Issue for the week of July 23 - August 5, 2021
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Weeks of July 23-August 8

The following articles are for the weeks of July 23-August 8. 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 Special Two-Week Issue

You are reading Trader’s special two-week issue for Cheyenne Frontier Days™! The issue runs from Friday, July 23 through Thursday, August 5. Our office will be closed Monday-Friday, July 26-30 and will reopen Monday, August 2, at 8:00am. Deadline for the August 6 issue will be Wednesday, August 4, at 4pm. All classified and display ads must be turned in by 4pm on Wednesday, August 4. Have a fun and safe Frontier Days™!

Old West Museum Western Art Show and Sale

The 41st Annual Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Invitational Western Art Show and Sale will take place from now until to August 15. The Western Art Show features the nation’s top Western artists who bring to life the celebration, the heritage and the outlook of the American West. This year they are thrilled to be back in person to bring an art show experience that is as big and grand as the 125th Cheyenne Frontier Days™. If you missed the Opening Reception, there will still be a chance to view and/or purchase art when the Western Art Show is released for public viewing this Friday, July 23 and will remain open until August 15. Admission for the show on July 23 through August 15 is included with museum admission. Contact Amanda Byzewski, Art Shows and Events Coordinator, (307)778-7289.

Programs and Facilities Office Will Close Early

Due to anticipated high traffic volume in the area for the first night of Cheyenne Frontier Days™, the Programs and Facilities office in the Kiwanis Community House, 4603 Lions Park Drive, will close at 1:00pm, on Friday, July 23. Questions may be directed to the Programs and Facilities Division at (307)637-6423 or email rectracadmins@cheyennecity.org.

Registration for Adult Basketball League

Registration is open for the City of Cheyenne Adult Basketball League. The Adult Basketball League is a recreational league for all ages 16+ to stay active and have fun. The city will offer divisions for all skill levels. Play with a team or sign up as a free agent. Teams are guaranteed ten games, plus a single elimination tournament. Late registration is running from July 23 to August 5 where a $50 late fee has been added. The cost of the league is $520 per team. The season will run from September 13 to December 16. 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.

Youth Alternatives Seeking Youth Mentors

The Special Friends Program at The Office of Youth Alternatives is seeking adult members, 18 and older, to join its youth mentoring program to help guide and influence a young person in need of a positive role model in the Cheyenne community. Special Friends mentors are engaged as positive role models for youth between the ages of 6-16 who need help and guidance in navigating life’s challenges. Interested individuals should possess a sincere desire to be involved in the life of a young person, active listening skills, empathy and the ability to see solutions and opportunities. The program currently has a need for male mentors for boys ranging in age from 8-13 years old. The program offers the flexibility to volunteer at times convenient to the mentor’s schedule. Training is provided to prepare mentors for their role. To learn about making the difference in the life of a youth and the application process, please call or email Jan Spires, volunteer coordinator, at (307)637-6251, jspires@cheyennecity.org.

Free Steel Pan Band Performance

There will be a free Steel Pan Band Performance, hot dogs, prayer and fellowship presented by Calvary Chapel South Cheyenne on Saturday, July 24, at Romero Park, located at 1317 Parsley Boulevard, at 12:30pm.

Cowgirls of the West Annual Brunch and Show

Join the Cowgirls of the West at Little America Grand Ballroom, 2800 West Lincolnway, July 26, at 9:00am-1:00pm, for their annual brunch and style show. Cost per person is $50. There will be fabulous jewelry from Trader Barbs, a silent auction with raffle and a great fashion show presented by Dillard’s Department Store. State Rodeo Queens with our own Miss Frontier and her Lady in Waiting will be present for pictures and autographs. Please RSVP to Chris at (307)631-0123.

Cheyenne Transit Program Closure

The Cheyenne Transit Program Office will be closed Wednesday, July 28, to give our employees an opportunity to enjoy Cheyenne Day with our community. No buses will run.

Cheyenne Newcomers and Friends Will Meet

The Cheyenne Newcomers and Friends will meet for a No Host Lunch and Games on Monday, July 26, at 11:00am, at Applebees, located at 1401 Dell Range Boulevard. For more information, please call Marianne at (307)631-3622.

Cheyenne Navy Week Comes to Town

July 26 through August 1 will be Cheyenne Navy Week in the Capital City. The week-long series features a variety of Navy outreach assets, events, equipment and personnel throughout the community with local leaders and organizations. The Navy Week program is the Navy’s primary outreach effort into areas of the country that do not have a significant Navy presence. Since 2005, there have been more than 250 Navy Weeks held in more than 90 different US cities. To learn more and for any information about how you or your organization can be a part of Cheyenne Navy Week, contact Lt. Ian McConnaughey at (760)932-0866 or ian.mcconnaughey@navy.mil.

X-JWC Monthly Meeting

The X-JWC is looking for fun people who want to support their community while making friends and volunteering. The X-Junior Women’s Club (X-JWC), a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, meets monthly on the first Tuesday of every month at the Red Lion Hotel, 204 West Fox Farm Road, 11:30am-2:00pm. X-JWC is dedicated to community improvement through volunteer service. If you are interested in finding out more and/or attending a monthly meeting, please contact Kathleen at (307)421-4496 or Bev at (307)634-4483.

Truck and Tractor Pull

The Laramie County Fair is hosting The Heartland Pulling Series Truck and Tractor Pull. Bring the family and enjoy a high energy, loud and power-driven fun night. There will be super field tractors, limited pro stock trucks, modified tractors and more on Saturday, August 7, at Motorsports Park, 3801 Archer Parkway, gates open at 4:30pm with the event kicking off at 5:00pm. Tickets are $10-$15 and can be purchased on their website at https://www.simpletix.com/e/laramie-county-fair-truck-tractor-pull-tic-tickets-70919.

Community Emergency Response Team Training

The Laramie County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is introducing a new hybrid CERT Basic Course for anyone interested in learning about preparedness and/or becoming a CERT volunteer. All of the training is free! The lecture portions of the course can be completed at your own pace on the University of Utah’s website. They will be conducting the hands-on training for the CERT Basic Course August 14 and 21. All lecture and hands-on material must be completed in order to participate in the final exam and exercise. Proof of completion for both must also be provided to the Cheyenne/Laramie County Emergency Management Agency by emailing your Certificate of Completions to bharris@laramiecounty.com.

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. 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.

Men and Women Volleyball Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the City of Cheyenne men’s and women’s fall Volleyball Leagues. The league will be separated into men’s and women’s leagues, then into different divisions for all skill levels. Games will be played at the Eastridge Facility at 1780 East Pershing Boulevard. Early Registration is open now and will close on August 12, with late registration running August 13-26 where a $50 late fee will be added. After August 26 all registrations will be closed. The cost of the league is $420 per team. The season will span 12 weeks, with ten games guaranteed plus a single elimination tournament seeded based on regular season standings. The season will start Monday, September 13, playing Monday-Friday. Registration forms and information can be found online at www.cheyennerec.org or in person at the Kiwanis Community House, 4603 Lions Park Drive. Please contact David Mullen at (307)773-1039 or email dmullen@cheyennecity.org if you have any questions or need more information.

WYCO Volunteer Fire Department Fundraiser

The WYCO Volunteer Fire Department Associates Fundraiser Committee announces their 17th Annual Fundraiser, Saturday, August 14, 11:30am-3:00pm, at the WYCO Station, 3987 State Hwy 230, west of Laramie at mile post 40. Door prizes, food, raffles, silent and live auctions. To make a donation, please mail to WYCO Associates, Inc., 3987 State Highway 230, Laramie, Wyoming 82070. For more questions, please call Teri Schwindt at (307)703-0169 or James Reinhart at (307)760-3800.

Cheyenne Animal Shelter 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 is one more camp this year, it is All Creatures Great and Small, August 9-13. Cost to register is $175 and includes daily snacks. To register or learn more, log onto www.cheyenneanimalshelter.org.

Grace Methodist Church Parking Lot Yard Sale

The Grace United Methodist Church, 2950 Spruce Drive, is holding a Parking Lot Yard Sale, Saturday, August 14, from 8:00am-1:00pm, with set up at 7:00am. Reserve a space for $25 or two spaces for $40. Deadline to reserve your space is Thursday, August 5. If you have questions, call Pam Pallak at (307)637-5193 or the Church Office at (307)634-7472.

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet

The Southeast Wyoming Chapter #100 Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will host a banquet on August 27. Doors open at 5:00pm. Please contact Linda Camp at (307)638-4681 for more information or for tickets.