Catherine Wheeler

Phone: 307-222-4208
Email: cwheel11@uwyo.edu

Catherine Wheeler comes to Wyoming from Kansas City, Missouri. She has worked at public media stations in Missouri and on the Vox podcast "Today, Explained." Catherine graduated from Fort Lewis College with a BA in English. She recently received her master in journalism from the University of Missouri. Catherine enjoys cooking, looming, reading and the outdoors.

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National Parks Service

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $56 million to improve water quality for farmers in watersheds across the country, including one effort in the state.

The Council of State Governments Justice Center

A new report from the Council of State Governments Justice Center says Wyoming has some improvements to make in fostering access to post-secondary education for people who are currently and formerly incarcerated. The national criminal just non-profit has previously worked with the state on ways to lower Wyoming's prison population.

Campbell County School District

Under Wyoming law, any person can go to a pharmacy and ask for a prescription of naloxone, which is a medication that temporarily reverses an opioid overdose.

Now, the Campbell County School District's Board is considering instituting a policy that would allow trained staff to carry and administer it on school grounds. 

Wyoming State Legislature

A northeast Wyoming lawmaker is proposing a bill that would require U.S. Congress to formally declare war before the Wyoming National Guard can be called up.

Wyoming Department of Transportation

I'm riding shotgun in Randy Okray's snow plow. He's the Gillette maintenance crew leader for the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT). Okray is clearing up Interstate 90.

A stakeholder committee in Campbell County and Gillette is recommending a marketing firm to advertise the area as the Carbon Valley.

Campbell County

Campbell County Commissioners have unanimously selected a replacement for a vacant commission seat.

Sheridan County

Sheridan County Commissioners are hosting a public meeting aimed at developing more affordable housing in the county on February 5.

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Destiny and Taylor are both 17 years old and from Rock Springs. In 2019 both attended a disciplinary school in Sheridan called the Wyoming Girls School. They say there are good parts of Wyoming, but difficult experiences are pushing them to leave. For our "Belonging" series, the two sat down to discuss how their experiences in and out of Rock Springs have shaped them and their ideas of community. Destiny starts the conversation off. 

Wyoming Department of Transportation

The Wyoming Department of Transportation is reminding residents to use extra caution around snow plows on highways.

Wyoming Department of Transportation

Next time Wyoming residents renew their IDs they will receive an updated card.

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The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) and the city of Gillette are sharing the cost of a study that will examine a major overpass in town.

Campbell County School District

The Campbell County School Board will be hosting public listening sessions on a proposed policy that would allow staff to carry guns in schools.

Campbell County

The Campbell County Republican Party has nominated three local republicans for the position that became available after former county commissioner Mark Christensen resigned earlier this month.

Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is hosting its first meeting in a series of public talks about open spaces in the county on Tuesday, Jan. 28.

Wyoming State Geological Survey

The Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS) has released its annual energy summary reports. They focus on the state of coal, oil, and natural gas.

Economic Development Adminstration

The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing to discuss the oversight of the Economic Development Administration (EDA). One part of the hearing touched on the EDA's commitment to coal communities looking to strengthen their economies.

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The Sheridan VA Health System is looking for veterans across the state to submit their art to its Creative Arts Festival for Veterans.

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The Ucross Artist Residency is receiving a $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in support of its Native American artist fellowship program.

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Jim Robinson, principal economist for the Wyoming Economic Analysis Division, said when he looks at Wyoming's economy in the coming year, it's not going to bring news that anyone wants to hear. 

Campbell County School District

The Campbell County School District administrators updated school board members on the potential armed educators policy at its Tuesday meeting.

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The Northern Wyoming Community College District has announced a new certificate program that targets working adults.

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The city of Gillette is beginning negotiations with telecommunications provider AT&T about a potential new cell tower.

Energy Capital Economic Development

Energy Capital Economic Development has announced Curtis Burdette as its new vice president of operations.

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Two Wyoming Republicans Are Playing A Role In The Impeachment Debate

Two Wyoming lawmakers are playing key roles in the impeachment saga slowly unfolding in Washington. Correspondent Matt Laslo has the details from the nation’s capital.

Nick Ullrich Gillette College

Nick Ullrich is setting me up in a generic office at the Gillette College Technical Education Center. Ullrich, a safety instructor for the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) training program at the college, has been working on creating a new way to train miners for about a year.

Wyoming Business Council

The Wyoming Business Council (WBC) has released its annual benchmark report. This year's report shows that through two of the Wyoming Business Council's grant programs, Kickstart and Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR), start-ups created 30 jobs and received $4.65 million in follow-up investments.

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