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By Randy Tucker
Feb 12, 2019

I've been accused (if that's the right word) of being a Wind River Cougars fan. But, just last Friday, someone told me I wrote about Wyoming Indian High School ...

By Randy Tucker
Feb 10, 2019

A phrase claimed by Mark Twain, once uttered by Henry Ford, and often attributed to Albert Einstein, goes like this: "If you always do what you've always ...

By Randy Tucker
Feb 7, 2019

These three spellers were the top finishers Wednesday at the Fremont County spelling bee in Riverton. From left, Cody Stark of Wind River Middle School, Aidan ...


By Randy Tucker
Feb 5, 2019

As of next month the Wyoming state high school basketball tournament will have been played in Casper for 36 straight years, perhaps with one or two ...

By Randy Tucker
Feb 3, 2019

It's called the cascade effect. You start with a specific goal in mind, and, suddenly, other issues start springing up like mushrooms. We built a second house ...

By Randy Tucker
Jan 27, 2019

I often recall my first election in Niobrara County back in November 1980. I was at pre-season basketball practice running open gym for the Lusk Tigers. ...


By Randy Tucker
Jan 22, 2019

That dreaded 'delete' key strikes again They say no good deed ever goes unpunished. While writing about a great basketball team doesn't necessarily ...

By Randy Tucker
Jan 22, 2019

They say no good deed ever goes unpunished. While writing about a great basketball team doesn't necessarily constitute a "good deed," it does require ...

By Randy Tucker
Jan 16, 2019

It's the best kept secret in Fremont County.The Wyoming Indian girls are good this season, very good, maybe good on a legendary scale. Wyoming Indian head ...


By Randy Tucker
Jan 13, 2019

I watched perhaps the saddest example of what passes for presidential leadership in my lifetime this week as President Trump rattled off mythical statistics to ...

By Randy Tucker
Jan 8, 2019

"Offense is a 3-point shot or a dunk. Defense is a blocked shot." So goes the lament of those who miss the classic game of basketball -- game as it was played ...

By Randy Tucker
Jan 6, 2019

They're scattered everywhere. In the shop, the back of the truck, against the fence and next to the well house, just about anywhere they could be used. The ...


By Randy Tucker
Dec 30, 2018

Almost an inch had fallen overnight. Beverly and Darlene, the next door neighbor girls, ran over to our house early the next morning. "No school today, it's ...

By Randy Tucker
Dec 23, 2018

The wind hit hit 120 mph in Big Piney on Thursday. That's a Category 3 hurricane in terms of wind speed, but it will barely make the national news because we ...

By Randy Tucker
Dec 16, 2018

We called the company MacTuc, a combination of my last name and my friend Tad McMillan's. We taught Hazmat classes, did earthwork, built houses, poured ...


By Randy Tucker
Nov 18, 2018

When you are far away from home meeting people for the first time and tell them where you're from do they invariably ask, "Where in Wyoming?" If you say ...

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 ...


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