Category Archives: July

Jessica Sowards – July 21

Jessica Sowards poses for a portrait in Chute 10 of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Headquarters. Sowards is a member of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Dandies which are the official ambassadors of CFD. "The people are kind and always willing to help each other out." said Sowards 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

Jessica Sowards poses for a portrait in Chute 10 of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Headquarters. Sowards is a member of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Dandies which are the official ambassadors of CFD. “The people are kind and always willing to help each other out.” said Sowards 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

Jerry Carlson – July 20

Jerry Carlson of the Cheyenne Little Theater Players holds a copy of a July 29, 1990 Wyoming Tribune Eagle edition of the Sunday Magazine which features a picture of Carlson playing the villain in the Old Fashioned Melodrama. Carlson says he likes Cheyenne because it's an easy community to get involved 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

Jerry Carlson of the Cheyenne Little Theater Players holds a copy of a July 29, 1990 Wyoming Tribune Eagle edition of the Sunday Magazine which features a picture of Carlson playing the villain in the Old Fashioned Melodrama. Carlson says he likes Cheyenne because it’s an easy community to get involved 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

Liz Escobedo – July 19

Liz Escobedo smiles for a portrait while sitting in Chute 10 at the Cheyenne Frontier Days headquarters. Escobedo was the first female elected as a HEEL and was just elected to the Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame. The HEELs are a an all-volunteer group that assist in the organization and operation of Frontier Days and was started in the 1930's. Escobedo said volunteer spirit is her favorite thing 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

Liz Escobedo smiles for a portrait while sitting in Chute 10 at the Cheyenne Frontier Days headquarters. Escobedo was the first female elected as a HEEL and was just elected to the Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame. The HEELs are a an all-volunteer group that assist in the organization and operation of Frontier Days and was started in the 1930’s. Escobedo said volunteer spirit is her favorite thing 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

Claire Thompson – July 18

Claire Thompson, a freshman at Cheyenne’s East High, smiles after getting sprayed with mud during slack competition Thursday morning at Frontier Park. Thompson is part of a crew of local youth that help with the calves at Chute 9 during the roping events. "Frontier Days is definitely my favorite thing about living here. So many people come to visit, and I never get bored,” Thompson said. 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

Claire Thompson, a freshman at Cheyenne’s East High, smiles after getting sprayed with mud during slack competition Thursday morning at Frontier Park. Thompson is part of a crew of local youth that help with the calves at Chute 9 during the roping events. “Frontier Days is definitely my favorite thing about living here. So many people come to visit, and I never get bored,” Thompson said. 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

Cordell Willert – July 17

A mud-covered Cordell Willert poses for a portrait during a break in tie-down roping slack competition Wednesday morning at Frontier Park. Willert has been part of the arena crew that help untangle and free calves for the past seven years. “I love it out in the country,” Willert said about living on his family’s ranch near Albin. “I get to cowboy and live the life I want to live, and it’s sweet.” 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

A mud-covered Cordell Willert poses for a portrait during a break in tie-down roping slack competition Wednesday morning at Frontier Park. Willert has been part of the arena crew that help untangle and free calves for the past seven years. “I love it out in the country,” Willert said about living on his family’s ranch near Albin. “I get to cowboy and live the life I want to live, and it’s sweet.” 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 Schulz, Pat Lauber, Lois Hansen, and Cathie G. Chadwick – July 16

From left, Judy Schulz, Pat Lauber, Lois Hansen and Cathie G. Chadwick pose for a group portrait at the Atlas Theater. The group was at the Atlas rehearsing for the Cheyenne Little Theatre Players’ Old Fashioned Melodrama. Schulz said she likes that all of the arts in Laramie County are fostered, supported and celebrated. Lauber said Cheyenne is a progressive community that is relaxed and friendly. Hansen mentioned the sky and climate as her favorite things. Chadwick said the arts are important to everyone in Laramie County. All four also mentioned the community support and celebration of the Cheyenne Little Theatre Players as one of the reasons they like living here. 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, Judy Schulz, Pat Lauber, Lois Hansen and Cathie G. Chadwick pose for a group portrait at the Atlas Theater. The group was at the Atlas rehearsing for the Cheyenne Little Theatre Players’ Old Fashioned Melodrama. Schulz said she likes that all of the arts in Laramie County are fostered, supported and celebrated. Lauber said Cheyenne is a progressive community that is relaxed and friendly. Hansen mentioned the sky and climate as her favorite things. Chadwick said the arts are important to everyone in Laramie County. All four also mentioned the community support and celebration of the Cheyenne Little Theatre Players as one of the reasons they like living here. 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

Kent Bratberg – July 12

Construction superintendent Kent Bratberg poses for a portrait while installing a fence at the site of the future home of the Children's Museum of Cheyenne Friday morning. Bratberg has been working for the Reiman Corporation of Cheyenne for 40 years. "I used to think the weather was the best thing about living in Laramie County but after these last couple of winters, the summer has been to short." said Bratberg. He cited that Laramie County is quiet, has great people and it's a very comfortable place to live.  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.  Michael Smith/staff

Construction superintendent Kent Bratberg poses for a portrait while installing a fence at the site of the future home of the Children’s Museum of Cheyenne Friday morning. Bratberg has been working for the Reiman Corporation of Cheyenne for 40 years. “I used to think the weather was the best thing about living in Laramie County but after these last couple of winters, the summer has been to short.” said Bratberg. He cited that Laramie County is quiet, has great people and it’s a very comfortable 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

Gayle Baugh – July 11

Gayle Baugh poses for a portrait at the Historic Governor's Mansion portraying 1890 Girl Guard member Bertha Spoor. Volunteering and genuine people were what Baugh mentioned about what is special about living in Laramie County. The Wyoming Girl Guards started in 1889 and were the first all-women ceremonial drill companies of their kind. Baugh portrays Spoor to keep the legacy of the women alive.  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. Michael Smith/staff

Gayle Baugh poses for a portrait at the Historic Governor’s Mansion portraying 1890 Girl Guard member Bertha Spoor. Volunteering and genuine people were what Baugh mentioned about what is special about living in Laramie County. The Wyoming Girl Guards started in 1889 and were the first all-women ceremonial drill companies of their kind. Baugh portrays Spoor to keep the legacy of the women alive. 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

Justin Bailey – July 10

Truck technician Justin Bailey pauses while working on a diesel semi-truck engine at Floyd's Truck Center. 'I don't like the cold." said Bailey who is originally from lower Lousiana and says he had never seen snow until he moved to 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

Truck technician Justin Bailey pauses while working on a diesel semi-truck engine at Floyd’s Truck Center. ‘I don’t like the cold.” said Bailey who is originally from lower Lousiana and says he had never seen snow until he moved to 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

Jamie Bridenstine – July 9

Cheyenne East High School senior Jamie Bridenstine poses for a portrait at the school in her Air Force JROTC uniform. Bridenstine plans on attending the University of Wyoming majoring in education and history. The senior listed diversity of people and the educational opportunities at East as her favorite things 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

Cheyenne East High School senior Jamie Bridenstine poses for a portrait at the school in her Air Force JROTC uniform. Bridenstine plans on attending the University of Wyoming majoring in education and history. The senior listed diversity of people and the educational opportunities at East as her favorite things 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