Issue for the week of September 22, 2023
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Weeks of September 22-October 1

The following articles are for the weeks of September 22-October 1. 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 to 307-634-8895 and leave your ad, contact name and phone number on our voicemail or place your ad online at The deadline for classified advertising is 4:00pm Wednesday.

Free Car Seat Inspection Event

Come join Safe Kids of Laramie County at their annual car seat event, September 23, from 10:00am-1:00pm, at Town and Country Parking Lot, 516 South Greeley Highway. Free inspections and ask any car seat questions.

Friends of South Pass: 2023 Summer Events

The Friends of South Pass are a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of South Pass City State Historic Site. Run the Red: A Race for Open Space will close out the season on September 23, with a half marathon, 50k and 100k race to help raise awareness of the Red Desert. Check out for information.

Annual Recycled Treasures Sale!

The United Women of Faith of the First United Methodist Church will hold their annual “Recycled Treasures Sale” on Saturday, September 23, from 8:00am-2:00pm, at Allison Hall, 18th and Warren Avenue. Huge church-wide sale! Furniture, toys, games, puzzles, baby items, books, household, dishes, crafts, sporting goods, tools, holiday, collectibles and more! Sales benefit UWIF local and global missions. For more information, call 307-632-1410

Ice and Events Center Winter Sports Programs

The Cheyenne Ice and Events Center is offering three fantastic programs for the fall and winter months (October-March). This year they offer Learn to Play Hockey, Learn to Skate and the Adult Hockey League. Be sure to register before the deadlines! Registration for the first session of Learn to Skate will end on September 25 and Adult league ends September 24. Registration for Learn to Play will be accepted up to the starting date and after the season begins on a limited basis. If you have any questions about any programs, please contact Bailey Miller at or 307-637-6319 or contact Jeffery Gillotti at 307-637-6317 or via email at

Guns N Hoses Blood Drive

Don’t miss this year’s biggest blood drive. Pledge your life-saving blood donation to the Police Department or to the Fire Department. Be a part of this two day blood drive Tuesday, September 26, 10:30am-2:30pm and Wednesday, September 27, 1:30pm-5:30pm. Please schedule your blood donation today. Visit enter blood drive code: cheygunshoses. For more information or to schedule a donation, call 877-258-4825 or visit

Laramie County Master Gardener’s Fall Bulb Sale

The 2023 Laramie County Master Gardener’s Fall Bulb Sale goes through September 29. For bulbs that come back bigger and better every year, check out this sale. Go to for more information and order forms, or call Kathy Shreve 307-514-0268 or email at Fall is the perfect time to plant bulbs for a beautiful spring garden!


TOPS 0117 (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 email Pam, the leader, at

Cheyenne Women Newcomers and Friends

Cheyenne Women Newcomers and Friends will meet for pinochle on September 26 at 12:00pm at Perkins, 1730 Dell Range Boulevard. If interested, please call Edith 307-638-0306. Other activities are bunko, canasta, crafts, Dutch lunch, games and mahjong.

Haunted House Volunteers Needed!

Are you ready to get your scare on? The Knights of Pythias’ annual “Nightmare on 17th Street” Haunted House is in need of volunteers, age 16 or older, to work any or all of the shows, which run 7:00pm-11:00pm every weekend in October through Halloween. If this sounds like a howling good time, please attend the Haunted House Volunteers Orientation on Saturday, September 23 at 2:00pm at the Knights of Pythias Lodge, 312½ West 17th Street. Volunteer forms can be picked up and turned in at Collectors Hub at 312 West 17th Street. Call 307-214-0322 for more information. Help them turn those frowns inside out!

Prairie Garden Club Meeting

Prairie Garden Club will meet at Laramie Count Library, Cottonwood Room, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. The speaker is University of Wyoming’s Jeff Edwards with a presentation on “Using geodesic domes, high tunnels and hoop houses.” Meeting is Thursday, September 28 from 6:30pm-9:00pm. For more information, 307-221-1686.

Dreams and Visions of the End Times

Come join Cross-T Cowboy Ministries on Wednesday night, September 27 at 6:30pm at the Cross-T Cowboy Church located at 9141 Yellowstone, in the old Sheriffs’ Posse Building, up from the Saddle Tramps Arena. Acts 2:17 states that it shall come to pass in the last days, God will pour out His Spirit... and young men shall see visions and old men shall dream dreams. Watch a video and then have a discussion of DREAMS and VISIONS in these END TIMES. If you haven’t already, the time is NOW to get right with the Lord. Pastor Dustin Ruppert or email

12th Africa MAAFA Education Conference

The conference will be held at LCCC, Union Pacific Rooms, 1400 East College Drive, Saturday, October 14 from 8:30am-11:50am. The event is free, including refreshments. A vendor sale of prominent Black Studies books will be available to purchase. For more information or special ADA arrangements, contact Jill Zarend at 307-635-7094, Sankofa African Heritage Awareness, Inc., a 501 c 3 education nonprofit presents the 12th Africa MAAFA Education Conference: America’s Apathy to African American Post Traumatic Enslavement and Jim Crow Disorders. Dr. Edith Cook, Saratoga, WY, journalist, lecturer, and educator will speak; as will Dr. Mohamed Salih, an African Studies guru; Jaquale Brook-Richardson, B.A., Program Integrity Supervisor, Douglas County, Colorado and Dr. James W. Peebles.

Vendors Wanted for Fall Craft Show

Looking for vendors for the Fall Craft Show in Burns sponsored by Western Frontier Traders on November 11. If interested contact Toni Shiery at 307-630-5557 or email at

Cheyenne Camera Club Meeting

The Cheyenne Camera Club meets the first and third Thursdays each month from September through May at 6:00pm at the Highlands Presbyterian Church at 2390 Pattison Avenue. The public is welcome to attend. Coffee break meetings are held the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month in the Dazbog Coffee on Pershing Boulevard at 9:00am. Please call Judy at 307-634-0357 or go to

Laramie County DUI Victim Impact Panel

Laramie County DUI Victim Impact Panel will be held September 25. All panels are held at LCCC in the Center for Conferences, room 130, 1400 East College Drive, start time is 6:30pm and cost is $40 cash at the door for those required to attend. Websites for the most up to date information are or 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 and is open to the public. 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.

“Nightmare on 17th Street” Haunted House

Are you ready to get your scare on? The Knights of Pythias annual “Nightmare on 17th Street” Haunted House located at Knight of Pythias Lodge, 312½ West 17th Street, will run from 7:00pm-11:00pm, September 29 and 30, October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 and Halloween the 31st. Tickets are $17 at the door, military discount with military ID. September 29 and 30th only $10 if you come in costume. Back by popular demand, Tuesday, October 31 will be Blackout Night. Groups will be given glow sticks to navigate their way through the dark. Please, no one under 8 years of age, pregnant ladies, or anyone with heart problems for your safety! Call Brian at 307-214-0322 for more information. Let them turn those frowns inside out!

Registration for Toys for Tots

Registration will be held beginning Wednesday, October 4th and every Wednesday in October at VFW 1881, 2816 East 7th Street, just off Nationway, lower ballroom, from noon-6:00pm. Families will need to bring the following documentation: DFS Printout (even if you don’t receive assistance), Proof of Household Income (current paystubs, child support, SSI, Social Security, etc.), Proof of residency for Laramie County (current utility bill, rent receipt, etc.), State Issued ID, Driver’s License or Military ID, Children’s Social Security Cards or Birth Certificates (all children ages birth to 16), Legal Guardianship Paperwork if applicable. Families must register in October, date and time for toy shopping will be on a First Come Basis. So register early! For further information contact Wendi Henderson, Laramie County Toys for Tots Coordinator at 678-215-7584.

Youth Alternatives Foster Grandparent Program

School Year 2023-2024 began in mid August and volunteers are needed to make a difference for the students. The Office of Youth Alternatives Foster Grandparent Program is looking for tutor/mentors that are 55 years and older to work with children in a classroom setting that need extra support. Foster Grandparents make a difference in the lives of children in our community and earn an average of $350-$500 per month in a non-taxable stipend. Some qualifications apply. Individuals interested in serving may call 307-637-6480 for more information.