Sheridan

Open Spaces
4:22 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Wyoming Weighs Value Of Early Childhood Education

Liz Weaver of Tamarack discusses best practices with participants at an early childhood education symposium in Sheridan.
Aaron Schrank

Wyoming spends a lot of money educating its children. The state comes in sixth place in per-student spending for K-12. But when you look at outcomes—like graduation rates—we’re stuck in the middle of the pack. Some educators say the key to boosting student performance is to put more focus on children before they start kindergarten.

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Open Spaces
4:03 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Building A Local Food System In A Rural State

Brad Holliday's mobile chicken coop.
Credit Melodie Edwards

It's not just in big cities that people are buying up kale and bison jerky. Rural Wyomingites are trolling farmer's markets for purple tomatoes and emu oil, too. The state now has 49 farmer’s markets that have done over two million dollars in revenue just this year. But some farmers and food advocates who want to expand the availability of artisan foods say Wyoming is struggling with some deep challenges. 

In his pumpkin patch, eleven-year-old Michael Shaw pokes around under broad, drooping leaves. He’s not sure of any of the names because he lost his seed map.

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Open Spaces
3:36 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

At King's Saddlery, "Laid Back Western" Lives On

King's owner Bruce King.
Miles Bryan

When it opened in 1963 Sheridan’s King’s Saddlery was a small shop serving surrounding ranching and horse backing community. In the forty years that followed King’s became an institution. Founder Don King’s distinctive Sheridan style leatherwork is the finest in its class, and enthusiasts come from around the world to see the saddlery and the attached museum.

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News
11:45 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Sheridan County Zoning Amendment Helps Farmers

Brad Holliday's Moveable Chicken Coops
Credit Melodie Edwards

Last week, Sheridan County commissioners approved an amendment to planning and zoning rules that will give local farmers an edge on more direct sales to their customers. It will now be easier for them to put up farm stands and greenhouses on their property, as well as sell jams, salsas and other products made from their produce. Such activities either weren't allowed or required special permits in the past. Director Bill Benzel with Powder River Resource Council worked on the amendment.

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Spoken Words
10:08 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Two Poems By Abbie Johnson Taylor

Abbie Johnson Taylor

Sheridan writer Abbie Johnson Taylor reads two selections from her new collection, 'That's Life: New and Selected Poems'.

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Behind The Scenes
3:28 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Sheridan Meet-And-Greet

Christina Kuzmych and Micah Schweizer with Ace Young at Java Moon in Sheridan.

The Meet-and-Greet is a WPR tradition that takes the General Manger out of the office and into Wyoming’s cities and towns to meet with listeners and hear their thoughts. Often other WPR staff members traveling through the state on assignments join in the fun and add to the conversation.

Wyoming Stories
9:09 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Wyoming Stories: Stem Cell Transplant Transforms A Life

Val Burgess

Val and Jerry Burgess are residents of Sheridan. In this story, Val asks her husband to reflect on his experience receiving a stem cell transplant.

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News
4:28 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Sheridan County Commissioners Ask Feds To Loosen Aviation Rules

credit Lara604 via Flickr

Air service in Sheridan and Buffalo is suffering, say commissioners in Sheridan County. And now they are asking Wyoming’s congressional delegation for help.

A federal regulation that went into effect last year raised the number of training hours pilots needed before they could fly small commercial planes, from 250 to 1500.

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Open Spaces
4:33 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Social Service Providers Provide Care To A Growing Population Of Military Vets

Sheridan VA.
Credit Bob Beck

Returning from military service back into so called normal society continues to be a challenge for many veterans.  It doesn’t help if they have difficulty getting Veterans Administration Services.  In Wyoming, the two VA hospitals have been criticized for the amount of time veterans need to wait to get care.  Wyoming Public Radio’s Bob Beck reports that social service providers say they are trying to provide adequate services to a growing population of vets. 

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Wyoming Stories
11:25 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Wyoming Stories: Abbie Taylor Remembers Music In The Mountains

Abbie Taylor

Abbie Taylor moved to Sheridan as a kid, when her father decided to take over the family business. Because of a lifelong disability Taylor developed a unique relationship to jukeboxes -- as well as the whole region where her father installed and repaired them.

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News
3:28 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Sheridan Receives EPA Grant

The city of Sheridan has received a $400,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to clean up the north end of its downtown.  The money will pay to assess several contaminated sites including an abandoned rail yard, sawmill and fuel storage areas that many see as slowing economic growth. 

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News
5:16 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Cyclist Deaths Highlight Rider Dangers

'Bicyclists use extreme caution' sign.
Credit Richard Masoner via Flickr Creative Commons

Two Wyoming bicyclists have been killed in the past several days, spurring calls from Wyoming’s cycling community for increased rider awareness and safety legislation.

On Friday, Matthew Harker, 39, died of brain trauma—one day after he was struck by an SUV in Casper.

On Saturday, 65-year-old Larry Hurst of Sheridan was killed after he and his wife were struck by a vehicle in on U.S. Highway 87 in Sheridan. His wife, Sarah, was critically injured in the crash and taken to a hospital in Billings.

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Wyoming Stories
10:34 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Wyoming Stories: A Worldly Wyomingite

Mary Burgess and Val Burgess

Sixty-two-year Sheridan resident Mary Burgess spent much of her youth in the Philippines where her father was a politician. As she tells her friend Val Burgess, when she was thirteen, she was living at an Episcopal boarding school in Baugio when she, her sister, and two other women decided to take a long walk north.

Mary Burgess moved back to the US for college, and eventually joined the WWII effort as a part of the American Red Cross. In this story, she tells her friend Val Burgess about her experience as a woman behind the front lines.

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Single Shot Live
5:12 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Ethan Chartier: Spring

Credit Anna Rader

Armed with an acoustic guitar and a looping pedal, Sheridan’s Ethan Chartier creates a one-man band drawing on rock, funk and jam-band influences.

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Station Activities
12:29 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

WPM Meet and Greet

Wyoming Public Media’s General Manager Christina Kuzmych, Director of Engineering Shane Toven, and WPM Engineer Reid Fletcher will be in Sheridan for a Meet and Greet, Friday August 30th, from 7:30-9 am.

The Meet and Greet will be held at Java Moon, located on 170 North Main in Sheridan. Stop by to chat about WPM, ask questions, have coffee, and meet a few other public  radio listeners in your area.

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Open Spaces
2:44 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Miss Indian America winners reunite in Sheridan

Vivian Arviso's future husband first saw her when she appeared as Miss Indian America in the parade at All American Indian Days in Sheridan, Wyo. in 1961.
Credit Lenz Collection, Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Wyoming Room

The Sheridan WYO Rodeo in will host the return of some special guests this year. The Miss Indian America pageant was held during the rodeo from 1953 until 1984 and several past winners will reunite this weekend.

ARCHIVAL TAPE: [Drumming] There’s a town out west where the eye can stretch over the plains from mesa to mountains, where the heart warms in the sunshine of friends and the townspeople can see buffalo from their own backyards. Such a place is Sheridan Wyoming!  

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Open Spaces
4:35 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Cora’s Legacy: Letters allow Sheridan historian to uncover WWII POWs’ stories

Sheridan-based historian Val Burgess is passionate about World War II Prisoners of war. Through her non-profit, Wars’ Voices, she and her husband Jerry are working to record and archive the stories of World War II P-O-Ws.

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Open Spaces
4:07 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Sheridan author discusses “Snow Leopard” fable

Sheridan author Tom McIntyre has a new book out called “The Snow Leopard’s Tale.” It’s a story that takes place on a high Tibetan plateau and is written from the point of view of a snow leopard named Xue Bao. Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden spoke with McIntyre about the book, and he described it as more of a fable than a novel.

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Open Spaces
4:05 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Zarif Khan: A Wyoming Life

Zarina Khan

Zarina Khan speaks about Sheridan’s Zarif Kahn on Mountain West Voices.

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News
4:28 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Sheridan musician Gary Small nominated for Native American Music Awards

Gary Small and the Coyote Bros. have been nominated for ‘Artist of the Year’ and ‘Best World Music Album’ for the Native American Music Awards. Small is a Northern Cheyenne Indian, living in Sheridan, Wyoming. He says he plays everything from surf and rockabilly, to blues and zydeco, but he says this album is dedicated to telling Native American stories.

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Best of Wyoming
9:52 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Wyoming Wilderness Association – Sheridan

Wyoming Wilderness Association

The Wyoming Wilderness Association (WWA) is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization first created in 1979 by a group of wilderness advocates and outdoors people who envisioned the Wyoming Wilderness Act.  Headquartered in Sheridan, WWA has offices in Jackson, Dubois and Lander as well.

In 1984, the passage of the Wyoming Wilderness Act brought to all Americans the permanent protection of an additional 1.1 million acres of ecologically diverse, wild country.

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Best of Wyoming
3:50 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Welcome to Listeners in Sheridan!

“Best of Wyoming” welcomes Sheridan to our roster of cities.

Best of Wyoming
1:06 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

Big West Arts Festival – Sheridan NWCCD

Big West Art Festival

The Big West Arts Festival celebrates its seventh year as a large cultural event at the Sheridan College campus in Sheridan, Wyoming.  Its site is nestled in the valley with the dramatic Big Horn Mountains to the west and the spacious, wide-open plains to the east.  Sheridan lies midway between the Black Hills of South Dakota and Yellowstone National Park.

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Best of Wyoming
12:21 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Explore the Past. Discover the West. Experience History at the Sheridan County Museum

Located in the shadow of the Bighorn Mountains, the Sheridan County Museum interprets a regional perspective on the history of the American West. The Museum’s exhibits investigate the culture, industry, communities, agriculture, and geography that shaped the region’s rich historic and cultural heritage. Throughout the Museum’s exhibit gallery, visitors have the opportunity to experience history through artifacts, historic photographs, maps, and interactive exhibits.

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Best of Wyoming
10:32 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Hang Gliders Fly-In

Sheridan, WY Travel and Tourism

Dubbed hang gliding “heaven,” the little town of Dayton, west of Sheridan, Wyo., and on the eastern edge of the Bighorn Mountains is home to some of the best thermals in the northern Rockies. The conditions here allow hang gliders to stay airborne longer and go higher.

The new Hang Glider Fly-In Festivals events are scheduled Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend.

Photos provided by Sheridan, WY Travel and Tourism www.sheridanwyoming.org.

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Best of Wyoming
9:29 am
Wed May 2, 2012

WYO Theater - Sheridan

History

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Best of Wyoming
8:19 am
Tue May 1, 2012

Sheridan Artists’ Guild, Et Al.

History of SAGE

The original Sheridan Artists’ Guild (SAG) was established over 30 years ago as a small organization for Sheridan area artists. This guild served mainly as a social venue for the members and was loosely organized. In 2003 the guild had dwindled to less than 20 members. In July, 2005 the guild reorganized and was renamed the Sheridan Artists’ Guild, et al (SAGE). The organization has also received federal non-profit status and has grown to over 150 members.

Mission / Vision

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Arts
3:00 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Wyoming Artist Profile - Gary Small

Sheridan based, Nammy award-winning musician Gary Small has  released a new record called "Hostiles and Renegades."  Anna Rader produced this profile.

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News
8:55 am
Mon December 5, 2011

Sheridan gets DEQ funding to clean up local water

A grant from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality to the city of Sheridan will be used to address pollution in the Little Goose and Goose creeks. Sheridan mayor Dave Kinskey says the 400-thousand dollar award will be used to restore what used to be clean, healthy streams which are now overly polluted.

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