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County Commissioners Looking to Demolish Fairfax Buildings

Jun 07, 2019

The Board of Osage County Commissioners will meet Monday morning at the courthouse in Pawhuska in hopes of making repairs to the buildings in downtown Fairfax that were damaged by a tornado. The commissioners will look to approve a contract with JL & Associates LLC for $22,500 to keep tho ... read more »

Indians Get Win; Second Game Rained Out

Jun 06, 2019

Rain has already majorly messed with the Doenges Ford Indian’s play during their annual trip to Branson, Missouri – However Bartlesville’s summer baseball team did get some good news on Thursday afternoon. The Indians were granted a victory over McDonald County in the tourna ... read more »

Registration Deadline Approaches for County Election

Jun 07, 2019

The application deadline for voters wanting to participate in the Special Washington County Election is coming up. Washington County Election Board Secretary Yvonne House said you have until Friday, June 14th to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the July 9, 2019 ... read more »

WCSPCA to Resume Operation in Normal Shelter

Jun 07, 2019

The Washington County SPCA board voted on Thursday evening to resume operations in their recently flooded shelter. The shelter is located along State Highway 123 between Bartlesville and Dewey. WCSPCA Board President Darlene Shoemake in a statement said: “We felt like this was the r ... read more »

Elder Care in Bartlesville Offers Cooling Units Again

Jun 07, 2019

With summer approaching and temperatures beginning to rise, you may be wondering how you can stay cool. If you are 60 or older, Elder Care in Bartlesville is offering their effort called “The Cool Room Project.” Elder Care Administrative Director Jennifer Ennis said they loan out ... read more »

CableOne Rebrands As Sparklight

Jun 07, 2019

In case you haven’t heard, CableOne has rebranded. The cable, internet and phone service company is now known as Sparklight. The company said they remain committed to provide those service the same way as they did when they were known as CableOne. Current cable and internet plans will n ... read more »

Nowata County Hosting Resource Center

Jun 06, 2019

In a continued effort to address the recovery needs of the citizens, Nowata County is offering a community assistance resource center this weekend. The center will be held as the Nowata County Fair Building. Nowata County Emergency Management Director Laurie Summers explains what resources will b ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Shows History of Domestic Abuse

Jun 06, 2019

A Bartlesville man was arrested on his second charge of domestic abuse assault and battery since 2017. Brian Valdez appeared in front of a judge at the Washington County Courthouse on Thursday facing the felony charge. According to an affidavit, a female victim reported that Valdez had abused ... read more »

OK Freewheel Coming Through Pawhuska

Jun 06, 2019

The OK Freewheel bike race starts this Sunday in Hugo and competitors will race throughout the entire state of Oklahoma. The event will be coming through Osage County next Friday and bikers will be spending the night in Pawhuska at the Cultural Park.   Executive Director for the Pawh ... read more »

Cherokee Nation Donates Prescription Drop-Off Boxes

Jun 06, 2019

In an effort to combat the opioid epidemic in Oklahoma, the Cherokee Nation made donation of prescriptions drop-off boxes to six towns, including Nowata. This donation was made possible as part of a grant that Environmental Programs received from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Nowa ... read more »

Madison Middle School Receives Technology Grant

Jun 06, 2019

Bartlesville's Madison Middle School is receiving $40,000 from the Oklahoma Educational Technology Trust. The school will use that money to buy new technology equipment. The school will also receive professional development training, that being valued worth $25,000.   Principal J ... read more »

FEMA Rules Leave Several with Questions

Jun 06, 2019

Local residents have questions about notices they received by mail regarding flood damage to their homes. Those residents in the City of Bartlesville are encouraged to contact the Department of Engineering for clarification. Floodplain Administrator Micah Siemers said some people mistaken ... read more »

Sen. Lankford: History Teaches Us Important Lessons

Jun 06, 2019

The 98th Anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre was the topic of discussion for U.S. Senator for Oklahoma James Lankford last week on the Senate Floor. He also spoke about the massacre at the John Hope Franklin Center in Tulsa. The John Hope Franklin Symposium is a National Symposium on Recon ... read more »

Mayor Copeland Happy to See Community Togetherness

Jun 06, 2019

The mess that was left behind by flood waters is receiving attention from the City of Bartlesville. Bartlesville Mayor Dale Copeland said it's not just flood water that makes a mess. It's the mud and debris that comes with it. There are areas just little areas that the City of Bar ... read more »

Washington County SPCA May Not Return to Shelter

Jun 06, 2019

The Washington County SPCA is still displaced by the flooding that forced them to evacuate their shelter. Their shelter, which sits along Highway 123 between Bartlesville and Dewey, caused the WCSPCA to move their animals and supplies as fast as they could on Tuesday, May 21st (pictured). ... read more »