Category Archives: January

Monica Asher-Davis – January 23

Cheyenne resident Monica Asher-Davis poses for a portrait at Story Gymnasium in December. Asher-Davis listed hailstorms, herds of pronghorn, the Union Pacific Depot, the state capitol, and that Cheyenne sits at the crossroads of interstates I-25 and I-80 as elements that make Laramie County special. Michael Smith/staff

Cheyenne resident Monica Asher-Davis poses for a portrait at Storey Gymnasium in December. Asher-Davis listed hailstorms, herds of pronghorn, the Union Pacific Depot, the State Capitol, and that Cheyenne sits at the crossroads of Interstates 25 and 80 as elements that make Laramie County special. To participate in WTE Photo Editor Michael Smith’s “Our Faces: Portraits of Laramie County” project, call him at 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com to make an appointment. Michael Smith/staff

Chad Blakely – January 22

Carey Junior High teacher and comic book artist Chad Blakely sits in his studio at his home in eastern Cheyenne earlier this week. "The sense of community and it's small enough that everyone knows someone you know." said Blakely about living Cheyenne. '  Michael Smith/staff

Carey Junior High teacher and comic book artist Chad Blakely sits in his studio at his home in east Cheyenne. “The sense of community and it’s small enough that everyone knows someone you know,” Blakely said about living Cheyenne. To participate in WTE Photo Editor Michael Smith’s “Our Faces: Portraits of Laramie County” project, call him at 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com to make an appointment. Michael Smith/staff

Arkansas Le Marr – January 21

Arkansas Le Marr smiles during a portrait session at the Hynds building on New Year's Eve. Le Marr loves the small town feel of Cheyenne and she added "It's full of wonderful people and has a great atmosphere." To participate in WTE Photo Editor Michael Smith's 2014 Our Faces: Portraits of Laramie County project, call to make an appointment at 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com. Michael Smith/staff

Arkansas Le Marr smiles during a portrait session at the Hynds Building on New Year’s Eve. Le Marr said she loves the small-town feel of Cheyenne, and she added, “It’s full of wonderful people and has a great atmosphere.” To participate in WTE Photo Editor Michael Smith’s “Our Faces: Portraits of Laramie County” project, call him at 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com to make an appointment. Michael Smith/staff

Rita Watson – January 20

Rita Watson looks out a window onto Capitol Avenue from the second floor of the Hathaway Building last Thursday. "Cheyenne has allowed me to raise two children, have a 44-year career in state government, and be very active in the community.  We belong to several organizations that have left a footprint in this city.  One of the things I am proud of is helping the Love and Charity Club organize the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. March to the Capitol and involving the students in all 48 school districts in the state in learning about Dr. KingÕs life and his contributions to this country.  It has been a joy to me to watch the children go from not know anything about Dr. King to learning all about him and  the many contributions he made to this country." said Watson about living in Laramie County.  Michael Smith/staff

Rita Watson looks out a window onto Capitol Avenue from the second floor of the Hathaway Building. “Cheyenne has allowed me to raise two children, have a 44-year career in state government and be very active in the community. We belong to several organizations that have left a footprint in this city. One of the things I am proud of is helping the Love and Charity Club organize the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. March to the Capitol and involving the students in all 48 school districts in the state in learning about Dr. King’s life and his contributions to this country. It has been a joy to me to watch the children go from not know anything about Dr. King to learning all about him and the many contributions he made to this country,” said Watson about living in Laramie County. To participate in WTE Photo Editor Michael Smith’s “Our Faces: Portraits of Laramie County” project, call him at 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com to make an appointment. Michael Smith/staff

Brielle Scholl – January 19

8 month old Denver Broncos fan Brielle Scholl smiles as she plays with her sister Jocelyn at their grandparents home on 3rd Avenue Thursday afternoon. Brielle's grandmother Patty Shamy said 'We have a community with lots of respectful people, and it's really a peaceful place to live.' To participate in WTE Photo Editor Michael Smith's 2014 Our Faces: Portraits of Laramie County project, call to make an appointment at 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com. Michael Smith/staff

Eight-month-old Denver Broncos fan Brielle Scholl smiles as she plays with her sister, Jocelyn, at their grandparents’ home on Third Avenue. Brielle’s grandmother, Patty Shamy, said, “We have a community with lots of respectful people, and it’s really a peaceful place to live.” 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

Christopher Alcon & Judy Best – January 18

Friends Christopher Alcon and Judy Best joke around during a portrait session at the Hynds building on New Year's Eve. Both Alcon and Best mentioned that Laramie County was a friendly place with Alcon adding, "This is my hometown and I moved away but had to come back to the friendly people." To participate in WTE Photo Editor Michael Smith's 2014 Our Faces: Portraits of Laramie County project, call to make an appointment at 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com. Michael Smith/staff

Friends Christopher Alcon and Judy Best joke around during a portrait session at the Hynds Building on New Year’s Eve. Both Alcon and Best mentioned that Laramie County was a friendly place, with Alcon adding, “This is my hometown, and I moved away but had to come back to the friendly people.” 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

Jesse Robbins – January 17

High West Energy apprentice lineman Jesse Robbins pauses while preparing a power pole for installation at a site south of Carpenter earlier this week. Robbins said the extreme wind is what is special about Laramie County. Robbins and his wife Liberty recently had their first child, Sadie, on December 6th. To participate in WTE Photo Editor Michael Smith's 2014 Our Faces: Portraits of Laramie County project, call to make an appointment at 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com. Michael Smith/staff

High West Energy apprentice lineman Jesse Robbins pauses while preparing a power pole for installation at a site south of Carpenter. Robbins said the extreme wind is what is special about Laramie County. Robbins and his wife, Liberty, had their first child, Sadie, on Dec. 6. 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

Margaret Shaw – January 16

Margaret Shaw

Margaret Shaw starts to laugh when asked to be serious during a portrait session at the Hynds Building on New Year’s Eve. Shaw is a retired teacher who taught at McCormick and Johnson junior high schools. She said she thinks the people in Cheyenne are friendly and very welcoming. To participate in WTE Photo Editor Michael Smith’s “Our Faces: Portraits of Laramie County” project, call him at 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com to make an appointment. Michael Smith/staff

 

 

Ben Henan – January 15

Ben Henan

Ben Henan, 90, walks on a dirt road north of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Cheyenne. Henan was raised in Fort Washakie and served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He watched the Battle of the Coral Sea from the deck of his transport ship and was wounded during the Battle of Guadalcanal in 1942. “Wyoming is the greatest place on Earth. I like how the wind blows away the snow here in Cheyenne,” Henan said. He attributes his longevity to his daily walks. To take part in WTE Photo Editor Michael Smith’s “Our Faces: Portraits of Laramie County” project, call him at 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com to make an appointment. Michael Smith/staff

 

John Rogers, Barbara Rogers & Marty Rogers – January 14

Barbara, John & Marty Rogers

John Rogers, center, is accompanied by his wife, Barbara, left, and sister, Marty, during a dinner in the lobby of the Cheyenne Depot on New Year’s Eve. “I like everything about Laramie County. This is my home, but the spirit and dedication of thousands of people trying to make this a better place to live is really special,” John Rogers said about living in Cheyenne. To participate in WTE Photo Editor Michael Smith’s “Our Faces: Portraits of Laramie County” project, call him at 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com to make an appointment. Michael Smith/staff