Burns Farmers Market
Burns Farmers Market will be held in downtown Burns in the park on Main Street from 1:00pm-4:00pm, Saturday, June 27. Shop locally grown veggies, eggs, milk, meat, baked goods and homemade products.
Laramie County Library System to Reopen
Laramie County Library System has reopened with restrictions to reduce the spread of COVID- 19. Due to the reopening of all library facilities, curbside pick-up services will no longer be available as of Tuesday, June 23. Laramie County Library System highly encourages anyone wishing to utilize the library to review the complete list of restrictions and changes at LaramieCountyLibrary.org/covid before visiting any facilities. With restrictions in place, the Cheyenne library will return to its normal operating hours of 10:00am-9:00pm Monday-Thursday, 10:00am-6:00pm Friday and Saturday, and 1:00pm-5:00pm on Sunday. Go to LaramieCountyLibrary.org or call (307)634-3561 for updated information.
Free Zoom Program
Curious about what is blooming out on the prairie or looking for hardy perennials for your yard? Check out www.facebook/laramiecountyextension where pictures and descriptions are posted. The Laramie County Extension is putting on a free Zoom program on growing strawberries and raspberries in Laramie County on Wednesday, July 8, 6:30pm. The UW Laramie County Extension Office is open and working as a virtual office. They are taking phone calls and emailed questions to help with everything from food safety, canning, cooking, baking, horticulture and 4-H to Community Development Education. to register for the Zoom meeting go to [email protected] or for more information call (307)633-3483.
Senior Companion Program Needs You
Could you use an extra $300-$400 a month? The Wyoming Senior Companion Program is looking for men and women to provide free assistance to any adult age 21 and over who may need help in order to remain living independently at home. The Wyoming Senior Companions are volunteers over 55 who act as a friend and assist adults with simple tasks which are often impossible for some persons to accomplish on their own. The program is nationally funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service and by the Wyoming State Department of Health Senior Services Division and United Way. (307)634-1010 or toll free, (877)634-1005.
Vendors Wanted for Cahoon’s Craft Corral
The Cahoon’s Craft Corral is looking for vendors to participate in their fair on Saturday, July 11, 9:00am-5:00pm, next to Riverbend Nursery, 9010 Yellowstone Road. Rent of space proceeds go to Meals on Wheels. For more information, please call (307)638-9275.
Third Annual Discers for Whiskers
The Cheyenne Animal Shelter is now accepting registrations for the third annual Discers for Whiskers disc golf tournament to be held Saturday, July 11, at Dave Romero Park, 1317 Parsley Boulevard. Entry fees begin at $25 and prizes will be given to the top amateur finishers with $150 added cash to the professional purse. The tournament will follow both the COVID-19 PDGA and Wyoming Public health requirements. Learn more or to register your team, log onto cheyenneanimalshelter.org. No same day registration allowed. For 50 years, the Cheyenne Animal Shelter has extended the hand of kindness to neglected and abused companion animals in Cheyenne and Laramie County.
Public Art Call Announced
The Wyoming Arts Council has announced that a new call for entry for public art is open. The Wyoming Department of Health, along with the Veteran’s Commission and State Construction Department, are building the Veteran’s Home of Wyoming Skilled Nursing Facility, located in Buffalo. Through the State of Wyoming’s Art in Public Buildings program, artwork will be commissioned for the exterior of the building. A Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is open to artists with a deadline of July 17, 2020. This is a national RFQ. Wyoming artists will be given preference. The call is available on CaFE (callforentry.org). Additional details, including eligibility requirements, timelines, and budget information are available on CaFE and on the Wyoming Arts Council website, wyoarts.state.wy.us/. Wyoming artists are encouraged to apply. Art in Public Buildings legislation for the State of Wyoming is administered through the Wyoming Arts Council. For more information, please contact Rachel Clifton at the Arts Council at rachel.clif [email protected] or (307)256-0500.
Fur Ball Will Be Going Virtual
The Cheyenne Animal Shelter’s Fur Ball Committee announced that the 2020 Fur Ball is going “virtual.” In light of COVID-19 and the need for social distancing, the Cheyenne Animal Shelter will not be hosting the Fur Ball at Little America. There will be a one-week online auction that will begin on Friday, July 24 and culminate in a one-hour live broadcast (method to be determined) on Friday, July 31. Please email [email protected] for refund options. The Cheyenne Animal Shelter will keep in touch with guests to provide login information and how the online bidding process will work. They appreciate the public’s understanding and while COVID-19 has prevented the ability to see people in person, they look forward to seeing everyone “virtually” in July!
If you have missed getting your child vaccinated due to the COVID-19 pandemic, don’t worry, the Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department can get you caught up on all of your vaccinations. Vaccines are one of the best ways parents can now protect their children from disease, and now more than ever, we need to make sure the community is safe from preventable diseases. Come visit the local public health nurse, walk-ins welcome, at Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department, 100 Central Avenue or call to schedule an appointment at (307)633-4000.
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.
Cheyenne Celtic Festival
The Cheyenne Celtic Festival will be held Friday-Sunday, September 18-20. On Friday, 1:00pm-7:00pm, at the Depot Plaza, corner of Capital and West 15th, attend a Highlander strength competition and end with a Calling of the Celtic Clans at 6:45pm. On Saturday-Sunday, the full Celtic festival with clans, bagpipes, vendors, food, beer and Highland games will be held from 10:00am-4:30pm both days at the Lions Park softball field, 408 South Lions Park Drive.
Summer Reading Challenge
Laramie County Library System invites the community to participate in its virtual Summer Reading Challenge, Imagine Your Story, which will take place solely online through September 31 in an effort to help minimize the spread of COVID-19. Registration for the Summer Reading Challenge 2020 is open to individuals of all ages. Registration is available at lclsonline.org/summer-reading-celebration/. The challenge is free and does not require a library card to participate. For those that wish to register but do not have access to the internet, please call (307)634-3561 for assistance. Every person who completes the challenge by reading 25 books, days or hours will receive a completion prize for their hard reading work. Summer reading is a critical component in maintaining academic skills, and helps fight the summer slide where students lose some of their reading and learning gains from the previous school year.
Cheyenne Transit Services Available
In observance of Independence Day, the programs will not operate and the office will be closed Friday-Saturday, July 3 and 4. The Cheyenne Transit Program (CTP) fixed-route bus service is still suspended but ADA Paratransit services have continued to operate as normal. CTP will make single passenger paratransit and general public curb to curb service available to all residents of Cheyenne for essential trips only, at no cost to the rider. Register by calling (307)637-6253. A name, address, telephone number and date of birth will need to be provided. Schedulers are normally available Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm and Saturday, 10:00am-5:00pm. Service will be provided on a first come, first serve basis.
Archaeology at Sunrise Mine, Tour Powars II
You can take a guided tour of Powars II to see the archaeology at Sunrise Mine. The tour is Saturday, August 15, the gates open at 11:30am and the 3-hour mine and town tour leaves at 1:00pm. This tour will include the Paleoindian Red Ochre Mine and Historic Town of Sunrise. Wear old shoes because they will get stained. $20 for adults, $35 for families, please no credit cards, also lunch is available for purchase for a no-host barbecue at Miners & Stockman’s Steakhouse to follow the tour. Call George Zeimens for information (307)575-2010. Proceeds to benefit the Western History Center. Don’t miss this once in a life-time opportunity!
Cheyenne Animal Shelter Closed Due to COVID-19
The Cheyenne Animal Shelter confirms that an employee has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now receiving medical attention. For the safety of the public, the Shelter will close for adoptions and owner surrenders at least until July 5. Fosters are needed to house pets until such time as they can be adopted. If interested, please contact Bri Mathewson, [email protected] For lost or found pets, contact the Cheyenne Animal Shelter After Hours Lost and Found Hotline at (307)214-5779 and post on their Facebook page by the same name. Help in getting animals safely back home keeps them out of the Shelter. Call the Cheyenne Animal Shelter and file a lost pet report at (307)632-6655. Their hours to receive calls are between 8:00am-4pm daily. Animal Control Officers will do all they can to return stray pets to their owners. Make sure pets have collars and tags, particularly as the Fourth of July gets closer and the sound of fireworks cause pets to escape their owners. For Animal Control, call (307)635-1453. Critter Camp will continue as it is in an area secluded from employees and their workspaces.The Critter Camp classroom, restrooms and water fountains in the area will be cleaned and disinfected twice daily. Masks will be worn by all employees essential to the Critter Camp area. During this difficult time, the Cheyenne Animal Shelter Staff and Board of Directors appreciate the patience, understanding and generosity of their supporters. Check the website for additional information at www.cheyenneanimalshelter.org.