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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

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

Val Valdez – November 30

World War II army veteran and prisoner of war Val Valdez stands in front of a box of medals and momentos at his home earlier this week. Valdez, 92, attempted to escape and was caught three times by the German forces during 14 months of imprisonment during World War II. While imprisoned Valdez witnessed first hand the holocaust and gave starving Jewish children his one slice a day ration of bread. Val and his wife Loyola recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary.  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

World War II army veteran and prisoner of war Val Valdez stands in front of a box of medals and momentos at his home earlier this week. Valdez, 92, attempted to escape and was caught three times by the German forces during 14 months of imprisonment during World War II. While imprisoned Valdez witnessed first hand the holocaust and gave starving Jewish children his one slice a day ration of bread. Val and his wife Loyola recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary. 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

Open spaces gallery – October 26

Pat Madigan – October 24

Pat Madigan Smiles for a portrait at the headquarters for Boy Scout Troop 101 in Lions Park. Madigan has worked with Troop 101 since 1960 and has helped over 60 scouts achieve their eagle scout rank. "If you don't like the weather," Madigan said, "wait five minutes."  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

Pat Madigan Smiles for a portrait at the headquarters for Boy Scout Troop 101 in Lions Park. Madigan has worked with Troop 101 since 1960 and has helped over 60 scouts achieve their eagle scout rank. “If you don’t like the weather,” Madigan said, “wait five minutes.” 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

Doran Lummis – September 27

Doran Lummis sits on a fence near his flower bed at his home on Campstool Road. Lummis's grandfather became full owner of the Lummis Livestock Company in 1919 and has been in the family since. Lummis won 4 state titles in high school basketball playing for Okie Blanchard and with Curt Gowdy announcing the games. "In my younger days I spent my life on the back of a horse," Lummis said about growing up in Laramie County. Freedom is what Lummis likes about living in Laramie County. Today is Doran's 87th 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

Doran Lummis sits on a fence near his flower bed at his home on Campstool Road. Lummis’s grandfather became full owner of the Lummis Livestock Company in 1919 and has been in the family since. Lummis won 4 state titles in high school basketball playing for Okie Blanchard and with Curt Gowdy announcing the games. “In my younger days I spent my life on the back of a horse,” Lummis said about growing up in Laramie County. Freedom is what Lummis likes about living in Laramie County. Today is Doran’s 87th 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

Tommy Ojeda – September 17

State of Wyoming Building and Grounds supervisor Tommy Ojeda unhooks the American flag at the Capitol Building. Ojeda has been working at the state for 28 years and was born and raised in Cheyenne. "I would rather be working outside with my guys in the elements than working behind a desk," Ojeda said about his time for the state. Ojeda said being close to the mountains for hunting and fishing was 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

State of Wyoming Building and Grounds supervisor Tommy Ojeda unhooks the American flag at the Capitol Building. Ojeda has been working at the state for 28 years and was born and raised in Cheyenne. “I would rather be working outside with my guys in the elements than working behind a desk,” Ojeda said about his time for the state. Ojeda said being close to the mountains for hunting and fishing was 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

Karen Murbach – August 20

Laramie County election official Karen Murbach poses for a portrait at a polling place located in the VFW Post 1881 Building off Nationway Tuesday afternoon. Murbach has been an election official for many years and said her family and friends are what make 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

Laramie County election official Karen Murbach poses for a portrait at a polling place located in the VFW Post 1881 Building off Nationway Tuesday afternoon. Murbach has been an election official for many years and said her family and friends are what make 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

William Simmons – July 31

William Simmons poses for a portrait at American Legion Post 6 on Lincolnway. Simmons said Laramie County has great people and is a comfortable place to retire in. 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

William Simmons poses for a portrait at American Legion Post 6 on Lincolnway. Simmons said Laramie County has great people and is a comfortable place to retire in. 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