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By Randy Tucker
May 11, 2021

If you're out and about this weekend you might notice a few extra school buses around Fremont County. Every school in the western half of Wyoming will have ...

By Randy Tucker
May 9, 2021

Dancing is an activity I don't talk about much, but it's something I enjoy with wife Sue. I don't mean the modern jump-around, act-like-a-clown version, but ...

By Randy Tucker
May 4, 2021

We're on the second-busiest season of the year for a local sportswriter. My sports weekend opened Friday with Riverton Wolverine boys' devastating 10-0 win ...


By Randy Tucker
Apr 18, 2021

Things seem to run in twos for the Fremont County co-player of the year from Lander Valley High School. Bryan St. Clair is a two-time Class 3-A all-state ...

By Randy Tucker
Apr 11, 2021

We live in a time of constant connection. You can't seem to go anywhere without the omnipresent digital world clawing at you. In these times of modern ...

By Randy Tucker
Apr 6, 2021

In Pennsylvania, where I am visiting the granddaughters this week, lakes, rivers, streams, and any body of water bigger than a wading pool are lined with ...


By Randy Tucker
Mar 30, 2021

I've heard a few coaches make this statement, often more of a brag: "I'm not begging them to come out." That's a sure sign that not many kids are on the team ...

By Randy Tucker
Mar 28, 2021

You get them, I get them, we all get them. And they annoy the dickens out of all of us. Spam calls surpassed regular phone calls in 2019 for the first time. ...

By Randy Tucker
Mar 21, 2021

Solace, meaning a source of comfort or consolation, is a word that has less meaning, less value, than it once did. We live in an age increasingly devoid of ...


By Randy Tucker
Mar 14, 2021

I read the H.G. Wells classic "The Time Machine" in eighth grade, during a long interlude with science fiction as a junior high kid. The book was just one of ...

By Randy Tucker
Mar 7, 2021

When I was a school teacher, a lesson I tried to instill in my math students was where and when to use a calculator, pencil and paper, mental math, or a ...

By Randy Tucker
Feb 16, 2021

Remember last summer when some people were asking if you knew anyone who actually had contracted the coronavirus? To some of them, it was all a hoax. The ...


By Randy Tucker
Feb 9, 2021

One of the unsung coaching skills is time management during tournaments. First and foremost, you're dealing with hormone-charged teenagers. Kids respond to ...

By Randy Tucker
Jan 17, 2021

We're a little behind the times out here in the West when the latest trends finally reach us. It's improved with the advent of the Internet and satellite ...

By Randy Tucker
Jan 12, 2021

They weighed a ton. Or seemed to. In Shoshoni, they were stacked vertically in the corner of Hazel's kitchen. In Lusk, it was much worse. They were in the ...


By Randy Tucker
Jan 10, 2021

Cold in winter, hot in summer, with a few mice wandering through at night, and decidedly austere on its best day. This was my home for much of my high school ...

By Randy Tucker
Jan 3, 2021

"I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody's part," says Otter in the 1978 frat-house comedy ...

By Randy Tucker
Dec 29, 2020

I played in my first varsity football game the last Friday in August 1972. Just a sophomore, I thought I might letter after getting three quarters against ...


By Randy Tucker
Dec 27, 2020

q Why do the comets, meteor showers and planetary alignments arrive so often when it's cloudy overhead in our clear-skied state? This is my last column in ...

By Randy Tucker
Dec 1, 2020

Aside from a few veteran referees, I doubt if anyone has been on as many sports fields, in as many gyms, and at as many tracks as I have in Wyoming. From ...

By Randy Tucker
Nov 29, 2020

My granddaughter doesn't know it, but that playground toy once was a construction component. Sometime in the early 1950s, my grandfather dug a deep hole near ...


By Randy Tucker
Nov 22, 2020

Until I was 20 years old, steak was never a favorite of mine. I did enjoy something my Grandma Gasser made called "minute steaks," but as a youngster the ...

By Randy Tucker
Nov 17, 2020

Dr. Ernie Abels was an informative, entertaining instructor. One summer I took a class from the Yellowstone Institute in Yellowstone National Park he taught ...

By Randy Tucker
Nov 15, 2020

Private Harkness has a shoulder wound. MASH 4077th is out of anesthesia, and Dr. Hawkeye Pierce must operate using just a local anesthetic. As the surgeon ...


By Randy Tucker
Nov 10, 2020

Chuck showed me the trunk once back in 1987. Inside were shirts, shorts, caps, and other paraphernalia from a lifetime of coaching football, basketball and ...

By Randy Tucker
Nov 10, 2020

Chuck Wells showed me the trunk once back in 1987. Inside were shirts, shorts, caps, and other paraphernalia from a lifetime of coaching football, basketball ...

By Randy Tucker
Nov 3, 2020

I have a standard line when I meet someone new. As we go through the checklist of our careers, trying to make some sort of connection that we can both build ...


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