Issue for the week of June 18, 2021
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Weeks of June 18-27

The following articles are for the weeks of March 18-27. 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 Office Hours

Trader’s office hours are 8:00am-3:00pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. We are 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. Our weekly deadline is 4:00pm Wednesday.

Laramie County Library Meeting Rooms Open

Laramie County Library System’s meeting rooms are now operating at full capacity. Community members are invited to book the Cottonwood Room, Willow Room, Windflower Room, or Sunflower Room for their meetings, events, presentations and more. With equipment such as projectors, microphones and pianos available for check out, the library’s meeting rooms are versatile, to meet any organization’s needs. To reserve a meeting room and find a full list of available amenities please visit https://lclsonline.org/services/meetingrooms/.

Capital City Whiskey Tasting

The first Capital City Whiskey Tasting will be held on June 19, at the new Blue Headquarters Event Center, 2401 East Pershing Boulevard, at 6:00pm. Sip whiskey, along with other liquors and specialty cocktails from Wyoming Whiskey, Pine Bluffs Distilling, Jackson Hole Still Works, Backwards Distilling, Chronicles, Arcola, Koltiska and more! Magic City Enterprises is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supporting people with disabilities to live successfully for 50 years! Help them celebrate this milestone with a great kick off to this event, purchase tickets by going to Magic City’s homepage at www.mcewyo.org and clicking the link, or go to http://shortgo.com/kick-off-the-summer-with-magic-citys-capital-city-whiskey-tasting/.

Trap Shoot Fundraiser

Young Life is a non-profit youth ministry serving middle school and high school age students in Cheyenne. They are hosting their 2nd annual trap shoot benefit on Saturday, June 19, at the Cheyenne Trap Club, 5320 Bishop Boulevard, starting at 8:00am. Come enjoy a morning of shooting, a chance to earn prizes and support with Young Life Ministries making a difference in the lives of middle school and high school students. To register to go, please call (605)858-8885 or contact Marilyn Crynes at (405)329-1374 or email mdcrynes@yahoo.com.

Sankofa Benefit Bazaar Sale

The Sankofa Educational Public Charity offers its summer discount sales market. Sankofa offers many items at competitive prices. Located at Christine and Company, 617 West Lincolnway, Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00am to 5:00pm, ask for the Sankofa Section. Contact (307)635-7094 for information.

Cheyenne Fitness Rodeo

The Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Cheyenne Fitness Rodeo on Saturday, June 19, at 7:00am, at the Lion’s Park Amphitheater, 4639 Lions Park Drive. This event is hosted by several small local gyms with all proceeds going to the CFD Old West Museum. In addition to supporting a local non-profit, attendees will get to experience several different gyms and types of workouts, all in one event, like a rodeo! The participating gyms are H.I.I.T 30, Mary’s Fitness, Little Lotus and Evolve Fitness. Any purchases through Friday, June 18, are $35 a person. They recommend that participants be at least 13 years old. Tickets are available on the Cheyenne Fitness Rodeo Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/cheyennefitnessrodeo and the CFD Old West Museum website at https://www.cfdrodeo.com/event/2nd-annual-cheyenne-fitness-rodeo/. For more information contact the Museum Front Office, (307)778-7243.

The Longest Day

The Longest Day is the day with the most light, the Summer Solstice, on Sunday, June 20, people from across the world will fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s Disease through a fundraising activity of their choice. Whether you’re participating at home, online or in person, they have plenty of fun ideas to engage friends and family. Go to act.alz.org/tld for more information.

Critter Camp Applications

The Cheyenne Animal Shelter is now accepting applications for Critter Camp, a week long day camp for kids ages 6-10. Critter Camp is sponsored by the Wags and Menace Make a Difference Foundation and is a great way for kids to learn about animals, animal care and handling and humane treatment of our four legged friends! There are three more camps this year including, Under Water, June 21-25, Polar Creatures, July 12-16 and All Creatures Great and Small, August 9-13. Cost to register is $175 and includes daily snacks, discounts apply for multiple sessions. To register or learn more, log onto www.cheyenneanimalshelter.org.

Free Single Grind Mulch at the Compost Facility

The City of Cheyenne’s Compost Facility, 3714 Windmill Road, has free single-grind wood mulch available for residential homeowners and businesses. Stop by the Compost Facility for this unlimited free offer while supplies last. Help conserve water and spruce up your yard, helping plants retain moisture by spreading mulch over barren areas. The Compost Facility is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 9:00am to 5:00pm. For more information about the Compost Facility, please call (307)632-5518 or the Sanitation Department at (307)637-6440.

Triumph High School Reunion

Triumph High School will have the first ever “Family” Reunion. Former faculty members Linda Brain, Carla Seltveit and Dr. Michelle Aldrich have organized the no-host reunion for Friday, June 25, beginning at 5:30pm. All Triumph family members from all graduating classes and all current and former employees are invited to join us at Friday at the Plaza. Check in at the northwest corner of the plaza. For more information please contact Dr. Michelle Aldrich at (307)760-6213.

Arts Cheyenne

There is always something happening in Cheyenne! Fine and performing arts, culture and science. For details and calendar of events, please visit them online at ArtsCheyenne.com.

2021 Fur Ball “Hawaii Fi-Do” Announced

The Cheyenne Animal Shelter has announced the 2021 Fur Ball theme as “Hawaii Fi-Do” and will be held virtually online from June 21-26. Registration for a bidder number is free but sponsorships and gala event boxes are available. The auction will feature a variety of items including hard-to-find items, experiences, pet adoption packages and more. To donate an auction item, contact Karen Staples, Donations Coordinator, at (307)271-5962. To register or to learn how you can support the nearly 6,000 animals that come through the doors of the Cheyenne Animal Shelter every year, log on to Cheyenneanimalshelter.org.

South Pass City Summer 2021 Events Announced

South Pass City Historic Site and The Friends of South Pass are happy to announce the return of their signature events at South Pass City. This coming season will feature events and activities for all ages. On June 19, they will host a nature walk along Willow and Hermit Creeks. July 10 and 11 will see the return of Gold Rush Days with vintage baseball, gold panning and anvil blasting. Paint the Town Red: Historic Cocktails in a Historic Saloon will be held on July 31 hosted by Backwards Distillery of Casper. The South Pass City Historic Hunt, a scavenger hunt like no other, will be held on August 14. More information is available at www.southpasscity.com/events or call (307)332-3684.

Cheyenne Women Newcomers and Friends

Cheyenne Women Newcomers and Friends will meet for games and a no host lunch on Monday, June 28, at 11:00am, at Applebee’s, 1401 Dell Range Boulevard. For more information, call Jean at (307)634-1843.

Historic Ranch Tours at the CFD Old West Museum

Join the CFD Old West Museum for their 5th annual Historic Ranch Tour Series! The Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum is continuing its work to create programs which focus on Western culture and ranch life. Each 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. These tours also include a picnic on the property. For the Tour on June 26, they will be visiting Nimmo Ranch. Tickets are $50 apiece and seating is very limited, attendance is limited to museum members only. Please contact Jean Kraus to RSVP: Jean.krause@oldwestmuseum.org.

Superday Scheduled for Saturday, June 26

The City of Cheyenne and the Superday Presenting Sponsor, HollyFrontier Renewables, are excited to announce that 2021 Superday will be held Saturday, June 26, from 10:00am to 4:00pm, at the south end of Lions Park, 4603 Lions Park Drive. This event will be spread out around the park to continue being mindful of social distancing. Registration and applications for food vendors, community vendors, 5K Tour de Prairie, Chalk Art Festival and the Volleyball Tournament can be found at www.CheyenneRec.org/Superday.

P.E.O. Chapter AQ Yard Sale

P.E.O. Chaper AQ will host a huge yard sale on Saturday, June 26, to support women’s education. The sale is from 8:00am until noon at 903 Spirit Lane. There will be a large selection of items donated by many of their chapter members. Proceeds from the sale will go to support P.E.O philanthropies which include providing scholarships, grants, awards, loans to women who are pursuing educational opportunities and the stewardship of Cottey College for Women. Since its inception in 1869 the non-profit has been helping for more than 150 years! For more information please contact Delene Gillespie at (307)421-5574 or to learn more about P.E.O., its powerful educational philanthropies and see stories of women who have benefitted from the programs, please visit peointernational.org.

Free Community Hot Dog Feed

Free community hot dog feed at CrossPoint Fellowship Church, 3501 Forest Drive, across from East High School, on Saturday, June 26, from noon to 3:00pm. They are reaching out to the community to say hello and to enjoy the outside. No catch, just bring an appetite. There will be games for the kids and fur kids are welcome too. If you have questions please email them at: office@fcccheyenne.com or check out their website: fcccheyenne.com for office hours and events.

Cheyenne Animal Shelter Closed

The Cheyenne Animal Shelter will be closed to the public until further notice as they have essential staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19. In following quarantine procedures, they are left with a staff shortage and are unable to be open. Be assured that the pets currently in their care are being well taken care of and loved upon. Many staff members have been vaccinated however, due to circumstances, they will be returning to all staff wearing masks and other increased precautions to ensure that once their staff returns healthy, they can remain open moving forward. Animal control officers are available at the request of another law enforcement agency only. For lost and found pets, please utilize their After Hours Lost and Found Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/LostandFoundCAS.

Weekly Drop-In Meditation Group

Join us every Wednesday at noon in the Gathering Room in the Shane Smith Conservatory, 710 South Lions Park Drive, for 30 minutes of Zen. Please bring a blanket, towel, cushion or anything else that helps you sit comfortably. There is no charge for our drop-in meditation sessions.