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.
Wyoming Runners Took Part In Boston Marathon
Nearly two dozen people from Wyoming took part in Monday’s Boston Marathon
Missing Man’s Jeep Found
The search is expanding for man reported missing in Casper, after authorities found his jeep on Casper Mountain.
Man Dies During Arrest By Casper Police
An investigation is underway into the circumstances behind the death of a man who was being taken into custody by Casper Police.
Natrona County Schools Open Wednesday
No Snow Day For NCSD Students
Wyoming man hit and killed moving injured rabbit
The Wyoming Highway Patrol says a man was struck and killed by a car while apparently tending to an injured rabbit on a two-lane highway west of Laramie.
Winter Storm Hits Wyoming
A massive winter storm arrived in Wyoming Monday, bringing heavy snow, strong winds and cold temperatures.
Mobile Office At Casper Construction Site Destroyed By Fire
No one was injured in a fire at a mobile contractor office in Casper Monday morning.
Weekend Crash In Lincoln County Kills Two
Two Opal, Wyoming, residents were killed in a crash in Lincoln County over the weekend.
Motorcyclist Dies In Carbon County Crash
A Washington state man was killed while driving a motorcycle along Interstate-80 Saturday afternoon.