Issue for the week of July 18, 2014
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Trader’s Special Two-Week Issue

You are reading Trader’s special two-week issue for Frontier Days! The issue runs from Friday, July 18 through Thursday, July 31. Our office will be closed from Monday, July 21 through Friday, July 25 and will reopen on Monday, July 28 at 8:00am. Deadline for the next issue, Friday, August 1, will be Wednesday, July 30 at 5:30pm.

­LEGO® Challenge

Have you leveled up in LEGO® Quest? Kids in grades 3-6 can come to the Laramie County Library on Friday, July 18, at 2200 Pioneer Avenue. From 4:15pm-5:15pm in the Storytime Room, they can complete the challenge and level up if they build a LEGO® structure in one hour and check out a library book. Not sure what LEGO® Quest is? The second floor staff can get you started! For details, visit or call (307)634-3561.

Parade Breakfasts

The Order of the Eastern Star will offer breakfast for sale at the Masonic Temple, 19th Street and Capitol Avenue, from 7:00am-9:00am on the following days: Saturday, July 19; Tuesday, July 22; Thursday, July 24; and Saturday, July 26. Breakfast burritos, biscuits and gravy, and a variety of side dishes will be available. For details, call Amber at (307)760-8924.

Motorcycle Show

The Buckin’ A Saloon presents a motorcycle show on Saturday, July 19. Set up and registration is 8:00am-12:00pm at the Buckin’ A Saloon in Frontier Park. Judging starts at 2:00pm and awards will be given out at 3:00pm. Entry fee is $10, with all proceeds going to the Volunteer Crisis Fund. Enter Frontier Park through gate V12 off Hynds Boulevard. Find us on Facebook at CFD Buck’n A Saloon Bike Show.

Artists Guild Shows

The Cheyenne Artists Guild will host a reception for the Western Show and Miniature Show on Saturday, July 19 from 1:00pm-3:00pm at the Guild in Holliday Park, 1701 Morrie Avenue. The Guild is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 12:00pm-5:00pm and Saturdays from 10:00am-2:00pm. The public is welcome to the attend the reception and visit the Guild. For details, visit Cheyenneartists or call (307)632-2263.

Summer Open House

Plan on attending a Summer Open House on Friday and Saturday, July 18-19, from 9:00am-4:00pm each day. Featuring food, friends and fun for everyone, the event will also have live music, entertainers and a raffle for a big flat screen TV, plus door prizes for everyone. Friday will include Pro Rodeo autographs, Steve Manshel and Mel Berg. Saturday will include Rodeo Calcutta, Hands in Harmony Live Storyteller Group and a magic show. It will all take place at Whispering Chase Retirement Community, 4350 East Lincolnway. For details, call (307)632-1113.

Lane Frost Exhibit

The Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Old West Museum has just completed the second phase of its new CFD™ history exhibit that covers the past 100 years. Thanks to the generous donations of the Frost family, the museum is able to showcase new Lane Frost artifacts for a commemorative section of the exhibit dedicated to the champion bull rider who lost his life 25 years ago in the Cheyenne Frontier Days™ arena. Lane’s parents, Clyde and Elsie, will be on-hand at the museum Sunday through Tuesday, July 20-22, from 4:00pm-6:00pm to greet the public. The CFD™ Old West Museum invites you to come by to greet them and again honor Lane Frost. Regular museum admission applies. For details, call (307)778-7290 or visit www.oldwest

Fundraiser Yard Sale

Check out the Destiny Christian Academy fundraiser yard sale at 215 East 8th Street on Friday and Saturday, July 18-19, from 9:00am-2:00pm. There will be lots of everything.

Buddy Poppy Days

VFW 4343 Post and Auxiliary members will be at The Plains Hotel and CFD™parades on both Saturdays, July 19 and July 26, handing out VFW Buddy Poppies and American flags for Buddy Poppies Days, so please stop by and see them!

Craft Show

The Comfort Inn Suites, 201 Fox Farm Road, will have a craft show from Friday, July 18 through Sunday, July 27, in the Community Room, from 10:00am-6:00pm. All money and proceeds will go to support Father Factor, a local non-profit group dedicated to supporting fathers. Vendors for the show are needed. Booth cost is $15 per day and vendors must supply their own tables. For details, call Tericie or Lisa at (307)514-6051.

Buffalo Bill Boycott

Bring the whole family to this live musical presentation with songs about cowboys, the Oregon Trail, the Transcontinental Railroad, Lewis and Clark and more, taking place on Monday, July 21 from 9:30am-10:30am at the Laramie County Library, inside the Cottonwood Room. The library is located at 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Experience an amazing journey through Wyoming and Western American culture with this exciting musical presentation for children and families. For details, visit www. or call (307)634-3561.

Habitat Opportunities

Cheyenne area volunteers are invited to join Habitat for Humanity of Laramie County on the build site to help construct their 37th Habitat home. Two volunteer shifts are available on Saturdays, from 8:00am-12:00pm and from 1:00pm-5:00pm, and one shift is available on Sundays from 12:00pm-5:00pm. For details, questions about volunteering or to be added to the build schedule, contact Kate at the Habitat for Humanity office at (307)637-8067 or

Cheyenne Day Closure

Cheyenne Transit Program’s office will close at noon on Wednesday, July 23 for Cheyenne Day. Buses will run normal schedules that entire day, and offices will resume normal hours on Thursday, July 24.

Library Closed for Cheyenne Day

On Wednesday, July 23, the Laramie County Library and the Library Cafe, located at 2200 Pioneer Avenue, will be closed for Cheyenne Day. The library and cafe will resume normal business hours on Thursday, July 24.

Fracking Discussion

Facts and fiction about fracking will be discussed at the next Lifetree Cafe on Thursday, July 24 at 7:00pm. The program features filmed interviews with supporters and detractors of fracking. Audience members will also be able to voice their opinions. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Cafe is a place where people gather for conversation in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Lifetree Cafe is located in the Bistro at the Primrose Retirement Community, 1530 Dorothy Lane, near Powderhouse and Four Mile Roads. For additional information, please contact Debbie Earnshaw at (307)701-0945 or

Living History Cemetery Walk

Meet some of Cheyenne’s famous and infamous characters during the Cheyenne Genealogical & Historical Society’s annual Lakeview Cemetery Walk, “Tiptoe Through the Tombstones,” on Friday, July 25. This two-hour narrated living history presentation begins at the main gate of Lakeview Cemetery at 2501 Seymour Avenue and features a number of interesting characters, portrayed by CGHS members, who played parts in Cheyenne’s frontier history. Entrance fee is $5 per individual for the tour that begins promptly at 9:30am. Children 10 and under are free. Proceeds fund genealogy book acquisitions for the Laramie County Library. Participants should begin to gather from 9:00am-9:15am and are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and sun protection, and bring drinking water. For details on the Cemetery Walk, call Sharon at (307)632-6676 or Wendy at (307)630-0924.

Fizz, Boom, Puppets!

Ventriloquist Meghan Casey of Rocky Mountain Puppets will feature an exciting, fun-filled adventure for children and families about Aidan, the four year-old marshmallow-loving dinosaur who is very lonely. He creates a clone of himself to cure his loneliness, but his clone has other plans! Along the way, children will learn about the scientific method combined with fun facts about biology, chemistry and physics. This program will take place on Friday, July 25 at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, from 9:30am-10:30am. For details, visit www.LaramieCounty or call (307)634-3561.

Artist of the Month

The Cheyenne Family YMCA Artist of the Month for July is local photographer Patrick Wilson, who specializes in photography featuring nature, Indian dancers, portraits and abstract work. His work will be available for viewing and for sale all month at the YMCA, 1426 East Lincolnway. For questions, call Arts Manager Chris Shay at (307)634-9622 extension 15.

Geology Rocks

Check out the “Geology Rocks!” program for kids kindergarten through grade 2 at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, on Sunday, July 27 from 2:00pm-3:00pm inside the Storytime Room. The focus will be on geology in our local area, and the program will end with a snack the kids will really dig. Visit www.Laramie or call (307)634-3561 for details.

Donate Blood

The Cheyenne Family YMCA in partnership with United Blood Services is having a blood draw on Tuesday, July 29 from 8:00am-11:30am. The United Blood Services Bloodmobile will be in the parking lot of the YMCA, 1426 East Lincolnway. Pre-registration is requested by calling (307)634-9622 extension 15 at the YMCA, or you may drop by. One donation can save three lives, so please consider donating.

Insurance Help

Need insurance help? Don’t understand your policy? Need help appealing a claim? Bring your questions, policies and letters to the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, for help. Rebecka Brayton, Navigator Marketplace Coordinator, will offer help on Wednesday, July 30 and Monday, August 25 inside the Willow Room from 1:30pm-2:30pm. For details, call Rebecka at (307)634-1010.

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. Call (307)778-7377 to learn more or to register.

Miracles at Lifetree

The question of whether miracles are real and still happening will be the topic at Lifetree Cafe on Thursday, July 31, at 7:00pm. The program features the filmed story of a woman who believes a miracle occurred in her life. Those who believe they’ve experienced a miracle may share their stories. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Cafe is a place where people gather for conversation in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Lifetree Cafe is located in the Bistro at the Primrose Retirement Community, 1530 Dorothy Lane, near Powderhouse and Four Mile Roads. For details, contact Debbie Earnshaw at (307)701-0945 or

Wyoming State Coin

Wyoming artists are invited to submit designs for coins to honor the 125th Anniversary of Wyoming’s statehood. Coins will be minted in silver and sold. Profits from the sales will support programming through the Wyoming Arts Council. The precious metal coin’s imagery must celebrate the 125th Anniversary and include the dates 1890-2015. It may be a single image or a montage. Artists may submit designs for more than one coin and may submit multiple times. Deadline is Friday, August 1. To apply, visit For details, contact Camellia El-Antably at or (307)777-5305.

High School Legends of ‘69

Cheyenne high schools will celebrate the 45th year reunion of the Class of 1969 on Saturday, August 2 at the Little America Hotel & Resort, 2800 West Lincolnway. Cocktails will be served from 4:30pm-6:30pm and dinner will begin at 6:30pm, with dancing after. For more details, contact the following individuals, based on which Cheyenne high school was attended: Adrianne “Christopulos” Johansen, (307)635-6824 for Central; Ed Clark at (307)638-0398 for East; and Nick Weidenbach, (307)631-5718 for St. Mary’s.

Free GED, ESL and Childcare

Wyoming Family Literacy is accepting applications for their program. If you have a child under the age of 8 and are in need of your GED or English as a Second Language, they can help. Please call the Cheyenne Center at (307)433-0393 for more information.

Lovin’ Life

Right to Life of Laramie County will sponsor “Lovin’ Life: Walk for Their Lives” Walk/Run at the gazebo next to the Community House in Lions Park on Saturday, August 2, with registration at 10:30am and the Walk/Run beginning at 11:00am. Costs are as follows: $15 for individuals; $25 for a family of three or more; $100 for groups of ten or more. All participants will receive a souvenir T-shirt. At 12:00pm, there will be a free lunch and 10 cent children’s games with prizes. For additional information or for questions, please call (307)778-8626.

Bunco Fundraiser

The Mothers of Preschoolers group from First Baptist Church is having a Bunco Night on Friday, August 1, from 6:00pm-8:30pm at 1800 East Pershing Boulevard. The event is family friendly and cost is $5 to play. Childcare will be provided at $2 per child. Please RSVP by Monday, July 28 by calling Lesa at (307)630-2777. Proceeds will go to support local MOPS groups.

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. Find a buddy to hang out with, mentor, and build a friendship with. Big Brothers Big Sisters offers a variety of options for involvement, flexibility to fit your schedule, and freedom of choice in your activities. For details, call (307)514-3383.

Event for Alzheimers

Alzheimers Indoor Flea Market/Craft Show Fundraiser will be Saturday, August 2, 9:00am-3:00pm, at the American Legion Post 6 Auxiliary Room, 2001 East Lincolnway. For details, contact Kelli at (307)634-6224, Shonna at (307)631-6439 or

2014 Girls Youth Volleyball

The City of Cheyenne Leisure Services would like to announce that preparation has begun for the 2014 Girls Youth Volleyball. Girls must be in grades 3-6 for the 2014 fall semester. Interested participants may pick up registration forms at the Neighborhood Facility, 610 West 7th Street, 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday. Registration begins Monday, August 4 and ends Friday, August 22. Registration fee is $55 per player before August 22, $75 after August 22. Each player will receive a team shirt, team picture, individual picture and a medal. For details, call the City of Cheyenne Leisure Services at (307)637-6423.

CFD™ Old West Museum Kids Camp

The Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Old West Museum offers a fun-filled, educational Western Art summer camp for children ages 5-12, from August 4-8. Cost per student is $75 and will run from 1:00pm-5:00pm, Monday-Friday. Fees include art supplies and snacks. Space is limited, so register today by contacting Megan Hesser at (307)778-7289 or

YMCA Cheerleading

The YMCA will host a cheerleading program for ages 3-12 at the YMCA, located at 1426 East Lincolnway. The program will run from Saturday, August 16 through Saturday, September 27. Register at the club before Saturday, August 16, as limited space is available. Call Chandra at (307)634-9622 extension 20 for details.

UUCC Summer Camp

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne will host a Summer Camp for children ages kindergarten through 5th grade. This year’s theme is “And Service Its Cause.” Camp will run from 9:30am-12:00pm starting Monday, August 11 through Thursday, August 14, at the church, 3005 Thomes Avenue. On Friday, August 15, there will be no morning session. The group will meet at 4:30pm to caravan out to Vedauwoo to camp overnight and then return to the church at 10:00am on Saturday, August 16. Snacks and drinks will be provided for the Monday through Thursday sessions. Dinner and breakfast will be provided during the camp-out. Suggested contribution for members is $25 or $45 for non-members. Some full and partial scholarships are available. To sign up, get a registration form at the church or call (307)638-4554 for details.

Good Shepherd VBS

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at 4776 Mountain Road, is having a Vacation Bible School for kids age 4 through grade 6, from Monday, August 11 through Thursday, August 14, from 9:00am-11:30am. Learn about God’s Great Rescue with Bible stories, crafts, songs, games and snacks. To register your child, visit or call (307)635-2257. Registration deadline is Monday, August 4.

WYPEX Stamp Show

The Cheyenne Philatelic Society will sponsor the WYPEX 2014 Stamp Show on Saturday, August 9, 9:30am-5:00pm and Sunday, August 10, 9:30am-4:00pm, at the Holiday Inn, 204 Fox Farm Road, with no charge for admission. The Cheyenne Philatelic Society has sponsored the postage stamp show for the past 22 years. It offers a rare opportunity for collectors to view a wide range of stamps from around the world. This year’s show will feature approximately eight dealers from the Rocky Mountain area who deal in U.S., foreign, topical, covers, and other related items. There will also be exhibits by Society members and a children’s table loaded with free stamps. The Society will sell show covers both days, with a special cancellation. Anyone unable to attend the show may purchase cachets for one or both days at $2.50 each. Please mail your requests to Cheyenne Philatelic Society, Attention, P.O. Box 21201, Cheyenne, WY 82003-7024.

Cheyenne Farmer’s Market 5K

Register right now for the Cheyenne Farmer’s Market 5K scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 16, at 8:00am. The race begins at the Depot and ends at Holliday Park. Take a trolley ride back to the Depot and finish up your Farmer’s Market shopping. Enjoy live music from country artist Steff Mahan, free coffee, beverages and fresh fruit, as well as fun and games for the whole family. Early registration lasts until August 9 and is $30 per person. Late registration will be $35. To register or for additional information, call Shawndae at (307)635-9291 extension 19 or visit

Disposal of Waste Oil

The City of Cheyenne Lube Shop at 1500 Snyder Avenue no longer accepts waste oil in preparation for the removal of the existing waste oil tank. During removal of the tank, waste oil will only be accepted on special dates at the Transfer Station, 220 North College Drive. The next household hazardous waste collection will be held there on Sunday, August 17. Leave waste in its original container with labels intact, if possible. All containers must identify the contents. Mark “Unknown” on containers with unknown contents. For safety reasons, never combine household hazardous waste into a single container. The new household hazardous waste facility is expected to open in 2015. It will be the single point of collection for all household hazardous waste.

Tour the Legend

The City of Cheyenne Historic Preservation Board and the Laramie County Historical Society present “Tour the Legend,” the 2nd Annual Historic Cheyenne Building and Homes Sampler. A VIP Reception and Silent Auction will be held on Friday, August 15, from 5:30pm-9:00pm. Tickets are $20 each. Home and Building Tours will take place on Saturday, August 16 from 10:00am-4:00pm. Cost is $20 per person for tour or $35 each for both the VIP Reception and tour. For additional information, visit servation.

Home Canner Testing

The University of Wyoming Extension will provide free dial gauge canner lid testing on home canners. For your convenience, canner lids may be dropped off at the Laramie County Extension office, inside the courthouse, 310 West 9th Street, Suite 100, and picked up later. Testing dates are Wednesday, August 20 from 9:00am-10:30am, and Friday, September 12 from 1:00pm-2:30pm. For details, call the Extension Office at (307)633-4383.

Junior Lady Bison Basketball

The basketball team is looking for girls grades 4-6 in the South Triad to join the program. It is a year-round program and girls of all skill levels are welcome. There are no fees as of right now. Fundraisers will be held to offset uniform, equipment, league and tournament fees. The program provides a positive environment that helps develop athletic skills, character, sportsmanship and team work. Team practice is on Wednesday nights from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the David Romero Recreation Center. For details, please contact Todd Feezer at (307)421-3032.

2015 Habitat Homes

Habitat for Humanity of Laramie County is now accepting homeowner applications for their 2015 Habitat homes. Applications may be picked up at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 1805 Ames Avenue or online at www.cheyenne The ReStore is open Tuesday-Saturday from 9:00am-5:30pm. Deadline for application submission is September 30. For more information about the application process, please contact Kate at the Habitat for Humanity office at (307)637-8067 or

Tournament Partners Needed

Community Action of Laramie County’s Interfaith Family Support Services (IFSS) will host its first annual golf tournament on September 13, 2014. IFSS is the sole family-only shelter in Laramie County. The organization helps parents with the skills essential to earning their way to independence. The program keeps families safe and intact, while helping them build resources to develop their full potential. Donations of items to be used as prizes for the first, second and third-place winners, door prizes and in gift bags, are being sought. All proceeds from the tournament will go directly to helping homeless families in Cheyenne. Call Lori at (307)421-8785 for details or to donate.

Arts Council Grants

The Wyoming Arts Council is accepting applications for Anytime Grants for projects happening between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. Nonprofit organizations may apply for Anytime Grants in the following categories: Artists Across Wyoming, Arts Projects, and Capacity Building. Individuals may apply for grants in the Individual Artist Professional Development category. Each category has its own set of guidelines and deadlines. To learn more, visit http://wyo or call the WAC at (307)777-7742.

A Healthy Taste of Cheyenne

Healthworks, formerly Cheyenne Health and Wellness Center, is a non-profit health care center located in Cheyenne, providing comprehensive primary care to anyone in the community who needs it, regardless of their insurance or income status. They will host a family-friendly event on Friday, September 19 at the Depot Plaza. “A Healthy Taste of Cheyenne” will feature samples of the best menu items from food vendors around the area. Live music by Boogie Machine and Sean Curtis Band and a variety of fun activities for all ages will be featured as well. Tickets are $25 per adult and $10 per child. For details, call Billie Noble at (307)222-1805.

Vendors Wanted

The ARC of Laramie County is seeking vendors and sponsors for the 2014 Oktoberfest taking place 10:00am-10:00pm on Saturday, September 27 at the Archer Complex. Call Arkansas LeMarr at (307)632-1209 for details.