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Extension for Second Half Taxes Approved by the State

Mar 25, 2020

The County Treasurer's Association of Oklahoma has gotten their wish. Washington County Treasurer Melissa Thornbrough said the Association had been working with the State of Oklahoma to extend the due date for second half tax payments. On Wednesday, Thornbrough said that Gov. Kevin St ... read more »

BPD Suspends Downtown Parking Regulation

Mar 25, 2020

Traffic enforcement in Bartlesville has seen a big push in the last couple of months, but the Bartlesville Police Department is changing their approach. Police Chief Tracy Roles said the BPD is being selective in what they enforce as they continue to be cautious with COVID-19. He said if a pe ... read more »

Stitt Clarifies Executive Order

Mar 25, 2020

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt released a clarification in regards to an executive order that he announced during his press conference on Tuesday afternoon. Stitt announced a list of businesses that will be allowed to remain open during the coronavirus pandemic. The City of Bartlesville will a ... read more »

Dewey City Council Amends Emergency Mitigations

Mar 25, 2020

The Dewey City Council held an emergency meeting on Wednesday morning to consider amendments to their mitigation measures in response to COVID-19. Both Mayor Tom Hays and City Manager Kevin Trease read the three page resolution. Trease said they are living under Gov. Kevin Stitt's order s ... read more »

Nowata County Sheriff Offers to Check on Residents

Mar 25, 2020

While there have yet to be any confirmed case of COVID-19 in Nowata County at this time, it is believed that the virus has made its way into the county. Nowata County Emergency Management Director Laurie Summers speculated on Monday that that were pending cases in the county. Although those c ... read more »

Pawhuska Schools to Hold Special Meeting Friday

Mar 25, 2020

The Pawhuska School Board will meet for a special called meeting on Friday and look to sign a resolution, which would grant emergency powers to Superintendent David Cash. These temporary powers would grant Cash the authority to take action on certain items without board approval. Cash explains wh ... read more »

Dewey Public Schools Reacts to School Closure Decision

Mar 25, 2020

Dewey Superintendent Vince Vincent said he is in agreement with the Oklahoma State Department of Education's decision to close schools for the remainder of the semester as the cases of COVID-19 rise. To Superintendent Vincent, there was no doubt that it would be difficult decision. He sai ... read more »

Pawhuska Superintendent Encourages Students to Stay Active

Mar 25, 2020

Health officials are recommending that citizens stay indoors as much as possible during the coronavirus pandemic. Schools recently closed making it difficult for students to utilize workout equipment as well. Pawhuska Superintendent David Cash encourages students to be active, as long as they don ... read more »

Pawhuska One of Many Schools Offering Free Meal Services

Mar 25, 2020

Pawhuska Public Schools, along with many other schools across the area, have began serving breakfast and lunch to students within their district. Initially, they had planned to serve these meals through April 6th, when school was set to resume.   When State Superintendent Joy Hofmeis ... read more »

Emergency Powers for Superintendent Approved, More

Mar 25, 2020

The Bartlesville Board of Education held a zoom meeting on Wednesday afternoon after State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister made the decision that schools in Oklahoma should finish the semester through distance learning. During the meeting, the Board considered a resolution granting temporary em ... read more »

Osage County Gets First Confirmed Coronavirus Case

Mar 25, 2020

The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced Wednesday morning that Osage County has its first confirmed positive test for the COVID-19 virus. Emergency Manager Jerry Roberts has little information on the case because the State Department of Health isn't giving out much information. ... read more »

Schools to Be Closed for Remainder of the Year

Mar 25, 2020

At a Wednesday afternoon board meeting, Oklahoma State Superintendent of Schools Joy Hofmeister and her six-member panel elected to close all Oklahoma schools for the remainder of the school year. Students will continue to take part in distant learning and Hofmeister believes this can be a learni ... read more »

Three COVID-19 Cases in Washington County; Osage Has First Confirmed Positive

Mar 25, 2020

The new COVID-19 update has been announced by the Oklahoma State Department of Health and the numbers have shot up to 164 positive cases statewide. Washington County has seen an increase to three positives and Osage County has seen its first positive case. There were 108 reported positive tes ... read more »

Gov. Stitt Announces Restrictions for COVID Effected Counties

Mar 24, 2020

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt announced strict regulations for the 19 counties with positive COVID-19 tests in Tuesday afternoon press conference. Stitt and state staff also talked about ramped up testing efforts that will be coming to the state in the near future. The Oklahoma State Departme ... read more »

KLIFE Run the Ville Goes Virtual!

Mar 25, 2020

Bartlesville KLIFE’s 11th annual Run the Ville has a new format this year in response to health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus.  The physical race will be virtual instead!     All runners are asked to run on their own and then submit a photo of their time ... read more »