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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, September 18

According to the Wyoming Historical Society, on September 17, 1944, it was reported that a cat saved a LaGrange girl from a coiled rattlesnake. A year later, on September 17, 1945, Casper College opened. It was the state’s first community college. On September 18, 1893, Capt. William Kieffer and others climbed the Grand Teton. Six years later, they claimed to have been the first to make the ascent. On September 19, 1867, the “Cheyenne Leader” became the first paper published in Cheyenne. On September 21, 1909, President Taft designated Shoshone Cavern National Monument. It was the second national monument created in Wyoming. That same day, the first natural gas flowed to homes and businesses in the town of Basin in Northern Wyoming. On September 23, 1890, it was reported that no other material exists in greater abundance than asbestos in Wyoming. Seven years later, on September 23, 1897, the first Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo was held.

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.