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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, Thursday, February 15

Campbell County Firefighters recently rescued two horses from an icy pond. The Gillette News Record reports they had walked to the center of the pond before the ice broke beneath them. They were up to their necks in the chilly water. The rescue crew cut a path through the ice for the horses to get onto dry land and about 45 minutes after the call came in, they were out.

Seven Nordic skiers at Kelly Walsh and Natrona County High Schools have qualified for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Cross Country Junior National Championships in New York. Oil City News reports they will join 11 currently qualified skiers from the rest of Wyoming and Montana to make up the High Plains Nordic Team.

People in Goshen, Natrona and Park counties have better access to telehealth services thanks to the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities at the University of Wyoming. The organization has installed state-of-the-art telehealth booths to advance how healthcare is delivered while enhancing provider and patient digital literacy and overcoming broadband barriers to care.

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.