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Cheyenne Frontier Days Cancelled for the First Time

5/29/2020 (Permalink)

At a rodeo. A cowboy on a grey horse, another cowboy roping a brown and white steer. A brown horse without a rider. Cheyenne Frontier Days

2020, a year we will always remember. 

For Cheyenne residents, this will be the first time in the history the “Daddy of ‘em All”, will not be held. This year, 2020, would have marked the 124th year of Cheyenne Frontier Days.

As a community, we are all saddened by this decision. Here is the statement from the Cheyenne Frontier Days Facebook page:

“We are heartbroken to announce that the 2020 Cheyenne Frontier Days has been canceled. This has been an incredibly difficult decision; but the health and safety of our fans, volunteers, contestants, first responders, healthcare workers, and everyone in our community is the only thing that matters right now.

For more info and ticketing questions please visit cfdrodeo.com/event-cancellation/

(https://www.facebook.com/cheyennefrontierdays/)

CFD is not the only rodeo/event impacted by the Coronavirus. Thermopolis Cowboy Rendezvous, Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo, Cody Stampede, Sheridan WYO Rodeo, and the Laramie Jubilee Days have all been canceled as well.

These are all huge events in our Wyoming communities. These events showcase so much about Wyoming. However, the cancellations show so much more about the Wyoming spirit. While these events bring us together, bring the world to our little corner, we know that the truly important thing is all of our citizens. The health and safety of each and every Wyomingite is more valuable than a rodeo. We will miss not having the pancake breakfasts, the parades, and all of the other festivities, but we will know that we stand for each other, we want to make sure we can all be here to enjoy them next year, and for the next 124 years.

We will get through 2020. We will come out bigger, stronger, and better. And we will see you all next year at the “Daddy of ‘em All."

It Feels Like Spring, Sort Of

4/17/2020 (Permalink)

Purple flower blossoming in the snow Crocus blossoming in the snow. (image by Ralph Häusler)

In Cheyenne, Wyoming and surrounding areas we have been experiencing a roller coaster of weather and temperatures. While last week we saw beautiful weather in the high 60s, this week we had yet another heavy snowstorm. April is always a fun month of unexpected weather here in Southeastern Wyoming.

While the weather keeps us on our toes for what kind of shoes to put on our toes; snow boots, rain boots or sandals, SERVPRO of Cheyenne is continuously monitoring the National Weather Services forecast. We are always making sure we are prepared as possible for whatever weather Mother Nature is planning for us.

With spring here, the snow will begin to turn to rains. With the rains and higher temperatures come the snow melting. With the snow melting comes the potential for flooding.

If you find yourself with rain or water coming into your home, please keep in mind these safety tips:

*as quickly as you are able to, move all the contents to a higher level or garage area

*test your sump pump to make sure it is working

*call SERVPRO of Cheyenne at 307-514-9011 to help mitigate your loss as quickly as possible

Coronavirus Commercial Cleaning

3/26/2020 (Permalink)

We are Cleaning Experts

Why SERVPRO

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities. If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today –

SERVPRO of Cheyenne, 307-514-9011

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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!

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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.

Fireworks Danger

6/27/2018 (Permalink)

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

12/8/2017 (Permalink)

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!

12/7/2017 (Permalink)

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

10/2/2017 (Permalink)

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

9/11/2017 (Permalink)

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!

7/31/2017 (Permalink)

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 Damage

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

7/18/2017 (Permalink)

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

7/18/2017 (Permalink)

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

7/18/2017 (Permalink)

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.

Shows

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.

Static Exhibits

The static exhibits will be on display starting August 5th. The static exhibits will be released to participants on August 12th.

Entertainment

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.

Sales

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/ .

Cheyenne Frontier Days

7/10/2017 (Permalink)

ARE YOU READY FOR CHEYENNE FRONTIER DAYS, THE “DADDY OF ‘EM ALL”®?

Cheyenne Frontier Days is right around the corner. This year marks the 121st “Daddy of ‘em all”® will kick off on July 21st 2017 and runs through July 30th 2017.

Attractions

Cheyenne Frontier Days attracts people from all over the world yearly. With events such as the pancake breakfasts, parades, the carnival, chili and chuckwagon cook-offs, shopping, Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo events, the Thunderbirds airshow, and concerts, Cheyenne Frontier Days has something for everybody.

Concerts
This year’s concert lineup includes big name acts such as Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Jason Derulo, Thomas Rhett, Brantley Gilbert, Little Big Town, and Sawyer Brown.

CBR World Finals
As is tradition, the Championship Bull Riding World Finals will be held again in Cheyenne during the “Daddy of ‘em all”®.

Powered By Volunteers
As anyone in Cheyenne knows, the “Daddy of ‘em all”® would not be possible without the 2,500+ volunteers who take great pride on putting on a great show year after year.  

For more information and tickets visit www.cfdrodeo.com

Heat Safety

7/10/2017 (Permalink)

DO YOU KNOW THE DANGERS THAT HOT SUMMER DAYS CAN BRING?

With hot summer weather comes potential health dangers in the form of heat related illnesses. In this post we will cover the illnesses, how to avoid them, and how to treat or seek treatment if you can’t avoid them.

Heat Related Illnesses

The heat related illnesses we are covering today are heat exhaustion, heat cramps, and heat stroke. All three of these illnesses are a result of your body overheating due to prolonged exposure to high temperatures. High activity levels while exposed to high temperatures can escalate heat related illnesses or cause them to occur more rapidly. Those at the highest risk of heat related illnesses are the elderly, the young, persons taking certain medicines, persons whom are chronically ill, and those who work outdoors during high temperatures.

Signs of Heat Related Illnesses

Signs of heat cramps include but are not limited to; severe cramps in the hands, calves or feet.

Signs of heat exhaustion include but are not limited to; increased feeling of being tired, headaches, nausea, increased feeling of being excessively thirsty, muscle cramps and weakness, and dizziness.

Signs of heat stroke include but are not limited to; headache, dizziness, increased feeling of being tired, increase in heart rate, dizziness, decrease in urination, decrease in sweating, and increase in body temperature.

How to Avoid Heat Related Illnesses

Ways to avoid heat related illnesses include but are not limited to; drinking plenty of fluids, staying out of the sun and finding shade, limiting outdoor activities during the hottest parts of the day (between 10 a.m. and 4p.m.), and wearing light-colored clothing.

How to Treat Heat Related Illnesses

Ways to treat heat related illnesses include but are not limited to; re-hydrating with water or sports drinks, getting into shade or air conditioning, and applying a cool damp towel to the back of your neck. Keep in mind heat exhaustion needs to be treated immediately as it can be severe. Also heat stroke is life threatening and needs to be treated by personnel trained in emergency medical situations.

When Storms or Floods hit Cheyenne, SERVPRO is ready!

8/18/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Cheyenne specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Cheyenne, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 307-514-9011

Cheyenne Smoke and Soot Cleanup

8/18/2016 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Cheyenne will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 
307-514-9011

Does Your Cheyenne Home Have A Mold Problem?

8/18/2016 (Permalink)

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 307-514-9011

Cheyenne 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

7/20/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Cheyenne is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 
307-514-9011

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Cheyenne has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Cheyenne

SERVPRO of Cheyenne specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.