Tag Archives: CFD

Jim Darden – October 26

Jim Darden sews the horn of a saddle at his shop in Pine Bluffs. Darden met his wife, Marylyn, when they were students at West Texas State University and were married 55 years ago. Jim taught for 17 years in Pine Bluffs before he started making saddles in 1977. Darden said he likes the sparce population because it gives him elbow room to have his horses. The 77 year old will close his shop at the end of November to retire. 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

Jim Darden sews the horn of a saddle at his shop in Pine Bluffs. Darden met his wife, Marylyn, when they were students at West Texas State University and were married 55 years ago. Jim taught for 17 years in Pine Bluffs before he started making saddles in 1977. Darden said he likes the sparce population because it gives him elbow room to have his horses. The 77 year old will close his shop at the end of November to retire. 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

Gale Moberley – August 1

Gale Moberley smiles as she sits in a canopy top surrey carriage at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum. Moberley has lived in Cheyenne all her life and mentioned family, history, and friends as her favorite things about living in Laramie County. "If you live in Wyoming, heaven is a local phone call." said Moberley.  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

Gale Moberley smiles as she sits in a canopy top surrey carriage at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum. Moberley has lived in Cheyenne all her life and mentioned family, history, and friends as her favorite things about living in Laramie County. “If you live in Wyoming, heaven is a local phone call.” said Moberley. 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

Johanna Nichols – July 30

Twirler Johanna Nichols poses for a portrait near Warren Avenue south of the Wyoming Capitol building. Johana and her mother Stacy both joked they wanted to leave during the winter but loved that Cheyenne is a small town but has the feel of a big city.  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

Twirler Johanna Nichols poses for a portrait near Warren Avenue south of the Wyoming Capitol building. Johana and her mother Stacy both joked they wanted to leave during the winter but loved that Cheyenne is a small town but has the feel of a big city. 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

Vianna Gurney – July 27

Vianna Gurney smiles as she rides her horse during the Cheyenne Frontier Days cattle drive on Hynds Boulevard. Gurney is known as the "Den mother of the general committee" and has been working with Frontier Days since 1967. "I only have two seasons in my life and they are Christmas and Cheyenne Frontier Days." said Vianna about living in Laramie County. 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

Vianna Gurney smiles as she rides her horse during the Cheyenne Frontier Days cattle drive on Hynds Boulevard. Gurney is known as the “Den mother of the general committee” and has been working with Frontier Days since 1967. “I only have two seasons in my life and they are Christmas and Cheyenne Frontier Days.” said Vianna about living in Laramie County. 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

Jeff Thomas – July 25

Range technician Jeff Thomas enjoys a cup of coffee during the chuckwagon breakfast for the Cheyenne Frontier Days cattle drive. "I have about a 1000 reasons why I like Wyoming  more than Colorado." said Thomas. Thomas was from Colorado and moved to Wyoming about 6 months ago and loves everything about living in Laramie County. 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

Range technician Jeff Thomas enjoys a cup of coffee during the chuckwagon breakfast for the Cheyenne Frontier Days cattle drive. “I have about a 1000 reasons why I like Wyoming more than Colorado.” said Thomas. Thomas was from Colorado and moved to Wyoming about 6 months ago and loves everything about living in Laramie County. 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

Ann Smith – July 24

Ann Smith holds a picture of herself when she was Miss Frontier in 1947 at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum. Smith is a 28 year survivor of breast cancer and is the mother of 7 children. The former Miss Frontier said her wonderful family and Cheyenne Frontier Days is what makes living in Laramie County special. 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. To see all of the portraits published so far, go online to ourfaces.wyomingnews.com. Michael Smith/staff

Ann Smith holds a picture of herself when she was Miss Frontier in 1947 at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum. Smith is a 28 year survivor of breast cancer and is the mother of 7 children. The former Miss Frontier said her wonderful family and Cheyenne Frontier Days is what makes living in Laramie County special. 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. To see all of the portraits published so far, go online to ourfaces.wyomingnews.com. Michael Smith/staff

Steve Zaharas with his daughter Kristina – July 22

Steve Zaharas poses for a portrait with his daughter Kristina in Chute 10 of the Cheyenne Frontier Days headquarters. Steve has been a volunteer at CFD for 15 years and this year is the first time Kristina will volunteer. 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

Steve Zaharas poses for a portrait with his daughter Kristina in Chute 10 of the Cheyenne Frontier Days headquarters. Steve has been a volunteer at CFD for 15 years and this year is the first time Kristina will volunteer. 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

Jessica Sowards – July 21

Jessica Sowards poses for a portrait in Chute 10 of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Headquarters. Sowards is a member of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Dandies which are the official ambassadors of CFD. "The people are kind and always willing to help each other out." said Sowards about living in Laramie County.  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

Jessica Sowards poses for a portrait in Chute 10 of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Headquarters. Sowards is a member of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Dandies which are the official ambassadors of CFD. “The people are kind and always willing to help each other out.” said Sowards about living in Laramie County. 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

Judy Schulz, Pat Lauber, Lois Hansen, and Cathie G. Chadwick – July 16

From left, Judy Schulz, Pat Lauber, Lois Hansen and Cathie G. Chadwick pose for a group portrait at the Atlas Theater. The group was at the Atlas rehearsing for the Cheyenne Little Theatre Players’ Old Fashioned Melodrama. Schulz said she likes that all of the arts in Laramie County are fostered, supported and celebrated. Lauber said Cheyenne is a progressive community that is relaxed and friendly. Hansen mentioned the sky and climate as her favorite things. Chadwick said the arts are important to everyone in Laramie County. All four also mentioned the community support and celebration of the Cheyenne Little Theatre Players as one of the reasons they like living here. 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

From left, Judy Schulz, Pat Lauber, Lois Hansen and Cathie G. Chadwick pose for a group portrait at the Atlas Theater. The group was at the Atlas rehearsing for the Cheyenne Little Theatre Players’ Old Fashioned Melodrama. Schulz said she likes that all of the arts in Laramie County are fostered, supported and celebrated. Lauber said Cheyenne is a progressive community that is relaxed and friendly. Hansen mentioned the sky and climate as her favorite things. Chadwick said the arts are important to everyone in Laramie County. All four also mentioned the community support and celebration of the Cheyenne Little Theatre Players as one of the reasons they like living here. 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