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By Randy Tucker
Dec 5, 2017

I'm often asked, "What is (fill in the blank) up to? Is she still playing ball? I sure loved watching him bring the ball up." In a county as far-flung as ...

By Randy Tucker
Jul 9, 2017

Today's president vs. TV news game-playing is just about the same. We stayed in a downtown hotel in Denver recently while catching a show at the ...

By Randy Tucker
Jun 25, 2017

Some claim the current political divisiveness is reminiscent of the Civil War My wife's family and extended family gathered at my in-laws' home in ...


By Randy Tucker
Jun 18, 2017

My education in history and geography began on cross-country drives. Traveling across the wide expanse of America in the 1960s, the subtle ...

By Randy Tucker
May 14, 2017

Several Fremont County athletes won events at the meet in Lander. Clear skies, warm temperatures and only a moderate wind on Saturday afternoon ...

By Randy Tucker
May 14, 2017

For example, two cowboys on horseback buying beer at the drive-up window. One morning I stopped by the teachers lounge at Niobrara County High ...


By Randy Tucker
Apr 30, 2017

The desire to protect bureaucracy will surpass all else. It was one of the most honest, accurate and revealing comments I'd ever heard from a ...

By Randy Tucker
Apr 23, 2017

If you live awhile, you'll encounter some famous people We stood in a long line stretching from the front row, down the center aisle and into the ...

By Randy Tucker
Apr 16, 2017

A sense of belonging often accompanies the arrival of a storm. It's a quagmire out there. The kind of conditions you read about in the trenches ...


By Randy Tucker
Apr 9, 2017

Do all these whiz-bang improvements really make driving safer? We leased a 2017 Subaru Forester on our trip to Pittsburgh last week. I'd never ...

By Randy Tucker
Apr 2, 2017

I came of age during a great period of American popular music. If your parents cared when you were an infant, the first song you ever heard probably ...

By Randy Tucker
Mar 19, 2017

In today's evolving health care scene locally, it's a bargain compared to the alternative. I watched a junior football game at the RJFL field on ...


By Randy Tucker
Mar 15, 2017

University Prep won the first state high school basketball tournament nearly a century ago in 1918, with the Buckaroos capturing the all-class crown. From 1918 ...

By Randy Tucker
Mar 5, 2017

My, how times have changed for expectant mothers and fathers since I arrived. My mom checked into the Chennault Air Force Base Hospital near Lake ...

By Randy Tucker
Feb 26, 2017

The remedy seemed simple, but it didn't turn out that way. We often think of seasons as a metaphor for our own brief existence. Seasons in the sun ...


By Randy Tucker
Feb 19, 2017

These great events will be even better if we all behave ourselves. The next two weeks offer the best athletic competition Fremont County offers each ...

By Randy Tucker
Feb 12, 2017

For me, it can be found in a high school gymnasium in February. I intended to write about the impending cuts to vital programs within our state, but ...

By Randy Tucker
Feb 5, 2017

History is full of examples of the latter being more valuable than the former. Retired Gen. Colin Powell, a former Secretary of State, once quipped ...


By Randy Tucker
Jan 29, 2017

Not everyone agreed on the same things, but they all wanted to participate. Last Saturday morning's "Women's March" in Lander was an interesting ...

By Randy Tucker
Jan 15, 2017

In other words, I found a way to watch the Steelers game. Our bedroom window sits about 35 feet above Gasser Road.It has a great view of most of ...

By Randy Tucker
Jan 8, 2017

For someone of my generation, the 1978-79 season quickly comes to mind. Winters, like the stories told by aging athletes, just get better with time, ...


By Randy Tucker
Dec 30, 2016

Fremont Couty used to have three places to bowl, but now just one remains. Riverton used to have two of them, one on the hill and the other on North ...

By Randy Tucker
Dec 23, 2016

Myron Chavez was a local sports legend. He ran up and down the gymnasium floor in celebration, capping one of the most amazing performances I've ever ...

By Randy Tucker
Dec 18, 2016

All it takes is a little ingenuity You had to jiggle it a little bit, or in extreme cases, wedge a pencil in the upper left corner before it played ...


By Randy Tucker
Dec 11, 2016

Back then, astronauts were celebrity heroes to the American public. One of my earliest memories from childhood was the day my mom told me to watch ...

By Randy Tucker
Dec 4, 2016

Those still with us deserve our utmost respect and admiration. English author Arthur Wellesley, a soldier at the Battle of Waterloo, penned the oft ...

By Randy Tucker
Nov 27, 2016

Almost three weeks have elapsed since the talking heads on the networks were forced to complete a 180-degree turn. All the polls, pundits and policy experts ...


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