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Open spaces gallery – October 26

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

Cooper Berry – October 25

Cooper Berry,4, balances himself on a fence at his families ranch in northwest Laramie County. Cooper and his brother Tate's,7, great grandfather JC Berry homesteaded the area 104 years ago.  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

Cooper Berry,4, balances himself on a fence at his families ranch in northwest Laramie County. Cooper and his brother Tate’s,7, great grandfather JC Berry homesteaded the area 104 years ago. 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

Mandy Harris – October 20

Laramie County Community College student Mandy Harris takes a break from working with her horse, Nashville, in a round pen on campus. Harris, a second-year equine training and business management student from Saratoga, is heading to Texas Tech University next year. “I’ve always loved Cheyenne. There are a lot of events, like Frontier Days and Fridays on the Plaza,” Harris said about living in Laramie County. “Seems like there is always something to do,” 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

Laramie County Community College student Mandy Harris takes a break from working with her horse, Nashville, in a round pen on campus. Harris, a second-year equine training and business management student from Saratoga, is heading to Texas Tech University next year. “I’ve always loved Cheyenne. There are a lot of events, like Frontier Days and Fridays on the Plaza,” Harris said about living in Laramie County. “Seems like there is always something to do,” 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

Jakob Hushbeck – August 7

Jakob Hushbeck, 7, looks at his mother as he gets his portrait taken in the Sheep Barn of the Laramie County Fair on Wednesday. Hushbeck was at the fair helping his sisters with their animals. Hushbeck was a mutton busting participant and said his favorite thing about living in Laramie County was watching bull riding at the Pine Bluffs rodeo every Friday night during the summer. 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

Jakob Hushbeck, 7, looks at his mother as he gets his portrait taken in the Sheep Barn of the Laramie County Fair on Wednesday. Hushbeck was at the fair helping his sisters with their animals. Hushbeck was a mutton busting participant and said his favorite thing about living in Laramie County was watching bull riding at the Pine Bluffs rodeo every Friday night during the summer. 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 – 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

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

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