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By Randy Tucker
Jul 16, 2019

There is always controversy surrounding youth sports. It's just the nature of the beast. Often those who cry the loudest are the ones who don't put in much ...

By Randy Tucker
Jul 14, 2019

It's one of those distant memories you don't really know if you remember or if it is there because of older people relaying the story to you. Either way, in my ...

By Randy Tucker
Jun 16, 2019

The tomatoes will be a little late this year. In an example of the quirks of living in the unpredictable climate of Fremont County, a frost hit last Saturday ...


By Randy Tucker
Jun 11, 2019

In 1972, when federal Title IX was passed and girls were finally given the opportunity to compete at the high school level, just as boys had been since the ...

By Randy Tucker
Jun 9, 2019

No American president spoke at Normandy for four decades after the historic invasion of Nazi-held Europe on June 6, 1944. On the 10th anniversary of the ...

By Randy Tucker
Jun 4, 2019

The crowd watched the Rock Springs Sand Puppies first baseman Deandre Ricks chase down a pair of foul balls for outs early in the Saturday morning Roy Peck ...


By Randy Tucker
Jun 4, 2019

The crowd watched the Rock Springs Sand Puppies first baseman Deandre Ricks chase down a pair of foul balls for outs early in the Saturday morning Roy Peck ...

By Randy Tucker
May 26, 2019

Perhaps Memorial Day is the perfect time to review the growing discontent in America, discontent driven by a hidden agenda of distraction and political ...

By Randy Tucker
May 19, 2019

Stay with it long enough, and it's bound to happen. The kids of the guys I played with and against rolled through my classroom a long time ago. Now as a sports ...


By Randy Tucker
May 12, 2019

If you're old enough to remember drive-in movie theaters, you're old enough to remember dancing pickles, happy hotdogs and the enduring jingle that sang, ...

By Randy Tucker
May 7, 2019

"Nobody gets to be a cowboy forever, Monte," Chet Rollins says to his friend in one of my favorite westerns, "Monte Walsh." I find myself drawn to films like ...

By Randy Tucker
Apr 9, 2019

Saturday was the kind of day we hoped for through the seemingly endless days of a winter. A full day of athletics awaited, as it usually does on a nice day in ...


By Randy Tucker
Apr 2, 2019

To those who believe things never change, the answer is "only if you don't pay attention." In the late 1970s the University of Wyoming was a decidedly male ...

By Randy Tucker
Mar 31, 2019

The TV cop comedy "Barney Miller" debuted nationally in 1975. Network television was still entertainment in those days, and situation comedies were king. To ...

By Randy Tucker
Mar 19, 2019

One of the pains of sports coverage is senior night. I've never been one for sensationalism in any venue. Drama is something that should be played out in a ...


By Randy Tucker
Mar 17, 2019

Clay Spencer looks squarely at Dean Beck and says, "All I need was the boy being accepted, he's my collateral." As Spencer exit's the dean's office, the ...

By Randy Tucker
Mar 12, 2019

It was a remarkable basketball season for the kids from Fremont County. An unprecedented three state championships returned to our fair county after the last ...

By Randy Tucker
Mar 10, 2019

My grandfathers taught me many lessons, always in his own unique style. Eugene Gasser was a horticulturalist at heart, an arborist really. His patience with ...


By Randy Tucker
Mar 5, 2019

It's almost over. This has been a marathon local basketball season that to be honest, has worn me out.Covering at least part of every varsity basketball ...

By Randy Tucker
Mar 3, 2019

The wind woke me up early Tuesday morning. These days I'm always up and around by 4:30 a.m., but this time it was closer to that magic hour of 3 a.m. The ...

By Randy Tucker
Feb 26, 2019

It was a weekend of almost was, never will be and let's do it again next week. The Class 2-A West regional had all the drama, strategy and white-knuckling you ...


By Randy Tucker
Feb 24, 2019

As Americans we like to streamline everything. Keep it short, keep it simple, don't write it above a fifth-grade level -- that sort of streamlining. Studies ...

By Randy Tucker
Feb 19, 2019

I remember listening one afternoon to Cokeville head football coach Todd Dayton explain why the Panthers don't have many junior varsity games. "Well, we ...

By Randy Tucker
Feb 17, 2019

It was a beautiful day in southern Nevada. Sue and I took a little four day vacation to Las Vegas (Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada in your best game-show emcee ...


By Randy Tucker
Feb 12, 2019

I've been accused (if that's the right word) of being a Wind River Cougars fan. But, just last Friday, someone told me I wrote about Wyoming Indian High School ...

By Randy Tucker
Feb 10, 2019

A phrase claimed by Mark Twain, once uttered by Henry Ford, and often attributed to Albert Einstein, goes like this: "If you always do what you've always ...

By Randy Tucker
Feb 7, 2019

These three spellers were the top finishers Wednesday at the Fremont County spelling bee in Riverton. From left, Cody Stark of Wind River Middle School, Aidan ...


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