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By Randy Tucker
Jan 14, 2020

Just one more week of seemingly endless "tournament" basketball remains until the regular season begins for most area teams. The Lander boys begin their ...

By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Jan 12, 2020

The destination took a bit of effort to locate. Located on a winding side road, off a barely paved private lane that connects to a secondary road in Center ...

Robert H. Peck
Jan 10, 2020

I've been visiting my family here in Wyoming for the past few weeks. That's fortunate not only because I like to see them, but because this can be a lonely ...


By Clair McFarland
Jan 9, 2020

It's not possible to go overboard with winter house-cleaning. While other families tracked the Elf on a Shelf this Christmas, I explained the noxious ways of ...

By Randy Tucker
Jan 7, 2020

I sat down with Wyoming Indian head coach Craig Ferris and his good friend, head coach Craig Lundberg of the Lovell Bulldogs, last Saturday. They are both ...

By Randy Tucker
Jan 5, 2020

It was great while it lasted. Denver Air Connection makes its final flights to Riverton and Sheridan next week after an incredibly successful run to both ...


Robert H. Peck
Jan 3, 2020

On New Year's Day, I took a hike up to the Popo Agie Falls falls above Lander. I'd done it many times before,but never in the winter. It was both wonderful ...

By Randy Tucker
Dec 29, 2019

"I thought, well, there would be other days, but that was the only day." That's my favorite quote from "Field of Dreams." It epitomizes those unnoticed ...

Robert H. Peck
Dec 27, 2019

It's tempting to be let down this time of year. For many of us, the holidays are over (or soon to be), and we have the long, cold months of January and ...


By Clair McFarland
Dec 26, 2019

Riverton, it's been a rough year. 2019 was bookended with the still-unsolved double homicide of Jocelyn Watt and Rudy Perez on its infant side, and the ...

By Randy Tucker
Dec 22, 2019

My brother-in-law Matt has worked for United Parcel Service for 35-plus years. A standing joke of Matt's is that he now works for Amazon. It's a sentiment ...

Robert H. Peck
Dec 20, 2019

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and that means cookies. Be honest with yourself: You know you like a good Christmas cookie, even if you promise you ...


Betty Starks Case
Dec 19, 2019

It's getting mighty close to Christmas. So if you don't have time for shopping now, there may still be a gift beyond measure you can create for someone you ...

By Randy Tucker
Dec 17, 2019

There wasn't much exciting going on in Crane Hall at the University of Wyoming back in the 1970s.It was a throwback dormitory without individual sinks, no ...

Randy Tucker
Dec 15, 2019

From local business owners I often hear a lament that is reflected in comments by business people across the nation as we travel. "You just can't find good ...


Robert H. Peck
Dec 13, 2019

Driving back from Wyoming to Iowa a few weeks ago, I put on some holiday music. I used the online app Spotify to choose it for me. It can create lists of ...

By Clair McFarland
Dec 12, 2019

I've been in love with you all along. It started 10 years ago, when I reached for a mug on the topmost cupboard. The usually effortless stretch that ...

By Randy Tucker
Dec 10, 2019

It's that time of year again. The heat of summer is gone. The transition most of the world calls autumn but is referred to as the last stages of road ...


Randy Tucker
Dec 8, 2019

Twenty years, and more than a thousand columns ago, I wrote about taking my son Brian on his first deer hunt. The differences between a 13-year old boy and a ...

Robert H. Peck
Dec 6, 2019

q Often there isn't enough good stuff to supply a whole year. If you're doing any holiday shopping or gift-giving in the next few weeks, particularly for ...

Betty Starks Case
Dec 5, 2019

Recently, I read a magazine article on "Late Bloomers" suggesting that "blooming" has no deadline. I like that. Gives me a chance to overcome my ...


Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Dec 3, 2019

It smelled of Atomic Balm applied long ago, with just a touch of old leather, and usually had a stack of Cramer athletic supplies in small cases leaning ...

Randy Tucker
Dec 1, 2019

"There's a ripple effect in all we do. What you do touches me; what I do touches you." It reads like a quote from Henry David Thoreau, but it is not, though ...

Robert H. Peck
Nov 29, 2019

It's a time of year when even the less pie-inclined among us often sit down to enjoy a slice or two. And that is the thing I am most thankful for. Pie at ...


Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
Nov 27, 2019

It wasn't my first hostage situation, but you already know that. "We've tied up Jamie, and we're keeping him alive. You have exactly 30-hundred seconds to ...

Randy Tucker
Nov 26, 2019

Every football fan tuned in a couple of weeks back to watch the Browns and Steelers was treated (probably not the best description) to a brutal attack by ...

Randy Tucker
Nov 24, 2019

A recent visit to my primary care physician brought this response from the girl at the front desk. "How are we paying today?" she asked. "We? I guess we'll ...


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