Issue for the week of January 22, 2021
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Weeks of January 22-January 31

The following articles are for the weeks of January 22-January 31. 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.

CAREs Act Charitable Funds

With the signing of the latest CAREs Act by President Trump, the Laramie County Commissioners can extend and expand use of funds from Governor Mark Gordon to assist Laramie County Charitable Organizations. Organizations can now apply for funding to make up for lost revenue relating to reduced donations, lack of normal fund-raising activities, and inability to access grants that generally are available due to COVID-19. Please use Application A, which can be found on the homepage of LaramieCounty.com. The new deadline is February 1, 2021, at 5:00pm. For further questions, please contact Sandra Newland, Laramie County Grants Manager, snewland@laramiecounty.com, (307)633-4201.

CRMC ‘Wake Up to Heart Health’ Virtual Event

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center (CRMC) will host its 12th Annual “Wake Up to Heart Health” event on Saturday, February 6, from 9:00am-10:30am. Due to COVID-19, this year’s event will be held virtually via Zoom to help ensure participant and organizer safety. Speakers will include Dr. Abdur Khan, a CRMC interventional cardiologist, and Dr. J.J. Chen, a CRMC psychiatrist. Part of this year’s focus will be on the impact that heart disease, including heart attacks, can have on mental health. The other focus of this year’s event will be on how to improve and maintain heart health. A question and answer session with a panel of CRMC cardiology and behavioral health experts will be held at the end of the event. Instructions on how to ask questions via Zoom will be included in each participant’s “conference in a box.” Conference boxes will also include dietary tips, heart-healthy recipes, tobacco cessation information, an exercise band, a water bottle, a stress ball and a healthy snack. Boxes will be available for pickup at the CRMC Foundation before the event. There is a $10 fee to register, with all proceeds going toward the purchase of an automated external defibrillator for the Cheyenne community. The AED will be purchased in partnership with the local Mended Hearts chapter. Registration is taking place online at cheyenneregional.org/wakeup or by calling (307)633-7667 or (307)633-6050. The deadline to register is Sunday, January 31st.

DKG Used Book Sale 2021 Cancelled Due to COVID

The members of Delta Kappa Gamma, Upsilon Chapter are sorry to announce that what would have been their 38th Annual Used Book Sale has been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. The organization’s co-chairs Camellia El-Antably and Rakhshi Hamid agreed, it would be impossible to manage safety measures for all of the workers and customers. Members hope to hold a sale in March of 2022. If loyal friends have saved books to donate, hold them if you possibly can. DKG will hope to be back in business then.

Message from Trader’s

As public health officials have advised, we are taking steps to minimize person-to-person contact and do our part in helping to slow the spread of COVID-19, which has proven dangerously contagious. Therefore, for your health and the health of our employees we are changing our hours to 8:00am-3:00pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. We will be open Wednesday from 8:00am-4:00pm. If you would like to place an ad outside these hours you may phone in your ad by calling (307)634-8895 and leaving your ad, contact name and phone number on our voicemail. You may also place your ad online at wyotraders.com. With this change of office hours, our new weekly deadline will be 4:00pm Wednesday. Stay healthy everyone!

Cheyenne Women Newcomers and Friends

Cheyenne Women Newcomers and Friends will meet for the No Host Lunch and Games on Monday, January 25, at 11:00am, at Applebee’s, 1401 Dell Range Boulevard. For more information, call Jean (307)634-1843. There are no other activities at this time due to COVID. More activities will start as soon as they can do so safely. They are still accepting applications for Membership, so if interested, you are invited to join, and have reduced 2021 membership to $10.

VFW 1881 Craft and Flea Market Show

Everyone is welcome to come and see the creativeness of the great vendors at the craft and flea market show at VFW 1881, 2816 East 7th Street, Saturday, February 6, from 9:00am-3:00pm. Jewelry, crochet items, candles, fleece blankets, dog items and lots of unique items. Come and support our local Veterans. Lunch will be available. Come and enjoy the fun. There will be protocols in place for COVID-19. Please call Suzie at (307)632-4053 if you have any questions.

WyoParks Early Bird Discounts

WyoParks is offering Early Bird discounts on 2021 annual permits. Wyoming’s Division of State Parks and Historic sites is offering early bird discounts on annual day-use permits through February 15. Resident day-use passes are discounted to $42 (regularly $48) and non-resident permits are available for $89 (regularly $96). There are also several changes to the reservation system and availability of reservable campsites for the 2021 season. Residents can reserve campsites 120 days in advance. 2021 Reservation Season Dates: October 1-April 30, all campsites are first-come, first-serve only (no reservations needed); May 1-September 30, reservation season. Visitors can reserve sites and buy permits online at www.wyo-park.com or permits can be purchased at any of WyoParks’ selling agent locations across the state.

God’s Cupboard Food Pantry

Volunteers and donations needed for God’s Cupboard Food Pantry at St. Christopher’s Church, 2602 Deming Boulevard. For more information, please contact Dana at (623)256-3164.

Give A Kid A Smile 2021

Delta Dental, Laramie County Community College, and the Wyoming Dental Association are providing free dental care to kids on Saturday, February 6, as part of their Give A Kid A Smile 2021 event. They will be offering free exams, cleaning, x-rays and fluoride treatments for uninsured children between the ages of 2-18 years old. Call Delta Dental at (307)632-3313 for appointments.

Drug and Alcohol Education

COVID-19 has spread across the country, affecting businesses and families nationwide. Alcoholism and substance abuse have seen a steep increase since the quarantine order took effect. It can be easy to focus on the virus itself and not realize how substance abuse issues are worsening during this pandemic. The only way to fight against this growing problem is by raising awareness. For more information, visit https://www.narcononnewliferetreat.org/blog/a-country-unraveled.html. For a free screening or referral, call 1-800-431-1754.

Wyoming State Historical Society Offering Grants

Need financial assistance to help finalize your history project? The Wyoming State Historical Society, a non-profit membership driven educational organization, offers cash grants to people involved in research activities based on various aspects of the state’s history. The grants, ranging from $100 up to $1,500 are awarded based on applications submitted to the Society’s Lola Homsher Endowment Fund Committee. The deadline is February 28, 2021 with applicants notified of the results in the spring. All applications must be submitted electronically via the Society’s website at www.wyshs.org. The committee reviews all proposals and makes awards after the selection process has been completed, usually in the spring. Preference is given to proposals that promise original research on topics related to Wyoming history. Wyoming residents are also given preference, but all applications are welcome. Applications and rules can be obtained by visiting the Society’s website www.wyshs.org and selecting “Programs” and then “Lola Homsher Research Grant Program.” If you do not have access to the web, contact the Wyoming State Historical Society at (307)322-3014 or linda@wyshs.org to receive a copy of the application.

WANTED: A Few Good Men And Women

To all Marines (FMF Corpsmen and FMF Chaplains) with an honorable discharge, the Marine Corps League needs you. Help your community, have fun with other Marines, and enjoy all the benefits of being in the Marine Corps League. Benefits for joining include: Shooting at the range, Honor Guard, travel planner with 600,000 lodging options, MCL Auxiliary, US Marine Youth Foundation, Toys for Tots, Marine Corps Ball, Marine Corps Birthday Celebration, LCCC Scholarship Fund, additional benefits available. Call (307)631-4519 for additional information.

Food Vendor Applications for Fridays on the Plaza

The City of Cheyenne’s Community Recreation and Events (CRE) Department is accepting food vendor applications for the 2021 Fridays on the Plaza summer concert series. For more information, food vendors should contact Shannon Martinez at smartinez@cheyennecity.org or call (307)638-4300. Return completed forms to the CRE office or email to smartinez@cheyennecity.org by Tuesday, March 2nd. Fridays on the Plaza, held at the Historic Depot Plaza, features musical acts, food, and entertainment in the heart of downtown Cheyenne. Upcoming musical acts and additional details for Fridays on the Plaza will be posted on their Facebook page and at www.cheyenneevents.org once information is finalized.

Pickle Ball 101

The City of Cheyenne’s Recreation Division is now accepting registration for its 2021 Adult Winter Pickleball 101 class. Registration is now through Thursday, January 28. Classes begin Tuesday, February 16 and end Thursday, March 18. Class is held every Tuesday and Thursday morning, 9:00am-11:00am, at the Youth Activity and Community Center, 1317 Parsley Boulevard. It is $50/person and the class has a maximum capacity of 10 people. Registration packets are available at the Kiwanis Community House, 4603 Lions Park Drive, from 7:30am-4:30pm, or online for download at www.CheyenneRec.org. If you have any additional questions, call Michael Edwards at (307)773-1039. Also, the City of Cheyenne Recreation Division is following state and local health department guidelines, and encourage all participants to follow them too.

Enhanced Training Effort for Peer Specialists

A collaboration between local non-profit Recover Wyoming, the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, Grace for 2 Brothers, and Gateway Foundation will result in an enhanced training effort for Peer Specialists in Wyoming. The Wyoming Peer Specialist Training prepares individuals who have personally lived-experience with mental health and/or substance use challenges, and who are now in long-term recovery from those challenges, to help others achieve long-term recovery. The Wyoming Peer Specialist Trainings will be held intermittently over the next two years. Applications for the training will be available and can be picked up at Recover Wyoming’s Recovery Center, 122 West Lincolnway, or call (307)421-7261 for more information.

CRMC Eases Visitor Restrictions

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center officials announced that the hospital’s visitor restrictions have been eased due to the stabilization of COVID-19 metrics in the community. The visitor policy will continue to be reviewed and modified as needed to ensure the safety and well-being of CRMC patients, visitors, employees and medical staff. At the West campus, the visitor/patient screening entrance is accessible from the west side of CRMC’s south parking garage. At the East campus, the visitor entrance is located just inside the main entrance on the south side of the building. CRMC’s emergency department is open for emergency care 24/7. The entrance to the emergency department is located at the corner of Warren Avenue and 23rd Street.