Issue for the week of July 22, 2016
Our Community

Weeks of July 22-August 4

The following articles are for the weeks of July 22-August 4, 2016. If you would like to be a part of this section, stop by Traders Shoppers Guide at 2021 Warren Avenue, E-mail: 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 Frontier Days! The issue runs from Friday, July 22 through Thursday, August 4. Our office will be closed from Monday, July 25 through Friday, July 29 and will reopen on Monday, August 1 at 8:00am. Deadline for the next issue, Friday, August 5, will be Wednesday, August 3, at 5:30pm.

Our Community Deadlines

Does your not-for-profit club or organization 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.

Combat Veteran Bible Studies

This group is a faith-based and practical step-by-step program to help combat Veterans reconnect with hope. Featuring “The Combat Trauma Healing Manual,” the group offers spiritual solutions for those struggling with PTSD. Please call (307)778-7377 to learn more or to register for this program.

Salvation Army in Need of Volunteers

The Salvation Army is in need of volunteers for their kitchen to help with their feeding program Mondays through Fridays. They also need help ringing cowbells from Friday, July 22 through Saturday, July 30, during Cheyenne Frontier Days™ at various locations. For more information or to volunteer, please call Julio at (307)634-2769 or stop by 601 East 20th Street.

Volunteer Ushers Needed For CFD™

Youth and adults 12 years and older are needed to usher for the daytime rodeos for Cheyenne Frontier Days™, training is available Monday, July 18, and Tuesday, July 19. Call Shawna at (307)421-6005 or E-mail for more information or to register.

Volunteers Needed for LCCC Air Show

Volunteers are now needed for the USAF Thunderbirds Air Show at Laramie County Community College, 1400 East College Drive, on Monday, July 25, from 11:30am-4:30pm, and Wednesday, July 27, from 6:00am-1:00pm. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and be present during needed times. Those interested should contact Kim Adams at (307)778-1382 or

Annual Cemetery Walk

The Cheyenne Genealogy and Historical Society will present its annual cemetery walk highlighting famous characters from frontier history on Friday, July 29, at Lakeview Cemetery, 2501 Seymour Avenue, from 9:15am-11:30am. The cost is $5 per person and children ten and under are free. Proceeds will benefit the Laramie County Library. Participants should wear comfortable shoes, bring sun screen and plenty of water. For information, call Sharon at (307)632-6676.

Pine Bluffs Alumni Banquet

Pine Bluffs High School Alumni Banquet will be held on Saturday, August 6, 5:30pm, at the Pine Bluffs Community Center, 708 Lawson Street, Pine Bluffs. The cost is $22 pre-paid and $25 RSVP at the door. Pre-paid reservations are due by Wednesday, July 27. Mail reservations to P.B.H.S. Alumni Association, P.O. Box 401, Pine Bluffs, WY 82082 or call Linda at (307)635-6764.

Skateboard Deck Design Contest

Would you like to win a custom skateboard? Big Brothers Big Sisters and Ernie November are hosting a skateboard deck design contest for youth ages 8-18. For more information, stop by Ernie November, 217 West Lincolnway, or call Big Brothers Big Sisters at (307)514-3383. Deadline to enter is Monday, August 1.

Jesus King of All Nations Conference

The St. Thomas Aquinas Society will present this year’s conference in Colorado Springs at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 South Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO, on Thursday, August 4, through Sunday, August 7. Join them in celebration of Catholic faith with a free concert, special guest speakers, mass, sacraments, prayers for healing and much more. Register online at or for more information, call (719)471-8680.

Photography Workshop at LCCC

Award winning photographer and author Colleen Miniuk-Sperry will present a special workshop on Monday, August 1, through Friday, August 5, at Laramie County Community College, 1400 East College Drive. The cost for this workshop is $300. Most of the workshop will take place at the Laramie County Community College campus, however there will be some off-site photography. To register or obtain more information, call the LCCC Foundation at (307)778-1285.

Bible Art Camp

Frontier United Methodist Church will be hosting a bible art camp for children in kindergarten through sixth grade on Friday, August 5th, from 9:00am-4:00pm, at 1888 East Four Mile Road. Registration is needed prior to July 29. For more information and to register, please visit fron or call Daisy at (307)630-6769.

Future Nurses 5K Run

Nursing students in the Cheyenne community will be raising money and helping promote health by hosting a 5k run on Saturday, August 27, at Lions Park, 600 South Lions Park Drive, at 9:00am and registration beginning at 8:30am. Music, water, snacks and a T-shirt are provided with an entry fee of $35. Those who register early will receive 20% off. If you can’t make the race, you can still show support by making monetary donations, donations of $15 or more will receive a free T-shirt. E-mail with any questions or if you would like to volunteer. Like them on Facebook at www.face

United Blood Services Polaris Giveaway

United Blood Services will be offering a chance to win a Polaris Ranger for blood donors who give at United Blood Services blood center or blood drives through Friday, September 9. To make an appointment, please call (877)827-4376, or go to

Wyoming State Museum Garage Sale

Wyoming State Museum volunteers will host a garage sale on Saturday, August 6 from 8:00am-3:00pm at 1725 East 21st Street. Many items are donated from museum volunteers, families and friends. Proceeds go to education and purchases for the State Museum. to donate an item, contact Carolyn at, (307)632-8244.

Church Fundraiser Dinner

Allen Chapel AME Church will be hosting a fundraiser dinner on Saturday, August 13, from 10:00am-4:00pm, at 917 West 21st Street. There will be barbecue ribs or fried fish, 2 side dishes, dinner roll and dessert for a $12 donation. You may dine-in, take out or delivery service with a 3 meal minimum. For orders and information, please call (307)632-1489.

Hunting Film Tour

The National Wild Turkey Federation will be hosting a Hunting Film Tour on Thursday, August 18, at the LCCC Center for Conferences and Institutes, 1400 East College Drive, in the Union Pacific Centennial Room. Doors open at 6:00pm. Tickets are $15. To purchase tickets or for more information, contact Keith at (307)631-0569 or visit

Aspiring Writers Meeting

An aspiring writers meeting to share and critique work will be held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month, 1:30pm, Laramie County Library, Windflower Room, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Contact Roy at (307)274-7797 for more information.

Fire Department Chili Cook-Off

The Big Laramie County Volunteer Fire Department Station #4 Associates will be hosting its 9th annual chili cook-off on Saturday, August 13, from 11:30am-3:00pm, at Station #4, 3987 Highway 230, between mile marker 39 and 40. There will be door prizes, raffles, live auction, food, music and fun. Admission is free. For information or to enter your award winning chili, contact Teri at (307)703-0169. If you can’t join them, but would like to make a monetary donation, make checks payable to BLVFD Station #4 Associates at 3987 State Highway 230, Laramie, WY 82070.

Children’s Miracle Network Car Show

Children’s Miracle Network is in need of vendors and crafters for a car and motorcycle show on Saturday, September 10th, at Frontier Park, 8th and Carey Avenue, from 9:00am-2:30pm. Vendor fees are donation only, vendors can set up inside the exhibit hall or outside with the show. Vendors must be approved by Wednesday, September 7. Tables, chairs and electricity are available indoors, space is limited and priority is first come first serve. All proceeds benefit Children’s Miracle Network. For additional information, please call (307)274-1433, or E-mail, or like them on Facebook at, Face

Children’s Critter Camp

Registration is now open for the Cheyenne Animal Shelter’s annual Critter Camp for students who have completed kindergarten-fifth grade. There is one week available for registration beginning Monday, August 8. Registration is available online at or contact Niki Rose at (307)278-6195.

Stained Glass Classes

The Cheyenne Recreation Division is offering stained glass classes throughout the summer, with multiple classes for multiple age groups. Classes are held on Mondays and Tuesdays with varied time options. Register at the Neighborhood Facility, 610 West 7th Street, on weekdays from 8:00am-5:00pm. Enroll by mail, drop off or phone. For more information, contact the Recreation Division at (307)637-6423.

Donations Being Accepted

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, Veterans Remembrance Memorial is accepting donations for the purchase of an indoor replica of the Vietnam Wall to be permanently placed at Cheyenne VAMC. Donations may be sent to Veterans Remembrance Memorial C/O Jonah Bank of Wyoming, 205 Storey Boulevard, Cheyenne, WY 82009. Contact (307)631-4952 for further information.

East High School Class Of 1990 Reunion

East High Thunderbirds class of 1990 are all invited to the 26th reunion on Saturday, July 23, from 3:00pm-9:00pm, at the Elks Lodge, 100 East 17th Street There is a $5 fee at the door. For reservations or questions, E-mail CheyenneEHS1990

Cheyenne Scrabble Club

The Cheyenne Scrabble Club is a fun group of people of all ages who play Scrabble, Boggle, chess, cribbage and other games, including Trivial Pursuit! Come and join the fun! They meet every Thursday at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, from 6:30pm-8:45pm, usually in the Cottonwood Room. They provide the games. For information, call Barbara at (307)220-1494.

CAS Encourages Wildlife Safety

The Cheyenne Animal Shelter would like to encourage animal safety during the summer months as it is more likely to come across baby animals during these times. The Cheyenne Animal Shelter asks parents to remind their children to never approach any wildlife including baby animals that seem abandoned. If you come across wildlife, contact your local wildlife rehabilitation center, the Cheyenne Pet Clinic, at (307)635-4121. The Cheyenne Animal Shelter Animal Control Officers can also respond to calls regarding baby wildlife, they can be reached daily, from 8:00am-6:00pm, at (307)635-1453.

Inaugural Fire Truck Pull

The Law Enforcement Torch Run will be hosting a fire truck pull to benefit Special Olympics Wyoming on Saturday, August 20, at 9:00am, in the K-Mart parking lot, 1840 Dell Range Boulevard. Teams consist of ten people and each team pays a $250 entrance fee to compete. The pull is 15 feet and the winner is based strictly on time. Submit registration to Tedy Harbaugh, Laramie County Sherriff’s Department, 1910 Pioneer Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82001. You can also visit www.specialolym or call Tedy at (307)633-4727.

Free Lawn and Garden Advice

The University of Wyoming Laramie County Extension Office Horticulturist will be offering free lawn and garden advice all summer, from 8:00am-5:00pm. They will answer questions or concerns you have about your garden. Contact the Extension Office, (307)633-4383 and ask for Catherine.

Johnson Pool Open

The City of Cheyenne Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce that Johnson Pool is back open. Hours of operation are 11:00am-1:00pm for lap swim and 1:00pm-4:30pm for recreational swim. If you have any questions, please call the Cheyenne Aquatics Center at (307)637-6455.

Yoga for the Gardens

Join Jill Lovato for a flow-style yoga practice in the Peace Garden at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens in Lions Park, 710 South Lions Park Drive, every Monday at 5:30pm, now through Monday, August 29. Donations go directly to the Friends of the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens Foundation. For more information, call the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens at (307)637-6458.

Requesting Kitten Food Donations

The Cheyenne Animal Shelter is seeking donations of wet kitten food and Purina kitten chow. During the summer months, the shelter continually takes in litters of kittens and the demand for food increases. All donations can be brought to the Cheyenne Animal Shelter front desk at 800 Southwest Drive, from 8:00am-6:00pm. Monetary donations are always joyfully accepted at the Shelter or online at For more information contact Marketing Coordinator, Niki Rose, at (307)278-6195.

Recruiting Volunteers

Cheyenne VA Medical Center, 2360 East Pershing Boulevard, is recruiting volunteers for a program called No Veteran Dies Alone. Volunteers are needed for program coordination, clerical support, patient and family support. Extensive training will be provided. Contact the Voluntary Service Office at (307)778-7550 extension 7317.

Private and Group Guitar Lessons

The next session of group or private guitar and ukulele lessons will run through Thursday, August 18, at the Cheyenne Family YMCA, 1426 East Lincolnway. Lessons are for those six years and older, participants will need to know how to tune a guitar and ukulele prior to lessons. Lessons run for eight weeks. You can register online at or you may contact Chris Shay by E-mail at or by phone at (307)634-9622.

Foster Grandparent Program

Could you use an extra $300-$400 a month? The Southeast Wyoming Foster Grandparent Program is looking for men and women to work with children in schools and human service agencies for an average of 20 hours per week. Must be at least 55 years or older and have a limited annual income. Benefits include a non-taxable stipend of $2.65 per hour, a nutritious daily meal, transportation assistance, an annual physical exam, accident/liability insurance, holidays, annual and sick leave, and training. You can make the difference in the life of a child. Call (307)634-1265 for an application.


Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Meetings are held every Monday evening from 6:00pm-7:00pm in the Willow Room of the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Guests are welcome to visit any of the meetings. Membership in Toastmasters is one of the greatest investments you can make in yourself, and it gives you the opportunity to build your skills in a fun, friendly environment. For more information, call (307)220-1109 or visit

Senior Saturdays

Nelson Museum offers a senior Saturday special through August. Seniors 65 and over will be able to visit the Museum, 1714 Carey Avenue, for free from 9:00am-4:00pm. For more information, please call (307)635-7670.

Big Brothers Needs Volunteers

Do you enjoy hunting, fishing, and sports? Building things? Would you like a buddy to tag along with you? Big Brothers Big Sisters needs you! The organization is currently experiencing a lack of male volunteers. Big Brothers Big Sisters offers a variety of options for involvement, flexibility to fit your schedule and freedom of choice in your activities. For additional details about volunteering, call (307)514-3383 or check us out online at

K9s 4 Mobility

This organization is looking for volunteers to raise and train puppies who have the potential to become Assistance Dogs for persons who are blind or physically disabled. Some puppies are 8 weeks of age, while those from the rescue or shelter may be between 8 months to 1 year old. Training involves basic obedience, house manners and socialization in public situations. For more information, call Michelle at (307)222-9597, visit online at or Email info@k9s4mo

Ambitious Diversities

The Arc is excited and proud to announce a new partnership with Ambitious Diversities; A boutique style new and used resale store that is open Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm, at 1616 East 19th Street, Suite 3. Ambitious Diversities is a non-profit organization devoted to identifying and nourishing the needs of underprivileged individuals through a multi-faceted approach. The Arc of Laramie County and Ambitious Diversities will now be taking donations for the store and those in need of nice, new and gently used, working items. Pick up is available. Please call (307)433-1110 for pick up arrangements.