Issue for the week of July 19 - August 1, 2019
Our Community

Weeks of July 19-August 5

The following articles are for The weeks of July 19-August 5, 2019. 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.

Trader’s Special Two-Week Issue

You are reading Trader’s special two-week issue for Cheyenne Frontier Days! The issue runs from Friday, July 19 through Thursday, August 1. Our office will be closed Monday-Friday, July 22-26 and will reopen Monday, July 29, at 8:00am. Deadline for the August 2, issue will be Wednesday, July 31, at 5:30pm. All classified and display ads must be turned in by 5:30pm on Wednesday, July 31. Have a fun and safe Frontier Days!

Wyoming Senior Olympics Registration

Still competitive at 50? Then the Wyoming Senior Olympics are for all you fit at 50 folks to go for GOLD. To register visit www.wyseniorolympics.com or pick up a paper application at the Laramie County Senior Center, 2101 Thomes Avenue or at the David R. Romero Youth Activity and Community Center, 1317 Parsley Boulevard, the deadline is Friday, July 19. The Wyoming Senior Olympics will be held in Cheyenne Thursday-Saturday, August 8-10, with an anticipated 500 athletes competing.

Monthly Meeting

The Cheyenne Astronomical Society will hold it’s monthly meeting this Friday night, July 19, 7:00pm. The meeting will be held at Primrose Retirement Community, 1530 Dorothy Lane, in the pub on the second floor. The program for the evening will be on the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Landing on the Moon. The meeting is free and open to the public. For further information about the club visit their website at www.killerrabbit.co.

TOPS Club

Meets each Thursday, from 6:00pm-7:00pm, at 507 West 28th Street. This is a nonprofit weight loss support group that discusses how to take off pounds sensibly. For more information or questions, please contact Marion Yoder at (307)514-3455.

Gamers Unite!

If you play games, you’re a gamer and the Laramie County Library wants you to join their community. They talk about all kinds of games and most importantly, they play them! Help them establish this new club’s direction weekly on Fridays, 3:30pm-5:00pm, Sage Room, 2200 Pioneer Avenue.

Monthly Sewing Circle

Join the Holy Temple Church of God in Christ to learn and practice the art of sewing at 1517 Walnut Drive. This is a sewing outreach ministry that meets on the third Saturday each month at 11:00am. Contact them at (307)251-1261 or (307)630-1725.

Love History?

If you love history and enjoy meeting interesting people, the Wyoming State Museum Volunteers are looking for a few people to staff the Welcome Desk a couple of times a month for a four-hour shift, greeting visitors, answering questions, and describing museum exhibits. Stop by 2301 Central Avenue to pick up an application or call (307)287-0352 for more information if you would like to meet people from all over the world, learn about Wyoming history, and support the State Museum.

Free Field Trip to Glendo

Members of the Cheyenne - High Plains Audubon Society invite birdwatchers of all skill levels to join them for a birding field trip on Saturday, July 20, to the Glendo Reservoir area. The field trip is free and open to the public. Participants will leave Cheyenne at 7:00am from the parking lot between the Children’s Village at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens and the new picnic shelter at Lions Park, 710 South Lions Park Drive, and return about 4:00pm. Bring lunch, water, sunscreen, bug repellent, appropriate clothing for short distance hiking and binoculars if you have them. Please contact Grant Frost, (307)343-2024, to register so that you may be contacted in case of changes. For more information about the chapter visit cheyenneaudubon.wordpress.com.

Senior Companion Program Needs You

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 which are often impossible for some persons to accomplish on their own. 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.

Cheyenne Camera Club Meeting

The Cheyenne Camera Club holds meetings on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, at Primrose Retirement Community, 1530 Dorothy Lane, at 6:00pm. The club offers lessons, open discussions and sponsors contests to help photographers enhance their skills. Meetings are open to the public. For more information visit http://cheyennecameraclub.org/ or call Judy at (307)634-0357.

Cheyenne Historic Preservation Board

The Cheyenne Historic Preservation Board has scheduled work sessions for 2019 due to planning a busy year and potentially needing extra time for discussions. The next work session is scheduled for Tuesday, July 23, starting 5:30pm and will meet at 2101 O’Neil Avenue, Room 104.

Pull Tab Donations Benefit Shrine Club

The Cheyenne Shrine Club, in the Memory of Tom Tammen, is asking for donations of pull tabs from aluminum cans. After being recycled, the funds generated will go to the Cheyenne Shrine Club Travel Fund which is used solely to send Shrine Kids and parents to either Salt Lake City or to one of 21 other Shrine Hospitals that perform orthopedic, burn or cleft palate care. For more information, contact Diane Tammen at (307)638-3341, or drop off your tabs at Underwood Flowers, 2121 Central Avenue.

Caregivers Support Group

The Wyoming Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is pleased to announce an additional support group for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The Caregiver Support Group will meet on the second and fourth Thursday of each month, at 1:00pm, at Pointe Frontier Senior Living, 1406 Prairie Avenue. All those caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another dementia are invited to participate. For more information please call (307)421-6227.

Tim Sheen Benefit Roping Tournament

A benefit roping will be held on Saturday, July 27, at the UW Hansen Arena, 306 WY-230 in Laramie, Wyoming. Entries will be taken at 10:00am with roping beginning at 11:00am. All ropings are cash only. There will be saddle roping and #11. All proceeds will benefit Tim Sheen. For more information or questions, please contact Kyle Sheen at (307)399-3574.

Gospel Bluegrass Jam

Mark your calendar, Cowboys, for Sunday, July 28, 1:30pm-3:00pm. Come to the Cross-T Cowboy Church, located at 9141 Yellowstone, Cheyenne, to the building up the hill at Saddle Tramps Arena for a no charge Gospel Bluegrass Jam. Everyone is welcome: singers, spectators, experienced or beginner musicians. The jam is acoustic only, except for bass and piano. You say no instrument? Then sing-a-long. Song books are provided. Bring the family and come and enjoy country-style fellowship and Gospel Bluegrass sounds. A great way to end Cheyenne Frontier Days! For information, call Pastor Dustin Ruppert, (307)287-7843.

Aspiring Writers’ Meeting at the Library

An aspiring writers’ meeting to share and critique work will be held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month, 1:30pm, Laramie County Library, Windflower Room, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Contact Roy at (307)274-7797 for more information.

LCFD #1 Residency Program

The Laramie County Fire District #1 (LCFD #1) is seeking college students for its residency program. Applicants selected will receive free tuition for four semesters of college and books. Free room and board is also provided. Students must be enrolled in college and be working toward either a Fire Science or EMS related degree. The work schedule is two days on shift and four days off. LCFD #1 is currently looking for up to four resident positions. LCFD #1 has the highest call volume in the county and offers unlimited training for free in a variety of topics: hazmat, rope rescue, technical rescue, hazardous materials. The deadline to apply is August 1, 2019. For more information, contact Division Chief, Stephen Kaiser, at (307)256-2024.

Collecting Gently Used Accessories

The Cheyenne Regional Medical Center volunteers are collecting gently used jewelry, scarves and purses. Fundraiser proceeds will benefit the ICU Bed Project. Donations can be dropped off at the Gift Shop, 214 East 23rd Street, 9:00am-6:00pm, Monday-Friday.

If You See A Pothole, Report A Pothole

The city of Cheyenne is encouraging citizens to report a pothole if they see one. To report a pothole, follow these steps: visit www.cheyennecity.org, click the teal colored button labeled “Report a Concern” located on the home page, click on “Pothole Repair” located under the Street and Alley section, sign-in using an existing account, Facebook/Yahoo account, or proceed as guest, fill out form and click submit. In addition to reporting online, citizens are welcome to call (307)637-6263 or visit the Public Works Department in room 210 of the Municipal Building, 2101 O’Neil Avenue.

Free Training Offered at LCCC

ACT NOW! (Achieve Career Training Now!) is currently accepting applications for free training and certifications in high-demand occupations. Trainings start in August and most can be completed in six months or less. Additionally, qualified individuals may receive financial support for their training. ACT Now! is part of Laramie County Community College’s School of Outreach & Workforce Development, which offers career training outside the more traditional academic structure of the college. Students can obtain career training in such fields as medical, information technology, advance manufacturing, education, or business and finance. To apply or to learn more about this opportunity, contact the ACT Now! team at (307)772-7351 or jmoye@lccc.wy.edu. Information is also available at lccc.wy.edu/workforce/actnow.

People Impacted by Incarceration

Bethel Outreach will be meeting the first and second Tuesday of every month from 6:30pm-7:30pm, from now until the end of August. Those dates will be August 6 and 13. The meetings are held at the Cheyenne Discipleship Center, 1651 Carey Avenue, Suite #2. If you have been recently released from prison, need help finding a job, getting to work, continuing your education, finding a place to live, or if you have someone you love who has been recently incarcerated, and don’t know what to do, this group is for you! For more information, please call (307)509-9982.

Kiwanis FFA Sale of Champions

The Cheyenne Kiwanis Club invites all Laramie County Youth Supporters to the 55th annual, Kiwanis FFA Sale of Champions to be held Friday, August 9, at the Cheyenne Ice and Events Center, 1530 West Lincolnway. A free dinner for the first 60 buyers begins at 5:30pm and the livestock sale will begin at approximately 7:00pm. The livestock auction is the highlight of a year of hard work and dedication for Laramie County FFA members. For more information please contact Kevin Burkett, Cheyenne Kiwanis Agriculture Committee, (307)631-3887.

Chili Cook-Off

Mark your calendars! The Big Laramie Volunteer Fire Department Station #4 will be hosting it’s 16th annual Chili Cook-Off, Saturday, August 10, 11:00am-3:00pm. Station #4 is located at 3987 Highway 230, between mile markers 39 and 40. Featuring door prizes, silent auction, live auctions, raffles, food, music and fun for all. Admission is free. To enter your red, green or white award winning chili, contact Terry Bridgmon at (307)742-9089. If you can’t join them, but would like to make a monetary donation, please mail checks to BLVFD Station #4 Associates at 3987 State Highway 230, Laramie WY 82070. Questions, please contact Terri Schwindt (307)703-0169 or James Rinehart (307)760-3800.

Children’s Summer Camp at Old West Museum

This year, the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, 4610 Carey Avenue, is presenting a week-long, fun-filled, full-day educational summer camp. Camp runs Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm. Fees include art supplies and snacks. Pre-registration is required. Please bring your own sack lunch. Space is limited, register today! August 12-16, cowboy and cowgirl camp will relive the dust and glory of the American West by learning from cowboys, ranchers and mountain men. In addition, there will be herd dog demonstrations and wagon rides. Register today by contacting Jean Krause at jean.krause@oldwestmuseum.org or by calling (307)778-7289.

Bingo Fundraiser

Fraternal Order of the Eagles #128 Ladies Auxiliary will hold a bingo fundraiser benefiting Cheyenne East High Cheerleading on Saturday, August 24, 5:00pm-9:00pm, at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 Thomes Avenue. $20 for five games, three cards per game. Prizes include gift baskets, art, gift cards and more! Please contact Heather Canarecci at (307)220-1430.

Foster Grandparent Program

Could you use an extra $300-$400 a month? The Southeast Wyoming Foster Grandparent Program is looking for men and women to work with children in schools and human service agencies for an average of 20 hours per week. Must be at least 55 years or older and have a limited annual income. Benefits include a non-taxable stipend of $2.65 per hour, a nutritious daily meal, transportation assistance, an annual physical exam, accident/liability insurance, holidays, annual and sick leave, and training. You can make the difference in the life of a child. Please call (307)634-1265 for an application.

2019 Cheyenne Marathon Registration

The Platte Valley Bank 2019 Cheyenne Marathon - Run the Legend has returned and registration is officially open. Race day will be Sunday, September 15. The Cheyenne Kiwanis Club and Platte Valley Bank are partnering to plan this year’s event and look forward to surpassing last year’s efforts to raise more than $26,000 for local non-profit organizations who support youth in Laramie County. To register for the 2019 race, visit www.cheyenne.org/race, early-bird registrants will receive a discount. For more information, contact Lisa Taylor with the Cheyenne Kiwanis Club at cljtaylor@gmail.com or (307)212-2303 or Amy Doll with Platte Valley Bank at adoll@pvbank.com or (308)633-9306.

Historic Ranch Tour Series

Through a generous partnership with the Marie Jordan Bell Fund and Delta Kappa Gamma, Upsilon Chapter, the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum is continuing its work to create programs which focus on western culture and ranch life. The Ranch Tour will have a trolley ride from the Museum to the ranch, with a presentation on the history of Laramie County Ranches, ranch life and the ranch’s connection with Cheyenne Frontier Days. The tour includes a picnic lunch on the ranch property. Saturday, August 24, 10:00am-2:00pm, they will visit the Harding and Kirkbride Livestock Company. Tickets are $40 a piece and seating is very limited. Please contact Jean Krause to RSVP: jean.krause@oldwestmuseum.org.

Crossroads Healthcare Clinic

Don’t miss an opportunity to improve your health! Crossroads Healthcare Clinic, a federally funded health care program that is primarily dedicated to providing medical care and case management services to individuals and/or families who are couch surfing, living in campers, shelters, motels and/or considered homeless. They also accept Medicare, Medicaid and some private insurances. Stop by the Crossroads Healthcare Clinic at 100 Central Avenue, Suite 100 or call (307)632-8064 with any questions.

Last Minute College Prep

Do you want to start college this fall or spring? Do you need help getting everything in order? Come join TRIO Educational Opportunity Center (EOC)for a Last Minute College Prep Workshop! EOC can help with applying to college, paying for transcripts, filling out the FAFSA, and much more. Teens and adults are welcome at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, Cottonwood Room, Tuesday, August 13, 5:30pm-7:00pm.

YMCA Fall Craft Fair

The YMCA is receiving registrations for artisans, vendors and crafters for the 2019 Fall Craft Fair. The Craft Fair will be held Saturday, September 28, 9:00am-noon. This event helps benefit their Learning Center children. Booths are available starting at $35 each. This year, they will have bigger booth sizes. Registration can be done in person at the YMCA at 1426 East Lincolnway. For questions, call Chris at the Y, (307)634-9622 ext. 15.