Category Archives: October

David Beckett with his nephew Beckett Box – October 21

David Box holds his nephew Beckett Box before the start of a Cheyenne East High School volleyball game at the school last weekend. Box says the laid back and and easy going lifestyle provides stress free 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

David Box holds his nephew Beckett Box before the start of a Cheyenne East High School volleyball game at the school last weekend. Box says the laid back and and easy going lifestyle provides stress free 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

Mandy Harris – October 20

Laramie County Community College student Mandy Harris takes a break from working with her horse, Nashville, in a round pen on campus. Harris, a second-year equine training and business management student from Saratoga, is heading to Texas Tech University next year. “I’ve always loved Cheyenne. There are a lot of events, like Frontier Days and Fridays on the Plaza,” Harris said about living in Laramie County. “Seems like there is always something to do,” 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

Laramie County Community College student Mandy Harris takes a break from working with her horse, Nashville, in a round pen on campus. Harris, a second-year equine training and business management student from Saratoga, is heading to Texas Tech University next year. “I’ve always loved Cheyenne. There are a lot of events, like Frontier Days and Fridays on the Plaza,” Harris said about living in Laramie County. “Seems like there is always something to do,” 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

Thurman King – October 19

"“I have lived through a lot of blizzards,” World War II veteran Thurman King said about his 94 years of living in Laramie County. King has been a carpenter, mechanic, welder and farmer during his life, and was recently honored by the Francis E. Self American Legion Post 6 for 70 years of continuous membership. When asked about his secret to longevity, King said, “The air is clean here because of the wind.” 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

““I have lived through a lot of blizzards,” World War II veteran Thurman King said about his 94 years of living in Laramie County. King has been a carpenter, mechanic, welder and farmer during his life, and was recently honored by the Francis E. Self American Legion Post 6 for 70 years of continuous membership. When asked about his secret to longevity, King said, “The air is clean here because of the wind.” 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

Betty Siltzer – October 18

“I don't feel old at all,” says retired nurse Betty Siltzer, 78, as she stands in her living room wearing her nursing cape and hat. The cape and hat, along with a pin (which appears in the second photograph), were earned when she graduated from the Rex Hospital School of Nursing in North Carolina. “When people saw the Rex on the cape and the pin, they knew they were getting a good nurse,” Siltzer said. She came to Cheyenne with her husband, who was in the Air Force, in 1974 and started working at the DePaul Hospital, retiring in 2011 from Chey-enne Regional Medical Center. 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

“I don’t feel old at all,” says retired nurse Betty Siltzer, 78, as she stands in her living room wearing her nursing cape and hat. The cape and hat, along with a pin (which appears in the second photograph), were earned when she graduated from the Rex Hospital School of Nursing in North Carolina. “When people saw the Rex on the cape and the pin, they knew they were getting a good nurse,” Siltzer said. She came to Cheyenne with her husband, who was in the Air Force, in 1974 and started working at the DePaul Hospital, retiring in 2011 from Chey-enne Regional Medical Center. 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

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Kate Colgan – October 17

Kate Colgan pauses for a portrait in her living room. Colgan is a fan of English-Irish pop boy band One Direction and recently went to Phoenix to see them live. She also volunteers at the Cheyenne Animal Shelter.  "The six degrees of separation we have here, you can know six people through one person." Colgan said 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

Kate Colgan pauses for a portrait in her living room. Colgan is a fan of English-Irish pop boy band One Direction and recently went to Phoenix to see them live. She also volunteers at the Cheyenne Animal Shelter. “The six degrees of separation we have here, you can know six people through one person.” Colgan said 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

Leo Tsimbinos – October 16

"I was born in the wrong place, but I found paradise in Cheyenne," Leo Tsimbinos said Wednesday at his apartment about leaving New York and moving to Cheyenne 25 years ago. Tsimbinos moved here after his wife died, and he dedicated his life to schools and young people to honor her. He is wearing a shirt with a picture of himself that DECA students from Cheyenne's East High sold as a fundraiser. “The kids make me feel like a rock star,” the longtime East booster 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

“I was born in the wrong place, but I found paradise in Cheyenne,” Leo Tsimbinos said Wednesday at his apartment about leaving New York and moving to Cheyenne 25 years ago. Tsimbinos moved here after his wife died, and he dedicated his life to schools and young people to honor her. He is wearing a shirt with a picture of himself that DECA students from Cheyenne’s East High sold as a fundraiser. “The kids make me feel like a rock star,” the longtime East booster 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.
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Anthony Eliopoulos and Angelos Zympas – October 14

Greek dancers Anthony Eliopoulos, left, and Angelos Zympas pose for a portrait before a rehearsal at the Exhibition Hall in Frontier Park.Anthony and Angelos will be dancing at the Greek Festival today.  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

Greek dancers Anthony Eliopoulos, left, and Angelos Zympas pose for a portrait before a rehearsal at the Exhibition Hall in Frontier Park.Anthony and Angelos will be dancing at the Greek Festival today. 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

Bud and Claire Davis – October 13

Bud and Claire Davis stand with their standard poodles, from left, Max, Lilli and Bella, in the backyard of their home. Bud is a retired physician and Claire is a retired architect and said Laramie County has beautiful skies, wonderful people, and was a great place to raise their two children. 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

Bud and Claire Davis stand with their standard poodles, from left, Max, Lilli and Bella, in the backyard of their home. Bud is a retired physician and Claire is a retired architect and said Laramie County has beautiful skies, wonderful people, and was a great place to raise their two children. 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

Kassidy Henning – October 12

Kassidy Henning poses at attention with wooden tonfa at  American Martial Arts Systems on Lincolnway. Henning has scared when she first started martial arts three years ago however she made friends and last week earned her black belt. Henning said being with all the nice people was what makes living in 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

Kassidy Henning poses at attention with wooden tonfa at American Martial Arts Systems on Lincolnway. Henning has scared when she first started martial arts three years ago however she made friends and last week earned her black belt. Henning said being with all the nice people was what makes living in 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

Susann and Ashia Robbins – October 11

Susann Robbins and her daughter Ashia pause for portrait while volunteering for Friday Food Bags at the Element Church. "This is a very giving community, especially when it comes to children," Susann said, " The community is very protective of their kids." 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

Susann Robbins and her daughter Ashia pause for portrait while volunteering for Friday Food Bags at the Element Church. “This is a very giving community, especially when it comes to children,” Susann said, ” The community is very protective of their kids.” 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