Chugwater is nestled next to I-25 along the Chugwater Creek. We offer a friendly community with both natural beauty and opportunity. Located only 20 minutes from Wheatland, to the north, and 45 minutes from Cheyenne, to the south Chugwater offers great access to local population centers.
A group of volunteers from the Chugwater community joined forces on Saturday, April 10th to kick off our community cleanuup efforts. The town of Chugwater has provided rolloff dumpsters at the east end of town from April 10-19. Community members needing a helping hand with the removal of items from their property were able to request assistance. Lunch was served at the community center to show appreciation for everyone who helped on Saturday. The dumpsters continue to be available until April 19th. Feel free to bring any additional items to the collection site.
This is just the beginning of efforts to beautify our great little community. Be on the lookout for more ways you can participate!
With great pleasure we would like to announce Chugwater's 35th annual Chugwater Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, June 19, 2021.
After a cancelling last year due to health precautions, we are back and ready to put on the best cookoff yet!
Renowned as the Wyoming State Championship Chili Cook-Off, chili cookers and tasters alike have traveled far and wide to attend this spicy event.
With great honor, we request the presence of you or a member of your team as a participant on our judges panel.
We have Red Chili, Green Chili, or Salsa judging.
Please let us know if you or a member of your team would like to participate. Come and enjoy live entertainment, great company, free beverages, and delicious food! We would love to have you!
If you would like to participate, please RSVP to Ryleigh Vaughn by Wednesday, June 9. She can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org by phone at (208)419-6554, or by mail at PO Box 147, Chugwater, WY 82210.
Once we have your RSVP, you will then receive details on the time and location of the event. Please note that we will be observing social distancing through the duration of the judging session, and masks may be worn based on personal preference.
We hope to see you there!
If you ever lived here at all even for a few months or a year, Chugwater may have somehow lodged in your heart. It doesn’t look like much anymore if you’re just driving through but the deep heart of things here is still very much alive.
In this so very uncertain time of pandemic viruses and economic deep freeze, here’s what’s happening around here in our little corner of southeast Wyoming.
First, there is a food pantry set up in the Community Center just off Main Street. It’s open to anyone and everyone from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Just come by and take what you need; no strings. If you have extra, you’re welcome to contribute as well.
Second, a group has formed called Chugwater Community Cares. These folks have taken a great idea from another little Wyoming town, Guernsey, and developed a set of window cards for each household (and now to include country folks on the mail route). The cards are meant to be posted in a window visible from the street (or the mailbox in the case of country folks). One card is green with a “thumbs up” image to indicate that all’s well. Another is yellow and says “Need Some Things.” If this is posted, somebody will contact the resident to see if prescriptions or groceries, etc., are needed. Another card is bright red and says “Need Help!” A mail delivery person goes past almost every house six days a week so the signs will be noted.
Thirdly, we’re really trying to support our local businesses where we can by calling in food orders for take-out and by keeping in touch with our neighbors by phone, text and email. Thank goodness for those opportunities!
Lastly, some of us are planning ever bigger gardens. Folks, this situation isn’t going to be over anytime soon and we need to hearken back to our pioneer forebears and take our own well-being into our own hands. I still keep a pot of sourdough bread starter that I’ve used for almost thirty years. Do you want to learn how to make bread? Call me and I’ll share the starter.
Now, go make soup with whatever’s looking a little tired in your fridge.
Chugwater,WY was voted to have the best tasting water in Wyoming! Next stop is the national competition in Washington, D.C. February 2018.
Way to go Steve Kelley! Thanks for being a great employee for the town of Chugwater and making our water so great!!
The Town of Chugwater received The 2015 Wyoming Outstanding Arbor Day Award as well as a 10-year award for being a Tree City USA. These awards were accepted on April 27, 2015 at the State Supreme Court Building South Lawn presented by the Wyoming State Forestry Division.