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Kelly Bland Talks Tourism Dollars at Monday's Meeting

Apr 20, 2021

Osage County Tourism Director Kelly Bland recently had to charge $140 to her personal credit card in order to pay for county expenses. At Monday's Board of Osage County Commissioners meeting, Bland got reimbursed for the money, but District One Commissioner Randall Jones wanted Bland to go ab ... read more »

Texas Man Arrested on 2007 Warrant for Molestation

Apr 20, 2021

A Gainesville, Texas man appeared in court on Tuesday in Washington County. Travis Lee Riley was arrested on a 2007 warrant for a lewd molestation charge. According to an affidavit, a 12-year-old female victim told a school counselor that Riley had grabbed her chest inappropriately. Riley was ... read more »

Copan Public Works Receives $2M in Water System Funds

Apr 20, 2021

The Copan Public Works Authority (Authority) received approval Tuesday for $2-million in funding from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB). Construction of upgrades and improvements to the water system will be financed by 100-percent loan forgiveness funding through the Oklahoma Drinking Wat ... read more »

Woman Arrested for Throwing Brick at Moving Car

Apr 20, 2021

A Bartlesville woman was arrested on a warrant after allegedly throwing a brick at a vehicle during an argument. Darian Alexander appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Tuesday facing a felony count of throwing on an object on a motor vehicle. According to an affidavit, the alleged i ... read more »

Daniels Sees Senate Approve Bills to Protect the Unborn

Apr 20, 2021

The Senate has given approval to a pair of bills to reduce the number of abortions in Oklahoma. Senator Julie Daniels, a Republican of Bartlesville, is the Senate principal author of House Bill 2441 and House Bill 1102. Daniels many at the Capitol believe Roe v. Wade was wrongfully decid ... read more »

Commissioners to Look to Aid in Expanding Water Line

Apr 20, 2021

At Monday’s Osage County Commissioners meeting, a local citizen, Wayne Ray Mitchell came to the Board seeking information on how they can expand the Braden Water District located in district three and possibly get funding assistance with that expansion. One thing he was seeking input from t ... read more »

Mayor Copeland on COMMUNITY CONNECTION

Apr 20, 2021

Bartlesville Mayor Dale Copeland appeared on COMMUNITY CONNECTION on Tuesday to bring us up to date on city matters.   His honor pointed out that there are openings on several boards, committees, commissions and authorities including the Ambulance Commission; City Planning Commission ... read more »

Women Empowerment Solutions on COMMUNITY CONNECTION

Apr 20, 2021

Eileen Seefluth with Women Empowerment Solutions appeared on COMMUNITY CONNECTION on Tuesday to tell us about her organization and how women can find the help the need in getting free from abusive situations and relationships. Eileen said Women Empowerment Solutions is dedicated to making a d ... read more »

Dewey City Council Adopts Social Media Policy

Apr 20, 2021

City of Dewey and Dewey Public Works employees now have a new set of policies to follow when they're on any social media platform. The Dewey City Council approved a resolution to amend the personnel policies and procedures manual to reflect appropriate social media usage by those employed ... read more »

Filming Starts on Upcoming Movie

Apr 20, 2021

Filming is set to begin this week across Osage County for the much-anticipated film, “Grey Horse.” In a prepared statement, Director Martin Scorsese had the following to say:   “We are thrilled to finally start production on ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ ... read more »

Project Tribute Foundation Respects Fallen Heroes

Apr 20, 2021

Project Tribute Foundation paid homage on Monday to the men and women that died in the line of duty in 2020. A red, white and blue Jeep owned by Executive Director Jon Beckloff has the names of these heroes decaled to the back of the vehicle. Beckloff said there are just under 500 names on th ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Dies in Crash

Apr 20, 2021

A Bartlesville man died in a collision near Vera on Monday evening,  The collision occurred shortly after 7:30 pm on US-75, 57 feet south of 4000RD, 4 miles west of Vera, OK in Washington County.   According the OHP, a 2002 Volkswagen Golf driven by Scotty Hazelwood, 56, of ... read more »

BPS Board of Education Meeting: Masks, Bond Issue and a Lawsuit

Apr 19, 2021

It was a very busy evening Monday at the Bartlesville Public Schools Board of Education meeting. It began with public comment--and there were three of them.   Julie Merciez took to the microphone first to praise the addition of the new Vo-Ag department. She then respectfully criticiz ... read more »

Estes Reflects on Tenure as Dewey City Attorney

Apr 19, 2021

Dewey City Attorney Burl O. "Bo" Estes attended one final Dewey City Council meeting on Monday night as he prepares for his new gig as an Associate District Judge in Osage County. Estes said it was a bittersweet night for him. He said he feels bad for leaving his City of Dewey famil ... read more »

Nowata Commissioners Sign Agreements

Apr 19, 2021

The Nowata County Commissioners approved multiple agreements during Monday’s meeting. The first agreement for technical services was with Oklahoma State University. This is a yearly agreement to assist the assessor’s office if they have any software problems. The commissioners als ... read more »