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Disaster Emergency Proclamation to be Considered

Mar 27, 2020

A Disaster Emergency Proclamation will be reviewed in the next Washington County Commissioners meeting. District One Commissioner Mitch Antle discussed the possibility of declaring a State of Emergency with Commissioners Mike Dunlap and Mike Bouvier in their last meeting. At the time, Commiss ... read more »

Local Funerals Amid COVID-19

Mar 27, 2020

The state of Oklahoma has mandated that all gatherings must be limited to 10 people or less, which has put a strain on many avenues of life, including funerals. Funeral homes around Bartlesville continue to offer their services with some restraints. Many families are opting to have small priv ... read more »

Commissioners will discuss what to do about County Buildings

Mar 27, 2020

The Board of Osage County Commissioners will meet at the Fairgrounds in Pawhuska once again this Monday in light of concerns surrounding the coronavirus. The county commissioners will make a decision on possibly continuing to keep the Osage County Courthouse closed from the public, along with ... read more »

Coronavirus Cases Continue to Rise Across the State

Mar 27, 2020

There are now 322 reported cases of the coronavirus in the state of Oklahoma with eight confirmed deaths, this according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health. There are now nine confirmed cases in Washington County and Osage County has five confirmed positive cases. A positive case has ... read more »

Sunfest Board Committed to Making Event Happen

Mar 27, 2020

The Sunfest Board and Planning Committee is actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation, and they say they are committed to making Sunfest happen. Still, they say the safety of their patrons, vendors and staff is paramount. If the event has to be postponed or canceled, the Sunfest Board and Pl ... read more »

Bartlesville Police Dash Out Rumors About Curfew, More

Mar 27, 2020

Rumors can spread like wildfire, but the Bartlesville Police Department is taking to Facebook to extinguish the flames. According to the BPD’s address on Friday morning, there are no curfews in Bartlesville. Rumors that were circulating were saying that there was a 9:00 p.m. curfew whil ... read more »

Nowata Love’s Closes After Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

Mar 25, 2020

A Nowata gas station has reportedly shut down temporarily after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. Love’s 636 on Highway 169 in Nowata released a statement on its company website. Here is an excerpt: “This is our first confirmed case as a company. The safety of our employee ... read more »

Gov. Stitt's Day of Prayer to Air at 6:30 p.m.

Mar 26, 2020

Following Governor Kevin Stitt's proclamation declaring Thursday, March 26th, a statewide Day of Prayer, Oklahoma faith leaders have united together at a special prayer and worship event titled “Let Hope Rise: Together In Prayer for Oklahoma.” The event, hosted by Transformati ... read more »

Rep. Fincher Released Second Column on COVID-19

Mar 26, 2020

House District 11 State Representative Derrel Fincher has released another column to address constituents during unprecedented times. Rep. Fincher will appear on Capital Calls on KWON AM 1400 and FM 93.3 at 9:30 a.m. on Friday with Rep. Judd Strom and Senator Julie Daniels. In the column titl ... read more »

Bartlesville Woman Charged With Possession of CDS

Mar 26, 2020

A Bartlesville woman was arrested on Tuesday after a police K9 sniffed methamphetamine in her purse. Sarin Goodman appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Wednesday where she entered a not guilty plea on a misdemeanor charge of possession of a controlled dangerous substance. According ... read more »

DPS to Consider Emergency Powers for Superintendent

Mar 26, 2020

Dewey Superintendent Vince Vincent said there are policy issues the Board needs to address during a Special Board of Education meeting as schools across Oklahoma move into a virtual environment for the remainder of the school year. The anticipation is that Board meetings will take place in a ... read more »

Pawhuska Police Chief Fired on Tuesday

Mar 26, 2020

Pawhuska Police Chief Nick Mahoney has been relieved of his duties. Interim City Manager for the city, Tonya Bright, confirmed Mahoney was fired on Tuesday and didn’t want to elaborate further. Mahoney took over for Nick Silva in February, who had been let go by City Manager Dave Neely ... read more »

BPD Asks You to be Aware of COVID-19 Scams

Mar 26, 2020

During the pandemic we're living in, we must be cautious, especially with scammers. Bartlesville Police Chief Tracy Roles asks you to be aware, and if things seem too good to be true, it probably is. He said we should be aware for those who are vulnerable in our community as well. Thi ... read more »

Eighth Grade Students Exempt From Reading Test Regulation

Mar 26, 2020

In recent years, students wishing to obtain their drivers license had to pass the reading proficiency test in eighth grade. That test will not be given to students this year, as school buildings are closed for the remainder of the year. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation has been in contac ... read more »

Dewey City Council Reschedules April Election

Mar 26, 2020

The Dewey City Council has decided to reschedule an election pertaining to the appointment of officers to sit on the Council. This took place during an emergency meeting on Wednesday. City Manager Kevin Trease said the Election Board informed them that all elections previously scheduled to ta ... read more »