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.
Tornado Touches Down Near Cheyenne
A storm system that brought heavy rain and lightning to portions of Wyoming Monday night also generated a tornado near Cheyenne.
Suspect In Deadly Evansville Shooting Due In Court
The suspect in a fatal shooting in Evansville is expected to appear in a Natrona County Courtroom Friday afternoon.
Suspects Sought In Riverton Armed Robberies
A manhunt is underway in Fremont County for three men suspected in an armed robbery at a Riverton bar and an armed home invasion
Fire Crews Battling House Fire On Casper’s East Side
Several crews are on the scene of a fire on the city's east side
Lubnau To Address Wyo. GOP Central Committee In Casper
State House Speaker Tom Lubnau will address the Wyoming Republican Party Central Committee this weekend to answer questions about the legislative investigation into schools Superintendent Cindy Hill.
Probe May Cause Issues for More Than DHS Official
An internal investigation of President Barack Obama's choice to be the No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department has the potential to become a political headache for former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and the Democratic candidate for governor of Virginia.
Wildfire Near Lander Prompts Evacuations
A growing wildfire southwest of Lander has forced emergency responders to evacuate Sinks Canyon.
Documents Claim Harassment By Cindy Hill While Head of Wyo. Education Dept.
State officials have made public documents alleging harassment by Wyoming Schools Superintendent Cindy Hill and a staff member.
Wyoming Sen. Enzi Will Seek Re-Election, Liz Cheney To Challenge
Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi announced Tuesday he will seek re-election, just moments before Liz Cheney announced her plans to challenge the state's senior U.S. Senator.
First Cowboy Tough Adventure Race Approaching
Organizers are making final course preparations for what they say is this year's toughest U.S. adventure race, an intense scramble across more than 300 miles of roads, trails, mountainsides and open water.