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Cheyenne Sold Homes – November ’17

Map of Cheyenne Wyoming, Streets, Locations, Military Base

Cheyenne Sold Homes

Could Cheyenne, WY be your next home? Kick-start your search with our real estate guide and home search. With interactive maps and charts, Move2Cheyenne.com provides a comprehensive overview of market trends, schools, demographics, and lifestyle data to help you learn all about Cheyenne and the greater Cheyenne area. Not sure which neighborhood is for you? Check out our Nearby Places section below to explore popular cities near Cheyenne such as FE Warren, Hillsdale, Burns, Chugwater, Carpenter and more.


LIST PRICE: $690,000 $27,000 $274,002 $239,900 $29,592,253
SOLD PRICE: $640,000 $41,199 $270,485 $238,500 $29,212,410

Here are the numbers from the Cheyenne Board of Realtors for October ’17. November statistics from the Board of Realtors come out one month after the previous month so they will always show the previous month and not the current month.

Cheyenne Monthly Real Estate Stats

October 2017 Laramie County WY Real Estate Report

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20 Tips to Keep Kids Safe in the Kitchen

When your family gets together to cook dinner, you want it to be a safe place for everyone. No cuts, burns or other mishaps.

Keep Kids Safe in the Kitchen

Use these:

20 Tips to Keep Kids Safe in the Kitchen.

Did you know that injuries are the leading cause of death of children younger than 4 years in the United States? Most of these injuries can be prevented.

Teaching your children the general safety rules for cooking is a good idea.

Happy family in the kitchen cooking dinner together

Often, injuries happen because parents are not aware of what their children can do. At this age your child can walk, run, climb, jump, and explore everything. Because of all the new things he or she can do, this stage is a very dangerous time in your child’s life. It is your responsibility to protect your child from injury. Your child cannot understand danger or remember “no” while exploring.

Even when we say “No”, they don’t always understand. We are so used to protecting our children but they have no idea what some of the consequences may be.

So let’s start by keeping kids safe in the kitchen. Kids love to help cook and I really love cooking with my kids. When you get them started, I encourage you to find a website like Delish.com that has hundreds of easy recipes for kids.

Here are 20 Tips To Keep Kids Safe in the Kitchen:

    1. Begin by getting all the kids together. Wearing an apron to protect their clothes is good to keep the clothes clean but may be too big or loose. Baggy sleeves and scarves can catch fire or get caught in the equipment. (like beaters, mixers or food processors)
    2. Everybody needs to wash their hands with soap and water before you begin.
    3. Keep the cooking surfaces clean and dry.
    4. Wash your hands before and after handling raw meat, poultry, eggs and fish products.
    5. Never turn your back on your assistant chefs. They tend to forget or day dream and that could lead to an accident.
    6. Use potholders or oven mitts (no dish towels, they could get caught and catch fire) when handling hot pots, pans and baking trays.
    7. Turn pot handles toward the back of the stove to avoid bumps and spills. One of the major accidents in the kitchen is someone walking past the stove that has a pot with the handle facing out. It catches and hot food or liquid can be spilled and burn someone.
    8. Never use tinfoil in the microwave. Use microwave safe dishes only.
    9. Also, food heats unevenly in the microwave. Open covered food slowly and away from your face to prevent burns from hot steam or the food itself. Stir the food, then test the heat. Return it to the microwave if it’s not hot enough.
If you find yourself with a grease fire in the kitchen, use a lid to cover and smother it. Never, ever put water or liquid on a grease fire.

Chef dressed in white uniform has a fire on his stove top. In this case it’s on purpose.

  1. When cooking with oil, heat the oil slowly. Oil that heats too fast can catch fire or splatter out of the pan. Be extra careful.
  2. When the oil is ready, add the food to the pan very slowly. Use a tongs or a long fork to prevent grease splatters.
  3. Be prepared for the possibility of grease fires. Always have a lid that fits over the pan on hand. Teach the kids to never, ever poor liquid into the pan or to try to pick the pan up to move it. These are certainly going to result in burns.
  4. If you do have a grease fire, put the lid on the pan immediately. The flames will smother for lack of oxygen. Wait until the fire is out before reaching to shut off the burner. Then, don’t touch the lid for 20-30 minutes. If you don’t have a lid nearby, a metal cookie sheet can do the same thing. If you can’t get the fire out, leave the house and call 911 if the fire has leaping flames.
  5. Always have a stool for the child to stand on when cooking. You don’t want them reaching up to the stove or trying to cut something on the counter-top if they can’t reach it or see it.
  6. Give the kids the easy stuff to cut. Some vegetables are hard and hard to hold on to. Ouch! Give them fruit or something softer so they can just slice right through.
  7. Be sure to turn off all appliances and UNPLUG them. Sometimes you may think you have turned something off, and if a child picks it up, they may accidentally turn it on and you never know where there fingers (or their siblings fingers) will be.
  8. Keep electrical appliances away from water and liquid. Shocks from appliance (even small appliances) hurt and can also burn if they are bad enough.
  9. After you have done the cooking, it’s time to clean up. Remind the kids to never put sharp objects in the soapy dishwater where they can disappear below the suds.
  10. Always use a clean plate or cutting board to avoid cross-contamination and germs.
  11. Keep paper towels, newspapers, recipes, dish towels and pot holders away from the range top so they don’t catch on fire.
When your family gets together to cook dinner, you want it to be a safe place for everyone. No cuts, burns or other mishaps.

Happy family in the kitchen cooking dinner together

We love our kids. We want to see them stay safe but it’s up to us to make sure that happens. Don’t be afraid to tell your child “no” if you think the task is going to be too difficult. The more they help, the better they will be and the more they will learn about safety. You may also find these great instructional tips for kids helpful! For some tasty ideas for kid-friendly foods, check out ideas online that are tailored for kids. As their confidence grows, you may be interested in starting them on some quick meals. No matter how advanced their culinary skills get, these safe, foundational kitchen rules will serve them well.

Teach kids these 20 Tips to Keep Kids Safe in the Kitchen and you may be encouraging a new chef!


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Operation Finally Home

Operation Finally Home Builder's Home. Many military personnel could benefit from having a home built for them when they return from active duty where they are injured and it's just more difficult in life.

Operation Finally Home – Home On The Range

Operation FINALLY HOME (OFH) was established in 2005 as a nonpartisan/nonprofit organization.  OPF has already made a significant impact across the country. To date, they have 218 homes completed or in planning in 33 states. OFH provides custom-built, mortgage-free homes to America’s military heroes and the significant’s of the fallen. Heroes who have worn America’s uniform and sacrificed so much to defend our freedoms and values. While very proud of the work they have been able to do, they know that there is much more to be done.

Military Personnel who recieve a custom built home with no mortgage to pay at Operation Finally Home to recognize our heros who've returned home without a home.In 2013, after James Butz gave years of his life and a large measure of his health in service for his country, he was finally rewarded by Operation Finally Home. He and his wife and children would soon have a home built for them on 19th Street in Cody. OPF provides housing for severely wounded and disabled Veterans. The Butz’s were the first family in Wyoming to receive a home.

Operation Finally Home builds houses, free of charge, for deserving veterans. The Butzes’ home was built on a lot that was donated on 19th Street; Robin and John McClure of McClure Custom Builders broke ground in August of 2013. Each home is built to meet the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This allows James to move freely about the house and help care for his family and children.

The project was announced during the Xtreme Bulls event in late June 2013, with their family in attendance.

His wife Donna said, “As we were hugging after the announcement, James whispered in my ear, ‘I don’t deserve this.’”

“I told him, ‘You do. This house represents your service, your sacrifice. It’s your Purple Heart,’” she added.

About Our Hero James:

James’ ship stopped a North Korean freighter, suspected of having weapons components aboard.

He was the first one up the ladder to board the North Korean ship, in heavy seas.

North Korean ship, similar to the one that Military Officer James Butz, got his leg crushed between.As the vessels pitched in the waves, he was smashed between them. His right leg took the worst of it.

“I remember thinking I could either let go and drop into the water, or just keep going up the ladder,” he said.

“So I stiff-legged it 60 feet up the ladder to board the North Korean ship, drew my weapon, secured the deck and waited for the rest of my team to get aboard,” he added.

Despite his injuries, James stayed in the service for a few more years, but the deteriorating condition of his leg eventually forced his retirement.

He and his wife Donna have given their time and hearts to help other veterans through their struggles. They, themselves, had to learn to navigate the complicated and sometimes frustrating system of veterans’ programs and VA hospitals.

They helped many veterans who were hurting or in need but didn’t know where to start and wouldn’t talk; maybe it was because of pride or, because of trust issues.

Donna said, “They will reach out and talk to James, because he speaks their language. He’s been there and knows what they are going through,” she said.

John McClure said it’s an honor to build the first Operation Finally Home house in Wyoming, and for such a deserving veteran.

Everyone needs a little help now and then. But there are many heroes who really could use a helping hand when they come home. Suppose they are injured? Life won't be the same. How can they live the same life they had before they were deployed. We know the answer is they can't.

Builder, John McClure, who sponsored this project, is determined that this home, although the first, won’t be the last.

“There’s so much to pay back, to pay forward,” McClure said. “Through his work with Wounded Warriors and other efforts, James is an excellent representative for the first home here.”

I wanted to tell you something, however. Since the Butz’s got their home built, there haven’t been any more OFP homes built in or near Wyoming. Denver has one home but all the other homes are far away. This means that we are not building our budget and getting the funding we need to be able to help with this mission.

It’s a very happy day when your builder lets you know that your family has been selected for this Operation Finally Home assistance. It’s hard enough for these military families to be deployed and away from loved ones. But when you are gone and you get hurt or disabled, it’s very difficult to come back home and pick up where you left off. OFP is truly a helping hand.

If you are able to help in any way, please contact OFH. They need :

I will make my commitment to do my part. Share this post with everyone you know. It’s not just Wyoming where Vets need help. It’s all over the U.S. Ask a veteran what they need themselves. Maybe it’s a ride to the VA Hospital next week for treatment. Maybe they need someone to help with groceries. If someone, (even non-vets) are unable to get around, they need assistance. They may not understand the system, the system (as with most government) doesn’t always have time for all these personnel.

You know there’smore we can be doing. So save up some money for a donation, offer your construction skills to build, donate property to build a home on, bring water and soda to the workers, buy snacks. Whatever you can afford to do, get ‘er done.