KKTY NEWS Mar 14 Archive


(Thu 3/6/14) - The Wyoming State Fair is adding a third night of concerts for this summer's fair in Douglas. State Fair officials have booked award winning Rock band Building 429 and pop duo For King & Country as the opening act for Wednesday, August 13th.

Building 429 was the Gospel Music Association 2005 New Artist of the Year and has released a steady stream of albums with hits like "Glory Defined" (BMI's Christian Song of the Year in 2005), "Where I Belong" (Billboard Magazine's No. 1 Christian song of 2012) and "We Won't Be Shaken" from the Grammy nominated album of the same name.

Also performing at this year's Wyoming State Fair in Douglas, country artists Trace Adkins on Tuesday, August 12th, and Chris Cagle on Saturday, August 16th.

(Wed 3/5/14) - The road through Washington Park in Douglas closed for a couple of months... City Administrator Tony Tolstedt says they're doing some infrastructure upgrades... audio here

The construction project includes replacement of water and sewer lines, streets, curb and gutter, and parking improvements. The playground area and shelters will be open for limited pedestrian use; however, no reservations will be taken until the project is complete. No vehicle traffic will be allowed during construction. The city plans to have construction completed before Memorial Day.

(Tue 3/4/14) - Your doctor may have moved over the weekend.

Memorial Hospital of Converse County has officially opened their new medical office building at 700 East Center Street, across from the Douglas Water Park. Assistant Administrator Karl Hertz says the $6.8 million dollar building is now the home to all of the hospital's employed physicians... audio here

Hertz says the new building is designed to be much more convenient for people visiting their doctors... audio here

Hertz says that for now, the office hours are the same... the building's open from 8am to 5pm... the wellness clinic has extended hours, and in the very near future, the hospital plans to expand hours at Urgent Care into the evening and Saturday mornings.


And in Sports...


(Sat 3/15/14) - The Douglas LadyCats bring home their 8th State Title... Douglas's girls basketball team beat Worland 37-26 this afternoon to claim the WHSAA 3A Girls Basketball championship. Ashlie Blackburn put up a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead Douglas to the win. Jessie Underberg added 10 points. The LadyCats last championship win was in 2005. Powell beat Newcastle 46-33 in the 3rd place game. Star Valley placed 5th with a 44-36 win over Torrington.

The Glenrock Herders finished a Cinderella post-season on the short side of a 61-53 championship game, losing to the Cody Broncs. Devon Parkinson led Glenrock with 17 points... David Parkinson added 14. Star Valley took 3rd with a 58-51 win over Powell. Rawlins beats Wheatland 63-55 in the 5th place game.

On the boys side of the 4A tournament, Gillette slides past Kelly Walsh 56-51 in the championship game, East beat Central 49-38 to place third, and Natrona hammered Rock Springs 52-38 in the 5th place game.

4A girls, Natrona wins a defensive battle, 33-28 over Cheyenne East. Sheriden beats Gillette 70-62 in the 3rd place game, and Cheyenne Central beat Kelly Walsh 59-43 to place 5th.

(Sat 3/15/14) - Two Converse County teams battle for state championships... the Douglas LadyCats will face the Worland Lady Warriors in a rematch of last weekend's 3A East Regional Championship. In the semi's, Douglas beat Powell 37-26, and Worland edged Newcastle 44-42. And the Glenrock Herders' Cinderella postseason continues... after an opening round upset of Lander, the Herders held off a late rally by the Powell Panthers and claimed a 49-47 semi final round win. Douglas plays Worland Saturday at 3:30... Glenrock will face 1West Cody in the 3A boys championship at 5pm. Both championship games will play at the Casper Events Center.. .both games live on KKTY's 100.1FM and on the internet at kktyonline.com.

(Sat 3/8/14) - Three Converse County basketball teams advance to the State Tournament. The Douglas LadyCats ground out a 42-38 win over a tough Worland Lady Warriors team Saturday night to claim the 3A East Regional Championship, and the Glenrock Herders beat the Douglas Bearcats 51-50 in overtime in the boys third place game.

The LadyCats will play Lander Thursday morning at 10:30 in the opening round of the 3A girls' state tournament. The Bearcats meet Cody Thursday afternoon at 1:30, and the Herders play Lander Thursday night at 7:30. All 3A games on Thursday are played at the Casper Events Center.

At the 4A West Regionals, Kelly Walsh beat Rock Springs 74-37 in the 1st place game... Natrona takes third with a 63-45 win over Evanston. The Natrona Fillies beat Rock Springs 63-32 in the girls' title game... Riverton beat Kelly Walsh 56-48 in the third place game.

1A and 2A State basketball tournaments wrapped up Saturday night in Casper. Wyoming Indian beat Rocky Mountain 69-53 to take the 2A boys championship.

Tongue River beat Kemmerer 55-54 to claim the 2A girls title.

Burlington beat Little Snake River 83-59 for the 1A boys championship. The Guernsey-Sunrise Vikings finish their season with a 47-43 win over Kaycee in the third place game.

And the Lingle-Ft Laramie Lady Doggers beat Cokeville 60-48 to claim the 1A girls' championship.

(Wed 3/5/14) - Brackets are set for the 3A East Regional Basketball Tournaments at Torrington.

On the boys side of the tournament, it'll be Rawlins versus Worland Thursday morning at 8:30, Buffalo plays Newcastle at 11:30, 4th seed Douglas plays 5th seed Glenrock Thursday afternoon at 3, and #1 Wheatland plays #8 Torrington at 6.

Girls opening round brackets, Rawlins plays Buffalo Thursday morning at 10, #2 seed Douglas plays #7 seed Wheatland Thursday afternoon at 1, Worland and Newcastle meet at 4:30 and 8th-seed Glenrock plays #1 Torrington Thursday night at 7:30.

The 3A East Regional Basketball Tournaments run Thursday through Saturday, March 6th, 7th and 8th, at Torrington High School. All Douglas and Glenrock games will be broadcast live on KKTY's 100.1FM and on the internet at www.kktyonline.com.

(Wed 3/5/14) - 1A/2A State Basketball begins Thursday at the Casper Events Center.

1A Boys brackets, Guernsey-Sunrise meets Dubois Thursday at Noon, and Lingle-Ft Laramie plays Burlington at 1:30 at the Events Center.

For the girls, Lingle-Ft Laramie plays St Stephens Thursday morning at 10:30 at the Events Center.

2A State Tourney, the Lusk Tigers play Greybull in the opening round Thursday at noon at Casper College.

(Mon 3/3/14) - The Lander Valley Tigers win their 18th consecutive 3A Swim Championship, while Casper Kelly Walsh wins their second in school history.

The Tigers out distanced the field 274.5 to 195.5 in Friday's finals to beat second place Powell. Worland was third with Rawlins fourth. Douglas placed 8th in the 10-team field.

(Mon 3/3/14) - The Douglas Bearcats take silver at State Wrestling. The Powell Panthers racked up 244.5 points to take the title for the third time in a row... Douglas was second with 201, while Star Valley claimed third with 178. Torrington was 5th, Wheatland 12th, Glenrock 13th. Individually for the Bearcats:

Gold: Hunter Haman/152 (2x state champ)

Silver: Jordan Pingrey/126, Colter Haman/170

Bronze: Trevor Bennett/113, Lane George/160, Chance Miller/182, Garrett Boner/220

4th: Seth Harris/145, Trevor McReynolds/170, Alex Locke/182, James Willox/195