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City Extends Timeline for Free Tree Disposal

Jul 23, 2019

The City of Bartlesville’s free dumping site for tree debris caused by last weekend’s storms will remain open Monday through Saturday through Aug. 3. The site, located on State Highway 60 West just east of the Green Country Rodeo grounds, was initially scheduled to close this week ... read more »

Use Tax Collection Increases Significantly in Dewey

Jul 23, 2019

Last month, the City of Dewey's sales tax collections were up 16-percent. This month, the City was down 3.5-percent from a year ago. Dewey City Manager Kevin Trease said they collected $63,498 in sales tax this month. And while the sales tax was down, he said the City's Use Tax went u ... read more »

Rep. Hern Held Field Hearing in Tulsa on Monday

Jul 23, 2019

Oklahoma Representative Kevin Hern hosted a field hearing on the House Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access on Monday. Chairman Andy Kim from New Jersey also attended the hearing. They talked about “How Regulations Stifle Small Business Growth.” ... read more »

Bartlesville Board of Education to Hold Special Meeting

Jul 23, 2019

The Bartlesville Board of Education will hold a special meeting at noon on Wednesday. In the meeting, the Board will discuss and possibly approve purchase orders and change orders through July 22. They will also discuss, consider and possibly vote to approve a Memorandum of Understanding to c ... read more »

Dewey Highs School Teacher is an Oklahoma Teacher of the Year Finalist

Jul 23, 2019

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister introduced the 12 finalists for Oklahoma’s next Teacher of the Year today in a ceremony at Southmoore High School.  “These 12 individuals represent the highest standard of education in our state and are exceptional exa ... read more »

Drowning Victim Gives Life to Someone Else

Jul 22, 2019

A 5-year old was found unresponsive in a Bartlesville pool on Friday. According to family of the child, Jaxon Coblentz, has been in critical condition at St. Francis Medical Center and according a family friend, doctors recently declared him brain dead. A friend to the family, Dawn Daniel ... read more »

Is the Crime Rate in Bartlesville Rising?

Jul 23, 2019

For many, perception is the reality.  For Bartlesville Police Chief Tracy Roles, a couple of high-profile cases—including a couple of well publicized murders—has many wondering if the crime rate in the city is really on the rise. Chief Roles was asked by Bartlesville Ci ... read more »

Bartlesville Association of Realtors Makes Big Donation

Jul 22, 2019

The Bartlesville Association of Realtor has donated $100,000 to the Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation. According to the BPS Foundation, the local Association chose to join the Tulsa Association of Realtors. Therefore, the local Association gave the proceeds from the sale of their office ... read more »

Visit the Osage Website Getting Revamped

Jul 22, 2019

The “Visit the Osage” website is in need of some upgrades and the Board of Osage County Commissioners allowed Tourism Director Kelly Bland to go about making those necessary changes at Monday's board meeting. These improvements will cost up to $5,000 and they will use Visit Widget ... read more »

Nowata City Police Donate Body Cams to Sheriff

Jul 22, 2019

Ever since Mirta Hallett stepped up to fill the role of Nowata County Sheriff several donations have been made. The sheriff has received office supplies, kitchen supplies, labor and most importantly raised funds for the office. The latest donation comes from the City of Nowata Police Departme ... read more »

Preliminary Hearing Begins for Kidnapping Case

Jul 22, 2019

A Bartlesville man who allegedly kidnapped another man at knifepoint is set to appear in court on Tuesday morning for a preliminary hearing. The State of Oklahoma will present witnesses against Gilbert Campus on the charges of kidnapping. The state must prove there is probable cause to believe th ... read more »

Mike Ross Sprinkler Systems Looks for Stolen Equipment

Jul 22, 2019

A business called Mike Ross Sprinkler Systems took a hit over the weekend. Surveillance video from Windle's Rock and Jewelry Shop shows a white Ford Super Duty, four-door pick-up truck driving away with a trailer full of Mike Ross' equipment. The incident took place on Saturday night, ... read more »

Nowata Commissioners Discuss 911 Consolidation

Jul 22, 2019

The possibility of consolidating 911 services with Rogers County sparked a debate at Monday morning’s meeting of the Nowata County Commissioners. Jerome Gnatek presented a cost analysis study and said it would come at annual cost of approximately $101,000. Currently, 911 dispatch is hos ... read more »

Osage County Attracting Tourists

Jul 22, 2019

Executive Director for Osage County Tourism, Kelly Bland, was at Monday's commissioner meeting letting the commissioners know things are looking up across the county, as a lot of money is being made because people are coming to Osage County.   Bland added that the county has been ... read more »

Kelly Bland Has Good News for Commissioners

Jul 22, 2019

The Board of Osage County Commissioners met for a regularly scheduled meeting Monday morning at the courthouse in Pawhuska and Executive Director for Tourism in Osage County, Kelly Bland, had some good news for the commissioners.   Bland told the commissioners that the county had mad ... read more »