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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Campbell County Atlas Explorer

Campbell County has released a new tool that can help people access information about land in the area.

Campbell County’s new GIS (geographic information system) map, Atlas Explorer, is all inclusive. It holds layers of information on things like property boundaries, coal mines, surveys, voting boundaries, public lands and more.

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The U.S. Forest Service has released the draft environmental impact statement for amending the Thunder Basin National Grassland's management plan.

Catherine Wheeler

The Sheridan City Council has approved an emergency ordinance for a special election.

Catherine Wheeler

Gillette Reproductive Health is like any other doctor's office. There are people waiting, a TV is playing, and there are stacks of magazines.

Wyoming Technology Business Center

The Sheridan Start-Up Challenge has announced five finalists.

Bureau of Land Management

The Natural Resource Conservation Service, which is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is asking for grant proposals that aim to open up access to private land.

United States Department of Education

Two Wyoming elementary schools have received national recognition for their high performance.

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Sheridan's Main Street is the heart of the city. There's a historic theater, shops, and restaurants that show off its Western heritage. It's the place where the community gathers for festivals and events. And now, it might be changing.

NPS / Neal Herbert

This Saturday, September 28, is National Public Lands Day. It's called the largest single-day volunteer effort for America's public lands.

Campbell County Health

Campbell County Health has become the victim of a ransomware attack that has affected its computer system.

Catherine Wheeler

Mark Collins has been Sheridan's city administrator for three years, and his contract was set to expire at the end of November. The City Council offered Collins a year and a half extension, but he decided to leave the position.

Northern Wyoming Community College District

In the 2018-2019 school year, the Northern Wyoming Community College District (NWCCD) served 6,373 students—the most out of any community college district in the state. The district is made up of Sheridan College, Gillette College and its extension in Johnson County.

Explorehemingway.com

The Ucross Foundation is hosting an event on Thursday, September 19 that is a part of the state's "Explore Hemingway" series.

Wyoming Department of Transportation

Sheridan's Main Street reconfiguration test was found to be successful from both the community and the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT). That's according to the results of both a community survey and data from WYDOT.

Sheridan College

When Edward A. Whitney died in 1917, he willed most of his estate to create a foundation focusing on fostering educational opportunities for the people of Sheridan County.

Catherine Wheeler

The U.S. Forest Service has approved a proposal to expand the Red Grade Trail System near Big Horn.

Catherine Wheeler

September is Suicide Prevention Month, and the Sheridan VA Health Care System is encouraging everyone to support veteran suicide prevention efforts.

Listen to the full show here.

Using Drones To Fight Climate Change

From more intense wildfires to prolonged droughts, climate change is impacting the ecology of the American West. That's got researchers in our region looking at a new way to fight some of these impacts: drones.

Northern Wyoming Community College District

This summer, Walter Tribley took over as the president of the Northern Wyoming Community College District. Tribley has 20 years of experience in higher education. Most recently, he was the president of Monterey Peninsula College in California. Wyoming Public Radio's Catherine Wheeler sat down with Tribley at Sheridan College to talk about his goals as he begins his new position.

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The WYO Theater in Sheridan as people know it today almost didn't exist, and that might be surprising since it's a highlight of downtown.

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The WYO Theater in Sheridan, known originally as the Lotus, has been around since 1923 . In 1929, it ran the first talkie in the state and became a movie theater for many years.

Campbell County School District

The Campbell County School Board has decided to move forward in its discussion of arming district staff.

The school board decided at Tuesday's meeting that they want to continue discussions on a potential policy but no final decisions have been made.

Jacob Aguiar / Courtesy Brinton Museum

The Brinton Museum in Big Horn, known for featuring western and American Indian art, has a new exhibit featuring the work of its inaugural artists-in-residence.

sheridanwyoming.org

Throughout the weekend, Sheridan will be featured on C-SPAN during a series that highlights American cities. Crews from the television network visited earlier this summer to interview local officials and historians.

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The Sheridan Main Street reconfiguration test will go on for three additional weeks as, the city looks at potentially reducing the number of lanes.

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The Wyoming Department of Transportation is currently working on its master plan that would cover the department's vision for the next five years. But in the meantime, WYDOT has released its list of the projects it wants to tackle in 2020. Wyoming Public Radio's Catherine Wheeler spoke with WYDOT director Luke Reiner about how the State Transportation Improvement Plan shows how the department is struggling with a lack of funding.

SkyWest/FlySheridan

The Sheridan County Airport will have a new flight schedule starting in 2020.

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