Sylvia & Amanda Lee Hackl – January 24

Sylvia Hackl, left, poses with her daughter, Amanda Lee, at their Cheyenne home earlier this month. Amanda is a junior at Cheyenne’s East High, and Sylvia an attorney. “Laramie County is a part of me, and I am a part of it,” Hackl said of her 33 years of living in Laramie County. “I love the connections between people, and you don't have to go very far to meet someone you know." Amanda Lee said, “I love the calm community of Wyoming compared to the big city. This is my home."  Michael Smith/staff

Sylvia Hackl, left, poses with her daughter, Amanda Lee, at their Cheyenne home. Amanda is a junior at Cheyenne’s East High, and Sylvia an attorney. “Laramie County is a part of me, and I am a part of it,” Hackl said of her 33 years of living in Laramie County. “I love the connections between people, and you don’t have to go very far to meet someone you know.” Amanda Lee said, “I love the calm community of Wyoming compared to the big city. This is my home.” To participate in WTE Photo Editor Michael Smith’s “Our Faces: Portraits of Laramie County” project, call him at 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com to make an appointment. Michael Smith/staff