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.
Future Growth of Mills and Casper Topic Of Casper Council Meeting
The future growth of Casper and Mills will be a topic of discussion at Tuesday’s Casper City Council meeting. The two towns have been in talks about the growth of both cities, and have come to terms on a number of issues.
Florida Murder Suspect Captured Near Wheatland
A man wanted for a double-homicide in Florida is in custody in Wyoming following his arrest Thursday night along Interstate 25 just south of Wheatland. A woman traveling with him is also behind bars.
Meat and Poultry Recall Includes Products Shipped To Wyoming
A Colorado firm is recalling about 90,000 pounds of meat and poultry products. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports Yauk’s Specialty Meats, a Windsor, Colo., company, is recalling approximately the products that were produced under insanitary conditions.
Broken Pipe Sets Off Fire Alarm At Casper’s Eastridge Mall
Some tense moments for shoppers at Casper’s Eastridge Mall Tuesday afternoon when fire alarms sounded in the facility. There was no fire, but those inside left the mall as fire crews arrived.
Highway Patrol: Alcohol May Have Contributed to Crash That Killed Casper Man
Authorities believe alcohol was a contributing factor to the crash, and will forward the results of their investigation to the Natrona County District Attorney’s Office for possible criminal charges.
Reports: UW To Announce New Football Coach
Reports indicate the University of Wyoming will announce North Dakota State University football coach Craig Bohl as the new coach for the Cowpokes. A press conference in Laramie is scheduled for late Sunday afternoon.
Wind Chills Down to Minus 45 in Southeastern Wyoming
Temperatures are below zero across much of Wyoming and wind chills are making the air feel that much colder.
Muddy Mountain Road Set To Close
Muddy Mountain Road will close for the winter on Monday, December 9th. According to the Bureau of Land Management, mud and snow makes the road unsafe in the winter for vehicular traffic.
UW President Sternberg Resigns
The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees announced late Thursday that University President Robert Sternberg has resigned.
LSD-Laced Bread Found On Casper College Campus
Casper Police are investigating an incident at Casper College involving LSD-laced homemade bread found on campus