Environmental Health Division helps keep people safe at Cheyenne Frontier Days

A "sticky fly trap" that the Environmental Health Division uses for fly control during CFD.
A "sticky fly trap" that the Environmental Health Division uses for fly control during CFD.(Will Thomas)
Published: Jul. 30, 2021 at 5:02 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - While tens of thousands have been enjoying the 125th Cheyenne Frontier Days, the Environmental Health Division of the Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department has been working behind the scenes to keep visitors and residents safe.

“We go through every one of the stands on multiple occasions to make sure that people are working in a sanitary manner, that they’re keeping hot food hot and cold food cold. So that we don’t pass on any food born illnesses to our local citizens or to the people who come to Cheyenne to spend their money, because we want them to have a good experience and come back again and again,” said CLCHD Environmental Health Director, Roy Kroeger.

Kroeger said with food inspections, plus the amount of cattle and horses in the park, comes fly control. They have a handful of ways to limit the amount of flies including: sticky fly traps, fly eliminators, NemAttack and disposable fly traps.

Environmental Health also makes sure visitors know the rules of the campgrounds. Like making sure they are not dumping their greywater or sewage on the ground. These operations aren’t new though, they have been going on at Cheyenne Frontier Days and in the Cheyenne community for years.

“This is my 28th Frontier Days and it’s been a very important thing. We set aside most of what we do the rest of the year just to make sure that we’re out here keeping on top of things and keeping the guests happy, the citizens happy.”

Kroeger said he and his crew take this work very seriously, and appreciate being able to keep visitors and the residents of Cheyenne safe.

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