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Mobile Disaster Recovery Center Closes Saturday Evening

Jul 05, 2019

The Mobile Disaster Recovery Center will close Saturday evening at Bartlesville High School. If you need individual assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Small Business Administration or Oklahoma Emergency Management, now is the time to get it. Public Information Of ... read more »

OKM Music is Looking for Time, Talent and Treasure

Jul 05, 2019

OKM Music still has a survey out and they are looking for your feedback on their recent Music Festival. Brittney Berling with Public Relations at OKM Music said the 20-question survey can be found on OKM Music’s Facebook page. Their page is called OKM Mozart. The 2019 OKM Music Fest ... read more »

Safety Concerns Raised After Third Fatality Accident

Jul 05, 2019

Three fatality accidents have occurred in the last month on Highway 60 between Bartlesville and Nowata. Two of the accidents happened in Nowata County. The latest accident that occurred last Monday took place in Washington County. There is growing concern about how safe Highway 60 is, and ... read more »

Don Tyler Park Sees Another Successful Duck Derby

Jul 05, 2019

Fourth of July was full of festivities but one event in Dewey had everybody quacking about it. The annual Dewey Duck Derby – also known as the Fantastic Flotilla of Fake Fowl – took place at Don Tyler Park. Participant Jennifer Miller had several rubber ducks in the race. Her fake ... read more »

Dunlap: Quarter-Cent Sales Tax Needs Renewed

Jul 05, 2019

Washington County’s District 3 Commissioner Mike Dunlap spoke at Arvest Bank’s Friday Financial Forum. During the discussion with the public, Comissioner Dunlap talked about the County’s upcoming election to possibly renew the County’s quarter-cent sales. He said he is ... read more »

Gov. Stitt Restricts Contracts with External Lobbyists

Jul 05, 2019

Governor Kevin Stitt announced a new executive order Friday. The order makes permanent the restriction on State agencies entering into contracts with external lobbyists. When taking office, Gov. Stitt uncovered that several state agencies were collectively spending more than $1 million annual ... read more »

Oklahoma Medicaid Office: Update Address or Lose Benefits

Jul 05, 2019

Oklahoma's Medicaid agency is warning its SoonerCare members to keep current their address on file with the agency or risk losing their health care benefits. The Oklahoma Health Care Authority sent out a public reminder Wednesday of the new rule that was signed by Gov. Kevin Stitt last we ... read more »

Cigarette Tax Generates $100 Million Despite Sales Drop

Jul 05, 2019

Smokers in Oklahoma bought millions fewer cigarettes in the past fiscal year but a tobacco tax that began last July means the state collected more than $100 million from sales. Tulsa World reports that, according to the Oklahoma Tax Commission, nearly 60 million fewer packs of cigarettes were ... read more »

New Law Extends Oklahoma's Fourth of July Fireworks Season

Jul 05, 2019

Independence Day has come and gone but why are those fireworks stands still operating? A new state law allows Oklahoma fireworks vendors to stay open longer for this year's Independence Day celebrations. Senate Bill 635 took effect Monday and allows licensed retailers to sell from Jun ... read more »

Miller EMS to Give Update Monday

Jul 05, 2019

The Board of Osage County Commissioners will meet Monday morning for a regular scheduled meeting at the courthouse in Pawhuska. Larry Burrows of Miller EMS will be on hand to give an update on how things are going with their medical services. There will also be possible action taken to sign a ... read more »

Mobile Disaster Recovery Center Closed Thursday

Jul 04, 2019

In recognition of the Independence Day holiday, the Mobile Disaster Recovery Center at Bartlesville High School closed. Services the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Small Business Administration and Oklahoma Emergency Management will open back up Friday. FEMA Public Information Offic ... read more »

Fire Department Offers Firework Guidelines, Safety Tips

Jul 04, 2019

Fourth of July festivities are under way — with cookouts, lake fun and organized fireworks displays. But The Bartlesville Fire Department’s Public Information Officer Bill Hollander fireworks for individual use are not permitted inside the Bartlesville city limits. He said sparkle ... read more »

Samaritan Sports Spectacular Set for August 10

Jul 07, 2019

The 13th Annual Sports Spectacular gets underway 6:00 pm, Saturday, August 10, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn at 205 SW Frank Phillips Blvd in Bartlesville. This year’s featured speakers are award-winning coach Bill Snyder and award-winning sportscaster Wyatt Thompson. The winningest ... read more »

Silva Reinstated as Pawhuska Chief of Police

Jul 03, 2019

The Pawhuska City Council voted to hire Tonya Bright as an Interim City Manager Wednesday evening. Bright's first act as Interim City Manager was to re-hire Nick Silva as Pawhuska's Chief of Police.   This comes after former city manager, Larry Eulert fired Silva last Friday. ... read more »

Stonewall Drive Asphalt Work to Start Next Week

Jul 03, 2019

City of Bartlesville crews will be resurfacing Stonewall Drive between Silver Lake Road and Deerfield Place on Wednesday, July 10th and Thursday, July 11th. This work is weather permitting. Residents are asked to not park their vehicles on the street between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p. ... read more »