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New Committee Chairs Named for 127th Celebration

The Cheyenne Frontier Days™ (CFD) General Committee has named its new committee members for the 2023 celebration.

Following Concessions Chairman Brad Westby is Woody Acord. Acord is a Senior IT Analyst; and has a BS degree in Management. He has volunteered on the CFD Concessions Committee for 23 years and was voted Volunteer of the Year in 2002. Acord was inducted into the HEELS in 2012.

Following Col. Deane R. Konowicz as Military Chairman is Col. John F. Hundley. He is currently a Vice Commander at the 90th Missile Wing at F.E. Warren Air Force Base. Hundley has two MS degrees and a BS degree in criminal justice. Col. Hundley has also served on the CFD Military Committee.

Following Ruthanne Hubbard as Parades Chairman is James Van Cise. He has spent 17 years as a Facilities Manager of the U.S.A.F. Base Hospital and Laramie County Library Systems. Van Cise has been a CFD Parades Volunteer for 24 years and he has been a Lead Assistant for 5 years.

Following Chad Mathews as Rodeo Chairman is Jason Bain. He is the Owner at KLC Automotive Equipment. Bain has been a volunteer on the Rodeo Committee since 2008 where he has been a Committee Lead for 5 years. He was selected as Rodeo Committee Volunteer of the Year in 2015 and inducted into the HEELS in 2018.

The Cheyenne Frontier Days General Committee has begun the planning process for 2023 by reviewing the results of the 2022 event.

Middleton New Executive Director of Foundation

Cheyenne Frontier Days, Inc. has named Renée Middleton, to the Executive Director position for the Cheyenne Frontier Days Foundation.

Renée has a long history of involvement with CFD. She carried State flags for Saddle Tramps in the parades and Grand Entries and was a long-time member of the CFD Public Relations committee which serves both the media and the public. Most recently, she has served on the CFD Board of Directors and the CFD Foundation Board.

Renée has thirty years of experience in both marketing and management with Taco John’s International, Unicover Corporation and Sierra Trading Post. In addition to her marketing career, Renée has been in the field of nursing since 2018. She is a RN who works on the Oncology Floor at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.

In addition to her volunteer work with CFD, Renée has participated as a volunteer at the Davis Hospice Center, was a Foundation Board Member of the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens and as a Board Member of the Cheyenne Symphony Board.

Please congratulate Renée on her new position within the Foundation the next time you see her around the park.

The Cheyenne Frontier Days Foundation, Inc. was established in 2015 to support the charitable and educational aspects of Cheyenne Frontier Days. The Foundation is an IRS 501(c)(3) and can receive cash, real estate, and other properties, with the goal of providing support to charitable and educational Cheyenne Frontier Days activities.

Recently the Foundation was instrumental in erecting the Chris LeDoux statute at the Front Gate, the refurbishing of the new Marietta Dinneen Carriage Barn and is currently working on a significant upgrade to the Indian Village.

If you would like to donate to the Foundation, please visit https://cfdrodeo.com/cheyenne-frontier-days-foundation/

Cheyenne Frontier Days Partners with Stronger 413 Coffee

Tim Malm is from Albin, Wyo., where he was an accomplished calf roper. In June 2010 he suffered a traumatic brain injury while roping on the family ranch. Tim has been rehabilitating at home since October 2010.  

He has regained full use of his right side and is improving all the time on his left. Tim cannot walk on his own YET, but he can rope a dummy both standing or sitting in the saddle.  

Tim is the President and CEO of Stronger 413. Based on his favorite Bible verse Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” His hope is that Stronger 413 will be an avenue to share his story.  

Cheyenne Frontier Days has partnered with Malm on his coffee line because he is such an inspiration to the local and rodeo community. Stronger 413 Coffee will be the Official Coffee of Cheyenne Frontier Days, and it comes in four roasts: The Dad, The Frontier, The Barry Burk and The Wyoming.  

To learn more about Tim and Stronger 413 please visit Stronger413.com  

Fagan tapped as Executive Director of Foundation

Tucker Fagan

Cheyenne Frontier Days, Inc. has named Tucker Fagan, to its newly-created Executive Director position for the Cheyenne Frontier Days Foundation.

The Cheyenne Frontier Days Foundation, Inc. was established in 2015 to support the charitable and educational aspects of Cheyenne Frontier Days. The Foundation is an IRS 501(c)(3) and can receive cash, real estate, and other properties, with the goal of providing support to charitable and educational Cheyenne Frontier Days activities.

Fagan spent 30 years in the United States Air Force, where he was head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Nuclear Section. In this position, he prepared the “football” for President Reagan, and taught the President the plan’s procedures, timing, and options. Fagan was also Strategic Air Command, Wing Commander, and Vice Commander of 20th Air Force.

Upon retirement Fagan was immediately hired as Director of the Department of Commerce, where he restructured it into the Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources. Within the year, Fagan moved into the role of Wyoming Business Council CEO, where he stayed for eight years. Fagan then helped Cynthia Lummis with her campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives. Lummis won, and he continued as her Chief of Staff through her eight years in the House.

He is no stranger to the Cheyenne Frontier Days organization. Fagan has served on the General Committee, Board of Directors, as President of the CFD Volunteer Crisis Fund, and was inducted into the CFD Hall of Fame in 2013.

Fagan is currently on the Board of ALIGN, CFD Foundation Board, CFD Building Authority, City of Cheyenne and Laramie County Joint Powers Board – Frontier Park Improvements, and the Air Force Chief of Staff Civic Leader Group.

Fagan said of his new role, “The Cheyenne Frontier Days Foundation has been instituted to preserve and promote the legacy of the West. The Western heritage personified by rodeo exemplifies community involvement, willingness to help a neighbor, and dedication to doing what is right. Highlighting this spirit and fostering it is an objective of Cheyenne Frontier Days and the recently created Foundation. I am honored to work for Cheyenne Frontier Days and to help make the Foundation an integral part of the rodeo family and the agricultural community.”

CFD Winter Blood Drive

Cheyenne Frontier Days and Vitalant are once again teaming up for the “Give the Gift of Life” Blood Drive.

This year, blood is needed more than ever, and we are asking our volunteers and friends of CFD to step up and give a blood donation.

On average, blood donors give about 6,000 fewer donations through Vitalant in December than other months, but patients can’t take a holiday from needing blood. Patients who need transfusions depend on volunteer blood donors year-round. All blood types are needed, but especially type O donations – the most transfused blood type.

The Blood Drive will be Tuesday, December 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Event Center.

Every Donor will be given a 30% discount card from the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum Store and entered in a drawing to win:

  • Two VIP Badges for the CFD Rodeo of your choice. Includes lunch, beverages & multiple exclusive viewing areas
  • CFD ugly Christmas sweaters from the CFD Old West Museum Store
  • $100 Gift Card to the Rib & Chop House

We urge you to make an appointment by going to donors.vitalant.org and using the code C0124 (the letter C, numeral zero, 124).

Donors may also call (307) 638-3326 to schedule an appointment and walk-ins are also welcome.

Call for Nominations: CFD Hall of Fame Class of 2022

The nomination forms for the 2022 Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Hall of Fame Class are currently available. Don’t miss your opportunity to nominate the person or entity that you believe has helped shape Cheyenne Frontier Days™ into the “Daddy of ‘em All.” All nominations must be postmarked by January 19, 2022. Nominations are open to the public (you don’t have to be a member of the CFD Old West Museum to nominate) and are limited to past and present Cheyenne Frontier Days™ contestants, contract personnel, entertainers, livestock, families, organizations, and volunteers.

Cheyenne Frontier Days™ plays an important role in the community and it’s time to honor those that have helped make it what it is today.

Nomination forms are available at the Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Old West Museum or online at https://cfdrodeo.com/event/hall-of-fame-nomination-forms/

Call the CFD Old West Museum at (307) 778-7236 or visit us online for more information.

Quick Facts:

Who: CFD Hall of Fame Nomination Forms are open to the public.

What: The CFD Hall of Fame honors those who have made a distinctive contribution to Cheyenne Frontier Days™.

When: Nomination forms are available now and are due by January 19, 2022.

Where: Find your nomination form at the CFD Old West Museum or online at https://cfdrodeo.com/event/hall-of-fame-nomination-forms/

How: Fill out your nomination form and either mail it or bring it to the CFD Old West Museum. You can also send a letter explaining why your candidate is the best choice for the Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Hall of Fame.

Contact: Curtis Olson, Registrar, at curtis.olson@oldwestmuseum.org

CFD Invites You to Join the Club

CFD Names New Committee Chair

Jordan Johnson named 2022 Lady-In-Waiting

Lady-In-Waiting Application Deadline

Cheyenne Frontier Days is currently accepting applications for the 2021 Lady-In-Waiting. Applicants must be a resident of Laramie County, and a high school graduate at the time of application. Completed applications are due at Cheyenne Frontier Days Headquarters on Friday, August 20 by 4 p.m.

The Lady-In-Waiting will be under the direction of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Indians Committee. Miss Frontier will assist the Lady-In-Waiting in learning her role as spokesperson for Cheyenne Frontier Days.

In addition to submitting a written application, candidates will need to demonstrate horsemanship skills on Sunday, August 29 and participate in a personal interview on Monday, August 30.

Lady-in-Waiting Application

Lady-in-Waiting Schedule of Events