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.
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.
UW President Sternberg Resigns
The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees announced late Thursday that University President Robert Sternberg has resigned.
LSD-Laced Bread Found On Casper College Campus
Casper Police are investigating an incident at Casper College involving LSD-laced homemade bread found on campus
Natrona Schools Changing Security Protocols
As the new school year gets underway, the Natrona County School District is announcing some changes in safety protocols.
Wyoming Sen. Enzi Will Seek Re-Election, Liz Cheney To Challenge
Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi announced Tuesday he will seek re-election, just moments before Liz Cheney announced her plans to challenge the state's senior U.S. Senator.
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.
Missing Man’s Jeep Found
The search is expanding for man reported missing in Casper, after authorities found his jeep on Casper Mountain.
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.
Guilty Plea In Online Threat Against Casper
The man who prompted a lockdown of area schools faces a possible five-year prison sentenced after pleading guilty to charges stemming from the January incident.
Wyoming Wind Topples Semi On I-80 [VIDEO]
Dramatic video shows high winds knocking over a semi on Interstate 80.