Category Archives: General

Steve Rodriguez – December 27

Steve Rodriguez pauses for a portrait while painting in his studio. Rodriguez is a former art teacher and says quite a few of his students still recognize him despite his advanced years. Steve his lived in Cheyenne all his life and says friends are what makes living in Laramie County special. To take part 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

Steve Rodriguez pauses for a portrait while painting in his studio. Rodriguez is a former art teacher and says quite a few of his students still recognize him despite his advanced years. Steve his lived in Cheyenne all his life and says friends are what makes living in Laramie County special. To take part 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 Trujillo Family – December 23

Fron left Alexis Trujillo, Anthony Trujillo, Aubrey Trujillo, Tania Trujillo and Brendan Trujillo stand in the living room of their home last Sunday. Anthony and Tania said that Cheyenne is a great place to raise kids for full time working parents. "Because Cheyenne is smaller it's much easier to attend my kids' school and sporting events," said Tania about what makes living in Laramie County special.  To take part 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

Fron left Alexis Trujillo, Anthony Trujillo, Aubrey Trujillo, Tania Trujillo and Brendan Trujillo stand in the living room of their home last Sunday. Anthony and Tania said that Cheyenne is a great place to raise kids for full time working parents. “Because Cheyenne is smaller it’s much easier to attend my kids’ school and sporting events,” said Tania about what makes living in Laramie County special. To take part 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

Frank Gerstenkorn – December 17

Guns & Gear store owner Frank Gerstenkorn stand in his store at 2110 Evans Avenue. "Wyoming is a bastion of freedom in the west. The people are independent and believe in the preservation of personal rights," Gerstenkorn said about his time living in Wyoming. The business owner is an advocate for shooting sports, hunting rights and is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.  To take part 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

Guns & Gear store owner Frank Gerstenkorn stand in his store at 2110 Evans Avenue. “Wyoming is a bastion of freedom in the west. The people are independent and believe in the preservation of personal rights,” Gerstenkorn said about his time living in Wyoming. The business owner is an advocate for shooting sports, hunting rights and is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. To take part 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 Lawson – December 2

Wearing a buffalo hide jacket to stay warm Christopher Lawson poses for a portrait before the Christmas Parade at the corner of 18th Street and Carey Avenue. ""It's a simple town and I don't have to worry about crime, I come from a place where you walk 5 feet and your watching your back to see if someone is trying to rob you," Lawson said about living in New Jersey before coming  to Laramie County 5 years ago. The mountains and Cheyenne Frontier Days were what Lawson mentioned as what makes living in Laramie County special. To take part 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 the published portraits, go online to ourfaces.wyomingnews.com. Michael Smith/staff

Wearing a buffalo hide jacket to stay warm Christopher Lawson poses for a portrait before the Christmas Parade at the corner of 18th Street and Carey Avenue. “”It’s a simple town and I don’t have to worry about crime, I come from a place where you walk 5 feet and your watching your back to see if someone is trying to rob you,” Lawson said about living in New Jersey before coming to Laramie County 5 years ago. The mountains and Cheyenne Frontier Days were what Lawson mentioned as what makes living in Laramie County special. To take part 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 the published portraits, go online to ourfaces.wyomingnews.com. Michael Smith/staff

Jacob Barbero – November 11

Laramie County Community College student Jacob Barbero passes time between classes in the College Community Area. Barbero has lived  here all his life and said he likes everything about Laramie County.  To take part 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

Laramie County Community College student Jacob Barbero passes time between classes in the College Community Area. Barbero has lived here all his life and said he likes everything about Laramie County. To take part 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

Marie Town and her grandmother Debbie Richardson – November 9

Marie Town, 11, and her grandmother Debbie Richardson hold a picture of Crystal Town at their home earlier this week. Crystal Town was Marie's mother and Richardson's daughter and was shot and killed by her husband Christopher Town in front of Marie in October of 2013. "I don't know if I could have gone on without her," Richardson said about her grandaughter, "The community along with my coworkers and family really came together and helped during this crisis." Recently Richardson has decided to start speaking about the incident to help raise awareness about victums of domestic violence.  To take part 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

Marie Town, 11, and her grandmother Debbie Richardson hold a picture of Crystal Town at their home earlier this week. Crystal Town was Marie’s mother and Richardson’s daughter and was shot and killed by her husband Christopher Town in front of Marie in October of 2013. “I don’t know if I could have gone on without her,” Richardson said about her grandaughter, “The community along with my coworkers and family really came together and helped during this crisis.” Recently Richardson has decided to start speaking about the incident to help raise awareness about victums of domestic violence. To take part 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

Curt Theobald – November 6

Curt Theobald works on a alabaster bowl on a lathe at his home in south east Laramie County.  Theobald is an internationally known artist and teacher known for segmented woodturning. "The wide open spaces inspire a lot of creativity," Theobald said, "not to mention their are more antelope than people." To take part 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

Curt Theobald works on a alabaster bowl on a lathe at his home in south east Laramie County. Theobald is an internationally known artist and teacher known for segmented woodturning. “The wide open spaces inspire a lot of creativity,” Theobald said, “not to mention their are more antelope than people.” To take part 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

Judy Kishman and Judy Sergant – November 4

Judy Kishman and Judy Sergant stand next to a boot depicting the old Carnegie Library outside the Laramie County Library. The Carnegie Library opened in 1902 on the corner of 22nd Street and Capitol Avenue. While attending school at St. Mary's Sergent and Kishman became friends and would hangout after school at the Carnegie Library. Sargent said Cheyenne is where friendships blossom and bloom for a lifetime. Kishman said Cheyenne is her place. It has her history and her future. To take part 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.  Michael Smith/staff

Judy Kishman and Judy Sergant stand next to a boot depicting the old Carnegie Library outside the Laramie County Library. The Carnegie Library opened in 1902 on the corner of 22nd Street and Capitol Avenue. While attending school at St. Mary’s Sergent and Kishman became friends and would hangout after school at the Carnegie Library. Sargent said Cheyenne is where friendships blossom and bloom for a lifetime. Kishman said Cheyenne is her place. It has her history and her future. To take part 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. Michael Smith/staff

Laurie Washburn – November 3

Laurie Washburn rubs the head of one of her eight dogs at her property near Burns. Washburn is a probation and parole officer and also helps foster animals through the Cheyenne Animal Shelter and Black Dog Animal Rescue. "My job is very stressfull and coming home to these dogs is a destresser," Washburn said. The names of the dogs pictured are Cali, Tinkerbell, Anastacia, Dover, Quincy, Sway, Isabella and Jack. To take part 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

Laurie Washburn rubs the head of one of her eight dogs at her property near Burns. Washburn is a probation and parole officer and also helps foster animals through the Cheyenne Animal Shelter and Black Dog Animal Rescue. “My job is very stressfull and coming home to these dogs is a destresser,” Washburn said. The names of the dogs pictured are Cali, Tinkerbell, Anastacia, Dover, Quincy, Sway, Isabella and Jack. To take part 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