Category Archives: June

Dave Haring – June 20

Dave Haring poses for portrait at a beer tasting event for the Wyoming Brewers festival in the Cheyenne Depot. "Having moved around a great deal as a kid. The opportunity to establish roots in a community of individuals with such pride of not only being from Cheyenne but Wyoming has been an incredible experience.I wouldn't trade it for anything." said Haring about Living in Laramie County. Haring is the Chairman of the Wyoming Brewers Festival and that event starts tonight at the Cheyenne Depot Plaza. 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

Dave Haring poses for portrait at a beer tasting event for the Wyoming Brewers festival in the Cheyenne Depot. “Having moved around a great deal as a kid. The opportunity to establish roots in a community of individuals with such pride of not only being from Cheyenne but Wyoming has been an incredible experience.I wouldn’t trade it for anything.” said Haring about Living in Laramie County. Haring is the Chairman of the Wyoming Brewers Festival and that event starts tonight at the Cheyenne Depot Plaza. 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

Tammy Grant – June 19

Cheyenne Board of Realtors president Tammy Grant poses for a portrait with bird houses created for a fundraiser benefiting Habitat for Humanity called "Little Houses Build Big Dreams." Local realtors decorate birdhouses that are auctioned at a picnic and then donated to Habitat for Humanity. "The support and volunteer spirit that lives in this community and the generosity of the people is what makes living in Laramie County special." said Grant.  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 Board of Realtors president Tammy Grant poses for a portrait with bird houses created for a fundraiser benefiting Habitat for Humanity called “Little Houses Build Big Dreams.” Local realtors decorate birdhouses that are auctioned at a picnic and then donated to Habitat for Humanity. “The support and volunteer spirit that lives in this community and the generosity of the people is what makes living in Laramie County special.” said Grant. 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

Jim and Josephine Lynch – June 18

Jim Lynch and his daughter Josephine Lynch pose for a photo at the Cheyenne Frontier Days headquarters. Combined the Lynch's have volunteered 40 years with Cheyenne Frontier Days as photographers. Jim started bring his daughter to meet and greet events with the musical acts when she was 5. Josephine said Laramie County and Wyoming have some of the greatest characters in the west and Jim says the people are very friendly. 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

Jim Lynch and his daughter Josephine Lynch pose for a photo at the Cheyenne Frontier Days headquarters. Combined the Lynch’s have volunteered 40 years with Cheyenne Frontier Days as photographers. Jim started bring his daughter to meet and greet events with the musical acts when she was 5. Josephine said Laramie County and Wyoming have some of the greatest characters in the west and Jim says the people are very friendly. 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

Matt Jones – June 17

Retired Wyoming Air National Guard member Matt Jones poses for a portrait at Alf's Pub. Jones said Cheyenne was great because it has all the amenities of a larger city but it's small enough to have great personal interactions. 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

Retired Wyoming Air National Guard member Matt Jones poses for a portrait at Alf’s Pub. Jones said Cheyenne was great because it has all the amenities of a larger city but it’s small enough to have great personal interactions. 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

Mary Lou Lynn – June 16

Retired Phlebotomist Mary Lou Lynn smiles as she poses for a portrait at the 2 Bar Bowling Alley. Lynn has been a lifelong bowler and listed low crime, little traffic, polite people and low taxes as the things she liked best 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

Retired Phlebotomist Mary Lou Lynn smiles as she poses for a portrait at the 2 Bar Bowling Alley. Lynn has been a lifelong bowler and listed low crime, little traffic, polite people and low taxes as the things she liked best 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

Lucy and Michael Gillam – June 15

Michael Gillam smiles as he holds his daughter Lucy as they wait for Lucy's older sister to graduate preschool at Laramie County Community College. Lucy likes playing with her 2 older sisters and Michael likes the outdoors. 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

Michael Gillam smiles as he holds his daughter Lucy as they wait for Lucy’s older sister to graduate preschool at Laramie County Community College. Lucy likes playing with her 2 older sisters and Michael likes the outdoors. 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

Tessa Weidlich and her mother Kelly Buchhammer – June 14

Tessa Weidlich and her mother Kelly Buchhammer pose for a portrait outside the home of Larry and Jeaninne Melka. Buchhammer and Weidlich were attending a party honoring the Melka's by Cheyenne Historic Preservation Board. Weidlich said she enjoys the outdoor opportunities Laramie County has to offer and Buchhammer said the approachable and kind people have stolen her heart. 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

Tessa Weidlich and her mother Kelly Buchhammer pose for a portrait outside the home of Larry and Jeaninne Melka. Buchhammer and Weidlich were attending a party honoring the Melka’s by Cheyenne Historic Preservation Board. Weidlich said she enjoys the outdoor opportunities Laramie County has to offer and Buchhammer said the approachable and kind people have stolen her heart. 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

Bill Barnes – June 13

2nd vice commander Bill Barnes poses for a portrait in front of a historical painting at the American Legion Post 6. Barnes is retired and said the way people support non-profit organizations was his 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

2nd vice commander Bill Barnes poses for a portrait in front of a historical painting at the American Legion Post 6. Barnes is retired and said the way people support non-profit organizations was his 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

Sisters Evelyn Garrido, Cleo Lucero, and Dora Sanchez – June 12

Sisters Evelyn Garrido, Cleo Lucero and Dora Sanchez, left to right, pose for a portrait in Sanchez’s home recently. Lucero is holding a portrait of the fourth sister, Alice Garcia, who passed away a few years ago. For the past 15 years, the sisters have gotten together for a slumber party while their husbands and sons went camping and fishing. This year, the ladies are going on a trip to Blackhawk, Colorado, to gamble. Between the four sisters, they have a 174 children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. 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

Sisters Evelyn Garrido, Cleo Lucero and Dora Sanchez, left to right, pose for a portrait in Sanchez’s home recently. Lucero is holding a portrait of the fourth sister, Alice Garcia, who passed away a few years ago. For the past 15 years, the sisters have gotten together for a slumber party while their husbands and sons went camping and fishing. This year, the ladies are going on a trip to Blackhawk, Colorado, to gamble. Between the four sisters, they have a 174 children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. 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

David Ohde – June 11

Landscape architect David Ohde stands at one of the entrances to the Cheyenne Depot Plaza earlier this week. “It’s very satisfying to design a place and see thousands of people enjoy it,” said Ohde, who was on the design team that created the look of the plaza. Ohde said Laramie County is a friendly area and a great place to raise a family and do business. 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

Landscape architect David Ohde stands at one of the entrances to the Cheyenne Depot Plaza earlier this week. “It’s very satisfying to design a place and see thousands of people enjoy it,” said Ohde, who was on the design team that created the look of the plaza. Ohde said Laramie County is a friendly area and a great place to raise a family and do business. 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