Charles Dunning – December 3

"You're very close to mother nature, she is the boss and every day is different." Charles Dunning said about his life long connection to ranching. The semi-retired Dunning is 89 and just recently stopped riding horses. The cowboy worked at the Padlock Ranch in Sheridan and the Big Creek Ranch near Encampment. He retired in Cheyenne 23 years ago with his wife Shirley.  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

“You’re very close to mother nature, she is the boss and every day is different.” Charles Dunning said about his life long connection to ranching. The semi-retired Dunning is 89 and just recently stopped riding horses. The cowboy worked at the Padlock Ranch in Sheridan and the Big Creek Ranch near Encampment. He retired in Cheyenne 23 years ago with his wife Shirley. 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