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By Randy Tucker
Jan 17, 2021

We're a little behind the times out here in the West when the latest trends finally reach us. It's improved with the advent of the Internet and satellite ...

By Randy Tucker
Jan 12, 2021

They weighed a ton. Or seemed to. In Shoshoni, they were stacked vertically in the corner of Hazel's kitchen. In Lusk, it was much worse. They were in the ...

By Randy Tucker
Jan 10, 2021

Cold in winter, hot in summer, with a few mice wandering through at night, and decidedly austere on its best day. This was my home for much of my high school ...


By Clair McFarland
Jan 7, 2021

Is your life too comfortable? Then you need head lice! Lice can be obtained inexpensively, and we guarantee that once you have them, all that spare time and ...

By Randy Tucker
Jan 3, 2021

"I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody's part," says Otter in the 1978 frat-house comedy ...

By Randy Tucker
Dec 29, 2020

I played in my first varsity football game the last Friday in August 1972. Just a sophomore, I thought I might letter after getting three quarters against ...


By Randy Tucker
Dec 27, 2020

q Why do the comets, meteor showers and planetary alignments arrive so often when it's cloudy overhead in our clear-skied state? This is my last column in ...

By Clair McFarland
Dec 10, 2020

I didn't expect my blood test to tell me I was a Viking warrior, but this year it did. Every year The Husband and I take a blood test together, then go to ...

By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Dec 8, 2020

The annual Elks Hoop Shoot had already started when I noticed her standing at the southeast corner of Wolverine Gym, where I was running the contest for the ...


By Steve Peck, Publisher
Dec 8, 2020

We've put a month between ourselves and election day, and today I'll grade my performance in making election predictions. U.S. Senate and House -- No skill ...

By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Dec 6, 2020

Overly complicating showed itself during 1993 in Somalia. In another rendition of the endless wars the United States has been involved in since the Japanese ...

By Randy Tucker
Dec 1, 2020

Aside from a few veteran referees, I doubt if anyone has been on as many sports fields, in as many gyms, and at as many tracks as I have in Wyoming. From ...


By Randy Tucker
Nov 29, 2020

My granddaughter doesn't know it, but that playground toy once was a construction component. Sometime in the early 1950s, my grandfather dug a deep hole near ...

By Randy Tucker
Nov 22, 2020

Until I was 20 years old, steak was never a favorite of mine. I did enjoy something my Grandma Gasser made called "minute steaks," but as a youngster the ...

Betty Starks Case
Nov 19, 2020

We'll be celebrating Thanks-giving in another week, but my column schedule doesn't quite fit the calendar. Still, it's never too early to be thankful. First, ...


By Randy Tucker
Nov 17, 2020

Dr. Ernie Abels was an informative, entertaining instructor. One summer I took a class from the Yellowstone Institute in Yellowstone National Park he taught ...

By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Nov 15, 2020

Private Harkness has a shoulder wound. MASH 4077th is out of anesthesia, and Dr. Hawkeye Pierce must operate using just a local anesthetic. As the surgeon ...

By Clair McFarland
Nov 12, 2020

Every night I look for Capella. The autumnal star flashes red and green on the horizon: a blip, a flutter, a furious blinking in opposing colors. She ...


Harold Schultz
Nov 11, 2020

So far, this has been a decent fall for yours truly. The meat freezer is filling up and a lot of good memories with old friends are in my mental filing ...

Harold Schultz
Nov 11, 2020

So far, this has been a decent fall for yours truly. The meat freezer is filling up and a lot of good memories with old friends are in my mental filing ...

Chuck Rodgers
Nov 10, 2020

If you truly understand another person, you cannot hate that person. You can vehemently disagree, you may disapprove, but you cannot hate. When someone ...


By Randy Tucker
Nov 10, 2020

Chuck showed me the trunk once back in 1987. Inside were shirts, shorts, caps, and other paraphernalia from a lifetime of coaching football, basketball and ...

By Randy Tucker
Nov 10, 2020

Chuck Wells showed me the trunk once back in 1987. Inside were shirts, shorts, caps, and other paraphernalia from a lifetime of coaching football, basketball ...

Chuck Rodgers
Nov 10, 2020

If you truly understand another person, you cannot hate that person. You can vehemently disagree, you may disapprove, but you cannot hate. When someone ...


Robert H. Peck
Nov 6, 2020

I'm spending some time in Chicago right now, and it makes me think --as so many things do -- about pizza. I feel somewhat distant from the pizza debates my ...

Betty Starks Case
Nov 5, 2020

How do I write a column when I'm starting it the day before the historic 2020 election? And the pandemic rages on. . . Number 1, I don't feel led to comment ...

By Steve Peck
Nov 3, 2020

Predicting election outcomes is an easier task than, for example, picking football games. Elections happen only every two years, not every week. By the time ...


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