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Weekly Alarm Testing Time Changes at Research Center

Jul 20, 2020

The Phillips 66 Research Center in Bartlesville is changing the time of day in which it will conduct testing of its weekly emergency alarm system. Effective Wednesday, July 15th, 2020, the alarm system will be tested at noon on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Previously the alarm was tested at 10:0 ... read more »

County Volunteer Fire Department Receives Big Donation

Jul 20, 2020

Washington County Emergency Management has received a generous donation from Coffeyville Resources, LLC. A resolution regarding the $24,200 donation from Coffeyville Resources to the Washington County Emergency Operations Center was approved by the Washington County Commissioners on Monday. M ... read more »

Samaritan Sports Spectacular Calls an Audible

Jul 20, 2020

In lieu of their largest annual fundraiser, Samaritan Counseling will be hosting the Samaritan Sports Spectacular "Audible."   Appearing on COMMUNITY CONNECTION on Monday, Executive Director Larry Cowan and Board Member and Samaritan Sports Spectacular Chair Kristin Curd an ... read more »

Cow Thieves and Outlaws Reunion Cancelled

Jul 20, 2020

Bob Fraser, CEO of Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve, announced on Monday that their Cow Thieves and Outlaws Reunion party scheduled for Saturday, September 26th has been cancelled due to the coronavirus. In a statement, Fraser said, “this was a very difficult decision for a lot o ... read more »

Sheriff's Office to Continue Patrol Services in Copan

Jul 20, 2020

An agreement for law enforcement services by and between the Town of Copan, Washington County Commissioners, and the Washington County Sheriff's Office was approved on Monday morning. Sheriff Scott Owen said this was a renewal with Copan where the Sheriff's Office provides supplementa ... read more »

Monday COVID-19 Update

Jul 20, 2020

The Oklahoma State Department of Health is reporting 168 new cases in its latest situation update on Monday. One new death is being reported statewide. However, the OSDH said in an email that they have been experiencing technical data entry and numbers may not reflect real-time data. Washingt ... read more »

Nowata Commissioners Could Change Protocol

Jul 20, 2020

Change could be coming to how the Nowata County Commissioners conduct their meetings. A resolution to change the procedures of how on gets on the agenda was heard on Monday morning and a discussion followed. Commissioner Burke LaRue said the resolution would require anyone seeking to be on th ... read more »

Memorandum Approved for Parking Lot Agreement

Jul 20, 2020

A memorandum of understanding regarding a parking lot agreement was approved during the Washington County Commissioners meeting on Monday morning. District One Commissioner Mitch Antle said the agreement was between the Commissioners, the County Offices of the District Judge, the District Att ... read more »

Caney Valley Trojan Graduation

Jul 20, 2020

Forty members of the Caney Valley Trojan class of 2020 turned their tassels, as Caney Valley held its proper graduation, with some social distancing, on Saturday morning. Friends and family spread out on both sides of the bleachers and in lawn chairs on the track, as graduates sat on the foot ... read more »

Oklahoma June Unemployment Rate Declines Significantly, Tied for 5th Lowest Nationally

Jul 20, 2020

New figures released by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission and the U.S. Department of Labor show Oklahoma’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 6.6% in June, a significant decrease from 12.6% in May. Oklahoma is tied with Maine for the fifth lowest rate in the country ... read more »

REPORT: What Are the Leading Causes of Death in Oklahoma?

Jul 20, 2020

While the coronavirus is a real public health issue, it may not turn out to be the taker of life it was initially envisioned to be. OCPA.org reports Dr. William Paiva, executive director of the Center for Health Systems Innovation at Oklahoma State University says, “Oklahoma is not ... read more »

Public Hearings to be Held in Council Meeting

Jul 18, 2020

Several public hearings to discuss re-zoning requests will be held during the next Dewey City Council meeting. Once the hearings close, the council will discuss and possibly approve the re-zoning request that would re-zone 421 S. Osage Avenue in Dewey from commercial highway to commercial gen ... read more »

DPS Board to Discuss Back-to-School Plan

Jul 18, 2020

A special Dewey Public Schools Board of Education meeting will take place on Monday, July 20th, as the board plans to discuss and possibly approve the Bulldogger Back to School Plan for the upcoming school year. During the meeting, the school board will also discuss and possibly approve a res ... read more »

Law Enforcement Service Agreement, More to be Weighed

Jul 18, 2020

A law enforcement services agreement between the Town of Copan, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the County Commissioners will be discussed and possibly approved in the next Commissioners’ meeting. Next, a resolution regarding a donation to the Washington County Emergenc ... read more »

Skate Park Nearing Completion in Bartlesville

Jul 18, 2020

According to Micah Siemers, the City of Bartlesville’s Director of Engineering, the contractor of a skate park in Bartlesville has moved quite quickly on the project. Evergreen Skateparks of Portland, Oregon is the contractor for the project. The skate park project was approved by voter ... read more »