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DPS Joins Lawsuit Against State Board of Education

Apr 06, 2021

Dewey Public Schools joined hundreds of schools across Oklahoma in a lawsuit against the State Board of Education on Monday evening. There's anticipation that many more will join in after the Board agreed to a settlement with the Oklahoma Charter School Association based on a 2017 lawsuit tha ... read more »

Hillcrest Drive Closures Begin

Apr 06, 2021

Closures of Hillcrest Drive in Bartlesville have begun as a part of the Hillcrest Drive Reconstruction Project.  The portion of Hillcrest between just east of Bartlesville High School and just west of Hillcrest Country Club will be closed to through traffic for approximately two weeks. O ... read more »

No Explosives Found at Senator Inhofe's Office

Apr 06, 2021

Tulsa Police responded to a bomb threat at Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe's office in Tulsa on Tuesday afternoon.   The Tulsa Bomb Squad reports that there was a series of threatening e-mails sent to Inhofe's office in Washington DC that made reference to explosives being at his ... read more »

Bartlesville Woman Charged with Assault

Apr 06, 2021

A Bartlesville woman was arrested on a warrant for her role in an alleged assault incident that took place in January. Dalilah Barham appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Monday facing a felony charge of domestic abuse with a dangerous weapon. According to an affidavit, Bartlesvill ... read more »

OSDH Warns COVID Cases Will be High on Wednesday Due to Error

Apr 06, 2021

The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced on Tuesday that there will be a large increase in reported COVID-19 cases on Wednesday due to an error in one lab's reporting. Oklahoma State Epidemiologist, Dr. Jared Taylor expects to see around 1,300 new cases added to the report.   ... read more »

Shelly Buhlinger is Arvest Patriot Teacher of the Month

Apr 06, 2021

Shelly Buhlinger, a fifth grade teacher at Wayside Elementary School, has been named a Bartlesville Public School District Teacher of the Month by Arvest Bank and Patriot Auto Group. In recognition of this honor, Ms. Buhlinger was given a plaque and a $300 check by Stevie Williams, Arvest Ban ... read more »

Poles to Boost U.S. Cellular Signal May Come to Dewey

Apr 06, 2021

The Dewey Public Works Authority (DPWA) discussed a proposal from Tilson Technology Management to deploy eight new poles with small wireless facilities that would boost the signal for U.S. Cellular. Dewey City Manager Kevin Trease said 40-foot poles would be placed in eight different location ... read more »

Voters to Decide on 1/4 Cent Sales Tax Extension

Apr 06, 2021

Voters in the Bartlesville area will decide whether to keep progress moving forward by extending the 1/4 cent sales tax for economic development. The 1/4 cent sales tax extension has led to the development of Silver Lake Village, Chick-fil-a, the Shoppes at Turkey Creek at the former Kmart si ... read more »

Copan Board of Education Seats to be Decided

Apr 06, 2021

Two office seats for the Copan Public Schools Board of Education are up for grabs on Tuesday. Cody Smith and Shane Cameron are in the running for the Office One seat on the Copan Board of Education. Melissa Watson and Tony Holland are running for the unexpired term for the Office Five Seat on ... read more »

Copan, Ochelata Municipal Elections Taking Place

Apr 06, 2021

Citizens in the Town of Copan and the Town of Ochelata are heading to the polls for their specific General Municipal Elections. In the Town of Copan, Donna Stephens and Janet Dickey are running for the Office Two Trustee seat, and Cody Hatheway and Kay Ko Holmes are running for the Office Fou ... read more »

City Councilor Paul Stuart Talks Incentives for City Workers to COVID-19 Vaccinations and More

Apr 06, 2021

A $250 employee incentive for getting the COVID-19 vaccine was the big story our of the Bartlesville city council meeting Monday night. Appearing on COMMUNITY CONNECTION on Tuesday morning, Bartlesville City Councilor Paul Stuart broke it down for us how the plan will work.   Stuart ... read more »

2021 Cooking Extravaganza April 20th

Apr 06, 2021

The 2021 Cooking Extravaganza is coming up in two weeks in Bartlesville. Organizer Tina Romine says there will be three area chefs putting on a demonstration of how to cook some of their recipes. The event will take place at at the Bartlesville Community Center on April 20th ... read more »

Dewey Public Work Authority Increases Water Rates

Apr 05, 2021

The Dewey Public Works Authority approved an ordinance on Monday night to increase the City of Dewey's water rates. Dewey City Manager Kevin Trease said they'll raise the base rate to $18.00, which will include the first 2,000 gallons of water. He said they'll add $4.32 per 1,000 ... read more »

Council Approves Vaccine Incentive for City Employees

Apr 05, 2021

The Bartlesville City Council approved a vaccine incentive for city employees at Monday night’s meeting. City manager Mike Bailey brought the resolution before the council. Each employee would receive $250 if they receive or have previously received a COVID-19 vaccination. Bailey said this ... read more »

Junked, Abandoned Vehicle Ordinance Revised in Dewey

Apr 05, 2021

The Dewey City Council approved ordinance revisions pertaining to junked and abandoned vehicles on Monday night. Dewey City Manager Kevin Trease said the revisions will make the job of code enforcement easier and more efficient on this front. He said they looked at ordinances in cities and to ... read more »