Issue for the week of May 24, 2024
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Weeks of May 24-June 9

The following articles are for the weeks of May 24-June 9. 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.

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.therapydogs.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@therapydogs.com or visit them at 1919 Morrie Avenue.

TOPS Club Weekly 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.

Camera Club Meetings

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 at 3911 East Pershing Boulevard at 9:00am. Call Judy at 307-634-0357 or go to cheyennecameraclub.org.

DAV Guthrie Beck Chapter #2 Meeting

The DAV Guthrie Beck Chapter #2 monthly meeting is scheduled for June 3. Auxiliary meets from 6:00pm-7:00pm, DAV meets from 7:00pm-8:00pm. Check the Facebook page or call 307-634-9757 Commander Sherri to find out if a meeting has been cancelled. These events are open to all veterans and their families and are free to attend.

Trader’s Office Hours

Trader’s 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 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.

Wyoming Principles of Freedoms

Wyoming Principles of Freedoms is sponsoring an introductory farmers market on Saturday, May 25, 4406 East 14th Street from 9:00am-1:00pm. Learn about clean grown, sustainable produce. If you are interested in participating please contact Lars at 401-345-4125 for details. SOTE farming will be having freshly grown and harvested that day Blue Oyster mushrooms. Hope to see you!

Albin Rescue Fundraiser

The Albin Rescue (Albin Ambulance) is having a fundraising event on May 25 at 6:00pm. They provide BLS ambulance service to northeast Laramie County as well as help neighboring services in Laramie County and western Nebraska. The event will be held at the Albin Community Center in Albin. The event will include a live auction and silent auction, as well as a dinner. The dinner will be $20 per person or you can purchase a table for 8 at $150. All proceeds will go to Albin Rescue.

TOPS Club Weekly 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.

Widows and Widowers

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.

2024 Homeschool Wyoming Convention

Joy in the Journey, Family Discipleship Conference will be May 31 and June 1 at the North Christian Church, 2015 Tranquility Road. Refresh and be encouraged as a parent in the homeschool journey. Welcome Zan and Joe Tyler from South Carolina and Aby Rinella from Idaho to encourage you in keynote presentations and breakout sessions. Douglas Pietersma will present sessions for Special Needs learners as well as Homeschooling High School. Plus many informative vendor workshops. Vendors on site for curriculum, resources and services. Nursery available and child care on site up through age 4 with preregistration online at https://homeschoolwy.org/events/2024-homeschool-wyoming-convention.

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, June 1 from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Musicians and listeners are all welcome. Call or text Jerry at 307-369-3904 for information.

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 between June 1 and August 15. Prizes are earned with reading participation by both children and adults. For information contact Jesse Dorst at 307-773-7224 or jdorst@lclsonline.org.

Pine Bluffs Community Garage Sale

The 16th Annual Pine Buffs Community Garage Sale will be held on Saturday, June 1 from 8:00am-? Sales will be held rain or shine with bargains galore at over 30 locations. Get the garage sale location map at participating businesses in Pine Bluffs.

2024 Conservative GOP Candidates Barbecue

Come and meet the Conservative GOP candidates at a free, family friendly barbecue lunch in the Lions Park Pavilion east shelter near the playground, Sunday, May 26, 2:00pm. For information contact Nichole Speigel at coliespeigel@yahoo.com.

Carpenter Antique Tractor and Truck Pull

The Carpenter Annual Antique Tractor and Truck Pull will be Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2 at 10:00am each day beginning at 861 Road 150, Carpenter, featuring 1959 and older tractors and non-diesel pickups. Participants pay a “hook fee,” spectators are free, there will be food on site and Saturday, a small craft show. Go to the Burns/Carpenter exit, south 3 miles to Road 208, east 1 mile to 150 then go north. For more information about the pull, contact Kim Kranz at 307-631-3903. Participants call Ivan at 307-630-2288 for information.

Burns Community Garage Sale

The Burns Community Garage Sale will be held on Saturday, June 1 from 8:00am-2:00pm. There will be locations throughout the town of Burns. Maps can be picked up at first garage stop.

Wyoming Free Fishing Day

Celebrate Wyoming’s five-star fisheries this year by fishing without a license for free! The Wyoming Game and Fish Department invites anglers to celebrate Free Fishing Day on June 1. For further information contact Breanna Ball, Public Information Officer, 307-777-4637 or breanna.ball1@wyo.gov.

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 twice this summer, June 3-7 and 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.

Chugwater’s Chili Cook-off and Roundup

The 38th Annual Chugwater’s Chili Cook-off and Roundup will take place June 15 at Staats Park, 321 3rd Street, Chugwater. There will be the chili cook-off, chili tasting, ninja course, bronc riding, old car show and vendors. There will be live music with Brennan Scott Greene, Sterling Drake, The Cowboy Killers as well as Kenny Feidler at the After Party Concert. For more information check out www.chugwaterchilicookoff.org.

74th EHBC Annual Alumni Dinner

The 74th EHBC, Egbert, Hillsdale, Burns, Carpenter Annual Alumni Dinner will be held at the Burns Elementary School, 604 East 4th Street, Burns, Saturday, June 8. Doors open at 3:30pm, dinner at 5:30pm. Alumni and guests are welcome. RSVP is appreciated. The dinner is always held the second Saturday in June. This year they will honor the Classes of 1974 and 2024. For information contact EHBC School Alumni Association c/o Carole Goertz, 2000 Road 142, Cheyenne WY 82009, 307-547-3423 or email cgoertz54@hotmail.com or contact EHBC School Alumni Association c/o Lee Bishop, 2087 Road 151, Burns WY 82053, 307-631-0919 or email rlbspd8@rtconnect.net.

Cheyenne Women’s Connection

True Happiness with Cheyenne Women’s Connection and “New” speaker Linda Cunningham from Littleton, Colorado talking about “Finding Joy” and Cheyenne local Rosalind Schliske’s, “Gospel According to Peanuts.” Come to this special venue on Tuesday, June 11 from 9:30am-11:30am at Red Lion Inn, 204 Fox Farm Road, $17 per person, inclusive. Call Colette Johnson at 307-214-0874 or email colettejohnson87@gmail.com for more information and to make your reservation by June 5.

Hillsdale Ladies Group Annual Yard Sale

The Hillsdale Ladies Group will hold its 20th Annual Yard Sale on Friday, June 14, 8:00am-7:00pm and Saturday, June 15, 8:00am-1:00pm at the Hillsdale United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 4325 Hills Street, in Hillsdale. Proceeds from the sale go to local community needs and scholarships for local high school graduates. For more information please contact Delene Gillespie at 307-421-5574.

Sunrise Mine Guided Tour

The Sunrise Mine Guided Tour will take place Saturday, June 22. The Paleoindian Red Ochre Mine and Historic Town of Sunrise Tours are a three hour mine and town tour that leaves from Sunrise, Wyoming, approximately 2 miles east of Hartville, at 1:00pm. Gates are open at 11:00am. Lunch on site for a fee, please no credit cards. Proceeds benefit the Sunrise Historic and Prehistoric Preservation Society (SHAPPS). Reservations are not required. Wear old shoes, they will get stained red. For information call 307-331-8810.

LC 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.

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 sponsorships opportunities.

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.

Youth Alternatives Foster Grandparent Program

Think about becoming a Foster Grandparent before summer school starts or for the fall of 2024-2025 school year. Volunteers are needed to make a difference for the students in all of Laramie, Platte, and Goshen counties. 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 the community and earn an average of $350-$500/month with a non-taxable stipend, (some qualifications apply). Individuals interested in serving may call 307-637-6480 for more information. Register now!

Dog Foster Homes Needed

Looking for a hiking buddy but don’t have time for a full time dog? Try fostering and show them what real love feels like! Black Dog Animal Rescue provides everything needed for a new foster dog, you just provide the love! Contact Black Dog Animal Rescue for more information at 307-514-4024 or bdar@bdar.org.

Spring Into Green 5K Run and Walk

The 15th Annual “Spring into Green” 5k Run and Walk is set for June 15 at Mylar Park. The race will begin at 8:00am and will follow the Dry Creek Greenway. Mylar Park is located off Seminoe Road north of Dell Range Boulevard. Participants are encouraged to bring a refillable water bottle and water will be available at the 5k turnaround and the start/finish. Dogs on leashes are welcome as are strollers. Those participants should plan to start behind the pack. The Cheyenne Greenway Foundation puts on this race every year to fulfill its mission and raise funds for amenities on the Greenway that are not typically funded by the City. For more information www.cheyennegreenwayfoundation.org/spring-into-green.html. To register for the event go to www.raceentry.com/races/cheyenne-greenway-foundations-spring-into-green/2024/re gister.