Tag Archives: Cheyenne Frontier Days

Gus Fleischli – December 21

Gus Fleischli smiles as he sits in his home north of Cheyenne. Fleischli will turn 90 on December 26th and moved to Cheyenne from Rawlins, Wy. when he was five. He graduated from Cheyenne High School in 1943 and later was a gunner for 37 missions on a B-17 bomber over Germany during World War II. When he got back he helped out with his father's Studebaker car dealership and eventually started 3 Huskey truckstops and an oil company. In 2006 Fleischli helped organize and raised funds to send 645 Wyoming WWII veterans on an Honor Flight to Washington D.C. "The Honor Flight was best thing I've ever done, I can still see the faces of those guys and it brings tears to my eyes," Fleischli said. 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

Gus Fleischli smiles as he sits in his home north of Cheyenne. Fleischli will turn 90 on December 26th and moved to Cheyenne from Rawlins, Wy. when he was five. He graduated from Cheyenne High School in 1943 and later was a gunner for 37 missions on a B-17 bomber over Germany during World War II. When he got back he helped out with his father’s Studebaker car dealership and eventually started 3 Huskey truckstops and an oil company. In 2006 Fleischli helped organize and raised funds to send 645 Wyoming WWII veterans on an Honor Flight to Washington D.C. “The Honor Flight was best thing I’ve ever done, I can still see the faces of those guys and it brings tears to my eyes,” Fleischli said. 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

Kathie Selden and grand daughters – October 23

From left, Grace Dereemer, Kathie Selden, Quincy Dereemer, and Madi Dereemer pose for a portrait in Seldon's library at her home. Seldon wanted the portrait with her grand daughters because Laramie County is a great place to raise a family. All four women said the wide open spaces and friendly faces were another wonderful thing about living in Laramie County. 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

From left, Grace Dereemer, Kathie Selden, Quincy Dereemer, and Madi Dereemer pose for a portrait in Seldon’s library at her home. Seldon wanted the portrait with her grand daughters because Laramie County is a great place to raise a family. All four women said the wide open spaces and friendly faces were another wonderful 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

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

Judy La Hiff and her daughter Laura Munari – July 28

Judy La Hiff, left, and her daughter Laura Munari pose for a portrait a Kiwanis Club meeting at Little America. La Hiff and Munari both mentioned Cheyenne has the friendliest people and has a small town feel, without seeming too small.  La Hiff also added it is a great place to have a business and to do business with other locals. 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 La Hiff, left, and her daughter Laura Munari pose for a portrait a Kiwanis Club meeting at Little America. La Hiff and Munari both mentioned Cheyenne has the friendliest people and has a small town feel, without seeming too small. La Hiff also added it is a great place to have a business and to do business with other locals. 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

Gerald and Ann Blackwell – July 26

Gerald and Ann Blackwell laugh before the start of the Cheyenne Frontier Days parade last Thursday. The Blackwells have been participating in the parade since 1979 and drive a rustic and antique car that says "Cheyenne or bust." Ann likes that Laramie County has no giant bugs and Gerald says the people are friendly and helpful.  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

Gerald and Ann Blackwell laugh before the start of the Cheyenne Frontier Days parade last Thursday. The Blackwells have been participating in the parade since 1979 and drive a rustic and antique car that says “Cheyenne or bust.” Ann likes that Laramie County has no giant bugs and Gerald says the people are friendly and helpful. 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

Seth Glause – July 23

Bull rider Seth Glause poses for a portrait at the Wyoming Tribune Eagle studio. Glause is a four-time National Finals Rodeo qualifier who finished second at the 2012 NFR and third in the PRCA World Standings. He also rides saddle bronc horses. Glause is expected to compete in today's Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo. He said his favorite thing about living in Laramie County is being close to his father. 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

Bull rider Seth Glause poses for a portrait at the Wyoming Tribune Eagle studio. Glause is a four-time National Finals Rodeo qualifier who finished second at the 2012 NFR and third in the PRCA World Standings. He also rides saddle bronc horses. Glause is expected to compete in today’s Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo. He said his favorite thing about living in Laramie County is being close to his father. 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 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