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.
Gov. Mead Signs Lottery Bill Into Law
Gov. Matt Mead on Wednesday signed into law a bill allowing the state to create a lottery or join a multi-state lottery, such as Powerball.
McKinley Street Underpass Blocked
Crews are working to clear a truck in the McKinley Street underpass
Search For Missing Airplane Near Saratoga
Aircraft and ground teams are searching in Carbon County for a missing single-engine aircraft that was bound for Laramie from Colorado.
Hogadon Ski Area Opens All Runs
Recent snow has allowed the City of Casper to open all of the runs at Hogadon Ski area on Casper Mountain
Wyoming Lottery Decision In Governor Mead’s Hands
The Wyoming Legislature has approved a measure that would allow a lottery in the state, pending the action of Governor Matt Mead
SourceGas Warning Wyoming Customers Of Gas Scam
Officials with Colorado-based SourceGas are urging customers to be mindful of a nationwide billing scam targeting utility customers. According to a statement from the company, the scams range from an individual trying to obtain personal information from a customer to attempts to illegally obtain pay…
Controversial Gun Bills Appear Stalled in Wyoming State Senate
It appears Wyoming lawmakers will not take action on two contentious gun bills this session.
Another Batch Of Wyoming Whiskey Ready
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Whiskey lovers are awaiting the release of the second batch of Wyoming Whiskey. The small batch bourbon is set to be in stores Friday. Supplies are limited so some liquor stores say they may only be selling to people who’ve signed up for bottles or who’ve won…
Wyoming Lawmakers Advance Lottery Measure
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming State Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill that would allow a lottery and multi-state games such as Powerball in the state. The senate approved the bill by a vote of 17-to-12 on Wednesday afternoon. The bill already has passed the House and would n…
Budget Cuts Could Affect Wyoming Parks
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Large areas of Yellowstone, Yosemite and Glacier national parks could remain closed to summer traffic weeks later than usual, while visitor centers and campgrounds at several other national parks might have to close. That’s the scenario a group of National Park Se…