WCM producing ‘Mahjong and the West’ feature in Jackson Hole

Mahjong and the WestWyoming Community Media (WCM) is coproducing a feature movie entitled “Mahjong and the West” in Jackson Hole this summer. The story by Alyssa Carpenter of Casper and her writing partner Jeanette Bloom begins shooting August 1 and is directed by Joe Musynski. WCM and the Wyoming Film Office are holding a Movie 101 crew member orientation on July 16 at 7pm in the CWC Jackson classroom at the Center for the Arts in downtown Jackson. Join the facebook page to keep up with the latest

When a young New Yorker returns to Wyoming to bury her mother, she reconnects with an old friend and must confront the traumatic event that made her leave home fifteen years ago.

MADDY (20s) runs a New York interior design firm with her mother, Diane. When a hit and run accident kills Diane, Maddy returns to rural Wyoming for the funeral, where she finds her grieving grandmother, SHIRLEY (60s/70s) living with JUNE (60s/70s). Home for the first time in fifteen years, Maddy reconnects with KATE (20s), an old childhood friend with whom she shares a violent, troubled past. As both young women tiptoe around their history, they live hard and booze their way through the mourning process along with JACK (20s/30s) and STEWART (20s/30s), two local bull riders.

When ANDY (20s/30s), a local barfly, makes a glib reference to their mutual trauma, it catches a drunk Maddy off-guard, and she smashes a beer bottle over his head, landing her in jail for the night. While she awaits her trial, the girls continue their kamikaze course, running from the past and toward thrills and comfort—mostly drinking, sex, and bull riding. But pressure builds and their extended reunion proves that neither control nor chaos can erase their past.

LCCC board discusses focus group results

The Laramie County Community College Board of Trustees discussed the Hynds Capitol Core project at its March study session. The project plans to construct 65 apartments in the renovated Hynds Building and new construction over the “Hole”.

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The meeting video can be viewed above and the Hynds Capitol Core focus groups are the first agenda item.
The LCCC Board voted in February to extend the Letter of Intent with the Hynds Capitol Core project. The second phase includes community-based focus groups to evaluate the impact of introducing up to 100 new residents in downtown Cheyenne; safety and transportation issues.

WCM to live-stream NYE Ball Drop 2012

WCM will be live streaming he New Years Eve ball drop beginning at 11:50pm. Click on the image and be directed to the player.

WCM will be live streaming he New Years Eve ball drop beginning at 11:50pm. Click on the image and be directed to the player.

Wyoming Community Media (WCM) will live stream the New Years Eve ball drop from Depot Plaza in Downtown Cheyenne, Wyoming.
The stream will begin at 1150pm.

Click on the image on the left of last year’s event to be redirected to the WCM live web stream link.

LCCC Board approves LOI for student housing over The Hole and The Hynds

Architect Glen Garrett discusses the basic lot configuration of The Hole and The Hynds Building at the October 3rd LCCC Board of Trustees study session. The Hynds Capitol Core Project constructs a mixed use development including 65 apartments in new construction over The Hole and the renovated Hynds Building. Click on the image to view the full architectural presentation.

The Laramie County Community College Board of Trustees met on Wednesday October 117th. On the regular meeting agenda was formal consideration of its intentions to occupy about 65 apartments in Downtown Cheyenne.

The Board unanimously agreed to move foward with a student housing preference survey and determine an appropriate management approach. Download a copy of the Letter of Intent by clicking on the LOI link.

New construction is planned to cover the long-vacant “Hole” and The Hynds Building renovated for the mixed use project that also includes commercial and civic space.

LCCC Board to consider Hynds Capitol Core letter intent for downtown student housing

Click on the image of the Hynds Building Hallway and download a copy of the Hynds Capitol Core proposal which is on the LCCC Board of Trustees agenda for October 17th.

The Hynds Capitol Core project is on the agenda of the Laramie County Community College Board of Trustees regular business meeting on Wednesday October 17th.

The board heard the project at its study session on October 3rd.

Watch a video of the session by clicking on the image of architect Glen Garrett on the right. The Board, by unanimous consensus, moved the item to its regular meeting.

Click on the image of architect Glen Garrett explaining the lot layout of the Hynds Capitol Core project in Downtown Cheyenne.

The meeting begins at 7pm in the LCCC Board Room in the Administration Building. Previously, the Board heard a presentation by the Hynds Capitol Core team and by consensus moved the project to its October 17th business meeting at which time a formal Letter of Intent will be considered.

Download a copy of the Hynds Capitol Core project by clicking on the image of the Hynds hallway.

The Hynds Capitol Core project includes 65 apartments geared for LCCC students in the renovated Hynds Building and new construction over the vacant lot adjacent to the Hynds known as “The Hole”.  In addition to apartments, civic – commercial space is also planned for the project.

Keep up with the latest by joining the Historic Hynds Building facebook page.

Flash Mob: Meet the Cheyenne Mayor and City Council Candidates

Click on the image of the Hynds Building Hallway and be redirected to the “Meet the Cheyenne Mayor and City Council Candidates Flash Mob facebook. Page. The event is July 1st 3pm at the Dinneen Building.

Mark your calendars for the political – social event of the summer! Meet and greet the candidates for Cheyenne Mayor and three Wards on Sunday July 1st at the Dinneen Building in Downtown Cheyenne. Join the facebook page to keep up with the latest details! Stop by and and visit with all about the issues facing the broader community:

  • Downtown Development
  • Optional Sales Tax Projects
  • Streets, Water Rates
  • Police and Fire Protection Issues
  • The Kitchen Sink

While this is primarily an event for municipal candidates, other local, statewide and national candidates are welcome!
This is a flash mob, social media activity, so please invite 100 of your closest friends and family members to attend the event!

WFO – WCM to host filmmaker tour around SE Wyoming

Territorial Prison

The Wyoming Film Office and Wyoming Community Media are hosting a tour for out of Wyoming filmmakers of Southeast Wyoming prior to the Cheyenne International Film Festival May 17 - 20. Space is limited!

Wyoming Film Office and Wyoming Community Media are hosting a tour for out-of-Wyoming filmmakers of movie locations around southeast Wyoming in conjunction with the Cheyenne International Film Festival (CIFF).

The CIFF begins May 17 in Downtown Cheyenne with the local filmmaker and festival reception at the Depot Museum before the festival opens Friday evening May 18 and extends through Sunday May 20.

Thursday, May 17

  • 9:30      Depart Cheyenne (Cheyenne to Fort Laramie: 1 hour 44 minutes)
  • 11:30     Fort Laramie (Fort Laramie to Sunrise: 20 minutes)\
  • 12:10     Depart
  • 12:30     Hartville Lunch
  • 1:30       Depart Hartville
  • 1:40       Sunrise, Wyoming
  • 2:15       Depart Sunrise
  • 2:15       Molton Pass towards Laramie (Hartville to Laramie 2 hrs)
  • 4:30       Arrive at Territorial Park in Laramie
  • 5:30       Depart
  • 5:45       Check into Hotel
  • 6:30       Dinner and overnight in Laramie

Friday, May 18

  • 8:00       Breakfast
  • 9:00       Tour Laramie locations (see below for ideas)
  • 11:00      Depart for Vedauwoo
  • 12:30      Lunch at The Plains
  • 1:30        Trolley Tour (various historic locations, see below)
  • 4:00        Super Computer (or Terry Bison Ranch)
  • 6:00        CIFF Opening Night Reception – Atlas Theatre

For more information – contact Colin Stricklin at the Wyoming Film Office 307-777-3400; email Alan O’Hashi or call 307-509-0182