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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, June 10

According to the Wyoming Historical Society, on June 9, 1886, the first issue of Bill Barlow’s Budget was published in Douglas. It’s now known as the Douglas Budget. On June 9, 1903, the first bucket of copper ore moved over the Encampment tramway. On June 9, 1959, the Glendo Dam was dedicated, with the mayor of Glendo and four beauty queens, Miss Casper, Miss Cheyenne, Miss Wyoming, and the dedication queen, taking part in the festivities. On June 11, 1912, the Franco-Wyoming Oil Company opened a new refinery in Casper. It was near the current location of the Casper Rec Center, though at the time, it was well beyond the eastern edge of town. Twenty-four years earlier, on June 15, 1888, Casper was founded when the Fremont, Elkhorn & Missouri Valley Railroad arrived at the site. There were about 100 residents at the time. On June 14, 1935, the University of Wyoming announced that it had voided the contract of a summer school instructor because she was married. On June 15, 1939, the Blue Goose Cafe invited customers to dine in “cool comfort” inside the only air conditioned cafe in Powell.

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.