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Arvest Bank Conducts Pay It Forward Campaign

Jan 03, 2020

Arvest Bank associates conducted a “Pay it Forward” campaign the week of Dec. 16th, performing random acts of kindness throughout the area. More specifically, each branch in Bartlesville, Dewey, Nowata and Vinita – as well as Caney, Kan. – were given $100 to pay it for ... read more »

Nowata Commissioners Appoint LaRue as Chairman

Jan 06, 2020

Burke LaRue was appointed as the chairman of the Nowata County Commissioners for the 2020 calendar year at Monday morning’s meeting. Doug Sonenberg had previously served as the chairman for the last two year’s. LaRue’s first suggestion as chairman was to bring the process of ... read more »

Controlled Grass Fire West of Copan

Jan 04, 2020

The smoke you saw in the sky west of Copan Saturday was coming from the "controlled burn of field grass," according to the Hulah Volunteer Fire Department Chief who was on the scene. According to fire chief John Strom, he and three other volunteer fire fighters were monitoring ... read more »

Man Arrested in Connection to Missing Bartlesville Man

Jan 04, 2020

According to the Pima County Sheriff's Office in Arizona, a man has been arrested on suspicion of stealing a vehicle belonging to a missing Bartlesville man. On Friday, January 3rd, 2020, at about 8:00 p.m., deputies arrested  21-year-old Daylan Jacob Thornton (pictured top right) &n ... read more »

Light Meeting Scheduled for Dewey City Council

Jan 04, 2020

In their first meeting of 2020, the Dewey City Council will consider amending its zoning ordinance. Storage of large recreational vehicles, recreational equipment and other equipment will be weighed when they consider the ordinance’s amendment. Later in the meeting, the Dewey City Counc ... read more »

Commissioners to Conduct Annual Jail Inspection, More

Jan 04, 2020

The election of a chairman and vice chairman for the Board of Washington County Commissioners for the 2020 Calendar Year will take place when the Commissioners meet again. Afterwards, the Commissioners will conduct their annual inspection of the Washington County Detention Center in Bartlesvi ... read more »

Subpoenas Issued in Trial Against Alleged Ramona Slayer

Jan 03, 2020

Several subpoenas were recently issued for the State of Oklahoma’s trial against Daniel Hines, a Ramona man facing first degree murder charges. Hines is accused of shooting and killing 58-year-old Robert Brown in rural Ramona in April 2019. After the alleged slaying Hines fled the area ... read more »

Model Gaming Compact Dispute: Tribes Sue, Governor Defends

Jan 03, 2020

Governor Kevin Stitt is praising two tribes, the Kialegee Tribal Town (“Tribe”) and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, for entering into an eight-month extension with the State of Oklahoma on the Model Gaming Compact while responding to the other tribe's and their federal ... read more »

Storm Shelter Grants to be Made Available in Osage County

Jan 03, 2020

Osage County Emergency Manager Jerry Roberts applied for a grant last year that allowed qualified county residents to have a storm shelter installed in their house. The deadline has came and gone for residents to get the storm shelter installed in their home this year, but later this year Roberts ... read more »

Combination Store to be Weighed by Council Monday

Jan 03, 2020

In the next Bartlesville City Council meeting, a recommendation from the Bartlesville Development Authority to appropriate $150,000 as development assistance for a combination Jimmy's Egg and Bricktown Brewery near the old Kmart facility will be weighed. David Wood, the BDA President, wil ... read more »

Winters, Yang to Represent BPS at the State Capitol

Jan 03, 2020

Two Bartlesville High Schools students were recently named to State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister's 2020 Student Advisory Council. Chuck McCauley, the Superintendent for Bartlesville Public Schools, said he was pleased to recommend Senior Stone Yang and Junior Elijah ... read more »

Gap Road to See Speed Limit Signs Installed Soon

Jan 03, 2020

In December, Washington County Commissioner Mike Dunlap requested a speed limit analysis on Gap Road from Guy Engineering. Guy Engineering came back to Commissioner Dunlap with recommended speed limits for various locations along gap road. This includes data on each curve radius in the area. ... read more »

Gov Stitt Hires Perkins Coie Law Firm to Assist State's Efforts in Model Gaming Compacts

Jan 03, 2020

The office of Governor Kevin Stitt announced Friday that the State of Oklahoma engaged Perkins Coie law firm in December to advise in its efforts to negotiate a revised gaming compact with Oklahoma gaming tribes.    “With Perkins Coie, the State of Oklahom ... read more »

Sen. Young Files Bill to Raise State's Minimum Wage

Jan 03, 2020

Democratic Sen. George Young of Oklahoma City has filed legislation to increase Oklahoman’s minimum wage requirement. Senate Bill 1165 would require employers to pay their employees a minimum wage of $10.50 per hour, or match the federal minimum wage rate, whichever is greater. Oklahoma ... read more »

Commissioners to Award Bids to Fix Treasurer's Roof

Jan 03, 2020

The Board of Osage County Commissioners will meet for a regularly scheduled meeting at the courthouse in Pawhuska on Monday morning to sort through a number of important issues. The commissioners will begin by opening and awarding bids to make repairs to the Osage County Treasurer’s roo ... read more »