Issue for the week of June 23, 2017
Our Community

Week of June 23-29

The following articles are for the week of of June 23-29, 2017. 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.

Our Community Deadlines

Does your not-for-profit club or organization have an event coming up that you would like publicized? Submit a paragraph with who, what, when, where and contact information and we’ll put it in Trader’s “Our Community” section at no charge on a space available basis. The deadline is Tuesday at noon. For more information, call (307)634-8895.

Pay it Forward

The Wyoming Coalition for the Homeless is presenting, “Pay it forward - A little bird told us you did a great thing campaign,” now through Saturday, August 12. Wyoming Coalition for the Homeless is a day shelter in Cheyenne servicing the citizens in the most need. All around Cheyenne you will see birdhouses at various local businesses including: A1 Super Signs, 5008 Ridge Road, Brown Shoe Fit, 1802 Dell Range Boulevard #2, Box Shop, 3904 Central Avenue A, Paramount Cafe, 1607 Capitol Avenue, VA Medical Center, 2360 East Pershing Boulevard and more. This campaign is to spread awareness about the Coalition and to encourage the community to do good for one another. To enter visit one of the birdhouses and submit how you have or are going to pay it forward along with your contact information. Enter to win a free coffee from Paramount Cafe. For more information, please visit www.wyhomeless.org.

Special Price for Cat Adoption

The Cheyenne Animal Shelter is featuring a sale on all adult cats. Throughout the month of June adult cats are only $10. This fee includes: The first set of shots, a spay or neuter and a microchip. The Shelter is also seeking donations of non-clumping cat litter. Donations may be brought to the Cheyenne Animal Shelter, 800 Southwest Drive, the receiving side is open from 8:00am-6:00pm, the shelter from 11:00am-6:00pm. For more information, log onto www.cheyenneanimalshelter.org.

Historic Prices at Nelson Museum

Nelson Museum of the West, 1714 Carey Avenue, starting June through August, in celebration of Cheyenne’s 150 years of history, invites everyone to come and visit with historic prices. Just say “150th” and adults and seniors get in for $2 while children 12 and under are free. The Nelson Museum displays the amazing history of Cheyenne you can’t find anywhere else such as which sheriff in Cheyenne was instrumental in capturing the Ma Barker gang. The museum is open June, July and August, Monday-Saturday, 9:00am-4:00pm. For more information, please call (307)635-7670.

Johnson Pool Now Open

The Johnson Pool, 303 East 8th Street, is now open for the 2017 summer season. Lap swim is from 11:00am-1:00pm each day and recreational swim from 1:00pm-4:30pm. For more information, please call the City of Cheyenne Aquatics Center at (307)637-6455 or the Johnson Swimming Pool at (307)637-6219.

Sponsors Needed for Prom

The Arc of Laramie County is hosting a prom for those in our community with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They need help from the community to make this happen. They need sponsors, a DJ at a special rate, prom dresses and tuxedos for members to borrow and volunteers who are willing to help with set-up and take down of decorations as well as supervise the event itself. If you can help, please contact Charity Moore at (307)632-1209 or E-mail arcoflc@gmail.com.

Cheyenne Trolley Season

The Cheyenne Street Railway Trolley has begun its summer tour season. The tour offers a 90 minute narrated tour that includes stops at several top attractions. The Trolley leaves every 90 minutes, from 10:00am-4:00pm, from the Cheyenne Depot, 1 Depot Square, Capitol and West 15th Street, Monday through Friday. On weekends, the Trolley’s schedule includes 3 tours on Saturdays at 10:00am, 12:00pm and 2:00pm and Sundays at 12:00pm and 2:00pm. Regular prices are $12 for adults, $6 for children ages 2-12 or a Trolley Plus ticket for $19, which includes the Trolley ride plus admittance to three museums. Tickets may be purchased at the Depot lobby or call the Depot Visitor Center at (307)778-3133.

Better Health, Better You

Call now to sign up for a Better Health = Better You Workshop. The free workshops are designed for adults who want to take charge of their chronic health problems and get relief from their pain, fatigue and other symptoms. The next workshop will be held at the Laramie County Senior Activity Center, 2101 Thomes Avenue, Thursday, now through Thursday, July 13, 2:00pm-4:30pm. To register, call (307)635-2435 Extension 11 or register at www.rsvp-betterhealthbetteryou.com.

United Way Food Truck Rally

United Way of Laramie County is presenting a series of Food Truck Rallies this summer on the second Thursday of each month through October, from 11:00am-2:00pm, weather permitting, in the Depot Plaza, 121 West 15th Street. Participating trucks include: On the Hook Fish and Chips, Happy Taco Hut, Nipa Hut, The Daily Press, Yummy Bunny Ice Cream and Snow Cones and more. An addition to the rallies this year will be entertainment for children and their families. Each month there will be something new to see or do. A portion of the proceeds will benefit United Way of Laramie County. For more information or to volunteer, contact Amber or Margaret at (307)638-8904.

Animal Foster Care

Cheyenne Animal Shelter has great need for foster care volunteers throughout the year! By opening your home and your heart, you can help them save more lives. Their foster program is at no cost to you. Contact Bev at (307)632-6655 or E-mail volunteer@cheyenneanimalshelter.org.

K9s 4 Mobility

This organization is looking for volunteers to raise and train puppies who have the potential to become Assistance Dogs for persons who are blind or physically disabled. Some puppies are 8 weeks of age, while those from the rescue or shelter may be between 8 months to 1 year old. Training involves basic obedience, house manners and socialization in public situations. For more information, call Michelle at (307)222-9597, visit online at www.k9s4mobility.org or Email info@k9s4mobility.org.

Combat Veteran Bible Studies

This group is a faith-based and practical step-by-step program to help combat Veterans reconnect with hope. Featuring “The Combat Trauma Healing Manual,” the group offers spiritual solutions for those struggling with PTSD. Please call (307)778-7377 to learn more or to register for this program.

Fundraising Event at Texas Roadhouse

The Cheyenne Texas Roadhouse, 1931 Bluegrass Circle, will be donating 10% of your sales to the Special Olympics of Wyoming on Friday, June 23 through Sunday, June 25. Simply mention the Tip-A-Cop ad in this weeks Trader’s Shopper’s Guide to your server or To-Go attendant.

Benefit Dance and Mexican Food Dinner

The Gonzales and Zuniga families cordially invite you to a benefit dance and Mexican food dinner on Friday, June 23, at The VFW 1881, 2816 East 7th Street. They will begin selling food at 6:00pm, also Kathy Martinez from the old Cruzin’ Thru will be selling Chili burgers. The dance will begin at 7:00pm and will close at 11:30pm. Tickets are $8 per person, $15 per couple which includes door prize drawings throughout the evening.

Superday 2017

The City of Cheyenne Parks and Recreation Department would like to announce that preparation for the HollyFrontier Corporation Superday 2017 has begun. This annual event requires months of planning and preparation. Many areas are filling up fast, so contact them to get your spot reserved. Superday 2017 will be held on Saturday, June 24, with all activities based in Lions Park, 710 South Lions Park Drive. General hours of the event are 10:00am-4:00pm. For more information, go to http://www.cheyennecity.org. Anyone interested in contributing to or participating in any capacity should contact the City of Cheyenne Leisure Services Division at (307)637-6423.

HollyFrontier Tour de Prairie

Registration is open for the Tour de Prairie cycling event, as part of HollyFrontier Superday on Saturday, June 24. Adult registration is $45 for early and $55 for day of. Child registration is $25 early and $35 day of. Cruiser registration, for up to four people, is $20 early and $30 day of. For more information, please call (307)637-6317.

CFD Volunteers Needed

Adults and youth, 12 years and up, are needed to help usher the day time rodeos for Cheyenne Frontier Days™. Perks include: Safe parking, volunteer hours, food and drinks, free entrance to the rodeo, discounts on wristbands, scholarship opportunities and more! Training will be provided days before the event. Please call Aldea Bishop at (307)220-2415 or E-mail at abishop1229@gmail.com for more information or questions.

Benefit Concert for the Animal Shelter

Strange Remedy, a group of local doctors, will play at the Cheyenne Depot Plaza on Saturday, June 24, from 6:30pm-10:00pm, to benefit the Cheyenne Animal Shelter. Come enjoy the music, learn more about volunteering at the Shelter and help raise money. For more information, log onto cheyenneanimalshelter.org.

Parent Leadership Training

Join the Parent Leadership Training Institute of Laramie County Civic Design Team. They are looking for interested community members who care about community, the family and a civic voice. The Civic Design team will serve as a steering committee and advisory board. For more information, call Angie at (307)432-5059.

5K and Fun Run

The Cheyenne Firecracker 5K and Fun Run, benefitting Needs, Inc., will be held on Tuesday, July 4, at the Depot Plaza, 121 West 15th Street. To register visit www.CheyennneFirecracker5K.com.

Search and Rescue Fun Ride

The Wyoming Mounted Search and Rescue is holding a fun ride Sunday, July 9, be in the saddle and ready to ride at 10:00am, between Cheyenne and Laramie, at Blair-Wallis horse corrals, Forest Road 707, off Happy Jack, Pole Mountain, Medicine Bow National Forest. There will be a free lunch with hot dogs, chips and water provided. Please RSVP by Wednesday, July 5, to Kathleen Larson at (307)763-2526.

Youth Tackle Football

The City of Cheyenne Leisure Services would like to announce that preparation has begun for the 2017 Youth Tackle Football Program. The participant must be entering into 3rd-6th grade in the fall of 2017. Divisions will be 3rd & 4th and 5th & 6th grade. All interested participants may pick up registration forms at the Neighborhood Facility, 610 West 7th Street, between 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday. Registration has begun and will continue through Thursday, June 29. The fee is $140 per player. After Thursday, June 29, fees will be $175 per player if there is room still available. For more information, please contact the City of Cheyenne Leisure Services at (307)637-6423.

Taking it to the Streets

The Cheyenne Millennials are shutting down the block of 17th Street, between Pioneer and Thomes, to host a block party on Thursday, June 28, at 6:00pm. Come out and enjoy good food, good beer and good company. Lindsey Hendershot from the RINO District in Denver will be speaking and giving insite on how they transformed and urbanized the RINO District. More speakers to be added. This will be a great forum to discuss some changes millennials would like to see in downtown and to get the ball rolling in a progressive manner. Tickets are $15 per person and may be purchased through Eventbrite.

Albin Alumni Banquet

The Albin Alumni Banquet will be held Friday, July 7, at the Albin Community Center, 430 5th Avenue, with social time at 5:00pm and dinner at 6:00pm. Tickets are $18 per person or $25 at the door. RSVP by Saturday, July 1, with payment. Send to Albin Alumni Association, c/o Karen Schroeder, 5526 Powderhouse Road, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 82009 or call LaVeta Carrier at (307)632-6931. Cancellations will not be accepted after Saturday, July 1, no shows will be billed. For more information, call Karen at (307)632-4941.

CFD™ Western Art Show and Sale

The CFD™ Western Art Show and Sale opening reception will be held Thursday, July 20, from 3:00pm-10:00pm, at the CFD™ Old West Museum, 4610 Carey Avenue. The show can be seen through Sunday, August 20. Tickets for the Opening Reception are $145, early bird prices before Saturday, July 1, are $125, a standard table is $3,000 and a premium table for $5,000. Reservations are required. For more information, call (307)778-7202 or visit www.cfdartshow.org.

July 4th Transit Program Closure

The Cheyenne Transit Program will be closed Tuesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Buses will not run and their office, 322 West Lincolnway, will be closed.

Beard and Mustache Competition

Hair of the Dog beard and mustache competition will be held Saturday, July 8, from 6:00pm-10:00pm, at Asher Upstairs, 1506D West 15th Street. Admission is free, with a $10 entry fee for the competition. Registration is from 5:00pm-6:30pm at the door. The categories are: Mustache styled, mustache natural, short beard 6 inches natural, short beard styled, full beard, over 6 inches, full beard styled, partial beard, sea captain, freestyle, whiskerinas. There also will be a donation buffet, local vendors, beer, music and silent auction and trophies for the winners. For questions or more information, please contact Jon Pulls at (307)369-1836.

Capital Scamper Registration

Registration ends Friday, June 30, for the 4th annual Capital Scamper, race date is set for Sunday, July 9. This event is a blend of “The Amazing Race” and other adventure races that test you mentally and physically. Teams of 3 will race around Cheyenne, completing various challenges and seeking out a number of checkpoints, with the winner being determined based on a mix of time and success on the challenges. For additional information, please call (307)637-6317. Register your team at the Neighborhood Facility, 610 West 7th Avenue.

Country Dance

The regular 1st Sunday Country Dance in Pine Bluffs is postponed until Sunday, July 9, from 2:00pm-5:00pm, at the Pine Bluffs Senior Center, 309 Elm Street. Dalton Fuller will play music including, country, western, modern, waltz, two step, polka, plus line dancing. Bring your favorite finger food to enjoy following the dance.

Bowl-a-Thon

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 6 Scholarship fund will host a Bowl-a-Thon at Two Bar Bowl, 700 East Carlson, on Saturday, July 15, 12:30pm-3:00pm. Check in at 12:30pm. Cost is $10 per person. There will be raffles and door prizes. Open to the community, children and families are encouraged to participate. For more information, please call Linda at (307)632-0992.

Lot Party and Poker Rush

Save the date for The Downtown Cheyenne Business Coop’s lot party and poker rush on Saturday, July 8, 11:00am-4:00pm, 18th Street and Bent Avenue. Spend a day experiencing downtown Cheyenne by browsing shops that serve as poker stops and vendors from all around Cheyenne at the lot party. There will be beer, bands, prizes and fun.

Volunteers Needed

The Cheyenne Pet Clinic has a license to care for wildlife, but this time of year they are inundated with orphaned baby rabbits, squirrels and birds. Under their guidance, volunteers can get training and proper food to foster these youngsters at home. If you are interested in volunteering, please call the clinic at (307)635-4121, during regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.

Historic Ranch Tour Series

Join the CFD™ Old West Museum for their Historic Ranch Tour Series. New this year and through a generous partnership with the Marie Jordan Bell Fund, the museum is working to create programs which focus on Western culture and ranch life. Each Ranch Tour will have a trolley ride from the CFD™ Old West Museum to the ranch, with a presentation on the history of Laramie County Ranches, ranch life and the ranch’s connection to Cheyenne Frontier Days™. These tours include a sack lunch on the ranch property. On Saturday, July 15, they will visit the King Ranch and Saturday, August 19, the Horse Creek Cattle Company Ranch, all tours are from 11:00am-2:00pm. Tickets are $40 and seating is very limited. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call Mariah West at (307)778-1417.

Senior Companion

The Wyoming Senior Companion Program provides free assistance to any adult age 21 and over who may need help in order to remain living independently at home. Senior Companions are volunteers over 55 who act as a friend and assist adults with simple tasks. The program is nationally funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service and by the Wyoming State Department of Health Senior Services Division and United Way. (307)634-1010 or toll free, (877)634-1005.

Wyoming Family Literacy

Wyoming Family Literacy services offerings include High School Equivalency Certificate classes and English Speakers of Other Languages classes, free preschool, free childcare as well as many other programs. All of the services are free to qualifying families. For more information, call (307)433-0393 or go to 5113 Ridge Road, Suite 9.

X-JWC Monthly Meeting

The X-JWC is looking for fun people who want to support their community while making friends and volunteering. The X-Junior Women’s Club (X-JWC), a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, meets monthly on the first Tuesday of every month at the Radisson Inn, 204 West Fox Farm Road, 11:30am-2:00pm. X-JWC is dedicated to community improvement through volunteer service. If you are interested in finding out more and/or attending a monthly meeting, please contact Kathleen at (307)421-4496 or Bev at (307)634-4483.