KKTY NEWS Dec 12 Archive




(Tue 12/18/12) - A closer look at Converse Air... The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality will monitor what's in the air near Douglas. The DEQ-Air Quality Division has moved a mobile air quality monitoring station from the Gillette area and set it up about four miles east of town on East Antelope Road. Residents had complained about oil drilling and gas flaring activities in the area. The Mobile Monitoring Station will track ozone, oxides of nitrogen, particulate matter, methane/non-methane hydrocarbons and weather conditions, and will remaoin in place for at least a year.

(Mon 12/17/12) - Another green light for a planned Converse County wind farm... The Wyoming Supreme Court has upheld permits issued by the state and Converse County allowing construction of two wind farms south of Glenrock on the Laramie Range. Wasatch Wind of Salt Lake City plans to construct 62 towers at two locations. The Northern Laramie Range Alliance had challenged permits issued to the company by the Converse County Board of County Commissioners and Wyoming Industrial Siting Council. A statement from the Northern Laramie Range Alliance says it still intends try to block construction of the wind farms. Wasatch Wind President Christine Watson Mikell says the company is pleased with the court's decision.

(Thu 12/13/12) - Christmas Carols in Douglas this weekend... Douglas area churches invite their members and the community to Jackalope Square this Sunday night at 6pm to sing along to the Carols of Christmas. Complimentary coffee and hot chocolate will be served and smores made over open fire pits. Whether you dress warmly and join us in the park or just pull up to the curb and listen in you will enjoy this 1 hr. community event! Sunday night, 6pm Jackalope Square.

(Tue 12/11/12) - The Douglas City Council says "Thank You." At last night's meeting, the council noted long years of service to the community from two people. Mayor Bruce Jones gave a plaque of appreciation to former City Treasurer and Administrative Services Director Jan Lampert... audio here

The Council also thanked one of their own, as Councilwoman Marilyn Werner attended her final meeting as a member... audio here

During her eight years on the Council, Werner also served part of a term as Mayor and mayor pro-tempore.

(Mon 12/10/12) - A 36 year old Scottsbluff woman died in a one-vehicle accident over the weekend south of Glendo. According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Gabriell L. Palmer was traveling northbound on I-25 about 6 miles south of Glendo, when she lost control of her vehicle on black ice just after 11pm Saturday night. Sgt. Stephen Townsend says vehicle went down a steep embankment and overturned when it hit a ditch at the bottom of the embankment. Townsend said Troopers investigating the accident attribute speed too fast for the existing conditions as a contributing factor along with very worn tires on the vehicle. Palmer was wearing a seatbelt.

(Tue 12/4/12) - More than 200 Douglas area residents listened and asked questions last night at a community meeting hosted by Chesapeake Energy. John Dill is senior director of corporate development and government relations for Chesapeake Energy in the Rocky Mountain Region. Dill talked about why the company called the open meeting... audio here

In a question and answer period at the end of the evening, Chesapeake officials and representatives of the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission and the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality fielded a variety of questions from the audience about flaring, fracking and fracking fluids, emergency services response, how deep and how far out horizontal wells would go, and a question that only got a partial answer... how many oil wells is Chesapeake planning on drilling... audio here

That's Sandy Andrew, operations manager for Chesapeake in the Rockies. Doing the math, it looks like Chesapeake's planning on the capability to drill about 70 wells a year here in the Converse County area.






(Sat 12/29/12) - LadyCats take title... Bearcats runners-up... the Douglas LadyCats got off to a slow start, but warmed up in the second quarter to run past the host Sidney Red Raiders 51-32 at the Cabela's Holiday Shootout. Douglas trailed 8-6 after one quarter, but led 19-12 at the half. Coach Jaci Heny played 11 and 9 scored. Carlie Cecil led the LadyCats scoring effort with 17... Molly Kreycik added 14. The Douglas girls stretch their record to 10-0.

In the boys championship game, a frustrating loss. The Cats dominated the first half, leading 34-22 at the break... but the wheels fell off in the second half as Cheyenne South went on a 21-0 run to claim the lead on their way to a 69-56 win over Douglas. South ended the game with four players in double figures, led by Kyhler Cummings with 19. Douglas's Dylan Davidson hit three 3's on his way to a game-leading 20 points. Jonah Richards hit 16, and Logan Barker added 10.

Douglas's basketball squads return to conference play Thursday night when they take on the Glenrock Herders. The girls are at Douglas... the boys are at Glenrock... both games tip off at 7pm... we'll cover the boys from Glenrock on KKTY's 100.1FM and on the internet at kktyonline.com.

(Fri 12/28/12) - A pair of title games... after battling for a pair of wins in the semis, the Cats and the LadyCats basketball teams will play for both the boys and girls championships at the Cabela's Holiday Shootout.

Today's action, the Douglas girls were challenged for the first time this season when the took on a scrappy Panthers squad from Hershey, Nebraska. The two teams matched up very well, and the game was a battle down to the wire. Carlie Cecil shot 19 points to lead the LadyCats to a 46-42 win.

The boys game against Gering could have gone either way, with lots of lead changes and never much distance between the two. Douglas led 11-10 after one, tied at 23 at the half, and 36 at the quarter. In the final couple of minutes, Douglas held a short lead, and Logan Barker hit 6 of 8 at the free throw line in the 4th quarter to help the Bearcats to a 50-46 win. Dylan Davidson had 4 three's on his way to 19 points, and Chandler Romero added 10. Low-post ace Greg Vandeventer rolled his ankle on Thursday in the Chase County game, didn't play today, and isn't expected to be back in action until at least next weekend.

The LadyCats will meet the host Sidney Lady Raiders in the Championship game Saturday. Sidney beat Cheyenne South 37-15 in the other semi game this afternoon.

The boys title match will be an all-Wyoming affair. The Bearcats will meet Cheyenne South, who edged Sidney 60-58 in overtime in tonight's other boys semi final.

Girls tipoff at 1:30 Saturday, boys at 3:15... you'll hear both games live on KKTY's 100.1FM and on the internet at kktyonline.com.

(Thu 12/27/12) - Opening round wins... day one of the Cabela's Holiday Shootout at Sidney, Nebraska, the Bearcats and the LadyCats both earned wins. In the early game, the Douglas girls dominated again, blasting the Chase County Longhorns out of Imperial, Nebraska by a score of 65-21. Douglas led 40-9 at the half, and Coach Jaci Heny rested her starters for most of the second half. Kassidy Scott led all shooters with 21 points, and the LadyCats improved their record to 8-0. The Bearcats played a close game against Chase County... Douglas was down by 2 at the quarter, trailed 30-29 at the half, were down by 4 after three, and tied the game at 52 to force overtime. The Cats got the payoff at the free throw line in OT, hitting 8 of 9, including two by Jonah Richards with 1.1 seconds on the clock to grab a 64-62 win. The Bearcats improve to 3-5 with the victory.

Day two of the tournament, the LadyCats will meet Hershey, Nebraska at 2pm, and the Bearcats will play the Gering Bulldogs at 5:30. Hear both game live on KKTY's 100.1FM and on the Internet at kktyonline.com.

(Mon 12/17/12) - The Douglas Bearcats basketball team went 1-2 at the Lander Classic basketball tournament this weekend. Friday night, the Cats opened tournament play with a 50-40 win over the Cody Broncs. Dylan Davidson led the scoring effort with 16 points... Greg Vandeventer added 14. Saturday morning, the Cats played three even waurters with the Lyman Eagles... the game was tied at the quarter, the half, and the third quarter, but Lyman pulled ahed in the 4th to claim a 54-42 win. Greg Vandeventer led all scoring with 20. Saturday night, the Cats matched well with the host Lavder Valley Tigers and had a chance to tie in the final 30 seconds, but Lander held on for a 41-37 win. Douglas now stands 2-5 on the season.

(Mon 12/17/12) - The LadyCats continue to decimate the competition, adding three more wins at the Douglas Classic. Friday night, it was Douglas 72, Cody 28. Saturday morning, Douglas blasted Lyman 72-24, and Saturday night, Douglas beat Lander 63-39. The Douglas girls are now 7-0, and five of those games have invoked the new 40-point mercy rule. Next action for Douglas basketball teams is the Cabelas Holiday Shootout December 27th, 28th and 29th at Sidney, Nebraska.

(Mon 12/17/12) - Douglas Varsity Wrestling traveled to Gillette to participate in the invitational only Pat Weede Memorial. Over all the team won 3 dual and lost 4 finishing as a team in 5th place. Douglas had one gold medalist, as CJ Allen went 7-0 to claim heavyweight. Allen was named Outstanding Heavy Weight. Junior Varsity traveled to Wright and participated in the in the 2A varsity Battle in Wright. As a team they finished 5th. And Coach Hoopman said they gained good experience. Both JV and Varsity will travel to Lander for the Lander Invite on Friday and Saturday. Cooler sponsors for this weekend were: Emery Septic, Geho Trucking and G & T Lawn Services.

(Sat 12/8/12) - LadyCats dominate Wheatland... in the Douglas girls' home opener and 3A East Conference opener, it's Douglas 63, Wheatland 15. Kassidy Scott leads all scorers with 16, Heather Townsend and Carlie Cecil hit 14 each. The top-ranked LadyCats are now 4-0... three of the four games have goe to the new Mercy Rule, where one team outscores the other by 40 points in the second half, and the clock runs til the game is over. In four games, the LadyCats have outscored their opponents 236 to 86.

(Sat 12/8/12) - High school wrestling action this weekend, the Bearcats battled at the Charlie Lake Invite at Cheyenne East, placing second out of 15 teams. The East Thunderbirds won their own tournament with 143 points, and Douglas earned 131. Individually, gold medal finishes for Dalton Burgener at 170 and Dalton Smith at 220. A second place finish for CJ Allen at 285... 3rd's for Jordan Pingrey at 113, Blake Sanderson at 145, and 4th place finishes for Garrett Boner at 182 and Astin Degner at 195. DHS wresters are at Gillette this Friday and Saturday. Cooler sponsors this week include Alpha Company Wyoming National Guard, Dave and Kathie Harris (WLEA) and Douglas Care Center.

(Fri 12/7/12) - A big conference win in the home opener... the Douglas Bearcats earned a 56-42 win over the 5th-ranked Wheatland Bulldogs at the Rec tonight. The Cats ran up a 20-to-nothing lead to open the game... Wheatland was scoreless for the first 6 and a half minutes of the game, and the Bearcats never trailed. The Bulldogs pulled within six points late in the fourth, but Douglas held on to claim their first win of the season. The Bearcats were paced by junior Greg Vandeventer, who had nine buckets and hit four of five from the free-throw line for a 22-point performance. Dylan Davidson was also in double figures with 17. Braeden Douglas led Wheatland with 14. The LadyCats host Wheatland Saturday night at 7 at the Rec Center Gym at DHS. Hear the game live on KKTY's 100.1FM and on the internet at kktyonline.com.

(Thu 12/6/12) - The LadyCats are a strong #1 this week. Following the opening weekend of high school basketball, the WyoPreps Coaches and Media poll has Douglas at#1 with 21 of 23 first placed voted, followed by Star Valley at #2, Powell debuts at 3, and Rawlins and Cody are steady at 4 and 5. 4A, Sheridan ranks #1, followed by East, Natrona, Gillette and Laramie. 2A is led by Tongue River, followed by Lovell, Thermopolis, Burns and Wind River. And in 1A, Cokeville's a unanimous #1, followed by Lingle-Ft Laramie, Snake River, Burlington and Upton.

(Sat 12/1/12) - Girls win two, boys lose two... day two of the Riverton Invite, the LadyCats start the day with a 51-24 win over Lyman. Jill Espeland led all scorers with 11, and Carlie Cecil had 10. Douglas lost a close game to Lyman, falling 56-51. Douglas trailed by 5 at the quarter, by 2 at the half and the end of the third, but Lyman held on for the win. Dylan Davidson hit 5 threes on his way to 20 points... Greg Vandeventer added 17. The LadyCats blew past Riverton 54 -19. Kassidy Scott shot 16 and Jessie Underberg had 11. The Bearcats dropped their last game 65 - 51 to Riverton. Kade Salisbury and Xavier Webb had 23 each for Riverton. Dylan Davidson led Douglas with 15 and Greg Vandeventer added 12. Douglas hosts Wheatland this coming weekend... the boys play Friday and the girls on Saturday. 7pm tipoffs, both games live on KKTY's 100.1FM.