Issue for the week of August 23, 2019
Our Community

Weeks of August 23-September 1

The following articles are for The weeks of August 23-September 1, 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.

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.

Dog Days of Summer

The Dog Days of Summer events include sidewalk sales, other promotional specials and pet adoptions. Local downtown businesses, such as, restaurants, brewpubs and other service-based businesses, are encouraged to offer “dog-themed” specials as part of the fun! On Friday, the Cheyenne Animal Shelter will have an adoption booth in front of the Downtown Cheyenne office, 1601 Capitol Avenue, from 5:00pm-7:00pm, with an information booth from 3:00pm-5:00pm. On Saturday, Yola Pet Rescue adoption event will be at Eclectic Elephant Antiques, 112 West 18th Street, from 11:00am-2:00pm. Wet and Dry pet food donations are also being accepted until Saturday, August 24, at the following downtown businesses: Red Bison Home, Our Place Antiques, Freedom’s Edge Brewery, and Mid Mod Etc. Cheyenne Animal Shelter is also hosting the Dog Jog Color Run at Holliday Park, with more information on Facebook. For more information about Downtown Cheyenne activities call Vicki at (307)433-9730 or email

CRPC Juniors Program Garage Sale

The Cheyenne Rifle and Pistol Club (CRPC) is hosting a garage sale Saturday, August 24, from 9:00am-3:00pm, at the CRPC Indoor Range, 2621 East 7th Street (across from Newco). All manner of items from ammo and bullets through presses, militaria, and many other gun related items will be available. ALL proceeds go to the Cheyenne Rifle and Pistol Club Juniors Program. Free admission.

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.

Kicks 4 Kidz

Take part in the Second Annual Kicks 4 Kidz 0.5K “Race” as Hirst Applegate, LLP raises money to buy tennis shoes for Laramie County public school students! Be there Tuesday, August 27. The race starts at 6:00pm. BBQ and music are until 8:00pm. The route starts and ends at the Depot Plaza, 121 West 15th Street. Stop and enjoy drinks, food, and entertainment along the way! Register online at and search Kicks 4 Kidz, call Hirst Applegate at (307)632-0541 or on race day from 5:00pm-6:00pm at the Depot Plaza. The cost to “Race” is $25 for individuals; $22.50/person for groups of 11-20 people; $20/person for groups of 21 or more people. Kidz under 12 years of age are FREE with paid adult participant. Food is provided FREE to race participants and is $10 for non-participants. BBQ, buns, beans, hotdogs, coleslaw and chips. Awards and prizes given for: Best Running Attire (Individual); Best Team Theme; Largest Registered Team; 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Finishers (Male/Female).

Blankets For Laramie County Kids

The Blankets for Laramie County Kids, under the umbrella of Laramie County Community Partnership began in 2001 to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are ill, traumatized or otherwise in need, through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans lovingly created by volunteer “Blanketeers.” Since then, more than 8,000 blankets have been delivered to children in need, in Cheyenne and Laramie County. The group is unique in that they pay no dues and are 100% non-profit, so they turn to the community for help in maintaining their mission. If you are able to help with either monetary donations or acrylic yarn donations (no wool, please), please give Rose a call at (307)701-7703.

RED Friday Steak Fry!

Come out and enjoy a Friday Steak Fry on Friday, August 23, to support the organization RED (Remember Everyone Deployed). The event will be at Peppermill Bar & Liquors, 1618 Stillwater Avenue, from 5:00pm-9:00pm. There will be live music featuring Boogie Machine and a steak dinner with potatoes, baked beans and vegetables. Tickets are $15 each or $25 for two. RED shirts available for purchase for $25. For more information, contact Jon Puls (307)275-1479 or stop by the Peppermill.

Annual Lakeview Cemetery Walk

Discover some of the region’s notable females during the Cheyenne Genealogical & Historical Society’s annual Lakeview Cemetery Walk, on Saturday, August 24. The living history presentation, “Remember the Ladies,” a tribute to the 150th anniversary of women’s suffrage in Wyoming, begins at the main gate of Lakeview Cemetery, 2501 Seymour Avenue, and features characters who played large and small parts in Cheyenne’s frontier history. There will be seven new female characters added and two start times for the two hour narrated walking tour. First tour begins at 9:00am and second tour begins at 10:00am. Members of CGHS will portray these historical figures in costume. Participants who want to attend either tour should make reservations with Sue (307)286-6239. There is a $5 entrance fee for each adult and $1 for youth and children; preschoolers are admitted free. Participants should begin to gather 15-20 minutes prior and are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes, sun protection and bring water. Proceeds fund genealogy book acquisitions for Laramie County Library by the Cheyenne Genealogical and Historical Society.

Cheyenne Family Fun Night

The Cheyenne Family YMCA is hosting the Cheyenne Family Fun Night at the Asher Upstairs, 500 West 15th Street, on Friday, August 23, 5:30pm-9:00pm. There will be games, music, balloons, face painting, hair stencils, silent auction, food and so much more! Come out to support the Cheyenne YMCA Traveling Girls Basketball Team. The event is free and open to the public. Donations appreciated.

Sight In Days

The Cheyenne Rifle and Pistol Club will hold its annual Sight-in-Days for the public on Saturday, August 24, 9:00am-4:00pm and Saturday and Sunday, September 7 and 8, 9:00am-4:00pm. Hunters and sportspersons can sight in those days for $3 per rifle with the help of experienced club members. Bring ammunition you will shoot during the hunt along with eye and ear protection. To reach the club’s outdoor range, take Horse Creek Road approximately three miles west of I-25. Turn north on Telephone Road for approximately two miles and look for signs directing you to the range on the east side of the road. For details, call Ken Roylance at (307)631-3722.

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.

Adult Fall Basketball League Registration

The City of Cheyenne’s Community Recreation and Events Department is currently accepting team registrations for its 2019 Adult Fall Basketball League slated to begin on Monday, October 7. Registration packets are currently available at the Kiwanis Community House, 4603 Lions Park Drive, from 7:30am-4:30pm or online at Registration will close Tuesday, September 10. The team fee is $400 plus a $20/player fee. All fees must be paid in full at time of registration, or registration forms will not be accepted. For more information, call (307)637-6423.

Jam Cheyenne

The “Jam-Cheyenne” will be held Sunday, August 25, from 1:00pm-2:30pm and will feature old Gospel songs played with a Bluegrass or Country style. Come and “play-a-long” and/or “sing-a-long.” The Jam is acoustic only, except for piano and bass. The Cross T Cowboy Ministries, located at the Saddle Tramps Arena turnoff, 9141 Yellowstone Road, hosts the monthly event. Bring the family! Lunch will be provided from 12:00pm-1:00pm, free of charge. For information, call Pastor Dustin Ruppert at (307)287-7843.

WANP Town Hall Meeting

The Wyoming Alliance of Non-Partisan group (WANP) and Concerned Citizens of Wyoming are holding a Town Hall Meeting Saturday, August 24, from 3:30pm-5:30pm, at Presidential Barbershop, 219 West Lincolnway. Those who wish to speak are encouraged to sign up beginning at 3:00pm. Wyoming federal elected officials have been invited to attend again. For more information, contact Joe Ramirez at Munchies will be offered.

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.

2019 Cheyenne Marathon Registration

The Platte Valley Bank 2019 Cheyenne Marathon - Run the Legend has returned and registration is 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, early-bird registrants will receive a discount. For more information, contact Lisa Taylor with the Cheyenne Kiwanis Club at or (307)212-2303 or Amy Doll with Platte Valley Bank at or (308)633-9306.

FREE CDL Training for Single Mothers

Do you know a single mother who needs a higher paying career to support her family? Commercial drivers are in high demand! Climb Wyoming still has a few spots left in their upcoming FREE CDL training. Wages start at $15-$20/hour. with local jobs that have a regular in-town schedule. Participants will get ready to drive trucks of every shape and size, from small delivery trucks to school buses and flatbed trucks! Call Climb TODAY at (307)778-0094, find them on Facebook @ClimbWyoming or visit

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.

Free High School Equivalency Classes

Students looking to complete their high school equivalency have an opportunity at Laramie County Community College (LCCC), with a new schedule of classes offered through the Adult Career and Education System (ACES). There is no cost to attend these classes. Adult Education and High School Equivalency Certificate Preparation are offered in a structured class session, August 26-October 16. LCCC offers two pathways to the High School Equivalency Certificate tests. HiSET™ is offered through ACES, and GED 2014® is offered through the Exam Lab. These classes prepare students for either test, as both are based on the College and Career Readiness Standards. Classes are offered in the morning, afternoon, and evening, these noncredit classes are available for residents 16 years old or older. For information or to reserve a spot in a class, contact LCCC’s Adult Career and Education System at (307)637-2450.

Blue Jeans Ball

Join the Wyoming FFA Foundation at their Blue Jeans Ball, Saturday, September 21, at the Events Center at Archer, 3967 Archer Parkway. The social hour and games start at 5:00pm, with dinner at 6:30pm. Tickets are $50 for one, $90 for two, $500 for a table of six, or $1,000 for a table of eight and special event recognition. Tickets are anticipated to sell out, so buy them early! Limited tickets available at the door. Business or sponsor tables available. Purchase tickets at or call (307)851-4392 or contact your local FFA Chapter and Alumni groups! Don’t forget to bring cash for cocktails and games. Contact Oaklee Anderson at (307)851-4392 or for any questions or to donate an auction item.

Vendors Wanted

The Arc of Laramie County is excited to announce the return of Oktoberfest at the Laramie County Fairgrounds Archer Complex on Saturday, September 21. This event welcomes vendors of all types, they would really enjoy having everyone at Oktoberfest and would like to extend an invitation to everyone to join them. Call (307)632-1209 for more information.

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.

CAA Card Party/Style Show

The 2019 CAA (Cancer Assistance Association) Bridge, Bunco and Other Games party/style show is Saturday, September 7, starting at 11:30am, at the Red Lion Hotel, 204 West Fox Farm Road. Price is $25/person with lunch included. Reserved tables available. New this year, Wine Pull table. Call Bev at (307)634-4483, for information. All profits go to help cancer patients.

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 Information is also available at

Cheyenne After Hours Rotary Information Fair

Cheyenne After Hours Rotary will hold an Information Fair on Tuesday, September 10, from 5:30pm-6:30pm. Everyone who is interested in what Rotary International has to offer is welcome to attend and enjoy appetizers and a no-host cash bar. For more information, contact President Judy Fossum Mattern at (307)421-8817.

Autism Support Group

An Autism Support Group will meet on Friday, September 20, from 4:30pm-5:30pm, in the Windflower Room on the third floor of the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. This group is for anyone who knows an autistic child who would like to give or receive support. For more information, please call Susan Brown at (307)275-2241.

Labor Day Pig Roast

The American Legion Post 6 is having a Labor Day pig roast, Monday, September 2, at 12:00pm, at the American Legion Post 6, 2001 East Lincolnway. There will be food and festivities. The event is free and open to the public.

Graffiti Abatement Program

The Cheyenne Police Department’s Graffiti Abatement Program is continuing to offer a valuable service to citizens to help eradicate graffiti in neighborhoods. Members of the program have painted over graffiti on hundreds of different properties over the past several years. In most cases, graffiti will be painted over by the Cheyenne Police Department free of charge after a report has been made and the property owner has authorized the abatement. The graffiti hotline, (307)633-6641, is available for people to report graffiti in their neighborhoods. Graffiti may also be reported by using the online Graffiti Report Form on the Cheyenne Police Department website.

Healing Rooms of Cheyenne

The Healing Rooms of Cheyenne are open to anyone in need of prayer for healing and/or an encouraging word. They are open every Saturday, from 10:00am-noon, at the First Baptist Church, 1800 East Pershing Boulevard. For more information, please call (307)630-5710. Everyone is welcome.