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Libertarian Maldonado Announces Run for Governor

May 26, 2017

A colorful, mullet-wearing operator of an exotic animal park who ran as a write-in candidate for president is among a group of Libertarian Party candidates planning to run for Oklahoma's open governor seat in 2018. Joseph Maldonado, a self-described actor and musician known as "Joe E ... read more »

Phillips 66 Honors Students with Dependent Scholarships

May 26, 2017

Nine area high school seniors will receive a $16,000 college scholarship from the Phillips 66 Dependent Scholarship Program. The competitive program awards outstanding college-bound students whose parents work for Phillips 66 or one of its subsidiaries. Honorees include Bartlesville High Scho ... read more »

James Ellis Arrested on Sex Charges

May 26, 2017

Investigators with the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office arrested 27 year-old James Ellis on Friday, May 19th after he began a graphic sexual communication with a 14 year old female in Canadian County.  Ellis instead was communicating with an undercover Sheriff's Investigator using ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Charged With Meth Possession

May 25, 2017

A Bartlesville man appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Thursday. Gerardo Castruita Jr. was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine earlier this week. According to an affidavit, Castruita admitted to an officer to having possessed both methamphetamine and marijuana inside ... read more »

Two Bartlesville Men Charged With Aggravated Assault

May 25, 2017

Two Bartlesville men stood before a judge in the Washington County courthouse on Thursday. David Kirby and Kyle Magana face a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.  According to an affadavit, the two men entered the residence of a woman, but were asked to leave. The men then ... read more »

City Planning Commission

May 25, 2017

The City Planning Commission held their regular meeting on Tuesday evening. Among action items, the commission held a public hearing to consider on an application from Green Country Dental Arts to increase square footage on a sign on Washington boulevard. The commission also held a public hearing ... read more »

Pathfinder Parkway To Be Re-Routed Temporarily

May 25, 2017

The damaged portion of Pathfinder Parkway located north of the Tuxedo Bridge will be temporarily re-routed until a more permanent solution can be secured. The path from Johnstone Park to Frank Phillips Boulevard is closed because of erosion on the trail into the Caney River, leaving no throu ... read more »

Pools To Open Saturday

May 25, 2017

Frontier and Sooner swimming pools are set to open on Saturday. Both pools, while owned by the City of Bartlesville, are managed and operated by the Richard Kane YMCA. Open swim at both pools will be from noon to 6 p.m. every day. Group swim, lessons, private lessons and private party reserv ... read more »

City Offices Closed On Memorial Day

May 25, 2017

Monday trash routes will be amended next week due to the Memorial Day holiday. Monday trash routes will be serviced on Wednesday, May 31. The City of Bartlesville offices will be closed Monday, May 29, for Memorial Day. Police and fire services will continue as normally scheduled, with no ... read more »

OSDH Advises For Tick Prevention

May 25, 2017

The Oklahoma State Department of Health is advising anyone who participates in outdoor activities to follow tick bite prevention precautions. Ticks can carry many diseases which can cause illness, and even death, in both children and adults of all ages. Oklahoma continues to rank among those ... read more »

Online Elementary Education Available

May 25, 2017

The Bartlesville Public School District has posted online education for elementary students to use during the Summer months. The resources can be found on their website, here. ... read more »

Accident Closes 75 for Awhile

May 25, 2017

Highway Patrol troopers responded just after 10:30 Thursday morning when they were notified of an accident four miles north of Bartesville on U.S. 75 involving a commercial vehicle.  The two-vehicle mishap blocked the southbound lanes of 75.  The OHP closed 75 at 1300 road for about 30 ... read more »

Bartlesville Redevelopment Trust Authority

May 24, 2017

The Bartlesville Redevelopment Trust Authority held a regular meeting on Wednesday afternoon where they spent much of the meeting in executive session discussing with their legal council about several pending lawsuits from Joel Rabin and Sharon Hurst. The authority also approved a recomendati ... read more »

BPS Summer Food Service Program

May 24, 2017

The Bartlesville Public Schools Child Nutrition Department will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program for Children this year. Free meals will be served to children ages 1 to 18 in the cafeterias of four schools in the Bartlesville Public School District – Richard Kane, Ranch H ... read more »

Bartlesville Woman Charged With Possession of Inhalants

May 24, 2017

A Bartlesville woman was in the Washington County Courthouse on Wednesday. Allison Leathers was charged with possession and use of nitrate inhalants. According to an affidavit, Leathers used an air duster to inhale intoxicating chemicals, which is a misdemeanor. Leathers next court date i ... read more »