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Police Chief Retires

Jul 06, 2018

Bartlesville Chief of Police, Tom Holland has retired after a nearly 50-year career in law enforcement.   Holland has served as chief of the Bartlesville Police Department since returning to law enforcement in 2007 following a 10-year career as the manager of Corporate Security World ... read more »

Rains Dampens Winget Day 3

Jul 06, 2018

A midday storm delyaed action in day No. 2 of the 59th annual Glen Winget Memorial Tournament on Friday. Action was delayed in the second game of the day between the Wichita Aviators and Enid Plainsmen. The Doenges Ford Indians were slated to play a 7 p.m. game Friday but that will likely be ... read more »

Local Paper Delayed on Friday

Jul 06, 2018

Delivery of Friday’s Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise has been delayed by a power outage and related computer-server problems. The press started at approximately 1 p.m., and the Examiner-Enterprise’s should start delivering the newspaper at approximately 1:30 p.m.   A squ ... read more »

Runoff Elections Set

Jul 06, 2018

It was a quiet week politically in Oklahoma following the June 26 primary election.   The primary runoff will be held on August 28 with Republican and Democrat runoffs occurring across a broad spectrum of offices including Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, State Auditor/Inspe ... read more »

Police K9’s Borg & Baron to get donation of body armors

Jul 06, 2018

Bartlesville Police Department K9’s Borg & Baron will receive bullet and stab protective vests thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9’s Borg & Baron’s vests will be embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of K ... read more »

City Transportation Committee Looking for Members

Jul 05, 2018

The City of Bartlesville is accepting applications for members for a new transportation committee. The newly-formed committee was created in an ordinance approved by the city council at its most recent meeting on July 2. The five-member committee will consist of two city councilors and the ot ... read more »

Oklahoma Among Least Strict State In Regards To Speeding

Jul 05, 2018

A new study shows that Oklahoma is tied for the third least strict state when it comes to speeding.   According to Wallethub, 12 metrics were taken into account when determining who the most strict states were when it came to speeding and reckless driving. The study shows that Oklaho ... read more »

New Tax Rates Take Effect

Jul 04, 2018

July marks the beginning of several Oklahoma tax hikes to raise more than $400 million for teacher salaries and other budget priorities.   Drivers have begun paying an extra 3 cents per gallon on gas and 6 cents on diesel fuel as of Sunday. The increases are expected to affect travel ... read more »

Boy Scouts to Search for New Executive

Jul 04, 2018

The Cherokee Area Council of Scouting will search for a new Scout executive. Ty Roberts resigned his position with the Cherokee Area Council for a full time position with the US Army. The Council represents Scouting in a six-county footprint in Northeast Oklahoma.    The resigna ... read more »

Major Streetscape Project Planned for Pawhuska

Jul 03, 2018

Much of the meeting was spent discussing the ODOT approved Streetscape project Tuesday evening at the monthly meeting of the Pawhuska City Council. The project which began the approval process back in 2010, was finally approved by ODOT in 2015, and has now been submit for full review by the City ... read more »

Nowata County Celebrates Independence Day

Jul 03, 2018

Several events of note will be taking place throughout Nowata County on Independence Day and the days to follow. The annual Fourth Of July celebration in the City of Nowata will take place at Jack Gordon Park starting at 2 p.m. The Nowata Fire Department will be serving pulled pork sandwiches ... read more »

Fourth Of July Not Always Fun For Veterans

Jul 03, 2018

The Fourth of July is full of friends, family and fireworks, but it's not all fun for everyone.   Larry Cowan is a counselor at Samaritan Counseling and Growth Center. Cowan says that he has found that while many veterans want to celebrate the Fourth of July, many suffer from PTS ... read more »

OSDE Plan Approved By USDE

Jul 03, 2018

The Oklahoma State Department of Education announced that the United States Department of Education has officially approved the state’s comprehensive education plan, Oklahoma Edge.   Under the Every Student Succeeds Act, all state education agencies were required to submit a pl ... read more »

Now is the Time for Back-to-School Immunizations

Jul 03, 2018

The Washington County Health Department is encouraging parents to have their children immunized for the 2018-19 school year now to avoid the rush. Parents of kindergartners, seventh graders and students entering college please review your children’s immunization record to ensure they are re ... read more »

Dewey Public Works Authority

Jul 03, 2018

The Dewey Public Works Authority met after the Dewey City Council on Monday night.   In the short meeting, City Manager Kevin Trease provided the authority with an update, explaining that an underway project would have to have the plan altered. According to Trease, finding equipment ... read more »