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Cherokee Nation Donates Prescription Drop-Off Boxes

Jun 06, 2019

In an effort to combat the opioid epidemic in Oklahoma, the Cherokee Nation made donation of prescriptions drop-off boxes to six towns, including Nowata. This donation was made possible as part of a grant that Environmental Programs received from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Nowa ... read more »

Madison Middle School Receives Technology Grant

Jun 06, 2019

Bartlesville's Madison Middle School is receiving $40,000 from the Oklahoma Educational Technology Trust. The school will use that money to buy new technology equipment. The school will also receive professional development training, that being valued worth $25,000.   Principal J ... read more »

FEMA Rules Leave Several with Questions

Jun 06, 2019

Local residents have questions about notices they received by mail regarding flood damage to their homes. Those residents in the City of Bartlesville are encouraged to contact the Department of Engineering for clarification. Floodplain Administrator Micah Siemers said some people mistaken ... read more »

Sen. Lankford: History Teaches Us Important Lessons

Jun 06, 2019

The 98th Anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre was the topic of discussion for U.S. Senator for Oklahoma James Lankford last week on the Senate Floor. He also spoke about the massacre at the John Hope Franklin Center in Tulsa. The John Hope Franklin Symposium is a National Symposium on Recon ... read more »

Mayor Copeland Happy to See Community Togetherness

Jun 06, 2019

The mess that was left behind by flood waters is receiving attention from the City of Bartlesville. Bartlesville Mayor Dale Copeland said it's not just flood water that makes a mess. It's the mud and debris that comes with it. There are areas just little areas that the City of Bar ... read more »

Washington County SPCA May Not Return to Shelter

Jun 06, 2019

The Washington County SPCA is still displaced by the flooding that forced them to evacuate their shelter. Their shelter, which sits along Highway 123 between Bartlesville and Dewey, caused the WCSPCA to move their animals and supplies as fast as they could on Tuesday, May 21st (pictured). ... read more »

Price Road Rehabilitation Reaching Completion

Jun 06, 2019

As work on the Price Road Rehabilitation project approaches the final stages, lane closures are set to shift again. The City of Bartlesville’s Director of Engineering Micah Siemers said they will shift lanes one more time. He said the westbound lane will close today and the eastbound la ... read more »

Free Well Testing is Being Offered to Flood Victims

Jun 06, 2019

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality is offering free bacteriological testing of private wells that have been submerged in floodwater in recent weeks. Nowata, Osage and Washington counties all saw significant flooding from May 20th on and they are included in this effort by the Ok ... read more »

Levine, Dallas Brass is Ready to Return to Bartlesville

Jun 05, 2019

The largest and longest-lived music festival will bring life to the Bartlesville community this weekend! Making a return to this year’s 35th Annual OKM Music Festival is Dallas Brass. They first performed in Bartlesville in 1985. Dallas Brass member Michael Levine said he is looking ... read more »

Charges Filed in 2017 Alleged Rape

Jun 05, 2019

A Kentucky man was arraigned on charges stemming from a December 2017 sexual assault that occurred in Bartlesville. John Cox was charged with forcibly sodomy and second degree rape. According to an affidavit, a 15-year-old female victim gave a very detailed account of incidents where she was ... read more »

Pirate Ship Coming to Johnstone Park

Jun 05, 2019

The Bartlesville City Council voted Monday to approve a contract with Kompan Inc. to construct a "pirate ship" playground in Johnstone Park. The park will be funded by the Community Development Block Grant Small Cities Set-aside program and matching dollars from the City's Capital I ... read more »

Cleanup Continues in Osage County

Jun 05, 2019

Osage County residents are continuing to pick up the pieces two weeks after flooding rains devastated the area. Osage County Emergency Manager Jerry Roberts says the county is still waiting on a presidential emergency declaration, but he expects it to be coming soon.   Numerous ... read more »

Nowata Grateful for Officials, Emergency Personnel

Jun 05, 2019

Floodwaters overtook Nowata County for nearly two weeks and now the levels of the Verdigris River have finally normalized. At Monday’s Nowata County Commissioners meeting many people expressed gratitude for the work done by the commissioners, emergency personnel and volunteers. Rocky Seals, ... read more »

Bartlesville Juneteenth

Jun 05, 2019

Juneteenth is coming to Bartlesville June 14th and 15th pre-registration is June 14th Friday night from 6:00pm to 10:00 and there is a question and answer forum during this time as well. Some attractions that will be held at the Westside Community Center at noon on Saturday are games, food, three ... read more »

Silver Alert Canceled for Woman with Dementia

Jun 05, 2019

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office canceled a Silver Alert for 74-year old Nala Watkins Wednesday morning. Watkins has been found. Officials said Watkins was under proven medical or physical disability and she was last seen visiting her doctor in Ponca City. Osage County officials also n ... read more »