Category Archives: August

Judy Hodgeman – August 31

Judy Hodgeman sits in her living room with her dogs Snoopy, left, and Cooper. Hodgeman's husband past away in January and credits the dogs for keeping her company during difficult times. Lower population, less traffic, and the people are friendly are what Hodgeman listed as her favorite things about living in Laramie County.  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

Judy Hodgeman sits in her living room with her dogs Snoopy, left, and Cooper. Hodgeman’s husband past away in January and credits the dogs for keeping her company during difficult times. Lower population, less traffic, and the people are friendly are what Hodgeman listed as her favorite things about living in Laramie County. 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

Tommie LaVoie, Sherry Brendel, and Cindy Wise – August 30

From left, Tommie LaVoie, Sherry Brendel, and Cindy Wise pose for a portrait at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens Thursday evening. All three women are battling ovarian cancer and wanted to raise awareness about the Ella Cris foundation and that September is ovarian cancer awareness month. "You can meet a stranger and become friends," Cindy Wise said about living in Laramie County. September 5th is national wear teal day to help raise awareness about the deadly disease.  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

From left, Tommie LaVoie, Sherry Brendel, and Cindy Wise pose for a portrait at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens Thursday evening. All three women are battling ovarian cancer and wanted to raise awareness about the Ella Cris foundation and that September is ovarian cancer awareness month. “You can meet a stranger and become friends,” Cindy Wise said about living in Laramie County. September 5th is national wear teal day to help raise awareness about the deadly disease. 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

Blakelee Jo Fiscella – August 29

Blakelee Jo Fiscella holds her father Brian's hand during a portrait session at the Children's Village at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens. "If she's not running around the beautiful parks in Cheyenne, we are running to the mountains to go camping and fishing," Brain Fiscella said about living in Laramie County.  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

Blakelee Jo Fiscella holds her father Brian’s hand during a portrait session at the Children’s Village at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens. “If she’s not running around the beautiful parks in Cheyenne, we are running to the mountains to go camping and fishing,” Brain Fiscella said about living in Laramie County. 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

Carol Graham – August 28

Carol Graham laughs as she holds up a painting in the studio of the Cheyenne Artist Guild in Holliday Park. Graham is retired and said Cheyenne's rich history along with it's proud and independent people were her favorite things about living in Laramie County. Graham also added, "We have a great climate but wish we had four seasons." 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

Carol Graham laughs as she holds up a painting in the studio of the Cheyenne Artist Guild in Holliday Park. Graham is retired and said Cheyenne’s rich history along with it’s proud and independent people were her favorite things about living in Laramie County. Graham also added, “We have a great climate but wish we had four seasons.” 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

Grady Peoples – August 27

Grady Peoples takes a break from painting a business on 19th Street for a portrait on Tuesday afternoon. "In the summer I really like fishing and there are a lot of places to go around her." said Peoples about what makes Laramie County special.  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

Grady Peoples takes a break from painting a business on 19th Street for a portrait on Tuesday afternoon. “In the summer I really like fishing and there are a lot of places to go around her.” said Peoples about what makes Laramie County special. 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

Burke Smith – August 26

Burke Smith, 12, smiles for a portrait at playground in Holliday Park Monday afternoon. Smith said his family and playing with friends were what makes living in Laramie County special. 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

Burke Smith, 12, smiles for a portrait at playground in Holliday Park Monday afternoon. Smith said his family and playing with friends were what makes living in Laramie County special. 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

Clint ‘Shaggy’ Barton – August 25

Clint 'Shaggy' Barton poses for a portrait at Alf's Pub. Barton is a local DJ and musician and said the laid back atmosphere and great local music scene makes living in Laramie County special. Barton also mentioned being close to some of the best sking and snowboarding spots in the country was also a plus.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

Clint ‘Shaggy’ Barton poses for a portrait at Alf’s Pub. Barton is a local DJ and musician and said the laid back atmosphere and great local music scene makes living in Laramie County special. Barton also mentioned being close to some of the best sking and snowboarding spots in the country was also a plus.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

Ty and Emily Sackett – August 24

Ty and Emily Sackett pose for a 'selfie' with their camera phone after exchanging marital vows at the Wyoming Hereford Ranch earlier this month. The couple said close friends and the convenience of living both in the city and country life were their favorite things about living in Laramie County. 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

Ty and Emily Sackett pose for a ‘selfie’ with their camera phone after exchanging marital vows at the Wyoming Hereford Ranch earlier this month. The couple said close friends and the convenience of living both in the city and country life were their favorite things about living in Laramie County. 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

Shaiden Danyl and Buddy Trujillo – August 22

Buddy Trujillo gets a hug from his son Shaiden Danyl as they take a break from bike riding in Lions Parks Thursday morning. "You can't say enough about the people. 99% are great and we are resilient." said Buddy about living in Laramie County.  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

Buddy Trujillo gets a hug from his son Shaiden Danyl as they take a break from bike riding in Lions Parks Thursday morning. “You can’t say enough about the people. 99% are great and we are resilient.” said Buddy about living in Laramie County. 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