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.
Flavor Experiment: Wash. Farmer Feeds Pot to Pigs
Seattle residents can now have marijuana pork chops on the dinner table.
Fire Restrictions Possible For Natrona County
The Natrona County Commission is expected to discuss possible fire restrictions at its meeting next week.
Gov. Mead Appoints State Education Dept. Director
Gov. Matt Mead has selected an Arizona state senator to run the Wyoming Education Department.
Partial Fire Restrictions In Natrona, Converse, Goshen and Platte Counties
Because of dry conditions and high fire danger, the Bureau of Land Management implementing partial fire restrictions in Natrona, Converse, Goshen and Platte Counties beginning July 3rd.
Fire managers urge caution as conditions get drier
The fire danger is increasing in southern Wyoming and fire managers are asking people to use caution while recreating outdoors.
Possible Impeachment of Hill Discussed
The prospect of impeaching state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill is being discussed by some lawmakers in the wake of an inquiry into state Education Department operations under her direction.
Prison Time For Online Threat To Casper
An Oklahoma City man has been sentenced to serve six months in federal prison for making a threat to commit violence in Casper.
Biden Reporting Progress on Gun Executive Actions
The White House is reporting progress on President Barack Obama's initiatives to reduce gun violence, but says the most important step would be getting a reluctant Congress to pass new firearms laws.
Missing Hikers Found In Teton National Forest
Two hikers missing for two days in the Teton National Forest were found by search and rescue crews Sunday.
Casper Gas Processing Plant Closing
A natural gas processing facility in Casper is closing