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Arvest Foundation Donates $15K to BPS Foundation

Jul 22, 2020

The Arvest Foundation recently announced a $15,000 contribution to Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation (BPSF). Arvest local bank president Kim Adams and Arvest community and business relations advisor Chris Batchelder presented the check to Blair Ellis, executive director of BPSF and to Ch ... read more »

Mandatory Mask Mandate in Place at Osage Nation

Jul 22, 2020

Osage Nation Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear has issued a mask mandate for all employees within the Osage Nation effective immediately. A press release states that constituents and others who visit the Osage Nation Government Offices will be required to wear masks when interacting with employees as ... read more »

Casinos Coming to Bartlesville, Pawhuska

Jul 22, 2020

There are new casinos coming to the Bartlesville area. Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney announced on Friday that she had approved two long-standing land-into-trust applications from The Osage Nation in Oklahoma for its casino projects in the cities of Bartlesville and P ... read more »

Caney Nursing Home Operator Fined

Jul 22, 2020

The owner of a closed Caney nursing home has been fined for failing to protect patient and employee records. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says James Laidler of Pittsburg, owner of Caney Guest Home, agreed to pay $150,000 in civil penalties. The judgment, which was approved by Montgom ... read more »

Oklahoma Supreme Court: Governor Overstepped with Tribal Deal

Jul 22, 2020

The Oklahoma Supreme Court says Gov. Kevin Stitt overstepped his authority when he reached a casino gambling agreement with two Native American tribes. In a 7-1 decision on Tuesday, the high court determined the compacts Stitt signed with the Comanche Nation and Otoe-Missouria Tribes are &ld ... read more »

City Forum Held at Westside Community Center

Jul 21, 2020

The Westside Community Center hosted several local leaders to address topics focused on the City of Bartlesville during a forum on Tuesday evening. Affordable housing was one of the questions that was addressed. City Manager Mike Bailey tackled the questions as to whether or not there is any ... read more »

Osage County Tourism Doing Well Despite COVID-19

Jul 21, 2020

The dog days of summer are upon us, but there are still plenty of upcoming events going on across Osage County. The Tallgrass Music Festival in Skiatook has been rescheduled to October to allow for cooler weather, but the Shidler Car Show remains scheduled for August and Pioneer Days will be here ... read more »

Tuesday COVID-19 Update

Jul 21, 2020

There are 1,714 new coronavirus cases being reported by the Oklahoma State Department of Health in their situation update on Tuesday. These numbers come a day after the OSDH said in an email that they were experiencing technical difficulties with data entry and that the numbers may not reflec ... read more »

Cavalcade 2020 a Success

Jul 21, 2020

Leading into the 74th annual Cavalcade some were left wandering if the event should should take place, but many others were curious as to how successful things would be in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. At Monday's Board of Osage County Commissioners meeting, Tourism Director Kelly Bland rep ... read more »

Phillips 66 Grant Covers COVID-19 Expenses

Jul 21, 2020

Thanks to a contribution from Phillips 66, City of Bartlesville employees and facilities are well-stocked with Personal Protective Equipment and other items targeted to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. The company contacted City Manager Mike Bailey with an offer to help with expenses incur ... read more »

Group May Have Interest in City-Owned Acreage

Jul 21, 2020

A children’s home facility may be interested in the City of Dewey’s 40-acres located along 1400 Road behind the softball complex in Dewey. The item was brought up during the Mayor, City Council and Staff Comments portion of the Dewey City Council meeting on Monday night. City Mana ... read more »

Chamber's 116th Awards & Gala Set for August

Jul 21, 2020

The Bartlesville Chamber of Commerce’s 116th Awards & Gala is set to take place on Thursday, August 20th, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. The event will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Bartlesville. The Leadership Bartlesville Class of XXIX graduation will take place, and it will ... read more »

Budget Amended for Nuisance Abatement

Jul 21, 2020

The Dewey City Council discussed a resolution to amend the City of Dewey’s 2020-2021 Fiscal Year Budget on Monday night. City Manager Kevin Trease said the council discussed the amendment, which called for a $7,200 increase in revenues through sales tax, and a $7,200 increase in expendi ... read more »

Bulldogger Back to School Plan Fully Released

Jul 21, 2020

On Monday night, the Dewey Public Schools Board of Education approved a Bulldogger Back to School Plan for the 2020-2021 school year. Those plans were released to the public on Tuesday morning. Following the guidance of the American Association of Pediatrics, Dewey Public Schools believe it&r ... read more »

Pawhuska Enrollment Nears, 2020 Seniors Must Return Chromebooks

Jul 21, 2020

Enrollment for students at Pawhuska Public Schools will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 5th and Thursday, Aug. 6th at the Elementary School Cafeteria. Virtual enrollment ends on Wednesday, July 29th. For those enrolling virtually in kindergarten through fifth grade shou ... read more »