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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The public affairs network C-SPAN is filming in Sheridan this week for its program exploring American cities.

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The Sheridan City Council approved forgiving the WYO Performing Arts and Education Center's debt to the city for its use of a historic downtown theater. The city has owned the building since the 1980s, but the WYO is responsible for maintaining and managing the property.

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The Sheridan City Council approved a new ordinance that reaffirms the city administrator position. The ordinance arose out of the council's concerns about the division of responsibilities between the mayor and the city administrator.

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Sheridan City Councilman Aaron Linden said the debate on city management isn't a new issue in town.

The conversation comes down to one question: Should a city administrator handle day-to-day operations so the mayor can focus on the bigger picture?

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A Wyoming artist, James Jackson has received a National Heritage Fellowship. It's the nation's highest honor that celebrates traditional and folk art. Jackson is most well-known for his intricate leather carving and spent most of his career at King's Saddlery in Sheridan. Wyoming Public Radio's Catherine Wheeler sat down with Jackson in his leather shop at the Brinton Museum to talk about how his career has been infused with Wyoming's culture.

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A group of healthcare professionals is hoping to spread awareness about the seriousness and risks of falling, especially to the aging population. They're making a special presentation in Sheridan this week.

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A Wyoming artist has received the nation's highest honor in folk and traditional art.

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On a sunny and warm Friday in Northeast Wyoming, Levi Jensen and I drove east on Highway 51 out of Gillette.

Campbell County Fire Department

The Campbell County Joint Powers Fire Board unanimously selected Jeff Bender as the county's new fire chief. The department serves all of Campbell County including the town of Wright.

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The Ucross Foundation has announced the newest recipient of its fellowship for Native American Visual Artists.

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Campbell County Health was ranked as one of the top places to work in healthcare this year. The list was put together by Becker's Hospital Review, a leading healthcare industry publication.

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Devils Tower National Monument has announced a series of summer activities for park visitors. Park staff worked with the Devils Tower Natural History Association to create a series that represents the history and culture of the monument.

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The Wyoming Department of Health is reporting the first case of West Nile virus this year involving an adult in Campbell County.

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Sheridan City Council approved $75,000 for a pilot program that gives residents an incentive to generate less waste.

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Public defenders provide legal representation to people who can't afford private attorneys. They're appointed by a judge to represent those accused of a range of crimes from misdemeanors and juvenile offenses to serious felonies, and because of that they can see a lot of clients.

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The Sheridan City Council defeated a proposed charter ordinance at Monday's meeting that would have repealed the law establishing the city administrator position. The vote was 5-2; only Council President Clinton Beaver and Sheridan Mayor Roger Miller voted in support of repealing the existing law.

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The Wyoming Legislature's Joint Judiciary Committee is considering addressing issues with the state's inability to share mental health information with federal government as part of compliance in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).

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The Wyoming Legislature's Joint Judiciary Committee wants to gather more information on childhood sexual abuse crimes in the state.

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The Veterans' Home of Wyoming sits just a couple miles outside of the center of Buffalo. Its property is 960 acres at the base of the Bighorn Mountains where Fort McKinney, a former U.S. Army post, once stood.

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The National Weather Service in Billings has extended a flood warning for Sheridan County after this week's storm caused major flooding throughout the area.

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The Campbell County School District Board of Trustees is taking the next steps as they consider allowing teachers to carry concealed guns in schools.

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The Campbell County School District's Board of Trustees has approved salary increases for its staff and teachers.

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A student from Sheridan College was one of ten students from across the country chosen for a highly competitive cyber-security internship this summer.

Wyoming Military Department

A Wyoming Army National Guard infantry unit will have a farewell celebration before deploying to southeastern Europe. The unit will be overseas on a United Nations peacekeeping mission in Kosovo.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is offering free and confidential screenings for black lung disease. NIOSH is traveling throughout the West and is in the Gillette area through Saturday as part of its Coal Workers' Health Surveillance Program. NIOSH is a part of the Centers for Disease Control.

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The water supply in and around Sheridan no longer contains added fluoride after the city council voted to remove it.

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