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.
I-25 Closed Between Casper And Douglas
High winds and blowing snow led to the closure of Interstate 25 between Casper and Douglas Monday morning.
UW Trustees Appoint McGinity President
University of Wyoming trustees have eschewed any formal search process and appointed Dick McGinity president until June 30, 2016.
Solar Storm Could Give Wyoming Residents A Glimpse of Northern Lights
Wyoming residents and others across the country might also see the effects of a large solar storm Thursday and Friday. That storm could allow area residents to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights.
Gas Prices Rise As 2014 Gets Underway
The weekly survey of prices by gasbuddy-dot-com show the cost of gas rose just under three cents a gallon in Wyoming last week, with a statewide average of $3.07 a gallon. Petroleum analyst Patrick DeHaan says despite the rise, Casper and some other cities are seeing some of the lowest gas prices in the nation.
Wyoming Traffic Deaths Approach Record Low Number
It appears the number of people dying in crashes last year in Wyoming will be the lowest it has been since 1945. As it stands at the moment, Wyoming's 2013 traffic fatality count from vehicle crashes will account for 86 deaths. In 1945, traffic deaths totaled 71.
Guilty Plea In Casper Fraud Case
One of three people charged in an alleged bank scam in Casper is now admitting his role in the crime.
Two Teens From Kemmerer Killed In Natrona County Crash
A weekend crash in Natrona County claimed the lives of two teens and injured five others.
AAA: Nearly 30 Percent of Americans Expected to Take a Trip This Holiday Season
Expect lots of people to be on the roads again this year-end holiday season.
Wyoming Gas Prices Continue Downward Trend
Wyoming drivers continue to see some relief as they fill up their tanks. Gasbuddy.com senior petroleum analyst Patrick DeHaan says the statewide average for a gallon of regular unleaded dropped nearly four-cents this past week to $3.05.
Florida Murder Suspect Captured Near Wheatland
A man wanted for a double-homicide in Florida is in custody in Wyoming following his arrest Thursday night along Interstate 25 just south of Wheatland. A woman traveling with him is also behind bars.