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Randy Tucker
Dec 8, 2019

Twenty years, and more than a thousand columns ago, I wrote about taking my son Brian on his first deer hunt. The differences between a 13-year old boy and a ...

Randy Tucker
Dec 1, 2019

"There's a ripple effect in all we do. What you do touches me; what I do touches you." It reads like a quote from Henry David Thoreau, but it is not, though ...

Randy Tucker
Nov 26, 2019

Every football fan tuned in a couple of weeks back to watch the Browns and Steelers was treated (probably not the best description) to a brutal attack by ...


Randy Tucker
Nov 24, 2019

A recent visit to my primary care physician brought this response from the girl at the front desk. "How are we paying today?" she asked. "We? I guess we'll ...

Randy Tucker
Nov 12, 2019

Zealots of high school sports, including some parents, sometimes forget that these are just teenagers from small Wyoming towns competing on the biggest stage ...

Randy Tucker
Oct 29, 2019

The Thunder Basin Bolts "edged" their cross-town rivals, the Campbell County Camels, 51-14 on the last Friday night in September.That should tell you ...


Randy Tucker
Oct 27, 2019

Early in my brief two-year tenure as a technology consultant with the Wyoming State Department of Education. I was called to Cheyenne for an introductory ...

Randy Tucker
Oct 15, 2019

They're all gone now, many just memories in faded yearbooks. A few have crumbling buildings to remind the dwindling communities they once represented of better ...

Randy Tucker
Oct 8, 2019

Parochial schools, private academies and their close relative, the private charter, have created equity problems when it comes to fair competition at the high ...


Randy Tucker
Oct 6, 2019

It was just a two-lane overpass on a small creek about two miles south of our house in the non-commissioned officer housing at Mather Air Force Base. I often ...

Randy Tucker
Oct 1, 2019

Twenty-two years ago, on what would become Leroy Sinner Field in Pavillion, I had the worst afternoon I ever experienced as a football coach. Our Shoshoni ...

Randy Tucker
Sep 22, 2019

The grass had that shimmer to it, with the longer blades taking on an almost silvery appearance. Yes, it's late summer in the foothills of the Rockies. I was ...


Randy Tucker
Sep 17, 2019

"Being on the wrong side of history" is a phrase that conservatives hate because it is usually applied to them, and that liberals overuse because it doesn't ...

Randy Tucker
Sep 15, 2019

Maybe I should just stop going to the Gettysburg National Battlefield. Last Saturday, I made my third trip to this hallowed ground, a symbol of the insanity ...

Randy Tucker
Sep 10, 2019

The only thing sadder than an 18-year-old, far-right-wing conservative is a 70-year old who has forgotten what it once was to be young. I've encountered a few ...


Randy Tucker
Sep 8, 2019

I hear the advice to "move to town" often these days. It's been a fabulous summer, full of travel, family and enjoying our two granddaughters. It's also ...

Randy Tucker
Aug 20, 2019

We looked for it all summer in the mail. Among all those catalogs there was a gem hidden. The Illustrated Football Rules, a small booklet of a publication, ...

Randy Tucker
Aug 11, 2019

It's been a quick summer. With each passing year they just seem to fly by at an ever-accelerating rate. Next week football practice begins, along with ...


Randy Tucker
Aug 11, 2019

Sue and I have been married a long time, an eternity by some standards in our throwaway society, so it wasn't a surprise that she was able to finish my ...

Randy Tucker
Jul 28, 2019

We all have that special place where we can escape from the mundane rituals of daily life, or at least we all should have one to keep a semblance of ...

Randy Tucker
Jul 21, 2019

She was the guidance counselor, and one of the nicest people I ever knew. We worked in the same building for a couple of years early in my career. On the ...


Randy Tucker
Jul 7, 2019

I read the "Lord of the Rings" series for the first time more than four decades ago. I've read it twice since. To me, one phrase stands out in J.R.R. Tolkien's ...

Randy Tucker
Jul 2, 2019

When you speak of sports, the subject often is limited to the common spectator games we're all familiar with. Baseball, football, basketball and track come to ...

Randy Tucker
Jun 23, 2019

q I consider it the greatest of all academic subjects. I had a less-than-stellar building principal early in my teaching career who fancied himself a ...


Randy Tucker
Jun 18, 2019

No one has expressed this sentiment better than the late John Wooden, legendary basketball coach at UCLA: "Be more concerned with your character than with ...

Randy Tucker
Jun 2, 2019

q The big national carriers could learn a lot from our small, local provider. In the past couple of years I've learned more than I ever wanted to about air ...

Randy Tucker
May 28, 2019

It's officially over for another school year. The 2018-19 prep athletic season in Fremont County was one for the record books. Beginning with the first ...


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