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Model Gaming Compact Dispute: Tribes Sue, Governor Defends

Jan 03, 2020

Governor Kevin Stitt is praising two tribes, the Kialegee Tribal Town (“Tribe”) and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, for entering into an eight-month extension with the State of Oklahoma on the Model Gaming Compact while responding to the other tribe's and their federal ... read more »

Storm Shelter Grants to be Made Available in Osage County

Jan 03, 2020

Osage County Emergency Manager Jerry Roberts applied for a grant last year that allowed qualified county residents to have a storm shelter installed in their house. The deadline has came and gone for residents to get the storm shelter installed in their home this year, but later this year Roberts ... read more »

Combination Store to be Weighed by Council Monday

Jan 03, 2020

In the next Bartlesville City Council meeting, a recommendation from the Bartlesville Development Authority to appropriate $150,000 as development assistance for a combination Jimmy's Egg and Bricktown Brewery near the old Kmart facility will be weighed. David Wood, the BDA President, wil ... read more »

Winters, Yang to Represent BPS at the State Capitol

Jan 03, 2020

Two Bartlesville High Schools students were recently named to State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister's 2020 Student Advisory Council. Chuck McCauley, the Superintendent for Bartlesville Public Schools, said he was pleased to recommend Senior Stone Yang and Junior Elijah ... read more »

Gap Road to See Speed Limit Signs Installed Soon

Jan 03, 2020

In December, Washington County Commissioner Mike Dunlap requested a speed limit analysis on Gap Road from Guy Engineering. Guy Engineering came back to Commissioner Dunlap with recommended speed limits for various locations along gap road. This includes data on each curve radius in the area. ... read more »

Gov Stitt Hires Perkins Coie Law Firm to Assist State's Efforts in Model Gaming Compacts

Jan 03, 2020

The office of Governor Kevin Stitt announced Friday that the State of Oklahoma engaged Perkins Coie law firm in December to advise in its efforts to negotiate a revised gaming compact with Oklahoma gaming tribes.    “With Perkins Coie, the State of Oklahom ... read more »

Sen. Young Files Bill to Raise State's Minimum Wage

Jan 03, 2020

Democratic Sen. George Young of Oklahoma City has filed legislation to increase Oklahoman’s minimum wage requirement. Senate Bill 1165 would require employers to pay their employees a minimum wage of $10.50 per hour, or match the federal minimum wage rate, whichever is greater. Oklahoma ... read more »

Commissioners to Award Bids to Fix Treasurer's Roof

Jan 03, 2020

The Board of Osage County Commissioners will meet for a regularly scheduled meeting at the courthouse in Pawhuska on Monday morning to sort through a number of important issues. The commissioners will begin by opening and awarding bids to make repairs to the Osage County Treasurer’s roo ... read more »

Independence Man Arrested on Two Separate Assault Charges

Jan 02, 2020

An Independence, Kansas man was arrested on an October warrant for threatening to perform an act of violence as well as a new charge for domestic assault and battery. Devin Myers appeared at the Washington County Courthouse facing three total misdemeanor charges. According to an affidavit, a ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested After Damaging Home, Making Threats

Jan 02, 2020

A Bartlesville man was arrested after attempting to break into a female victim’s home and then sending threatening text messages the next day. Christopher Taylor appeared at the Washington County Courthouse facing misdemeanor charges of damage to private property and threats to kill. Ac ... read more »

Pawhuska Police Officers Must Keep Cars at the Station

Jan 02, 2020

Wednesday marked the deadline for the City of Pawhuska to come to an agreement with the Pawhuska Police Department on whether or not officers would be able to take home their vehicles once their shift ended. Pawhuska Police Chief Nick Silva reports that no deal was reached. Silva says he plan ... read more »

Mr. Klean Thrives After Opening on New Year's Eve

Jan 02, 2020

638 free car washes were given during the opening of Mr. Klean Car Wash in Bartlesville on New Year’s Eve. Owner Willie Short of Mr. Klean – formerly known as the Gusher Car Wash – said they offered the free car washes to celebrate their re-opening. Short said it is good to ... read more »

Foundation Opens Applications for 12 Scholarships

Jan 02, 2020

The Bartlesville Community Foundation has opened applications for 12 scholarships that they are pleased to administer. You can download the application and carefully note the requirements for each scholarship on their website – bartlesvillecf.org. Click on the “Scholarship” ... read more »

Skiatook Chamber Banquet Coming Up

Jan 02, 2020

The Skiatook Chamber of Commerce banquet will take place Saturday, Feb. 1st at the Brooks Walton Activity Center on Skiatook’s High School Campus. The event is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt will be the featured speaker at the 2020 banquet and individual tick ... read more »

Insurance Commissioner Mulready to Visit Bartlesville

Jan 02, 2020

Glen Mulready, Oklahoma’s Insurance Commissioner, will be in Bartlesville on Thursday, Jan. 16th. Jude’s Health and Java House will host Commissioner Mulready for “Coffee with a Commissioner” that day at 9:00 a.m. The cafe is located at 2503 SE Washington Boulevard in ... read more »