Category Archives: May

Bill Dubois – June 6

Local historian Bill Dubois III laughs during a reception at the home of Larry and Jeannine Melka, who were named this year's recipients of the Dubois Award. Dubois has been a educator, reading clerk for the Wyoming House of Representatives and a founding member of the Cheyenne Historic Preservation Board. Dubois said his wonder friends and associates were what made 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.  Michael Smith/staff

Local historian Bill Dubois III laughs during a reception at the home of Larry and Jeannine Melka, who were named this year’s recipients of the Dubois Award. Dubois has been a educator, reading clerk for the Wyoming House of Representatives and a founding member of the Cheyenne Historic Preservation Board. Dubois said his wonder friends and associates were what made 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. Michael Smith/staff

Danielle Lyons – May 31

Local author Danielle Lyons poses for a portrait during a World War II Living History display at the Cheyenne VA Medical Center. Lyons said Laramie County's people and artistic diversity was what makes living in Laramie County special. 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

Local author Danielle Lyons poses for a portrait during a World War II Living History display at the Cheyenne VA Medical Center. Lyons said Laramie County’s people and artistic diversity was what makes living in Laramie County special. 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

David Michael – May 30

David Michael poses for a portrait at Alf's Pub. Michael lives in Hillsdale and said his favorite thing about living in Laramie County was his freedom to express his constitutional right to bear arms.  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 Michael poses for a portrait at Alf’s Pub. Michael lives in Hillsdale and said his favorite thing about living in Laramie County was his freedom to express his constitutional right to bear arms. 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

Avery Gillam – May 29

Avery Gilliam, 6, smiles as she waits to line up for Busy Bees ABC's preschool graduation at Laramie County Community College last weekend. Gilliam has an older sister and a younger sister and said she loves that Cheyenne has a swimming pool. 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

Avery Gilliam, 6, smiles as she waits to line up for Busy Bees ABC’s preschool graduation at Laramie County Community College last weekend. Gilliam has an older sister and a younger sister and said she loves that Cheyenne has a swimming pool. 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

Andy Sommers and Tyler Mason – May 28

Education Director Aaron Sommers, left and Assistant Education Director Tyler Mason joke around and make funny faces during a portrait session at the Children's Village at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens. Sommers and Mason work at the Children's Village and said that Cheyenne is a great place to work and play. Michael Smith/staff

Education Director Aaron Sommers, left and Assistant Education Director Tyler Mason joke around and make funny faces during a portrait session at the Children’s Village at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens. Sommers and Mason work at the Children’s Village and said that Cheyenne is a great place to work and play. Michael Smith/staff

Bryce Rogers – May 27

Cheyenne Central High School student Bryce Rogers poses for a portrait in Katie Decker's classroom. Rogers is a porter at the Two Bar Bowling Alley and said Cheyenne is "a peaceful place with a nice community and low crime rate." 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 Central High School student Bryce Rogers poses for a portrait in Katie Decker’s classroom. Rogers is a porter at the Two Bar Bowling Alley and said Cheyenne is “a peaceful place with a nice community and low crime rate.” 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

Jeannine Stallings – May 26

Animal rights activist Jeannine Stallings smiles as her 21 year old dog named Toby itches his ear at her home. Stallings said the city and residents of Cheyenne give tremendous support to the Cheyenne Animal Shelter and that organization "deserves it." 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

Animal rights activist Jeannine Stallings smiles as her 21 year old dog named Toby itches his ear at her home. Stallings said the city and residents of Cheyenne give tremendous support to the Cheyenne Animal Shelter and that organization “deserves it.” 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 and Hiroko Hansen – May 25

Dave Hanson holds hands with his wife Hiroko as they pose for a portrait at their ranch north of Cheyenne. Hanson's great grandfather founded the McIlquham Ranch in 1890. Hanson said Laramie County is good country to grow cattle and "you can cuss all four seasons." 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

Dave Hansen holds hands with his wife Hiroko as they pose for a portrait at their ranch north of Cheyenne. Hansen’s great grandfather founded the McIlquham Ranch in 1890. Hansen said Laramie County is good country to grow cattle and “you can cuss all four seasons.” 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

David Martinez – May 24

David Martinez takes a break from playing pickle ball to have his portrait taken at the Cheyenne YMCA. Martinez is retired and said he likes that it's easy to get around town and the laidback people are his favorite things about 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

David Martinez takes a break from playing pickle ball to have his portrait taken at the Cheyenne YMCA. Martinez is retired and said he likes that it’s easy to get around town and the laidback people are his favorite things about 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