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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, Monday, February 26

According to the Wyoming Historical Society, on February 25, 1916, the first intercollegiate basketball game ever held in Cheyenne featured the University of Wyoming and Denver University. On February 27, 1888, Joseph M. Carey introduced a bill in the U.S. House admitting Wyoming as a state. On February 29, 1940, a Cheyenne teenager served as Wyoming’s “leap year” governor for the day. On March 1, 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed the act establishing Yellowstone National Park. On March 1, 1942, Eleanor Roosevelt visited Cheyenne. On March 2, 1930, calling for a dam in Alcova Canyon, the Casper Tribune Herald predicted "Immeasurable wealth" from the touch of Aladdin's magic lamp water.

According to the University of Wyoming American Heritage Center, on February 26, 1886, State Representative N.J. O’Brien, of Laramie County, introduced House Bill 87 to provide for the establishment of a university in Laramie.

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.