Issue for the week of September 10, 2021
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Weeks of September 10-20

The following articles are for the weeks of September 10-20. 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 deadline is 4:00pm Wednesday.

Cars, Cigars and Guitars Under the Stars

Local Charities will again benefit from the car show at The Greek Ponderosa Car Corral, 10013 Wayne Road! Classic Car enthusiasts will raise funds for 5 local charities at the second annual classic car show “Cars, Cigars and Guitars Under the Stars” on September 11. The event website is carscigarsguitars.com. Raising funds for Girls on the Run, Comea Shelter, Skills USA, K9’s for Mobility and Unaccompanied Students Initiative, the permitted event also conforms to all CDC and local health guidelines for social distancing. This event is a volunteer effort by Cheyenne AHEPA Cowboy Chapter 211. This private event requires pre-paid Classic Car Applications and Guest Event Tickets. Organizers have established this annual event as the premier charity classic car show in the Tri-State Region. A major fundraising feature is a chance to win a brand new Kawasaki W800 Cafe motorcycle. Tickets are $25 each and only 2,000 tickets will be sold, drawing is September 11 at the event. Tickets are available from the charities and Cheyenne Motorsports, 2000 Westland Road.

Gold Wing Monthly Meeting

Gold Wing Road Riders Association meets on the second Saturday of each month. Breakfast is served at 8:00am and the meeting begins at 9:00am. Call Jim at (307)634-9176 for location and details.

Discontinued Treasures and Parking Lot Sale

Cheyenne Regional Volunteers Pink Boutique Discontinued Treasures and Parking Lot Sale will be held September 10-11, Friday 9:00am-2:00pm and Saturday 8:00am-1:00pm, at 2600 East 18th Street. Discounted Christmas and lots of other holiday items, signs, collectibles, pictures, drinkware, books, household items and small furniture. Accepting cash and credit cards. All proceeds will directly fund Cheyenne Regional Volunteer projects.

LCCC Rodeo Opens With Shawn Dubie Memorial

The Laramie County Community College rodeo team will open the 2021 fall schedule with the Shawn Dubie Memorial Rodeo, September 10-12 at Frontier Park, 4610 Carey Avenue. This year’s events will kick off on Friday, September 10, beginning with slack at 11:00am, followed by the first day’s performance at 4:00pm. The rodeo will continue Saturday at 11:00am beginning with slack, followed by the performance at 4:00pm. The Shawn Dubie Memorial Rodeo will conclude on Sunday, September 12, with the championship beginning at 11:00am. This year’s Shawn Dubie Memorial Rodeo will also be streamed live on the LCCC Golden Eagles Youtube channel.

Legal Aid of Wyoming For Veterans

On September 13, Legal Aid of Wyoming will be offering free civil legal services to Veterans living in Laramie County, Wyoming. Legal Aid will be prepared to help you complete any, or all, of the following legal documents: Wills, Advance Directives, Power of Attorney (POA), at the AM Vets Post 10, 3839 East Lincolnway, Cheyenne, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. For shorter waiting time, or if coming from out of town/state contact teresa@lawyoming.org.

VFW Post 11453 Monthly Meeting

Frontier Post is a non-drinking, non-smoking Veterans organization that meets the 2nd Tuesday each month, 7:00pm, at the Orchard Valley Recreation Building, 2111 South 1st Avenue. Frontier Post invites eligible veterans to apply for membership. (307)509-0839, vfw11453.org.

Heirlooms and Blooms Harvest Market

Don’t wait for the chill of the holiday season to start shopping for your loved ones or yourself! Join the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, 710 South Lions Park Drive, for an expanded indoor/outdoor market at the most bountiful and beautiful time of the year at the Gardens! This two-day event will have a variety of regionally made gifts from artists and craftsmen. Make it an outing for the whole family and enjoy some delicious food from their food vendors and activities for kids. Admission is free, so come and enjoy the lush surroundings of the Gardens as you get ahead of your fall decorating and holiday shopping. September 11 from 10:00am-5:00pm and September 12 from noon to 4:00pm. Additional parking available in Frontier Days Lot C! Visit their Facebook page for more details and vendor sneak peeks!

The Cheyenne Camera Club Bi-Monthly Meetings

The Cheyenne Camera Club meets bi-monthly on the first and third Thursday, at 6:00pm, at the RE/MAX Capitol Properties office, 4000 Central Avenue. Parking is available on 7th Avenue. The public is invited to attend and learn more about the club. For more information, you may call Judy at (307)634-0357.

Cheyenne Genealogical and Historical Society

So you are asked to organize a family reunion! Now what do you do and how do you begin to plan such a get together? Join Cheyenne Genealogical and Historical Society members on Tuesday, September 14, in the Cottonwood Room of the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, for a free educational program, “Reflections on a Family Reunion.” The program will be presented by Kristine Smith, a genealogist and President of CGHS. She will share her ideas on planning a family reunion and show how she incorporated some of her family history into the program to share with relatives. A short, society business meeting begins at 6:15pm with the program beginning at 7:00pm. The Society encourages attendees to wear masks and social distancing will be encouraged in the Cottonwood Room.

Cheyenne Women Newcomers and Friends

Cheyenne Women Newcomers and Friends will meet for a No Host Lunch and Games on Monday, September 13 and 27, at 11:00am, at Applebee’s, 1401 Dell Range Boulevard. For more information and RSVP, call Jean at (307)634-1843. They will also meet Tuesday, September 21, 11:30am, for Dutch Lunch at Nipa Hut, 4014 Central Avenue. Please RSVP with Lorraine on September 19 at (203)650-1938.

6th Penny Absentee Voter Request

Laramie County will hold an election on November 2 for voters to decide whether various projects should be funded through a 1% specific purpose sales and use tax, commonly called the 6th penny tax. Voters will consider 14 ballot propositions, grouped into four categories: Public safety, roads, infrastructure and community enhancements. Registered voters who want a ballot sent to their home may request one by calling or emailing the Laramie County Clerk’s Election Office, (307)633-4242 or election@laramiecountyclerk.com. You will need to provide your name, residence, mailing address and date of birth. Ballots will be mailed beginning September 17. Voters should allow seven days for ballots to arrive. For more information on the 6th penny election, to view a sample ballot or learn about registering to vote, visit: https://elections.laramiecountyclerk.com/.

Laramie County Master Gardeners Fall Bulb Sale

Fall is the time to plant bulbs for a beautiful early spring garden. Want bulbs that perform well in Cheyenne and return every year? They have great selections! For an order form and ordering directions, go to lcmg.org and download, email keshreve@yahoo.com or call Kathy Shreve at (307)514-0268 to request. Order cutoff date is September 24.

Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Hall of Fame Ceremony

The Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is Friday, September 24, at the Red Lion Hotel and Conference Center, 204 West Fox Farm Road, beginning at 5:00pm. They are excited to celebrate each inductee’s contribution to Cheyenne Frontier Days™ and listen to their stories and memories of CFD™. Tickets are $50 per person for museum members, $75 per person for non-museum members, $800 for a table of 8 and $1000 for a table of 10. Limited seating available. For tickets call (307)778-7243.

Vendors Wanted at Art in the Park

The Cheyenne Artist Guild is opening up their vendor tables for the Art in the Park event on September 18 to anyone in the community. All they ask is that the merchandise be hand made locally. Booths are $30 each. Tables, chairs, sun-shade and signs are not provided. If interested, please contact cageventcoordinator@gmail.com or Peg in the office at (307)632-2263. Payment is due upon sign up. Event is September 18, 10:00am-2:00pm, 1701 Morrie Avenue. Set up begins at 9:00am.

5th Annual End of the Trail Kite Festival

The 5th annual End of the Trail Kite Festival is on September 25, 11:00am-3:00pm, at Bluffs Recreation Area, 1200 South Beech Street, CR 164, Pine Bluffs, Wyoming. Free kites to the first 100 kids and raffles for everyone every half hour. Semi-pro kite flying by American Kite Fliers and Rocky Mountain Kite Associates from 11:30am to 3:00pm. At 12:00pm there is an All Fly Event, as well as kite painting at 1:00pm, there will be the final All Fly Event at 2:30pm. Large kites, stunt and sport flying demonstration will also be going on throughout the day.

Holy Trinity Church Golden Harvest Bazaar

Holy Trinity Catholic Church is having a Golden Harvest Bazaar, November 1-2, Friday from 4:00pm to 7:00pm and Saturday from 8:00am to 3:00pm, with a lunch from 11:00am-1:00pm. For more information please contact Kathy Page at (307)514-0794.

Cheyenne Artist Guild Art in the Park

The Cheyenne Artist Guild presents Art in the Park at 1701 Morrie Avenue, Saturday, September 18, 10:00am-2:00pm. Free admission! Tickets $2 for a 10 pack! Hot dogs are 3 tickets each. Fun for the whole family with art themed games, activities, a picnic, apple decorating contest, painting, raffles, silent auction, CAG member arts sale, photography contest and so much more! Proceeds will help them paint the Van Tassell Carriage Barn, home of the Cheyenne Artists Guild. Visit their event page at https://fb.me/e/2mT0LbviW to learn more.

Old West Museum Call For Entry

The 41st Annual Western Spirit Art Show and Sale is looking for artists to enter their artwork. The call for entry opened on September 1 and closes November 5, 2021. Interested artists can visit https://www.cfdrodeo.com/event/2022-western-spirit-juried-art-show-sale-call-for-enteries/ for the prospectus. Amenities for artists accepted into the show include social media ads promoting their works featured on the Museum’s website. After your work has been submitted, their three jurors will score the pieces and the top 230 pieces will be accepted into the show. The Western Spirit Art Show will open Saturday, March 5, 2022 and remain on display for six weeks. This juried art show features professional artist from around the United States.

Western Frontier Craft and Vendor Show

The Western Frontier Craft and Vendor show will take place on Saturday, November 13, from 9:00am to 2:00pm, in Burns, Wyoming. Applications can be obtained by emailing wftcraftshow.com or contact Toni by text at (307)630-5557 with your email address.

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.

Youth Alternatives 50 for 50 Campaign

The Butler Family Foundation and Youth Alternatives are partnering to commemorate the office of Youth Alternatives 50th Anniversary by launching a 50 for 50 campaign. Effective through the end of the calender year. The goal is to raise $50,000 for Youth Alternatives’ 50 years of service. Proceeds from this campaign will be applied to The Friends of Youth Alternatives Endowment which aids with program related costs and provides sustainability of the much-needed services to youth and families at no charge. The Butler Family Foundation would like to challenge Cheyenne to donate to this worthy cause and will match donations up to $25,000. The Butler Family Foundation is confident that the community and local businesses will make the Friends of Youth Alternatives’ goal a reality and continue to support the Office of Youth Alternatives in building a stronger and healthier community through youth and families. Individuals or businesses wishing to contribute may do so through www.youthalternatives.net by clicking the donate tab located on the menu bar, contributions may also be sent to The Friends of Youth Alternatives, 1328 Talbot Court, Cheyenne, WY 82001.

The Day That Changed the World Poster Exhibit

This educational poster exhibition from the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York City recounts the events of September 11, 2001 through the personal stories of those who witnessed and survived the attacks. Told across 14 posters, this exhibition includes archival photographs and images of artifacts from the Museum’s permanent collection. The posters will be on display in Cheyenne by the Book Sale Room of the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, September 1-30, during library hours. For more information, call (307)634-3561.

Recent Downtown Graffiti Tagging

Downtown Cheyenne has recently experienced a wave of graffiti vandalism, if you are a business owner who has been affected by the tagging that has taken place over the last week, we encourage you to reach out to the Cheyenne Police Department at (307)637-6500 to provide your report to continue building the open case. The City would also like to take this opportunity to remind everyone about their Graffiti Abatement Pilot Program. This is a free DDS program that provides graffiti removal pressure washing services and is available to all business and property owners within the DDA district. If you would like to learn more or take advantage of the free service, please reach out to Haylee Chenchar at haylee@downtowncheyenne.com.

Laramie County Library Meeting Rooms Open

Laramie County Library System’s meeting rooms are 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 enough to meet any organization’s needs. To reserve a meeting room and find a full list of available amenities please visit lclsonline.org/services/meetingrooms/.

Airport Fountain Schedule Announced for 2021

The schedule for the Airport Fountain, located at the intersection of East 8th Avenue and Warren Avenue, has been set for the Summer of 2021. The Cheyenne Historic Preservation Board (CHPB) has been working to restore this beautiful historic structure and is hoping to begin the last phase of the restoration by the end of this year. Stop by and see the Fountain running at any of the times listed below. The Fountain will be turned on from 4:30pm to 6:00pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays for the rest of the summer. If you have questions about the Airport Fountain, call (307)637-6307 or email scrowley@cheyennecity.org.