Issue for the week of July 3, 2015
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Weeks of July 3-July 9

The following articles are for the weeks of June 3-July 9, 2015. 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.

YMCA Family Night

First Saturday of each month is Family Night from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Cheyenne Family YMCA, 1426 East Lincolnway. Open to the community are 6:00pm-8:00pm open gym and open swim from 6:00pm-7:30pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call the YMCA at (307)634-9622.

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.

Work Session on Housing Assessment

Cheyenne’s Governing Body and the Laramie County Commissioners will hold a Joint Work Session at 1:00pm on Monday, July 6, at the Laramie County Commissioners Board Room, 310 West 19th Street. The work session will focus on the final report for the City of Cheyenne/Laramie County Housing Assessment. The report was compiled by the U.S. Housing and Urban Development in concert with the Wyoming Rural Development Council. The meeting is open to the public. For more information call (307)637-6200.

Pine Bluffs Country Dance

Dalton Fuller will play music at the Pine Bluffs Senior Center, 309 Elm Street, on Sunday, July 5, 2:00pm-5:00pm. A donation will be accepted at the door for the dance and they request that everyone brings a favorite finger food for a snack following the dance at 5:00pm. Dalton plays country, western, modern, waltz, two step, polka, plus line dance and many favorite music requests.

Book Printing at the Library

Learn the art of printmaking with Katie Christensen and come away with a finished piece on Monday, July 6, 6:00pm-8:00pm, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Space is limited. Call the Laramie County Library at (307)634-3561 for details or to sign up.

New Testament Scholars Visit

The Episcopal Diocese of Wyoming will be hosts of two New Testament scholars and Episcopal priests in early July. The professors will start their visit with St. Christopher’s Church, 2602 Deming Boulevard, on Wednesday, July 8, from 6:00pm-8:30pm. They will follow up on Friday, July 10, at St. Mark’s Church, 1908 Central Avenue. A potluck will begin at 5:30pm with a class to follow until 8:30pm. On Saturday, July 11, they will be at the Canterbury House, 110 South 9th Street in Laramie, from 9:30am-4:30pm. This is open to all. Bring your questions and enjoy an evening of learning and meeting two scholars.

Seeking Vendors

The Laramie County Fair is currently seeking vendors for the 2015 Fair. Do you sell food, a service or just want to get the word out about a community organization or club? Then join them at the Fair. Several booth sizes and Fair events to choose from. For more information contact the Fair office, Monday thru Friday, 8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm at (307)633-4670 or visit under the “Get Involved” tab.

Family Fun Night

The Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, will hold a family fun night on Thursday, July 9, 6:30pm-7:30pm. Get ready for Navy Week with some watery fun. Make your own boat and try it out to see if it will float. After the races, cool off with a tasty root beer float. Call the Laramie County Library at (307)634-3561 for more information.

Story Of Hope

Hope and life’s purpose will be explored through an exclusive film featuring Rwandan John Gasangwa at Lifetree Cafe, located in Primrose Retirement Community in the Bistro, at 1530 Dorothy Lane, near Powderhouse and Four Mile Road, on Thursday, July 9, at 7:00pm. Admission to the event is free. For questions, please call Tamra at (307)630-3036.

Clinic Open House

Crossroads Healthcare Clinic has a new location in the City County Health Building, 100 Central Avenue. The staff invites the Cheyenne community to an open house for a tour of the new facilities on Thursday, July 9, 2:00pm-4:00pm. The open house will also feature a patient that will speak on the topic of homelessness and light refreshments. Crossroads hopes to collect several items in a donation drive for the patients of the clinic. Please bring shoes, winter boots, socks, glucometers or diabetic test strips you wish to donate to the open house. For more information, contact Program Director Melissa Ipsen at 100 Central Avenue or (307)632-8064.

Family Vacation Bible School

SonRise Church will be offering a Family Vacation Bible School called “God of the Underdogs,” every Sunday evening now through July 26, from 5:00pm-6:30pm, at 2811 East 13th Street. This is a fun VBS program for families to enjoy together. All ages are welcome. For more information contact Pastor Joe at (307)634-6679 or

Recovery Coach Training

Recover Wyoming is excited to announce their upcoming Recovery Coach Training. Consider making a difference in someone’s life by training to become a Recovery Coach. Call (307)421-7261 or go to the Recovery Center, 1603 Capitol Avenue, Suite 405, for more information and to pick up an application or download the application from their website, Recovery Coach Training applications are due July 31.

Shakespeare in the Park

The Wyoming Shakespeare Festival Company is offering a unique opportunity to learn everything there is to know in order to perform Shakespeare’s brilliant plays in 90 minutes. This interactive workshop will be held Saturday, July 11, at the Paul Smith Children’s Village, 710 South Lions Park Drive, at 3:00pm. Then bring a chair, blanket and picnic dinner and stay as the Wyoming Shakespeare Festival Company presents “Taming of the Shrew,” directed by Diane Springford. The performance will begin at 5:00pm in the open area near the Peace Garden.

Wyoming’s 125th Anniversary

Join Governor Matt Mead and the Wyoming Community Foundation as they celebrate Wyoming’s 125th Anniversary of Statehood at the Capitol Complex, 200 West 24th Street, on Friday, July 10, from 3:00pm-10:00pm. The celebration begins with the early release of state employees and then the Governor speaks from the steps of the Capitol. Those who attend will enjoy games, music and other activities on the grounds around the Capitol Building and State Museum, 2301 Central Avenue. Anyone interested in becoming a sponsor should contact Sara Needles, Cultural Resources Division Administrator, at (307)777-7637. For more information, call (307)777-2416 or (307)777-6560.

High School Class of 1970 Reunion

Attention High School Class of 1970 for Cheyenne Central, East and St. Mary’s! The 45th Class Reunion will be held on August 1 at Little America, 2800 West Lincolnway. If you are interested in attending, please send an E-mail to and they will get back to you with the registration information. Please pass the word on to any classmates you know that do not live in the Cheyenne area.

­Gold Wing Monthly Meeting

Gold Wing Road Riders Association meets at the Holiday Inn’s Teton room, located at 204 West Fox Farm Road, on the second Saturday of each month. Breakfast is served at 8:00am and the meeting begins at 9:00am. Call Jim at (307)634-9176 for details.

The Art Of Making Sushi

“Sushiology”, the Art of Making Sushi, is at the YMCA, 1426 East Lincolnway, on Saturday, July 11, starting at 6:00pm. Participants will learn to make two sushi rolls, cucumber or veggie roll and a spicy tuna roll or California roll plus inari and shrimp nigiri. Sushi mat, chopsticks and sauce dish included. Drinks are also provided along with miso soup. Cost is $100 per person, register early, space is limited. All proceeds benefit the YMCA Youth and Early Childhood Development programs. Register at the YMCA or call (307)634-9622 for more information.

Soccer Registration

Registration for the 2015 Cheyenne Soccer Club Fall and Full Season is available online at After Friday, July 10, players will be placed on a waiting list and a $20 late fee will be added to the registration fee. Limited scholarships are available for those in need of financial assistance. Practices may begin the week of August 24. Season runs September 12-October 31. For additional information, please call (307)635-4625.

Barbecue for Cancer Survivors

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center’s Cancer Center is hosting a barbecue for cancer survivors on Saturday, July 11, 11:00am-1:00pm, at the cancer center, 310 East 24th Street. Family members and caregivers are also invited to attend. The barbecue will be held on the center’s east patio and garden area. Parking is available in the cancer center parking lot or the hospital’s north parking garage. The barbecue is free of charge and no RSVP is required. For more information, call (307)633-6863.

Wildlife Fundraiser

The Wyoming Wildlife Foundation raffle for two HuntSweeps, hunts of a lifetime, includes a Wyoming Game and Fish Commissioner’s Tag, license fee and $1000 for expenses. For tickets, call (800)786-5434 or go to The drawing will be held on Friday, July 31, at 3:00pm.

Recruiting Volunteers

Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Security Committee is recruiting volunteers to work during Frontier Days™. They are looking for enthusiastic, hard working, fun people to help out with the external security in the CFD lots. They are having a volunteer sign up night on Tuesday, July 14, from 5:00pm-7:00pm, at the CFD Security building. The CFD Security building is located through gate V-12, on the back side of the park off Hynds Boulevard, the road running next to I-25. Once in the gate, head back to the log cabin. For more information, E-mail

Food Items Needed

Needs, Inc., is in need of non-perishable food items to distribute in Laramie County. Items can be delivered to Unified People’s Federal Credit Union, 414 East 18th Street, 9:00am–5:00pm, Monday-Friday. The Credit Union holds a food drive the 1st month of each quarter, January, April, July and October. Soups, pasta and sauce, canned tuna, chicken, vegetables and fruit are especially needed. Call (307)632-1476 extension 211 with any questions.

Overcoming Fears at Lifetree Cafe

How to stop being held back by fear will be explored at Lifetree Cafe, located in Primrose Retirement Community in the Bistro, at 1530 Dorothy Lane, near Powderhouse and Four Mile Road, on Thursday, July 16, at 7:00pm. Admission to the event is free. For questions, please call Tamra at (307)630-3036.

Trader’s Special Two-Week Issue

Here it comes! Trader’s two-week issue! Your classified ads will have two weeks of exposure for the price of one. The issue runs from Friday, July 17-Thursday, July 30. Deadline is Wednesday, July 15, by 5:30pm. Call Trader’s Shopper’s Guide at (307)634-8895, stop by 2021 Warren Avenue or go online to to take advantage of this special issue!

Praise Rally in the Park

Miracle Valley Ministries will present a Praise Rally in the Park on Sunday, July 12, 6:00pm-7:30pm, at the Lions Park Amphitheater, 4603 Lions Park. For more information, please call (307)433-9999.

U.S. Navy Week

The Laramie County Library will be a part of the U.S. Navy Week, July 14-17, and will be hosting a slew of events. The main event will be on Friday, July 17, from 8:00am-10:00am. Enjoy a special performance of the national anthem sung by the award-winning Cheyenne All-City Children’s Chorus. Patriotic music will be played by the Navy Band. Following the performance, the U.S. Navy Parachute Team, commonly known as the Leap Frogs, will perform aerial maneuvers into the Library parking lot, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. For more information about this event and other activities going on at the library, visit

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers needed for the USAF Thunderbirds air show at LCCC, 1400 East College Drive, on Wednesday, July 22. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and be available during two days. The practice day starts Tuesday, July 21, at 11:30am, with a free barbecue for volunteers and their families. After a briefing at 12:15pm, the volunteers can watch the Thunderbirds’ practice flight, which starts at 2:30pm. Volunteers must arrive by 6:00am on Wednesday, July 22, for the official show. Their main duties include giving directions and answering questions for spectators at the event. Those interested should contact Kim Adams at (307)778-1382 or

Movies in the Park

The City of Cheyenne Parks and Recreation Department will hold movies in the park on July 14 and August 18. This free event will be presented by Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power. A complete list of movies and locations is available at or may be obtained by calling (307)638-4356.

Tuesday Farmers’ Market

The Tuesday Farmers’ Market will be held every Tuesday, now through October 13, 3:00pm-6:30pm, weather permitting, in the parking lot of Frontier Mall, 1400 Dell Range Boulevard, west of Sears. The Tuesday Farmers’ Market brings the best in local and regional farm products, locally prepared foods and handmade farm crafts, including local vegetables, Colorado tree fruits, meats, eggs, honey, jams, salsas and sauces, granola, spices and rubs, fresh baked goods and natural body care. For more information, contact Jackie at (307)635-0749 or visit www.tuesdaymar

Block Party

The American Legion Post 6 will be hosting a block party on Wednesday, July 22, from 12:00pm-4:00pm, at 2001 East Lincolnway. Open to American Legion members and guests. Call (307)635-3696 for more information.

Library Closure

The Laramie County Commissioners have decided to close the County buildings on Friday, July 10, at 3:00pm to allow employees the opportunity to participate in activities planned in Celebration of Wyoming’s 125th Anniversary of Statehood. Because of this closure, the Laramie County Library System, at 2200 Pioneer Avenue, will close at the same time.

Accepting Applications

Habitat for Humanity of Laramie County, Inc. has begun accepting applications for their 2016 Habitat homeowner. Applications can be picked up at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 1805 Ames Avenue, corner of 18th and Ames Avenue, and on their website The Habitat for Humanity ReStore is open Tuesday-Saturday, 9:00am-5:30pm. Deadline for application submission is September 30. If you require additional information or have questions about the application process please contact Kate at the Habitat for Humanity office, (307)637-8067 or E-mail

Tax Refund Program

It is time to apply for the Wyoming Tax Refund for Elderly and Disabled Program. Contact your local Senior Center, Laramie County Senior Services at (307)635-2435 or call The Tax Refund Program at (866)989-8901. Applications must be submitted by August 31, 2015 deadline.

Western Art Show & Sale

The Carol Ludwig Loyer Memorial Western Art Show and Sale, hosted by the Virginia Dale Community Club, will take place Friday, July 24, from 12:00pm-8pm and Saturday, July 25, from 9:00am-4:00pm, at the Virginia Dale Overland Stage Station, 844 County Road 43F, Virginia Dale, Colorado. A portion of the Artists’ proceeds goes towards the restoration of the Stage Station. From 4:00pm-8:00pm on Friday, Ten Bears Winery in LaPorte, Colorado and the Mouco Cheese Company of Fort Collins will provide free samples of wine and cheese. On Saturday from 11:00am-2:00pm, brats will be available for purchase and there will be a free beer tasting provided by Horse and Dragon and the New Belgium breweries of Fort Collins. Visit or call Bill at (307)634-8818 or Richard at (970)430-1798 for information. Interested artists can call Daphne at (970)227-2553.

The Meeting Place

The Meeting Place meets every Saturday, at 2:00pm. They are a non-denominational Christian Outreach. The meetings include teaching, discussion, fellowship, worship and healing prayer. All are welcome. They meet at the Laramie Fire Station #2, 1558 North 23rd Street, Laramie. There is no charge and there is no childcare available. For information, call (307)460-2792 or go to

Old School Reunion

The Old School Reunion III will be held July 22-25, Wednesday-Saturday. There will be a golf day, meet and greet and talent show, banquet and dance and a picnic. Please call Paulette, (307)634-9530 or Ted, (307)221-2783 for more information.

Memorial Fundraiser

The Rocky Mountain Beard and Mustache Club presents the Janessa Spencer Memorial Fundraiser on Saturday, August 1. At 10:00am, the Hot Rod Chop Shine and Show will go on until 12:00pm at High Country Harley Davidson, 3320 East Lincolnway. Penny’s Diner will provide breakfast burritos and green chili by donation. Tickets for a 50/50 drawing will be sold. The party moves to the Redwood Bar, 2105 East Lincolnway, at 12:30pm. Outside there will be barbecue dogs and burgers, a bounce house and dunk tank for the kids in the parking lot. A three-legged race, kids class and adult class, will be held at 1:00pm. A silent auction will end at 6:00pm. There will be live music from 3:00pm-6:00pm. A beard and mustache competition will be held at 6:10pm. Contact Jon Puls, Huey, at 307-369-1836 for more information.