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.
Potential Heir Found Dead In Wyoming
EVANSTON, Wyo. (AP) — A man who reportedly had a chance of inheriting millions from a disputed copper fortune was found dead under a Wyoming railroad overpass. Police in Evanston, near the Utah border, say two children sledding found the body of 60-year-old Timothy Henry Gray on Dec. 27. Lt. …
Over 200 Cats Seized in Casper
Investigation continues into seizure of 204 cats
Casper Golden Corral Reopens After Health Scare
The newly-opened Golden Corral Restaurant has been linked to 167 self-reported cases of a Norovirus-like illness. The restaurant has now reopened.
Lock Down Lifted At Three Casper Schools
Police response to a possible hostage situation on Casper’s west side caused the brief lock down of three elementary schools around noon Friday. “The schools were notified to go into lock-down, because officers were responding to a possible hostage situation in the neighbor…
Casper Among Worst “Winter Cities”
Snow and wind help rank Casper among the worst winter cities in the U.S.
Cheyenne Murder Probe Underway
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — One man is dead and another injured in an altercation at a mobile home park on Cheyenne’s south side. Gerry Luce is spokesman for the Laramie County Sheriff’s Department. He says the incident was reported at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday. Investigators found a …
Big Numbers Out Of Casper Airport
Officials say more people are using Casper-Natrona County International Airport. Airport Manager Glenn Januska said in November, the airport saw a 14.7 percent increase in passenger boardins when compared to the same time last year. Januska said it’s the 10th month in a row of increased traff…
Casper College Memorial for Slain Instructors [VIDEO, PHOTOS]
Hundreds came to honor the memory of two fallen Casper College instructors.
Casper Killer Sought Gun Permit
Police say the suspect in the grisly double-murder in Casper last week had applied for a gun permit in Connecticut
Casper Kmart Robbed
UPDATE – 10:00 a.m. Tuesday – Few details are yet available about Monday night’s armed robbery of the Kmart on East Second Street. Casper Police say a woman, armed with a handgun, entered the store Monday night at 7:37 p.m. She approached the pharmacy clerk and deman…