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.
Broken Pipe Sets Off Fire Alarm At Casper’s Eastridge Mall
Some tense moments for shoppers at Casper’s Eastridge Mall Tuesday afternoon when fire alarms sounded in the facility. There was no fire, but those inside left the mall as fire crews arrived.
Reports: UW To Announce New Football Coach
Reports indicate the University of Wyoming will announce North Dakota State University football coach Craig Bohl as the new coach for the Cowpokes. A press conference in Laramie is scheduled for late Sunday afternoon.
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 County Schools Snow Day Make-Up Day Announced
The school year for Natrona County School District students just got a day longer.
Record Storm For Casper
The massive snowstorm that hit Casper is one for the record books.
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.
Nearly 14,000 Without Electricity In Casper, Natrona County
The storm that hit Casper and Natrona County has downed trees, limbs and dozens of power lines, resulting in power outages throughout the area.
‘Racks’ Homicide Investigation Underway
The Natrona County Sheriff's office is investigating a homicide. Sheriff Gus Holbrook tells K2 Radio that deputies were called to "Racks" shortly after midnight, where they found a victim.
Storm Prompts School Closings, Travel Warning
The heavy, wet snow that fell overnight has forced school officials to cancel classes for Friday, and authorities are urging people to avoid any unnecessary travel.
Casper Police Unveil “Text-A-Tip” Crime Tip Reporting
Area residents who see illegal activity have a new way of anonymously reporting the crimes to police through their cell phones.