Category Archives: July

William Simmons – July 31

William Simmons poses for a portrait at American Legion Post 6 on Lincolnway. Simmons said Laramie County has great people and is a comfortable place to retire in. 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

William Simmons poses for a portrait at American Legion Post 6 on Lincolnway. Simmons said Laramie County has great people and is a comfortable place to retire in. 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

Johanna Nichols – July 30

Twirler Johanna Nichols poses for a portrait near Warren Avenue south of the Wyoming Capitol building. Johana and her mother Stacy both joked they wanted to leave during the winter but loved that Cheyenne is a small town but has the feel of a big city.  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

Twirler Johanna Nichols poses for a portrait near Warren Avenue south of the Wyoming Capitol building. Johana and her mother Stacy both joked they wanted to leave during the winter but loved that Cheyenne is a small town but has the feel of a big city. 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

Harold Green – July 29

Harold L Green smiles for a portrait at the Cheyenne Boys and Girls Club. Green has been a member of the Southeast Wyoming Foster Grandparent Program for 10 years. "The people are really friendly and like to help their neighbors." said Green 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.  Michael Smith/staff

Harold L Green smiles for a portrait at the Cheyenne Boys and Girls Club. Green has been a member of the Southeast Wyoming Foster Grandparent Program for 10 years. “The people are really friendly and like to help their neighbors.” said Green 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. Michael Smith/staff

Judy La Hiff and her daughter Laura Munari – July 28

Judy La Hiff, left, and her daughter Laura Munari pose for a portrait a Kiwanis Club meeting at Little America. La Hiff and Munari both mentioned Cheyenne has the friendliest people and has a small town feel, without seeming too small.  La Hiff also added it is a great place to have a business and to do business with other locals. 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

Judy La Hiff, left, and her daughter Laura Munari pose for a portrait a Kiwanis Club meeting at Little America. La Hiff and Munari both mentioned Cheyenne has the friendliest people and has a small town feel, without seeming too small. La Hiff also added it is a great place to have a business and to do business with other locals. 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

Vianna Gurney – July 27

Vianna Gurney smiles as she rides her horse during the Cheyenne Frontier Days cattle drive on Hynds Boulevard. Gurney is known as the "Den mother of the general committee" and has been working with Frontier Days since 1967. "I only have two seasons in my life and they are Christmas and Cheyenne Frontier Days." said Vianna 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.  Michael Smith/staff

Vianna Gurney smiles as she rides her horse during the Cheyenne Frontier Days cattle drive on Hynds Boulevard. Gurney is known as the “Den mother of the general committee” and has been working with Frontier Days since 1967. “I only have two seasons in my life and they are Christmas and Cheyenne Frontier Days.” said Vianna 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. Michael Smith/staff

Gerald and Ann Blackwell – July 26

Gerald and Ann Blackwell laugh before the start of the Cheyenne Frontier Days parade last Thursday. The Blackwells have been participating in the parade since 1979 and drive a rustic and antique car that says "Cheyenne or bust." Ann likes that Laramie County has no giant bugs and Gerald says the people are friendly and helpful.  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

Gerald and Ann Blackwell laugh before the start of the Cheyenne Frontier Days parade last Thursday. The Blackwells have been participating in the parade since 1979 and drive a rustic and antique car that says “Cheyenne or bust.” Ann likes that Laramie County has no giant bugs and Gerald says the people are friendly and helpful. 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

Jeff Thomas – July 25

Range technician Jeff Thomas enjoys a cup of coffee during the chuckwagon breakfast for the Cheyenne Frontier Days cattle drive. "I have about a 1000 reasons why I like Wyoming  more than Colorado." said Thomas. Thomas was from Colorado and moved to Wyoming about 6 months ago and loves everything 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.  Michael Smith/staff

Range technician Jeff Thomas enjoys a cup of coffee during the chuckwagon breakfast for the Cheyenne Frontier Days cattle drive. “I have about a 1000 reasons why I like Wyoming more than Colorado.” said Thomas. Thomas was from Colorado and moved to Wyoming about 6 months ago and loves everything 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. Michael Smith/staff

Ann Smith – July 24

Ann Smith holds a picture of herself when she was Miss Frontier in 1947 at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum. Smith is a 28 year survivor of breast cancer and is the mother of 7 children. The former Miss Frontier said her wonderful family and Cheyenne Frontier Days is what makes 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

Ann Smith holds a picture of herself when she was Miss Frontier in 1947 at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum. Smith is a 28 year survivor of breast cancer and is the mother of 7 children. The former Miss Frontier said her wonderful family and Cheyenne Frontier Days is what makes 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

Seth Glause – July 23

Bull rider Seth Glause poses for a portrait at the Wyoming Tribune Eagle studio. Glause is a four-time National Finals Rodeo qualifier who finished second at the 2012 NFR and third in the PRCA World Standings. He also rides saddle bronc horses. Glause is expected to compete in today's Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo. He said his favorite thing about living in Laramie County is being close to his father. 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

Bull rider Seth Glause poses for a portrait at the Wyoming Tribune Eagle studio. Glause is a four-time National Finals Rodeo qualifier who finished second at the 2012 NFR and third in the PRCA World Standings. He also rides saddle bronc horses. Glause is expected to compete in today’s Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo. He said his favorite thing about living in Laramie County is being close to his father. 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

Steve Zaharas with his daughter Kristina – July 22

Steve Zaharas poses for a portrait with his daughter Kristina in Chute 10 of the Cheyenne Frontier Days headquarters. Steve has been a volunteer at CFD for 15 years and this year is the first time Kristina will volunteer. 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

Steve Zaharas poses for a portrait with his daughter Kristina in Chute 10 of the Cheyenne Frontier Days headquarters. Steve has been a volunteer at CFD for 15 years and this year is the first time Kristina will volunteer. 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