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Randy Tucker
Apr 16, 2019

Endless debates occupy sports fans. Who would win, Rocky Marciano or Muhammed Ali? Who was faster, Jesse Owens or Usain bolt? Who was better, Babe Ruth or ...

Randy Tucker
Apr 14, 2019

The University of Wyoming gave my daughter Staci a copy of Malcolm Gladwell's "The Tipping Point" during freshman orientation. In classic freshman fashion, ...

Robert H. Peck
Apr 12, 2019

Again and again I've heard the phrase "you don't want to know how the sausage is made" or some variation of that. It has a metaphorical meaning, of course: ...


Betty Starks Case
Apr 11, 2019

You are probably aware that the English language is a living growing thing. But did you ever notice that words have wings? That's why I believe our chosen ...

By Randy Tucker
Apr 9, 2019

Saturday was the kind of day we hoped for through the seemingly endless days of a winter. A full day of athletics awaited, as it usually does on a nice day in ...

By Clair McFarland
Apr 4, 2019

It's time for me to come clean. Of all my shenanigans, even including that time I rode a pig across the highway, the most embarrassing one was the time I ...


By Randy Tucker
Mar 31, 2019

The TV cop comedy "Barney Miller" debuted nationally in 1975. Network television was still entertainment in those days, and situation comedies were king. To ...

Robert H. Peck
Mar 29, 2019

I've spent parts of the last few days defending baseball to various people who accost me for liking it. Well, not accost, necessarily. Admittedly I'm the one ...

Betty Starks Case
Mar 28, 2019

Did you learn your ABCs, otherwise known as the rudiments of reading and writing, the old fashioned way? Does it matter? How about cursive writing, better ...


Randy Tucker
Mar 26, 2019

The magic of writing a story that purports to list an event, person or action as a unique, one-of-a-kind experience in a small community is that there is ...

Randy Tucker
Mar 24, 2019

I was looking for a cable at one of those big-box stores a few years ago, and an obviously confused woman came up to me and asked, "Do you know anything about ...

Robert H. Peck
Mar 22, 2019

I was on the way to my first academic conference as a professor, and I'd forgotten my shoes. There was no way around it. We were already cruising in the ...


By Clair McFarland
Mar 21, 2019

Of all the things that provoke motherly introspection, few among them are so potent as the kindergarten registration form - and this week I filled out two of ...

By Randy Tucker
Mar 19, 2019

One of the pains of sports coverage is senior night. I've never been one for sensationalism in any venue. Drama is something that should be played out in a ...

By Randy Tucker
Mar 17, 2019

Clay Spencer looks squarely at Dean Beck and says, "All I need was the boy being accepted, he's my collateral." As Spencer exit's the dean's office, the ...


Robert H. Peck
Mar 15, 2019

Part 1 It was the eve of my first big academic conference as a university faculty member, and I was packing. I'd travel from Iowa City to Pittsburgh, ...

Betty Starks Case
Mar 14, 2019

I think I see spring in the distance. Recent snowstorms have been brief, leaving buttermilk patterns on our lawn the following day, and disappearing entirely ...

By Randy Tucker
Mar 10, 2019

My grandfathers taught me many lessons, always in his own unique style. Eugene Gasser was a horticulturalist at heart, an arborist really. His patience with ...


By Clair McFarland
Mar 7, 2019

A better newspaper moralizer would call that angry rap song worthless, but when it came on I was back in your hand-me-down shirt and shoes, bobbing my head ...

By Randy Tucker
Mar 5, 2019

It's almost over. This has been a marathon local basketball season that to be honest, has worn me out.Covering at least part of every varsity basketball ...

By Randy Tucker
Mar 3, 2019

The wind woke me up early Tuesday morning. These days I'm always up and around by 4:30 a.m., but this time it was closer to that magic hour of 3 a.m. The ...


Robert H. Peck
Mar 1, 2019

When I was a little kid, I would rig rooms in tape and string, running them across the space wall to wall, imagining a complex machine or elaborate fort. The ...

By Randy Tucker
Feb 26, 2019

It was a weekend of almost was, never will be and let's do it again next week. The Class 2-A West regional had all the drama, strategy and white-knuckling you ...

By Randy Tucker
Feb 24, 2019

As Americans we like to streamline everything. Keep it short, keep it simple, don't write it above a fifth-grade level -- that sort of streamlining. Studies ...


Betty Starks Case
Feb 22, 2019

What would you write if you had a column scheduled for print on your 96th birthday? I know. The very thought could ruin your day. It's called "writer's ...

By Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
Feb 21, 2019

The fancy front-load telepathic laser-bot washing machine I inherited with this house last fall broke down two weeks ago, and so did my dignity. Washing ...

By Randy Tucker
Feb 19, 2019

I remember listening one afternoon to Cokeville head football coach Todd Dayton explain why the Panthers don't have many junior varsity games. "Well, we ...


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