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Tribes to Gov Stitt: Check's in the Mail

Jan 12, 2020

At the quarterly meeting of the Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes Friday at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, officials with the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Muscogee (Creek), Choctaw and Seminole nations reiterated their stance that Class III gaming compacts automatically renew ... read more »

State Report Card, More to be Discussed in Meeting

Jan 12, 2020

Site principals for Dewey Public Schools will provide information regarding the school system’s State Report Card in the next Dewey Public Schools Board of Education meeting. Later in the meeting, the Board will consider the transfer of FFA Football Concession funds to the district&rsqu ... read more »

Weather Related Announcements, Reschedulings

Jan 10, 2020

With the potential of inclement weather over the weekend, precautions are being taken. Here are the weather related reschedulings and cancellations for now: Click here for the latest list of area closings.  ... read more »

Grocers See Uptick in Business Ahead of Snow Storm

Jan 10, 2020

As the temperatures fell and the skies darkened after a hard rain Friday afternoon, grocery stores saw an uptick in business ahead of a predicted 3-5 inch snowfall. The checkout lanes were mostly full at Food Pyramid/Homeland on SE Washington Blvd by late afternoon. The lanes at the two other ... read more »

WInter Storm Warning : Snow and Ice Forecasts

Jan 11, 2020

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST SATURDAY... * WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph. * WHERE...Osage, Washington OK and Pawnee Counties. ... read more »

Boys and Girls Club of Bartlesville Chosen as Finalist

Jan 11, 2020

The Boys & Girls Club of Bartlesville is one of twenty-one Oklahoma organizations that are now finalists for a $10,000 award and the title of the state’s top nonprofit, thanks to the prestigious Oklahoma Nonprofit Excellence (ONE) Awards, presented annually by the Oklahoma Center for No ... read more »

Commissioner to be Appointed to Planning Group, More

Jan 11, 2020

A resolution regarding the opening of section line road at 4030 Drive in District 2 will be considered in the next Washington County Commissioners meeting. A First Quarter Emergency Management Performance Grant report and request for payment will be presented by Melissa Lindgren with Washingt ... read more »

Severe Weather Strikes Nowata County

Jan 10, 2020

Treacherous weather has brought itself upon Northeast Oklahoma in several different forms as the weekend nears. On Friday at 1:22 p.m. a tornado warning was issued in Nowata County by the National Weather Service. Nowata County emergency manager Laurie Summer says there was threat but no damage w ... read more »

Washington County Prepared for Possible Snowfall

Jan 10, 2020

There is some potential for snow in the forecast this weekend, and Washington County has prepared itself for whatever may come. Equipment has been maintained, sanders are in place, and everything is running properly. Washington County is ready in case they need to mobilize quickly. Commis ... read more »

Speed Limit Signs Installed Along Gap Road

Jan 10, 2020

Speed limit signs have officially been installed along Gap Road in Washington County. In December, Washington County Commissioner Mike Dunlap requested a speed limit analysis on Gap Road from Guy Engineering. He said the engineering firm recommended that his crews install 25 to 40 mile per ho ... read more »

Pawhuska Board to Recognize Spotlight Teachers Monday

Jan 10, 2020

The Pawhuska School Board will meet for a regularly scheduled meeting in the Administration Building on Monday evening. The board will recognize and honor teachers from each campus who go above and beyond the call of duty. The school board will consider approving a number of fundraisers f ... read more »

Ramona Minor Charged With Rape

Jan 10, 2020

A seventeen-year-old from Ramona was charged with a felony count of rape in the second degree for an incident involving an 11-year-old female victim. Christopher Dodson was also charged with making a lewd or indecent proposal to a minor. The alleged incident occurred on September 11, 2019. Ac ... read more »

County Hosts New Emergency Manager Orientation

Jan 10, 2020

Washington County Emergency Management hosted a two-day training this week in Bartlesville for new emergency managers in the region. Kary Cox, the Director for WCEM, said that the New Emergency Manager Orientation or N.E.M.O. training is a course that the State of Oklahoma offers. He said it ... read more »

Huskies Wanting Agriculture Building for Banquet

Jan 10, 2020

The Board of Osage County Commissioners will meet for a regularly scheduled meeting at the courthouse in Pawhuska on Monday. The commissioners will consider donating the Agriculture Building at the Osage County Fairgrounds to the Pawhuska football team for the Huskie football recognition banq ... read more »

Vehicle Collides with Montana Mike's, No Injuries

Jan 10, 2020

A vehicle accidentally bumped into Montana Mike’s in Bartlesville on Thursday evening. Sergeant Jim Warring with the Bartlesville Police Department said a woman was parking her car when she became startled and hit the gas. He said she hit the corner of the restaurant’s entry way. ... read more »