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Glenrock Dinosaur Museum

Members of the bone biddies include from left, Crissie Wobig, Barb Scott, Lorna Keyfauver, Lila Swan and Barb Reynolds, along with 11-year-old Vivian Smith and, at rear, fellow volunteer Don Smith.The museum currently has about a dozen self-proclaimed bone biddies — women who volunteer to do everything from running the gift shop to cleaning one-of-a-kind fossil discoveries.

State park

Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site in the western foothills of the Bighorn Mountains may double in size. State Parks administrator Dominic Bravo attributed the need for the expansion to significant growth in volume of visitors. The park is a nationally registered historical site and a popular spot for hunters, fishers and hikers. Parks have seen an uptick in visitation lately and it’s great that people are taking advantage of them and getting outside.

Bone biddies

Glenrock’s fossil museum has been run entirely by volunteers, from giving tours, to running the gift shop. Even the curator and director are volunteers. The museum has persisted on a volunteer-only basis since it opened in 1994. But its collection is no less impressive for its small size. In fact, the museum houses the only lower right jaw bone of a torosaurus known in the world. The volunteers range in age, from 11 to 91, and they’re the backbone of Glenrock’s little Paleon Museum, pun intended.

Diversity workshops

University of Wyoming will hold diversity workshops next month for faculty, staff and students. The move comes during a push by the university to be more inclusive of their minority students. The school set a goal to increase their population of “underrepresented students” to 17 percent, up from the current 13 percent. In May, the university also hired a chief diversity officer, Emily Monago, who is working on developing a strategic plan for diversity.

MLK Day

Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as well as Wyoming Equality Day. While a day off work is always much needed, if you’re looking to participate in some events to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. or promote Wyoming equality, the day kicks off with a march at 11 a.m. The route ends at ends at First United Methodist Church, where there will be lunch, a talk from a national civil rights advocate and opportunities to get involved with several grassroots projects.

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