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Wonderland of Lights Hits Woolaroc on Friday Night

Nov 28, 2019

The Wonderland of Lights will illuminate the Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve once more on Friday, Nov. 29th. You will have a chance to go check out the lights every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Sunday, December, 22nd. Hours of operation are 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Admission is $6 for t ... read more »

BHS Teacher Named TARC Educator of the Year

Nov 28, 2019

Bartlesville High School Special Education teacher Cassandra Marlar has been selected as the TARC 2019 Educator of the Year. The honor will be given to Marlar as part of the 29th Annual Advocacy Awards and Volunteer Recognition ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 10th at the Marriot Hotel – South ... read more »

Biker's Toy Run Set for Saturday,December 7th

Nov 28, 2019

The 32nd annual Biker’s Toy Run steps off Saturday, December 7th, to provide toys to needy girls and boys through the Salvation Army.   Amber Reynolds says all street legal motorcycles and riders are welcome and participants are asked to bring new unwrapped toys for all ages. ... read more »

Regional Jail Could be Solution for Nowata County

Nov 27, 2019

Ever since a gas leak forced the Nowata County Jail to be evacuated in March several county leaders have been brainstorming possible solutions. Whether it is renovating the current building or trying to find a new facility change needs to come. District three road crews spent a substantial am ... read more »

Concrete Band Substitution Accepted During Meeting

Nov 27, 2019

A substitution request for the steel edging to be replaced at the Tower Center at Unity Square project in Bartlesville received some discussion on Wednesday. Water Utilities Director Terry Lauritsen was at the Tower Green Design Committee and he explained that the request to make the replacem ... read more »

Guidelines for Art Contest Approved by Committee

Nov 27, 2019

The Tower Green Design Committee met on Wednesday to discuss the establishment of guidelines for a competition. That competition is for the design of an interactive water feature or an art installation at the Tower Center at Unity Square in Bartlesville. Scott Ambler of Ambler Architects said ... read more »

Commissioners unsure on what to do with Bighill Store

Nov 27, 2019

There has been much discussion with regards on what to do with the Bighill Furniture Store in Fairfax. Three firms have submitted bids to tear down and dispose of the building, but there is also hope that filmmakers for, “Killers of the Flower Moon,” might come in and refurbish the bu ... read more »

Salvation Army Provides 500 Thanksgiving Meals

Nov 27, 2019

The Salvation Army in Bartlesville hosted a free Thanksgiving Feast on Wednesday afternoon. Captain Ian Carr said Bartlesville is a wonderful community of givers. He said while they were serving the community, it didn't feel like they were serving the community, because there were so many ... read more »

Trump Forms Task Force on Missing, Murdered Native Americans

Nov 27, 2019

President Trump signed an executive order Tuesday aimed at addressing the unsolved cases of murdered and missing Native American women and children. A 2008 study found women in some tribal communities are 10 times more likely to be murdered than the average American. The National Crime In ... read more »

One Home Partially Damaged in Tuesday Blaze

Nov 27, 2019

The Dewey Fire Department and an armful of other emergency personnel tackled a wildfire that was caused by downed power lines in Washington County on Tuesday night. Dewey Fire Chief Chad Schueler said to their knowledge, no one was hurt in the blaze. He said one structure did receive minor da ... read more »

Defend the Guard Act Filed by Broken Arrow Senator

Nov 27, 2019

Broken Arrow’s Republican Senator Nathan Dahm filed legislation on Tuesday to ensure men and women serving in the Oklahoma National Guard are only deployed as directed by the United States Constitution. Known as the “Defend the Guard” act, Senate Bill 1101 is aimed at making ... read more »

Rifle Season in Full Swing Across the State

Nov 27, 2019

Just over 22,000 deer have been harvested across the state of Oklahoma during the first three days of rifle season. Nearly 1,300 deer have been checked in online across Osage County, leading the way across the state. During that same time, there have been 436 deer checked in across Nowata Cou ... read more »

Fire Near Copan Threatens 15 Structures

Nov 26, 2019

According to Dewey Fire Chief Chad Schueler, a serious fire took place near County Road 4000 and County Road 1100 in Washington County. This occurred between Dewey and Copan about three miles east of Highway 75. Downed power lines at the mentioned intersection are said to be the cause of the ... read more »

Winds Causing Power Outages in NE Oklahoma

Nov 26, 2019

Gusty winds across Osage, Washington and Nowata counties have caused power outages on Tuesday evening, also fires continue to be a concern. As of 8:30 on Tuesday night, nearly 400 Verdigris Valley Electric Cooperative customers were without power. Most of the outages were reported north of De ... read more »

Dewey Fire Warns of Fire Dangers Present Tuesday Night

Nov 26, 2019

Homes had to be evacuated in Woodward County in northwest Oklahoma on Tuesday afternoon due to wildfires. In light of this, the Dewey Fire Department is warning residents in the area to be cognizant of fire hazards as high winds pick up. Chief Chad Schueler said dry grasses, high winds and lo ... read more »