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(Mon 12/8/14) - The Douglas City Council has given their approval to a couple of worker-targetted housing projects.

At Monday night's meeting, council approved an application to develop an extended-stay hotel at 1163 Prosperity Drive in the Douglas Business Park. Granite Peak Development will build a four-story Value Place hotel with 124 rooms.

City Council also said yes to an application to develop a Mobile Home Park at 914 North 4th Street. Developer Ron McNare said there would be 51 spaces in the new mobile home park.

Both projects hope to break ground this spring.


(Mon 12/8/14) - The Wyoming Highway Patrol is sending more troopers to patrol a highway through the booming oil patch in the Powder River Basin.

Traffic on Wyoming Highway 59 between Gillette and Douglas has surged more than 40 percent over the past year. Oil production in the area has doubled over the past five years.

The Highway Patrol began assigning additional troopers to the highway in October to try to reduce speeding, aggressive driving and illegal passing.

Ten troopers already patrol the 100-mile stretch of highway. The Highway Patrol plans to send special details of up to eight additional troopers two to three times a week.

Highway Patrol officials say the additional troopers will come from the Casper and Torrington areas.


(Fri 12/5/14) - Increasing energy traffic on Highway 59 north of Douglas has brought on a stronger presence by the Wyoming Highway Patrol.

Troopers have increased their enforcement efforts between Douglas and Gillette, working altered shifts, and additional troopers have been brought in from other divisions to assist.

From October 25th through November 25th, Wyoming State Troopers issued 325 citations and 141 warnings on WY 59 between Douglas and Gillette. Violations cited include speed, seat belt, improper lane use, following too close, improper turning, stop sign, impaired driving, careless driving, equipment violations, driver's license violations, registration violations, vehicle insurance, drug possession, underage alcohol possession and commercial vehicle violations.

In this same time frame, preliminary numbers show 31 crashes occurred on WY 59 between Douglas and Gillette. One of those crashes resulted in one fatality, eight of those crashes resulted in 14 injuries and 22 of those crashes resulted in property damage only.


(Wed 12/3/14) - Several Converse County musicians have earned high school All-State honors. Douglas High School's Jarak Brown and Morgan Grosdidier, and Glenrock High School's Corbin Blanton have been named to the 2015 Wyoming All-State Band; Douglas's Olivia Kitterman and Glenrock's Chris Sater have been named to the All-State Orchestra; and Ashley Borman and Carson Black from Douglas and Mary Cotton and Jonathan Finch from Glenrock have been named members of the 2015 All-State Choir.

All will perform as part of the Wyoming High School Activities Association's All-State Music Festival January 19th and 20th at Sheridan.


(Fri 11/28/14) - Wild, Wild West? Law enforcement officials in east-central Wyoming say they're seeing more crimes committed by newly arrived workers in the area's booming oil fields.

The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation reports serious crimes including aggravated assault and larceny are up 17 percent in the Douglas area since 2009.

Douglas Police Chief Ron Casalenda says emergency calls there are up 9 percent from last year. Drug arrests are up from 37 in 2009 to 64 last year.

And the city's police officers were involved in two vehicle pursuits in September. The city didn't have any police chases for three years. Both pursuits involved energy industry workers.

Compounding the problem, the Douglas Police Department is short two officers. Some city employees are quitting to work in the oil fields.


(Wed 11/26/14) - A Houston oil company is proposing to drill up to 1,500 oil wells along the Campbell-Converse county line in northeast Wyoming.

EOG Resources submitted its plans to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to drill in a nearly 120,000-acre area between Wright and Bill.

It seeks to develop 150 wells annually for 10 years and seeks an exemption from seasonal drilling restrictions aimed at protecting a rare type of hawk.

The BLM must complete an environmental study before signing off on the proposal.

BLM is expected to officially announce scoping for the EOG study by early next year. Scoping is the first step in the government's analysis and sets the outline of the study. Environmental studies generally take several years to complete.


(Wed 11/26/14) - Natural gas flaring in Converse County is down considerably this year. That's according to data received by the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.

Natural gas comes up as a byproduct when oil wells are drilled, and if collection and transportation infrastructure isn't available, it's often burned off in a process called flaring. Flaring volumes in Converse County reached nearly 1.5 billion cubic feet of gas in 2013. This year, however, flaring has been reduced below 500 million cubic feet. Converse County has experienced an increase in pipelines and other gas-gathering infrastructure in recent years, which has contributed to the decline of flaring.

Landowners living near the wells say they aren't happy with the amount of flaring near their homes, stating that flaring erodes their quality of life and raises health concerns about breathing harmful emissions from drilling rigs and wells. Oil companies say they are working to correct issues associated with flaring and that flared gas represents a source of lost revenue, which also poses an issue.


(Wed 11/26/14) - Everybody's working here... Wyoming's unemployment rate held steady at 4.7 percent in October.

While the rate is unchanged from September, it is up slightly from last year's October rate of 4.5 percent.

The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services says the state jobless remains well below the national rate of 5.8 percent.

Converse County, once again, had the lowest unwmployment numbers in the state, at 3.0 percent. Campbell at 3.1 percent, and Sublette and Niobrara both at 3.2 percent.

Teton and Lincoln counties had the highest unemployment rates in October at 5.2 percent.


(Tue 11/25/14) - Home on the Range - For Rent? Good jobs are pretty easy to find in the Douglas area these days, but finding a place to live is a real challenge. Monthly rental costs are up, and rental vacancy rates continue to be very low.

The Wyoming Community Development Authority surveys residential rental properties twice a year. The latest averages, from the second quarter of 2014, show mobile home lots renting for just over $200 dollars a month, but those are the only rentals whose prices have stayed steady.

The average cost of an apartment in Converse County has risen from about $550 two years ago, to $871 a month now. Mobile homes are averaging $937 a month.

The cost to rent a single family home has seen the biggest jump. Up until the 4th quarter of 2011, houses rented for an average of $600 to $800 a month. The latest numbers show an average house in Converse County now rents for $1400 dollars a month... if you can find one at all. According to the WCDA's figures, Converse County's overall rental vacancy rate stands at just 1.9 percent.


(Fri 11/21/14) - The director of the Wyoming State Fair at Douglas has been honored by his peers.

State Fair director James Goodrich has been named the Rocky Mountain Association of Fairs (RMAF) Fair Manager of the Year at their recent convention in Great Falls, Montana. The RMAF is a group of fairs covering the western United States and Canada.

Jason Fearneyhough is Director of the Wyoming Department of Agriculture, the State department that oversees the state fair... audio here

James Goodrich has been the Director of the Wyoming State Fair since 2007 and has made significant contributions to the Wyoming State Fair and grounds. As Director, he spearheaded and managed the 100th Wyoming State Fair celebration in 2013 and has overseen several projects to improve the quality of the Wyoming State Fairgrounds.

The RMAF Fair Manager of the Year award is given to any active Fair Manager who has been involved with their fair for a minimum of five years and has made outstanding contributions to their fair and community.


(Fri 11/21/14) - Nunsense is Habit Forming.

Douglas High School vocal music director Randy Gifford says a group of his students will present the musical "Nunsense" this week at the Douglas High School auditorium... audio here

Gifford says that, since the rest of the nuns died, there's only five left to do the performance... audio here

The first performance was last night... the next performance is tonight at 7, and a matinee performance is scheduled for Saturday afternoon at 2:30pm at the Douglas High School auditorium. Admission is free.


(Wed 11/19/14) - The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission recommends an increase to the minimum allowable distance between oil and gas drilling rigs and dwellings.

But a landowners' group says the commission's proposal still offers insufficient protection to homeowners.

The commission, which includes Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead, voted Tuesday to propose a new rule that would extend the setback distance between homes and oil and gas wells from the current 350 feet up to 500 feet. The staff of the commission had recommended the 500-foot setback.

The public has an opportunity to comment before the commission votes on the proposal early next year.\par The Powder River Basin Resource Council had asked the commission to peg the minimum setback at a quarter-mile, saying drill rigs are noisy and hazardous to health.


(Tue 11/18/14) - Wyoming natural gas companies are reviewing emergency procedures following a recent outage that left more than 1,000 customers without gas in Glenrock.

Companies say they are taking action even though there are no state regulations to follow. Regulators require companies to filed detailed reports after problems are fixed.

Regulators say it's difficult to write rules because circumstances vary widely.

SourceGas officials discovered an outage in Glenrock on Nov. 10 and reported it to the Wyoming Public Service Commission within five hours.

SourceGas says widespread outages are unusual.

Tallgrass Energy is working with SourceGas to find out the reason for the latest outage.


(Tue 11/18/14) - The Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests are offering permits to cut Christmas trees on forest land southwest of Douglas.

Permits cost $10 and allow for the cutting of one tree on National Forest lands. There is a limit of five permits per household and trees must be for personal use, not for resale.

Some areas are closed to cutting and people interested in getting a tree should contact the area ranger district for site-specific information, including road conditions and area restrictions.

Permits and more information are available at the Douglas Ranger District Office at 2250 E. Richards St. They're open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m.


(Thu 11/6/14) - $$$... Excise tax collections in Converse County hit an all-time record high in the month of September. In 2011, the county collected about $2 to $4 million dollars a month in excise taxes. This year, we've been running $6 to $7 million dollars a month, but in the month of September, the county hit pay dirt, collecting just over $9 million dollars in excise taxes. Excise taxes are sales taxes... when you buy a pair of socks, you pay a tax, but Converse County Treasurer Joel Schell says most of the load is being carried these days by the energy industries... audio here

Schell says that they can't pin the September increase to any one purchase or activity... audio here

Schell says there's another real benefit to higher excise tax collections... audio here

The sixth cent tax is the one that's paying for the new EWC Douglas Campus and new libraries for Douglas and Glenrock.


(Thu 11/6/14) - Several streets in a Douglas neighborhood were barracaded on Wednesday afternoon as Douglas Police dealt with an incident in the neighborhood north of Safeway. Police spokesman said they were dealing with a single resident on Park Drive, there were no injuries, no evacuations, and there was no imminent danger. DPD closed off Park, Bandera, Madora and Durango streets for several hours, and traffic including school busses was rerouted around the area. Police were called in at about 10:30 Wednesday morning, and the streets were closed about 3 in the afternoon, and reopened at about 525. Douglas police say one person was taken to the hospital for observation. Charges may be pending.


(Wed 11/5/14) - Mopping up the Election... The were a couple of races affected by write-in here in Converse County. The fourth four-year seat on the Converse County District One School Board went to write-in Mark Horr, who received 165 votes... Tara Davidson had 158, and Michael Haught had 154.

There was one position available on the Glenrock Hospital District board, and Sarah Stalker won it with 7 votes.

And Converse County Clerk Lucile Taylor said the results of the recount for the second seat on the Glenrock Town Council remained the same with both Chase Anfinson and Tim Feeback each receiving 352 votes. The Canvassing Board will draw for lots on Thursday to determine a winner.


(Tue 11/4/14) - Voters went to the polls and made their choices on Tuesday. Checking results of local races first, Douglas Mayor Bruce Jones wins another four years, defeating former councilman Bob Chiapuzio 1059 to 434. Incumbent Councilman Leroy Kingery and John Bartling were the top two vote-getters for Douglas City Council. Doug Frank defeats incumbent Sue Dills for Mayor of Glenrock 481 to 311. Two seats open on the Glenrock Town council... Dennis Flynn gets one, and a tie for the second seat... 352 votes each for Tim Feeback and Chase Anfinson, so that one will go to a recount. Jon Maines beats Don Kuhn 96-44 for mayor of Rolling Hills. Brenda Williams and Jacque Stoldt win the two seats on the Rolling Hills Town Council. Leda Price gets one vote and will continue to serve as mayor of Lost Springs... Arthur Stringham gets one vote and will continue to serve as the Lost Springs town council.

Converse County School District #1, the Douglas School Board, Kim Hiser, Jim Bolinger and Mark Curtis will all retain their seats... 835 write-ins were tallied for the fourth, open seat on the Douglas School Board... those write-ins wil be tallied on Wednesday.

All of the Converse County offices were decided in the primaries this year.

Two seats were open on the Glenrock hospital district board... Russ Dalgarn wins one seat, and 40 write-ins will be tallied on Wednesday to decide the other.

Both tax issues passed in Converse County... voters were 60 percent in favor of continuing to optional 5th-cent tax that's been in place for years, and voted 70 percent in favor of retaining the lodging tax.

Statewide races, here's how Converse County votes went... incumbent Senator Mike Enzi gets 76 of the vote, Representative Cynthia Lummis gets 74 percent of the vote. Govermor Matt Mead got 61 percent of the Converse County vote, and Democratic challenger Pete Gosar got 19 percent. Repulbican Ed Murray collects 79 percent of the vote for secretary of state... Jillian Balow claims 70 percent of the Converse County vote for superintendant of public instruction, and Mike Ceballos gets 28 percent. In the race for House District 6, incumbent Republican Richard Cannady earns 81 percent... democratic challenger Liz Batton get 17 percent.

4,310 votes were cast in Converse County on Tuesday, that comes out to a 70 percent voter turnout, not a bad number of a non-presidential election year.


(Fri 10/31/14) - Douglas area employers will continue to struggle to fill empty jobs. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services has released September unemployment numbers, and again, almost everyone in Converse County is already working. In September, Converse County reported 3 percent unemployment, tied with Campbell County. Only Sublette County was lower, at 2.9 percent.

Statewide, Wyoming's unemployment was at 4.7%. Nationwide, the unemployment rate was at 5.9 percent in September.


(Thu 10/30/14) - More traffic, more cops... The Wyoming Highway Patrol is increasing its presence on Highway 59, between Douglas and Gillette.

Energy-related traffic on the 110-mile highway between the two cities continues to increase, and the Highway Patrol says that's led to more crashes and citizen concerns. Sergeant David Wagener with the Highway Patrol says it's causing problems for their troopers, too... audio here

Wagener says the Wyoming Highway Patrol is beefing up its presence between Douglas and Gillette... audio here

The Highway Patrol says more troopers will begin patrolling the highway to focus on issues including aggressive drivers, speeders and illegal passing.


(Wed 10/15/14) - Who wants to go to Williston in December... audio here

That's Douglas City Administrator Tony Tolstedt, talking about a field trip to Williston, North Dakota, that's being planned for city officials... audio here

The Douglas City Council voted 4-1 Monday night to begin planning for the trip. Councilman Tony Reynolds was the lone no vote. Tolstedt said the trip would probably take place in December or perhaps January, depending on schedules and logistics.


(Wed 10/15/14) - What's in the Checkbook... The oil and gas boom has meant a lot more money coming into Converse County's bank accounts... and a lot more going out. County treasurer Joel Schell says they've added a new feature called Open Gov to the county's website... audio here

Schell says Open Gov helps us understand part of how the boom affects us... audio here

The treasurer says that these days, there's more income, and there's more outgo. He said it's good for the public to know how its money is being spent... audio here

A link to Open Gov is posted on the County's website and the Treasurer's website... anyone can access the information at


(Thu 10/9/14) - Rumble strips, turn lanes, and maybe even passing lanes... all were discussed as possible near-term fixes for growing traffic issues on Highway 59 north of Douglas. Close to 150 people attended a community meeting Wednesday night at the Douglas High School auditorium. WyDOT Chief Engineer Del McOmie said they have some projects scheduled now in their transportation improvement program that will affect Highway 59... audio here

Both of those projects are funded now and should be done in 2015.

Another item on the wish list is a series of passing lanes between Douglas and Gillette... audio here

That project would again be contingent on funding by the State Legislature.\par During a question and answer period at the end of the meeting, there was much discussion of speed limits, with many people encouraging WyDOT to lower the speed limits through Bill, and on the 59 bypass from the Law Enforcement Academy out past the gas plant.


(Wed 10/8/14) -The cost of housing drives up the cost of living in Converse County. The State of Wyoming's Economic Analysis Division has released the state's Cost of Living Index for the second quarter of 2014, and Converse County sits behind Teton County as the second most expensive place to live in Wyoming. With a median of 100, Converse County scored a 109. While all other categories were either just above or just below the median, scarce housing because of the oil and gas boom sent that category up to 117 percent of average. Platte County was the least expensive place to live in Wyoming, with an index of 88 and housing costs at just 77 percent of the state average.


And in Sports...

(Sun 12/15/14) - Six games, six wins... Bearcats basketball season openers... Douglas boys and girls both went three for three at the Lander Invite.

Friday night, the Bearcats led Big Piney 27-20 at the half, but the Punchers put on a strong drive in the third quarter, leaving Douglas in a 10-point hole. The Cats fought back and tied the game at 45. With 7 seconds left, Big Piney's Jak Tanner missed two at the line... Douglas's Jonah Richards rebounded, ran it up the floor and tossed a three, which flew short... but Scott Shuler was underneath to tip it in at the buzzer for a 47-45 win.

The LadyCats dominated and cruised to a 54-23 win over the Lady Punchers. Ashley Blackburn led all shooters with 17 points... Bailey Brooks added 11.

Saturday morning, Douglas survived another rough third quarter and fought back late to beat Mountain View 75-61. Tanner Gamble had the hot hand with a 21-point performance... Jonah Richards added 19 and Eric Jamerman hit 16. Douglas flew 9 three-pointers in the win. The LadyCats beat Mountain View 34-28.. Ashley Blackburn had 14.

Saturday evening, two more wins... Douglas beat Lyman 68-39 behind a 25-point performance from Eric Jamerman. The LadyCats beat the Lady Eagles 47-34 to make it a perfect weekend.

The Bearcats are at the Lander Classic this Friday and Saturday, while the LadyCats host the Douglas Classic.

(Sun 11/16/14) - State football championships this weekend... on Friday, Guernsey-Sunrise beat Dubois 80-30 in the six-man game, and Cody shut out Douglas 19-0.

Saturday, Mountain View upset Big Horn 28-19 for the 2A title... Cokeville beats Lusk 26-6 in the 1A championship, and Natrona beats Gillette 30-7 for the 4A title.

(Sat 11/8/14) - LadyCats bring home the big trophy... The Douglas LadyCats defeated Mountain View in four to earn their first state volleyball title since 1998.

Coach Angela Rhoades's girls opened the tournament on Thursday with a five-game win over Jackson... then took on the defending state champion Powell Lady Panthers in the semis on Friday and claimed a three-game win, 25-16, 25-17, 26-24. In Saturday afternoon's title match, Mountain View took the first game 25-17, but Douglas bounced back and win the next three, 25-20, 25-21, 25-20.

Powell beat Jackson in four to take third.

Cheyenne East beat Kelly Walsh in five for the 4A championship. Natrona beat Riverton to take third.

Wright beat Big Horn to take the 2A title, and Cokeville won over Little Snake River in the 1A title match.

(Fri 11/7/14) - The Douglas Bearcats football team will make thier 13th appearance in a state championship game next Friday when they face the Cody Broncs in the 3A title match at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie.

Douglas earned the trip to State with a 27-0 shutout win over the Torrington Trailblazers tonight. After a scoreless first quarter, Douglas scored on four short yardage plays... runs of 5 and 9 yards by Colter Haman, an 8-yard pass completion from Haize Weber to Justin Leman, and a 2-yard pass completion to Hunter Haman.

Cody, the #1 seed from 3A West, earned their trip to Laramie with a 42-34 win in a see-saw battle with the Riverton Wolverines.

Douglas has played in six of the last eight championship games, winning in 2008, 2009 and 2009. The Cats beat Cody in the 2009 title match. Douglas is 5-7 overall in State Championship appearances.

Douglas plays Cody for the 3A State Championship on Friday, November 14th at 3pm at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie. The game will be broadcast live on 100.1FM, KKTY, and on the internet at

(Sat 11/1/14) - Regional volleyball tournaments this weekend... Douglas fell to Rawlins in the championship match... Douglas took the first game 25-16. Rawlins took the next three, 26-22, 25-15, 25-17. The LadyCats will play Jackson in the first round at State Thursday at the Casper Events Center, and will be on the same side of the brackets as Powell. Worland beat Newcastle 3-1 for third.

Powell beat Mountain View to take 3A West... Jackson over Lovell for third.

The 4a West Tournament at Green River, Natrona went in #1 seed and Kelly Walsh was the #2 seed... the two Casper schools faced off against each other in the championship match, and KW took the set 3-0. Rivertonbeat Green River 3-0 to claim third.

Sheridan beat Gillette for the 4A East regional title.

Big Horn beat Wright in the championsihp match of the 2A East, and Lyman won over Shoshoni in the 2A West.

Kaycee beat Hulett in the 1A East, and Cokeville's still playing Little Snake River in the 1A West championship match.

(Sat 11/1/14) - Swimmers wrap season... Jackson took the team title at the 3A State Swim Meet on Saturday. At Gillette, the Douglas swimmers placed 5th overall. Douglas sophomore Brooke Perala earned a gold medal with a time of 1:10.32 to win the 100 breaststroke.

Dezirae Layher, Brooke Perala, Elli Wortham and Ciara Blain placed second in the 200 medley relay, Wortham, Perala, Blain, and Bri Leman were 4th in the 200 free relay.

Wortham was 4th in the in the 100 butterfly, Blain was 6th in the 50 free.

(Fri 10/31/14) - A Spooktacular Performance... after a slow start, the Douglas Bearcats worked a little Halloween Magic on the Star Valley Braves. In the quarterfinals of the 3A State Football Playoffs, the Bearcats beat the Braves 38-13.

Star Valley marched their first offensive set down the field and scored on a two-yard run by Jessie Sanders, point after was good, and Star Valley led it 7-0. Douglas kicker Brent Leuthan drilled a field goal for 3 to put the Cats on the board. Then, Douglas took advantage of two turnovers, sending James Willox to the endzone both times, and the Cats led it 16-7 at the half.

Douglas struck quickly in the third quarter as Lane George scored on an 80-yard kickoff return and Blake Parks caught the two-point conversion in the end zone... Douglas was up 24-7. Two more scores in the third as Tanner Gamble caught one in the endzone, and and running back Colter Haman hit receiver Hunter Haman in the endzone with a 25-yard pass... Douglas was up 38-7.

Star Valley collected one more score with just over a minute to play, taking the final score to 38-13.

Listen to Coach Rhoades's postgame comments here...

Douglas will face Torrington next weekend in the semis. Torrington beat Jackson 41-14. On the other side of the brackets, Cody blasted Rawlins 61-6, and the three-time defending champion Powell Panthers were sent home as Riverton beat Powell 42-26.

(Fri 10/24/14) - On to the Playoffs... the Douglas Bearcats end the regular season 6-1 with a 49-8 win over the Buffalo Bison. The Cats claimed six touchdowns in the first half... Colter Haman scored three times, Dalton Bergner went in on a 22-yard pass completion, Gage Pitt checked in with a 55-yard punt return, and Ryan Lebert pulled down an interception and returned it 60 yards for a touchdown. A minute into the third quarter, backup quarterback Ty Larson hit Blake Brooks for a 77-yard pass completion to run the score to 49-0. Buffalo scored late when Kason Filbert took it in from 3 yards out, the two-point conversion was good, and the final was 49-8 Douglas.

Also tonight, Cody shut out Powell 39-0, it was Jackson over Star Valley 39-31, Torrington beats Rawlins 50-28, and Green River finally got a win, knocking off Worland 42-20. Riverton shut out winless Lander 56-0 on Thursday night.

Opening round of the playoffs next Friday night, Douglas hosts Star Valley, Rawlins is at Cody, Powell's at Riverton and Torrington's is at Jackson.

(Fri 10/17/14) - #2 vs #1... and the second-ranked Bearcats beat the #1-ranked Riverton Wolverines, 15-3. At Riverton, the Cats scored first on a 2-yard run by Dalton Burgner, the PAT was good, and the Cats led it 7-0. Dietrik Becker scored on a three-point field goal with about 3 minutes left in the second quarter, the only score of the night for the Wolverines. Douglas led 7-3 at the half, and that's where the score stayed until Douglas's Layne George snagged an interception and ran it in with 1:35 left in the game. Colter Haman added a two-point conversion to stretch the lead to 15-3. Justin Leman grabbed another pick with 1:11 left, Cats QB Haize Weber took a knee twice, and Douglas gave Riverton their first loss of the season. The win guarantees Douglas the #1 seed from the East and homefield advantage as the playoffs begin in two weeks. Regular season play wraps up next Friday night when Douglas hosts the Buffalo Bison.

(Fri 10/10/14) - Douglas walks away with a Homecoming win... the Cats found the endzone six times and held the Outlaws scoreless on the way to a 41-0 win over Rawlins at Bearcat Stadium Friday night. Colter Haman scored three times... a 67-yard run, a 39-yarder, and once more from 35 yards out. Alex Locke ran one 80 yards up the near side for a score, James Willox took one in from 26, and QB Haize Weber hit Tanner Gamble for a 22-yard touchdown catch. Douglas improves to 5-1 with the win. The Cats travel to #1-ranked Riverton next Friday night.

(Thu 10/9/14) - No change at all in this week's 3A Football polls. The Wyopreps Coaches and Media Poll ranks Riverton at #1, followed by Douglas, Cody, Powell and Jackson. Cody plays at Jackson this week and hopes to hand the Broncs their first loss.

(Thu 10/9/14) - Douglas volleyball hosts a big rivalry match this afternoon... Homecoming v-ball matches #4 Douglas with the #3 Rawlins Lady Outlaws. In conference action, Rawlins is 1st in the southeast, and 4 Douglas is 1st in the northeast. Both are 4-0 in conference play... overall, Rawlins is 14-9, Douglas is 13-11. Tonight is Breast Cancer Awarness night, and the crowd's invited to wear pink. Freshmen play at 4, JV's at 5, and varsity volleyball starts play at 6pm at the DHS Rec Center Gym.

(Sat 10/4/14) - The Douglas Bearcats ran their gridiron record to 4-1 with a 20-13 win at Torrington. The #2 Bearcats and the unranked Blazers played to a scoreless tie in the first hale on Friday night, then traded touchdowns in the third. Douglas scored first on a 54-yard pass & run from QB Haize Weber to receiver Taner Gamble.. the PAT went wide and the Cats led it 6-0. Torrington scored on a 1-yard hop by quarterback Jace Canaday, the PAT was blocked, and the game was tied 6-6. The Cats answered with a 4-yard pass from Weber to Dalton Burgner, the two-point conversion was not successful, and Douglas led it 12-6. In the opening moments of the 4th quarter, Torrington qb Jace Canady finished a drive with a 9-yard pass to PD Miller, the PAT was good, and the Blazers claimed their only lead of the night at 13-12. Douglas took it back for good on a 9-yard run by Colter Haman... the two-point conversion by Weber was good, and Douglas claimed and held a 20-13 lead for the win. Douglas host Rawlins for homcoming this Friday night.

Also on Friday night, Natrona shuts out Kelly Walsh 49-0 in the Oil Bowl, the Glenrock Herders gave Coach Ray Kumpula his 100th career win as they knock off Burns 38-26. Wheatland beats Big Piney 46-0 in a game that was called at halftime due to injuries. Lusk takes a 48-6 win over Pine Bluffs, and Guernsey-Sunrise beat Hanna-Elk Mountain 26-16.

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