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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, June 5

According to the Wyoming Historical Society, on June 4, 1872, two con men and four investors who were duped by the Great Diamond Hoax arrived to inspect the so-called diamond fields in the Red Desert near the Colorado-Wyoming line. The two con men had convinced investors that the area was a wildly lucrative diamond mine, only to cheat them out of their money when the investors bought the diamondless land and the con men disappeared. On June 5, 1889, the first Wyoming appointee was named to West Point military academy. On June 6, 1948, President Harry Truman delivered a speech from the porch of the governor’s mansion in Cheyenne. On June 7, 1945, Natrona County released 70,000 trout in the area’s fishing waters. On June 8, 1887, the City of Douglas was incorporated. A year before that on June 9, 1886, the first issue of Bill Barlow’s Budget was published in Douglas. On June 9, 1959, the Glendo Dam was dedicated, with four beauty queens: Miss Casper, Miss Cheyenne, Miss Wyoming, and the dedication queen, and the mayor of Glendo taking part in festivities.

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.