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By Randy Tucker
Jul 17, 2018

It was inevitable. Someone challenges a thing you hold dear, something you identify with or an image associated with an entire lifestyle and there is ...

By Randy Tucker
Jul 15, 2018

When you called the house the greeting was always the same: "Cotton residence, Dick Cotton speaking." It was a throwback to more civil phone conversations ...

By Randy Tucker
Jul 11, 2018

On Saturday, the population of South Pass City swelled to a level it had not seen since it finished second to Cheyenne in voting for a location for a Wyoming ...


By Randy Tucker
Jul 1, 2018

People, especially teenagers, often complain at being bored. I can honestly say that feeling hasn't bothered me much throughout my life, and it definitely ...

By Randy Tucker
Jun 26, 2018

Monday's American Legion baseball game between the Riverton Raiders and the Lovell Mustangs was an entertaining affair with lead changes, double plays, key ...

By Randy Tucker
Jun 24, 2018

Three weeks ago we were standing in line to view the greatest political documents of American history. The Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill ...


By Randy Tucker
Jun 19, 2018

Ahab had the white whale. Frodo and Sam sought Mount Doom. Don Quixote spent his life in endless imaginary quests. I, too, have a quest, but it's not Moby ...

By Randy Tucker
Jun 17, 2018

It's Fathers Day again, a celebration that urban legend has beginning in the Spokane, Washington in 1910. Mothers Day has a much clearer history dating back ...

By Randy Tucker
Jun 5, 2018

I'll begin this saga with a text wife Sue received from Amtrak at 1:47 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday. We were standing in line at the National Archives in ...


By Randy Tucker
Jun 3, 2018

Not many people would look to a quote from the silly comedy movie "Happy Gilmore" for political advice, but I find the present insanity perfectly reflected in ...

By Randy Tucker
May 29, 2018

Many people choose a career, but just a few careers choose people. As a Saturday morning faded into a misty May afternoon at the state track meet, I watched ...

By Randy Tucker
May 27, 2018

An intriguing program came on PBS earlier in the week. After a day of writing and getting my garden prepped I sat down to scan the channels and see when the ...


By Randy Tucker
May 22, 2018

Leo Tolstoy, the great Russian author, said it well: "Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." As I walked across the ...

By Randy Tucker
May 20, 2018

"Blood, the gift of life," is the motto of the American Red Cross.There is no doubt that blood is just about the most vital component of not only the American ...

By Randy Tucker
May 15, 2018

It rained a little on Friday. The wind blew a little too. It snowed, rained, the wind blew, and it was a little foggy on Saturday. No this isn't the ...


By Randy Tucker
Dec 5, 2017

I'm often asked, "What is (fill in the blank) up to? Is she still playing ball? I sure loved watching him bring the ball up." In a county as far-flung as ...

By Randy Tucker
Jul 9, 2017

Today's president vs. TV news game-playing is just about the same. We stayed in a downtown hotel in Denver recently while catching a show at the ...

By Randy Tucker
Jun 25, 2017

Some claim the current political divisiveness is reminiscent of the Civil War My wife's family and extended family gathered at my in-laws' home in ...


By Randy Tucker
Jun 18, 2017

My education in history and geography began on cross-country drives. Traveling across the wide expanse of America in the 1960s, the subtle ...

By Randy Tucker
May 14, 2017

Several Fremont County athletes won events at the meet in Lander. Clear skies, warm temperatures and only a moderate wind on Saturday afternoon ...

By Randy Tucker
May 14, 2017

For example, two cowboys on horseback buying beer at the drive-up window. One morning I stopped by the teachers lounge at Niobrara County High ...


By Randy Tucker
Apr 30, 2017

The desire to protect bureaucracy will surpass all else. It was one of the most honest, accurate and revealing comments I'd ever heard from a ...

By Randy Tucker
Apr 23, 2017

If you live awhile, you'll encounter some famous people We stood in a long line stretching from the front row, down the center aisle and into the ...

By Randy Tucker
Apr 16, 2017

A sense of belonging often accompanies the arrival of a storm. It's a quagmire out there. The kind of conditions you read about in the trenches ...


By Randy Tucker
Apr 9, 2017

Do all these whiz-bang improvements really make driving safer? We leased a 2017 Subaru Forester on our trip to Pittsburgh last week. I'd never ...

By Randy Tucker
Apr 2, 2017

I came of age during a great period of American popular music. If your parents cared when you were an infant, the first song you ever heard probably ...

By Randy Tucker
Mar 19, 2017

In today's evolving health care scene locally, it's a bargain compared to the alternative. I watched a junior football game at the RJFL field on ...


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