KKTY NEWS Sept 13 Archive


(Tue 9/24/13) - If you're hunting or camping southwest of Douglas this fall, you may have to move your tent a little more often.

A new Special Order on the Medicine Bow National Forest recently adjusted from 21 to 16 days the limit dispersed camping can occur at one site.

Dispersed camping is defined as setting up your own campsite outside of developed fee sites. The limit for camping within a U.S. Forest maintained campground remains unchanged at 14 days. The new order states that visitors can disperse camp in one location for no more than 16 days and then must move their camp at least three miles to another location. Once vacated, campers cannot come back to that same site to camp for at least 30 days.

Stop by the Douglas Ranger District at 2250 E. Richards Street in Douglas for more information on the new rule.

(Thu 9/19/13) - Bird meets Oil Well... A deal between Chesapeake Energy and the Wyoming governor's office would guide drilling of potentially hundreds of oil wells within designated sage grouse habitat in east-central Wyoming.

State and Chesapeake officials have been negotiating the drilling plan for a year. Bob Budd with the Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust and Laurie Heath with Chesapeake presented details of the proposal Wednesday in Cheyenne.

The plan seeks to allow drilling while adhering to a statewide strategy for protecting the potentially endangered, ground-dwelling bird. The strategy designates "core areas" of sage grouse habitat including an area near Douglas targeted for drilling.

The deal with Chesapeake would divide the Douglas Core Area into three zones. The company would temporarily suspend drilling in one zone and drill under certain restrictions in the other two.

(Fri 9/13/13) - A green light for new oil development north of Douglas. The Bureau of Land Managment Casper Field office announced yesterday approval of the environmental assessment for Samson Resources Company's Scott Field Development Project. The plan includes the drilling of about 150 new oil and gas wells using horizontal and vertical drilling techniques. The drilling will take place on 40 new well pads with two to six wells to be drilled from each pad. The Scott Field is about 20 miles north of Douglas in Converse County.



(Fri 9/27/13) - Bearcats crush Bison... on a cold, wet night at Buffalo, the Douglas Bearcats football team dominated the Buffalo Bison 52-0. The weather pretty well shut down Douglas's air attack, but the Cats made up for it with a great ground game. Logan Barker ran for 323 yards and five touchdowns... Blake Sanderson, Garret Boner and Micah Thompson also saw the endzone... Douglas totalled 435 yards on the ground... Cats quarterbacks Austyn Matthews and Haize Weber threw a combined 2 for 9 passing for another 68 yards... Douglas put up 503 yards total offense. The Cats move to 4-0 on the season and host Lander for Homecoming football action next Friday night.

(Wed 9/25/13) - Powell, #1... Douglas, #2... barring disaster for either team, those two spots are pretty well locked up in the WyoPreps.Com 3A Football Coaches and Media Poll. Week four, Cody moves back up to #3, Star Valley falls to 4 after their loss to Douglas last Friday night, and the Jackson Broncs debut at #5.

4A shuffles the top 4 slots... this week, it's Gillette, Sheridan, East... Natrona drops to #4, and Cheyenne Central is steady at #5.

2A rearranges all five slots... Mountain View, Burns and Lovell are 1-2-3... the Wheatland Bulldogs move up from 5 to 4, and Big Horn drops from 1 to 5.

1A, no change at the top... it's Cokeville, Lusk and Upton-Sundance at 1-2-3 again... Southeast is 4, and Lingle-Ft Laramie and Rocky Mountain tie for 5th.

1A 6-man, it's Dubois, Meeteetsee, Midwest and Hulett... the only change is Kaycee's debut at #5.

(Wed 9/25/13) - Douglas volleyball, the LadyCats move their conference record to 4-0 with a win over Torrington, defeating the Lady Blazers 3-1. Douglas competes at the Casper Invitational at the Casper Events Center this Friday and Saturday.

(Fri 9/20/13) - Week Three, Win Three... The 2nd-ranked Douglas Bearcats football team ran their record to 3-0 tonight with a 34-17 win over the 3rd-ranked Star Valley Braves. Star Valley took a 14-7 lead with 54 seconds left in the first half, but the Bearcats answered with a 90 yard march in 51 seconds that ended when quarterback Austin Matthews hit Chance Miller in the endzone to score. That tied the score at 14-14 at the half. The drive and score set the pace for a solid second half performance that saw Douglas in the endzone three more times, holding Star Valley to nothing more than a field goal. The Bearcats ran up 428 yards of offense, 268 on the ground and 160 in the air. Star Valley had 318 yards total, 173 rushing and 145 passing. Douglas opens 3A East conference play next Friday night at Buffalo.

(Fri 9/13/13) - The Bearcats beat the Broncs 35-9... for the second week in a row, the Douglas Bearcats football team took advantage of an early turnover and scored in the first minute of the ballgame. Cody's first snap of the night went high over the quarterback's head... the Bearcats recovered and went on to score the first of five touchdowns. The Cats touchdown cold-cocked the Broncs and Douglas dominated through the first half, leading 29-0 at the break. Cody came back much stronger in the third quarter and pushed the Douglas offense back into the endzone to claim a safety. Cody's only touchdown of the night came late in the fourth quarter against Douglas's backup squad. Douglas had 361 yards of total offense, 276 in the air and 85 on the ground. Cody had 141 yards rushing and 41 yards in the air for 182 total yards. The Bearcats are at home again next Friday night when they host the Star Valley Braves.

(Fri 9/6/13) - Now there's a fine way to start a football season... the Green River Wolves fumbled the opening kickoff inside the five-yard line, Douglas's Garrett Boner picked it up and took it in for a touchdown, and 11 seconds into the ball game, Douglas took the lead and never looked back. The Bearcats scored eight more times and dominated the Wolves 59-7 in the season opener at Rock Springs. Boner and Logan Barker each made three visits to the endzone Friday night, and Justin Leman, Chance Miller and Hayes Weber also crossed the goal line. Douglas hosts the Cody Broncs for their home opener next Friday night at Bearcat Stadium.