Issue for the week of October 15, 2021
Our Community

Weeks of October 15-31

The following articles are for the weeks of October 15-31. 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.

Nightmare on 17th Street Haunted House

Are you ready to get your scare on? The Knights of Pythias 32nd annual “Nightmare on 17th Street” haunted house will run from 7:00pm-11:00pm, October 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 and Halloween, October 31. Tickets are $10 at the door, military discount with military ID. Back by popular demand, Saturday, October 23, will be Blackout Night. Groups will be given glow sticks to navigate their way through the dark. Please no one under the age of 8, pregnant women, or anyone with heart problems for your safety. Call Brian at (307)214-0322 for more information.

2021 Toys for Tots Registration

Registration will be held every Wednesday in October, at VFW 1881, just off Nationway, lower ballroom, from 12:00pm-6:00pm. Families will need to bring DFS printout, proof of household income, proof of residency for Laramie County, state issued ID, children’s Social Security Cards or birth certificates, legal guardianship paperwork if applicable. Families must register in October. Toy shopping will be on a first come basis so register early! They will be following State and CDC COVID guidelines, social distancing and masks are encouraged. For information, contact Wendi Henderson, Laramie County Toys for Tots Coordinator, at (678)215-7584.

Nominate a Deserving Person

Nominate a deserving person and they could win a safe and reliable vehicle. The deadline for nominees will be Friday, December 10. The nominee needs to be someone who is deserving of a car and is in need. Submit a letter of who and why they should be nominated, tell Four Mile Garage about this person. Submissions must be sent to Four Mile Garage, 10500 East Four Mile Road, or through Messenger on Facebook. The winner will be determined by the letters sent to Four Mile Garage. Winner will be announced on Saturday, December 25.

Free Fall/Harvest Festival Chili Feed

Free community Fall/Harvest Festival Chili Feed at CrossPoint Fellowship Church, 3501 Forest Drive, across the street from East High School, on Saturday, October 16, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. They are reaching out to the community to simply say hello and to enjoy the Fall season. No catch, just bring an appetite. There will be games for the kids and fur kids are welcome too! If you are able, bring a can of food, they are collecting for the local shelters and pantries. For questions, email office@fcccheyenne.com or trcgld@yahoo.com.

City Council Ward III City Council and Coffee

Cheyenne City Council Ward III will hold a City Council and Coffee Open House on Saturday, October 16, from 9:00am to 11:00am, at Dazbog Coffee, 3911 East Pershing Boulevard, Suite A. Discussion will include projects, concerns and provide an opportunity to get to know your Ward III representatives.

Cheyenne Audubon Free Dry Creek Program

The Cheyenne High Plains Audubon Society invites the public to a free, in-person program, “Dry Creek: Evolution of an Urban Stream in Cheyenne,” given by Jeff Geyer, Laramie County Conservation District Water Specialist, on October 19, at 7:00pm, Cottonwood Room in Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. The program will also be accessible via Zoom, us02web.zoom.us/j/87615181165. For information about this and other chapter events, see cheyenneaudubon.com.

Margaret Lopez Alzheimer’s Support Group

The Margaret Lopez Alzheimer’s support Group meetings will be held on the first and third Mondays of each month from 6:00pm-7:00pm. They will be held at the Senior Center, 2101 Thomes Avenue. There will be parking in the south parking garage for convenient access to the senior center. The support group will be facilitated by Lou Lopez who formerly had support groups. For more information text Lou at 307-640-7578 or Loumar3951@gmail.com.

The Cheyenne Camera Club Bimonthly Meetings

The Cheyenne Camera Club meets bimonthly 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, please call Judy at (307)634-0357.

Craft Show and Flea Market

VFW Post 1881, 2816 East 7th Street, will have a craft show and flea market on Saturday, October 23, 9:00am-3:00pm. Everyone is welcome to come and see the creativeness of their great vendors. Lunch will be available. Come and enjoy the fun. Boy Scouts popcorn, jewelry, crochet items, candles, leather items and lots of unique items. Come and support your local Veterans. For more information, please call Suzie at (307)632-4053.

Third Annual Small Business Trunk or Treat

Saving Grace Automotive and Dusty Road Graphics present the Third Annual Small Business Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 30, 1:00pm-4:00pm, 519 West Wallick Road. Small businesses from around the community are coming together to bring free fun, free candy, free hot drinks and free scares from their haunted house. They will also have a DJ and a fire truck. Everyone in the community is invited! If there are any questions or small businesses wanting to join in on the fun, please call (307)462-5414 extension 0.

Old West Museum Wild West Trunk or Treat

The Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Old West Museum will be hosting its annual Wild West Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 30, in the Museum parking lot, 4610 Carey Avenue. To make this possible, they are looking to the community to donate candy or sponsor a trunk. Candy donations can be made anytime between 9:00am-5:00pm at the CFD Old West Museum. Their doors will open every day and they are happy to accept donations until October 29. Please contact Jean Krause, jean.krause@oldwestmuseum.org or (307)778-7202 to confirm sponsoring a trunk or for more information about the event.

Women’s Leadership Nominations

The Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for Women’s Leadership, through October 31. Please go to https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/sv/3HDNtQK. If you have any questions, please contact Amber Leyba at (307)638-3388.

Murder Mystery at Red Lion Hotel

Come to a Western thriller at the Red Lion Hotel, 204 West Fox Farm Road, on October 23 and get thrown into a night of mystery, intrigue and murder you will never forget. With a killer crowd of people waiting for murder to arrive on the scene, this night will keep everyone guessing who the next victim will be. Just be careful because you could be next! Dress your best in vintage Western wear and participate in the multiple raffles that will be held during the night’s festivities to benefit The CFD™ Old West Museum. This event will be interactive, so be prepared for a killer time! Tickets are $50 for museum members and $60 for non members, ticket prices increase October 15 to $90. Tickets are available at www.oldwestmuseum.org.

Gifts of the World Bazaar

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Women’s Ministry team presents Gifts of the World Bazaar, Saturday, October 30, from 9:00am to 3:00pm, in the Fellowship Hall, 218 East 19th Street. Join them for a fair-trade fair. Unique products from all over the world. Spread peace and justice, provide opportunity, send children to school and empower women through your purchases. Sample soups and salsas from the Women’s Bean Project as well as fairly traded coffee and tea. Be sure to bring your gift list as these products will be perfect for gift giving and these gifts will ‘give twice’. Many and diverse products will be available such as jewelry, chocolate, coffee, teas, soup, and dip mixes, bath and body products, home decor, Christmas and so much more! For information, contact Regina at (307)214-9344.

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.

Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The Laramie County Sheriff’s Office is participating in the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 23. This is a day for citizens within the county to properly dispose of expired/unused prescription medication. Collection locations for the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day are 207 East Allison Road, Laramie County Fire District 1 and 301 South Prairie Avenue, Burns, Laramie County Sheriff’s Office Sub-station.

2nd Annual Meadowlark Market

Join local crafters, food trucks and artists for a fun filled Fall day at the Blue Federal Credit Union World Headquarters, 2401 Pershing Boulevard, on Saturday, October 30, from 9:00am to 3:00pm. All proceeds go to Laramie County Food Pantries. Guests are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to be donated to local non-profits. Shop and support local!

Benefit Concert Postponed

The CFD™ Old West Museum fundraiser on Saturday, October 16, a benefit concert with Sean Curtis has been postponed. A new date is yet to be determined. Please keep your eyes open for this event early next year. They apologize for any inconvenience.

Christmas Cruise for Kids

The Salvation Army is having a Christmas Cruise for kids on October 30. Bring an unwrapped toy for a child for Christmas. Monetary donations are also being accepted. All donations will be collected during the Cruise Night. The drop off site is Central Avenue between 24th and 25th Street. All donations will be given to the Salvation Army’s “Operation Christmas”. Hosted by Classic Chevys of Cheyenne. With Halloween on the 31st, they are also hosting a trunk or treat in the parking lot! For information, call John Arciniega at (307)632-9779.

Holy Trinity Church Golden Harvest Bazaar

Holy Trinity Catholic Church is having a Golden Harvest Bazaar, November 12-13, Friday 4:00pm-7:00pm and Saturday 8:00am-3:00pm. Fabulous hand made items of wood, fabric and more, gently used unique treasures, delicious home made goodies, raffles with cash prizes, hand made quilts and more! A ham lunch served Saturday from 11:00am until its gone. Find your unique and fabulous treasures at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 1808 Hot Springs Avenue. For information, contact Kathy Page at (307)514-0794.

Co-Rec K-2 Youth Basketball Registration

Registration is now open for the City of Cheyenne Co-Rec K-2 Youth Basketball League. A recreational basketball league for kids in Kindergarten through second grade. Early registration is now open an will end November 4th with late registration running from november 5th through November 18th where a $25 late fee will be added is space is available. After November 18th all registration will be closed. The cost of the league is $60 per player. Practices start December 6th with games starting January 8th, 2022. Registration include six games, a shirt, basketball, picture, and an award. Games will be played on Saturdays and possibly Friday evenings. Registration forms and information can be found online at www.cheyennerec.org or in person at the Kiwanis Community House 4603 Lions Park Drive. Contact David Contreras at (307) 637-6425 or dcontreras@cheyennecity.org should you have any questions.

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/.

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.

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.

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.

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.