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    Jeff Hammer

    Jeff Hammer: Encounters

    Just this past Sunday, which would be Mother’s Day by my calendar, my wife and I decided to lace up the not so old...

    Jeff Hammer: Jessie Diggins

    Over the past three decades, I’ve watched a lot of female sporting events, starting with my daughters’ participation in various dance classes when they...

    A level playing field

    I’ve been a fan of various competitive sports at designated levels for decades; but that interest has ebbed and flowed throughout my adult life....

    Jeff Hammer: Good Examples

    Even though I retired nearly four years ago, I still maintain slight connections to the youth of our community. Each month, I work a...

    Footgear

    Countless times, throughout my lifetime of reading, I have encountered sentences that have included the term “formative years.” I’ve always assumed those were the...

    Jeff Hammer: Calendars

    I wrote my last column for County 10 in May of this year with the explanation to Amanda Fehring, my go-to person for this...

    Time to reminisce

    In the fall of 1989, my wife, two-year-old daughter, and I moved to Winnemucca, Nevada where Gayla and I secured teaching contracts in first...

    Jeff Hammer: Pirates

    Finally, this past weekend, my wife and I were able to leave town for a couple of days. As she works during the week,...

    Jeff Hammer: Bonnets

    The destination escapes me now some fifty or so years later, but as my dad and I stepped out of our house on Smith...

    Jeff Hammer: A not so warm spring break

    As we were going through security on a recent Saturday morning at an ungodly early hour, the TSA guy at the Riverton airport asked...

    Jeff Hammer: Voles and other wildlife

    I have a love/hate relationship with this time of year, and based on passing conversations I’ve had with my neighbors and others, I don't...

    Jeff Hammer: Jana’s Story

    Savi Sharma is an Indian (from India) novelist. The title of one of her novels is Everyone Has a Story. In the book she...

    Jeff Hammer: A mountain of trash

    When I want and need some fresh air, I usually, depending on the season and the weather, choose one of two activities: I either...

    Jeff Hammer: Gifts

    For whatever reason, as I sat down today to write this column, writer’s block seemed to cast its gloomy shadow down over me like...

    Jeff Hammer: Stitions

    The other day on the radio, I heard a line from Michael Scott, who was Steve Carell’s character on the television series “The Office,”...

    Jeff Hammer: A tale of two teams

    I remember when not every college football team with an even record or better over the course of a fall season went to a...

    Jeff Hammer: Of snow and cold

    It’s nice to have significant snow on the ground this early in the winter for a variety of reasons. The past several years have...

    Jeff Hammer: Duplicates

    What’s in a name? Well, letters, of course…and words; but for me, the letters and words that make up names connotate memories. When we consider...

    Jeff Hammer: Getting back to traveling

    Leaving Wyoming by way of commercial air travel is not easy, especially if one is interested in playing in and around salt water. It's...

    Jeff Hammer: Back at work…sort of

    Some things are meant to be forever. For example, a father’s love is a forever thing. However, some aspects of our lives were never...
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