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Annual Fundraiser for Sutton Center is a Wild Brew

Aug 04, 2015

The George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center was founded near Bartlesville in 1983. The mission is to find cooperative conservation solutions for birds and the natural world through science and education. The Sutton Center is affiliated with Oklahoma University but is a private, non-profit orga ... read more »

Sales Tax Free Weekend Coming Up in Oklahoma

Aug 04, 2015

The beginning of the school year is here and the state of Oklahoma will try to save families a little bit of cash by offering a tax-free weekend. The annual sales tax holiday begins at 12:01A.M. on Friday, August 7th and ends at 12 midnight on Sunday, August 9th. Qualified items are exempt from s ... read more »

Latest Leadership Bartlesville Class Project All a Game

Aug 04, 2015

The Bartlesville Chamber of Commerce has long advocated local leadership development and continues to do so with Leadership Bartlesville. Class XXIV (24) was challenged to fund a “city” themed project to conclude their leadership experience. Tiffany Frye, an employee at ConocoPhillips ... read more »

Osage Commissioners Set Public Hearing Date

Aug 04, 2015

This week the Osage County Board of County Commissioners decided to approve Mike Cole and Cole's Lawn Service for the cleanup of newly acquired County properties. The newly acquired properties will have trash and debris removed, and receive lawn maintenance. The lots will not be available for ... read more »

Bartlesville City Council Proclaims National Health Center Week

Aug 04, 2015

National Health Center Week has been celebrated for more than 30 years. The recognition is for services and contributions made through Community, Homeless, Migrant and Public Housing Health Centers. During a Community Connections interview, Councilman Dale Copeland said that free health screening ... read more »

Sales Tax Election Set For October 13th

Aug 03, 2015

The Bartlesville City Council passed a resolution to set an election for a four-tenths of one percent sales tax increase.  The election is scheduled for October 13th.  If the vote passes, the increase would become effective January 1st, 2016.  Bartlesville's last sales tax incr ... read more »

Dewey Public School Board Approves Routine Issues

Aug 03, 2015

The Dewey Public School Board mainly dotted the i's and crossed the t's required before the beginning of the regular school year during Monday's monthly meeting. They approved several fund raisers by different school groups throughout the year. Temporary contracts were approved for tw ... read more »

Dewey City Council Agrees to Legal Terms for Bond Sale

Aug 03, 2015

Dewey City Council members are learning the ins and outs of the legal issues that come with Combined Purpose General Obligation Bonds. Getting them voted on by residents and approved is just half way there. Council members heard an informational presentation from Rick Smith of B O K F, N A, on th ... read more »

North 4010 Road in Ramona to be Shut Down

Aug 03, 2015

The Washington County Board of Commissioners announced on Monday that North 4010 Road in Ramona will be closed this Wednesday, August 5th, through Friday, August 7th between the hours of 7 A.M. and 5 P.M. for road repairs. The area affected is between West 2400 Road and West 2650 Road. Alternate ... read more »

Great News for Nowata Boys and Girls Club

Aug 03, 2015

The Nowata Boys and Girls Club is now a part of the Bartlesville Regional United Way. Resource Specialist Annah Fischer said that the Club has made a lot of progress with the children. Fischer said the program created by the Boys and Girls Club is unique and the Executive Director Treasure St ... read more »

Oklahoma AG Clean Power Plan Unlawful

Aug 03, 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency and President Obama announced the Clean Power Plan Final Rule on Monday but Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt said that under the Clean Air Act, they do not have the legal authority. Pruitt said in a press release, “The president could announce the m ... read more »

BPSD Back to School Rally on Monday

Aug 03, 2015

The Bartlesville Public School District will welcome students to the new school year with a “Back to School Rally” next week. The school year begins Thursday, August 13th but to get the students back into the school spirit, the rally will feature keynote speaker, State Superintendent ... read more »

Contracts, Resolutions Approved by Washington County Board

Aug 03, 2015

The Washington County Board of Commissioners had a number of agenda items for approval on Monday morning. District 2 Commissioner Mike Bouvier was away on other business but the low bid for work in his District was approved and awarded to APAC by Commissioners Mitch Antle and Mike Dunlap. Re ... read more »

OSDE Makes Reporting Index Available to All

Aug 03, 2015

Access to more than 100 various reports pertaining to education is now available to all who have an interest or stake in education in Oklahoma. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister announced Monday the addition of an online catalog of information providing access to reports r ... read more »

Fourth Fatality Results from July Accident

Aug 03, 2015

A fourth person is now dead as a result of a July 25th accident on U. S. 75.  Initial reports indicated that a car driven by 21 year-old Christian Loiler of Owasso was southbound on U. S. 75 at about 3:15 in the morning.  His car collided in the inside lane near 96th street north, about ... read more »