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.
Device Similar to Pipe Bomb Removed From Casper Home
Casper Police, along with Fire-EMS crews and officials with the Natrona County Sheriff's Office are investigating a possible explosive device in a mobile home park.
[UPDATE] Lockdown Lifted At Kelly Walsh High School, Pineview, Woods Learning Center
Natrona County School District Officials say the lockdown has been lifted.
Two Dead In Natrona County Crash
The Wyoming Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that claimed the lives of a Casper man and a Kansas man.
Suspicious Man Reported Near Casper School
Authorities are urging parents and students to be alert to a suspicious man.
Guilty Plea In Online Threat Against Casper
The man who prompted a lockdown of area schools faces a possible five-year prison sentenced after pleading guilty to charges stemming from the January incident.
Wyoming Wind Topples Semi On I-80 [VIDEO]
Dramatic video shows high winds knocking over a semi on Interstate 80.
Sewer Work Will Restrict Poplar Street Traffic
Drivers will see lane restrictions on Poplar near the bridge this week.
Members of Casper Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps Escape Bus Fire
Bus carrying Troopers Drum & Bugle Corp Catches Fire on I-25
Casper Police Seek Zach Johnson
Zach Johnson is wanted by Casper Police on felony charges
Gov. Mead Signs Lottery Bill Into Law
Gov. Matt Mead on Wednesday signed into law a bill allowing the state to create a lottery or join a multi-state lottery, such as Powerball.
McKinley Street Underpass Blocked
Crews are working to clear a truck in the McKinley Street underpass
Search For Missing Airplane Near Saratoga
Aircraft and ground teams are searching in Carbon County for a missing single-engine aircraft that was bound for Laramie from Colorado.