Community Calendar

Application Extended for Mayor’s Youth Council
The application deadline for 2020-2021 Mayor’s Youth Council has been extended to Friday, May 1. The Mayor’s Youth Council is for community minded young people who are interested in learning more about City government, civic trusteeship, and community leadership. Positions are open for high school students between the ages of 14-18. Those interested must attend school, or be home schooled, and reside in Cheyenne. The 2020-2021 term will begin in August 2020 and conclude in May 2021. Selected youth will have an opportunity to actively participate in a variety of activities and programs, including team building, working one-on-one with the Mayor and other City officials, addressing issues affecting youth and the community, learning about City departments and how they function, and tours of City facilities. Typically, two meetings are held each month and the estimated time commitment is 4 to 5 hours a month. Applications are available online at http://www.cheyennecity.org/index.aspx?NID=325. Deadline for applications is 5:00pm on Friday, May 1.

STRIDE Learning Center Destroying Records
After Friday, May 15, STRIDE Learning Center will be destroying the records of children who left STRIDE during the 2012-2013 school year. Parents or guardians who would like their child’s records please call (307)632-2991 and leave a message, including child’s name and birth date, and they will return your call.

Feeding Horses, Beekeeping & Gardening
The U.W. Laramie County Extension Office will be hosting three free programs via Zoom at 6:30pm, starting Monday, May 4 and running through Wednesday, May 6. May 4 is “Feeding your Horse and what they need.” May 5 is on Beekeeping, May 6 is Veggie Gardening with the Laramie County Master Gardeners. Additionally, on KGAB (am 650), Saturday at 12:30pm there will be a “Veggie Gardening for Success” radio program, callers are welcome. For more information, check out the Laramie County Extension Facebook page.

Animal Foster Care Needed
Cheyenne Animal Shelter has great need for foster care volunteers throughout the year! By opening your home and your heart, you can help them save more lives. Their foster program is at no cost to you. Please contact Bev at (307)632-6655 or email [email protected]

Empowered to Connect Conference
VIRTUAL Empowered to Connect Conference 2018 Link – free! Practical teaching designed to encourage, educate, and equip foster parents, those considering adoption or foster care, and those who are serving and supporting others, including social workers, agency professionals, church staff and ministry leaders, counselors, and therapists to better serve children impacted by adoption and foster care. Featuring presentations on Trust-Based Relational Intervention Methods to help bring families attachment and connection. To receive the link, contact Katie Yim with Bethany Christian Services at [email protected] The link will work from now until May 31, so you can watch the two days of transformational material on your own schedule from your own home.

Urban Forestry Spraying Trees in Parks
Crews from the City of Cheyenne Urban Forestry Division will be spraying spruce trees to prevent ips beetle infestation at several city parks and city-owned properties this week. Spruce trees will be treated on calm days to minimize the drift. Crews will need to spray the entire trunk and larger branches with an insecticide. Residents are being asked to stay away from spraying crews and avoid parking vehicles adjacent to trees being sprayed. Crews may have to close off parking spaces and sidewalks to give themselves adequate space to work. If you have questions, contact Urban Forestry at (307)637-6428.

Check On 2 Campaign
The Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce is announcing the Check On 2 campaign — a movement dedicated to showing support and spreading positivity to local businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak. Check On 2 is designed to become a chain-reaction which will foster a support system within the greater Cheyenne business community. The Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce is challenging the local business community to participate. The rules are simple; local business owners should reach out to two individuals (friends in business, associates, clients, employees, etc.) and simply check on them. During the conversation, ask how they are doing, offer to purchase a carry-out item for them from a local restaurant, purchase them a local gift card, ask if they need help, and spread positivity. Finish the conversation by asking them to pass the challenge forward, by encouraging them to contact two more community members. Following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines of limiting in-person contact is important, so plan to call or text the businesses you are checking on. Use the hashtag, #CheckOn2 and tag the Chamber on social media ([email protected] and Instagram @CheyenneChamber) with comments, photos and videos to show your support.

Vegetable, Seed, Lawn, Shrub Concerns?
Have seed starting or vegetable growing questions, lawn issues, tree and shrub concerns? Please call the U.W. Laramie County Extension Office at (307)633-4383 for information. There is no charge for their research based advice.

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