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By Randy Tucker
Jul 5, 2020

We used to live in a nation that sought to change the world for the good, rather than harvesting it for profit. If you're a "Baby Boomer," your parents did ...

By Randy Tucker
Jun 23, 2020

The funny thing about being an athlete is that you're often good at everything physical that you try. Ok, maybe Greg Louganis wouldn't make a great shortstop, ...

By Randy Tucker
Jun 21, 2020

"History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling ...


By Randy Tucker
Jun 16, 2020

If you're a "Star Trek" fan, then you might remember the "Kobayashi Maru," a training exercise based on a no-win scenario. Capt. James Kirk cheated it as a ...

By Randy Tucker
Jun 14, 2020

"It was a dark and stormy night." OK, I'm not going to plagiarize Snoopy any more than that, but when we speak of storms here in Wyoming it always means ...

By Randy Tucker
Jun 7, 2020

q It's the capacity not just to recognize the wonder around us, but to appreciate it. One Sunday in the comics section of the Sacramento Bee when I was a ...


By Randy Tucker
May 26, 2020

If you're a sports fan, odds are you're a fan of memorable sports movie quotes as well. My favorite comes from "Hoosiers." As coach Norman Dale gathers his ...

By Randy Tucker
May 24, 2020

Irrigating is a combination of gravity, technology and ingenuity. --------- A little ditch ran just west of the big willow tree in my grandparents' ...

By Randy Tucker
May 19, 2020

The magic of living in a smaller community, in this case, Fremont County in its entirety, is that you get the privilege of watching the kids in Riverton, ...


By Randy Tucker
May 17, 2020

They called it "talking in the nail." I learned the process quickly. When you're driving larger nails, 16d, 20d, or long ring-shanks, they sometimes bend ...

By Randy Tucker
May 12, 2020

The envelope sat for more than four years in my rarely used mailbox behind the Ranger front desk. I don't work from the office. I get a letter there once in ...

By Randy Tucker
May 10, 2020

On June 6, 1933, an icon of Americana opened in Camden, New Jersey. That evening, the Park-In Theater, the first drive-in movie theater in the world, opened to ...


By Randy Tucker
May 5, 2020

Someone who didn't like physical education in junior high and high school told me last week "my P.E. teacher was like an ex-Marine." It brought back memories ...

By Randy Tucker
May 3, 2020

One summer we picked up a lot of construction jobs. Hoag, a big college kid who played offensive tackle at Black Hills State, was on the crew along with one of ...

By Randy Tucker
Apr 28, 2020

My wife's grandmother, Esther B. Hahn, spent her final years in a senior living center in Valentine, Nebraska. Valentine is the biggest town in Cherry County ...


By Randy Tucker
Apr 21, 2020

When I started my teaching career back in 1980, I didn't realize it, but Niobrara County was the cheapest school district in the entire state. Lusk was a ...

By Randy Tucker
Apr 12, 2020

"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger," German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche said. It is one of his two most memorable quotes, the other being, "Out of ...

By Randy Tucker
Apr 7, 2020

I met him for the first time at the old Fort Washakie football field 36 years ago. For those that don't remember, or never watchedm a game there, the field ...


By Randy Tucker
Mar 31, 2020

We often speak of seasons when it comes to athletics. Most of my life has revolved around that concept. Fall meant football, a sport that people who don't ...

By Randy Tucker
Mar 24, 2020

Too often the inclination of people in what is a unique situation to them is to assume that it's unprecedented in history. In a population with little sense ...

By Randy Tucker
Mar 22, 2020

Sliding through this period of self-isolation to "flatten the curve" of the COVID-19 pandemic has given me, and probably you, a complete change of ...


By Randy Tucker
Mar 3, 2020

It was early Friday morning at Riverton High School and the crowd was pretty big, filling the entire section behind the scorer's table, with a hundred or so ...

By Randy Tucker
Mar 1, 2020

It was a double-win Friday night for the Lander Tigers in Washakie County. Lander evened the season record with Worland 73-64 to tie for the Class 3-A ...

By Randy Tucker
Mar 1, 2020

It was a forlorn hope in the pre-dawn darkness last Monday night as a howling wind out of the southwest began to try to pry a piece of siding off the outside ...


By Randy Tucker
Feb 25, 2020

The Class 1-A and 2-A West regional tournaments beginning Thursday in Lander and Riverton are the most competitive regional tournaments in all of Wyoming, and ...

By Randy Tucker
Feb 23, 2020

Sometimes I wonder just how much rugged individualism I can endure. Like most other Wyomingites, I pride myself on the ability to do without, to make ...

By Randy Tucker
Feb 16, 2020

I get a bit despondent this time of the year. Maybe I'm not alone, or maybe I just need to suck it up and move on. My friend Bob Davis of Davis Funeral Home ...


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