Catherine Wheeler

Phone: 816-351-7748
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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United States Department of Agriculture

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced farmers who lost crops due to the irrigation tunnel collapse in eastern Wyoming are able to use their crop insurance policies.

A male Sage Grouse (also known as the Greater Sage Grouse) in the USA
Pacific Southwest Region U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from Sacramento, US

Gov. Mark Gordon has signed a new executive order outlining the state's sage grouse protections. The new order reaffirms previous executive orders, clearing up some of the language.

Catherine Wheeler

A U.S. Department of Energy official visited the state this week after an invitation from Gov. Mark Gordon.

Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

Several state departments are warning Wyoming residents about the risks of algal blooms.

Sheridan County

Sheridan County has put partial fire restrictions in place for the time being.

Catherine Wheeler

Ten Sleep Canyon sits on the southwestern edge of the Bighorn National Forest, and it's always been a destination for rock climbers.

Anna Rader

Campbell County has purchased a piece of land that will soon be home to the area's new visitor center.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie visited VA facilities in Cheyenne on August 15 as part of his goal of reaching more of the country's veterans.

The members of Pyrotechnics Guild International (PGI) are gathered in Gillette this week to celebrate the fireworks trade organization's 50th year. The organization has around 1,600 members.

City of Sheridan

Sheridan's Main Street will look different to drivers starting Sunday afternoon. The city is testing the idea of changing the lanes on Main Street from its current four lanes.

Courtesy Rob Davidson, map provided by U.S. Forest Service

Red Grade Road starts a few miles southwest of the town of Big Horn and winds through the Bighorn Mountains.

Blackjewel LLC Operations
Prime Clerk

On August 6, West Virginia Judge Frank Volk approved the motion for Contura Energy to purchase Blackjewel's assets in Wyoming pending resolution of tax conflicts with the federal government. In a Blackjewel filing, it wrote a sale to Contura would keep both Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr mines open "for an estimated minimum of six to twelve years."

U.S Forest Service

The Burgess Junction Visitor Center off U.S. Highway 14 in the Bighorn National Forest is open again for the first time in years.

A gas flare, used to burn off flammable gas -- on Highway 59 from Gillette
Cooper McKim / Wyoming Public Radio

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Barrasso Pushes To Get Wyoming Natural Gas Sold Overseas

U.S. House Democrats are taking aim at an issue Wyoming Senator John Barrasso seems to have spent the most time on in the past few years: Exporting American, well – Wyoming energy – abroad. Correspondent Matt Laslo has the story from Washington.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

About 10 percent of all adults in Wyoming are veterans. That group has long faced issues with getting access to proper medical treatment. But a new law hopes to overhaul the system and turn the focus back on the veterans. Wyoming Public Radio's Catherine Wheeler spoke with U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie ahead of his upcoming visit to Wyoming about how he has tried to improve the VA over the last year.

sheridanwyoming.org

Sheridan County is receiving an award on Monday, August 5 for its work with juvenile offenders.

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Emergency services in Campbell County are employing a new service that allows people to text 911 for emergencies.

Catherine Wheeler

Gillette College is looking to expand its campus with a new building that would provide more space for students and faculty.

Catherine Wheeler

The Ucross Foundation has received a grant from Amazon to support emerging writers through its artist residency program.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Secretary Robert Wilkie of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is speaking about the rollout of a new law intended to improve veterans' access to medical care.

Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies

The Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies' mobile pantry will be visiting Gillette over the next couple of weeks to support people affected by the recent mine closures.

Wyoming State Geological Survey

The Wyoming State Geological Survey has released a new report about the state's most productive uranium reserve.

Sheridan Community Land Trust

A Sheridan conservation group and a natural gas compression company have partnered for more trail development in the Sheridan area.

Catherine Wheeler

The Sheridan WYO Rodeo dates all the way back to 1931, and Tom Ringley, Sheridan County Commissioner and rodeo board member emeritus, said locals got the idea during the years of the Great Depression.

Campbell County

Campbell County Commissioners have approved an agreement with the city of Gillette that hopes to bring economic diversification to northeast Wyoming.

Buffalo Downtown Association

The Buffalo Downtown Association has announced it will be closing its doors.

Data from Campbell County School District

The Campbell County School District Board of Trustees is continuing the discussion on whether to allow teachers to carry firearms after reviewing the results of a community-wide survey.

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