Cheyenne Frontier Days the 122nd “Daddy of ‘em all” ®
Cheyenne Frontier Days is less than a month away! Are you ready?
This year’s festivities start on July 20th and run through July 29th. The “Daddy of ‘em all” ® is in its 122nd year this year. This year there will be a new opening day celebration. This will include a vendor scavenger hunt, wagon rides in the arena, new musical acts on various stages, and a new Wild West show that will be demonstrating some of Cheyenne Frontier Days’ unique history of the last 122 years. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:30 am on July 20th to kick off this event and it will end at 4:30pm.
2018 Night Show Line-up
This year’s night show line-up is as follows:
- July 20th Florida Georgia Line with Michael Ray
- July 21st Cole Swindell with Chase Rice and Morgan Evans
- July 22nd Charlie Daniels Band with Tracy Lawrence
- July 25th Eric Church with Chris Janson
- July 26th Nickelback with Pop Evil
- July 27th Toby Keith with Bobby Bones & the Raging Idiots and Ned Ledoux
- July 28th Dierks Bentley with Kip Moore
Championship Bull Riding/Professional Bull Riding
This year, there is a unique opportunity to see two of the best groups of cowboys in the sport of bull riding compete back to back. Monday July 23rd will feature Professional Bull Riding (PBR). There will be 30 of the best PBR riders competing in this event. Then on Tuesday July 24th Championship Bull Riding will bring their best riders to compete to become the World Champion in the Road to Cheyenne Finals. There is a $100,000 bonus up for grabs by the best of the best.
The fun does not stop at the night show attractions and the opening day celebration! Starting on July 21st and running until the finals on July 29th there is a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association daily rodeo. There is also shopping, a carnival, and live music on various stages daily. There will be pancake breakfasts on July 23rd, 25th, and 27th. The parades run July 21st, 24th, 26th, and 28th. There will be several military events throughout the week. Fort DA Russell Days is held July 20th – 23rd and is held on F.E. Warren Airforce Base. The US Airforce Thunderbirds airshow is being held on July 25th at Laramie County Community College. The Wyoming National Guard open house is also held on July 25th. The US Navy Leap Frogs will be putting on performances throughout the week. There really is something for everyone at the 122nd “Daddy of ‘em all”® Cheyenne Frontier Days!
Powered by volunteers
Cheyenne Frontier Days is a very large event. It would not be possible to put on this event without the 2500+ volunteers who put in work before, during, and after the event to make Cheyenne Frontier Days run flawlessly.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit cfdrodeo.com.
The 4th of July is right around the corner! With the 4th of July celebrations comes fireworks. Fireworks bring several dangers when mishandled including severe injuries or death and fires. The possibility of starting a fire is especially high when in a drought year.
There are several ways to prevent injury and fires when using fireworks.
- Follow any and all local laws, rules, or regulations regarding fireworks.
- Keep a hose and a metal bucket full of water near the site where you are shooting off fireworks.
- When the fireworks are done going off, dispose of them in the metal bucket of water and leave them over night.
- Keep the metal bucket of water away from any structures or vehicles in an area where it won’t be blown over by the wind.
- Fireworks should only be shot off under direct adult supervision. Children should never be given fireworks.
- Do not light fireworks while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Light one firework off at a time and quickly get out of the way before it goes off.
- Never light fireworks indoors or in a garage or near buildings or vehicles.
- Do not experiment with homemade fireworks.
Humans are not the only beings that fireworks affect. Pets have very sensitive hearing so keep them indoors during any and all fireworks shows. This will keep them from getting hurt in their confusion and fear.
Holiday Carpet Woes
The holidays are here! Are you ready?
With all the added things on your to-do list such as shopping for the perfect gifts, decorating, and throwing the perfect holiday party or event, the holidays can be the most hectic and stressful time of the year!
If while you are decorating for the perfect holiday party or event, you noticed your carpets are in desperate need for a deep clean, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Cheyenne for all of your carpet cleaning needs!
With professionally trained technicians, advanced equipment, and products to treat all your carpet cleaning needs, we have all the necessary tools to get your carpets ready for the your next holiday party or event!
For any assistance with carpet cleaning call SERVPRO of CHEYENNE at 307-514-9011.
Holiday Fire Damage!
Let’s face the facts, fires are a danger that happens every day. The holidays are no exception in this. In fact, the holidays bring about a whole new set of fire dangers that may not be as prevalent during the rest of the year.
Ways fires can occur during the holidays include but are not limited to:
- Real trees get too dry
- Decorations and trees are too close to heating elements i.e. fireplace, space heater, etc.
- Lights and decorations have been on too long and have started to overheat
- Candles too close to décor, furniture, decorations, trees etc.
- Lights used outdoors are not rated for external use
- Electric holiday decorations have a short in the wiring
- Holiday meal preparations
Ways to prevent fires during the holidays include but are not limited to:
- Make sure real trees have enough water.
- Make sure decorations and trees are far enough from heating elements to prevent them from overheating.
- Turn your lights and decorations off at night and when you are not at home.
- Keep all candles away from anything flammable including drapes, furniture, trees, decorations, and other décor.
- Make sure that all lights have been tested by a professional organization and that the ones you use out doors are rated for external use.
- Check all electronic components of decorations and lights for exposed wiring and or corrosion.
- Never leave a holiday meal cooking unattended.
For any assistance with damage from a fire call SERVPRO of CHEYENNE at 307-514-9011.
Fire Prevention Month
The American Red Cross says, on average there are 7 people killed a year and 36 people injured a day due to house fires. They also say that there is over $7 billion worth of damage every year due to house fires.
October is national Fire Prevention Month. There are many ways to prevent a fire in your home and becoming one of these statistics.
Ways you can prevent fires in your home
- Keep lighters and matches out of reach of children
- Clean the lint out of your dryer after every use
- Keep flammable materials away from heat sources
- Have your HVAC system tested regularly and repaired as needed
- Never leave appliances such as curling irons, ovens, or grills are running
- Never leave portable heaters, candles, fireplaces unattended
- Never use appliances or electronics with damaged electrical cords
Even with the best preventive measures in place it is best to prepare for a fire. There are several ways you can prepare you and your family for a fire emergency.
Ways you can prepare for a fire disaster
- Have fire detectors located in every bedroom, outside every sleeping area, and on every floor of the house
- Test fire detectors monthly
- Replace the batteries in fire detectors at least once a year
- Have at least two emergency escape routes
- Teach children the emergency escape routes
- Teach children how to dial 9-1-1 in case of an emergency
- Teach children how to stop, drop, and roll in case an article of clothing catches on fire
These are just a few ways to prevent and prepare for a fire emergency for more information contact the American Red Cross.
For any assistance with damage from a fire call SERVPRO of CHEYENNE at 307-514-9011.
Time to Change the Furnace Filter
It’s that time of year! Fall is right around the corner and when the temperature drops the furnace comes on. Before you turn your furnace on for the first time, there is one thing you should do, change the furnace filter. It is recommended that furnace filters get changed once every three months, or every month if you have a pet.
Changing the furnace filters has a lot of advantages. By changing the furnace filters on a regular schedule. You can extend the life of your HVAC system, lower your energy bill, and maintain a healthier air quality in your home.
How can changing your furnace filters do all this?
By changing your furnace filters. Your HVAC system does not have to work so hard to produce the same results. This helps raise the longevity of your system. It also uses less energy this way, thus lowering your energy bill.
Finally changing the furnace filters on a regular schedule helps maintain a healthier air quality within your home. This is because when you have clean air filters, allergens such as dust and pet dandruff will not get recirculated into your home through your HVAC system. Built up allergens can linger for months even after the old filter has been replaced. Allergens can cause allergies, asthma, and repertory problems to develop or worsen.
Lightning in Cheyenne!
Summer Time in Cheyenne
Here in Cheyenne, it is the middle of summer. With summer comes thunderstorms and with thunderstorms comes lightning. In fact, all thunderstorms produce lightning!
Lightning can cause damage to humans, the environment, and structures alike. Lightning is the number one cause of death from natural disasters yearly. For safety reasons, when thunderstorms hit, it is best to stay inside and away from windows. If you can’t get inside, try to get to a vehicle and/or stay away from trees.
Damage to the Environment
Lightning can reach temperatures of up to 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Due to temperatures this high, lightning is known to catch grass and trees on fire with a single strike. If this fire is not contained, it can and will spread to other structures.
Damage to Structures
With lightning reaching such high temperatures, if your house or structure gets hit, you need to call the fire department. Lightning takes the path of least resistance. This means that lightning will travel through metal and wood but not brick. Wood cannot handle the high temperatures that lightning produces and thus will combust.
Have any questions or need emergency service? Call us 24/7 at 307-514-9011!
Hail Damage in Cheyenne
DO YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN HAIL STRIKES?
Cheyenne has experienced a number of major hail storms in the past few years. These storms have caused damage to many cars and buildings. This damage comes in many shapes and sizes, from broken windows, siding damage, to roof damage just to name a few.
What kind of damage can hail cause?
Hail can cause more damage to your home than just to the shingles on your roof and broken windows. When there is roof damage or broken windows from hail, there could possibly be an issue with water damage if the damage is severe enough. In these instances, SERVPRO of Cheyenne is here to help. We can help stop the source of water damage by boarding up and tarping damaged windows, and roofs along with clean up debris from the damage i.e. broken glass. When the source has been stopped, we can also assist with the water damage at hand.
FOR ANY ASSISTANCE WITH DAMAGE FROM HAIL CALL SERVPRO OF CHEYENNE AT 307-514-9011
Farmers' Markets in Cheyenne
Looking for Fresh Local Foods in Cheyenne?
If you are looking for fresh local foods in Cheyenne, you have a few options. There are three farmers’ markets that are held in Cheyenne.
Summer/Fall Farmers’ Market
The Tuesdays Farmers’ Market runs on Tuesdays from June 20th 2017 through October 10th 2017. Located in the Frontier Mall parking lot west of Sears, it starts at 3pm and closes at 6pm. This year the Tuesdays Farmers’ Market will have 32 different vendors. You can find a list of the vendors at http://tuesdaymarket.org/products.htm .
Fall Farmers’ Market
The Cheyenne Farmers’ Market runs Saturdays from August 5th 2017 through October 7th 2017. Located on 15th Street between Carey Avenue and O’Neil Avenue, it starts at 7am and closes at 1pm. This year the Cheyenne Farmers’ will have over 40 vendors. As of August 1st 2017, you can find a vendor map at http://www.calc.net/ .
Winter Farmers Market
The Cheyenne Winter Farmers’ Market typically runs on select Saturdays from November until May. More information on this farmers’ market can be found at https://cheyennewintermarket.wixsite.com/cheyennewintermarket as it becomes available.
2017 Laramie County Fair
2017 Laramie County Fair is right around the corner!
Are you ready for the 110th Laramie County Fair? This two week-long event starts July 31st 2017 and goes through August 12th 2017. This year, they will be holding the event in a split venue. Part of the event will be held at the Archer Complex and the other part will be held at Frontier Park.
The major shows held at the Archer Complex this year are the horse and poultry shows. The major shows held at Frontier Park this year are the sheep show, the cattle show, the pig show, and the round robin shows. The horse show runs from July 31st through August 2nd. The poultry show runs July 31st and August 1st. The sheep show is August 8th. The cattle show runs August 9th and 10th. The pig show is August 9th. The round robin shows round out the week on August 11th.
The static exhibits will be on display starting August 5th. The static exhibits will be released to participants on August 12th.
The Laramie County Fair has several entertainment events occurring during the two weeks. All of the entertainment events are held in the Frontier Park arena. The first event is the Truck and Tractor Pull which will be held on August 5th at 630pm. The Mutton Bustin’ event will be held on August 8th at 630pm. The always fun, Pig Wrestling event will be held on August 9th at 630pm. Finally, the Demolition Derby will be held August 11th at 6pm.
Finishing up the Laramie County Fair are the 4-H sale and the FFA sale. The FFA sale will be held at the ice and event center on August 11th starting at 7pm. The 4-H sale will be held in the beef barn at Frontier Park on August 12th starting at 10am.
More information about the Laramie County Fair can be found at http://www.laramiecountyfair.com/ .