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Utility Companies Violating Applications in Osage County

Dec 24, 2019

At Monday's Board of Osage County Commissioners meeting, District Two Commissioner Kevin Pasley mentioned that utility companies are violating permit applications in his district. As a result, he wants to do something about it.   For each permit violation a company commits, it co ... read more »

Blankets, Toys Donated by the Nowata Police Department

Dec 24, 2019

The Nowata Police Department says thank you to the community for coming together to make their Toy and Blanket Drive a huge success. 106 blankets were delivered to residents of the Nowata Nursing Home (32 residents), the Osage Nursing Home (25 residents), the Hays House (46 residents), and th ... read more »

Dewey Superintendent Talks State Report Card Scores

Dec 24, 2019

A month has passed since Dewey Public Schools received their 2018-2019 report card scores from the Oklahoma State Department of Education. Superintendent Vince Vincent said he believes all schools in the DPS District got the same score they received a year ago. In terms of the DPS Distric ... read more »

Hotel Could Be Coming to Pawhuska

Dec 24, 2019

The city of Pawhuska owns a property in downtown Pawhuska and now they are looking to sell it to someone who could house even more people in Pawhuska. City Manager Dave Neely says someone in the hotel industry is coming to look at this tract of land to start the new year.   Neely fir ... read more »

Friend-In-Deed Free Christmas Meal n Bartlesville

Dec 24, 2019

All are welcome for a free Christmas Dinner on Christmas Day! That’s the word from Friend-In-Deed’s George George Halkiades and Chelli Bea. The free meal, served by over 100 volunteers, features a sit-down presentation where the meal is brought to you. The Adams Blvd Church of ... read more »

Tower Center to be a Big Focus in Bartlesville for 2020

Dec 24, 2019

The Tower Green Design Committee held their last meeting of 2019 a week ago, but they still have high hopes for the Tower Center at Unity Square project in Bartlesville. Committee Co-Chair and Bartlesville Vice Mayor Alan Gentges reflected on the accomplishments of 2019 and how those will car ... read more »

Crabtree Retires as History Museum Coordinator

Dec 24, 2019

After 14-years of service, Jo Crabtree, the Coordinator of the Bartlesville Area History Museum, is retiring. Crabtree said that she will miss working with the City of Bartlesville. She said she has high hopes for the Bartlesville Area History Museum moving forward. The community should c ... read more »

Weeze's Cafe, Outpost Coffee Look to Partner Up

Dec 24, 2019

Weeze’s Café in Bartlesville continues to make renovations to its building located at 328 S. Dewey Ave. Owner D Smith said that they are also building on a partnership with their neighbor – Outpost Coffee – as they keep changes coming to Weeze’s. He said Outpost ... read more »

Carbon Monoxide Detectors an Important Item During Winter

Dec 24, 2019

As winter begins, the Pawhuska Emergency Management Services wants to remind you how important it is to have a carbon monoxide detector inside your home. If you, or someone you know, heats their home in an abnormal way, make sure they have one of these detectors, as they can save your life. Y ... read more »

Ocean China Closes After 25 Years of Dining Services

Dec 24, 2019

For 25 years, the Ocean China Restaurant along Frank Phillips Blvd in Bartlesville has served the community with delicious Chinese cuisine. Ocean China announced with a heavy heart that they are closing their operation. The closure went into effect on Saturday, Dec. 21st. In a Facebook po ... read more »

Cabinet Member Resigns and Criticizes Oklahoma Governor Amid Gaming Compact Negotiations

Dec 23, 2019

Oklahoma's Secretary of Native American Affairs, Lisa Billy, submitted her resignation Monday amid the state's compact negotiations with state tribal leaders, according to a resignation letter addressed to the governor. Billy is a member of the Chickasaw and served in the Oklahoma Hou ... read more »

Council of the Cherokee Nation Approves Historic Registry Act

Dec 23, 2019

The Council of the Cherokee Nation approved legislation proposed by Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. to protect and preserve historical tribal sites. Under the act, the tribe’s Natural Resource office will create and maintain a database of historical sites. The act also makes it a crime ... read more »

Author, Veteran Offers Roadside Survival Tips

Dec 23, 2019

You should be prepared for anything when you hit the road this Christmas. Vietnam War veteran and author of “Roadside Survival: Low Tech Solutions to Automobile Breakdowns” Walt Brinker shares some safety tips for you to keep in mind if and when your car breaks down. He said you s ... read more »

Commissioners Weigh Options on Bighill Store

Dec 23, 2019

The Board of Osage County Commissioners ordered Terry Loftis to send an engineer to the Bighill Furniture Store so that they could determine how structurally sound the building is. After inspecting the building thoroughly, Loftis reported to the commissioners that the engineer believed some parts ... read more »

Bartlesville Police Chief Offers Christmas Safety Tips

Dec 23, 2019

Among the madness that comes with the holiday, Bartlesville Police Chief Tracy Roles wants you to stay safe this Christmas. If you are having to travel away from home, Chief Roles asks that you lock up your home first. He said the BPD wants to do everything they can to keep you and your posse ... read more »