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Carlie McGuire – December 29

KGWN-TV anchor and reporter Carlie McGuire poses for a portrait at the television station's studio Sunday morning. "No matter where you are from, as soon as you come to Laramie County, it feels like home thanks to the people," McGuire said. Carly is from Alexandria, Virginia and has lived in Laramie County for the past 18 months.  Michael Smith/staff

KGWN-TV anchor and reporter Carlie McGuire poses for a portrait at the television station’s studio Sunday morning. “No matter where you are from, as soon as you come to Laramie County, it feels like home thanks to the people,” McGuire said. Carly is from Alexandria, Virginia and has lived in Laramie County for the past 18 months. Michael Smith/staff

Nellie Pacheco – December 28

Boxing referee Nellie Pacheco pauses between rounds for a portrait at Storey Gymnasium earlier this month. Pacheco has been involved with the Cheyenne Boxing Club since 1976. Nellie became the first female hispanic referee in the country in 1995. 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

Boxing referee Nellie Pacheco pauses between rounds for a portrait at Storey Gymnasium earlier this month. Pacheco has been involved with the Cheyenne Boxing Club since 1976. Nellie became the first female hispanic referee in the country in 1995. 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

Steve Rodriguez – December 27

Steve Rodriguez pauses for a portrait while painting in his studio. Rodriguez is a former art teacher and says quite a few of his students still recognize him despite his advanced years. Steve his lived in Cheyenne all his life and says friends are 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.  Michael Smith/staff

Steve Rodriguez pauses for a portrait while painting in his studio. Rodriguez is a former art teacher and says quite a few of his students still recognize him despite his advanced years. Steve his lived in Cheyenne all his life and says friends are 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. Michael Smith/staff

Bill MacMillan – December 26

Bill MacMillan poses for a portrait during a holiday get together of the Sinkhole in the Wall Gang cribbage club at American Legion Post Six earlier this week. The club meets every Tuesday to play cribbage and Bill travels all over to play in cribbage tournaments. MacMillan moved to Cheyenne in 1971 and says he likes the clean air, city size and friendly people. 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

Bill MacMillan poses for a portrait during a holiday get together of the Sinkhole in the Wall Gang cribbage club at American Legion Post Six earlier this week. The club meets every Tuesday to play cribbage and Bill travels all over to play in cribbage tournaments. MacMillan moved to Cheyenne in 1971 and says he likes the clean air, city size and friendly people. 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

Ruban Castaneda – December 25

"I want to do this for the rest of my life," said business owner Ruben Castaneda as he stands outside his shop dressed as Santa with a forklift full of toys. For the past 7 years Castaneda has bought and collected toys give to children at Christmas time. 'I grew up in Texas and when I was a little kid the Salvation Army truck used to drop off a used toy and bag of popcorn to every house in my neighborhood," Castaneda said about why he becomes Santa's helper during the holiday season. 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

“I want to do this for the rest of my life,” said business owner Ruben Castaneda as he stands outside his shop dressed as Santa with a forklift full of toys. For the past 7 years Castaneda has bought and collected toys give to children at Christmas time. ‘I grew up in Texas and when I was a little kid the Salvation Army truck used to drop off a used toy and bag of popcorn to every house in my neighborhood,” Castaneda said about why he becomes Santa’s helper during the holiday season. 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

Ginger Anderson – December 24

Ginger Anderson smiles for a portrait during a Christmas party at Old Chicago's yesterday. "I had an end date stamped on my foot," Anderson said about being diagnosed with stage four cancer without having health insurance. However a navigator at Enroll Wyoming found Anderson insurance and she got the treatment she needed to become cancer free in October. "I am proof that god is real," Anderson said about her experience.  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

Ginger Anderson smiles for a portrait during a Christmas party at Old Chicago’s yesterday. “I had an end date stamped on my foot,” Anderson said about being diagnosed with stage four cancer without having health insurance. However a navigator at Enroll Wyoming found Anderson insurance and she got the treatment she needed to become cancer free in October. “I am proof that god is real,” Anderson said about her experience. 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

The Trujillo Family – December 23

Fron left Alexis Trujillo, Anthony Trujillo, Aubrey Trujillo, Tania Trujillo and Brendan Trujillo stand in the living room of their home last Sunday. Anthony and Tania said that Cheyenne is a great place to raise kids for full time working parents. "Because Cheyenne is smaller it's much easier to attend my kids' school and sporting events," said Tania about 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.  Michael Smith/staff

Fron left Alexis Trujillo, Anthony Trujillo, Aubrey Trujillo, Tania Trujillo and Brendan Trujillo stand in the living room of their home last Sunday. Anthony and Tania said that Cheyenne is a great place to raise kids for full time working parents. “Because Cheyenne is smaller it’s much easier to attend my kids’ school and sporting events,” said Tania about 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. Michael Smith/staff

Ann Carter-Rose and her first grade class – December 22

First grade students at Dildine Elementary react to Michael Smith knocking down a classroom decoration as he takes a portrait of front row from left, Aubrey Dancliff, Elizabeth Warren, Azhane Atkinson, Ann Carter, Marley Hudson and Easton King. Second row from left to right, Ayden Brendle, Donte Ward, Noah Hofmeister, Gianna Story, Jaci Cartwright, Jasmine Schroer, Jacob Farmer and Braxton Almodovar. Cancer survivor and educator Ann Carter has been teaching in Cheyenne for the past 28 years and said blue skies, beautiful sunsets, and all the teachers in Laramie County that are caring and compassionate are what makes 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. Michael Smith/staff

First grade students at Dildine Elementary react to Michael Smith knocking down a classroom decoration as he takes a portrait of front row from left, Aubrey Dancliff, Elizabeth Warren, Azhane Atkinson, Ann Carter, Marley Hudson and Easton King. Second row from left to right, Ayden Brendle, Donte Ward, Noah Hofmeister, Gianna Story, Jaci Cartwright, Jasmine Schroer, Jacob Farmer and Braxton Almodovar. Cancer survivor and educator Ann Carter has been teaching in Cheyenne for the past 28 years and said blue skies, beautiful sunsets, and all the teachers in Laramie County that are caring and compassionate are what makes 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. Michael Smith/staff

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

Rob Gaulke, Sandi True Gaulke, Jim Gaulke and Laurie Gaulke Magill – December 20

From left Rob Gaulke, Sandi True Gaulke, Jim Gaulke and Laurie Gaulke Magill pose for a portrait on the floor of the Wyoming House of Representatives in the Capitol building. SandiÕs grandfather, James B. True, was the Wyoming state engineer when the House and Senate chambers were added to the capitol building. Her great uncle Allen Tupper True was an artist who painted the murals behind the family in 1917 and then the murals in the House in 1918 for a cost of $500 each. In 1935 Allen True was commissioned by then Secretary of State Lester Hunt to design a bucking horse for the Wyoming state license plate.  True was paid $75 for the design and the first bucking horse and rider plate was issued in 1936.  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

From left Rob Gaulke, Sandi True Gaulke, Jim Gaulke and Laurie Gaulke Magill pose for a portrait on the floor of the Wyoming House of Representatives in the Capitol building. SandiÕs grandfather, James B. True, was the Wyoming state engineer when the House and Senate chambers were added to the capitol building. Her great uncle Allen Tupper True was an artist who painted the murals behind the family in 1917 and then the murals in the House in 1918 for a cost of $500 each. In 1935 Allen True was commissioned by then Secretary of State Lester Hunt to design a bucking horse for the Wyoming state license plate. True was paid $75 for the design and the first bucking horse and rider plate was issued in 1936. 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