All posts by Kristine Jackson

Bob Chaput – January 28

Cheyenne resident Bob Chaput laughs while preparing to give blood at United Blood Services earlier this month. Chaput has been donating blood in Cheyenne for the past 45 years. “Donating blood helps people and saves lives, and that’s why I do it,” the veteran said. About living in Cheyenne, Chaput said, “Believe or not, I like the weather here. It's always changing.” To participate in WTE Photo Editor Michael Smith's “Our Faces: Portraits of Laramie County” project, call 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com to make an appointment. To see all of the portraits published so far, go online to ourfaces.wyomingnews.com. Michael Smith/staff

Cheyenne resident Bob Chaput laughs while preparing to give blood at United Blood Services earlier this month. Chaput has been donating blood in Cheyenne for the past 45 years. “Donating blood helps people and saves lives, and that’s why I do it,” the veteran said. About living in Cheyenne, Chaput said, “Believe or not, I like the weather here. It’s always changing.” To participate in WTE Photo Editor Michael Smith’s “Our Faces: Portraits of Laramie County” project, call 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com to make an appointment. Michael Smith/staff

Miranda & Cole Stanley – January 27

Miranda, left, and Cole Stanley pose for a picture at the Hynds Building during a portrait session on New Year’s Eve. Cole, 17, said Cheyenne’s East High was his favorite thing about Cheyenne, and his sister, Miranda, 8, listed her teacher and friends. Michael Smith/staff

Miranda, left, and Cole Stanley pose for a picture at the Hynds Building during a portrait session on New Year’s Eve. Cole, 17, said Cheyenne’s East High was his favorite thing about Cheyenne, and his sister, Miranda, 8, listed her teacher and friends. To participate in WTE Photo Editor Michael Smith’s “Our Faces: Portraits of Laramie County” project, call him at 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com to make an appointment. Michael Smith/staff

Ray Montoya – January 26

Cheyenne Boxing Club coach Ray Montoya holds a picture of Tomas Pacheco at Storey Gymnasium earlier this month. Montoya gave Pacheco, the former club coach, credit for helping him change his life, as well as many others. "Pacheco always cared about how we turned out in life. From him, I learned how to protect these kids like he protected us.” Montoya has been a coach at the Cheyenne Boxing Club for 25 years and boxed for the club for 16 years.  Michael Smith/staff

Cheyenne Boxing Club coach Ray Montoya holds a picture of Tomas Pacheco at Storey Gymnasium. Montoya gave Pacheco, the former club coach, credit for helping him change his life, as well as many others. “Pacheco always cared about how we turned out in life. From him, I learned how to protect these kids like he protected us.” Montoya has been a coach at the Cheyenne Boxing Club for 25 years and boxed for the club for 16 years. To participate in WTE Photo Editor Michael Smith’s “Our Faces: Portraits of Laramie County” project, call him at 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com to make an appointment. Michael Smith/staff

Mykenzie Dean – January 25

Carey Junior High student Mykenzie Dean, 13, has her photograph taken during a portrait session at the Hynds Building on New Year's Eve. Dean was one of six local students selected to the All-Northwest Children's Choir in Seattle. Dean listed her family, friends, beautiful weather, schools and teachers as her favorite things about Laramie County.  Michael Smith/staff

Carey Junior High student Mykenzie Dean, 13, has her photograph taken during a portrait session at the Hynds Building on New Year’s Eve. Dean was one of six local students selected to the All-Northwest Children’s Choir in Seattle. Dean listed her family, friends, beautiful weather, schools and teachers as her favorite things about Laramie County. To participate in WTE Photo Editor Michael Smith’s “Our Faces: Portraits of Laramie County” project, call him at 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com to make an appointment. Michael Smith/staff

Sylvia & Amanda Lee Hackl – January 24

Sylvia Hackl, left, poses with her daughter, Amanda Lee, at their Cheyenne home earlier this month. Amanda is a junior at Cheyenne’s East High, and Sylvia an attorney. “Laramie County is a part of me, and I am a part of it,” Hackl said of her 33 years of living in Laramie County. “I love the connections between people, and you don't have to go very far to meet someone you know." Amanda Lee said, “I love the calm community of Wyoming compared to the big city. This is my home."  Michael Smith/staff

Sylvia Hackl, left, poses with her daughter, Amanda Lee, at their Cheyenne home. Amanda is a junior at Cheyenne’s East High, and Sylvia an attorney. “Laramie County is a part of me, and I am a part of it,” Hackl said of her 33 years of living in Laramie County. “I love the connections between people, and you don’t have to go very far to meet someone you know.” Amanda Lee said, “I love the calm community of Wyoming compared to the big city. This is my home.” To participate in WTE Photo Editor Michael Smith’s “Our Faces: Portraits of Laramie County” project, call him at 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com to make an appointment. Michael Smith/staff

Monica Asher-Davis – January 23

Cheyenne resident Monica Asher-Davis poses for a portrait at Story Gymnasium in December. Asher-Davis listed hailstorms, herds of pronghorn, the Union Pacific Depot, the state capitol, and that Cheyenne sits at the crossroads of interstates I-25 and I-80 as elements that make Laramie County special. Michael Smith/staff

Cheyenne resident Monica Asher-Davis poses for a portrait at Storey Gymnasium in December. Asher-Davis listed hailstorms, herds of pronghorn, the Union Pacific Depot, the State Capitol, and that Cheyenne sits at the crossroads of Interstates 25 and 80 as elements that make Laramie County special. To participate in WTE Photo Editor Michael Smith’s “Our Faces: Portraits of Laramie County” project, call him at 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com to make an appointment. Michael Smith/staff