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Safety First This Thanksgiving

11/19/2019 (Permalink)

Cooked food on plates Happy Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving comes food; turkey! You have to pick out just the right bird, the perfect one to feed your family and friends. Once you have chosen “the” bird, you have to determine how to cook it. There is the tried and true baking it in the oven, deep frying it in the deep fryer, some even pull out the grill.

No matter which way you choose to prepare your feast please keep in mind that The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) states that Thanksgiving is the leading day for cooking fires. There are THREE times as more cooking fires than on an average day.

Some easy things to do to keep your family and home safe is:

Check your food regularly.

Be alert.

Don’t leave your house when you are cooking. If you have to run out to get something, turn everything off and then resume when you get back.

If you are frying your turkey in a fryer:

Make sure that the turkey is defrosted before cooking…water/ice do not mix with oil.

Keep children and pets away from the fryer.

Always place the fryer on a level surface.

Protect your eyes and hands, oil burns are painful and could be devastating.

Here at SERVPRO of Cheyenne, we want everyone to have a safe, happy and wonderful Thanksgiving!

So please use caution and discretion when getting that dinner ready, regardless of how you are going to cook it.

For more safety tips please visit https://www.nfpa.org/

Are you and your home winter ready?

11/1/2019 (Permalink)

Midnight Snow A winter home

We all know it, even if some of us are still in denial; winter weather is here.

The blowing snow, the freezing temperatures with even colder wind chill, all of it is upon us again for another go around. Are you ready for it, and I don’t just mean mentally? Have you gone through and winterized your home?

Below are things that the CDC recommends that you do to make sure your home is winter ready.

First you need to check your heating system.

Make sure everything is cleaned. Make sure everything works and make sure vents to outside are open and free of debris.

If you are lucky enough to have a fire place, make sure you inspect and clean both the fireplace and the chimneys.

Make sure you have working smoke detectors. Test them, replace the batteries, make sure they are working properly.

Having a carbon monoxide detector is also recommended. As with smoke detectors, make sure to change the batteries and check that it is working properly.

Be sure to visit CDC’s WINTER WEATHER webpage for more winter weather safety tips. https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/winter/index.html

Fire Prevention

10/10/2019 (Permalink)

“NOT EVERY HERO WEARS A CAPE. PLAN AND PRACTICE YOUR ESCAPE!”

Fire prevention week runs from October 6th through October 12th this year.

Plan and Practice. That is the theme of this year. NFPA, National Fire Protection Association wants everyone to have a fire plan and to practice that plan. They suggest that every household practice their plan at least twice a year.

According to Lorraine Carli, vice president of Outreach and advocacy at NFPA, “People tend to underestimate their risk to fire, particularly at home. That over-confidence lends itself to a complacency toward home escape planning and practice,” said Carli. “But in a fire situation, we’ve seen time and again that advance planning can make a potentially life-saving difference.” (https://www.firehouse.com/prevention-investigation/press-release/21083302/nfpa-national-fire-protection-association-nfpa-announces-theme-for-fire-prevention-week)

Here at SERVPRO of Cheyenne, we ask that everyone talk with your family about the dangers of fire. Talk to your children about how quickly a fire can spread. Speak to them about matches and candles, even portable heaters. Make sure everyone in your family knows just how dangerous fire can be. After you have talked about causes and precautions to take regarding

Every home should have an escape plan. Every home needs to make sure that they have WORKING smoke alarms in their home, one on each level of the home and to have one near all sleeping areas.

Make sure you have at least two routes of escape, typically these are a door and a window. Lastly, make sure that you have a meeting place that every member of your household knows about.

Knowing what to do is only half the battle. Now make sure you practice the plan with everyone in the home. This allows everyone to be a little more prepared in case of an actual fire. Everyone will know what to do and where to meet.

If you would like more information or resources please visit https://www.nfpa.org/fpw.

Remember, not every hero wears a cape!

Please visit SERVPRO of Cheyenne’s Facebook page to see a video on just how quickly a fire can spread. https://www.facebook.com/pg/SERVPROofCheyenne/posts/?ref=page_internal

May is Here!

4/30/2019 (Permalink)

We will always remember

May 2019 is upon us

Can you believe it is already May? Weren’t we just covered in snow from a blizzard?

I know we here at SERVPRO of Cheyenne are hoping that May brings us some beautiful weather for lots of outdoor time, as the month of May has some pretty significant holidays for us to celebrate.

First, there is Cinco de Mayo; which, as always, falls on the 5th of May. Many of us associate this holiday as Mexican Independence Day, celebrating with Margaritas and delicious Mexican food. However, Cinco de Mayo is not actually Mexican Independence Day at all, which is celebrated on September 16th. Rather, Cinco de Mayo is a day that commemorates the Mexican army's victory, on May 5, 1862, over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). This from www.calendar-365.com. However, here in the US, we do celebrate American-Mexican culture and heritage on Cinco de Mayo as well. It is a wonderful day to educate about and celebrate the culture and history of Americans of Mexican descent.

Now, May 12th is a very important day, (cough, talking to my kids right now, cough). May 12th, 2019 is Mother’s Day.

 Who hasn’t made the macaroni necklace or handcrafted a card for their mom on Mother’s Day?

Interestingly though, Mother’s Day has been observed in some form since the ancient Greek and Roman times. It also has a rich history for the United States, dating back to the Civil War, as a peace movement and the meeting of groups of mothers whose sons had fought or died in the American Civil War. According to www.history.com, “The official Mother’s Day holiday arose in the 1900s as a result of the efforts of Anna Jarvis, daughter of Ann Reeves Jarvis. Following her mother’s 1905 death, Anna Jarvis conceived of Mother’s Day as a way of honoring the sacrifices mothers made for their children.” I highly suggest going to their website to read more about the history of Mother’s Day.

History aside, we all need to make sure we honor the mothers, step-mothers, grandmothers, foster mothers in our lives to make sure they know how much we love and appreciate them.    

In May we also celebrate a truly valuable section of our society. Those who serve and have served our nation in the Armed Forces.

May 18th, 2019 is Armed Forces Day. On this day we pay tribute to all of the men and women who are currently serving in the United States’ armed forces. Per calendar-365.com, Armed Forces Day dates back to August 31, 1949. It was meant as a day to combine the separate holidays to commemorate each branch of the military; Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and the Coast Guard. Each branch does still have its own holidays observed, but make sure to thank anyone who is actively serving on Armed Forces Day (or really on any day for that matter) and let them know how much we appreciate them and their service.

May 27th, 2019 will no doubt be a day of BBQ’s and family gatherings (please be a sunny day). It is the unofficial beginning of summer! However, we should not forget though, the significance of this day. May 27th, 2019 is Memorial Day. Whereas on the 18th we were appreciating those who are currently serving our country, the 27th is meant to be a day to of honor and remembrance, of all deceased veterans of all the wars fought by American forces.

As Time.com points out, “the holiday, originally known as Decoration Day, started after the Civil War to honor the Union and Confederate dead.” “The final event that cemented the modern culture of Memorial Day in America was in 1968 when Congress passed the Uniform Holiday Act, designating Memorial Day as the last Monday in May rather than May 30, as it had previously been observed.”

So, while we are appreciating the (hopefully) warm weather, enjoying the company of those around us, remember those who fought and died for our country. Those who dedicated some portion of their lives to the service of our country.

Spring is Officially Here!!

4/4/2019 (Permalink)

Do you really know how deep the water is?

We here in Cheyenne know what that means: unpredictable weather!

We all know how it goes, one day it is a beautiful, sunny day, 70 degrees out; then the next day? Snow or hail storm. As the saying goes, “if you don’t like the weather in Cheyenne, wait 15 minutes.”

As we are finally starting to warm up here in “The Magic City of the Plains”, we need to be aware that all that snowfall we had will be melting, and melting snow can lead to spring flooding.

Here at SERVPRO®  of Cheyenne, we want you to be as prepared as possible. Here are some great tips from FEMA to keep your family, your home, your business and your finances protected. 

Spring Flood Tips

Be Prepared

First and foremost, be prepared! Have a family evacuation plan in place. Practice your family emergency plan. Plan and practice flood evacuation routes from home, work, and school that are on Make sure that your important papers and any valuables are kept in a safe and dry place.

Download our SERVPRO Ready Plan App. https://ready.SERVPRO.com/Home/MobileApp

With our app, you can keep all of your important numbers: family, insurance, utility company and all major contacts in one place. It will be accessible to you whenever and wherever you need, with your smartphone or computer.

Insurance

Homeowner’s insurance will not cover floods!

If you want your home protected, you must purchase a separate policy for flood protection.

While flood damage is not typically covered in a standard homeowner’s policy, you do have options. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) flood insurance is available for renters, homeowners, as well as businesses as a special policy that is federally backed by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). This federal program is managed by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Administration). The NFIP allows property owners in participating communities to buy insurance to protect against flood losses. In order for a homeowner to be able to purchase excess flood insurance, they must be covered by NFIP flood insurance first.   

An average flood policy costs around $600 a year and rates start at just $129 a year for homes in moderate-to-low-risk areas.

For more information, Visit floodsmart.gov (or call 1-800-427-2419) to learn more about individual flood risk, explore coverage options, and to find an agent in your area or the Wyoming Insurance Department (www.doi.wyo.gov) or at 1-307-777-7401.

Stay Alert While Driving

Avoid flooded streets. It is a simple rule to follow, if the roadway is submerged, do not travel on that road. You have no way of knowing how deep the water is. If the roadway is flooded, turn around.

After a Flood

Always Check for damage.

Before you re-enter your home, check for any structural damage. If at any point you suspect that your water, gas, electric, or sewer lines have been damaged, CONTACT THE AUTHORITIES.

Once you have established it is safe to return to your home; remove wet contents immediately. According to FEMA, wet carpeting, furniture, bedding, and any other items holding moisture can develop mold within 24 to 48 hours.

Call SERVPRO® of Cheyenne at 307-514-9011 to extract any standing water and to mitigate any mold growth, to clean and disinfect everything touched by floodwaters. Our franchise professionals have the training and experience to make flood damage “Like it never even happened.” 

December Calendar of Events in Cheyenne Wyoming

11/27/2018 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of Cheyenne, we have heard it time and time again that there is very little to do when you have kids in Cheyenne. So, we will be posting events happening around town every month that are kid friendly and open to the public. All Events posted here are free to the public and suitable for kids of all ages unless otherwise stated.

December 2018 family friendly events in Cheyenne Wyoming.

  • December 1st 9am – 5pm
    Tinsel Through Time: White Christmas at the Historic Governors’ Mansion
    300 East 21st Street, Cheyenne, WY 82001
    This event will then reoccur Wednesdays - Saturdays through December 22
  • December 1st – December 31st Times subject to change and weather
    Ice on the Plaza at the Depot Square
    121 W 15th Street, Cheyenne, WY 82001
  • December 1st – December 31st 6:30pm – 8:30pm
    Hemi Lighted Forest of Hope
    6565 Ashley Drive, Cheyenne, WY 82009
    Admission is by donation, hay rides are free, and train rides are $1
    All proceeds to benefit The Hemispherectomy Foundation
  • December 1st – December 23rd 10am - 5pm
    1000 Faces of Santa at the Paul Smith Children’s Village
    616 S. Lions Park Drive, Cheyenne, WY 82001
  • December 1st – December 23rd 10am – 5pm
    Elves off their Shelves at the Paul Smith Children’s Village
    616 S. Lions Park Drive, Cheyenne, WY 82001
  • December 1st 9am – 3pm
    Alta Vista Holiday Fest at Alta Vista Elementary School
    1514 E 16th Street, Cheyenne, WY 82001
  • December 1st 11am – 1130am
    Kids Class at the Country Doctor Nutritional Center
    1801 Logan Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82001
  • December 1st 6pm
    The King’s Christmas Festival: A Renaissance Christmas at King of Glory Lutheran
    8806 Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, WY 82009
  • December 2nd 3pm
    LCCC Holiday Concert: Instrumental Ensembles at South High School Auditorium
    1213 W Allison Road, Cheyenne, WY 82007
  • December 3rd 1:15pm
    YAS! Young Activities Squad – Cookie Party at the Laramie County Library
    Teen Zone, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82001
  • December 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th 4pm – 5pm
    Chess Club for Kids at the Laramie County Library
    2nd Floor, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82001
  • December 6th 7pm
    Angel Walk at Lake View Cemetery
    2501 Seymore Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82001
  • December 7th 7pm
    Cheyenne Youth Symphony Concert at South High School Auditorium
    1213 W Allison Road, Cheyenne, WY 82007
  • December 7th and 8th 10am – 5pm
    Santa Claus, Campfire, and Cocoa at the Paul Smith Children’s Village
    616 S. Lions Park Drive, Cheyenne, WY 82001
  • December 8th and 9th 10am – 5pm
    Annual Depot Museum Holiday Mart at the Cheyenne Depot
    121 W 15th Street, Cheyenne, WY 82001
  • December 8th 10am – 2pm
    Santa at Kids Deserve Dads
    2823 Central Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82001
  • December 8th 1pm
    45th Annual Tuba Christmas at The Cheyenne Depot
    121 W 15th Street, Cheyenne, WY 82001
  • December 9th 3pm
    LCCC Holiday Concert: Vocal Ensembles at St Mark’s Episcopal Church
    1908 Central Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82001
  • December 14th 6pm
    Family After Hours Christmas Karaoke at the Laramie County Library
    Cottonwood Room, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82001
  • December 15th 4pm – 6pm
    Caroling and Hot Chocolate at the Plains Hotel
    1600 Central Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82001
  • December 16th 6:30 pm
    Holy Hands Choir Winter Concert at First Baptist Church
    1800 E Pershing Blvd, Cheyenne, WY 82001
  • December 27th 1pm – 5pm
    On Comet! Or Have a Ball at Paul Smith Children’s Village
    616 S. Lions Park Drive, Cheyenne, WY 82001
  • December 31st 11:30am – 1:30pm
    New Years at Noon at the Laramie County Library
    Cottonwood Room, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82001
  • December 31st 3pm – 6pm
    The New Year’s Eve Ball Drop – Children’s Event at the Depot and Depot Plaza
    121 W 15th Street, Cheyenne, WY 82001
  • December 31st 10pm
    The New Year’s Eve Ball Drop at the Depot Plaza
    121 W 15th Street, Cheyenne, WY 82001

If you know of an event that is family friendly, open to the public, and has free admission occurring in January, please contact Cassie at Office@SERVPROcheyenne.com to have it added to our list.

November Calendar of Events in Cheyenne Wy

11/15/2018 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of Cheyenne, we have heard it time and time again that there is very little to do when you have kids in Cheyenne. So, we will be posting events happening around town every month that are kid friendly and open to the public. All Events posted here are free to the public and suitable for kids of all ages unless otherwise stated.

November 2018 Family friendly events in Cheyenne Wyoming.

  • November 16th 4pm-8pm
    Tinsel Through Time: White Christmas at the Historic Governors’ Mansion
    300 East 21st Street, Cheyenne, Wy 82001
    This event will then reoccur 9am – 5pm Wednesdays - Saturdays through December 22
  • November 17th 9am – 3pm
    A Country Christmas at the Laramie County Fair at the Archer Complex
    M & K Building, 3967 Archer Parkway, Cheyenne, Wy 82009
  • November 17th 10am – 3pm
    Heroes Holiday Mart at the Ashers Upstairs
    500 W 15th Street, Cheyenne, Wy 82001
  • November 18th 2pm – 4pm
    Family Movie: Compassionate Cheyenne – The Good Lie at the Laramie County Library
    2200 Pioneer Ave, Cheyenne, Wy 82001
    This movie is PG-13.
  • November 23rd – December 31st Times subject to change and weather
    Ice on the Plaza at the Depot Square
    121 W 15th Street, Cheyenne, Wy 82001
  • November 24th 8am- 4pm
    Atlas Holiday Mart at the Atlas Theatre
    211 West Lincolnway, Cheyenne, Wy 82001
  • November 24th 5:30 pm
    28th Annual Christmas Parade – Christmas Around the World
    Downtown Cheyenne on Capitol Ave and 24th Street
  • November 24th – December 31st 6:30 pm-8:30pm
    Hemi Lighted Forest of Hope
    6565 Ashley Drive, Cheyenne, Wy 82009
    Admission is by donation, hay rides are free, and train rides are $1
    All proceeds to benefit The Hemispherectomy Foundation
  • November 29th 5pm
    Tinsel Throughout Time: Craft in a Flash! at the Historic Governors’ Mansion
    300 E 21st Street, Cheyenne, Wy 82001
  • November 30th 4:15pm
    Tween Sci-fi Friday at the Laramie County Library
    2200 Pioneer Ave, Cheyenne, Wy 82001
    For Students in grades 3-6

If you know of an event that is family friendly, open to the public, and has free admission occurring in November, please contact Cassie at Office@SERVPROcheyenne.com to have it added to our list.

October 2018 Events in Cheyenne Wyoming

10/15/2018 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of Cheyenne, we have heard it time and time again that there is very little to do when you have kids in Cheyenne. So, we will be posting events happening around town every month that are kid friendly, open to the public, and have free admission.


October 2018 Family Friendly Events in Cheyenne Wyoming:

  • September 22nd- November 13th All day
    The Way We Worked at the Laramie County Library
    2200 Pioneer Ave, Cheyenne WY 82001
  • October 20th 10am-4pm
    Festival Farmers & Crafters Market at Riverbend Nursery & Stone Company
    8908 Yellowstone Rd, Cheyenne WY 82009
  • October 20th 11am-2pm
    Family Fun Day at Cheyenne Berean Church
    5716 Powderhouse Rd, Cheyenne WY 82009
  • October 20th 7pm-9pm
    The Haunted Stacks at the Laramie County Library
    2200 Pioneer Ave, Cheyenne WY 82001
  • October 21st 3pm-4pm
    LCCC’s Fall Instrumental Concert at East High School Performance Hall
    2800 Pershing Blvd, Cheyenne WY 82001
  • October 21st 5pm-8pm
    2nd Annual Trunk or Treat & Chili Cook Off at Cheyenne Hills Church
    7505 US Highway 30, Cheyenne WY 82001
  • October 27th 10am-9pm
    Halloween Comic Fest at The Collection Guys – Comic & Cards
    1102 Logan Ave, Cheyenne WY 82001
  • October 27th 11 am
    Trunk or Treat at TNT’s Advanced Automotive
    807 S Greeley Highway, Cheyenne WY 82007
  • October 27th 11am-1pm
    The Great Pumpkin Giveaway at The Coldwell Banker The Property Exchange
    255 Story Blvd, Cheyenne WY 82009
  • October 27th 3pm-5pm
    Pumpkin Fair at Laramie County Library, 2nd Floor, Cottonwood & Willow Rooms
    2200 Pioneer Ave, Cheyenne WY 82001
  • October 27th 4pm-6pm
    Fire Fighter Trunk or Treat at Cheyenne Fire Department
    1720 Cleveland Ave, Cheyenne WY 82001
  • October 27th 5pm-7pm
    Fall Fun Festival at Yellowstone Baptist Church
    9204 Yellowstone Rd, Cheyenne WY 82009
  • October 31st 4pm-6pm
    Magic City Enterprises Trunk or Treat at Magic City Enterprises
    1750 Westland Rd, Cheyenne WY 82001
  • October 31st 4pm-7pm
    A Night at the Museum at Wyoming State Museum
    2301 Central Ave, Cheyenne WY 82002
  • October 31 5pm-7pm
    Trick-or-Treat at Frontier Mall
    1400 Dell Range Blvd, Cheyenne WY 82009
  • October 31st 5pm-7pm
    Trunk or Treat at Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie # 128 “The Teddy Roosevelt Lodge”
    1600 Thomes Ave, Cheyenne WY 82001
  • October 31st 6pm-8pm
    Trunk or Treat at Church of the Trinity
    1808 Hot Springs Ave, Cheyenne WY 82001


If you know of an event that is family friendly, open to the public, and has free admission occurring in November, please contact Cassie at Office@SERVPROcheyenne.com to have it added to our list.

Power outage safety

10/15/2018 (Permalink)

A squirrel eating power lines, an ice storm in February, a wind storm any time of year, a car colliding with a utility pole, these are all examples of things that can cause a power outage.  Power outages are especially dangerous for the elderly and young children. Do you know what to do in case of an un expected power outage to protect you and your family?

Things to do before a power outage.

  • Stock a central location with flashlights, batteries, and candles
  • Make sure you have nonperishable food that is easily accessible
  • Have carbon monoxide detectors installed in your home with a battery backup.

Things to do during the power outage

  • If there is extreme heat or cold and it is safe, get to a different location for heat or cooling
  • Know how long medications that need to be refrigerated can last at higher temperatures
  • Keep fridge and freezer doors cold so the food stays cold longer
  • Unplug electronics so when the power comes back they don’t short out

Things to do after the power outage

  • Take the temperature of food
  • Throw out food items that have gotten to warm
  • Replenish stocks of batteries, flashlights, and candles

Speak with your doctor if your medication got too warm

Cheyenne Frontier Days the 122nd “Daddy of ‘em all” ®

6/29/2018 (Permalink)

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.

Daily Attractions

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.