance firetruck. As of last week, it runs. The Casper Star-Tribune reports once some superficial things are completed, the firetruck will be used in funeral processions for fallen first responders.

Antelope Butte ski area near Shell is hosting a Senior Day on March 20 for those 55 and older. The Powell Tribune reports there will be activities in the lodge, discounted lift tickets and rentals and free tuneup ski lessons.

The International Pathfinders Camporee is coming to Gillette in 2024 and it’s looking for community service projects to do while they’re here. The Gillette News Record reports they simply have to benefit the community. People with ideas can contact the projects coordinator.

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.