The Cheyenne Historic Preservation Board has already sold over one-third of their inventory of limited-edition Christmas ornaments depicting the Cheyenne Union Pacific Depot! Each ornament comes with a numbered ornament featuring the Cheyenne Depot with a Big Boy Steam Engine insert.
The Cheyenne Urban Forestry Division along with the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens and Rooted in Cheyenne will conduct a contactless drive-thru tree giveaway on Friday, October 2nd from 12pm-1pm in the main parking lot of the Botanic Gardens (710 S. Lions Park Dr.). Three-year old Austrian pine and Black Hills spruce will be available while supplies last. Residents will be limited to two trees per vehicle.
A smooth transition is expected for healthcare providers and clients of the Wyoming Children’s Health Insurance Program, known as Kid Care CHIP, as the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) assumes direct administration of the program.
The Day of Giving Drive-Thru Event on Friday, September 25, at the Kiwanis Community House in Lions Park, provided an opportunity for the community to come together and provide help for thousands of area residents struggling for life’s necessities or dealing with medical issues. The Day of Giving Board sends a big thank-you to all who helped make it a wonderful day!
The Wyoming National Guard hosted an Aviation Familiarization (FAM) Event in Cheyenne, Wyo., Sept. 13-25, 2020, in which members of the Tunisian Air Force participated. Tunisia is Wyoming’s state partner for the National Guard’s State Partnership Program (SPP). The two have been partners since 2004. This event is the first time in 9 months that the partners have been able to get together for a subject matter expert exchange.
FBI is seeking the public’s assistance with obtaining identifying information regarding an unknown male who may have critical information pertaining to the identity of a child victim in an ongoing sexual exploitation investigation.
The FTC had said a merger between Peabody Energy Corp. and Arch Resources Inc. would have created a monopoly that could have resulted in higher energy prices for customers. A U.S. District Court upheld that opinion on Tuesday.
Acclaimed Mormon Tabernacle organist Andrew Unsworth will perform 2 p.m. Oct. 11, 2020, on the Visser-Rowland Tracker Organ at the Cathedral of St. Mary, featured in the 28th edition of the Cheyenne Organ Concert Series. The concert is free and open to the public, but the Concert Series Committee will be observing COVID-19 precautions.
The 2020 Cheyenne Restaurant Week in April was canceled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, in an effort to support Cheyenne’s struggling restaurant industry, Visit Cheyenne and Cheyenne Restaurant week are presenting OctoberFeast, October 11-17, 2020.
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) will be holding a nationwide Virtual Alzheimer’s Walk in the Park during National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. The month-long initiative, which kicks off with an opening ceremony on November 1st, gives our nation a way to get involved in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease from anywhere. Those wishing to get involved can visit www.afawalk.com to learn more or register.
The Cheyenne Historic Preservation Board has already sold over one-third of their inventory of limited-edition Christmas ornaments depicting the Cheyenne Union Pacific Depot! Each ornament comes with a numbered ornament featuring the Cheyenne Depot with a Big Boy Steam Engine insert. The Cheyenne Depot clock tower is shown with a time of 3:07 to pay special homage to our great State. This is the second year of the popular ornament series that featured the Wyoming State Capitol in 2019, which completely sold out!
The Trump Administration today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $1.7 million to provide broadband service in unserved and underserved rural areas in southwestern South Dakota and eastern Wyoming. This investment is part of the $550 million Congress allocated to the second round of the ReConnect Program.
The Cheyenne Veterans Affairs Healthcare System has always been the shining star in providing telehealth services across the nation, as the Veterans Health Administration has focused millions of dollars on technology to reach Veterans in rural areas; however, until recently only a handful of providers were trained on the technology to bring that care to Veterans.
Governor Mark Gordon has worked with the Wyoming Department of Health to ease restrictions on restaurants in the state while continuing efforts to keep the public safe. This comes in new public health orders.
With Halloween just around the corner, Christmas will be at our doors before we know it. To get ready for the season of giving, Laramie County Toys for Tots will be holding a kickoff benefit this Friday, October 2nd at 6 p.m.
The Mullen Fire is another fire to add to the list of those burning across the western United States. “We’ve had really dry conditions, hot conditions, mountain pine beetle, bug kill in the area. A lot of downfall. It makes it so it’s a type of fire where it’s really hard to do any sort of direct attack," said State Forester Bill Crapser, with the State Forestry Division.
The Laramie County Clerk’s office has mailed out a record 13,000 absentee ballots—10,000 more than what is usually sent for a General Election. Twenty percent of those absentee voters have already returned their ballots. County Clerk Debra Lee said 2593 voters have returned their ballots, including the more than 1800 that were delivered on September 25.
Resident and nonresident hunters with specific license types in the area of the Mullen Creek Fire in the Medicine Bow National Forest may be eligible for either a license reservation or refund due to limited access in the Snowy Range.
High school tennis state championship for the girls, Cheyenne Central took home the state title for the fourth year in a row, making it six of the last seven. Kelly Walsh’s boys tennis team won their first state championship, since 1994.
According to the City of Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities Cheyenne’s drinking water is being monitored and continues to remain safe. The Board continues to monitor incoming raw water and treated water for any changes in water quality. The Board’s Water Treatment Plant has advance methods to treat water quality issues associated with ash and sediment from wildfires.