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 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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The president of Sheridan and Johnson counties' critical air service team stepped down in December.

Sheridan Community Land Trust

For the third year, the Sheridan Community Land Trust is sponsoring a free avalanche training workshop for those who want backcountry safety skills.

Campbell County

Three judges in Wyoming's Sixth Judicial District are handling the court's weighted caseload that should be handled by four judges. That's why Gillette Sen. Michael Von Flatern said it's time to hire a new judge for the district, which covers Campbell, Weston and Crook Counties.

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Every year, the city of Gillette and the Gillette News Record team up to host a city holiday lights contest. People can nominate themselves, friends or neighbors. Then, seniors from the Campbell County Senior Center go out and judge the decked-out homes. Wyoming Public Radio's Catherine Wheeler followed along on judging night.

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Preliminary numbers from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department show sage grouse reproduction is slightly up compared to last year.

City of Sheridan

The Sheridan City Council has asked a local engineering firm to create preliminary designs for upgrades to the city's pool.

Antelope Butte Mountain Recreation Area

The Antelope Butte Mountain Recreation Area will be opening for the season on Friday, December 20.

Campbell County

Campbell County and the city of Gillette want to brand the region as the 'Carbon Valley,' and the local governing bodies are searching to hire a marketing firm to aid in this effort.

Sheridan Community Land Trust

The Sheridan City Council recently approved $4,880 to assist in the development of an in-town trail extension.

Campbell County Health

Campbell County Health's (CCH) Chief Operating Officer (COO) Colleen Heeter has been selected by the system's Board of Trustees as the next CEO. Heeter will replace outgoing CEO Andy Fitzgerald.

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