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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Wednesday mornings at the Food Group in Sheridan are usually busy.

Northern Wyoming Community College District

The Northern Wyoming Community College District's Board of Trustees voted to move forward on creating a bachelor's of applied science (BAS) degree at its recent meeting.

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As Wyoming looks to become a leader in carbon capture technology, the University of Wyoming's Energy Resources Council has launched its search for projects to develop that technology.

City of Gillette

Gillette's Wastewater Treatment Plant is in need of serious upgrades to its 30-year-old-equipment.

Wyoming PBS

December 10 marks the 150th anniversary of Wyoming becoming the first state to allow women to vote, and there will be several celebrations around Northeast Wyoming.

Wyoming State Geological Survey

The Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS) has published a new report that examines groundwater in Northeast Wyoming. The study looks at groundwater resources that include the Powder, Tongue and Northeast River Basins.

Wyoming Game and Fish Department

Biologists with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department in Gillette recently collared 35 mule deer does in the Rochelle Hills area southeast of Wright.

Northern Wyoming Community College District

The Northern Wyoming Community College District has taken a step forward towards offering bachelor's of applied science (B.A.S) degrees.

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Sheridan College has been selected as one of the top 150 community colleges in the country by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program.

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The Wyoming Department of Transportation's (WYDOT) efforts to improve wildlife crossings in the state have gotten a boost from the federal government.

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Campbell County's local governments are supporting a project that hopes to bring a new Department of Energy rare earth laboratory to the area.

Wyoming Women in Ag

When people think of women involved in agriculture, maybe they think of them paying the bills or raising children and keeping the workers fed, but the stereotype for Wyoming women is changing.

Warner Brothers

Changes are coming to Buffalo's annual Longmire Days festival.

The four-day event celebrates the fictional sheriff Walt Longmire, the central character in a series of books by author Craig Johnson. In 2012, the mystery series was adapted into a popular television show.

Northern Wyoming Community College District

The Northern Wyoming Community College District's nursing program goes through a voluntary accreditation process with the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing every eight years. The review looks at curriculum, performance and other factors.

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Gillette will now be enforcing a new ordinance aiming to reduce the number of potholes in private parking lots. The new law allows the city to fine private property owners, mainly business owners, if they do not fix potholes in parking lots.

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The Sheridan Community Land Trust (SCLT) and Sheridan Heights Ranch owner Don Roberts have entered into a voluntary conservation easement covering 476 acres of ranch land and wildlife habitat.

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.

Catherine Wheeler

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

Ryan Shippy / Sheridan College

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.

Catherine Wheeler

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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.

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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.

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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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