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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

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

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

Leah Cruz – December 19

Cheyenne East student Leah Cruz laughs while packing Community Christmas food boxes at the former Wyoming Liquor Division Warehouse earlier this week. Cruz, 14, is a safe schools ambassador and said she joined because she doesn't like to see people bullied. "I know that there are many families that are less fortunate so it's nice to be able to help," said Cruz about volunteering for the Christmas food boxes event.  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

Cheyenne East student Leah Cruz laughs while packing Community Christmas food boxes at the former Wyoming Liquor Division Warehouse earlier this week. Cruz, 14, is a safe schools ambassador and said she joined because she doesn’t like to see people bullied. “I know that there are many families that are less fortunate so it’s nice to be able to help,” said Cruz about volunteering for the Christmas food boxes event. 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

Gary Shenefelt – December 14

Construction superintendent Gary Shenefelt stands on September 8, top, and on December 12, bottom, at the entrance to the new Cheyenne Boys and Girls Club on West Jefferson Road. "I feel proud to part of a project that benefits the community," Shenefelt said, "all these latchkey kids need a safe place to go." Shenefelt loves the mountains and fishing and said the Cheyenne Boys and Girls Club should be completed around the first of the year. 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. To see the published portraits, go online to ourfaces.wyomingnews.com. Michael Smith/staff

Construction superintendent Gary Shenefelt stands on September 8, top, and on December 12, bottom, at the entrance to the new Cheyenne Boys and Girls Club on West Jefferson Road. “I feel proud to part of a project that benefits the community,” Shenefelt said, “all these latchkey kids need a safe place to go.” Shenefelt loves the mountains and fishing and said the Cheyenne Boys and Girls Club should be completed around the first of the year. 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

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Carol Williams – December 9

Wyoming Home Services Certified Nursing Assistant Carol Williams pauses for a portrait before starting work at the Laramie County Health Department. Williams has been a CNA for Wyoming Home Services for 15 years and said she loves being able to help people stay at home and out of nursing homes. 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

Wyoming Home Services Certified Nursing Assistant Carol Williams pauses for a portrait before starting work at the Laramie County Health Department. Williams has been a CNA for Wyoming Home Services for 15 years and said she loves being able to help people stay at home and out of nursing homes. 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

Terry Wiedenhaft – December 8

Laramie County deputy sheriff Terry Wiedenhaft watches the entrance to the Laramie County Courthouse while getting his portrait taken. Wiedenhaft has spent 42 years in law enforcement and said he likes living in Laramie County because you can travel in any direction and find a variety of activities. The deputy sheriff also mentioned history and that Cheyenne is not to big or to small. 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 deputy sheriff Terry Wiedenhaft watches the entrance to the Laramie County Courthouse while getting his portrait taken. Wiedenhaft has spent 42 years in law enforcement and said he likes living in Laramie County because you can travel in any direction and find a variety of activities. The deputy sheriff also mentioned history and that Cheyenne is not to big or to small. 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

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