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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 Randy Tucker
Apr 2, 2019

To those who believe things never change, the answer is "only if you don't pay attention." In the late 1970s the University of Wyoming was a decidedly male ...

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 ...


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 ...

By Randy Tucker
Mar 12, 2019

It was a remarkable basketball season for the kids from Fremont County. An unprecedented three state championships returned to our fair county after the last ...


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 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 ...


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 ...

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 ...


By Randy Tucker
Feb 17, 2019

It was a beautiful day in southern Nevada. Sue and I took a little four day vacation to Las Vegas (Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada in your best game-show emcee ...

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 ...


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