I began my career in western Illinois reporting the “High School Minute” for my high school back in the late 70’s, ensuring everyone at Warren Senior High was aware of the lunch menu for the day, and breaking news about assemblies that would get us out of algebra for an hour. That launched a career that had me covering Ronald Reagan’s campaign at the age of 19, then off to Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Arizona, Nebraska, and ultimately Casper, Wyoming. My career has given me the opportunity to cover hundreds of politicians, celebrities and local residents to relay their stories to my listeners. Some include then-Illinois State Senator Barack Obama, and currently imprisoned Governors George Ryan and Rod Blagojevich. I’ve also had the pleasure of meeting non-politicians Bo Derek, Sally Field, Reese Witherspoon, Reba McEntire and others. Some other perks of working strange hours in radio include “media flights” with the U.S. Army Golden Knights, a jet-assisted takeoff in the Blue Angels C-130, and aerobatic flights in a T-34 Navy Trainer with the Lima-Lima Squadron. (As a private pilot, I take every opportunity to get in the air, although my stomach prefers straight-and-level flight over loops and barrel-rolls) I’m still waiting and begging for “the ride,” in any of the premier jet demonstration teams’ key aircraft, whether it’s the Blue Angels’ FA-18 Hornet, or the Air Force Thunderbirds’ F-16. Heck, I’d even fly with Canada’s Snowbirds if a back seat was available. Being a relative “newbie” to Wyoming, arriving in January of 2012, I look forward to exploring the region and taking advantage of the lakes, rivers and mountains.
Inquiry into Texas blast plagued by regulatory gap
Federal and state officials investigating last week's deadly blast at a Central Texas fertilizer company are trying to determine whether a fire at the plant could have ignited a supply of ammonium nitrate.
Court date set in Clark triple slaying
Two teenagers charged in the shooting deaths of a woman and her parents near the Wyoming-Montana border are due to be arraigned in Park County District Court on May 22.
Mead declares April ‘Child Abuse Prevention Month’
Mead signed a proclamation Monday at the state Capitol in Cheyenne.
Colorado Man Dies Following Natrona County Crash
A 29-year-old Colorado man died Monday following a one-car crash on I-25 about 35 miles north of Casper.
I-80 Closure Affecting Natrona County Traffic
A massive traffic tie-up in Natrona County is the result of the closure of Interstate 80 at Rawlins.
Statewide Tornado Drill Set For Friday Morning
Tornado sirens will sound at 10:30 a.m. Friday, as the National Weather Service and Wyoming Department of Homeland Security officials conduct a statewide tornado drill.
Snow Day For Natrona County, Casper College Students
No school for Natrona County Students, and Casper College has cancelled classes.
No Early Dismissal For Natrona County Schools
Natrona County Schools will remain open for the remainder of Tuesday
Snow Making Travel Difficult In Wyoming
Another round of heavy snow is making travel difficult throughout the state of Wyoming.
Health Department Moves To Close Casper Motel
The Casper-Natrona County Health Department will hold a hearing next month on its plans to revoke the license of the First Interstate Motel on Wyoming Boulevard.