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RELOCATION GUIDE:

Cheyenne, WY


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Table of CONTENTS Why Cheyenne

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5 Friendly Reasons

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History of Cheyenne

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Current Cheyenne

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Live Comfortably

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Cost of Living Comparison

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Parks & Recreation

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The Great Outdoors

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Western & Historical Cheyenne

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Big Boots Cheyenne

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The Daddy of ‘Em All

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Cultural Arts Cheyenne

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Laramie County Library

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Education Opportunities

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Train Attractions

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General Things to Do

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Why CHEYENNE Living and Working in Cheyenne Cheyenne, Wyoming’s capital city, is located along the route of the nation’s first transcontinental improved thoroughfare, the historic Lincoln Highway. Today, Cheyenne sits at the intersection of two major interstates, providing easy, over-the-road access to the entire country. Cheyenne is a clean, growing, affordable city that blends the historic and the modern in a business-friendly state that has no income or corporate taxes. Its proximity to Denver (just 90 miles south) and the Front Range, its moderate climate, and its friendly inhabitants, make Cheyenne a highly appealing place to live, work, and play.

Cheyenne Offers:

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A skilled, educated workforce A mid-sized city's amenities and a casual, relaxed lifestyle Cultural attractions, including an active arts community, museums, symphony, amateur theater group and more Excellent private and public elementary and secondary schools, a community college with academic and lifestyle enrichment classes

Crossroads of I-25 and I-80 I-80 runs from NJ to CA - bisecting WY I-25 runs from Mexico to WY & into I-90 90 minutes north of Denver & Boulder, CO 45 minutes north of Ft Collins & Greeley, CO

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LEED® Gold Certified Laramie County Library Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, a full-service healthcare facility A large and growing retail business that includes national home improvement, department store, specialty and restaurant chains Five golf courses, extensive walking/biking trails network, botanic gardens, community parks, outdoor and indoor tennis courts, indoor ice rink Year-round recreational opportunities, including hiking, skiing, hunting, fishing, camping, and cycling


5 Friendly REASONS We’re happy to call Cheyenne home, and here are five friendly reasons:

Real Estate Friendly Cheyenne's real estate market remained largely stable throughout the economic downturn and national recession of the late 'oughts, during a time when many real estate markets were (and some still are) woefully depressed. Cheyenne is alive and well… and on an upward trend in market strength through most of the 'teens, that shows no sign of slowing in the forecast. It's a good place to make a smart real estate investment.

Fun & Family Friendly Annual surveys by various national websites, magazines, and blogs routinely rank Cheyenne and Wyoming in the top five on their lists of family-friendly cities, favorable education environment, and recreational opportunities. Criteria – in addition to education – include diverse employment opportunities, access to a wide range of outdoor activities, and low crime rates, making Cheyenne an ideal place to live, learn, work, and play.

Air Friendly The American Lung Association’s annual “State of the Air” report rates cities by air pollution levels, and Cheyenne boasts some of the cleanest air in the nation. Routinely at the top for both short-term and yearround particle pollution, Cheyenne’s air pollution levels are consistently the lowest among American cities.

Tax Friendly Ranked #1 in the 2019 State Business Tax Climate Index, along with regularly ranked among top-five tax-friendly cities by numerous sources, Cheyenne enjoys Wyoming’s low sales and property taxes. There are also no state income, inheritance, real estate sales, gift, or excise taxes, and the Wyoming State Legislature rates highly for protecting its citizens and businesses through fiscal responsibility and asset protection laws.

Business Friendly Wyoming is one of the best states in America in which to do business. A favorable tax structure, minimal red tape, unlimited shares, low annual fees, anonymity, and privacy are just a few of the benefits to corporations in our state. Cheyenne, perfectly positioned at a major interstate crossroads, offers many commercial real estate opportunities, including several business park developments with pre-established infrastructure. #ThatsWY cheyennehomes.com

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History of CHEYENNE Magic City of The Plains

The City of Cheyenne had its beginning in 1867, when the Union Pacific Railroad came through on its way to the west coast. The town site was first surveyed by General Grenville Dodge, and was named for an Indian tribe that roamed the area (originally called ‘Shey’ an’ nah’, belonging to the tribe of Alogonquian, the largest family of Indians on the North American Continent). Settlement came so fast that the nickname "Magic City of the Plains" was adopted.

A City of the First Class

On August 8, 1867, the first charter for the government of the City of Cheyenne was established. On August 10, 1867, H. M. Hook was elected mayor. At the time, Cheyenne was situated in the Dakota Territory and had a population of approximately 600 people. The following December, a permanent city charter was granted by the Dakota Territory legislature. On January 5, 1914, the commissioner form of government was formally adopted by the City of Cheyenne. Cheyenne was proclaimed to be "a City of the First Class," organized under the provisions of the State of Wyoming with all the powers and obligations thereto on July 9, 1945.

Mayor-Council Government

A special election was held on June 22, 1971, to determine if the commissioner form of government should be replaced with the mayor-council form. As a result of that election, in the fall of 1971, a mayor and nine councilmen were elected to take office on January 3, 1972, under the new form of government. Presently, the mayor is elected At-Large every four years. Three council members are elected from each of three wards on a staggered basis.

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Current CHEYENNE Population Laramie County 98,458 City of Cheyenne 64,520

Taxes Personal Income Tax Rate Corporate Income Tax Rate State Sales Tax Rate County Sales Tax Rate

0% 0% 4% 2% (additional)

Source: Wyoming Department of Revenue

Quality of Life Average Commute Time Average Home Price (City) Average Home Price (County) Median Household Income Households Own Their Home

14 Minutes $224,449 $349,838 $63,434 68.7%

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Property Tax & Mill Levy Level of assessment is the percentage of the fair market value that determines assessed value. The current level of assessment for industrial use properties is 11.5%; all other properties are at 9.5%. The level of assessment is set by the legislatures and is subject to change.

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Live COMFORTABLY 10 of the best American cities to live comfortably on $40,000 a year Much of America’s charm is predicated on small-town life. It’s community-oriented, nostalgic, and generally more affordable than living in a big city. In its October-November print issue, AARP The Magazine highlights 10 great hometowns for anyone on a modest budget of $40,000 a year. To create the list, the magazine teamed up with Sperling’s Best Places, which focuses on quality-of-life research, to determine a livability index, factoring in metrics on housing affordability, access to work and recreation, transportation, healthcare, and safety. Each city on the list has a score above the average livability index score of 50.

Cheyenne, WY In Cheyenne, residents enjoy a small-town feel and a Wild West atmosphere. Perhaps unsurprisingly, cowboys and rodeos are a mainstay and uphold the city’s roots. But the area is continually welcoming new and eager residents thanks to a growing technology sector, according to AARP. The low cost of living and Cheyenne’s many parks and festivals keep daily life affordable.

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Workforce Labor Force in County Employed in County Unemployed in County Employment Establishments Estimated County Unemployment Rate

48,167 47,551 1,737 3,575 3.5%

More than 9,700 military personnel, civil service employees and dependents at F.E. Warren AFB provide additional workforce opportunities. Also, 5,000 military retirees call the Cheyenne area home.

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Cost of living COMPARISON Cheyenne, WY vs Fort Collins, CO & Denver, CO

Just 45 minutes north of Fort Collins, and 90 minutes north of Denver, Cheyenne has an overall lower cost of living, with housing being the biggest factor in the cost of living difference. Based on a national average of 100.

Cost of Living Indexes

Cheyenne

Fort Collins

Denver

Miscellaneous

95.7

103.5

102.8

Overall 107.2 129.2 144.2 Food & Groceries 105.1 95.5 95.5 Housing 127.9 201.5 225.6 Utilities 96.9 91.3 96.2 Transportation 83.5 98.1 134.3 Health 127.9 93.2 96.4

Comparison Highlights

Overall, compared to Cheyenne, Fort Collins is 20.5% more expensive and Denver is 34.5% more expensive. Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference. Housing is 57.5% more expensive in Fort Collins and 76.4% more expensive in Denver.

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CHEYENNE, WY Livability Index Population Median Housing Price

58 64,520 $239,100

Sunny Days Per Year

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Parks & Recreation CHEYENNE The mission of the Parks & Recreation Department is to meet the needs of a changing and growing community by providing a variety of high quality parks and recreation activities, services, and facilities for Cheyenne. The Parks & Recreation Department contributes positively to the economic well being of the community and improves the quality of life for citizens of all ages.

Cheyenne Greenway Trail System

A 10-foot wide grade-separated, detached, reinforced concrete path. More than just a fancy sidewalk, the Greenway serves as a safe and accessible recreational corridor.

Greenway Map PDF Botanic Gardens

Find specialty gardens, water features, and more on the 9.1 acre, nationally recognized botanic garden. The gardens recently celebrated the opening of a $14M greenhouse renovation and construction. In addition to the conservatory, which is designed for the public’s education and entertainment, the expansion includes new rooms and gathering places local groups can rent. The new building is designed to generate to maximize revenue. There are conference and meeting rooms for rent as well as the Cheyenne Women’s Civic League Observation Deck. This rooftop area can be rented for parties and celebrations like anniversaries and weddings. The Grand Conservatory building has a classroom equipped with a working periscope that was used on military submarines. “It’s unheard of for a city the size of Cheyenne to have professionally staffed botanic gardens that are open year-round with a curated collection. The general rule of thumb is you need a half-million people to support a botanic gardens.” - Shane Smith, Director of the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens.

Paul Smith Children’s Village

The Paul Smith Children’s Village is a must-see children’s garden for all ages. The Village’s underlying theme is to teach concepts of sustainability from the past, present and future. In accordance with our commitment to sustainability, the Children’s Village received the LEED Platinum award.

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Parks

Cheyenne parks offer opportunities for children at play, hiking, walking, boating, fishing, etc. In addition there are several sport complexes and pools including the newly expanded and renovated aquatics center & spray park. Cheyenne has 12 soccer fields, 8 tennis court locations, 6 baseball/ softball facilities, 3 frisbee golf locations, 1 Ice & Events Center, plus...archery ranges, skate parks, and more!

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Airport Golf Course (18 holes) Cheyenne Country Club (18 holes)

Little America (9 holes) Prairie View (9 holes)

FE Warren AFB (18 holes)

Sports

The Recreation Division of the City of Cheyenne Parks & Recreation Department provides for a variety of activities available to the public in the areas of:

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Instructional Activities Gymnastics Tennis Lessons Adult Athletics

Aquatics Ice & Events Center Activities Special Events & Tournaments Youth Athletics

Men’s & Women’s Volleyball

Adult Fall Basketball

Junior Golf

Youth Baseball Leagues

Co-Rec Volleyball

Adult Winter Basketball

Tackle Football

Youth Softball Leagues

Men’s & Women’s Softball

Adult Lacrosse

Tee Ball

Youth Soccer

Co-Rec Softball

Adult Flag Football

Youth Basketball League

Youth Volleyball

Men’s 35+ Softball

Adult Kickball

Tri-State Basketball

Women’s 30+ Softball

Adult Dodgeball

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Cheyenne also offers several options for personal fitness. There are two large health clubs, including Gold’s Gym and Fitness 307. Plus several options for specified training programs, crossfit, yoga and more!

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The Great OUTDOORS Outdoor adventure is waiting for you just 30 minutes west of Cheyenne! Three scenic and distinct areas — Curt Gowdy State Park, and the Pole Mountain and Vedauwoo areas within Medicine Bow National Forest — provide a rich playground for both the casual nature lover and the avid outdoor enthusiast.

Curt Gowdy State Park Curt Gowdy is a public recreation area located on Wyoming Highway 210, halfway between Cheyenne and Laramie, 24 miles from each city. The state park covers 3,395 acres and is known for its extensive trail system, fishing reservoirs, and Hynds Lodge, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The three reservoirs on the park include Granite Springs, Crystal and Upper North Crow. These beautiful waters offer up a variety of fish species, while boaters can enjoy untamed recreation from a different vantage point. Wintertime provides a change of pace where ice fishing becomes a popular sport. Spring and summertime provide adventure to campers who love the outdoors. Curt Gowdy State Park features twelve campgrounds with reservable and non-reservable sites. Aspen Grove campground is next to a free public horse corral.

Learn more about Curt Gowdy State Park Vedauwoo Some of the most beautiful natural sculptures you will see are found just 27 miles west of Cheyenne in the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest. Defying gravity up to 500 feet in the air, these ancient rock formations were created by ice, wind and water. The enormous Sherman granite rocks are made of pink feldspar, white quartz, black specs of horneblende and other minerals such as mica. At an altitude of 8,200 feet, the views from the top of these formations are breathtaking. Overlooking dense pine directly below and endless plains under the wide open Wyoming skies, you can see up to 75 miles south. It is a place of profound beauty.

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Pole Mountain

The Pole Mountain section of this magnificent national forest lies just 30 minutes west of Cheyenne. Prior to 1959, this 55,000 acre area was administered by the War Department for military training. It is now managed by the US Forest Service and offers endless outdoor recreation. The Tie City and Happy Jack Trailheads provide the most popular starting points for dozens of diverse trails for hikers and bikers of every level of experience. The trailheads are also home to numerous picnic and campground sites with hundreds of reservable units. Numerous streams and beaver ponds provide visitors with easy access to fishing for brook trout, while giant billion-year-old granite boulders provide entertainment for climbers and hikers. During winter, these same trails become a wonderland for tubing, sledding, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, including 10+ miles of groomed skating and classic ski track.

Learn more about Pole Mountain Year-round recreational opportunities await: a well-defined system of trails serve as bike and hiking paths in the summer months, snowshoeing and cross country skiing trails in the wintertime. Streams and reservoirs offer fishing and boating. Spectacular rock formations provide climbing and photo opportunities! Mountain Biking is epic in this area, with miles of biking trails that feature rocky technical sections, spectacular views and remote winding roads. Winter opens the area west of Cheyenne to new kinds of adventures, such as ice fishing, sledding cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

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Western & Historical CHEYENNE Home to ‘All Things Western’, travelers will find more in Cheyenne than they ever expected - cowboys and cowgirls, rodeos, ranches, gunslingers, historic hotels, “Western High Style” cuisine, good oldfashioned Western entertainment, trolley cars, boots that are eight-feet tall, the world’s largest stream engine, the Wyoming state capitol, history, Western art and artifacts and much more! If you visit looking for that old-west experience, Cheyenne won’t disappoint!

Cheyenne Depot / Depot Museum

The Cheyenne Depot, formerly known as the Union Pacific Depot, was built from 1886 to 1887. Known as one of the most beautiful railroad stations in North America, it is one of the last of the grand 19th century depots remaining from the transcontinental railroad. Today, the Cheyenne Depot is home to the Cheyenne Visitor Center, and the Cheyenne Depot Museum. The museum’s exhibits and interactive displays showcase the history and romance of the railroad.

Wyoming State Capitol / State Museum

A National Historic Landmark, the Wyoming State Capitol Building is a dominant structure in the Cheyenne skyline. Historically, it is one of the most important buildings in the state (its cornerstone was laid in 1887). The Wyoming State Museum houses artifacts and collections showcasing Wyoming’s history. Closed for renovation through 2019.

Western Museums

Cheyenne is home to four excellent museums which tell the story of the west in their own way. The Nelson Museum of the West, the Wyoming State Museum, Messenger’s Old West Museum and the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum each tell a different part of the story we all think we know when it comes to the west and cowboys.

Cheyenne Street Railway

One of the best ways to experience the history of Cheyenne is aboard a historic Trolley. You driver will take you on a historical tour of the city, pointing out the places where history happened and regaling you with stories of legends of our past. In the fall the trolleys offer ghost tours detailing the haunts and happenings of ghosts and spirits in the city.

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Big Boots CHEYENNE Maybe you’ve been driving around Cheyenne and noticed the giant cowboy boot statues around town. Maybe you’ve yet to travel to Cheyenne, but you’ve heard about our Big Boots. Or maybe you’ve just been wondering what sets Cheyenne apart from other cities. Well, let us tell you a little bit more about Cheyenne’s Big Boots.

The Story Behind the Boots

“These Boots are made for Talking” was a joint project of the Cheyenne Depot Museum Foundation and the Downtown Development Authority. The boots were sponsored by local businesses and auctioned at a fundraiser. The nearly $100,000 raised went to the Cheyenne Depot Museum Endowment Fund to benefit the museum. There are eighteen eight-foot tall cowboy boots displayed around Cheyenne. Each boot was painted by one or more of the area’s creative and talented artists. The theme of the project was “If this boot could talk, what story would it tell?” The audio tour provides the opportunity to hear just that from each artist. Call (307) 316-0067 to listen to the artists reflect on their own contributions to the project. “These Boots” remain a destination point for visitors and area residents alike.

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The Daddy OF ‘EM ALL History of Cheyenne Frontier Days

Since 1897, Cheyenne has celebrated its Old West roots with this eye-popping festival. The centerpiece of this Western celebration is the world’s largest outdoor rodeo, which draws top professionals who compete for more than $1 million in cash and prizes. Complementing the daily rodeo action are behind-the-chutes tours, trick riding, and a wild-horse race. A Native American Village, an old frontier town, a saloon, square dancing, a chuck wagon cook-off, pancake breakfasts, and an art show carry through the frontier theme. Rounding out the program are a carnival midway, an air show, top-name entertainment, professional bull riding shows, and several parades that include antique carriages and automobiles. Cheyenne Frontier Days™ occurs each summer during the last full week in July.

PRCA Rodeo

Cheyenne’s world-class rodeo is truly the Daddy of ‘em All. Known for its fast pace and large number of contestants, the CFD rodeo ensures that visitors see more rodeo action – two sections of bulls, and two sections of saddle and bareback broncs daily – than they can see at any other rodeo.

Frontier Nights

Nine main stage concerts take place during Frontier Nights. Each year features a new lineup of top-name performers. In recent years CFD has hosted entertainers such as Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift, Kid Rock, Kenny Chesney, George Strait and many more!

US Air Force Thunderbirds

The Thunderbirds demonstrate pride, professionalism, and dedication of Airmen serving at home and abroad. Each year the team represents those who deserve the most credit: the everyday, hard-working Airmen who voluntarily serve America and defend our freedom.

Pancake Breakfast

Started by the Cheyenne Frontier Committee in 1952, the traditional free breakfast has since been a favorite of locals and visitors alike. Volunteers serve up more than 100,000 flapjacks made from 5,000 pounds of pancake mix, cook-up 3,000 pounds of ham, serve 9,200 cartons of milk and 520 gallons of coffee, along with 630 pounds of butter and 475 gallons of syrup!

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Art Show & Sale

Converging on the CFD Old West Museum like cowboys to the rodeo arena, the artists celebrate the West’s frontier past, its culture, its magnificent scenery and the Western way of life through their impressive works of art. This show attracts artists from across the nation who share a love for the American West and its traditions.

Grand Parade

At the CFD Parade, people from all over the world take in the sights and sounds of some of the top marching bands and horse-drawn vehicles in the country! The parade starts in front of the Wyoming Capitol and follows the parade route through downtown Cheyenne.

Indian Village

American Indians have always been an important part of western history. American Indian performers return to CFD each year, entertaining and educating visitors about American Indian heritage and culture.

Carnival Midway The Cheyenne Frontier Midway area features Carnival Americana, with a host of exciting rides and entertaining games. Plus, a wide range of delicious carnival food.

Championship Bull Riding Championship Bull Riding (CBR) returns each year to Cheyenne Frontier Days™ to crown the World Champion. This is the culmination of the year-long Road to Cheyenne Tour where bull riders have accumulated points towards the world title. Old Frontier Town Old Frontier Town highlights Western merchants, craftspeople, artisans, and even some special guest characters like Lillie Langtry, Buffalo Bill Cody, Wild Bill Hickock and Wyatt Earp. Stop by and visit the old west town, located between the CFD Old West Museum and the Indian Village. Plus so many more fun activities!

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Cultural Arts CHEYENNE A fascinating blend of Old and New West‚ Cheyenne is a city where arts‚ culture and style are in full bloom. That comes as a surprise to many first-time visitors‚ who associate the city only with livestock‚ cowboys and its annual Frontier Days celebration. While Cheyenne is justly proud of its Western heritage‚ it is just as proud of its professional symphony orchestra and its thriving community theater‚ as well as three choral groups‚ outdoor Cheyenne music concerts‚ Shakespeare in the park‚ museums‚ art galleries, an “art walk” tour‚ a botanical garden‚ and much more. “Our fame developed because of the cowboy world‚ and while that is extremely important‚ it is not our only facet‚” says local historian Bill Dubois. “Cheyenne is truly blessed with a lot of culture. There’s something here for everybody.” The citizens’ love of culture has its roots in the city’s past. In the late 1800s‚ Cheyenne was peopled with rich cattle barons who wanted to recreate some of the high culture they had left behind on the East Coast and in Europe. At one time the largest city on the rail line between Chicago and San Francisco‚ Cheyenne had several opera houses and attracted some of the country’s finest performers. Today‚ the 1‚500-seat Cheyenne Civic Center provides the stage for performing artists from near and far, and it is also home to the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra‚ which carries 110 paid musicians on its roster – unusual for a city of 65‚000 – and attracts strong community support. The 75-year-old Cheyenne Little Theatre Players group also has enjoyed robust patronage‚ drawing about 17‚000 people a year to its performances. The visual-arts scene is equally vibrant. Harvey Deselms‚ owner of the Deselms Fine Art Gallery‚ says most of the throngs attending a national art show held each summer are interested in collecting and buying‚ but “it’s a social event‚ too. People like to come out and see and be seen and just be part of the arts community.” Cheyenne is a city comfortable living with both its Western image and high-culture heritage. “It seems like the whole community does everything‚ from rodeos to art shows‚” Deselms says‚ adding with a laugh‚ “There can’t be too much of a sense of competition – there aren’t that many of us‚ so we have to get along.” Looking at the city from his historical perspective‚ Dubois says it continues to be “a fun mix – one of the reasons those who live here love Cheyenne. Just because you like opera doesn’t mean you can’t like country music and vice versa‚ and here in Cheyenne‚ we’ve got it all.”

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Laramie County LIBRARY Library History

Established in 1886 when Wyoming was still a territory, the Laramie County Library System (LCLS), located in Cheyenne, WY, is the oldest continually operating county library system in the United States. Territorial citizens of Cheyenne rallied for five years to fund the first library building, which opened in 1886. When Wyoming became a state in 1890, state statute dictated library service should be provided for residents by the county government. With funding being withdrawn from city resources, American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie offered $50,000 toward a new building in 1899. Three years later, the Laramie County Library opened on May 19, 1902, on the southeast corner of 22nd Street and Capitol Avenue, offering 10,000 square feet of space. Throughout the years, the library continued to expand and the need arose for larger and larger buildings. On October 19, 1969, a new building of nearly 38,000 square feet was opened to the public, located at 2800 Central Avenue. Today, the Laramie County Library is located at 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Thanks to money approved by voters, the new library is a three-story, 100,000+ square foot experience that has become a destination for the community.

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My Library Place, a spectacular interactive literacy center for children created and installed by The Burgeon Group. Five meeting rooms for the community, each with extensive audio-visual services, and eight study rooms. A 50-station computer center and training classroom (plus 23 more stations just for kids and teens). The Capital Room, a quiet reading area that serves as the living room for the community.

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The Loft, an area made just for teens (with input from the award-winning Youth Advisory Board). Self-check stations, with anticipated usage of 90% by library patrons. First LEED-certified public building in Wyoming (Gold Certification for Leadership in Energy and Environment Design). Named 2008 Library of the Year by Library Journal/Gale & listed as a Top Ten Destination Library by Nancy Pearl in USA Today.

An expanded collection of books, audiobooks, movies, music and more.

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Education OPPORTUNITIES Laramie County Schools Elementary Schools Junior High Schools High Schools Student : Teacher Ratio

28 3 4 14.2

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Colleges & Universities COLLEGE

CITY

STATE

DISTANCE

STUDENTS

Laramie County Community College (LCCC)

Cheyenne

WY

0mi

6,367

University of Wyoming (UW)

Laramie

WY

41mi

13,800

Wyoming Technical Institute

Laramie

WY

41mi

N/A

Colorado State University (CSU)

Fort Collins

CO

41mi

25,000

University of Northern Colorado (UNC)

Greeley

CO

50mi

13,000

Eastern Wyoming College (EWC)

Torrington

WY

72mi

1,346

Western Nebraska Community College

Scottsbluff

NE

78mi

3,151

University of Colorado - Boulder (CU)

Boulder

CO

81mi

28,624

Regis University

Denver

CO

98mi

21,000

Colorado School of Mines

Golden

CO

98mi

16,000

University of Colorado - Denver (CU Denver)

Denver

CO

100mi

7,780

University of Denver (DU)

Denver

CO

100mi

4,741

Colorado Christian University

Lakewood

CO

100mi

3,900

Metropolitan State College of Denver (MSU Denver) Denver

CO

102mi

2,200

Casper College

Casper

WY

142mi

4,052

Chadron State College

Chadron

NE

150mi

3,000

There are over 56,000 college students within 50 miles of Cheyenne.

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Laramie County Community College (LCCC)

Established in 1968, Laramie County Community College is a full-service, comprehensive community college with campuses in Cheyenne and Laramie and outreach centers at F.E. Warren Air Force Base and in Pine Bluffs. A wide range of academic, career/technical and community education programs is provided. LCCC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Aside from the 76 credit programs and concentrations leading to associates degrees, LCCC also offers 28 credit programs that lead to certificates of completion. Plus, the Workforce and Community Development Division offers collegecredit training programs including: Customer service, warehousing, distribution, manufacturing, technical programs and wind energy. “By having high-quality training available locally, employers Visit lccc.wy.edu often do not have to send their employees out of state to get the training they need. This saves them time away from the office, travel expenses and the liability of having employees on the highways.” - Dr. Joe Schaffer, LCCC President

University of Wyoming

The University of Wyoming provides quality undergraduate and graduate programs to 14,000 students from all 50 states and 90 countries. Established in 1886, UW is a nationally recognized research institution with accomplished faculty and world-class facilities. Offering 200 areas of study, UW provides an environment for success. As a land-grant university, UW is dedicated to serving the state of Wyoming and producing graduates who go on to be global leaders. You can study everything from agronomy to zoology, criminal justice to theatre and dance. Take advantage of small class sizes, supportive professors, and the local and state support that Wyoming’s sole four-year university enjoys. And, once a cowboy, always a cowboy means that you’ll gain lifelong connections with alumni regardless of where your journey takes you. Experience the world as your classroom with the largest study-abroad scholarship endowment of any U.S. four-year public land-grant university. UW students study in nearly 50 countries each year at 400+ domestic and study abroad sites. Find your Wyoming in the 30 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails, 300 miles of snowmobiling trails and more than 100 miles of mountain bike trails, plus fishing, rock climbing, 2.9 million acres of national forest and more. Outdoor magazine recognized UW as one of the nation’s top outdoor schools.

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Train ATTRACTIONS The popularity of travel by train has seen a recent resurgence, and trains have a legitimate claim in Cheyenne that has made it America’s “Railroad Capital.” At its heart, Cheyenne is a railroad town. Its first residents were men who moved west to work on the transcontinental railroad. Train enthusiasts will find themselves in train heaven in Cheyenne, as its various rail attractions are really quite impressive. The Cheyenne Depot and the Big Boy Steam Engine are just two of the attractions in the area for train enthusiasts.

Cheyenne Depot Designated a National Historic Landmark, this former Union Pacific Depot has been restored to its original glory. Home to a visitor center and restaurant, the Depot also features the Cheyenne Depot Museum, rich with railroad history, exhibits and interactive displays.

Big Boy Steam Engine Even in retirement, Old Number 4004 remains an imposing sight. The world’s largest steam locomotive, this powerful coal-fired engine was designed to pull a 3600-ton train over steep grades between Cheyenne, WY and Ogden, Utah. The 4004 is one of the eight remaining Big Boys on display throughout the country. On display year-round in Holliday Park. The engine is in the southeast corner of the park. You can park your car in the lot accessible from East 17th Street and Morrie Avenue.

Engine 1242 Built in 1890 in New Jersey, this is Wyoming’s oldest steam engine. Known as Ol’ Sadie, the engine ran the Walcott-Saratoga-Encampment branch line from November, 1921 until May, 1954. The Union Pacific then donated the engine to the city. Surrounding the engine is a unique train folk art fence hand-constructed by Floyd Young, Sr., the last engineer driving Ol’ Sadie. Signs along the fence tell the story of the locomotive and the train. Also look for the major stops that most trains made across the width of Wyoming that are etched in the concrete as you stroll around the outer fence.

Merci Train

The Merci Train was sent to the United States in 1949 in gratitude for American help rebuilding the nation of France after the devastation of World War II. Wyoming received one of the 50 gift-filled railroad cars which made up the train. Today, the Wyoming State Museum is home to many of those gifts, some of which are documented in a traveling exhibit.

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2019 Relocation Guide: Cheyenne, WY


General THINGS TO DO Cheyenne Celtic Festival

Habitat For Humanity

Cheyenne Art Walk

Hispanic Festival

Cheyenne Arts Festival

New Years Eve Ball Drop

Cheyenne Comic Con

Restaurant Week

Cheyenne Frontier Days

Thankful Thursday

Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra

Trolly Tours

Depot Days

Wyoming Brewers Festival

Fridays on the Plaza

Zombiefest

Greek Festival

and so many more!

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Relocation Guide: Cheyenne, Wyoming  

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Relocation Guide: Cheyenne, Wyoming  

A quick overview of Cheyenne, Wyoming, by the folks who know it best... the relocation professionals at #1 Properties