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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, August 23

The Central Wyoming Fairgrounds in Casper will have a new sculpture next month. According to Oil City News, “6 Miles South” will depict a young girl with her horse and show lamb. It was commissioned by former Natrona County educator Helen Wolff to honor the 4-H community.

A unique fundraiser will help support Ride and Shine Equine Assisted Therapy in Gillette. The Gillette News Record reports two local Shell Food Marts will donate money for every gallon of gas pumped at their decorated “Giving Pumps” to the organization.

Cody and Cheyenne were both nominated for Western Horseman’s 2023 Best of Awards. Bighorn Basin Media reports they were in the category of “Western Destination.” The winners will be revealed in the December 2023 issue of Western Horseman magazine.

And a lab at the University of Wyoming is looking for parents of picky eaters. Dr. Grace Shearrer and her team want to understand what strategies parents use to encourage their children to eat, plus learn more about resource availability for parents, and how picky eating may impact kids’ growth.

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.

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