I started doing radio news at KOWB in Laramie in September 2015, and I was brought up to Casper in late November 2016. I’ve had the good fortune of working for people who have taken the time to help me become a better reporter – pretty lucky for a guy who had no previous experience. I was born in Boise, Idaho, and I grew up in a suburb on the north end of the Treasure Valley. I played football for most of my childhood, spent a whole lot of time in the mountains, and found myself learning how to play drums in my late teens. I’ve lived in Laramie since 2010, where I met the woman who would become my fiancé. She is just about done with law school at the University of Wyoming. I drive to Laramie just about every weekend so I can spend time with her and our rabbit. Drumming turned out to be my passion. I found it by accident after I got hurt during football practice ahead of the 2007 season, when I was a junior in high school. The injury was serious enough that I had to lay in bed for a month, then miss the entire football season. So, needing something else to do, I spent some money I had made mowing lawns on a drum kit. I’m currently playing in four bands, which seems to be the right number. When I’m not covering the news or hanging out with the rabbit, you can usually find me behind the drums.
UPDATE: Tornado in Gillette-Damage Photos
Ping pong ball-sized hail was listed as an associated hazard, and local residents were warned to seek shelter in order to avoid flying debris.
Wyoming Man Dead Following Rollover Crash Near Sheridan
The crash report does not list any possible contributing factors.
Colorado Resident Killed in Crash Near Cheyenne
Chandler overcorrected to the left and the Silverado went into a spin.
13-Year-Old Wyoming Boy Treated for Gunshot Wound
The boy was found to have survived the wound, and his injuries were treated at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County.
Wyoming Man Thrown From Vehicle, Dies Following Crash
The rescue truck immediately stopped and gave first aid to Sams, who was taken by ambulance to Campbell County Memorial Hospital.
81-Year-Old Woman Dead in Southeast Wyoming Rollover Crash
Less than a minute before the crash, a sudden hail storm began and hail accumulated on the road surface.
Wyoming School District Eliminates 6th-Grade Sports
The district also points to difficulty in filling a full schedule for sixth-grade competitions, saying that few 3A schools in western Wyoming offer team sports at that level.
Details Released: Three Dead in Fiery Crash Near Thermopolis
Alcoholic beverage containers were located at the scene.
Casper Police Identify Officer Shot on Sunday [VIDEO]
The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation is handling the case.
Wyoming Woman Dead Following Rollover Crash Near Rock Springs
Investigators noted damage to the tie rod. Equipment failure is listed as a contributing factor in the crash.
BREAKING: Coroner Releases Name of Man Killed in Casper Police Shooting
A Casper police officer remains hospitalized after being critically wounded in the same incident.
Details in Casper Shooting: Officer Shot at Least 5 Times
Police are not releasing the officer's name at this time, as not all of his family members have been able to join the family in Casper.