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.
Mead declares April ‘Child Abuse Prevention Month’
Mead signed a proclamation Monday at the state Capitol in Cheyenne.
Colorado Man Dies Following Natrona County Crash
A 29-year-old Colorado man died Monday following a one-car crash on I-25 about 35 miles north of Casper.
Statewide Tornado Drill Set For Friday Morning
Tornado sirens will sound at 10:30 a.m. Friday, as the National Weather Service and Wyoming Department of Homeland Security officials conduct a statewide tornado drill.
Snow Making Travel Difficult In Wyoming
Another round of heavy snow is making travel difficult throughout the state of Wyoming.
Man Dies During Arrest By Casper Police
An investigation is underway into the circumstances behind the death of a man who was being taken into custody by Casper Police.
Drivers Urged To Avoid Unnecessary Travel
Driving conditions are treacherous in the wake of a spring storm that dumped more than a foot of snow in some areas of the state.
Wyoming man hit and killed moving injured rabbit
The Wyoming Highway Patrol says a man was struck and killed by a car while apparently tending to an injured rabbit on a two-lane highway west of Laramie.
Weekend Crash In Lincoln County Kills Two
Two Opal, Wyoming, residents were killed in a crash in Lincoln County over the weekend.
Motorcyclist Dies In Carbon County Crash
A Washington state man was killed while driving a motorcycle along Interstate-80 Saturday afternoon.
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.