Category Archives: October

Dru Winders – October 31

"It's fun to watch the big guys scream," Dru Winders said about helping with the Knights of Pythias haunted house earlier this month. Winders owns a carpet cleaning business and said the people and the way they volunteer was what makes Laramie County special.  To take part 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

“It’s fun to watch the big guys scream,” Dru Winders said about helping with the Knights of Pythias haunted house earlier this month. Winders owns a carpet cleaning business and said the people and the way they volunteer was what makes Laramie County special. To take part 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

Gidieon Chavez – October 30

Gidieon Chavez poses for a portrait in the basement of the Knights of Pythias building. Chavez was playing the Texas Chainsaw Massacre character 'Leatherface' for the haunted house and said he loves everything about living in Laramie County. To take part 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

Gidieon Chavez poses for a portrait in the basement of the Knights of Pythias building. Chavez was playing the Texas Chainsaw Massacre character ‘Leatherface’ for the haunted house and said he loves everything about living in Laramie County. To take part 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

Olivia Israel – October 28

Olivia Israel looks over her bloody makeup in the mirror as she prepares to scare at the Knights of Pythias haunted house on 17th Street. Israel moved to Cheyenne in April and the first day she arrives was knocked down by the wind and received a concussion. The 23 year old said Cheyenne is very cozy. To take part 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

Olivia Israel looks over her bloody makeup in the mirror as she prepares to scare at the Knights of Pythias haunted house on 17th Street. Israel moved to Cheyenne in April and the first day she arrives was knocked down by the wind and received a concussion. The 23 year old said Cheyenne is very cozy. To take part 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

Amy and Randy Weiss – October 27

Amy and Randy Weiss pose for a portrait with their dog Rascal that is dressed as a bumble for a pet costume contest at Depot Plaza. "It's still a small community," the Weiss's said, "a great place to raise a family and the people are friendly."  To take part 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

Amy and Randy Weiss pose for a portrait with their dog Rascal that is dressed as a bumble for a pet costume contest at Depot Plaza. “It’s still a small community,” the Weiss’s said, “a great place to raise a family and the people are friendly.” To take part 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

Open spaces gallery – October 26

Jim Darden – October 26

Jim Darden sews the horn of a saddle at his shop in Pine Bluffs. Darden met his wife, Marylyn, when they were students at West Texas State University and were married 55 years ago. Jim taught for 17 years in Pine Bluffs before he started making saddles in 1977. Darden said he likes the sparce population because it gives him elbow room to have his horses. The 77 year old will close his shop at the end of November to retire. To take part 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

Jim Darden sews the horn of a saddle at his shop in Pine Bluffs. Darden met his wife, Marylyn, when they were students at West Texas State University and were married 55 years ago. Jim taught for 17 years in Pine Bluffs before he started making saddles in 1977. Darden said he likes the sparce population because it gives him elbow room to have his horses. The 77 year old will close his shop at the end of November to retire. To take part 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

Cooper Berry – October 25

Cooper Berry,4, balances himself on a fence at his families ranch in northwest Laramie County. Cooper and his brother Tate's,7, great grandfather JC Berry homesteaded the area 104 years ago.  To take part 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

Cooper Berry,4, balances himself on a fence at his families ranch in northwest Laramie County. Cooper and his brother Tate’s,7, great grandfather JC Berry homesteaded the area 104 years ago. To take part 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

Pat Madigan – October 24

Pat Madigan Smiles for a portrait at the headquarters for Boy Scout Troop 101 in Lions Park. Madigan has worked with Troop 101 since 1960 and has helped over 60 scouts achieve their eagle scout rank. "If you don't like the weather," Madigan said, "wait five minutes."  To take part 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

Pat Madigan Smiles for a portrait at the headquarters for Boy Scout Troop 101 in Lions Park. Madigan has worked with Troop 101 since 1960 and has helped over 60 scouts achieve their eagle scout rank. “If you don’t like the weather,” Madigan said, “wait five minutes.” To take part 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

Kathie Selden and grand daughters – October 23

From left, Grace Dereemer, Kathie Selden, Quincy Dereemer, and Madi Dereemer pose for a portrait in Seldon's library at her home. Seldon wanted the portrait with her grand daughters because Laramie County is a great place to raise a family. All four women said the wide open spaces and friendly faces were another wonderful thing about living in Laramie County. To take part 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

From left, Grace Dereemer, Kathie Selden, Quincy Dereemer, and Madi Dereemer pose for a portrait in Seldon’s library at her home. Seldon wanted the portrait with her grand daughters because Laramie County is a great place to raise a family. All four women said the wide open spaces and friendly faces were another wonderful thing about living in Laramie County. To take part 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

“Ironhorse” J.P. Johnson – October 22

'Ironhorse' J.P. Johnson stands near the Big Boy 4004 locomotive in Holliday Park earlier this week. Johnson is a conductor with the Union Pacific Railroad and has lived in Cheyenne for the past two years. Johnson says being close to all the railroad history and Union Pacific's steam shop are his favorite things about living in Laramie County. "Not to many people get to work on the highest point on the trancontinental railroad, I wouldn't trade my job for anything," Johnson said. To take part 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

‘Ironhorse’ J.P. Johnson stands near the Big Boy 4004 locomotive in Holliday Park earlier this week. Johnson is a conductor with the Union Pacific Railroad and has lived in Cheyenne for the past two years. Johnson says being close to all the railroad history and Union Pacific’s steam shop are his favorite things about living in Laramie County. “Not to many people get to work on the highest point on the trancontinental railroad, I wouldn’t trade my job for anything,” Johnson said. To take part 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