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USDA Announces Approval of D-SNAP for Oklahoma Disaster Areas

May 22, 2024

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that low-income Oklahoma residents recovering from severe storms and tornadoes beginning April 25, 2024, could be eligible for a helping hand from the USDA’s Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP).   Agric ... read more »

Phillips 66 Continues Partnership with Bartlesville Public Schools to Support Safety

May 22, 2024

  With a shared priority of safety, Phillips 66 has partnered with the Bartlesville Public Schools for a second year in a row to fund, through the Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation, a grant to support equipment and training for the District’s School Resource Officer (SRO) prog ... read more »

Tri County Tech Receives National Recognition from Project Lead The Way

May 22, 2024

Tri County Tech announced today that it has been recognized as a 2023-24 Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School. It is one of just a few hundred schools across the U.S. to receive this honor for providing broad access to transformative learning experiences for students through PLTW Comp ... read more »

DOJ Sues Oklahoma Over It's Illegal Immigration Law

May 22, 2024

The U.S. Department of Justice sued Oklahoma on Tuesday over a state law that seeks to impose criminal penalties on those living in the state illegally.   The lawsuit in federal court in Oklahoma City challenges an Oklahoma law that makes it a state crime — punishable by up to ... read more »

REPORT: Damage Trial Underway in Osage County and Tribal Wind Farm Fight

May 22, 2024

  A Federal Judge who ordered wind energy company Enel Green to remove 84 wind turbines and towers from the Osage Indian Reservation in Oklahoma, was scheduled this week to begin hearing arguments in a trial on damages in the case.   okenergytoday.com reports that U.S. Distr ... read more »

Cherokee Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr and Councilwoman Dora Smith-Patzkowski on COMMUNITY CONNECTION

May 22, 2024

Cherokee Nation is large and growing, with more than 460,000 citizens making us the largest tribe in America. The nation has undertaken the largest single capital investment in their history, with almost $1.2 billion allocated to more than 60 construction projects.   Appearing on COM ... read more »

Martha's Task Receives $4,000 Donation from Arvest

May 21, 2024

Martha’s Task will soon offer a new mentoring program for women with the help from a $4,000 gift from the Arvest Foundation.   The funds will be used to create a leadership program within Martha’s Task called Lead from Within. Clients will have the opportunity to lead and ... read more »

Curbside Debris Pickup Continues

May 21, 2024

The City's free curbside collection for storm debris continues this week with City crews still working in the areas hardest hit by the recent tornado, Public Works Director Keith Henry said Tuesday. The curbside service was implemented last week to help residential Solid Waste customers d ... read more »

Severe Weather Risk Increases Tuesday Evening

May 21, 2024

Scattered severe thunderstorms are expected to develop along a cold front by late Tuesday afternoon in northeast Oklahoma and southeast Kansas. The National Weather Service says all modes of severe weather will be possible, with the threat continuing into the late evening and overnight hours. ... read more »

Bartlesville Public Library to Close for a Short Time

May 21, 2024

The Bartlesville Public Library will be closing its doors for a short time in early June to install some new skylights. Library Director Shellie McGill talks about the upcoming closing:   “Rain could result in a postponement, but we are currently scheduled to complete the insta ... read more »

Memorial Day Flowers Can Be Set Out Thursday in Pawhuska

May 21, 2024

With the Memorial Day Weekend upon us, the City of Pawhuska has stated that residents can begin placing flowers at the cemetery on Thursday afternoon. They say that the flowers need to be picked up no later that Sunday, June 9th.   Bartlesville Radio will be covering area Memorial Da ... read more »

State Senate Approves Daniels' Public Safety Bill

May 21, 2024

The Oklahoma Senate on Monday gave final passage to legislation that will protect frontline employees and businesses from retail and commercial theft. Senate Bill 1735 from Sen. Julie Daniels, R-Bartlesville, and Rep. Terry O’Donnell, R-Catoosa, expands the definition of second-deg ... read more »

Bartlesville Public Schools to Offer Free Meals to All Students

May 21, 2024

Bartlesville Public Schools will provide free breakfast and lunch for all students during the 2024-2025 school year. The Board of Education discussed the policy change Monday, which is made possible by changes to the federal program that provides funding for school nutrition. Parents shou ... read more »

Coffeyville Graduate Dies After Drowning Saturday

May 21, 2024

A Coffeyville, Kansas high school senior passes away just hours after graduation. Alonzo Juan Juan drowned at Big Hill Lake, near Cherryvale, just hours after receiving a diploma at the Field Kindley High School commencement ceremony. The body was recovered Saturday evening by emergency respo ... read more »

Congressman Josh Brecheen Returns from Bipartisan CODEL to Turks and Caicos, Pushes for Release of Five Detained Americans

May 21, 2024

  One of the Americans trapped in Turks and Caicos Islands, Ryan Tyler Watson, of Oklahoma, traveled there with his wife and other couples on a 40th birthday trip. As Watson and his wife were leaving the island in April, TCI airport security reportedly found four rounds of ammunition whi ... read more »