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Funnel Cloud Spotted North of Skiatook Tuesday

Jun 18, 2019

Severe weather produced a funnel cloud in Washington County Tuesday night. The cloud was spotted between Skiatook and Avant. Bartlesville Radio spotters Jay and Trey Stumpff spotted the funnel just after 9:00 o’clock. You can find a video of the formation here. The video is courtesy of Trey ... read more »

Police Report Released in Kidnapping Arrest

Jun 18, 2019

More details have emerged in alleged kidnapping incident that occurred in Bartlesville on June 10. Gilbert Campus was arrested in Idabel, Oklahoma on June 11 after allegedly forcing George Besseris into a vehicle while wielding a knife. Besseris then claims he was dropped off in Rogers, Arkansas. ... read more »

County Valuations Could Double by the End of 2020

Jun 18, 2019

Valuations have increased in Washington County. Assessor Todd Mathes attended Monday night’s presentation focused on the Special County Election scheduled for Friday, July 5th. During that meeting, he said valuations have increased by a rough average of 4-percent in the past two decades ... read more »

County Personnel to Meet with FEMA Wednesday

Jun 18, 2019

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has declared 21 counties in Oklahoma eligible for Individual Assistance. Nowata, Osage and Washington Counties fall under that declaration. FEMA will meet with Washington County personnel Wednesday morning. Chairman of the Washington County Commissi ... read more »

Blackburn Bridge Needing Repair After Flooding

Jun 18, 2019

The Blackburn Bridge separating Pawnee and Osage County suffered extensive damage on the Osage County side. District three commissioner Darren McKinney says the estimated cost of repair is 1.5 million dollars.   Because the Pawnee County side of the bridge didn't suffer any damag ... read more »

Stabilizing Wall Nearing Completion in Fairfax

Jun 18, 2019

Despite there being rain in the area last week, Terry Loftis and his crew at JL&Associates will finish construction of the stabilizing wall between two downtown buildings in Fairfax by Wednesday. This will prevent the buildings from falling before they get demolished.   At Monday ... read more »

Museum to Present on Oklahoma's Greatest Women

Jun 18, 2019

Kay Little of "Little History Adventures" will present the educational program “Red Dirt Strong Women of Oklahoma." The brown bag event will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Bartlesville Area History Museum on June 28th. The museum can be found on the fifth floor of ... read more »

Osage County Seeing Tourism Revenue Increase

Jun 18, 2019

The Board of Osage County Commissioners heard from the Executive Director of Osage County Tourism, Kelly Bland at Monday's commissioner meeting and she reported that revenue is going up in the county.   Various tour bus groups have contacted Bland in hopes of coming through the O ... read more »

Flooding Causes Cancellation of Mud in the Ville 5K

Jun 18, 2019

Localized flooding puts a damper on summer fun and fundraising in Bartlesville. CEO and President Lisa Cary with Bartlesville Regional United Way said they had to cancel this year's inaugural Mud in the Ville 5K. 5K participants would have gone through Johnstone Park, which saw most o ... read more »

Disinfectant Equipment Still in the Shipping Process

Jun 18, 2019

Waiting on a $65,673 ultra-violet disinfection system is what the City of Dewey is doing right now. Dewey City Manager Kevin Trease said they have talked to Haynes Pump and Process about the equipment's shipment. He said they were unable to tell him where in shipping the equipment is, but ... read more »

Boulevard Pharmacy Offers Free Medication Disposal

Jun 18, 2019

A local pharmacy makes safe disposal of your unwanted, unused or expired medications. Head Pharmacist Gary Bell with Boulevard Pharmacy at 1117 SE Frank Phillips Blvd in Bartlesville said they called a company named Life in Check to get a medication disposal box in the store. They have had th ... read more »

Gov. Stitt Appoints Buhl to Housing Finance Agency

Jun 18, 2019

Governor Kevin Stitt appointed Michael Buhl of Norman as chair of the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency Board of Trustees. He follows Richard S. Lillard from Miami, Oklahoma in the role. Buhl is the sole owner and managing broker of Commercial Realty Resources Company. A 34-year commercial real ... read more »

April Sales Tax Skyrockets for the City of Dewey

Jun 17, 2019

April sales tax collections gave the City of Dewey its best collection in a year. Dewey City Manager Kevin Trease said the collection came in at $68,596. That put the City of Dewey up 8.5-percent in sales tax for this Fiscal Year. Compared to the 2017-2018 Fiscal Year's April, there was a ... read more »

Commissioner Dunlap Discusses Sales Tax Renewal

Jun 17, 2019

The hopeful renewal of the quarter-cent sales tax in Washington County was discussed Monday night at the Bartlesville Public Library. District 3 Commissioner Mike Dunlap said the Special County Election on July 5th will make a big difference as to whether or not that tax will continue. Th ... read more »

Bartlesville Schools Adjust Meal Prices for 2020

Jun 17, 2019

Meal prices for Bartlesville Public School students will go up by a dime next school year.   Bartlesville school staff evaluates the cost for meals each year based on a Federal meal cost formula.  Elementary students will pay $2.10 for breakfast and $2.95 for lunch.  Secondary ... read more »