Catherine Wheeler

Phone: 307-222-4208

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 Museum of the American Indian

The exhibit, "Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation's Armed Forces," highlights the history of Native Americans in the U.S. Armed Forces. It has made its way to Sheridan College and comes from the National Museum of the American Indian in D.C. It also is meant to raise awareness for the future National Native Americans Veterans Memorial in D.C. that will be finished next year. Wyoming Public Radio's Catherine Wheeler spoke with the memorial's project curator Rebecca Trautmann about how the exhibit and memorial honor Native veterans.

Campbell County

Campbell County Commissioners have used a new law for the first time to recoup some of the county's legal fees from bankruptcies.

Dennis Jacobs / Sheridan College

Sheridan College and the Sheridan VA Medical Center will host joint Veterans Day celebrations on Monday, November 11 in the college's Whitney Center for the Arts.

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Sheridan residents have voted to uphold the new law that seeks to update the responsibilities of the city administrator.

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Native Americans are considered to serve in the military at a higher rate than any other demographic, and a new exhibit coming to Sheridan College highlights that service.

Northern Wyoming Community College District

The Northern Wyoming Community College District will soon begin its search for a new vice president of student affairs.

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Cheney And Barrasso Oppose Trump's Plan For Syria

This week Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney rebuked President Trump’s strategy - or lack there of - in Syria. And she’s not alone, as Correspondent Matt Laslo reports from Washington.

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Televangelists Joel and Victoria Osteen will visit Gillette this month to speak with community members about hope following recent coal bankruptcies.

Catherine Wheeler

For years, Sheridan has debated whether or not it should employ a city administrator to handle day-to-day operations for the city. In July, the City Council passed an ordinance that updates a previous law that established the job. That new law has been challenged by a citizen petition, bringing the city to a special election on the topic. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck spoke with Northeast reporter Catherine Wheeler to learn more about the election.

A native plant nursery, a traveling physical therapy service and a sports pain relief aid manufacturer are this year's winners of the Sheridan Start-Up Challenge.


The Wyoming Transportation Commission has awarded a contract for the project that looks to make Highway 59 near Wright safer.

National Mining Association

A virtual reality program developed at Gillette College has been nationally recognized for its innovation.

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It's a fall morning in Sheridan as orange and yellow leaves are blowing around the streets. The sun is shining, there's a little chill in the air, and I'm out collecting garbage.

Solid waste operator Tony Trangmoe is taking me in his truck as he goes through his normal Friday collection route. He's driving through skinny alleys and his truck is picking up giant trash cans with a mechanical arm and dumping the contents in to be smashed and hauled away to the landfill.

Ranchers and a ranching lobbying group are suing the U.S. Department of Agriculture over new requirements for tracking cattle that crosses state lines.

Northern Wyoming Community College District

The new Northern Wyoming Community College District president is touring Northeast Wyoming to learn more about community needs. 

District President Walter Tribley will be visiting Kaycee, Big Horn and Wright over the next couple of weeks to connect with more residents in the district’s service area. 

Wyoming Game and Fish Department

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department wrapped up the first part of its Upper Powder River Mule Deer herd habitat project. It's hoping to improve mule deer habitat in the southern Bighorn Mountains.

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.

Catherine Wheeler

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.