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County Commissioners Renew Contract With Wildlife Services

Apr 29, 2019

The Board of Osage County Commissioners met at the courthouse in Pawhuska on Monday morning to talk about a number of items. Dan Gardener, an employee for the state of Oklahoma who specializes in Wildlife Services, was on hand looking to renew a yearly contract with the Commissioners. Distric ... read more »

Proclamation to Renew Quarter-Cent Sales Tax Approved

Apr 29, 2019

An election proclamation and resolution regarding the quarter-cent sales tax was approved by the Washington County Commissioners Monday morning. District 3 Commissioner Mike Dunlap said it was established June 9th, 2009 and the proclamation is based on the expiration of indebtedness of the Wa ... read more »

Authorites Seek Information on Friday Shooting

Apr 27, 2019

Bartlesville police are asking for your information about a shooting incident.     Captain Jay Hastings says Bartlesville Police responded to a shooting incident shortly before midnight Friday evening, April 26th. The shooting occurred in the 500 block of SW Penn street. On ... read more »

Suspect in February Robbery Arrested

Apr 26, 2019

A Bartlesville man was arrested on a warrant on Thursday for his alleged involvement in a robbery that occurred in February. Michael Grayson Jr. appeared in front of a judge Washington County District Court on Friday facing charges of robbery, conspiracy and shooting with intent to kill. Acco ... read more »

PSO Provides Tri-County Tech Robotics Grant

Apr 27, 2019

Public Service Company of Oklahoma has awarded a 15-hundred dollar grant for the robotics teams at Bartlesville’s Tri County Technology Center.    The FIRST robotics grants program is a nationwide initiative to support pre-kindergarten through grade 12 student education wi ... read more »

Lankford Speaks on Oklahoma's Drug Problem

Apr 26, 2019

 Senator James Lankford has been on tour in Oklahoma over recent weeks and a common topic among constituents has been drug abuse. The opioid epidemic has been well chronicled locally, but Lankford said the use of methamphetamine has his attention as well. Lankford said a major concern of ... read more »

Bartlesville Floodplain Board Staying in Compliance

Apr 26, 2019

The Washington County Floodplain Board held a public hearing Friday morning to discuss repealing a two-foot free board requirement in floodplain areas across the county. Even with the repeal, they would stay in compliance with federal standards.   There are floodplains in every city ... read more »

Civitan Club Holds Dedication Ceremony

Apr 26, 2019

A dedication ceremony was held Friday afternoon to honor the completion of a pavilion at Civitan Park in Bartlesville. Club President Toni Harjo says this is something the group has been working toward for a long time. The park itself was built in 2005. One thing the park features is ADA acce ... read more »

Lankford says Immigration is a Top Topic with Oklahomans

Apr 26, 2019

Oklahoma's Senator James Lankford covered topics from immigration to the economy and the social security trust fund to the Mueller report during a noon-hour forum at the Bartlesville Community Center on Friday.  Lankford says there are topics that come up in every town hall.   ... read more »

County Commissioners Hope to Advertise Fairground Bids Monday

Apr 26, 2019

The Board of Osage County Commissioners will meet Monday morning at the courthouse in Pawhuska and will look to take action on a number of items. The County Commissioners will hear from Dan Gardner with Wildlife Services and they will consider approving a contract with the U.S. Department of ... read more »

Governor Stitt Signs Supreme Court Redistricting Bill

Apr 26, 2019

Oklahoma's new Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt has signed a bill to change the districts for the state's Supreme Court and indicated he intends to push for more changes to the state's judiciary.   Stitt held a signing ceremony on Thursday for the measure that abolishes the cu ... read more »

Councilman Stuart: Gov. Stitt Took Away Local Rights

Apr 25, 2019

Oklahoma governor Kevin Stitt recently signed legislation to prevent municipalities from instituting a fee on single-use plastic and paper bags. Bartlesville ward two city councilman Paul Stuart said that this is an infringement of municipal rights. Stuart says his biggest issue isn’t with ... read more »

Bill to Reduce Incarceration Rates Returns to House

Apr 25, 2019

The Senate approved legislation to reduce incarceration rates of repeat nonviolent offenders Thursday. House Bill 2009, authored by Ponca City Senator Bill Coleman, will reduce the sentences of repeat nonviolent offender with no history of violent or sexual offenses. Right now in Oklahoma ... read more »

Senate Leadership Calls Out Supreme Court

Apr 25, 2019

Senate President Pro Tem Greg Treat criticized the Oklahoma Supreme Court’s use of the special law provision of the Oklahoma Constitution. The provision strikes down the non-economic damages cap of the landmark workers’ compensation reform law. Bartlesville’s Senator Julie D ... read more »

Mutual to Host Bible Study in Bartlesville

Apr 25, 2019

Mutual of Bartlesville's Women's Program Coordinator Kristie Jardot invites women to an 8-week Bible study called “Surrendering the Secret.” Jardot said they will walk confidentially with women through the heartbreak and healing associated with abortion. She said that they ... read more »