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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, February 21

A Buffalo High School basketball player recently passed 1,000 career points. The Buffalo Bulletin reports senior Eli Patterson has improved his rebounding and often gives up good shots for himself to get great shots for his teammates.

Another basketball player has set the all-time leader scorer record for Riverton High School. County10 reports senior Parker Paxton scored 35 out of 51 points in a recent game against Rock Springs. There was a ceremony held after the game and the previous record holder was there.

A new docuseries will highlight four family-owned wrecking crews, including one in Cheyenne. K2Radio reports Big Al’s Towing and Recovery helps clear rollovers and wrecks. The show, “Rocky Mountain Wreckers,” is filming now and is projected to air on The Weather Channel in January.

And, WalletHub has listed Cheyenne as the nation’s third hardest working community. It was based on things like average work week hours, employment rate, unused vacation time, and youth employment. Cheyenne ranks only behind Washington, D.C. and Irving, Texas.

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.