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Elizabeth and Shawn McDermott – December 6

Elizabeth’s

Shawn McDermott, 4, holds his sister Elizabeth's, 2, hand before a Christmas program at Christ Lutheran Church earlier this week. Both children attend the church's preschool and enjoyed singing songs, eating treats and a visit from Santa during the program. 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

Shawn McDermott, 4, holds his sister Elizabeth’s, 2, hand before a Christmas program at Christ Lutheran Church earlier this week. Both children attend the church’s preschool and enjoyed singing songs, eating treats and a visit from Santa during the program. 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

Dave and Hadley Berry – December 5

Dave Berry and his daughter Hadley stand outside a sandstone home in northwest Laramie County that was built in 1893. Dave runs a cow and calf operation and renovated the ranch home in 2005. "It's a comfort knowing we have family all around here," Hadley Berry said. Both Dave and Hadley felt their family's deep root's in the ranching community and the pioneering spirit that still exists were what was special 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

Dave Berry and his daughter Hadley stand outside a sandstone home in northwest Laramie County that was built in 1893. Dave runs a cow and calf operation and renovated the ranch home in 2005. “It’s a comfort knowing we have family all around here,” Hadley Berry said. Both Dave and Hadley felt their family’s deep root’s in the ranching community and the pioneering spirit that still exists were what was special 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

Dave Berry and his daughter Hadley stand outside a sandstone home in northwest Laramie County that was built in 1893. Dave runs a cow and calf operation and renovated the ranch home in 2005. "It's a comfort knowing we have family all around here," Hadley Berry said. Both Dave and Hadley felt their family's deep root's in the ranching community and the pioneering spirit that still exists were what was special about living in Laramie County.  Michael Smith/staff

Dave Berry and his daughter Hadley stand outside a sandstone home in northwest Laramie County that was built in 1893. Dave runs a cow and calf operation and renovated the ranch home in 2005. “It’s a comfort knowing we have family all around here,” Hadley Berry said. Both Dave and Hadley felt their family’s deep root’s in the ranching community and the pioneering spirit that still exists were what was special about living in Laramie County. Michael Smith/staff

Sally Brourink – December 4

Sally Brourink sits near her fireplace with her Samoyed Sadie at her home Wednesday afternoon. Brourink moved to Cheyenne in 1946 fresh out of nursing school to work at Laramie County Memorial Hospitol. "I like the wide open spaces and my friends," Brourink said, "I have a small family but all my friends make me fell like I have a large family."  Today is Brourink's 90th 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

Sally Brourink sits near her fireplace with her Samoyed Sadie at her home Wednesday afternoon. Brourink moved to Cheyenne in 1946 fresh out of nursing school to work at Laramie County Memorial Hospitol. “I like the wide open spaces and my friends,” Brourink said, “I have a small family but all my friends make me fell like I have a large family.” Today is Brourink’s 90th 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

Charles Dunning – December 3

"You're very close to mother nature, she is the boss and every day is different." Charles Dunning said about his life long connection to ranching. The semi-retired Dunning is 89 and just recently stopped riding horses. The cowboy worked at the Padlock Ranch in Sheridan and the Big Creek Ranch near Encampment. He retired in Cheyenne 23 years ago with his wife Shirley.  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

“You’re very close to mother nature, she is the boss and every day is different.” Charles Dunning said about his life long connection to ranching. The semi-retired Dunning is 89 and just recently stopped riding horses. The cowboy worked at the Padlock Ranch in Sheridan and the Big Creek Ranch near Encampment. He retired in Cheyenne 23 years ago with his wife Shirley. 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

Skip Dodero – December 1

Life long Denver Broncos fan Skip Dodero stands outside his home off Greeley Highway dressed in his handmade Grinch costume. Dodero lost his leg in a motorcycle accident and has been doing fundraisers as the Grinch for the past 15 years. "There are no gangs here," Dodero said, "It's been a good place to raise my kids and now raise my grandkids."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

Life long Denver Broncos fan Skip Dodero stands outside his home off Greeley Highway dressed in his handmade Grinch costume. Dodero lost his leg in a motorcycle accident and has been doing fundraisers as the Grinch for the past 15 years. “There are no gangs here,” Dodero said, “It’s been a good place to raise my kids and now raise my grand kids.”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

Aspen Miller – November 29

Buffalo Ridge 6th grade student Aspen Miller stands in front of a painting of Nellie Tayloe Ross on the second floor of the Wyoming Capitol earlier this year. Ross was born on November 29, 1876 and was the 14th Governor of Wyoming and  was the first woman to be elected governor of a U.S. state, and remains the only woman to have served as governor of Wyoming. Miller dressed up like Ross for a school project. "I like that Wyoming was the first state to have a woman for governor and was the first state to grant womens sufferage," Miller said 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

Buffalo Ridge 6th grade student Aspen Miller stands in front of a painting of Nellie Tayloe Ross on the second floor of the Wyoming Capitol earlier this year. Ross was born on November 29, 1876 and was the 14th Governor of Wyoming and was the first woman to be elected governor of a U.S. state, and remains the only woman to have served as governor of Wyoming. Miller dressed up like Ross for a school project. “I like that Wyoming was the first state to have a woman for governor and was the first state to grant women’s suffrage,” Miller said 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

Ann Esquibel Redman – November 28

Ann Esquibel Redman stands in her home with items celebrating her involvement with the U.S. Navy submarine the U.S.S. Cheyenne. Redman is retired from state government has volunteered for many local organizations. She also help start the Hispanic Organization for Progress and Education which created the Wyoming Latina Youth Conference. "I was raised that we should leave the world a better place than when we got here," Redman said about her efforts to make 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 Esquibel Redman stands in her home with items celebrating her involvement with the U.S. Navy submarine the U.S.S. Cheyenne. Redman is retired from state government has volunteered for many local organizations. She also help start the Hispanic Organization for Progress and Education which created the Wyoming Latina Youth Conference. “I was raised that we should leave the world a better place than when we got here,” Redman said about her efforts to make 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

Lorraine Williams – November 27

Head cook for the Salvation Army's Thanksgiving dinner Lorraine Williams prepares to place some rolls in the oven Wednesday afternoon. Williams and a dozen other volunteers started preparing for the Thanksgiving day meal last Friday and have cooked 35 turkeys and 9 hams. The Salvation Army will feed 350 to 400 people in house and 150 meal will be delivered. "It makes me feel great to be able to help out," Williams 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

Head cook for the Salvation Army’s Thanksgiving dinner Lorraine Williams prepares to place some rolls in the oven Wednesday afternoon. Williams and a dozen other volunteers started preparing for the Thanksgiving day meal last Friday and have cooked 35 turkeys and 9 hams. The Salvation Army will feed 350 to 400 people in house and 150 meal will be delivered. “It makes me feel great to be able to help out,” Williams 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