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City of Pawhuska Getting Cleaned Up

Dec 20, 2019

Pawhuska Code Enforcer Steve Hughes was the 2019 Officer of the year and it shows in the work he is doing for the city. City Manager Dave Neely is impressed with the amount of work Hughes has put into cleaning up the town.   Neely says this is all in an effort to make the city look m ... read more »

Ramona Man Charged with Indecent Exposure

Dec 20, 2019

A Ramona man was arrested on a warrant stemming from three complaints of indecent exposure dating back to November. Sayr-Marcos Navarro appeared before a judge at the Washington County Courthouse on Friday facing the felony charge. According to an affidavit, Navarro allegedly pulled down his ... read more »

Sheriff's Office Gives Christmas Cheer to 70 Kids

Dec 20, 2019

Giving during the holiday season is contagious, and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office did everything in their power to give 70 kiddos a Merry Christmas. Sheriff Scott Owen said they recently spent three hours at the Bartlesville Walmart shopping for gifts to give away during their ... read more »

Commissioners to talk about Utility Permit Applications

Dec 20, 2019

The Board of Osage County Commissioners will meet Monday morning at the courthouse in Pawhuska to discuss a wide array of topics. The commissioners will consider taking action to pursue AT&T, ONG, The City of Skiatook and all other companies that have violated Osage County utility permit ... read more »

Senators Lankford, Inhofe Applaud Confirmation of Oklahomans to Serve as US District Court Judges

Dec 20, 2019

Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Jim Inhofe (R-OK) today praised the Senate confirmation of Mrs. Jodi Dishman and Judge Bernard Jones to serve as judges on the US District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma.   “I’m glad to see the Senate confirm two very well-qu ... read more »

Sen. Daniels Looks to Next Legislative Session

Dec 19, 2019

2019 is coming to a close, and all will be welcoming a new year soon, including the State of Oklahoma's legislators. Bartlesville's Senator Julie Daniels recently worked in Oklahoma City to sift through bill requests that revolved around further judicial reform in 2020. She said she s ... read more »

"First Christmas in Heaven" Poem by Wanda Bencke

Dec 19, 2019

First Christmas in Heaven by Wanda Bencke I see the countless Christmas Trees Around the world below With tiny lights Like heaven's stars Reflecting on the snow The sight is so spectacular Please wipe away that tear For I am spending Christmas With Jesus Christ this yea ... read more »

City of Pawhuska Doing Well Heading into 2020

Dec 19, 2019

As 2019 begins to wind down and 2020 approaches, the city of Pawhuska has many exciting projects going on throughout town. City Manager Dave Neely says these projects will improve a city that is already thriving.   Tour buses continue to flock to Pawhuska on a daily basis and because ... read more »

Guidelines Set for Upcoming Tower Center Contest

Dec 19, 2019

The Tower Green Design Committee has established guidelines and rules governing an upcoming design competition for the Tower Center at Unity Square project in Bartlesville. Co-chair and Vice Mayor Alan Gentges said this contest is for an interactive water feature or art installation to be pla ... read more »

20th Green Country Christmas Giveaway a Success

Dec 19, 2019

"Shop at Home for the Holidays - Green Country Christmas" Grand Finale Drawing celebrates 12 MAJOR winners and 58 Daily prize winners!  “Shop at Home for the Holidays” Green Country Christmas Grand Finale Drawing concluded Thursday just before 12:00 p.m. Twelve luck ... read more »

Help the Bartlesville Police Foundation this Christmas

Dec 19, 2019

The Bartlesville Police Department Foundation was able to make a huge contribution of two sniper rifles to the police department last week thanks to a generous donation. Nick Brown was the area resident that made that possible, and the Foundation's Secretary, Tammie Strobel, said it was t ... read more »

Nominees Announced for Two BPS District Awards

Dec 19, 2019

Several Bartlesville Public Schools teachers have been nominated by their peers to be the 2020 site Teacher of the Year or the 2020 Rising Star Teacher. Site Teachers of the Year for 2020 nominees include Amanda Daniels at Hoover Elementary, Terri James at Jane Phillips Elementary, Benjamin S ... read more »

Busick Deemed Fit for Trial in Welch Murder Case

Dec 19, 2019

A Craig County jury found Ronnie Busick, a suspect in the 1999 Welch girls murder case, is competent to stand trial.  KOTV News on 6 reports Busick's attorneys argued a traumatic brain injury from 1978 made Busick mentally unable to go to trial. An expert for the prosecution and ... read more »

BRTA Presented With 2019 Fiscal Year Audit

Dec 18, 2019

The Bartlesville Redevelopment Trust Authority met for a regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday afternoon at City Hall to get a few things accomplished before the Christmas holiday.   The Board was presented with an audit for the 2019 fiscal year and Executive Director Chris Wilson re ... read more »

Gov. Calls on Tribes to Sign Extension to Continue Gaming Negotiations

Dec 18, 2019

Gov. Kevin Stitt called on tribal leaders Tuesday to sign an extension to their existing gaming compacts to provide certainty that business will “continue as usual” as the sides work to resolve their dispute. Stitt and the tribes are at a stalemate on whether the gaming compacts e ... read more »