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.
Wyoming Lawmakers Propose ‘Gun Protection’ Legislation
Several Wyoming lawmakers are proposing legislation designed to protect gun-owners from any potential federal firearm ban. The “Firearms Protection Act” bill, introduced this week, would make any federal law banning semi-automatic firearms or limiting the size of gun magazines unenforc…
Former Casper Mayor Facing Child Porn Charges Found Dead
Authorities are investigating the death of a former Casper mayor facing felony charges in a child pornography case. The body of 66-year-old Larry Clapp was discovered Monday.
Wyoming Men’s Basketball Ranked 25th in USA Today Coaches Poll
The University of Wyoming Men’s basketball team is getting national attention for its 13-0 start this season.
Over 200 Cats Seized in Casper
Investigation continues into seizure of 204 cats
Casper Golden Corral Reopens After Health Scare
The newly-opened Golden Corral Restaurant has been linked to 167 self-reported cases of a Norovirus-like illness. The restaurant has now reopened.
Lock Down Lifted At Three Casper Schools
Police response to a possible hostage situation on Casper’s west side caused the brief lock down of three elementary schools around noon Friday. “The schools were notified to go into lock-down, because officers were responding to a possible hostage situation in the neighbor…
Casper Among Worst “Winter Cities”
Snow and wind help rank Casper among the worst winter cities in the U.S.
Casper College Memorial for Slain Instructors [VIDEO, PHOTOS]
Hundreds came to honor the memory of two fallen Casper College instructors.
Casper Kmart Robbed
UPDATE – 10:00 a.m. Tuesday – Few details are yet available about Monday night’s armed robbery of the Kmart on East Second Street. Casper Police say a woman, armed with a handgun, entered the store Monday night at 7:37 p.m. She approached the pharmacy clerk and deman…
Casper Killer Sought Gun Permit
Police say the suspect in the grisly double-murder in Casper last week had applied for a gun permit in Connecticut
Casper Police Chief Walsh Apologizes For Crime Scene Incident
Chief Walsh offers apology
Police Surround Casper Wells Fargo Branch [PHOTOS]
Large police response to the area near Wells Fargo in downtown Casper