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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City of Sheridan

Sheridan's Main Street will look different to drivers starting Sunday afternoon. The city is testing the idea of changing the lanes on Main Street from its current four lanes.

Courtesy Rob Davidson, map provided by U.S. Forest Service

Red Grade Road starts a few miles southwest of the town of Big Horn and winds through the Bighorn Mountains.

Blackjewel LLC Operations
Prime Clerk

On August 6, West Virginia Judge Frank Volk approved the motion for Contura Energy to purchase Blackjewel's assets in Wyoming pending resolution of tax conflicts with the federal government. In a Blackjewel filing, it wrote a sale to Contura would keep both Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr mines open "for an estimated minimum of six to twelve years."

U.S Forest Service

The Burgess Junction Visitor Center off U.S. Highway 14 in the Bighorn National Forest is open again for the first time in years.

A gas flare, used to burn off flammable gas -- on Highway 59 from Gillette
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Barrasso Pushes To Get Wyoming Natural Gas Sold Overseas

U.S. House Democrats are taking aim at an issue Wyoming Senator John Barrasso seems to have spent the most time on in the past few years: Exporting American, well – Wyoming energy – abroad. Correspondent Matt Laslo has the story from Washington.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

About 10 percent of all adults in Wyoming are veterans. That group has long faced issues with getting access to proper medical treatment. But a new law hopes to overhaul the system and turn the focus back on the veterans. Wyoming Public Radio's Catherine Wheeler spoke with U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie ahead of his upcoming visit to Wyoming about how he has tried to improve the VA over the last year.

sheridanwyoming.org

Sheridan County is receiving an award on Monday, August 5 for its work with juvenile offenders.

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Emergency services in Campbell County are employing a new service that allows people to text 911 for emergencies.

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Gillette College is looking to expand its campus with a new building that would provide more space for students and faculty.

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The Ucross Foundation has received a grant from Amazon to support emerging writers through its artist residency program.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Secretary Robert Wilkie of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is speaking about the rollout of a new law intended to improve veterans' access to medical care.

Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies

The Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies' mobile pantry will be visiting Gillette over the next couple of weeks to support people affected by the recent mine closures.

Wyoming State Geological Survey

The Wyoming State Geological Survey has released a new report about the state's most productive uranium reserve.

Sheridan Community Land Trust

A Sheridan conservation group and a natural gas compression company have partnered for more trail development in the Sheridan area.

Catherine Wheeler

The Sheridan WYO Rodeo dates all the way back to 1931, and Tom Ringley, Sheridan County Commissioner and rodeo board member emeritus, said locals got the idea during the years of the Great Depression.

Campbell County

Campbell County Commissioners have approved an agreement with the city of Gillette that hopes to bring economic diversification to northeast Wyoming.

Buffalo Downtown Association

The Buffalo Downtown Association has announced it will be closing its doors.

Data from Campbell County School District

The Campbell County School District Board of Trustees is continuing the discussion on whether to allow teachers to carry firearms after reviewing the results of a community-wide survey.

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Wyoming has announced a new partnership with Japan focusing on carbon technology research.

Catherine Wheeler

In January 2018, gun manufacturer Weatherby announced it was moving from its home in California and resettling in Sheridan. The company makes rifles, shotguns and ammunition. The move signified a chance for more economic diversification in the Sheridan area. Last month, Weatherby opened for business north of downtown. Wyoming Public Radio's Catherine Wheeler asked owner and CEO Adam Weatherby why he decided to move the business to Wyoming.

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The Ucross Foundation's ranch is usually very quiet and serene, but tonight, the art gallery that sits on the grounds is filled with the sounds of people and the art itself.

Blackjewel Belle Ayr sign
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The laid-off employees of bankrupt Blackjewel mining are filing a class-action lawsuit against the company.

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The Wyoming Business Council (WBC) voted to extend the timeline for the planned Advanced Carbon Products Innovation Center in Gillette.

sheridanwyoming.org

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.

Catherine Wheeler

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.

Catherine Wheeler

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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