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Tom Morton

Hi. I'm the newest member of the K2 Radio news team, which marks the next phase of my three-decade journalism career including reporting for the Casper Star-Tribune from 1992 to 2012. For the past year-and-a-half, I've been taking classes at Casper College including web design, Photoshop, guitar, new media communications, creative writing, field biology, math and Spanish. Before arriving in Wyoming, I worked at papers in Colorado Springs and Beaumont, Texas. My formal education includes earning a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in S. Hamilton, Mass., and a Bachelor of Arts in English Lit from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. I have yet to graduate from the College of Hard Knocks. Avocations and experiences include outdoorsy stuff, traveling by train, tutoring at Casper College's Writing Center, herding a cat named Noir, reading, writing including a couple of published books, acting at Stage III Community Theatre, driving a stock car, dancing, and driving my 1948 MG TC -- "the sports car America loved first." Musical interests range from classical to blues to rock. I fly the flag on my 1919-era house, listen to the Clash, cook, collect antiques, and nurture a curiosity about what's around the next bend. I look forward to reporting again on our wonderful, wild and sometimes wacky Wyoming.
Tom Morton, Townsquare Media
Tom Morton, Townsquare Media
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WMC’s Charity, Bad Debt Costs Are Down; But Still Nearly Twice National Average

The Wyoming Medical Center has served more people yet written off far less in uncompensated care this fiscal year than it anticipated, according to a new report.

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Pierce: Freed Slaves Started Memorial Day

Former slaves began the observance now known as Memorial Day immediately after the end of the Civil War.

"Memorial Day was started by former slaves on May the first of 1865 in Charleston, South Carolina, to honor 257 dead Union soldiers who had been buried in a mass grave at a Confederate prison camp,"  the Rev

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Car Show at the Fairgrounds Today

If they weather holds, you can see Breanna Svenson with her stunning 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX and other tuners, classics, street rods, rat rods, muscle cars and beyond this afternoon at the Central Wyoming Fairgrounds for the final day of the annual Oil Capitol Auto Club

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Both Hedquist, Patterson Want Federal Lawsuit Settlement Talks To Stay Private

You will not know how much money, if any, the City of Casper will pay to Councilman Craig Hedquist if he prevails in his federal lawsuit against City Manager John Patterson.

Late Friday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Kelly Rankin approved a protective order that blocks the disclosure of what happens, such as settlement offers, in talks behind closed doors with Hedquist, Patterson, their attorneys and the Wyoming Association of Risk Management (WARM), which is a publicly fund

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Coroner Awaits Final Autopsy Results For Bin Williams

Final autopsy results of Bin Williams, who died in the Natrona County Detention Center on Monday, will take up to two months to complete, County Coroner Connie Jacobson said Friday.

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Raymond Roberts Bound Over For Trial On Major Meth Charges

A man who had methamphetamine shipped from California to him for his use and resale in Casper will go to trial.

Raymond Austin Roberts smoked up to five grams a day, but his business was a good deal for local meth users, too, he told law enforcement

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New Convention and Visitors CEO Withdraws

Shawn Buckley, who was just hired to head the Casper Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, has decided not to accept the position, according to a news release from the Board of the Natrona County Travel and Tourism Council.

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