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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.

Around Wyoming, Wednesday, January 31

A Casper man has gone viral after his death. Oil City News reports Cody Sargent was always a “giver” in life. And after he passed away unexpectedly in 2023, he was able to donate all five of his major organs. As was tradition, he was given an Honor Walk on his way to his final surgery. Over 200 people from Cody’s life lined the hospital hallways to celebrate him. The video of it has spread on social media.

A Cheyenne cowboy recently won at the National Western Stock Show. K2Radio reports Brody Cress not only won in saddle bronc riding, but he also tied his own score record while doing so. He scored 91 points.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is inviting students to enter its Junior Duck Stamp Contest. To enter, K-12 students must draw or paint a North American waterfowl selected from a list and mail it to the National Elk Refuge by March 15. Winners and honorable mentions will win prizes. The best-of-show winner for Wyoming will get to compete in the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Competition, where the winning design will be printed on next year’s Junior Duck Stamp.

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.