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.
Report: Cody Abduction Suspect Caught
A report out of Cody indicates a suspect sought for the abduction and assault of a young girl has been captured.
FBI Releases Sketch Of Suspect In Cody Abduction
Law enforcement agencies are asking for help in locating a suspect involved in the abduction of a young girl
Escapee Shot By Police In Downtown Casper [AUDIO]
Suspect shot after pulling gun on Casper Police officer
FBI Releases Photo Of Vehicle From Cody Abduction
New photo of vehicle officials believe was driven by suspect in Cody abduction
Missing Plane Found – No Survivors
All four aboard a Casper-bound plane were killed
Many Casper Residents Affected By Water Main Break
Casper crews are working to repair a large water main break under Fairgrounds Road. Officials say a 24-inch main ruptured sometime Wednesday night. Residents of central and west Casper may see dirty water coming out of their faucets. The water may be discolored, with a brown or red tint...
Crews Gain Control Over Wildfire On The West End Of Casper Mountain
No structures were damaged in the wildland fire neaer Coal Mountain Road
Suspect Sought In Cody Abduction
The suspect in Monday's abduction is considered armed and dangerous
Fire Burning On West Side Of Casper Mountain
Crews hope to contain the fire by Tuesday morning
UPDATE – AMBER Alert For Abducted Cody Girl CANCELLED
An 11-year-old was reportedly abducted from Cody