Category Archives: September

Mary Guthrie – October 9

Mary Guthrie sits on a couch at her home beneath a 150-year-old quilt made by a relative. While Guthrie was a deputy attorney general, she won a case for the state of Wyoming at the U.S. Supreme Court. Her father was the first Wyoming-born person to be chosen for the Wyoming Supreme Court. ÒIn Laramie County, people care about each other,Ó Guthrie said. ÒConsequently, there are so many mentoring opportunities for young people." 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

Mary Guthrie sits on a couch at her home beneath a 150-year-old quilt made by a relative. While Guthrie was a deputy attorney general, she won a case for the state of Wyoming at the U.S. Supreme Court. Her father was the first Wyoming-born person to be chosen for the Wyoming Supreme Court. “In Laramie County, people care about each other,” Guthrie said. “Consequently, there are so many mentoring opportunities for young people.” 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/Wyoming Tribune Eagle

William Hare – October 7

William Hare stands at a bus stop on Fox Farm Road near Avenue C Monday afternoon. Hare is a cook and has lived in Cheyenne for 2 and half years. He says the access to a bus system and friendly people are his favorite things 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

William Hare stands at a bus stop on Fox Farm Road near Avenue C Monday afternoon. Hare is a cook and has lived in Cheyenne for 2 and half years. He says the access to a bus system and friendly people are his favorite things 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

Mary Ann Clontz – October 6

Mary Ann Clontz laughs as she sits on her couch with her dogs Mommy and Baby as her cat Bootsie lays on an end table. "I have lived in big cities and I enjoy being out of the fray. I really appreciate the open spaces and skies," Clontz said about 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

Mary Ann Clontz laughs as she sits on her couch with her dogs Mommy and Baby as her cat Bootsie lays on an end table. “I have lived in big cities and I enjoy being out of the fray. I really appreciate the open spaces and skies,” Clontz said about 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

Mary Ostlund – October 5

Avid birder Mary Ostlund sits by her favorite window at her home. Ostlund served in the Navy as a nurse and displays a flag 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to show appreciation for those serving in the military. "For a small city we have so many amenities . We have a great library, the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens are wonderful and Laramie County Community College is a great resource for us," Ostlund, who is a mother of eight children, said about 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

Avid birder Mary Ostlund sits by her favorite window at her home. Ostlund served in the Navy as a nurse and displays a flag 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to show appreciation for those serving in the military. “For a small city we have so many amenities . We have a great library, the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens are wonderful and Laramie County Community College is a great resource for us,” Ostlund, who is a mother of eight children, said about 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

Mary Bienz – October 4

Executive director for Community Action of Cheyenne Mary Bienz stands on 15th Street during the Farmers Market. "it's awesome to be able to do things for our community," Bienz said."It takes 10 minutes to get across town and Cheyenne is small enough that everyone knows everyone." 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

Executive director for Community Action of Cheyenne Mary Bienz stands on 15th Street during the Farmers Market. “it’s awesome to be able to do things for our community,” Bienz said.”It takes 10 minutes to get across town and Cheyenne is small enough that everyone knows everyone.” 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

Courtney Casner – October 3

Assistant drum major for the Cheyenne East Marching Band Courtney Casner pauses for a portrait before the band's half time performance at the Okie Blanchard Stadium. Casner said everything about the sky was her favorite 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

Assistant drum major for the Cheyenne East Marching Band Courtney Casner pauses for a portrait before the band’s half time performance at the Okie Blanchard Stadium. Casner said everything about the sky was her favorite 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

Tanner McKay – October 2

Central High School student Tanner McKay helps assemble Friday Food Bags at the Element Church on Carlson Street. McKay said Cheyenne is not busy or hectic like living in a big city.  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

Central High School student Tanner McKay helps assemble Friday Food Bags at the Element Church on Carlson Street. McKay said Cheyenne is not busy or hectic like living in a big city. 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

Alaysha Walker – October 1

Alaysha Walker, 7, pauses to have her portrait taken while she waits to cheer with Cheyenne's South High School cheerleaders during a football game at South High School. Walker said her school and the South High School cheerleading clinic were 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

Alaysha Walker, 7, pauses to have her portrait taken while she waits to cheer with Cheyenne’s South High School cheerleaders during a football game at South High School. Walker said her school and the South High School cheerleading clinic were 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

Riley Swanex – September 30

Laramie County Community College student Riley Swanex sits at a table outside the main entrance to the school Monday afternoon. Swanex lives in Burns and says when he leaves Laramie County he misses the weather. "The most amazing thing you'll ever see is thunder snow and it doesn't happen to many other places," Swanex said about the unusual weather in our area.  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 Riley Swanex sits at a table outside the main entrance to the school Monday afternoon. Swanex lives in Burns and says when he leaves Laramie County he misses the weather. “The most amazing thing you’ll ever see is thunder snow and it doesn’t happen to many other places,” Swanex said about the unusual weather in our area. 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

Ann Bell – September 29

Ann Bell tries to hold on to her cat, Mr. Maxwell, as her dog, Chico, licks her on the face in the living room of her home. Bell says Cheyenne is a great place to raise a family because crime is low and the schools are great. 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

Ann Bell tries to hold on to her cat, Mr. Maxwell, as her dog, Chico, licks her on the face in the living room of her home. Bell says Cheyenne is a great place to raise a family because crime is low and the schools are great. 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