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Osage County Seeing Tourism Revenue Increase

Jun 18, 2019

The Board of Osage County Commissioners heard from the Executive Director of Osage County Tourism, Kelly Bland at Monday's commissioner meeting and she reported that revenue is going up in the county.   Various tour bus groups have contacted Bland in hopes of coming through the O ... read more »

Flooding Causes Cancellation of Mud in the Ville 5K

Jun 18, 2019

Localized flooding puts a damper on summer fun and fundraising in Bartlesville. CEO and President Lisa Cary with Bartlesville Regional United Way said they had to cancel this year's inaugural Mud in the Ville 5K. 5K participants would have gone through Johnstone Park, which saw most o ... read more »

Disinfectant Equipment Still in the Shipping Process

Jun 18, 2019

Waiting on a $65,673 ultra-violet disinfection system is what the City of Dewey is doing right now. Dewey City Manager Kevin Trease said they have talked to Haynes Pump and Process about the equipment's shipment. He said they were unable to tell him where in shipping the equipment is, but ... read more »

Boulevard Pharmacy Offers Free Medication Disposal

Jun 18, 2019

A local pharmacy makes safe disposal of your unwanted, unused or expired medications. Head Pharmacist Gary Bell with Boulevard Pharmacy at 1117 SE Frank Phillips Blvd in Bartlesville said they called a company named Life in Check to get a medication disposal box in the store. They have had th ... read more »

Gov. Stitt Appoints Buhl to Housing Finance Agency

Jun 18, 2019

Governor Kevin Stitt appointed Michael Buhl of Norman as chair of the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency Board of Trustees. He follows Richard S. Lillard from Miami, Oklahoma in the role. Buhl is the sole owner and managing broker of Commercial Realty Resources Company. A 34-year commercial real ... read more »

April Sales Tax Skyrockets for the City of Dewey

Jun 17, 2019

April sales tax collections gave the City of Dewey its best collection in a year. Dewey City Manager Kevin Trease said the collection came in at $68,596. That put the City of Dewey up 8.5-percent in sales tax for this Fiscal Year. Compared to the 2017-2018 Fiscal Year's April, there was a ... read more »

Commissioner Dunlap Discusses Sales Tax Renewal

Jun 17, 2019

The hopeful renewal of the quarter-cent sales tax in Washington County was discussed Monday night at the Bartlesville Public Library. District 3 Commissioner Mike Dunlap said the Special County Election on July 5th will make a big difference as to whether or not that tax will continue. Th ... read more »

Bartlesville Schools Adjust Meal Prices for 2020

Jun 17, 2019

Meal prices for Bartlesville Public School students will go up by a dime next school year.   Bartlesville school staff evaluates the cost for meals each year based on a Federal meal cost formula.  Elementary students will pay $2.10 for breakfast and $2.95 for lunch.  Secondary ... read more »

Arvest Foundation Donates Toward STEM Curriculum

Jun 17, 2019

The Arvest Bank Foundation presented a 15 thousand dollar donation to Bartlesville Public Schools Monday night.  The funds will benefit the Lead the Way STEM Curriculum.  Earl Sears presented the check. 951ES1 The district implemented Project Lead the Way in the 2018 school year ... read more »

American Flag Traditions Offer Leadership Skills

Jun 17, 2019

Troop 25 out of Ramona retired several flags on Flag Day at the American Legion Post 334. Scout Executive Phillip Wright was proud of the Scout Troop for holding the ceremony. He said this is a terrific way to teach citizenship to area youth. Respect stays with them throughout their life. ... read more »

Sen. Daniels: Transparency Needed with Federal Money

Jun 17, 2019

A bill passed in Oklahoma's 2019 Legislative Session that had to do with the transparency of Federal dollars. Bartlesville's Senator Julie Daniels said all agencies will have to show all the federal money that they bring in on a website. That website will show also show how much State ... read more »

All Lanes of Price Road in Bartlesville are Open

Jun 17, 2019

Both lanes of Price Road in Bartlesville are open. However, work on the $875,000 Price Road Dowel Retrofit Project continues. Micah Siemers, the City of Bartlesville’s Director of Engineering, said the project is in the final stages of completion. While both lanes are open again, Siemer ... read more »

Nowata County Receives FEMA Disaster Declaration

Jun 17, 2019

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved Nowata County for federal assistance in the wake of widespread flooding that occurred last month. This announcement came from a press release from the office of Governor Kevin Stitt. Nowata County Emergency Management Director Laurie Summers wa ... read more »

Osage County Seeing Tourism Dollars

Jun 17, 2019

The Board of Osage County Commissioners met at the courthouse in Pawhuska Monday morning and got some great news from Executive Director of Osage County Tourism, Kelly Bland.   In the last two months, it is estimated that more than $880,000 has been spent on lodging across the county ... read more »

BAAB Tournament Starts Monday Night

Jun 17, 2019

The Bartlesville Area Amateur Baseball tournament is set to begin on Monday evening. Six area 14-and-under squads will battle for the right to be 'city champion' throughout this week.  The action will get underway from the Price Fields in Bartlesville at 6 p.m. on Monday. The fir ... read more »