Issue for the week of May 20, 2022
Our Community

Weeks of May 20-June 5

The following articles are for the weeks of May 20-June 5. 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.

Arts Uncork’d

The CFD™ Old West Museum, 4610 Carey Avenue, is pleased to announce Art Uncork’d for Watercolorist, Joy Keown, on Thursday, June 2, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, in the Carriage Hall. Join them for an evening of instructed painting, hors d’oeuvres and libations. Tickets are limited and selling fast, don’t miss your chance to learn from Joy Keown, an esteemed artist in our region. Members are $40 per person and non-members are $50. To purchase tickets please visit https://cfdoldwestmuseum.org/products/art-uncorkd-with-joy-keown.

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. You may also place your ad online at wyotraders.com. The deadline for classified advertising is 4:00pm Wednesday.

Free Community Hot Dog Feed

Join CrossPoint Fellowship on Saturday, May 21, from 12:00pm-3:00pm, for a free community hot dog feed. They are located at 3501 Forest Drive. No catch, just bring your appetite, kids and fur kids.

FHC Youth Yard Sale

The FHC Youth Yard Sale is this Saturday, May 21, at Family Harvest Church, 320 West 23rd Street, across from the Library and Taco Johns, next to Epic Egg, starting 7:00am to 1:30pm. All earnings go towards youth camp or mission trips.

Wyoming Principles of Freedoms

Wyoming Principles of Freedoms, WYPOFS, will meet on Monday, May 23, 6:00pm-8:00pm, at Salt Life Christian Fellowship, 4406 East 14th Street. WYPOFS is excited to announce a renowned speaker and Army Veteran Lieutenant Colonel Darin Gaub. Lt. Col. Gaub is Co-founder/Executive Director with Restore Liberty, a nationwide grassroots organization focused on states’ rights under the 10th Amendment. Lt. Col. Gaub was a Blackhawk helicopter pilot, battalion commander and international military strategist with 28 years of military service. Child care will be provided for this event but will be limited to a first come/first serve basis. Questions can be directed to WYPOFS.com.

Cheyenne Big Day Bird Count Needs Bird Watchers

Members of the Cheyenne Audubon invite the public to take part in the annual Cheyenne Big Day Bird Count on May 21. Novice birdwatchers are welcome. The count begins at 6:30am at Lions Park, in the parking lot south of the Children’s Village, with a walk around the lake. The group will then bird the Wyoming Hereford Ranch and the High Plains Grasslands Research Station, finishing around 3:00pm. Bring water, snacks, lunch, binoculars and dress for the weather. Participants joining after 6:30am may call Mark at 307-287-4953 for a location update and for information about the tally party potluck on May 22.

Greater Cheyenne Spring Greenway Cleanup

Spring is here, and the City of Cheyenne appreciates the community’s continued support of the Greater Cheyenne Greenway. The Greater Cheyenne Greenway Spring Clean-up is scheduled through May 22. Boots, sturdy shoes, long pants and gloves are appropriate wardrobe for clean-up efforts. The Cheyenne Greenway Staff can provide trash bags and light weight gloves upon request. If you would like to “Adopt a Spot”, if anything has changed with your contact information or if you are unable to continue with the program, contact Jeanie Vetter, Greenway and Parks Planner, at 307-638-4379 or email, jvetter@cheyennecity.org. Contact Cheyenne Greenway staff when your segment is complete and their crews will pick up the filled bags from the side of the Greenway path.

CHPB To Present LeClerq Jones Award

The Cheyenne Historic Preservation Board will present its annual LeClerq Jones award to the owners of the Babbit/Baxter Home to recognize their efforts to preserve this historic Cheyenne structure. They will have an open house that takes place on Tuesday, May 24, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, at 719 East 17th Street.

Gardening for Success

UW Extension Horticulturists will be offering a Gardening for Success class on gardening in Wyoming at Laramie County Community College, 1400 East College Drive, on Saturday, May 21. We live in a high altitude, dry and windy location, creating challenges for growing anything from trees to vegetable gardens. In this boot camp gardening class, they will cover how to grow successfully in Laramie County. They will cover vegetable gardens, trees, shrubs, soils and soil amendments, irrigation basics and why we are not a zone 5. For more information, go online to https://lccc.coursestorm.com or contact Catherine Wissner at cwissner@uwyo.ed.

Laramie County DUI Victim Impact Panels

The Laramie County DUI Victim Impact Panel will be held May 23. The panel is 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. Websites for the most up to date information: duivictimimpactpanel.org or duivip.org. Additionally you can contact them with questions or concerns at 307-214-5444 or duivip@live.com. The DUI Board Members would like to emphasize how strongly they believe the in-person panels to have a more profound effect on individuals than a video could ever provide. They are able to clearly see the difference of that impact when monitoring reactions to their speakers live versus when they need to share a pre-recorded video from those same speakers. Please feel free to join them for one of their online panels at no cost!

Love History? Enjoy Meeting People?

The Wyoming State Museum Volunteers have supported the State Museum since 1974, making an impact on visitors around the world by staffing the welcome desk. There are currently a limited number of openings for new volunteers to staff the Welcome Desk and assist curators with public programs like Family Days. Applications may be picked up from and returned to the front desk at the Museum at 2301 Central Avenue. Once you apply, their volunteer coordinator will contact you to schedule an orientation interview. If you have any questions, please contact evan.green@wyo.gov or call 307-287-0352.

Volunteers Needed

The Cheyenne Therapeutic Equestrian Center is in need of volunteers for the riding season. All positions available and prior horse experience is not necessary. The only requirement is friendly smiles and a great attitude. If you are interested in working with horses, people with special needs and veterans then this is the opportunity for you! Call the office at 307-432-2585.

Homeschool Park Days

Homeschool Park Days will take place Wednesdays from 9:00am-11:00am, at Pointe Park on the west end, 930 Gardenia Drive, throughout the summer. Come connect with other homeschool families here in Cheyenne. For all ages through High School homeschooling, virtual or those considering. For information call Lesa Statham at 307-630-2777.

US Flags Placed for Veterans

US flags will be placed on veteran’s graves at the 5 cemeteries in town. The American Legion Post 6 will place them on May 28, Saturday, starting at 9:00am. The flags will be removed on June 4, Saturday, again at 9:00am. The flags will be taken back to Post 6 where they will be cleaned, repaired, bundled and stored for Veterans Day. The entire Cheyenne community is invited to help. For more information, contact Russell L. Telander at 307-638-2526. Thank you.

Blue Grass Jam

There will be a Bluegrass Jam on Saturday, June 4, starting at 1:00pm to 3:00pm, in the Sunflower Room 3rd floor at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Open to the public.

Calling All Vendors

Superday is fast approaching! Make sure to secure your vendor booth before the deadline on Tuesday, May 31. Please visit www.Cheyennerec.org/superday for more information and for vendor registration forms. Superday is scheduled for Saturday, June 25, 10:00am-4:00pm, in South Lions Park. The Super Day schedule and additional details will be posted on the CheyenneRec Facebook page and at www.cheyennerec.org when finalized.

Sunrise Mine, Wyoming Guided Tour

Sunrise Mine, Wyoming Guided Tour is on Saturday, June 25. Paleoindian Red Ochre Mine and historic Town of Sunrise tours! Three-hour mine and town tour leaves at 1:00pm. $20 for ages 19 and over, under 18 free! Gates are open at 11:30am. No-host lunch is on site. Please no credit cards. Proceeds benefit The Sunrise Historic and Prehistoric Preservation Society (SHAPPS). Reservations are not required. Call George Zeimens for more information at 307-575-2010.

The Walk To End Alzheimer’s

The local Alzheimer’s Association is looking for volunteers to help with the annual fundraising and awareness event, “The Walk To End Alzheimer’s,” tentatively scheduled for September 24 at Holliday Park, 19th and Morrie Avenue. Please help them stand with those families confronting this challenging disease and commit ourselves to improving treatment and finding a cure! This is a great opportunity for businesses or organizations to bring awareness to dementia and Alzheimer’s while also raising necessary funds. If you would like to know more, email Kelly Wright at kewright@alz.org.

Carpenter Antique Tractor and Pickup Pull

The Carpenter Antique Tractor and Pickup Pull is on June 4 and 5, starting at 10:00am on both days. No charge for spectators, bring a lawn chair and enjoy the fun. Food on site. 861 Carpenter Road 150, Carpenter, Wyoming, I80 to Burns and Carpenter exit, turn right, and watch for the signs. Anyone can participate with a 1959 or older tractor or non-diesel pickups. Call 307-630-2288 for more information. There is a hook fee for pullers.

WSGA 150th Anniversary Celebration/Convention

Join the Wyoming Stock Growers Association June 8-11 as they celebrate their 150th anniversary serving the livestock businesses and families of Wyoming at Little America in Cheyenne, Wyoming, 2800 West Lincolnway. Learn more and register at WYSGA.org. Convention events include: WSGA Invitational Rodeo at Archer on June 9 and the Downtown Cheyenne Parade and Governor’s Proclamation signing on June 11.

Seed Library of Laramie County is Open for 2022

The Seed Library of Laramie County is open and ready to grow! Community members are invited to check out up to 12 packets of seed from the Seed Library, located at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, and take them home to begin planting their own gardens. There are over 170 varieties of flowers, herbs and vegetables, and every seed has been carefully chosen for its ability to thrive in Wyoming’s climate. The service and seeds are free to Laramie County Residents and do not require a Library card for use. To check out seeds from the Seed Library, community members may review the 2022 catalog and fill out an online form at https://lclsonline.org/seed-library-order-form, or they may visit the 3rd floor Ask Here desk at the Library. Online orders can be picked up from the 3rd floor Ask Here desk or by using the Library’s curbside pick-up service. Individuals may order 1-2 packets of each seed variety for a maximum of 12 total packets of seeds. Orders not picked up within 10 days of placement will be returned to the Seed Library. For more information please contact Kasey Mossey at 307-773-7225 or mkossey@lclsonline.org. For general library information please call 307-634-3561 or visit https://lclsonline.org.

Our Community Article Deadlines

Does your not-for-profit organization or club have an event coming up that you would like publicized? Submit a paragraph with who, what, when, where and contact information and we’ll put it in Trader’s “Our Community” section at no charge on a space available basis. The deadline is Tuesday at noon. For more information, call 307-634-8895.

Alliance of Therapy Dog Testing

Alliance of Therapy Dogs is in need of more teams in the Cheyenne area to serve the community’s needs. If interested in finding out whether or not your dog could become a therapy dog, go to the website at www.therapydogs.com, click on Join, Become a Member and follow the steps on that page or contact the office at 307-432-0272 or stop by and pick up paperwork at 1919 Morrie Avenue.

Ladies 55+ Are You New to Cheyenne?

Or are you just tired of being cooped up due to COVID or other restrictions? Do you think you might be interested in joining a group of women who meet for lunch twice a month at various restaurants in the Cheyenne area? Or occasionally take a day-trip to an agreed-upon interesting/fun destination, for strictly social purposes? If so, please feel free to call one of the ladies listed below, for more information. Eileen at 307-287-1881 or Dorothy at 307-635-6132.

Wyoming State Historical Society Awards

The Wyoming State Historical Society and its federation of statewide chapters seeks nominations of students and teachers who have done outstanding work in preserving and interpreting Wyoming history during the last year. With a deadline of June 30, now is the time for county chapters, individuals and Society members to submit nominations. For specific information categories that honor students and/or educators, please review the Awards Manual at www.wyshs.org or email linda@wyshs.org to receive an electronic copy.