Category Archives: General

Amy and Randy Weiss – October 27

Amy and Randy Weiss pose for a portrait with their dog Rascal that is dressed as a bumble for a pet costume contest at Depot Plaza. "It's still a small community," the Weiss's said, "a great place to raise a family and the people are friendly."  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

Amy and Randy Weiss pose for a portrait with their dog Rascal that is dressed as a bumble for a pet costume contest at Depot Plaza. “It’s still a small community,” the Weiss’s said, “a great place to raise a family and the people are friendly.” 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

Open spaces gallery – October 26

Jim Darden – October 26

Jim Darden sews the horn of a saddle at his shop in Pine Bluffs. Darden met his wife, Marylyn, when they were students at West Texas State University and were married 55 years ago. Jim taught for 17 years in Pine Bluffs before he started making saddles in 1977. Darden said he likes the sparce population because it gives him elbow room to have his horses. The 77 year old will close his shop at the end of November to retire. 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

Jim Darden sews the horn of a saddle at his shop in Pine Bluffs. Darden met his wife, Marylyn, when they were students at West Texas State University and were married 55 years ago. Jim taught for 17 years in Pine Bluffs before he started making saddles in 1977. Darden said he likes the sparce population because it gives him elbow room to have his horses. The 77 year old will close his shop at the end of November to retire. 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

Kimberly Miller – October 15

Kimberly Miller stands in her office with promotional items she sells for her business, Miller Promotions. "My husband and I travel a lot for our jobs and visit many cities. The community spirit and volunteerism in Cheyenne is very unique," Miller said. 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

Kimberly Miller stands in her office with promotional items she sells for her business, Miller Promotions. “My husband and I travel a lot for our jobs and visit many cities. The community spirit and volunteerism in Cheyenne is very unique,” Miller said. 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

Kassidy Henning – October 12

Kassidy Henning poses at attention with wooden tonfa at  American Martial Arts Systems on Lincolnway. Henning has scared when she first started martial arts three years ago however she made friends and last week earned her black belt. Henning said being with all the nice people was 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

Kassidy Henning poses at attention with wooden tonfa at American Martial Arts Systems on Lincolnway. Henning has scared when she first started martial arts three years ago however she made friends and last week earned her black belt. Henning said being with all the nice people was 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

Andy Kirkendall – October 10

Andy Kirkendall climbs a ladder to do some painting for a business on West Lincolnway earlier this week. Kirkendall moved to Cheyenne from southern California about four years ago. "I love everything about this area," Kirkendall said, "You can strike up a conversation with just about anyone."  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

Andy Kirkendall climbs a ladder to do some painting for a business on West Lincolnway earlier this week. Kirkendall moved to Cheyenne from southern California about four years ago. “I love everything about this area,” Kirkendall said, “You can strike up a conversation with just about anyone.” 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

Dan Dorsch – October 8

Dan Dorsch dressed as a hot dog smiles while cooking food during a fundraiser for K9s 4 Mobility at Depot Plaza last Saturday. Dorsch says he loves that the downtown area of Cheyenne is emerging along with friendly people and proximity to Rock Mountain National Park were his favorite things about living in 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

Dan Dorsch dressed as a hot dog smiles while cooking food during a fundraiser for K9s 4 Mobility at Depot Plaza last Saturday. Dorsch says he loves that the downtown area of Cheyenne is emerging along with friendly people and proximity to Rock Mountain National Park were his favorite things about living in 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

Mary Bienz – October 4

Executive director for Community Action of Cheyenne Mary Bienz stands on 15th Street during the Farmers Market. "it's awesome to be able to do things for our community," Bienz said."It takes 10 minutes to get across town and Cheyenne is small enough that everyone knows everyone." 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

Executive director for Community Action of Cheyenne Mary Bienz stands on 15th Street during the Farmers Market. “it’s awesome to be able to do things for our community,” Bienz said.”It takes 10 minutes to get across town and Cheyenne is small enough that everyone knows everyone.” 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

Alaysha Walker – October 1

Alaysha Walker, 7, pauses to have her portrait taken while she waits to cheer with Cheyenne's South High School cheerleaders during a football game at South High School. Walker said her school and the South High School cheerleading clinic were what makes 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

Alaysha Walker, 7, pauses to have her portrait taken while she waits to cheer with Cheyenne’s South High School cheerleaders during a football game at South High School. Walker said her school and the South High School cheerleading clinic were what makes 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

Riley Swanex – September 30

Laramie County Community College student Riley Swanex sits at a table outside the main entrance to the school Monday afternoon. Swanex lives in Burns and says when he leaves Laramie County he misses the weather. "The most amazing thing you'll ever see is thunder snow and it doesn't happen to many other places," Swanex said about the unusual weather in our area.  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 Riley Swanex sits at a table outside the main entrance to the school Monday afternoon. Swanex lives in Burns and says when he leaves Laramie County he misses the weather. “The most amazing thing you’ll ever see is thunder snow and it doesn’t happen to many other places,” Swanex said about the unusual weather in our area. 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