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.
Massive Firefighting Tanker Not Moving To Casper
Plans to relocate operations of a massive firefighting jet to Casper/Natrona County International Airport have been scrapped.
Wyoming Lottery Corporation Getting Organized
The organization charged with setting up a lottery in Wyoming is meeting this week in Casper.
Famous Ram Memorialized At Sinks Canyon Park
The Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources plans to hold an event later this month to commemorate the last bighorn ram that lived in Sink's Canyon.
Wyoming Lottery Board Named
The state’s new lottery law takes effect today
Two Casper Men Killed In Separate Crashes
The Wyoming Highway Patrol reports seperate crashes on Wyoming highways claimed the lives of two Casper men Thursday.
Gov. Mead Appoints State Education Dept. Director
Gov. Matt Mead has selected an Arizona state senator to run the Wyoming Education Department.
Partial Fire Restrictions In Natrona, Converse, Goshen and Platte Counties
Because of dry conditions and high fire danger, the Bureau of Land Management implementing partial fire restrictions in Natrona, Converse, Goshen and Platte Counties beginning July 3rd.
Fire managers urge caution as conditions get drier
The fire danger is increasing in southern Wyoming and fire managers are asking people to use caution while recreating outdoors.
Prison Time For Online Threat To Casper
An Oklahoma City man has been sentenced to serve six months in federal prison for making a threat to commit violence in Casper.
Biden Reporting Progress on Gun Executive Actions
The White House is reporting progress on President Barack Obama's initiatives to reduce gun violence, but says the most important step would be getting a reluctant Congress to pass new firearms laws.