I’ve been doing radio in some way since the age of 16, first cutting my teeth in my hometown of Soldotna, Alaska, doing play-by-play for high school hockey. From there, I gravitated toward radio news and sports coverage, doing civic reporting for a National Public Radio station in East Lansing, Mich., then doing news, sports and on-air work for a number of stations in Havre, Mont. Now, I'm a part of Wyoming's biggest and best radio news team. I’m a very proud alumnus of Michigan State University, where I studied broadcast journalism. At MSU, I did news updates for the campus radio station. I also dabbled in TV, producing the EMMY Award-winning on-campus news program. I also did hockey play-by-play and filmed athletics press conferences for the Big Ten Network and its website. For my efforts, I picked up a few awards, most notably from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.
Frontier Airlines to Impose Carry-on, Drink Fees
A popular Denver-based low-cost air carrier will implement carry-on bag fees this summer. Frontier Airlines made the announcement Wednesday. The airline says it will begin charging a $25 carry-on fee to passengers who do not book their itinerary through the airline’s website and pay in advanc…
Revised Casper Smoking Ordinance Passes First Reading
Casper City Council took its first of three steps toward significantly changing Casper’s public indoor smoking ordinance Tuesday night.
‘Jackalope Jump’ Raises Over $12,500 for Special Olympics
Frigid temperatures failed to stop dozens of jumpers from taking a special plunge for charity Friday night.
Casper City Council to Further Discuss Public Indoor Smoking Ban
The majority of Casper City Council says it’s in favor of either repealing or rewriting the city’s recently established public indoor smoking ban. The ban was discussed for nearly an hour at Tuesday’s council work session. Councilman Daniel Sandoval wants the ban repealed. He sa…
With the Smoking Ban Being Revisited, ‘Smokefree Natrona County’ to Watch Council Closely
With Casper City Council planning to revisit its five-month-old public indoor smoking ban, Smokefree Natrona County says, in the coming weeks, it will watch the actions of council closely.
Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Casper Golden Corral Following State Report
With the help of a major Seattle-based firm, a Casper law firm has filed a class action lawsuit in U.S. District Court against the North Carolina-based Golden Corral Corporation just days after the Wyoming Department of Health published an official report linking a Casper-based Golden Corral franchi…
State Report: Golden Corral Norovirus Outbreak Likely “Restaurant Associated”
According to an official report released by the Wyoming Department of Health, a state epidemiologist says the cause of a Norovirus outbreak that sickened several hundred customers of Casper’s recently-opened Golden Corral restaurant late last year was likely “restaurant associated.…
Severe Flu Season Expected in Wyoming and Nationwide
Officials with the Casper-Natrona County Public Health Department expect a particularly severe flu season this year. Already, multiple people have been hospitalized with flu-like symptoms in the Casper area. The Centers for Disease Control says 39 states, including Wyoming, are reporting moderate or…
Over 300 Norovirus Cases Linked to Golden Corral, State Investigation to be Completed Soon
The Casper-Natrona County Public Health Department says state of Wyoming epidemiologists are drawing closer to completing an exhaustive investigation into a Norovirus outbreak that sickened several hundred customers of a newly-opened Casper restaurant last month. Public health director Robert Harrin…
BREAKING: Franchisee Temporarily Closes Casper Golden Corral
Casper Golden Corral Shuts Down For Cleaning
Illness Linked To Casper Golden Corral Approaches 200 Cases
Officials with the Public Health Department are investigating a report filed by an official at Wyoming Medical Center regarding an abnormally high number of food poisoning cases in Casper.
Hogadon Ski Area Closer to Opening
With the official start of winter looming, those with Hogadon Ski Area say they’re getting closer to opening the facility to skiers and recreationalists for the season. Anna Wyttenback, a spokesperson with the city of Casper’s Leisure Services Department, says officials with Hogadon ho…