KKTY NEWS Dec 13 Archive



(Tue 12/24/13) - Wind Farm changes OK'd... A state review panel has approved a handful of changes to the development plans for a proposed wind farm in Converse County.

The changes include moving the locations of some wind turbines and a substation at the site of the Wasatch Wind and Power project outside Glenrock.

The state Industrial Siting Council approved the changes at a meeting in Saratoga last week. The council reviews major industrial projects in Wyoming to help prevent them from causing major disruptions for nearby communities.

The new wind project will consist of 46 wind turbines that will produce a total of 80 megawatts of electricity.

Developers say they made the changes to make the wind turbines less visible and less of a threat to eagles and other raptors.

(Thu 12/12/13) - A new warden's been named at the Wyoming Women's Center at Lusk. Virgina Pullen is a 29 year veteran of the Wyoming Department of Corrections and has worked at the Lusk prison since 1984. Before being named warden, Pullen served as program/unit manager, and has also served as education manager and was a vocational educator.

Virginia Pullen is the sixth warden to serve at the Wyoming Womens Center. She replaces Phil Myer, who resigned in November.

(Mon 12/9/13) - A bank robbery in Douglas over the weekend... but there was no gunman threatening a teller.

Douglas Police Department says they were called out to Converse County Bank's main branch at 4th & Walnut on Sunday to investegate a report that the ATM in the drive up had been damaged. Police found that the ATM had been vandalized and an undetermined amount of cash had been removed.

The case is still under investigation by the Douglas Police Department, the FBI and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation. DPD requests that anyone with information on the case please call them at 358-3311.



(Sun 12/22/13) - Six games, five wins for Douglas basketball teams this weekend. At the Douglas Classic, the Bearcats opened with a 51-46 win over Jackson on Friday night, fell to top-ranked Cody 57-51 on Saturday afternoon, and bounced back to beat Lander 59-52 in overtime on Saturday night.

At the Lander Classic, the LadyCats beat Jackson 37-31 on Friday, hammered Cody 61-31 on Saturday afternoon, and thumped host Lander 57-40 on Saturday night.

The Ladycats improved their record to 8-0 with the wins... the Bearcats are now 5-3. Douglas faces Glenrock when conference play begins after the Christmas break... the boys play on Tuesday the 7th, and the girls play on Thursday January 9th.

(Sat 12/14/13) - Cats split, girls win two more... high school hoops this weekend, the Bearcats fell 48-31 to top ranked Kelly Walsh Trojans at Casper. Douglas's Greg Vandeventer led all scorers with 19 points. The LadyCats survived a late charge by the Lady Trojans to win 56-54.

The Douglas Bearcats and LadyCats basketball teams both earned wins at Cheyenne South Friday night. The LadyCats cruised to a 46-26 win over the Lady Bison. The Bearcats and Bison battled through a game that never saw more than 4 or 5 points difference in the score. Douglas won when Colton Dick hit a second free throw with 3-tenths of a second left on the clock for a 49-48 win.

After week two play, the Bearcats are 3-2 overall... the LadyCats are 5-0.

(Sat 12/7/13) - Opening weekend of high school hoops, the Douglas LadyCats take three wins at the Lander Invitational. Friday the Douglas girls opened with a 57-36 win over Mountain View. Saturday morning it was a 68-53 Douglas win over Lander, and in the afternoon set, Douglas dodged a bullet with they beat Lyman 50-48 in double overtime.

The Bearcats won two of three at Lander, opening with a 63-37 win over Mountain View. The Cats fell 69-53 in a hard-fought game against Lander Saturday afternoon, then bounced back to beat Lyman 52-37 in the late set Saturday evening.

The Cats and LadyCats are at Cheyenne South this Friday night.