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City Council Talks Wastewater Treatment

Mar 04, 2019

The Bartlesville City Council dealt with several business items at Monday night’s meeting. A cluster of three agenda items dealt with wastewater treatment. First, the council heard the final report of the Water Reuse Feasibility Study. Water Utilities Director Terry Lauritsen presented the ... read more »

DPS Approves New Contract with School In Site

Mar 04, 2019

A contract with School In Sites for website services was approved by the Dewey School Board on Monday evening. Dewey Superintendent Vince Vincent said School In Site has revamped their services and approached DPS about their contract with them.   While they do more on social media t ... read more »

Resolution Approved for Vote on Sales Tax Hike

Mar 04, 2019

On May 14th, Dewey voters will have a chance to approve or reject a four-tenths of one percent increase to the City of Dewey's sales tax. This is possible after Monday night's Dewey City Council meeting where the council approved a resolution to authorize the calling and holding of an ele ... read more »

Concrete Bases for Lighting May Be Installed Soon

Mar 04, 2019

Progress has been made since the Oklahoma Department of Transportation approved lighting fixtures to go up in District 2 of Washington County. Commissioner Mike Bouvier submitted the request to ODOT to install LED lighting at 2300, 2400 and 2900 Roads along Highway 75.   He hopes to ... read more »

BPS to Host Teacher Job Fair Saturday

Mar 04, 2019

Bartlesville Public Schools will be hosting a job fair for anyone interested in being employed as a teacher or several other positions with the district. The fair will be held Saturday, March 9 in the Bartlesville High School common area. The event begins at 8:45 a.m. BPS has several position ... read more »

Report Deems Nowata County Jail Unsafe

Mar 04, 2019

The Nowata County Board of Commissioners was presented with a report on the county jail during Monday morning’s meeting. The report was put together by independent consultant Michelle Robinette. Robinette’s report outlined several troubling issues with the jail that put the safety ... read more »

Civitan Club to Hold 6th Annual Paddle Party Auction

Mar 04, 2019

The Bartlesville Civitan Club will hold its 6th Annual Paddle Party Quarter Auction in Bartlesville Saturday.   Club President Tony Harjo says a Paddle Party is a fun game of chance and all you have to do is bring a role of quarters or ask for quarters at the event to join the fun. ... read more »

Relay for Life to Hold Talent Showcase Saturday

Mar 04, 2019

An effort to raise funds for the American Cancer Society will take place in Dewey on Saturday. The Relay for Life NOW (Nowata, Osage, Washington) program will be holding a Talent Showcase at the Heritage Theater Cafe and Pub to help raise funds that would go toward finding cures to fight cancer. ... read more »

Items Get Tabled at Commissioner Meeting

Mar 04, 2019

The Board of Osage County Commissioners met Monday morning at the courthouse in Pawhuska and several of the items got tabled. The County Commissioners were unable to sign the inter-local agreement with the city of Fairfax to assist the town with EMS Services because legal needs to further loo ... read more »

History Museum to Remember 1982 Tornado

Mar 04, 2019

The Bartlesville Area History Museum will present “Tornadoes, Twisters and Terror” - a program concerning the March 15th, 1982 tornado that brought devastation to west Bartlesville 37 years ago. The F2 tornado left damage in its wake over a three-mile long trek. Damage came in at an e ... read more »

Sheriff, Commissioners Speak on Jail Situation

Mar 04, 2019

Several Nowata County officials are still searching for answers after a scary situation involving high carbon monoxide levels in the county jail that was discovered last Thursday. The source of the gas has yet to be discovered at this time. Sheriff Terry Sue Barnett says that three members of ... read more »

Nowata Inmates Still Housed in Washington County

Mar 04, 2019

The Washington County Commissioners signed an agreement Monday morning with Nowata County. Last Thursday night, the Nowata County Jail had a carbon monoxide leak that caused an evacuation from the building. That included 18 inmates that were transported to the Washington County Jail. Chairman Mit ... read more »

Commissioners Award Bids for Surplus Patrol Vehicles

Mar 04, 2019

The Washington County Commissioners started their Monday morning meeting bright and early. They waited for bidding to start for the sale of several surplus patrol vehicles from the Washington County Sheriff's Department.   Before the 10 o'clock bidding took place, the commis ... read more »

Melania Trump Visits Tulsa

Mar 04, 2019

First Lady, Melania Trump arrived in Tulsa Monday morning as part of her "Be Best" initiative.  The trip is Mrs. Trumps first domestic overnight trip in her official capacity.   The First Lady unveiled her child well-being initiative last year.  She stopped at a T ... read more »

Nowata Jail Talks Set for This Morning

Mar 04, 2019

Nowata County Commissioners will meet on this morning to discuss future plans for the jail.  The Fire Department evacuated all 18 inmates to the Washington County Jail last Thursday when they found high levels of carbon monoxide in the building.  Both the jail and the Sheriff’s Of ... read more »