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ODOT Continues Work on Downtown Bridge

Oct 17, 2018

Work continues on the Oklahoma Department of Transportation's project to replace beams and the bridge deck on Adams Boulevard near the Veterans Memorial Bridge. Bartlesville Mayor Dale Copeland emphasizes that the project is an ODOT project. According to an update provided recently by ... read more »

Several Blocked from Library Following Bed Bug Issue

Oct 17, 2018

The Bartlesville Public Library experiences issues with bed bugs causing them to work closely with the city’s extermination team. City Manager Mike Bailey says in a memo that the issue began about a month ago when a violin from the library’s “things collection” was returne ... read more »

ACT Averages Above Average at Bartlesville High School

Oct 17, 2018

Bartlesville High School’s ACT Composite Score average for the graduating Class of 2018 exceeds state and national averages. Scores for the BHS Class of 2018 was 21.1 compared to 19.3 for students state wide. Over the past five year, students graduating from BHS have outperformed the st ... read more »

Tower Green Design Committee Schedules Next Meeting

Oct 17, 2018

Scott Ambler with Ambler Architects spoke again to the Tower Green Design Committee Wednesday afternoon. Ambler says that the committee has enough information to put a budget together, it's just how they want to get to the allotted $1.7 million for the project that's the biggest hurdle. ... read more »

McCauley Explains Next Step After Teacher Pay Raise

Oct 17, 2018

Bartlesville Public Schools Superintendent Chuck McCauley says the recent teacher pay raise by the Oklahoma legislature has made their teacher pay more competitive in the region. McCauley believes the next step is for “per people funding.” Those dollars, McCauley says, allows the ... read more »

Joe Exotic Claims to Have Been Framed

Oct 17, 2018

Former Oklahoma gubernatorial candidate Joe Exotic is in jail awaiting trial on federal murder-for-hire charges. Joe “Exotic” Maldonado is in the Grady County jail after being extradited from Florida, where U.S. Marshals arrested him last month. Since his arrest, he’s been m ... read more »

Wilson Elementary Adds Playground Equipment

Oct 17, 2018

Wilson Elementary School had a ribbon cutting Wednesday morning signifying that the school now has new playground equipment. Physical Education teacher Brittany Whaling had been working on a grant for the past year with Project Fit America and she is glad it finally went through. Whaling ... read more »

Author David Grann coming to Pawhuska

Oct 17, 2018

David Grann, author of the Killers of the Flower Moon and staff writer for the New Yorker Magazine will be at the Water Bird Gallery in Pawhuska from 11-2 on Thursday. The public will be able to meet Mr. Grann and get their book signed as well. Grann’s first book, The Lost City of Z: A ... read more »

Hominy Teen Nearly Abducted

Oct 16, 2018

A teenage girl in Hominy said she was nearly abducted by a man Tuesday morning just before 8 a.m. Hominy police and the school district are telling parents to use a little extra caution after the high schooler had an incident walking to school.  Hominy Police Chief Michael Martin say ... read more »

Middle School Students Invited to ConocoPhillips Event

Oct 16, 2018

The third annual 'Hands on, Minds On Bartlesville Math and Sciene Night' event for Bartlesville Middle School students looks to help those students excel in math and science. This year's 'Hands On, Minds On' event will offer more space and more stations for interactive fun ... read more »

Bartlesville Accepting City Attorney Applications

Oct 16, 2018

Bartlesville City Attorney Jerry Maddux will retire at the end of December after 43 years of service. Mayor Dale Copeland and the Bartlesville City Council acknowledged his retirement letter last month. The city attorney position is one of only four positions directly appointed by the city counci ... read more »

Trimble speaks at FCA luncheon

Oct 16, 2018

Allen Trimble, a thirteen time state football championship winner at Jenks High School and Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame Inductee spoke at Tuesday’s FCA luncheon in Bartlesville. Trimble, who was forced to retire from coaching after being diagnosed with ALS, said despite the diagnosis, h ... read more »

Council Amends Volunteer Fire Fighter Ordinance

Oct 15, 2018

The Dewey City Council voted to amend a public safety ordinance at their meeting Monday night. The safety ordinance regarded the proximity of volunteer fire fighters to the city. City Manager Kevin Trease explains that allowing volunteer firefighters to live 10 minutes away from the station w ... read more »

Monarchs Migrate Through Bartlesville Recently

Oct 16, 2018

Monarch butterflies took a break in Sooner Park recently during their migration to Mexico for the winter. The City of Bartlesville is a “Mayors for Monarchs” city, working with local garden clubs to encourage planting milkweed and other plant foods for monarchs. The popular butterfly ... read more »

Tower Green Design Committee Meets Wednesday

Oct 16, 2018

The seven-member Tower Green Design Committee meets again Wednesday to give their input on their preferred design elements for the voter approved Tower Green space. Topics for the last Tower Green Design Committee meeting included bio swells, water structures for kids, vehicular circulation a ... read more »