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By Randy Tucker
Nov 11, 2018

The guns fell silent at 11 a.m. that morning, the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour, a crisp November day across northern Europe. We celebrate, (a ...

By Randy Tucker
Nov 6, 2018

We live in an interesting, some may say perplexing, age. Something as ordinary as high school sports can be a window into our greater society if you look close ...

By Randy Tucker
Oct 9, 2018

A little quiz to start off today's column: What do Alex Mills, Max Mazurie, Ben Roethlisberger and Josh Allen all have in common? If you said, they're all ...


By Randy Tucker
Oct 2, 2018

I've been ejected from two games by officials in 36 years of coaching football, basketball and track. Both of them came in eighth-grade football games. The ...

By Randy Tucker
Sep 2, 2018

Milestones. Traditions. Rites of passage. All phrases we use in delineating the most significant parts of our lives. We remember that first furtive glance, ...

By Randy Tucker
Aug 26, 2018

The voicemail from my friend Mike Donaldson, who is also the director at the Central Wyoming College Equine Center, sums up last Thursday afternoon. "I'm ...


By Randy Tucker
Aug 21, 2018

Sports, ideally, can be a lesson in altruism, a venue to instill the traits we hope our children will carry with them into adulthood. Among the most obvious ...

By Randy Tucker
Aug 19, 2018

There are a few good things as the end of the summer approaches. Most of us thoroughly enjoy the 11 to 13 weeks between last and first frost that mark the ...

By Randy Tucker
Aug 5, 2018

A hot wind blew out of the north as I stopped to photograph the crumbling remains of a once-vibrant downtown business district. It could have been right out of ...


By Randy Tucker
Jul 29, 2018

I walked into her classroom on the second floor of the old Shoshoni High School and said, "A quivering bowl of estrogen?" "You read it," she replied ...

By Randy Tucker
Jul 24, 2018

When you're the center of your own universe, there aren't many other stars out there. By nature, most teen-agers see the world in myopic monochrome, aware of ...

By Randy Tucker
Jul 22, 2018

Maybe it's the heat of summer, maybe it's just a bit of melancholy, or maybe it's just a natural longing for the past, but as I researched an article for an ...


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 ...


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