Issue for the week of October 16, 2020
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Weeks of October 16-October 25

The following articles are for the weeks of October 16-October 25. If you would like to be a part of this section, stop by Traders Shoppers Guide at 2021 Warren Avenue, E-mail: info@wyotraders or fax: (307)634-8530. Any questions, please call (307)634-8895.

Message from Trader’s

As public health officials have advised, we are taking steps to minimize person-to-person contact and do our part in helping to slow the spread of Covid-19, which has proven dangerously contagious. Therefore, for your health and the health of our employees we are changing our hours to 8:00am-3:00pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. We will be open Wednesday from 8:00am-4:00pm. If you would like to place an ad outside these hours you may phone in your ad by calling (307)634-8895 and leaving your ad, contact name and phone number on our voicemail. You may also place your ad online at wyotraders.com. With this change of office hours, our new weekly deadline will be 4:00pm Wednesday. Stay healthy everyone!

Cheyenne Toys for Tots Registration

Registration for Cheyenne Toys for Tots will be held every Wednesday in October at VFW Post 1881, 2816 East 7th Street, off Nationway by Kia, from 12:00 noon to 6:00pm. Families must register children, ages 16 and under, during the month of October to participate in the program. Parents or guardians must bring DFS printout from past 30 days, proof of income, proof of residency, state issued ID, child’s social security card or birth certificate and proof of legal guardianship. Parents who register early will receive the best shopping day options. The Marine Corps Reserves and the many Toys for Tots volunteers believe that every child deserves a little Christmas. For additional information, contact Wendi Henderson, Toys for Tots Coordinator, at (678)215-7584 or https://cheyenne-wy.toysfortots.org.

“Colors of Fall” Art Show

The Cheyenne Artist Guild will host their “Colors of Fall Show” with artwork by artist Tori Stevenson, through October 30, 2020, during normal Guild hours at the Guild, 1701 Morrie Avenue.

Trolley Fright-Seeing Tour

The Fright-Seeing Tours this year are an amazing package deal. The tours will begin in the Array Building at the new Dillinger’s Bar. Your ticket includes a drink from Dillinger’s. Arrive early because Magician and Mentalist Dan Jaspersen will be there to blow your mind before and after the trolley tours. You will tour the grim basement of the building which has a macabre history before boarding the trolley where tales of terror about Cheyenne’s local spirits who are trapped in time. PHOG Paranormal Hunting Observation Group will be onboard to delve into the darkness that exists in Cheyenne. The Fright-Seeing Tour dates are October 16, 17, 23, 24, and 30. Tours begin at the Array Building at 6:30pm and 8:30pm, but come early for your drink and the magician. Get your $15 tickets now before they disappear by coming to the depot visitor center or calling (307)778-3133. There is very limited space this year due to social distancing mandates. Masks required, but make it a Halloween appropriate one if you’d like. The tour is not for the faint of heart, recommended for ages 10 and up.

Limited Edition Cheyenne UP Depot Ornaments

The Cheyenne Historic Preservation Board has already sold over one-third of their inventory of limited-edition Christmas ornaments depicting the Cheyenne Union Pacific Depot! Each of the 750 ornaments is individually numbered and may be purchased for $20 via cash or check. The ornaments can be purchased at 719 East 17th Street, Monday through Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm. Please contact Cathie Tabor-Douglas at (307)632-4414, if you have any questions about purchasing an ornament at this location. Alternatively, you may contact Gary Sims at (307)851-1911 and he will deliver the ornaments to your door!

Cheyenne Women Newcomers and Friends

The Cheyenne Women Newcomers and Friends will meet for games and Dutch lunch, Monday, October 26, at 11:30am, at Applebee’s, 1401 Dell Range Boulevard. Call Jean at (307)634-1843 for more information. On Tuesday, October 20, they will meet for Dutch lunch, at 11:30am, at Chili’s, 1320 Dell Range Boulevard. RSVP by Sunday, October 18, with Lorraine at (203)650-1938.

Rural Craft Show Vendors Needed

Vendors needed for the Rural Craft Show on Saturday, November 14, from 9:00am-2:00pm, in Burns, WY. If you are interested in being a vendor, spaces are $30. Please contact Kim Kranz at (307)631-3903 or Toni Shiery at (307)630-5557 for applications.

Paparazzi Accessories

Start your Christmas Shopping early!! Buy your rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, etc. for $5.00, plus tax. The Laramie County Senior Center, at 2101 Thomes Avenue, will be having a Paparazzi Fund Raiser to benefit the Senior Center. They appreciate your support! For more information, call Julie at (307)635-2435.

Cheyenne Animal Shelter

The Cheyenne Animal Shelter will scale back its hours and services to the community for the next 14 days due to another valued employee testing positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, October 7. There are new protocols now in place. Essential staff that does not have a fever or exhibits any signs of the virus will continue to care for the animals. Staff will be available to answer phone calls from 8:00am-6:00pm, (307)632-6655. Stray pets may be reunited with their owners by calling (307)632-6655 to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Again the Shelter asks the patron to wear a mask and not to enter if exhibiting any signs of COVID-19. Animal Control will continue to serve from 8:00am-8:00pm by calling (307)635-1453. All stray animals will be returned directly to their homes when possible if they are wearing a current form of ID, rather than being taken to the Shelter facility. If found after hours, keep the animal until 8:00am the following morning, or contact Cheyenne Police Department at (307)637-6500. Also, contact the After Hours Lost and Found hotline (307)214-5779 and post it on their Facebook page by the same name. Animal bite reports will be taken online at www.cheyenneanimalshelter.org, Animal Control Corner. For urgent pet surrenders, please make an appointment at (307)632-6655. For more information about adopting from a facility where COVID has presented itself, visit https://www.avma.org/resources-tools/animal-health-and-welfare/covid-19/sars-cov-2-animals-including-pets.

Friends of Troop 101 Fall 2020 Gun Raffle

A raffle drawing will be held at Sportsman’s Warehouse on October 31, 2020, at High Noon (12:00pm). Tickets are $20 each or 3 for $50. First prize is a Weatherby Vanguard 6.5 Creedmoor Rifle Package ($1,800 value) or $1,500 Sportsman’s Warehouse gift card, second prize is Remington 870 12 Gauge Vented Rib Shotgun ($500 value) or $400 Sportsman’s Warehouse gift card. Two chances to win! Must be 18 years old to purchase tickets. Need NOT be present to win. Only 400 tickets to be sold. All proceeds will be donated to Boy Scout Troop 101 for future activities. For more information, contact Bob (307)631-3255 or visit www.cheyennetroop101.org/faq-troop.

Veteran’s Outreach Clinic

Legal Aid of Wyoming is having a Veteran’s Outreach Clinic, from 1:00pm-4:00pm, on Saturday, October 17, at Veterans Rock, 605 South Greeley Highway Suite #1. They will be doing will signing and advance health directives. Veterans Rock is a new nonprofit for Veterans and their families and all donations are accepted. Everything for Veterans is FREE.

Come Join the Cub Scouts for Fun and Adventure!

The Cub Scout Pack 124 committee would like to invite any young men Grades K-5 that would like to join the Cub Scouts, and start an Adventure in the Scouting Program. If you decide to join them you will have the joy and entertainment in completing in a Space Derby, a Pinewood Derby and outdoor activities. Their Pack facilitates fun, memorable and learning experiences for the boys. Meetings are Mondays, 6:30pm-7:30pm, at United Methodist Church, 108 East 18th Street. The Cubmaster is Cody Zubrod and for more information, visit http://wypack124.org/, or email CheyennePack124@gmail.com.

Veterans Day “Hall of Honor”

Stop by the Veterans Day “Hall of Honor” on Wednesday, November 11, from 9:00am-6:00pm, at VFW 1881, 2816 East 7th Street, use south entrance. Private US Armed Forces Military Collections will be on display with medals dating from 1780 to present. The “Hall of Honor” includes approximately 29 different Medals of Honor. Admission is free, however, donations are accepted to improve the display. COVID-19 precautions requested. For more information, contact Al Buss (307)287-9621 or Mike Archer (307)778-7981.

St. Joseph’s Food Pantry New Time and Addition

St. Joseph’s Food Pantry now has a new time, 10:00am-12:00pm, to distribute monthly Senior Commodity food boxes on Friday, October 16, at 206 Van Lennon. Seniors 60+ who were approved by WY Food Bank of the Rockies (WFBR) or recently submitted their applications can pick up a monthly box. Please bring photo ID, food card, and/or WFBR letter of approval. Remember monthly pickups are required so you don’t get put back on the waiting list. New addition: If you were over income and just needed a monthly box to get through the month, you are now eligible for St. Joseph’s Senior Commodity box. These boxes will contain the same non-perishable and nutritional food items plus cheese. Come by the Pantry and pick up a special application, fill it out, and leave it at the Pantry. If you have questions or need additional information, call Monday-Thursday, 10:00am-1:00pm, at (307)275-0567. If no answer, please leave your name, phone number and short message and you will receive a return call.

Orphan Sunday

Orphan Sunday will take place on Sunday, November 8. People around the world are uniting to be the light for orphans and children in foster care. Just one caring person can change the life of a child forever. There are many ways for us to be that caring person: prayer, supporting local foster families through the Foster Closet or bringing meals, become a CASA, doing respite care, and even adopting one of Wyoming’s 100 waiting children. To learn more about which of these options works best for you and find out about their Zoom Q&A panels, contact Katie Yim at (307)214-6372, kyim@bethany.org or visit orphansunday.org. Together, we can light up the world for vulnerable children.

Cheyenne Restaurant Week: OctoberFeast

The 2020 Cheyenne Restaurant Week in April was cancelled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, in an effort to support Cheyenne’s struggling restaurant industry, Visit Cheyenne and Cheyenne Restaurant week are presenting OctoberFeast, October 11-17, 2020. Special deals and special meals are on the menu as more than two dozen restaurants across Laramie County are participating in OctoberFeast. Restaurants will offer prix fixe meal options or special prices during the week long event. Diners can see all of the menu offerings at www.cheyennerestaurantweek.com and watch for new developments at Cheyenne Restaurant Week on Facebook and Instagram. Also, added to the mix this season is a do-it-yourself brewery and distillery tour, planned for the last weekend of OctoberFeast, October 17 and 18. Participants can download a free Daddy of the Malt Craft Beverage Trail Pass from the Cheyenne Restaurant Week website, check out the participating hotels offering discount rates, and make a weekend of it in Cheyenne.

Cheyenne Coin Expo

The Cheyenne Coin Expo with US and world coins, tokens, currency and philatelic will be held Friday-Sunday, October 30-November 1, at the Red Lion Hotel, 204 West Fox Farm Road. Hours of the show will be Friday 2:00pm-6:00pm, Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm and Sunday, 9:00am-4:00pm. There will be 27 tables, free admission and raffle tickets available. For information, contact Bill Arnold, PO Box 20233 Cheyenne, WY 82003, call (307)630-2350 or online at wfa1972@aol.com.