Category Archives: August

Ashlyn Culp – August 21

Lifeguard Ashlyn Culp poses for a portrait at the Pine Bluffs swimming pool Wednesday afternoon. Yesterday was the last day of summer vacation for the sophomore at Pine Bluffs High School. Culp said she liked that Pine Bluffs was small and that she get most places by walking.  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

Lifeguard Ashlyn Culp poses for a portrait at the Pine Bluffs swimming pool Wednesday afternoon. Yesterday was the last day of summer vacation for the sophomore at Pine Bluffs High School. Culp said she liked that Pine Bluffs was small and that she get most places by walking. 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

Karen Murbach – August 20

Laramie County election official Karen Murbach poses for a portrait at a polling place located in the VFW Post 1881 Building off Nationway Tuesday afternoon. Murbach has been an election official for many years and said her family and friends are what make 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. To see all of the portraits published so far, go online to ourfaces.wyomingnews.com. Michael Smith/staff

Laramie County election official Karen Murbach poses for a portrait at a polling place located in the VFW Post 1881 Building off Nationway Tuesday afternoon. Murbach has been an election official for many years and said her family and friends are what make 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. To see all of the portraits published so far, go online to ourfaces.wyomingnews.com. Michael Smith/staff

Dustin Gumm – August 19

Cheyenne East High School senior Dustin Gumm poses for a portrait outside the Historic Governors Mansion. Today Gumm will be riding on horseback with his father and others from Hillsdale to Fort Laramie to raise money for the Wounded Warriors Project. Gumm said his favorite thing about living in Laramie County is the unpredictable weather. 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 East High School senior Dustin Gumm poses for a portrait outside the Historic Governors Mansion. Today Gumm will be riding on horseback with his father and others from Hillsdale to Fort Laramie to raise money for the Wounded Warriors Project. Gumm said his favorite thing about living in Laramie County is the unpredictable weather. 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

Gina Montez – August 17

Gina Montez sits at the counter for a portrait at the Luxury Diner earlier this month. Montez has been a server at the Luxury Diner for 17 years. "I love interacting with people and seeing the satisfaction in their faces after having a good meal." said Montez. Montez mentioned she liked that Cheyenne was a small community and it only takes 10 minutes to get from side to another.  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

Gina Montez sits at the counter for a portrait at the Luxury Diner earlier this month. Montez has been a server at the Luxury Diner for 17 years. “I love interacting with people and seeing the satisfaction in their faces after having a good meal.” said Montez. Montez mentioned she liked that Cheyenne was a small community and it only takes 10 minutes to get from side to another. 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

Keith Coombes – August 16

Keith Coombes skateboards to work on Carey Avenue near Lincolnway last week. Coombes is the manager and 'guy behind the counter' at the Ernie November record store. ""Despite the fact of not agreeing with a lot of the hang-ups of the redest state in the country. I enjoy the 'live and let live' mentality of most as well as the fact that a man's word and handshake are his bond." said Coombes 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

Keith Coombes skateboards to work on Carey Avenue near Lincolnway last week. Coombes is the manager and ‘guy behind the counter’ at the Ernie November record store. “”Despite the fact of not agreeing with a lot of the hang-ups of the redest state in the country. I enjoy the ‘live and let live’ mentality of most as well as the fact that a man’s word and handshake are his bond.” said Coombes 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

Bangerter Family – August 15

From left, Mandy, Michael, Declan, and Jed Bangerter smile for a portrait outside their home earlier this week. "We have been given the gift of two sons in our lives. One was born with Down Syndrome and that has introduced us to a community of people that understand special needs and therapies. I am so thankful for what our friends have given our son, and our family as a whole. The exemplify the goodness of the people that live here, which is the heart and soul of Cheyenne." said Mandy Bangerter 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

From left, Mandy, Michael, Declan, and Jed Bangerter smile for a portrait outside their home earlier this week. “We have been given the gift of two sons in our lives. One was born with Down Syndrome and that has introduced us to a community of people that understand special needs and therapies. I am so thankful for what our friends have given our son, and our family as a whole. The exemplify the goodness of the people that live here, which is the heart and soul of Cheyenne.” said Mandy Bangerter 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

Jessica Uresk – August 14

Pinnicle Bank operations manager Jessica Uresk poses for a portrait in the teller area of the bank earlier this month. "Because it's smaller there is a greater sense of community."said Uresk about living in Laramie County. The mother of 3 children also mentioned the lack of crime as a benefit of living in Cheyenne.  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

Pinnicle Bank operations manager Jessica Uresk poses for a portrait in the teller area of the bank earlier this month. “Because it’s smaller there is a greater sense of community.”said Uresk about living in Laramie County. The mother of 3 children also mentioned the lack of crime as a benefit of living in Cheyenne. 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

Steve Doolin – August 13

Associate pastor for the Element Church of Cheyenne Steve Doolin poses for a portrait in a garage filled with backpacks at the church earlier this month. Doolin said there are not too many people that are better than the ones that live in Laramie County. He said it's a great place to raise his five children and that people have great attitudes.  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

Associate pastor for the Element Church of Cheyenne Steve Doolin poses for a portrait in a garage filled with backpacks at the church earlier this month. Doolin said there are not too many people that are better than the ones that live in Laramie County. He said it’s a great place to raise his five children and that people have great attitudes. 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

Toppenberg Family – August 12

From left, Cindee Linn, David Toppenberg and Shirley Toppenberg pose for a portrait outside Shirley's home earlier this month. Shirley raised her children Cindee and David in the home. The family said Cheyenne was great because it's a friendly community and a great place to do business. "It just feels like home." said David 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

From left, Cindee Linn, David Toppenberg and Shirley Toppenberg pose for a portrait outside Shirley’s home earlier this month. Shirley raised her children Cindee and David in the home. The family said Cheyenne was great because it’s a friendly community and a great place to do business. “It just feels like home.” said David 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

Bryce McDonald – August 11

Bryce McDonald poses for portrait near a display of artwork in the exhibition hall at the Laramie County Fair. McDonald said he likes that Laramie County is peaceful and quiet. "I love that you can see thousands of stars at night." said McDonald.  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

Bryce McDonald poses for portrait near a display of artwork in the exhibition hall at the Laramie County Fair. McDonald said he likes that Laramie County is peaceful and quiet. “I love that you can see thousands of stars at night.” said McDonald. 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