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Arkansas Le Marr – January 21

Arkansas Le Marr smiles during a portrait session at the Hynds building on New Year's Eve. Le Marr loves the small town feel of Cheyenne and she added "It's full of wonderful people and has a great atmosphere." To participate in WTE Photo Editor Michael Smith's 2014 Our Faces: Portraits of Laramie County project, call to make an appointment at 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com. Michael Smith/staff

Arkansas Le Marr smiles during a portrait session at the Hynds Building on New Year’s Eve. Le Marr said she loves the small-town feel of Cheyenne, and she added, “It’s full of wonderful people and has a great atmosphere.” 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

Brielle Scholl – January 19

8 month old Denver Broncos fan Brielle Scholl smiles as she plays with her sister Jocelyn at their grandparents home on 3rd Avenue Thursday afternoon. Brielle's grandmother Patty Shamy said 'We have a community with lots of respectful people, and it's really a peaceful place to live.' To participate in WTE Photo Editor Michael Smith's 2014 Our Faces: Portraits of Laramie County project, call to make an appointment at 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com. Michael Smith/staff

Eight-month-old Denver Broncos fan Brielle Scholl smiles as she plays with her sister, Jocelyn, at their grandparents’ home on Third Avenue. Brielle’s grandmother, Patty Shamy, said, “We have a community with lots of respectful people, and it’s really a peaceful place to live.” 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

Christopher Alcon & Judy Best – January 18

Friends Christopher Alcon and Judy Best joke around during a portrait session at the Hynds building on New Year's Eve. Both Alcon and Best mentioned that Laramie County was a friendly place with Alcon adding, "This is my hometown and I moved away but had to come back to the friendly people." To participate in WTE Photo Editor Michael Smith's 2014 Our Faces: Portraits of Laramie County project, call to make an appointment at 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com. Michael Smith/staff

Friends Christopher Alcon and Judy Best joke around during a portrait session at the Hynds Building on New Year’s Eve. Both Alcon and Best mentioned that Laramie County was a friendly place, with Alcon adding, “This is my hometown, and I moved away but had to come back to the friendly people.” 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

Jesse Robbins – January 17

High West Energy apprentice lineman Jesse Robbins pauses while preparing a power pole for installation at a site south of Carpenter earlier this week. Robbins said the extreme wind is what is special about Laramie County. Robbins and his wife Liberty recently had their first child, Sadie, on December 6th. To participate in WTE Photo Editor Michael Smith's 2014 Our Faces: Portraits of Laramie County project, call to make an appointment at 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com. Michael Smith/staff

High West Energy apprentice lineman Jesse Robbins pauses while preparing a power pole for installation at a site south of Carpenter. Robbins said the extreme wind is what is special about Laramie County. Robbins and his wife, Liberty, had their first child, Sadie, on Dec. 6. 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

Margaret Shaw – January 16

Margaret Shaw

Margaret Shaw starts to laugh when asked to be serious during a portrait session at the Hynds Building on New Year’s Eve. Shaw is a retired teacher who taught at McCormick and Johnson junior high schools. She said she thinks the people in Cheyenne are friendly and very welcoming. 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

 

 

Ben Henan – January 15

Ben Henan

Ben Henan, 90, walks on a dirt road north of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Cheyenne. Henan was raised in Fort Washakie and served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He watched the Battle of the Coral Sea from the deck of his transport ship and was wounded during the Battle of Guadalcanal in 1942. “Wyoming is the greatest place on Earth. I like how the wind blows away the snow here in Cheyenne,” Henan said. He attributes his longevity to his daily walks. To take part 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

 

John Rogers, Barbara Rogers & Marty Rogers – January 14

Barbara, John & Marty Rogers

John Rogers, center, is accompanied by his wife, Barbara, left, and sister, Marty, during a dinner in the lobby of the Cheyenne Depot on New Year’s Eve. “I like everything about Laramie County. This is my home, but the spirit and dedication of thousands of people trying to make this a better place to live is really special,” John Rogers said about living in Cheyenne. 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

 

Amy Fox – January 13

Amy Fox

Cheyenne East High School teacher Amy Fox smiles during a portrait session in Storey Gymnasium. Fox said she loves the people in Cheyenne and that there is a huge sense of community. “People are always willing to help, and it’s a great place to raise your kids,” she said. 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 Abeyta – January 6

Ray Abeyta, 3, shows off his fishtail braid during a portrait session at the Hynds Building on New Years Eve. Abeyta said he likes his friends at pre-school but loves that most of his family lives in Laramie County.  To participate in WTE Photo Editor Michael Smith’s 2014 “Our Faces: Portraits of Laramie County” project, call him at 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com. Michael Smith/staff

Ray Abeyta, 3, shows off his fishtail braid during a portrait session at the Hynds Building on New Years Eve. Abeyta said he likes his friends at pre-school but loves that most of his family lives in 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

Kris Hunter & Alec Mann – January 5

Kris Hunter and her son Alec Mann display portraits of Hunter's great grandparents in her home earlier this week. The home has been in Hunter's family for nearly a hundred years and her great grandfather homesteaded the area. Hunter likes the history of the people and friendliness of everyone you meet.  To participate in WTE Photo Editor Michael SmithÕs 2014 ÒOur Faces: Portraits of Laramie CountyÓ project, call him at 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com. Michael Smith/staff

Kris Hunter and her son, Alec Mann, display portraits of Hunter’s great-grandparents in her home. The home has been in Hunter’s family for nearly 100 years, and her great-grandfather homesteaded the area. Hunter likes the history of the people and friendliness of everyone you meet. 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