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Blood Drive Taking Place this Week in Bartlesville

Jul 22, 2019

The Jane Phillips Medical Center is holding a blood drive this week, according to the American Red Cross. Jan Hale, the External Communications Manager for the American Red Cross out of Tulsa, said summer time donors are greatly needed. She said summertime is especially difficult for blood co ... read more »

Habitat for Humanity to Obtain Surplus Real Estate

Jul 22, 2019

The Washington County Commissioners approved a resolution to declare real estate in the County as surplus. The property is known as 808 Southeast Shawnee, Lot 14, Block 5 at the Guthrie Addition in the City of Bartlesville. District 2 Commissioner Mike Bouvier said the property is going t ... read more »

Proposed Oil and Gas Contract Approved Monday

Jul 22, 2019

The Washington County Assessor's Office and the Total Assessment Solutions Corporation had a proposed contract approved on Monday. County Assessor Todd Mathes explained the contract and that they have contracted with TASC for the last four to five years for oil and gas discovery and valua ... read more »

Dewey Police Win Boots and Badges Blood Drive Trophy

Jul 22, 2019

The fifth Boots and Badges Blood Drive at the gymnasium at Dewey High School was a success! The Oklahoma Blood Institute collected 80 blood donations last Thursday. 240 local lives will be impacted by the donations. Susan Addison, an Account Consultant with the Oklahoma Blood Institute, s ... read more »

City Offers Free Disposal Site for Tree Debris

Jul 22, 2019

The City of Bartlesville has established a free site for Bartlesville residents to dispose of tree debris caused by Sunday’s storm. The site is located on West Highway 60 just east of the Green Country Rodeo Arena. Public Works Director Keith Henry said Sunday night's unexpectde ... read more »

8,000 Without Power in Bartlesville

Jul 21, 2019

A late-night severe storm on Sunday caused widespread power outages in Bartlesville and the surrounding area. Public Service Company of Oklahoma is reported roughy 7,700 outages and Verdigris Valley Electric Cooperative is reporting close to 1,000 outages. Hazards include downed trees, limbs ... read more »

Nowata Commissioner Discuss 911 Consolidation

Jul 22, 2019

The possibility of consolidating 911 services with Rogers County sparked a debate at Monday morning’s meeting of the Nowata County Commissioners. Jerome Gnatek presented a cost analysis study and said it would come at annual cost of approximately $101,000. Currently, 911 dispatch is hos ... read more »

Power Slowly Returning After Sunday's Storms

Jul 22, 2019

Crews have been working non-stop since last night's storms that raced through the area knocking down trees, limbs and power lines. Nearly 8000 customers were without power at 11:45pm Sunday. That number is now down under 2000. Numerous branches and some trees have been reported down t ... read more »

Northbound Lanes of Highway 75 Buckle

Jul 21, 2019

At around 5 o’ clock Sunday evening, the northbound lanes of highway 75 buckled between west 3900 and west 4000 road. Washington County Emergency Manager Kary Cox explains.  Cox said that the Oklahoma Department of Transportation is currently on the scene making repairs, but motori ... read more »

BAHM Presents: Delaware Tribe in the Cherokee Nation

Jul 20, 2019

The Bartlesville Area History Museum will host a program with Dr. Brice Obermeyer, a Delaware Tribe Historic Preservation officer, who will present an educational program examining the history of the Delaware Tribe, their lives, and their history in the Cherokee Nation. The program will be he ... read more »

OKM Music Wants to Give Ukuleles to Boys and Girls Club

Jul 19, 2019

In the past, OKM Music has brought violins and recorders to the Salvation Army through the Salvation Army Conservatory. Public Relation Director Brittney Berling said they hope to continue this in the future. She said they also want to do something like this for the Boys and Girls Club of Bar ... read more »

Real Estate, Oil and Gas Contract to be Discussed

Jul 20, 2019

A proposed oil and gas contract between the Washington County Assessor’s Office and Total Assessment Solutions Corporation through the Washington County Commissioners will be discussed on Monday. This is for the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year. A resolution declaring surplus real estate in Washin ... read more »

Several Counties Under Heat Advisory

Jul 19, 2019

Several counties in Oklahoma including Washington, Osage and Nowata remain under heat advisory as scorching temperatures continue to cover the area. This hot weather trend is prevalent throughout the Midwest and even parts of the east coast. A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperat ... read more »

Gov. Stitt Wants Audit on Epic Charter Schools

Jul 19, 2019

Governor Kevin Stitt and State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister have called for an investigative audit of Epic Charter School and all related entities in a letter submitted by Gov. Stitt to State Auditor Cindy Byrd. The audit request will involve a three-year look back on all previously issued a ... read more »

Cavalcade Has Plenty of Great Food Options

Jul 19, 2019

There aren't many sporting events that fans go to in which one of the main attractions is the food. Social Media Coordinator for the Cavalcade Rodeo in Pawhuska, Kaci Bute, says many people look forward to the food options that Cavalcade has to offer year after year.   The Cavalc ... read more »