Carol Williams – December 9

Wyoming Home Services Certified Nursing Assistant Carol Williams pauses for a portrait before starting work at the Laramie County Health Department. Williams has been a CNA for Wyoming Home Services for 15 years and said she loves being able to help people stay at home and out of nursing homes. 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

Wyoming Home Services Certified Nursing Assistant Carol Williams pauses for a portrait before starting work at the Laramie County Health Department. Williams has been a CNA for Wyoming Home Services for 15 years and said she loves being able to help people stay at home and out of nursing homes. 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

Terry Wiedenhaft – December 8

Laramie County deputy sheriff Terry Wiedenhaft watches the entrance to the Laramie County Courthouse while getting his portrait taken. Wiedenhaft has spent 42 years in law enforcement and said he likes living in Laramie County because you can travel in any direction and find a variety of activities. The deputy sheriff also mentioned history and that Cheyenne is not to big or to small. 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 deputy sheriff Terry Wiedenhaft watches the entrance to the Laramie County Courthouse while getting his portrait taken. Wiedenhaft has spent 42 years in law enforcement and said he likes living in Laramie County because you can travel in any direction and find a variety of activities. The deputy sheriff also mentioned history and that Cheyenne is not to big or to small. 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

Young Mens Literary Club of Cheyenne – December 7

Members of the Young Men's Literary Club of Cheyenne at the Cheyenne Artist Guild in Holliday Park,  first row seated and kneeling from left to right, Dick O'Gara, Pat Tyrrell, Stephan Pappas, and Joe Marek. Second row standing from left to right, Rick Veit, Billie Addleman, Mike McCraken, Kevin Paintner, Perry Dray, Eric Todd, Dan White, Mark Stewart, Peter Perakos, Jack Speight, Shawn Taylor, Don Alston, Dick Torkelson, Bob Bezek, Randy Bruns, Harmon Davis, Jim Applegate, Dale Strickland, Chuck Wing, Ed Grant, Mohamed Salih, Paul Howard, Mike Smith, Marion Loomis, Mac McCleery, George McIlvain, and Matt Potter. The club was founded by newspaper publisher William C. Deming in 1902 and during it's history the club's membership has included governors, U.S. congressmen, physicians, lawyers, judges, clergymen,  military officers, and businessmen. 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

Members of the Young Men’s Literary Club of Cheyenne at the Cheyenne Artist Guild in Holliday Park, first row seated and kneeling from left to right, Dick O’Gara, Pat Tyrrell, Stephan Pappas, and Joe Marek. Second row standing from left to right, Rick Veit, Billie Addleman, Mike McCraken, Kevin Paintner, Perry Dray, Eric Todd, Dan White, Mark Stewart, Peter Perakos, Jack Speight, Shawn Taylor, Don Alston, Dick Torkelson, Bob Bezek, Randy Bruns, Harmon Davis, Jim Applegate, Dale Strickland, Chuck Wing, Ed Grant, Mohamed Salih, Paul Howard, Mike Smith, Marion Loomis, Mac McCleery, George McIlvain, and Matt Potter. The club was founded by newspaper publisher William C. Deming in 1902 and during it’s history the club’s membership has included governors, U.S. congressmen, physicians, lawyers, judges, clergymen, military officers, and businessmen. 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

Elizabeth and Shawn McDermott – December 6

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Shawn McDermott, 4, holds his sister Elizabeth's, 2, hand before a Christmas program at Christ Lutheran Church earlier this week. Both children attend the church's preschool and enjoyed singing songs, eating treats and a visit from Santa during the program. 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

Shawn McDermott, 4, holds his sister Elizabeth’s, 2, hand before a Christmas program at Christ Lutheran Church earlier this week. Both children attend the church’s preschool and enjoyed singing songs, eating treats and a visit from Santa during the program. 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

Dave and Hadley Berry – December 5

Dave Berry and his daughter Hadley stand outside a sandstone home in northwest Laramie County that was built in 1893. Dave runs a cow and calf operation and renovated the ranch home in 2005. "It's a comfort knowing we have family all around here," Hadley Berry said. Both Dave and Hadley felt their family's deep root's in the ranching community and the pioneering spirit that still exists were what was special 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

Dave Berry and his daughter Hadley stand outside a sandstone home in northwest Laramie County that was built in 1893. Dave runs a cow and calf operation and renovated the ranch home in 2005. “It’s a comfort knowing we have family all around here,” Hadley Berry said. Both Dave and Hadley felt their family’s deep root’s in the ranching community and the pioneering spirit that still exists were what was special 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

Dave Berry and his daughter Hadley stand outside a sandstone home in northwest Laramie County that was built in 1893. Dave runs a cow and calf operation and renovated the ranch home in 2005. "It's a comfort knowing we have family all around here," Hadley Berry said. Both Dave and Hadley felt their family's deep root's in the ranching community and the pioneering spirit that still exists were what was special about living in Laramie County.  Michael Smith/staff

Dave Berry and his daughter Hadley stand outside a sandstone home in northwest Laramie County that was built in 1893. Dave runs a cow and calf operation and renovated the ranch home in 2005. “It’s a comfort knowing we have family all around here,” Hadley Berry said. Both Dave and Hadley felt their family’s deep root’s in the ranching community and the pioneering spirit that still exists were what was special about living in Laramie County. Michael Smith/staff

Sally Brourink – December 4

Sally Brourink sits near her fireplace with her Samoyed Sadie at her home Wednesday afternoon. Brourink moved to Cheyenne in 1946 fresh out of nursing school to work at Laramie County Memorial Hospitol. "I like the wide open spaces and my friends," Brourink said, "I have a small family but all my friends make me fell like I have a large family."  Today is Brourink's 90th birthday. 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

Sally Brourink sits near her fireplace with her Samoyed Sadie at her home Wednesday afternoon. Brourink moved to Cheyenne in 1946 fresh out of nursing school to work at Laramie County Memorial Hospitol. “I like the wide open spaces and my friends,” Brourink said, “I have a small family but all my friends make me fell like I have a large family.” Today is Brourink’s 90th birthday. 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

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

Christopher Lawson – December 2

Wearing a buffalo hide jacket to stay warm Christopher Lawson poses for a portrait before the Christmas Parade at the corner of 18th Street and Carey Avenue. ""It's a simple town and I don't have to worry about crime, I come from a place where you walk 5 feet and your watching your back to see if someone is trying to rob you," Lawson said about living in New Jersey before coming  to Laramie County 5 years ago. The mountains and Cheyenne Frontier Days were what Lawson mentioned as 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. To see the published portraits, go online to ourfaces.wyomingnews.com. Michael Smith/staff

Wearing a buffalo hide jacket to stay warm Christopher Lawson poses for a portrait before the Christmas Parade at the corner of 18th Street and Carey Avenue. “”It’s a simple town and I don’t have to worry about crime, I come from a place where you walk 5 feet and your watching your back to see if someone is trying to rob you,” Lawson said about living in New Jersey before coming to Laramie County 5 years ago. The mountains and Cheyenne Frontier Days were what Lawson mentioned as 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. To see the published portraits, go online to ourfaces.wyomingnews.com. Michael Smith/staff

Skip Dodero – December 1

Life long Denver Broncos fan Skip Dodero stands outside his home off Greeley Highway dressed in his handmade Grinch costume. Dodero lost his leg in a motorcycle accident and has been doing fundraisers as the Grinch for the past 15 years. "There are no gangs here," Dodero said, "It's been a good place to raise my kids and now raise my grandkids."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

Life long Denver Broncos fan Skip Dodero stands outside his home off Greeley Highway dressed in his handmade Grinch costume. Dodero lost his leg in a motorcycle accident and has been doing fundraisers as the Grinch for the past 15 years. “There are no gangs here,” Dodero said, “It’s been a good place to raise my kids and now raise my grand 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