KKTY NEWS Nov 12 Archive
(Wed 11/14/12) - A pair of Douglas High School musicians will sing with the best. Alyson Thorsell and Cally Collins have been selected to be members of the 2013 All-Northwest Choir. Outstanding music students from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming have received top honors by being selected to participate in one of the 2013 All-Northwest performing groups. Thorsell and Collins will join over one thousand other outstanding high school student musicians in the performance. All-Northwest high school bands, orchestras, and choirs will meet in Portland, Oregon February 14-17.
(Wed 11/14/12) - While the summer travel season is past, the Douglas Area Chamber of Commerce stayed busy last month. For the month of October, the Converse County Visitor Information Center received a total of 696 visitors with 473 visitors coming from out-of - state and 223 visitors in-state. The majority of visitors stopped in for maps and general information.
(Tue 11/13/12) - The Douglas City Council meets tonight in a rare Tuesday night session. Normally, the Council would have held their first meeting of November last night, but City Hall was closed yesterday for the Veterans Day Holiday, so the meeting was moved to tonight. Among items on the agenda, the City Council will consider a resolution reappointing Rick Andrews as Douglas Fire Chief, and will hear on second reading a much-discussed ordinance regulating chickens and other fowl in the Douglas city limits. The Douglas City Council meets tonight at 7 at Douglas City Hall. Council meetings are open to the public, and are broadcast live on Mediastream Cable channel 61.
(Tue 11/13/12) - Winners have been announced in the Douglas Main Street "Fire on Main Street" chili cookoff. Saturday's competition saw 9 groups competing in the courtyard in the Hotel LaBonte. And the winner's are... 3rd place and the People's choice is EWC with "Buckhorn Logger"... 2nd is Johnson's Reality with "Pillars Chili Verde" and 1st place went to The Boys and Girls Club with their "Wicked White". Thanks to all the cooks and everyone that came by for the tastings.
(Wed 11/8/12) - A whole lot of new voters came out at Tuesday's elections. Converse County Clerk Lucile Taylor says her office recorded 1,181 voter registrations at the polls on Tuesday. That number does not include new registrations done before November 6th. Taylor says only a few of those could be marked down to address or name changes. When you consider that Converse County had a total of 6,076 registered voters as late as July, almost 1200 new voters is a significant jump in the number of people taking part in the electoral process. Statewide, Secretary of State Max Maxfield says more than 240 thousand Wyoming residents went to the polls on Tuesday.
(Tue 11/06/12) - Voters give a thumbs up to libraries and a new college campus. Converse County voters said yes at the polls today to approve a one-cent specific use tax that will fund 22 million dollars in renovation and expension at Douglas and Glenrock libraries and 9.7 million dollars for a new building for the Eastern Wyoming College Douglas campus. 57 percent of voters were in favor of both projects, while 40 percent voted against.
City and town elections, Tony Reynolds and Doug Olson will be seated on the Douglas City Council... Sue Dills will serve as Glenrock's mayor... Brandy Popp, Bruce Roumell and John Dehler will join the Glenrock town council, and Kenneth Montgomery and Jon Maines will be on the Rolling Hills town council. Glenrock school board, three seats, and they'll be filled by Vicki Widiker, Scott Lehner and Jim Williams.
COMPLETE CONVERSE COUNTY ELECTION RESULTS HERE.
(Fri 11/30/12) - Girls win, boys lose... Bearcats basketball teams opened their season against Lovell at a round-robin tournament at Riverton this afternoon. In the early game, the top-ranked LadyCats jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, blasting the defending 2A champion Bulldogs 68-28. Kassidy Scott paced the girls with 21 points... Jessie Underberg hit three 3's on her way to15, and Carlie Cecil added 11. In the late game, the Bearcats struggled with a taller Bulldogs squad and poor shooting, falling to Lovell 35-29. The Bulldogs' Cody Savage led all scorers with 18... Dylan Davidson led the Bearcats with 15. The game was close through three... Douglas led 7-5 after one, trailed 13-11 at the half, led again 24-22 after three, but Lovell outshot Douglas 13-5 down the stretch to take the win. Tournament play continues tomorrow... Douglas plays Lyman, girls at noon and boys at 1:30, then play host Riverton, with the girls at 3 and the boys at 4:30.
(Thu 11/15/12) - A fisherman from Douglas has broken the state record for Wyoming's biggest gizzard shad. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says Jeff Kirk caught the fish while jigging with an artificial lure in Glendo Reservoir. Kirk says he thought the fish was a freshwater drum at first. He says he realized it was a gizzard shad after he got the fish home. The gizzard shad weighed an even 2 pounds and was 17 inches long. Gizzard shad are periodically stocked in Glendo as food fish for other species including walleye. The world record gizzard shad weighed 4 pounds, 12 ounces, and was caught in South Dakota in 2006.
(Sat 11/3/12) - Wyoming High School football playoffs this weekend... 3A semi's, Powell beats Green River 13-3 and Star Valley beat Cody 19-6... 2A, the Lovell Bulldogs pick off the Big Horn Rams final pass of the game and hold on for a 29-28 win...Lyman beats Newcastle 32-6... 1A, it's Southeast 16, Cokeville 8, and the Lusk Tigers beat Burlington 31-7. 1A six-man, Little Snake River beats Meeteetse 80-24 and Dubois beats Midwest 59-14. 4A, Natrona remains undefeated with a 30-0 win over Cheyene East, and Gillette beats Sheridan 35-16.
State championship matchups at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie, Little Snake River will look for revenge when they meet Dubois for the 1A six-man title Friday at noon, and Powell will play for a repeat when they meet Star Valley Friday at 3. Saturday, Lovell plays Lyman for the 2A title at 10am, it's a SEWAC battle for the 1A title when Lusk plays Southeast at 1, and Gillette will battle Natrona for the 4A trophy at 4pm.
Wyoming Cowboys football and basketball were both winners on Saturday. The football team's polishing the Bronze Boot after a 45-31 win over Colorado State in the Border War. And the basketball team's 2-0 in exhibition play with a 61-46 win over College of Wooster.