“The Challenge Rodeo is one of the best events Cheyenne Frontier Days has to offer. We partner with Laramie County School District and we take students from our schools with special needs and put them in a real, live rodeo performance. We want to let them be part of the Daddy of ‘Em All as well,” said Will Luna, long-time volunteer and coordinator for Cheyenne Frontier Days.
On Wednesday, July 28 the Cheyenne Police Department assisted Cheyenne Fire Rescue in responding to a series of dumpster fires in the Downtown area, one of which also ignited the garage of a near-by residential complex.
Cheyenne Frontier Days is underway, and while many of the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s construction projects in Cheyenne are put on pause during the “Daddy of ‘em All,” there are some lingering traffic impacts that may cause delays for motorists attending this week’s festivities.
“It’s part of our being - it’s the fabric of this community and we are proud of that. It brings a lot of people to our community, shows it off. It also gives those of us that live here a chance to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. That kind of volunteer ethic; it permeates the whole community and makes us all better.”
Earlier this year, the Cheyenne East High School Speech and Debate team won the state championship for the fourth year in a row. The team then went on to compete in the national tournament, which had more than 7,000 competitors from around the United States.
FR crews arrived on scene to find a detached shed to be on fire and spreading to vegetation in the alley. Crews were able to quickly get the fire under control and confine it to the shed. The detached shed was unoccupied along with the adjacent home.
The Cheyenne Botanic Gardens is Wyoming’s only public garden. It exists in one of the most challenging garden climates in the lower 48 states (high winds, regular hail, high altitude, little winter snow cover, and unpredictable first and last frosts).
“Price value matters. How they are spending their hard-earned money and what they are getting for it matters. Being local to the community matters. So you know, it fits the right profile for what we are today and what we will be on a go-forward basis but, no question, the competitive piece is a big driver of it,” said Chief Technology Officer Cash Hagen.
“There is a million and one things going on and that’s just our department, but there is also other community events going, obviously. It’s going to be a summer-filled with music so there is always something to enjoy.”
“It’s definitely a huge partnership; our conversations actually began early in March. We have been working with agencies across the state in preparation. We have been in close contact with Cheyenne Fire and Rescue, AMR, the Emergency Management Agency; really, it is all hands on deck for Cheyenne Frontier Days,” said Alex Farkas, Cheyenne Police Department Public Information Officer.
Laramie County Fire Districts #2 and #8 are holding an election for voters in areas served by the districts on Tues., Aug. 17, according to Laramie County Clerk Debra Lee. The election seeks voter approval for the consolidation or merger of the two fire districts into a single new district called Laramie County Fire Authority.
“There is an obligation they have to their own laws. The community, especially in Cheyenne or the county, is honor-bound to be able to rely upon enforcement of those. So you can’t have laws in the book that we decide we are not going to enforce anymore,” said Animal Control Supervisor, Don Kremer.
“First things first - We want to emphasize the importance of vaccination. We want all of our volunteers, all of the community to be able to participate in our great event. And the best way to ensure you can participate is to vaccinate,” said Mike Smith, Chairman of Public Relations for Cheyenne Frontier Days.