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.
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.
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.
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.
UW President Sternberg Resigns
The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees announced late Thursday that University President Robert Sternberg has resigned.
Wyoming Highway Patrol Reports Stranded Motorists
High winds, heavy snowfall and blowing and drifting snow have created whiteout conditions in north central and eastern Wyoming creating hazardous conditions for motorists.
One Killed In Head-On Crash In Casper
Casper Police say an elderly man was killed in a two-vehicle crash on West 13th Street near Wyoming Boulevard Sunday night.
Colorado Flood Towns May Come Back Less Diverse
The storms that raged through the Rocky Mountain foothills instantly remade the landscape. They may have also changed the face of the funky mountain hamlets that dot the Front Range.
Two Men Charged in Mass Shooting at Chicago Park
Two men have been charged in a mass shooting at a Chicago park that wounded 13 people, including a 3-year-old boy, but neither suspect is believed to have been a triggerman, according to police.
Teens Arrested In Riverton Murder
Two Riverton teenagers have been arrested on charges stemming from the murder of a man north of Riverton earlier this week.
Search For Lusk Bank Robber Continues
Authorities are on the hunt for a man who robbed a Lusk bank on Monday.