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Nowata Commissioners Prepare for Fiscal Year

Jun 25, 2018

The Nowata County Commissioners approved several items at a Monday morning meeting. In the new business portion of the meeting the commissioners approved a resolution for county reasurer Lynn Wesson to invest county money for the sake of the county. Wesson stated that the funds are not needed ... read more »

ANG Band of the Southwest to Present Free Concert

Jun 25, 2018

You are invited to a free concert Friday night sponsored by the Bartlesville Community Concert Association.  The Air National Guard's Band of the Southwest will present a concert celebrating American Music.   Commander and Conductor of the band, Lieutenant Colonel Eric Patte ... read more »

Washington County to Close Out CBDG Grant

Jun 23, 2018

The Washington County Board of Commissioners will close out a Commuity Development Block Grant during a Monday morning meeting.  The board will accept the Washington County Adult Center Project as completed and closed.     Action is expected on a Memorandum of Understa ... read more »

City Council to Approve DA Agreement

Jun 23, 2018

The Bartlesville City Council plans to approve a Memorandum of Agreement between the police department and District Attorney Kevin Buchanan's office for the Eleventh District regarding forfeitures Monday night.    The council will also vote to approve collective bargaining a ... read more »

OU Considering Possible Layoffs

Jun 23, 2018

University of Oklahoma's incoming president says the school could see layoffs as it faces a $15 million operating loss for the coming fiscal year.        Jim Gallogly told the Tulsa World on Thursday that he may have the university look at non-faculty staff for mor ... read more »

Mullin Votes to Support Security

Jun 23, 2018

Second District Oklahoma Congressman Markwayne Mullin voted this week to increase border security.  After the house failed to pass a funding request to build a border wall, Mullin said before we move forward addressing other aspects of immigration reform, we must first secure our borders.&nb ... read more »

Local Lake Levels Still Full

Jun 22, 2018

Area lakes continue to retain their fullness this summer thanks to some rains.   According to Senior Administrative Assistant to Director of Water Utilities, Marcy Koester, Hula lake is currently at 733.23, which is at 103.2% capacity.   Hudson lake is a little less than ... read more »

Fugitive Friday

Jun 22, 2018

Jennifer Stephens walked away from Turley Residential Center in Tulsa on June 13. She is believed to be in the Oklahoma City metro area. Stephens is described as white, about 6-feet tall, and weighing about 176 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.  When she walked away, she was se ... read more »

Early Voting Continues on the Oklahoma Primary

Jun 22, 2018

Early voting continues at your county election board office.  As of mid-morning on Friday, more than 800 ballots had been processed.  Most people voting will mark two ballots -- one for the non-partisan District Court Judges and the medical marijuana question, and another for their part ... read more »

Supreme Court Calls Tax Petition Invalid

Jun 22, 2018

The Oklahoma Supreme Court says an initiative petition that would overturn a package of tax hikes for funding teacher pay raises and public schools is invalid.   The court ordered the initiative petition not appear on an election ballot.     The bill raises som ... read more »

Three Injured in Thursday Accident

Jun 22, 2018

Bartlesville's Fire Fighters and Ambulance personnel used their training and skills Thursday to rescue three people who were trapped inside a vehicle involved in a traffic accident. The accident occurred at 5:45 Thursday afternoon at the intersection of Hazel Road and Madison. Two people were ... read more »

E911 Question Among Measures on Nowata County Ballot

Jun 21, 2018

Nowata County is one of a handful of counties in Oklahoma that does not E911 services. The enhanced services allow first responders better access to the origin of an emergency phone call. The proposition that will go in front of Nowata County voters for the upcoming primary election will esta ... read more »

Attorney General Hunter Files Against Wind Catcher

Jun 21, 2018

Attorney General Mike Hunter has filed a motion in support of the city of Bixby and concerned area landowners, who are opposing the newly planned route of the Wind Catcher project’s power line.   The new route was pursued after Public Service Company of Oklahoma's original ... read more »

Sex Offender Violates Registration Act

Jun 21, 2018

A convicted level three aggravated sex offender was arrested in Bartlesville after failing to register. Vincent Willis was convicted of making lewd or indecent proposals to a minor in Tahlequah in 2010. He appeared on Thursday at the Washington County Courthouse and was arraigned on two counts. ... read more »

New Assistant Principal Named at BHS

Jun 21, 2018

The Bartlesville Board of Education approved hiring Michael Harp as an Assistant Principal at Bartlesville High School. Harp has been a band director for nine years, and for the last four years he has served as the Director of Bands for Carl Albert High School, a class 5A school in the Mid-Del sy ... read more »