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By Randy Tucker
Nov 14, 2021

Hope and despair are sister emotions, largely dependent on how we view a situation. I'm not quite ready to join the polyanna culture of the 1970s with those ...

By Randy Tucker
Nov 7, 2021

The transcontinental railroad was the signature engineering achievement of the 19th century, at least in America. The Suez Canal, completed by the French also ...

By Randy Tucker
Oct 31, 2021

Bookends and goal posts: Both metaphors for life depending on your background. Halloween 2021 marks one of these as a set point in my life. Looking back 40 ...


By Randy Tucker
Oct 19, 2021

The officials were busier than usual Friday in Pavillion, calling in the chains three times for close measurements on fourth-down plays. The visiting Rocky ...

By Randy Tucker
Oct 17, 2021

Gold eagles are impressive on the base or post commander's collar. All those scrambled egg designs look great on the cap of the captain in commanding the ...

By Randy Tucker
Oct 10, 2021

It's a game of numbers in sports. You've probably heard something similar to this statement before. "Football is a game of inches" comes to mind, but it's a ...


By Randy Tucker
Oct 10, 2021

Online education is a great alternative to in-person instruction, but don't assume that it has the same quality as live interaction with a teacher or ...

By Randy Tucker
Sep 28, 2021

History arrives in many guises. One of the trendier things to do with high school history classes is to take a visit to a local cemetery. In reading the ...

By Randy Tucker
Sep 26, 2021

September marks the beginning of hunting season in Wyoming, a time of harvest you might say. But it's not so much a harvest of wildlife, as a harvest ...


By Randy Tucker
Sep 12, 2021

How do you make a connection in time? If it's a past event, we all experience the sensation of nostalgia, some more than others, but it is a common human ...

By Randy Tucker
Aug 15, 2021

I learned the term "rain shadow" in a University of Wyoming class on the physical geography of the West. In essence, the mountains scrape the moisture from ...

By Randy Tucker
Jul 13, 2021

Women's track and field is a study in frustration for anyone competing in races shorter than 1500 meters. American Olympic hopeful Sha'Carri Richardson had ...


By Randy Tucker
Jul 11, 2021

Once there were 57 dairies operating in Fremont County. Today there are none. Statewide the number of dairy farms once numbered more than 400. Now just a ...

By Randy Tucker
Jun 15, 2021

Fremont County gets a few kids each year move on to play at the next level. Aside from a few players picked up by the Wyoming Cowboys, often as "preferred ...

By Randy Tucker
May 11, 2021

If you're out and about this weekend you might notice a few extra school buses around Fremont County. Every school in the western half of Wyoming will have ...


By Randy Tucker
May 9, 2021

Dancing is an activity I don't talk about much, but it's something I enjoy with wife Sue. I don't mean the modern jump-around, act-like-a-clown version, but ...

By Randy Tucker
May 4, 2021

We're on the second-busiest season of the year for a local sportswriter. My sports weekend opened Friday with Riverton Wolverine boys' devastating 10-0 win ...

By Randy Tucker
Apr 18, 2021

Things seem to run in twos for the Fremont County co-player of the year from Lander Valley High School. Bryan St. Clair is a two-time Class 3-A all-state ...


By Randy Tucker
Apr 11, 2021

We live in a time of constant connection. You can't seem to go anywhere without the omnipresent digital world clawing at you. In these times of modern ...

By Randy Tucker
Apr 6, 2021

In Pennsylvania, where I am visiting the granddaughters this week, lakes, rivers, streams, and any body of water bigger than a wading pool are lined with ...

By Randy Tucker
Mar 30, 2021

I've heard a few coaches make this statement, often more of a brag: "I'm not begging them to come out." That's a sure sign that not many kids are on the team ...


By Randy Tucker
Mar 28, 2021

You get them, I get them, we all get them. And they annoy the dickens out of all of us. Spam calls surpassed regular phone calls in 2019 for the first time. ...

By Randy Tucker
Mar 21, 2021

Solace, meaning a source of comfort or consolation, is a word that has less meaning, less value, than it once did. We live in an age increasingly devoid of ...

By Randy Tucker
Mar 14, 2021

I read the H.G. Wells classic "The Time Machine" in eighth grade, during a long interlude with science fiction as a junior high kid. The book was just one of ...


By Randy Tucker
Mar 7, 2021

When I was a school teacher, a lesson I tried to instill in my math students was where and when to use a calculator, pencil and paper, mental math, or a ...

By Randy Tucker
Feb 16, 2021

Remember last summer when some people were asking if you knew anyone who actually had contracted the coronavirus? To some of them, it was all a hoax. The ...

By Randy Tucker
Feb 9, 2021

One of the unsung coaching skills is time management during tournaments. First and foremost, you're dealing with hormone-charged teenagers. Kids respond to ...


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