Sheridan

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Sheridan's Main Street reconfiguration test was found to be successful from both the community and the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT). That's according to the results of both a community survey and data from WYDOT.

Catherine Wheeler

The WYO Theater in Sheridan as people know it today almost didn't exist, and that might be surprising since it's a highlight of downtown.

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The WYO Theater in Sheridan, known originally as the Lotus, has been around since 1923 . In 1929, it ran the first talkie in the state and became a movie theater for many years.

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Throughout the weekend, Sheridan will be featured on C-SPAN during a series that highlights American cities. Crews from the television network visited earlier this summer to interview local officials and historians.

Catherine Wheeler

The Sheridan Main Street reconfiguration test will go on for three additional weeks as, the city looks at potentially reducing the number of lanes.

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The Sheridan County Airport will have a new flight schedule starting in 2020.

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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.

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

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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.

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 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?

Catherine Wheeler

A Wyoming artist, James Jackson has received a National Heritage Fellowship. It's the nation's highest honor that celebrates traditional and folk art. Jackson is most well-known for his intricate leather carving and spent most of his career at King's Saddlery in Sheridan. Wyoming Public Radio's Catherine Wheeler sat down with Jackson in his leather shop at the Brinton Museum to talk about how his career has been infused with Wyoming's culture.

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A group of healthcare professionals is hoping to spread awareness about the seriousness and risks of falling, especially to the aging population. They're making a special presentation in Sheridan this week.

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A Wyoming artist has received the nation's highest honor in folk and traditional art.

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Sheridan City Council approved $75,000 for a pilot program that gives residents an incentive to generate less waste.

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Last year, the Environmental Quality Council (EQC) denied a coal company's permit to mine. Ramaco had sought a permit to create a mine near Sheridan to research and develop advanced coal-based products. Ramaco Carbon is now appealing the EQC decision in a Laramie County District Court by arguing there was a violation of federal law.

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The Sheridan City Council defeated a proposed charter ordinance at Monday's meeting that would have repealed the law establishing the city administrator position. The vote was 5-2; only Council President Clinton Beaver and Sheridan Mayor Roger Miller voted in support of repealing the existing law.

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The water supply in and around Sheridan no longer contains added fluoride after the city council voted to remove it.

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Gov. Mark Gordon has stated he wants Wyoming to be a leader in fighting against invasive species. The city of Sheridan is taking that seriously by ridding the community a troublesome tree.

Catherine Wheeler

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. 

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

Eric Krszjzaniek

What do you get when you put together a horse, a pair of skis, and two daredevils? It's an old sport that's being revived across our region.

Catherine Wheeler

The winter in Northeastern Wyoming isn't exactly known for attracting large amounts of tourists. But that's where Shawn Parker, the executive director for Sheridan Travel and Tourism, saw an opportunity.

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Sheridan hosted its first-ever winter rodeo in February. The main event was a skijoring competition-the largest competition so far this year in the U.S.

Tim Lawson

Tim Lawson is a nationally recognized painter. He grew up in Sheridan and has recently moved back, after living all over the U.S. Now, his hometown is celebrating his work with a show at SAGE Community Arts. The exhibition runs through January 2. On Thursday, November 15, Lawson will give an artist talk at the WYO Theatre, followed by a reception at SAGE. Wyoming Public Radio's Erin Jones spoke with Lawson.

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On October 5 through 7, the Sheridan WYO Film Festival will kick off its new event by showing Miss Snake Charmer. The world premiere will be in good company with 33 other films from all over the world. There were over 600 entrants from 54 countries.

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