Cheyenne Frontier Days ticket office and online is experiencing very high volume right now – it is taking some time for people to get through, Nicole Gamst spokesperson for Cheyenne Frontier Days said and added this about scalpers. “We can only warn people not to overpay with scalpers – if some choose to do business with them, we can’t prevent them from purchasing.”

only get tickets through www.cfdrodeo.com

Laramie County Library’s Seed Library is open

Seed Library of Laramie County is Open for the 2021 Growing Season

The Seed Library of Laramie County is open and ready to grow! Community members are invited to check out up to 20 packets of seeds from the Seed Library, located at Laramie County Library, and take them home to begin planting their own gardens. There are over 150 varieties of flowers, herbs, and vegetables to choose from and every seed has been carefully chosen for its ability to thrive in Wyoming’s climate. The service and the seeds are free to Laramie County residents and do not require a library card for use. 

To check out seeds from the Seed Library, community members may review the 2021 Seed Catalog and fill out an online form athttps://lclsonline.org/seed-library-order-form/, or they may visit the third floor Ask Here desk at Laramie County Library. Online orders can be picked up from the third floor Ask Here desk or by using the library’s curbside pick-up service. Individuals may order 1–2 packets of each seed variety for a maximum of 20 total packets of seeds.

The Seed Library of Laramie County is a joint project between Laramie County Library System and Laramie County Master Gardeners that began in 2017. The Seed Library functions on a classic borrow-return system that encourages people to borrow seeds, grow them, and return any that are saved from the crop. To learn more about the Seed Library system along with its resources and educational materials, please visithttps://lclsonline.org/seed-library/.

This year’s Seed Catalog has something for everyone and offers everything from pumpkins to snapdragons. Seed varieties are limited, so begin your growing season today with the Seed Library of Laramie County!

Dwight Yoakam coming to Casper, Wy in July

Fri, Apr 9, 2021 at 7:20 AM
DWIGHT YOAKAMFord Wyoming Center – FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2021 at 8:00 PM
CASPER, WY – Dwight Yoakam is coming to the Ford Wyoming Center on Friday, July 2nd. Tickets start at$39.50 plus applicable fees and go on-sale Friday, April 16th at 10:00am. Tickets are available at theSinclairTix Box Office at the Ford Wyoming Center, online at SinclairTix.com, or 800-442-2256.For more information about the Ford Wyoming Center’s COVID-19 protocols, please visithttps://www.fordwyomingcenter.com/center-information/covid-19-information.

About Dwight YoakamDwight Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, and he is a 21-time nominated, multipleGRAMMY Award winner. He has 12 gold albums and 9 platinum or multi-platinum albums, with five ofthose albums topping Billboard’s Country Albums chart and another 14 landing in the Top 10. Nearly 40of Yoakam’s singles have charted on Billboard, with 14 peaking in the Top 10. He is also the recipient ofthe Artist of the Year award from the Americana Music Association, the most prestigious award offeredby the organization. Set for the summer of 2018, the LSD Tour, featuring Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle,and Dwight with support from Los Angeles rock outlier King Leg, unites three of music’s most celebratedand iconic voices on one epic cross-country package for the very first time.
Yoakam’s self-curated SiriusXM channel, titled Dwight Yoakam and The Bakersfield Beat ‘Where CountryWent Mod’, will launch in late April. The channel celebrates the Bakersfield sound and those whom it hasinspired. In 2016, Yoakam released his bluegrass album Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars… on Sugar HillRecords. Featuring a band of bluegrass luminaries, this album boasts a collection of reinterpreted favoritesfrom his catalogue, as well as a cover of Prince’s “Purple Rain”. Produced by nine-time GRAMMY winnerGary Paczosa (Alison Krauss, Dolly Parton), Jon Randall (songwriter of “Whiskey Lullaby”), and Yoakamhimself, and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge, this album reflects the love for bluegrass music that Yoakamdeveloped at an early age in Kentucky and that has inspired him for many years thereafter.
In addition to his musical career, Yoakam is a formidable film and television actor who has appeared inover 40 feature films including Sling Blade and Panic Room. In 2016, he recurred in David E. Kelley’sAmazon series Goliath. Recently, he appeared in director Steven Soderbergh’s film Logan Lucky withChanning Tatum and Daniel Craig. Yoakam is capable of seamlessly melting into his roles and impressivelystanding toe-to-toe with some of the world’s top thespians over the course of his storied and successfulacting career, including Jodie Foster, Tommy Lee Jones, Jared Leto, Forest Whitaker, and MatthewMcConaughey.

Garth Brooks and Eric Church are some of the artists performing at the125th anniversary of CFD and more…



This is a correction to the press information originally given to the media …and the information below is now correct , originally it was printed
July 29: Kane Brown with Restless Road – the correct show date is actually July 30

and the date July 30 with Eric Church with Ashley McBryde – the correct show date is actually July 29
CFD apologizes for the error

The information has been corrected below:

Frontier Nights® lineup announced and tickets on sale April 15

CHEYENNE, WY – April 8, 2021: Today Cheyenne Frontier Days™ (CFD) announced the 2021 Frontier Nights® entertainment series. The Professional Bull Riders (PBR) will return with its exclusive Last Cowboy Standing series and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) Rodeo will return to the arena in 2021.

Tickets will go on sale Thursday, April 15 at 9 a.m. MDT at www.cfdrodeo.com, and by calling (307) 778-7222. The Cheyenne Frontier Days Ticket Office will not be open for in-person sales at this time.

The entertainers announced and added to the 2021 lineup are Garth Brooks with Ned LeDoux; Cody Johnson with Aaron Watson; Maren Morris with TBA; and Kane Brown with Restless Road. Blake Shelton with John King; Eric Church with Ashely McBryde; and Thomas Rhett with Rhett Akins were rescheduled from 2020.

“We are so glad to be sharing this lineup for 2021 tonight,” Contract Acts Chairman Randy Krafft said.  “It has been a long year for all of us and we can’t wait to welcome our fans back to Frontier Park.”

The 125th Cheyenne Frontier Days™ celebration is dedicated to the legendary Chris LeDoux. We are proud to honor Chris LeDoux and his ties to the rodeo and music worlds and his place in Cheyenne Frontier Days™ history. A bronze statue will be added to the sculpture collection on Frontier Park and a dedication will take place on July 23.

Additionally, the 125th annual “Daddy of ‘em All®” will feature nine days of PRCA professional rodeo that will culminate in Championship Sunday where champions are crowned and legends are made.

For two nights, the Top-40 stars of the PBR will return to attempt to conquer the sport’s rankest bulls on the historic Wyoming Dirt at Cheyenne Frontier Days, strapping in for their shot to make the buzzer. A rider must stay on his bull for 8 seconds to advance. If he gets bucked off, he is out of the competition. The grueling match between Man and Beast continues until one prevails and is crowned the Last Cowboy Standing.

There will be hundreds of vendors, a full carnival, artists, food and music that celebrate the history and culture of the American West.

Concert ticket prices range from $49 – $94, rooftop starts at $150. Daily rodeo tickets range from $18 – $35. A $3 discount is offered on rodeo tickets and $5 discount on concert tickets purchased before July 1. PBR tickets range from $25 – $105 with special Elite Seating and V.I.P. tickets also available at various prices.

Fans can upgrade to a Frontier Nights® Fast Pass for early admission to the Party Zone, a voucher for best-available same-day rodeo tickets and a souvenir rodeo program. For a full events schedule and profiles of musical acts, go to www.cfdrodeo.com.

All tickets for all performances will go on-sale Thursday, April 15 at 9 a.m. MDT
2021 Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Entertainment Schedule

July 23:                      Garth Brooks with Ned LeDoux

July 24:                      Thomas Rhett with Rhett Akins

July 25:                      Cody Johnson with Aaron Watson

July 26-27:                 Professional Bull Riders – Last Cowboy Standing

July 28:                      Maren Morris with TBA

July 29:                      Eric Church with Ashley McBryde

July 30:                      Kane Brown with Restless Road

July 31:                      Blake Shelton with John King

July 24–Aug. 1:         PRCA Rodeo Action

Cheyenne Frontier Days is on for 2021!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE from Cheyenne Frontier Days media relations:

Cheyenne Frontier Days Announces Plans for 125thDaddy of em All” 

CHEYENNE, WY — Cheyenne Frontier Days announced plans today for its 125th anniversary celebration, along with Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon and Cheyenne Mayor Patrick Collins, at a news conference at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Event Center. The festival will return to Frontier Park from July 23 to August 1.

Organizers are working closely with and taking guidance from the Governor’s Office and public health officials, including the Global Center for Health Security at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. While they are prepared to implement COVID procedures for cleanliness and sanitation, and will make adjustments as health and safety circumstances dictate, they do not expect any attendance limitations for concerts, rodeo or other CFD outdoor events. 

“We are excited to get back to fulfilling our mission of economic impact to the community, and we look forward to safely welcoming our fans back to Frontier Park this summer,” said Tom Hirsig, CEO of Cheyenne Frontier Days. “It’s been a difficult year for our volunteers, staff, and the entire community. We hope this news will bring some optimism that we can finally see the light at the end of tunnel.” 

Last year the pandemic forced the first cancelation in the iconic Western celebration’s long history, resulting in a significant emotional and economic toll on Cheyenne and the State of Wyoming. Hundreds of thousands of people attend CFD concerts and rodeo performances each year, contributing $28 million to the local economy. In 2019, Cheyenne Frontier Days created over 300 jobs resulting in $5 million in wages and salaries and generated over $1 million in local and state taxes.

“This is welcome news for Wyoming, and people from around the country and the world, who have a trip to Cheyenne Frontier Days on their bucket list,” said Governor Mark Gordon. “Our big message that we want people to hear loud and clear today is that Wyoming is back and we are open for business.” 

“We are proud to welcome rodeo fans and visitors back to Cheyenne this July,” said Mayor Patrick Collins. “Our businesses look forward to hostingguests and locals alike as we work together to support our summer season.”

Cheyenne Frontier Days takes place each summer during the last full week in July, including the world’s largest outdoor rodeo that draws top professionals competing for more than $1 million in cash and prizes. In addition to the daily rodeo action, fans can also enjoy Frontier Nights concerts featuring the biggest names in country music, the Native American Village, the old frontier town, free pancake breakfasts, an art show, a carnival midway, professional bull riding shows and downtown parades featuring antique carriages and automobiles. 

“We are working continuously to safely and responsibly entertain our fans and put on a 125th“Daddy of ‘em All” that they will never forget,” said Hirsig. 

CFD will reveal details about ticket sales and concert performers tomorrow evening, April 8.

For more information on the 2021 Cheyenne Frontier Days event, visit www.cfdrodeo.com.  

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DATE:  April 7, 2021​​

LCSD1 has made its snow make up plan for the March blizzard official

The Laramie County School District 1 has devised a plan for the snow day make up for the record breaking blizzard in March that closed schools for a week.

Beginning Monday, April 12, Laramie County School District 1 high schools will start classes at 7:30 a.m., which is 15 minutes earlier than regularly scheduled. This change will make up for the snow days that occurred March 15-19. The revised schedule will continue through the remainder of the school year.

High school lunch hours will be decreased to a maximum of 30 minutes. Any busing schedules will be communicated by each high school.

This change will not affect elementary and junior high schedules due to the number of instructional contact hoursrequired by Wyoming statute.

According to state statute, districts are required to have a minimum of 175 contact days with students. The state required minimum number of instructional contact hours is 450 at kindergarten, 900 at elementary, 1,050 at junior high and 1,100 at senior high. 

Due to COVID-19 and the catastrophic nature of the winter storm, the Wyoming Department of Education is accepting school year calendar waivers from districts across the state. 

LCSD1’s alternative schedule is being submitted to the State Board of Education on Thursday, April 22 for approval. However, to garner enough minutes to make up for the snow days, this change needed to occur sooner.

The last day of school will remain on Thursday, June 3. High school graduations will occur at Frontier Park on the dates listed below. Specific criteria regarding the number of tickets and COVID-19 protocol will be issued closer to graduation dates.• Wednesday, May 26, 1 p.m., Triumph High• Wednesday, May 26, 3 p.m., South High• Thursday, May 27, 3 p.m., East High• Friday, May 28, 3 p.m., Central High.

If more snow days occur, they will be made up by adding days to the school year.

Laramie County Library has new info regarding loosening some Covid-19 restrictions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE from the Laramie County Library

April 6, 2021

Laramie County Library System to Reopen Three Meeting Rooms at Limited Capacity and Eliminate Three-Hour Time Limit for All Visitors While Maintaining Mask Requirement 

Laramie County Library System will reopen three meeting rooms at a limited capacity for public use on Monday, April 12. The Cottonwood Room will be available to reserve for a maximum of fifty-seven people, the Sunflower for ten people, and the Windflower for four. Reservations can be made by visiting https://lclsonline.org/services/meetingrooms/.

The three-hour time limit for visitors that has been in place since the building reopened in June will be eliminated beginning Monday, April 12. Visitors will be welcome to stay for any duration during normal operating hours. Masks are still required for all visitors and must be worn for the entire duration of their time in the building. While COVID-19 screening questions will no longer be asked upon entry, the mask requirement will still be strictly enforced by security personnel. Social distancing measures will remain in place.

Anyone wishing to use a meeting room should note that failure to comply with the library’s meeting room capacities, social distancing requirements, or mask requirement may result in a 90 day suspension of meeting room privileges. 

Detailed information about meeting room use can be found at https://lclsonline.org/services/meetingrooms/along with information about the library’s new meeting room software. Those with questions about booking a meeting room may call 307-634-6561 or emailmeeting@lclsonline.org.

Laramie County Library System appreciates everyone’s patience and understanding while it continues to make decisions that help ensure the safety and health of library visitors and employees.

Go to www.LaramieCountyLibrary.org or call 307-634-3561 for updated information. 

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Mary Quast the public relations specialist for Laramie County School District had this to say about make up dates for the week missed of school due to snow and road conditions, “The Division of Instruction is working on makeup details and will get information out to parents as soon as it’s available. Spring break will not change due to short notice.”

Press release about LCSD1 school closures for snow

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Dr. Boyd Brown, Superintendent of Schools, boyd.brown@laramie1.org
3-18-21

Out of an abundance of caution, Laramie County School District 1 will not be having school tomorrow Friday, March 19. Factors influencing the decision include—1. Many areas across the district are down to one-lane traffic in subdivisions.2. 80% of the sidewalks are not cleared for students to walk and we do not want them walking in the streets. 3. We cannot run the buses with the narrow streets, tight corners and limited staff. We know that this will impact more than 3,000 of our students. 4. We have one lane traffic by many of our schools and believe the congestion and inability to provide safe drop off areas put students and parents at risk.  5. Having the amount of student and parent traffic on the one-lane streets in a relatively short time period has the possibility of creating choke points and stuck vehicles to exacerbate the situation and may increase vehicle accidents.  

“We appreciate the work our building and grounds crews have accomplished as well as the work the city and county have accomplished regarding clearing the snow from this storm,” LCSD1 Superintendent of Schools Dr. Boyd Brown said. “We believe the safest option for our students is to not have school tomorrow and to allow all the snow removal crews Friday through Sunday to make it safer for students and staff members to attend school.”

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