We need to act now on the recreational opportunities afforded to us by the majestic landscape of the Belvoir Ranch. 

We have a premier hiking, biking, snowshoe and trail destination just waiting for us to open the gate to year-round recreational opportunities that will bring outdoor enthusiasts in to our community. 

Our expanded Greenway System, the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens expansion with its new Conservatory, the groundbreaking of the Waterford Square development, and the up and coming Sweetgrass Development promises to bring great things to South Cheyenne. 

It’s possible to drive well-planned, thoughtful development to our community while being mindful of the economic downturn we are experiencing. 

The facts are real: our revenues are down. That doesn’t mean we freeze forward movement out of fear, but rather we move with a well -planned approach that provides measuring our needs, our wants, and identifying key economic drivers such as tourism as a means not only grow to our economy, but our own quality of life through recreational and cultural opportunities. 

Tourism is the number two source of revenue in our state. Cheyenne Frontier Days has led the way, and we rely on the countless volunteers that make it great. Let’s expand our draw beyond the last full week of July and take full advantage of what we have in our own backyard to drive economic development to Cheyenne.