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.
Colorado Fugitive Arrested Near Douglas
A man wanted by Denver Police for attempted murder has been arrested near Douglas.
Governor Mead OK with Wyoming’s Referendum Process
Gov. Matt Mead says he believes Wyoming's standards for citizen initiated laws and referendums are appropriate.
Only One of Seven ‘Next-Gen’ Tankers Flying
Only one of seven large air tanker planes that were contracted last month by the U.S. Forest Service to fight wildfires is doing so now that fire season has heated up.
Power outage in Casper, Evansville affect Sinclair Refinery
A power outage early Wednesday morning sparked a shutdown at the Sinclair refinery
Gov. Mead Touts Mine Reclamation in Wyoming
Gov. Matt Mead says the mining industry in Wyoming sets the highest standard for reclamation.
Petition Effort to Repeal ‘Hill Bill” Falls Short
The secretary of state's office says the drive to repeal a new law reducing the powers and duties of Wyoming's superintendent of public instruction has failed.
Portions of Casper Without Power, Video of Substation Electrical Fire
Many Casper residents are starting their Sunday without electricity.
Missing Natrona County Teen Found Safe
A 14-year-old Natrona County girl missing since last weekend has been found safe.
No Injuries In Wheatland Power Plant Fire
Nobody was hurt in a fire at a power plant near Wheatland.
Massive Air Tanker Moving To Casper
A DC-10 jet aircraft configured to fight wildfires will base its operations at Casper/Natrona County International Airport.