News


Washington County Commissioners Meet Monday

Apr 23, 2018

The Washington County Board of Commissioners met on Monday morning where several forms were approved that will further projects along this summer.  All three commissioners noted that preparation work will be started this week for the summer.  Commissioner Mike Bouvier says that ... read more »

Nowata Commissioners Approve Bridge Beam Sale

Apr 23, 2018

A sale of bridge beams was among the agenda items approved at Monday’s meeting of the Nowata County Commissioners.   District 1 commissioner Curtis Barnes chose to sell the beams to Oilfield Pipe and Supply for $10,701.16 after receiving multiple bids. The beams are coming off ... read more »

Commissions Submit for Equipment Bids and Approve Purchases

Apr 23, 2018

Equipment was the name of the game at the Monday morning meeting of the Osage County Board of County Commissioners. First on the agenda was the open and awarding of bids for a used dump truck year 2000 or newer, this item was rebid as bids failed to meet specifications previously. The dump truck ... read more »

Nowata Superintendent Ashlock Plans Resignation

Apr 23, 2018

The Nowata School Board has planned an executive session as part of the agenda for Wednesday night's meeting.  The agenda calls for the board to go behind closed doors to talk about the resignation of Superintendent, Leon Ashlock and to discuss a timeline for hiring a new superintendent. ... read more »

Operation Clean House A Success Despite Wet Conditions

Apr 21, 2018

The wet weather did not discourage Washington County residents from taking advantage of the annual Operation Clean House on Saturday. Operation Clean House a free, countywide event for Washington County residents to dispose of hazardous household and automotive goods without risk to the environme ... read more »

Your OAB Website Of The Year

Apr 21, 2018

The Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters held it's annual awards banquet on Friday night in Tulsa.   Among the numerous winners, our stations KWON, KYFM, KRIG and KPGM picked up two awards.   KWON was awarded the Community Service Award for outstanding commitment to ... read more »

Washington County Tax Notices

Apr 21, 2018

Thousands of property owners in Washington County are receiving notices from the local county assessor’s office informing them of potential property tax increases this fall. According to County Assessor Todd Mathes, the notices are necessary to apprise taxpayers of Washington County of an i ... read more »

City Competes in Water Pledge

Apr 21, 2018

The City of Bartlesville is asking for help to raise its ranking in a competition among other cities.   Currently ranked 22nd, The Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation is a competition among cities to see who has the most water wise residents.   You can help Ba ... read more »

Council Rejects Firefighters Arbitration and Calls Vote

Apr 20, 2018

The City of Bartlesville will send the election board a resolution calling an election asking voters to decide which of two last best contract offers of a contract between the city and its firefighters will be implemented.  David Taylor summarized the two positions for the council during a n ... read more »

Candidates Answer Questions At Forum

Apr 20, 2018

A forum was held at Arvest bank on Thursday night where several candidates for First District Congress answered questions.   While there were varying answers from each candidates, they had some agreement as well. In relation to Jim Bridenstine being selected for NASA, Tim Harris says ... read more »

Firefighters Arrested for Starting Fires

Apr 20, 2018

Two members of the Washington County Fire Department and Washington County Emergency Management are arrested and accused of starting grass fires. According to an arrest affidavit, Patrick Bradley and Hunter Martin were driving near North 4020 Road and West 1800 Road on February 14th when Brad ... read more »

Okesa Driver Injured in Rollover Accident

Apr 20, 2018

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol continues to investigate a Thursday afternoon accident in Osage County.  According to the accident report, a 2008 Dodge Charger driven by 48 year-old Luis Perales of Okesa was westbound on Okesa Road just after 1 o'clock.  The vehicle went off the road to ... read more »

Osage County Free Dump Day this Saturday

Apr 20, 2018

Saturday April 21st from 8am to 4pm, the Osage County Commissioners and the City of Pawhuska will host their Free Dump Day. Osage County residents will have the opportunity to drop off bulky items along with no longer functioning appliances and much more.   The dump day was establis ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Charged in Domestic Incident

Apr 19, 2018

A domestic incident that got out of hand led to the arrest of a Bartlesville man. Chandler White stood before a judge at the Washington County Courthouse on Wednesday facing charges of domestic abuse by strangulation and assault with intent to kill for an incident that occurred earlier this week. ... read more »

Bridenstine Confirmed as NASA Chief

Apr 19, 2018

The U. S. Senate has confirmed Congressman Jim Bridenstine as the next administrator of NASA.  The vote went along party lines with 50 Republican votes to confirm and 47 Democrat no votes and two no votes from Independents. Bridenstine says it is an honor to be confirmed. He goes on to s ... read more »