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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Wyoming State Geological Survey

The Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS) has developed a new tool to better understand where particular minerals exist across the state. The tool is an algorithm that processes data from rock and sediment samples taken in the latter half of the 20th century.

Wyoming Department of Education

The Wyoming Department of Education is hosting listening sessions as it develops a new plan for the state's career and technical education (CTE) programs.

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The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded Gillette College a $1 million grant to upgrade technology for some of the college's programs. This is the second time Gillette College has received a grant from the EDA.

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AARP Wyoming wants to combat high prescription drug prices. The state chapter of the 50-plus advocacy organization is joining its national campaign pushing lawmakers to make policies that lower prescription prices.

Wyoming Business Council

The Wyoming Business Council is offering grants to communities to build vertical gardens.

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The story of 20th century Sheridan immigrant and entrepreneur Zarif Khan resurfaced in the last several years. After a 2016 New Yorker story that detailed Khan's life, University of Iowa jazz studies professor and musician John Rapson was inspired to tell Khan's uniquely American story along with composer Danyel Gaglione. 

Wyoming Economic Analysis Division

Wyoming added 2,800 jobs in the last quarter of 2018. That's according to the latest economic summary from the state of Wyoming's Economic Analysis Division.

Photo courtesy The Brinton Museum

The Brinton Museum in Big Horn, Wyoming, is home to a collection of artifacts and objects from many Plains Indian tribes. As it open for the season, the Brinton along with the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies put together an exhibit centered around the Lakota creation story. Wyoming Public Radio's Catherine Wheeler sat down with Craig Howe, the director of the Center for American Indian Research, to talk about how the story has an impact today.

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The city of Gillette will host the National Curling Arena Championships in April of 2020, the first time a major curling event will take place in Wyoming.

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The Whitney Center for the Arts in Sheridan will host a performance of Shakespeare's "King Lear."

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The Northern Wyoming Community College District is in the process of gathering data to get a sense of community and student needs as it considers adding Bachelors of Applied Science degrees.

A greater sage-grouse male struts for a female at a lek (dancing or mating ground) near Bridgeport, CA
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Gov. Mark Gordon is asking for public feedback on Wyoming's executive order on sage grouse protections while he reviews the order for potential revisions.

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Mikayla Patton had no intention of going into what she calls "dirty work" before starting school at Gillette College. She thought maybe she would try criminal justice. But then she got a phone call from her dad. He had worked on oil rigs and in coal mines.

Photo Courtesy Sheridan Community Land Trust

The city of Sheridan and a local conservation group are working together to remove an invasive species of tree.

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The Campbell County School district is considering a conceal and carry policy for teachers. It's hosting listening sessions to provide information and get a public response.

RespectAbility

A report from a nonprofit that focuses on disability issues says that Wyoming is one of the top ten states for employing people with disabilities.

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Despite spring approaching, flu season is not quite over.

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Musicians from Wyoming and Montana will gather on March 21 at Sheridan College for a performance centered around place.

Catherine Wheeler

This week's snowstorm brought several inches of snow and snow drifts between three and six feet high in areas of Wyoming. On Thursday morning, Gillette residents started to dig themselves out, and downtown Gillette's parking was impossible. City crews had to wait until Thursday night in order to address the problem.

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The National Center for Health Statistics reported over 250,000 deaths attributed to dementia in 2017. This includes deaths from Alzheimer's Disease, unspecified dementia, and other degenerative nervous system diseases.

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Medicare has penalized nine Wyoming hospitals this year for high rates of readmission and Aspen Mountain Medical Center in Rock Springs for a high rate of hospital-acquired illnesses.

Northern Wyoming Community College District

The Northern Wyoming Community College District announced Walter Tribley will be the district's next president.

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A report focusing on the overall health of children from newborn to age three says Wyoming has some room to improve.

Sheridan College

High school students from around the state competed in a Future Farmers of America (FFA) competition at Sheridan College. Over 200 students took part in team and individual events.

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