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.
Natrona County ‘Community Emergency Response’ Training Begins This Week
The Natrona County Emergency Management Office is offering a free, nine-week hands-on training class for area residents that covers the different facets of disaster from disaster preparedness to terrorism awareness.
Wyoming’s First Snow
As Summer comes to an official end on Sunday, several areas of Wyoming are seeing their first snowfall of the season.
Casper Neighborhood Taking Action Against Crime
A rash of burglaries and incidents of vandalism are prompting people in one Casper neighborhood to take action.
Casper’s Hogadon Ski Area Preparing For Snow
Volunteers will be helping Hogadon Ski Area prepare for the upcoming season.
Casper Council Accepts Offer To Help Fund Hockey Rink
The Casper City Council has voted to accept former Congressman John Wold’s offer to put up $1 million to help develop hockey facilities at the Casper Events Center.
Casper Named 1st Google ‘eCity’ Award Winner In Wyoming
Casper has been recognized as a leader in the digital economy.
Cracks Force Closure Of Wyoming Medical Center Parking Garage
Wyoming Medical Center’s south parking garage is closed through Thursday morning.
Natrona Schools Changing Security Protocols
As the new school year gets underway, the Natrona County School District is announcing some changes in safety protocols.
CIA Acknowledges Area 51 in Declassified Documents
The CIA is acknowledging the existence of Area 51 in newly declassified documents.
BLM Reopens Prior Flat Campground
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is reopening the upper loop of Prior Flat Campground in the Shirley Mountains. The area was closed last weekend because of concerns about a black bear in the area.
Campers Not Properly Dousing Campfires in NW Wyo.
Despite dry conditions in northwest Wyoming, National Park Service and Forest Service rangers and staff are finding abandoned campfires that have not been properly doused.
Bear Prompts Campsite Closures in Shirley Mts.
Concerns about bears are prompting federal officials to close the upper loop of the Prior Flat Campground in the Shirley Mountains, about 30 miles northwest of Medicine Bow.