Issue for the week of July 12, 2024
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Weeks of July 12-28

The following articles are for the weeks of July 12-28. 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.

Here Comes Trader’s Special 2-Week Issue

Here comes Trader’s special 2-week issue for 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. All classified and display ads must be turned in by 4:00pm on Wednesday, July 17, to run in this special issue.

Quilt Wyoming 2024 Quilt Show

Wyoming State Quilt Guild (WSQG) is excited to announce that they will be hosting Quilt Wyoming 2024 Quilt Show and vendor mall at Laramie County Community College, 1400 East College Drive. The Quilt Show is no cost to the public. Hours are July 12-13, Friday 8:00am-6:00pm and Saturday 8:00am-3:00pm in the CCI Building. They would enjoy help in choosing the “Viewers Choice Awards”! This quilt show is designed for the enjoyment of all.

Albin Day

Albin Day will be celebrated Saturday, July 13, 8:00am until midnight. There will be parades, youth rodeo, games, races, food trucks, softball tournament, horseshoe tournament, cornhole tournament, evening entertainment, dance and fireworks. Everything is free to attend.

Livermore Community Hall Entertainment

The Livermore Community Hall, 2044 West County Road 74E, Livermore, Colorado, presents Dave Stamey on July 13 at 7:30pm. Purchase your tickets at www.livermorecommunityclub.org or at the door. “If you haven’t discovered him yet, its time you broadened your horizons,” Cowboy Magazine. “Perhaps the Greatest Cowboy Balladeer alive today,” Seth Hopkins, Director, Booth Western Art Museum Catersville, Georgia.

CFD Old West Museum Western Art Show and Sale

The CFD Old West Museum presents the Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Western Art Show and Sale beginning Thursday, July 18 through August 11. The Opening Reception begins at 3:00pm on July 18 with the ticket holder preview. The exhibit and Jump-the-Gun to immediately purchase artwork at a premium price will open at 6:00pm at the Museum, 4610 Carey Avenue. Tickets and art are available for viewing at cfdartshow.com.

TOPS Club Meeting

TOPS #WY 002 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets each Tuesday afternoon at 4:00pm in the basement of Faith United Methodist Church, 522 East 6th Street. Join them for fellowship and weight loss motivation. For more information, please contact Corinecb307@outlook.com or check out the national website online at www.tops.org.

CFD Old West Museum 2024 CowKid Camp

Sign up for the CFD Old West Museum second week-long, fun-filled, full-day education summer camp for kids. CowKid Camp’s next camp session is Western Art Camp August 12-16, Monday-Friday, 8:30am-3:30pm. Camp is for ages 5-12, pre-registration required. Contact Jean Krause at jean.krause@oldwestmuseum.org.

Special Screening of LANE: Life|Legend|Legacy

The CFD Old West Museum is excited to announce a special screening of LANE: Life|Legend| Legacy taking place Saturday, July 20 at the Cheyenne Civic Center, 510 West 20th Street. The screening will begin at 4:00pm. Legendary Bull Rider Lane Frost is the subject of the documentary that will focus on Frost’s faith, various challenges the young cowboy faced and most importantly, why 35 years after his death in Cheyenne, WY, he is still one of the most celebrated figures in Western culture. An exclusive red carpet reception will be hosted at the civic center’s upper mezzanine at 2:00pm and will include appearances from celebrity guests and producers of the film. Tickets on sale now and can be purchased online at www.axs.com/events/584671/lane-life-legend-legacy-tickets. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the CFD Old West Museum.

First United Methodist Church Brunch

Join the First United Methodist Church for brunch on Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Parade Days. They have “Grab n’ Go” or “Stay n’ Snack” as well as coffee from Doppio’s coffee truck. They serve all CFD Parade days which include both Saturdays, Tuesday and Thursday at 108 East 18th Street. Outdoor “Grab & Go” is served 8:00am-10:00am and inside “Stay & Snack” is served 10:00am-12:30pm. There will be breakfast burritos, biscuits n’ gravy, cinnamon rolls, their famous pie, cookies and more. Cash and cards are welcome. Enjoy live music and visit their sanctuary. Call 307-632-1410 for more information.

Laramie County DUI Victim Impact Panel

Laramie County DUI Victim Impact Panel will be held July 29. All panels are held at LCCC in the Center for Conferences, Room 130, 1400 East College Drive, start time is 6:30pm. Please arrive at 6:00pm for check in. Websites for the most up to date information are duivictimimpactpanel.org or duivip.org. The Mission of the Laramie County DUI Impact Panel is to stop drunken and drugged driving and to create awareness regarding the tragic consequences of this event. Panel members share their life stories regarding the issue of impaired driving in the hope of preventing life altering tragedies from continuing to occur. The panel is normally held on the last Monday of every other month. If you are also interested in speaking for or being a part of the Impact Panel, please call 307-214-5444 to confirm the schedule.

Cheyenne Schools’ 55th Class Reunion

If you graduated in 1969 in Cheyenne, a 55th Class Reunion of Cheyenne Central, East and St. Mary’s will be held on August 3. For more information call or text: East High, Ed Clark, 307-638-0398; Central High, Adrianne “Christopulos” Johansen, 307-421-9600 or St. Mary’s, Albert Cassidy, 307-630-2622.

Senior Center’s Age Well Conference

Laramie County Senior Center is having their 2024 Age Well Conference Tuesday, August 13 at Storey Gym, 2811 House Avenue. Registration starts at 8:30am, first break out session starts at 9:30am. The conference is free with several lunch options available for purchase. Break out sessions include: CBD for older adults, bone health, cardiovascular disease, caregiving and POLST vs DNR’s. For more information contact the Laramie County Senior Center, 307-635-2435.

Blue Grass Jam Session at the Library

There will be a Blue Grass Jam Session in the Willow Room at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, Saturday, August 3 from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Musicians and listeners are all welcome. Call or text Jerry at 307-369-3904 for information.

Girls on the Run Wyoming Camp Program

For more than 9 years, Girls on the Run Wyoming has provided life-changing after-school programming to girls ages 8-13. The organization, whose evidence-based curricula is known for being both fun and effective, is now offering Camp GOTR. Camp GOTR is open to incoming 3rd-6th grade girls and will be offered again this summer, August 5-9 at the Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Buckle Club, 1210 West 8th Avenue. For more information on how to register as a participant, please visit gotrwyoming.org.

Widows and Widowers Group

The Widows and Widowers group would like to welcome new members who are needing to move on after the loss of their life partner. Get out of the house and form new friendships at their once a week Tuesday meetings, held in the public library at 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Meeting starts at 12:30pm. Group lunch twice weekly, once after Tuesday meeting and 2:00pm lunch on Sundays. Sharing, learning, fun and laughter. Once a month meeting days are insights shared by professionals on need to know issues. Local group outings, tours and lectures. It’s a good thing to have camaraderie, socialization and friendship in life. Call Vicki at 307-631-9990 for information on the Tuesday you prefer to start.

Music Mall Madness Murder Mystery

The ARC of Laramie County presents ’80s Music Mall Madness Murder Mystery at the Historic Atlas Theatre, 211 West Lincolnway on Saturday, August 24, doors open at 5:00pm. Come dressed in your most authentic ’80s outfit and get ready to help figure out who the murderer is. Food, cash bar, auction items, paddle auction and fun will be provided. For more information contact the ARC of Laramie County at 307-632-1209.

Youth Alternatives Foster Grandparent Program

The Office of Youth Alternatives Foster Grandparent Program is looking for tutor/mentors that are 55 years and older to work with children who need extra support in a supervised classroom setting for the Fall and School Year 2024-2025. Foster Grandparents make a difference in the lives of children in our community and earn an average of $300 per month in a non-taxable stipend. Some qualifications apply. Individuals interested in serving may call 307-637-6480 for more information. Make a difference for yourself and a child today.

Annual Miniature Golf Tournament

The Friends of the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens is hosting its 2nd Annual Miniature Golf Tournament Sunday, August 25 with team check-in at 1:00pm. Proceeds will go toward enhancements at the Paul Smith Children’s Village. There is an adult division and a kids division, registration is limited to 36 teams so don’t delay! Please contact Jill@botanic.org to pre-register your team. Please call for sponsorship opportunities.

Hell on Wheels Rodeo

Season five of the Hell on Wheels Rodeo and Chuck Wagon Dinner Series kicked off June 7th and will end September 6th, inside the rodeo arena at the Laramie County Fairgrounds in Archer, 3801 Archer Parkway. This season Visit Cheyenne has partnered with KFBC-TV to stream the rodeo live on the internet and with Equus TV to stream it live on their platforms as well. Tickets for the rest of the rodeos and chuck wagon dinners are on sale now at www.hellonwheelsrodeo.com.

Adult Basketball League Registration

The Cheyenne Recreation Division registration is open for the Adult Basketball recreational league for those 16 and older. Early registration ends July 18 and late registration runs July 19 through August 1, an additional $50 late fee will be added. Players can register with a team or sign up as a free agent. Teams are guaranteed 10 games plus a single elimination tournament. The cost of the league is $575/team during early registrations. The season will start on August 26. Registration forms and information can be found online at www.cheyennerec.org or in-person at the Kiwanis Community House, 4603 Lions Park Drive. Questions can be directed to David Contreras at 307-637-6425 or dcontreras@cheyennecity.org.

Trader’s Office Hours

Office hours are 8:00am-4:00pm, Monday-Wednesday and 8:00am-3:00pm Thursday and Friday. If you would like to place an ad outside of these hours you may phone in your ad to 307-634-8895 and leave your ad, contact name and phone number on our voicemail or place your ad online at wyotraders.com. The deadline for classified advertising is 4:00pm Wednesday.

Adult Basketball League Registration

The Cheyenne Recreation Division registration is open for the Adult Basketball recreational league for those 16 and older. Early registration ends July 18 and late registration runs July 19 through August 1. Players can register with a team or sign up as a free agent. Teams are guaranteed 10 games plus a single elimination tournament. The cost of the league is $575/team during early registrations. The season will start on August 26. Registration forms and information can be found online at www.cheyennerec.org or in-person at the Kiwanis Community House, 4603 Lions Park Drive. Questions can be directed to David Contreras at 307-637-6425 or dcontreras@cheyennecity.org.

Special Screening of LANE: Life|Legend|Legacy

The CFD Old West Museum is excited to announce a special screening of LANE: Life|Legend| Legacy taking place Saturday, July 20 at the Cheyenne Civic Center, 510 West 20th Street. The screening will begin at 4:00pm. Legendary Bull Rider Lane Frost is the subject of the documentary that will focus on Frost’s faith, various challenges the young cowboy faced and most importantly, why 35 years after his death in Cheyenne, WY, he is still one of the most celebrated figures in Western culture. The film explores the profound impact Lane had on the sport of rodeo and the many lives he touched along the way. An exclusive red carpet reception will be hosted at the civic center’s upper mezzanine at 2:00pm and will include appearances from celebrity guests and producers of the film. The event will feature gourmet hors d’ oeuvres and complimentary cocktails. A limited number of tickets remain available for the red carpet reception and include premier seating. Contact the museum for availability and pricing. Individual seat tickets are on sale $25-$75 and pricing varies depending upon seat location. Tickets on sale now and can be purchased online at www.axs.com/events/584671/lane-life-legend-legacy-tickets. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the CFD Old West Museum. The Museum will feature a special exhibit honoring Frost in addition to the full-size bronze on display year-round.

Permanent “Vietnam Wall” in Cheyenne

“Veterans Remembrance Memorial” is accepting donations and sponsorships to place a permanent Vietnam Wall here in Cheyenne, WY. The total cost of The Wall is $175,000 plus $25,000 for the trailer, which also serves as an education center for our POW-MIA and Veterans. This Vietnam Wall is an 80% replica of the wall in Washington DC. The wall is 365 feet long and 8 feet high, and will have lights and flags, along with benches. It will be a special place to hold ceremonies and honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country and freedom, and help those that have brothers, sisters or family members whose names are on it. If you would like to become a sponsor: your company or name will be on the permanent sponsor plaque and a personal sponsor plaque for you or your company. Sponsorship donation amounts are Sergeant $1,000, Captain $2,500, Colonel $5,000, and General $10,000 or more. This will also help in bringing visitors to our great city. To donate or for more information, call 443-784-8575.

CFD Old West Museum Hall of Fame Class of 2024

After weeks of nominations, voting and deliberation, the Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Old West Museum is proud to announce the Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Hall of Fame Class of 2024. Darrell Diefenbach, Rick Eccli, Orval Epler, Rocky Garnett, Mary Hartman, Tad Herz, Dick Truitt, The Tuck Family, Chancey Williams. The 2024 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will occur on Friday, September 6 at the Cheyenne Frontiers Days™ Headquarters, 1230 West 8th Avenue. More information on the Induction Ceremony will be available closer to the event. For information contact Curtis Olson, Registrar, 307-778-7236.

My Front Door: Model Home Open for Tours

Just ahead of the 2024 program start, My Front Door has opened the doors to the community and those thinking of applying for the program. My Front Door’s mission is to help low and moderate income working families who want to better their lives and the lives of their children by becoming first-time, self-sustaining homeowners. Clients receive financial literacy instruction in a group setting where materials, meals, and childcare are provided. This is followed by one-on-one counseling as participants work to repair credit, resolve debt, and create a plan to put them in a home. The organization provides home maintenance grants for clients after they buy a home to maintain or improve its value. They are guided every step of the way to homeownership and for five years after purchase. 2024 Albany County classes are limited to 10 families and are filling fast. Interested families should contact the office for a tour and to get an application. To learn more about My Front Door or to apply, visit www.myfrontdoor.org or contact Amy Phillips at 307-514-5831 or amy@myfrontdoor.org.

Youth Alternatives Special Friends Program

The Office of Youth Alternatives Special Friends Program is looking for adult mentors that are 18 years and older to act as positive role models to youth in a one-to-one mentoring relationship, qualifications do apply. For additional questions and information, individuals interested in serving may call 307-637-6480.

Wyoming Coalition for the Homeless

The Wyoming Coalition for the Homeless is in need of blankets, comforters, sheets and neck ties. These items are used to make sleeping bags for the homeless population of Cheyenne. Deliver clean items to the Wyoming Coalition for the Homeless, 907 Campbell Avenue, 307-634-8499.

Looking for a Few Good Dogs

Do you have a dog that seeks attention, has good basic obedience skills and has no aggression issues? Then consider doing therapy work in the community with your dog. Please go to www.ther apydogs.com, the website for Alliance of Therapy Dogs. Click on join and How to Become a Member. Follow the steps to become a member. When registered through ATD, coverage is available through their insurance while visiting the various medical facilities around town. They also have visits to the Laramie County Library for reading with the kids and other visits that are not medically oriented. Contact the local tester/observers to go through the registration process. Contact the local office at 307-432-0272 with questions or email office@thera pydogs.com or visit them at 1919 Morrie Avenue.

2024 Summer Reading Challenge

The Laramie County Library System’s Summer Reading Challenge theme is “Adventure Begins at Your Library.” This year, the library is challenging adult and youth participants to read for 25 days through August 15. Prizes are earned with reading participation by both children and adults. For more information please contact Jesse Dorst at 307-773-7224 or jdorst@lclsonline.org.

TOPS Club Meeting

TOPS Chapter 117 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets each Thursday at the VFW Post 1881, 2816 East 7th Street, Nationway Frontage Road. Weigh-ins are from 8:00am-8:45am and meetings are from 9:00am-10:00am. TOPS provides tools, information and support to be successful in losing weight. The program focuses on health as well as weight loss. For more information contact Secretary Joanne at 307-630-7396 leave message.

Youth Tackle Football Registration

The Cheyenne Recreation Division registration is open for the Youth Tackle Football recreational league for youth in Grades 3-6. Early registration ended Thursday, June 13 and late registration is running now through July 27, a $25 late fee will be added if space is available. The league costs $145/player ($125 equipment deposit). Teams will play 6 games plus playoffs with the season starting August 17. Registration forms and information can be found online at www.cheyennerec.org or in-person at the Kiwanis Community House, 4603 Lions Park Drive. Questions can be directed to David Contreras at 307-637-6425 or online at dcontreras@chey ennecity.org.