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375 Students Eligible to Graduate from BHS

May 22, 2019

Rain or shine, Bartlesville Superintendent Chuck McCauley said a commencement ceremony for the Bartlesville High School Class of 2019 will take place. All that is needed is a window for graduation to take place. McCauley said they would move the commencement indoors if needed. That has not ha ... read more »

Crews Back at Work After Monitoring River Levels

May 22, 2019

According to the latest reading from the National Weather Service's Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service, the Caney River sits at 16.3-feet. The river was anticipated to peak at 19.1 feet last night but was only recorded to have reached 18.2-feet. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers perfor ... read more »

Hulah Lake Gates Open Wednesday Morning

May 22, 2019

The flood gates at Hulah Lake are open. Lake Manager Eric Bonnell said that the gates are open about a foot. Downstream, Bonnell said the Caney River levels are about 3-feet above the flood stage. He said they are doing everything they can to the minimal mark. Bonnell continued to say tha ... read more »

SPCA Looks Forward to Potential of New Facility

May 22, 2019

Flood waters from the Caney River forced the Washington County SPCA to evacuate their building along Highway 123 between Dewey and Bartlesville early yesterday morning. This is located in the County’s Flood Plain. In total, 125 animals had to be evacuated to the SPCA Clinic at 3432 SE W ... read more »

USACE Trying to Maintain River Levels

May 21, 2019

According to a report from Washington County Emergency Management, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed the gates at Copan and Hulah Lakes in an effort to try to maintain the level of the Caney River. Washington County Emergency Management director Kary Cox explains. Cox says the antic ... read more »

Flooding Postpones Tri County Tech Graduation

May 22, 2019

Due to the high flood waters, Tri County Tech postponed their commencement ceremony which was scheduled to take place Tuesday.   High School Recruitment Specialist for TCT Matt Songer said they want this to be a memorable experience for everyone.   Songer said they want ... read more »

Flooding Causes Troubles on Local Roadways Monday

May 20, 2019

As of 10:00 o'clock Monday night, endless amounts of rainfall have caused troubles in Nowata, Osage and Washington Counties. District 2 Washington County Commissioner Mike Bouvier has advised that people stay home and avoid travel. He said everything east of Highway 75 has seen significan ... read more »

Flooding and Commute Issues in Bartlesville

May 21, 2019

More than five inches of rain dumped across Bartlesville, Osage, Washington and Nowata counties thanks to round after round of thunderstorms and severe weather late on Monday and overnight into Tuesday. The heavy rains, with already above normal river levels have caused some flooding and road ... read more »

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Releasing Water

May 21, 2019

Earlier today, the Caney River was nearly 18 feet above normal. It is expected to crest at 19 feet around 7 o’ clock this evening, this according to the National Weather Service. Road closures in the city of Bartlesville include State Highway 123 between Bartlesville and Dewey. Tuxedo B ... read more »

Verdigris River Levels a Concern in Nowata County

May 21, 2019

Rising levels of the Verdigris River in eastern Nowata County are the chief concern in the wake of storms that hit that area on Monday night and Tuesday morning. At 4 p.m. the Verdigris level was at 34 feet. The river sat at 32.9 feet as of 10 a.m. Tuesday morning. Chairman of the Nowata Coun ... read more »

Amid High Waters, Phillips 66 Will Stay Open

May 21, 2019

It was believed that ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66 would close their campuses for a few days pending further flooding in Bartlesville. Public Relations Spokeswoman Summer Austin with Phillips 66 said they do not intend to close their campus. Austin added that they are encouraging employe ... read more »

Controlled Releases at Dams Expected Tuesday

May 21, 2019

Crews are standing by in Washington County this afternoon as they wait to see what happens with flood levels that have affected the area. Washington County Emergency Management’s Public Information Officer Melissa Lindgren said the Caney River is expected to peak at 19.1-feet between 7: ... read more »

Flood Waters Causes Animal Shelter to Evacuate

May 21, 2019

The Washington County SPCA evacuated all their animals in the early morning hours Tuesday. The shelter is located in a flood plain near the Caney River just north of Bartlesville on Highway 123. Shelter Manager Tonya Pete said the call came in at 1:00 Tuesday morning from Washington County Em ... read more »

Bartlesville Police Department Foundation Added

May 21, 2019

Area residents have raised money for projects and to buy equipment for the Bartlesville Police Department thanks to the newly-formed Bartlesville Police Department Foundation. City Councilman Paul Stewart said the foundation was formed to help police get the nice things that they might not otherw ... read more »

Red Cross Provides Shelter for Flood Damage Victims

May 21, 2019

\r\n The American Red Cross has set up an emergency relief center at Bartlesville’s Redeemer Lutheran Church located at 3700 Woodland Road. After storms hit Washington County and the surrounding areas the shelter held as many as 35 people on Monday night, according to shelter volunteer Caro ... read more »