Category Archives: February

Mark Merryfield – February 28

Pine Bluffs seventh-grader and pep band member Mark Merryfield poses with his saxophone during a break at the 2A East Regional Basketball Tournament at Storey Gymnasium Thursday morning. Merryfield said the scenery is what he likes best about 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

Pine Bluffs seventh-grader and pep band member Mark Merryfield poses with his saxophone during a break at the 2A East Regional Basketball Tournament at Storey Gymnasium Thursday morning. Merryfield said the scenery is what he likes best about 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

Edington Family – February 27

From left, Jim, Rylan, Earl, Jamisen, Barrick and Don Edington sit together to represent four generations of Edingtons before Earl’s 89th birthday party at the Primrose Retirement Community earlier this week. When asked about what makes Laramie County special, Jamison, 5, spoke up quickly and said Sunday breakfast with his grandfather. 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

From left, Jim, Rylan, Earl, Jamisen, Barrick and Don Edington sit together to represent four generations of Edingtons before Earl’s 89th birthday party at the Primrose Retirement Community earlier this week. When asked about what makes Laramie County special, Jamison, 5, spoke up quickly and said Sunday breakfast with his grandfather. 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

Brooke Main – February 26

Brooke Main stops while walking through a snow storm on East 12th Street and Ridge Road Tuesday afternoon. Main, 33, said she liked that Cheyenne was more family oriented and less chaotic than most cities. 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

Brooke Main stops while walking through a snow storm on East 12th Street and Ridge Road Tuesday afternoon. Main, 33, said she liked that Cheyenne was family oriented and less chaotic than most cities. 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

Dora Jones – February 25

Dora Jones, 70, of the Western Star #6 Masonic Lodge poses for a portrait at Masonic Temple in January. Jones said the people are 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

Dora Jones, 70, of the Western Star #6 Masonic Lodge poses for a portrait at Masonic Temple in January. Jones said the people are 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

Jamey Wallace – February 24

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs information technology specialist and veteran Jamey Wallace poses for a photograph earlier this month during a sweethearts dance at the Cheyenne VA Medical Center. “This is home. I’ve been stationed all over the world, but this is my home, and I’m glad to be back,”  Wallace said of 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

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs information technology specialist and veteran Jamey Wallace poses for a photograph earlier this month during a sweethearts dance at the Cheyenne VA Medical Center. “This is home. I’ve been stationed all over the world, but this is my home, and I’m glad to be back,” Wallace said of 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

The young people of Laramie County

Sarah DeLay – February 23

Cheyenne Fire and Rescue firefighter Sarah DeLay poses for a portrait in the stairwell of the Wyoming Financial Building earlier this month. DeLay, 34, will participate in the Scott Firefighter Stair Climb in March to raise awareness for blood cancers. Tucked into SarahÕs hat is a photograph of Henderson Elementary fourth-grader Emily Brinlee, who is battling leukemia. DeLay will race up 69 flights of stairs in full firefighter gear to help raise money to battle cancer. The mother of two listed location as her favorite thing about living in Cheyenne. To participate in WTE Photo Editor Michael SmithÕs ÒOur Faces: Portraits of Laramie CountyÓ 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 Fire and Rescue firefighter Sarah DeLay poses for a portrait in the stairwell of the Wyoming Financial Building earlier this month. DeLay, 34, will participate in the Scott Firefighter Stair Climb in March to raise awareness for blood cancers. Tucked into Sarah’s helmet is a photograph of Henderson Elementary fourth-grader Emily Brinlee, who is battling leukemia. DeLay will race up 69 flights of stairs in full firefighter gear to help raise money to battle cancer. The mother of two listed location as her favorite thing about 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. Michael Smith/staff

Maragaret Laybourn – February 22

Retired wildlife and outdoors writer and photographer Margaret Laybourn sits in her home by some mementos she has collected earlier this month. Laybourn, 90, is a mother of 10 children and said Laramie County was a wonderful place to raise her 6 boys and 4 girls with her husband Bob. 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

Retired wildlife and outdoors writer and photographer Margaret Laybourn sits in her home earlier this month near some mementos she has collected through the years. Laybourn, 90, is a mother of 10 children and said Laramie County was a wonderful place to raise her six boys and four girls with her, husband Bob. 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

Lillian Valdez – February 21

Hebard Elementary teacher Lillian Valdez smiles during a portrait session in her classroom earlier this month. Valdez says sixth graders with eager minds and diverse backgrounds are what make Laramie County special to her.  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

Hebard Elementary teacher Lillian Valdez smiles during a portrait session in her classroom earlier this month. Valdez says sixth graders with eager minds and diverse backgrounds are what make Laramie County special to her. 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

Kathleen Peterson – February 20

Kathleen Peterson laughs during a portrait session at the Hynds building on New Year's Eve. Peterson listed people, events, activities, and the way people give of themselves as her favorite things about living in Cheyenne. Michael Smith/staff

Kathleen Peterson laughs during a portrait session at the Hynds Building on New Year’s Eve. Peterson listed people, events, activities and the way people give of themselves as her favorite things about 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. Michael Smith/staff