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WyoGives Day of Giving hopes to fundraise for nonprofits statewide.

The Wyoming Nonprofit Network hopes to leverage the online fundraising phenomenon to benefit charitable groups throughout Wyoming with a statewide Day of Giving this summer.

Currently scheduled for July 15, 2020, the WyoGives Day of Giving will take place virtually at and is made possible by a platform called GiveGab. Thanks to GiveGab, each nonprofit that wishes to participate can create a separate webpage, all of which will be located on WyoGives’ website.

More than 70 nonprofits across the state have already signed on to participate, with registration closing May 15. GiveGab gives the Wyoming Nonprofit Network a way to thoroughly vet the charities that participate to ensure donations go to worthwhile causes and good stewards of funds.

Each nonprofit can customize their webpage, adding photos, videos and offering donation matches. By offering smaller nonprofits without as large as a web presence a chance to fundraise alongside the state’s well-known organizations, the hope is they will be able to reach a wider audience to help raise funds.

Read the full article on the Wyoming Business Report.

WYDOT #CodyImprovements

Weekly public work progress meetings are being held on Tuesdays (and will run through June 9, 2020.)  The meeting location has changed - starting March 24th until at least April 7th these meetings will take place in front of the Irma at the intersection of 12th/Sheridan.  Dress warmly! 

March 23 update

Due to delays getting concrete and fly ash last week for the project as a result of COVID-19, the contactor is adjusting his schedule and closures for this week from last weeks update.  Work will continue on the north side of Sheridan Avenue and will not be switched to the south side as previously advertised.

The Contractor will clean up 10th Street to 11th Street and open the north side of the road through that area and the north portion of the 10th Street and Sheridan Avenue Intersection on Tuesday, March 24.   At that time the closure will be extended through 12th Street on the north side of Sheridan Avenue.   The north portion of the 12th Street and Sheridan Avenue intersection will be closed that date.   On approximately Thursday, March 26, the portion of road from 11th Street to 12th Street and the north intersection of 11th Street and Sheridan Avenue will be opened and the closure will be extended through through 13th Street on the north side of the street and the13th Street and Sheridan Avenue will be closed.  Concrete slab removal and replacement and ADA work will be done from 12th Street through 13th Street.   Working hours are generally 7:00 AM until dark, 6 days a week.

Traffic is being carried on the south side of the roadway, with one lane in each direction.  There are no left turns allowed.


Feb. 24, 2020 Press Release - Cody Sheridan Avenue project scheduled to begin Monday, March 2.

Phase 1 of the project -- 10th Street to 14th Street -- is required to be complete by June 15, 2020, said Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer Todd Frost of Cody.

"The project will be shut down from June 16, 2020, through Aug. 23, 2020," Frost said.

The project begins at US14/16/20 milepost 51.78 at the intersection of 10th Street and Sheridan Avenue in front of the Park County Courthouse, and it proceeds 1.20 miles on US 14/16/20 to the Intersection of 17th Street and Stampede Avenue on Greybull Hill.

Phase 2 of the project, by contract, starts Aug. 24, 2020, and all work must be completed from Alger Avenue to 14th Street through grinding and texturing prior to winter shut down.

Phase 3 of the project, by contract, proceeds from Alger Avenue to the end of the project and must be completed through concrete grinding and texturing prior to June 15, 2021.

The project will be shut down from June 16, 2021 through Aug. 23, 2021.

Phase 4 of the project, by contract, requires all remaining work to be completed by Sept. 30, 2021.

Prime contractor S&S Builders, LLC, of Gillette will be paid a $200,000 incentive if all project work is complete by June 15, 2021.

Contract completion date is Sept. 30, 2021.

For information about this news release, please contact Cody Beers, WYDOT public relations specialist, at (307) 431-1803.

Wyoming State Park Permits 2020

We are an authorized vendor for these permits.

WY Resident Permit Fees for 2020:
$40 Day Use
$12 Additional Day Use Permits
$50 Camping
$15 Additional Camping Permits

Locals - please bring along your vehicle registration information and your Wyoming driver's license to confirm your in-state residency. Additional vehicle or replacement discounted permits registered to same household are only offered in person with proof of original receipt!

More information (and the option to purchase online) on State Park Permits can be found on the State Parks website.

6th Annual Collision Calendar Forum!

Our annual collision calendar forum will be held on Monday, January 27, 2020 at our Cody Club Roundtable lunch. During this forum, we will discuss community events and happenings and demonstrate how our members can utilize their member information center to add or make corrections to events on our official events calendar.  We'll meet at noon in the Cody Club room, attached to the Cody Auditorium on the corner of 13th & Beck Avenue.  This forum is free to attend.  If you are not able to attend, you can send in your event using this form.  Email completed PDF forms to Liz, Executive Assistant, must meet Cody Chamber eligibility requirements and be approved by staff before posting to the calendar.)

Thank you all for the donations!

Check out our video coverage of the stellar July 4, 2019 fireworks show! Cody, WY knows how to celebrate!

Express Arrow Bus Service

Express Arrow is operating a limited day schedule route that makes stops in Wyoming at Lovell, Cody, Greybull, Basin, Thermopolis, Shoshoni, and Casper.

Purchase tickets online with a credit card, or locally with cash in Cody at the Wyoming Buffalo Company, 1270 Sheridan Avenue, 10am - 6pm.

The pick up and drop off location in Cody is the Cody Senior Center, 613 16th Street, 307-587-6221.

Contact Express Arrow's main office at 877-779-2999.

Sharing Solutions

The U.S. Chamber Foundation has launched Sharing Solutions, a toolkit to help the chambers and businesses combat the opioid crisis in their communities.

The Chamber Foundation campaign includes: the launch of the resource hub for businesses, a nationally recognized substance abuse expert advising the campaign, and a tour of ten hard-hit communities with workshops and broader community education.

In addition to employer resources, Sharing Solutions shares best practices of companies taking action to address the crisis through changes in business processes, employee engagement, applying core competencies, and community engagement. The interactive site includes engagement functionality so that users can truly share their solutions and build on available resources as a community.

To view the interactive online platform and see the available resources and innovative solutions, please visit

June 2018:

City of Cody notice to all Cody Business Owners.

This PDF City of Cody - State of WY Liquor 2018 references the State Statute about the distribution and/or sale of alcohol for events.  Please read and be aware!

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