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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, Tuesday, March 5

The Natrona County School District’s Junior ROTC Program will be getting new equipment thanks to the National Rifle Association Foundation. K2Radio reports the program will receive $6,300 worth of air rifle range supplies such as scopes, targets, and timers.

Two University of Wyoming athletes won gold at the recent Indoor Track and Field Championships. Daniel Reynolds threw 70 feet five inches in the Weight Throw. Kareem Mersal went 24 feet nine and a quarter inches in the Long Jump. This is the first year the Pokes have competed at the Indoor Championships since 2021.

A Riverton resident has received national recognition from the National Wild Turkey Federation. Joan Eisemann is one of five recipients of the Roger M. Latham Sportsman Wild Turkey Service Award. It recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions by volunteering their personal time, energy and money to conserving the wild turkey and preserving hunting heritage.

And, according to a study by Exhale Wellness, Wyoming is the eighth best-slept state in the country. They analyzed data from the United Health Foundation’s American Health Rankings to see which states had the lowest percentage of adults who reported sleeping, on average, fewer than seven hours a night.

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.

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