Category Archives: March

Desirai Lopez – March 21

Desirai Lopez hams it up during a portrait session at the Hynds Building. Lopez is an accountant originally from Guernsey. She listed the history, shopping and downtown as her favorite things about living in 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

Desirai Lopez hams it up during a portrait session at the Hynds Building. Lopez is an accountant originally from Guernsey. She listed the history, shopping and downtown as her favorite things about living in 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

Elizabeth Beliaj and Brenda Gregg – March 20

Life enrichment director Elizabeth Beliaj and volunteer Brenda Gregg file and paint the nails of residents at the Sierra Hills Assisted Living facility. The two became friends after they started working together eight years ago at Sierra Hills. Greg said, “This is a very giving community, and I feel blessed to be able to give back in my own small way.” Beliaj listed kindness, the history, sense of community and people helping people as the best 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

Life enrichment director Elizabeth Beliaj and volunteer Brenda Gregg file and paint the nails of residents at the Sierra Hills Assisted Living facility. The two became friends after they started working together eight years ago at Sierra Hills. Greg said, “This is a very giving community, and I feel blessed to be able to give back in my own small way.” Beliaj listed kindness, the history, sense of community and people helping people as the best 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

John Randall – March 19

Veteran John Randall holds a composite image made from photographs of his time serving in Vietnam at his home. Randall and his wife, Evie, said, “We love the great people and the strong military community. It's a wonderful area.” 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

Veteran John Randall holds a composite image made from photographs of his time serving in Vietnam at his home. Randall and his wife, Evie, said, “We love the great people and the strong military community. It’s a wonderful area.” 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

Peggy and Kassuandra Holbrook – March 18

Peggy Holbrook gives her daughter Kassaundra a bear hug during a portrait session in the Hynds building on New Years Eve. The Holbrooks said they likes how the community comes together when people need help. 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

Peggy Holbrook gives her daughter Kassaundra a bear hug during a portrait session in the Hynds building on New Years Eve. The Holbrooks said they likes how the community comes together when people need help. 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 Angell – March 17

Wyoming Press Association director Jim Angell laughs as he plays a song on is guitar in the Wyoming Tribune Eagle studio last Tuesday. Angell along with some family and friends pitched in their time to help the city organized an annual Celtic Festival over 8 years ago. The small town feel and the friendliness and willingness of people to pitch in to get things down was Angell's 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.  To see all of the portraits published so far, go online to ourfaces.wyomingnews.com. Michael Smith/staff

Wyoming Press Association director Jim Angell laughs as he plays a song on is guitar in the Wyoming Tribune Eagle studio last Tuesday. Angell along with some family and friends pitched in their time to help the city organized an annual Celtic Festival over 8 years ago. The small town feel and the friendliness and willingness of people to pitch in to get things down was Angell’s 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

Beckham Jacobs – March 16

Beckham Jacobs, 2, poses for a portrait dressed up as a super hero at the Hynds building earlier this month. Beckham is the son of Justus Jacobs and his wife Taylor. The Jacobs family said the best thing about living in Laramie County was the great people that are honest, hard working and loyal.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

Beckham Jacobs, 2, poses for a portrait dressed up as a super hero at the Hynds building earlier this month. Beckham is the son of Justus Jacobs and his wife Taylor. The Jacobs family said the best thing about living in Laramie County was the great people that are honest, hard working and loyal.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

Alexa Pace – March 15

Cheyenne East cheerleader Alexa Pace looks intense as she prepares to compete in the State Spirit competition at the Casper Events Center Wednesday night. Pace said she likes how the Laramie County community supports it's cheer squads and all sports. "I'm super confident in my team and in what we do." said Pace. Michael Smith/staff

Cheyenne East cheerleader Alexa Pace looks intense as she prepares to compete in the State Spirit competition at the Casper Events Center Wednesday night. Pace said she likes how the Laramie County community supports it’s cheer squads and all sports. “I’m super confident in my team and in what we do.” said Pace. Michael Smith/staff

Prinz Singson – March 14

Cheyenne Central senior cheerleader Prinz Singson listens to music as he poses for a portrait during the opening round of the Wyoming State Basketball Championships at Casper College Thursday morning. Singson said he liked the weather in Laramie County because you can never tell what it will be like the next day. Michael Smith/staff

Cheyenne Central senior cheerleader Prinz Singson listens to music as he poses for a portrait during the opening round of the Wyoming State Basketball Championships at Casper College Thursday morning. Singson said he liked the weather in Laramie County because you can never tell what it will be like the next day. 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

Pete Sokolosky – March 13

Pete Sokolosky smiles during a portrait session at the Hynds building last Friday night. Sokolosky was attending a performance by musician Jalan Crossland and cited entertainment as 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.  To see all of the portraits published so far, go online to ourfaces.wyomingnews.com. Michael Smith/staff

Pete Sokolosky smiles during a portrait session at the Hynds building last Friday night. Sokolosky was attending a performance by musician Jalan Crossland and cited entertainment as 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

Opal Bridwell – March 11

Opal Bridwell smiles as she talks about the cards and flowers she has received for her birthday at the Point Frontier Retirement Community Tuesday afternoon. Bridwell turns 95 today and said "The fresh air is great when it isn't blowing you away' about living in Laramie County. Bridwell was a teacher at Lebhardt, Corlett and Hebard elementary schools. She also mentioned recreation, scenery, family, friends and the candy she wins while playing bingo three times a week as other things she likes about living in 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. To see all of the portraits published so far, go online to ourfaces.wyomingnews.com. Michael Smith/staff

Opal Bridwell smiles as she talks about the cards and flowers she has received for her birthday at the Point Frontier Retirement Community Tuesday afternoon. Bridwell turns 95 today and said “The fresh air is great when it isn’t blowing you away’ about living in Laramie County. Bridwell was a teacher at Lebhardt, Corlett and Hebard elementary schools. She also mentioned recreation, scenery, family, friends and the candy she wins while playing bingo three times a week as other things she likes about living in 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. To see all of the portraits published so far, go online to ourfaces.wyomingnews.com. Michael Smith/staff