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City Matters 11-22-21: Leaf Pickup Program and Record Sales Tax Collection

Nov 22, 2021

    The City of Bartlesville will offer a free residential yard debris collection the week of Dec. 6-10.   Appearing on CITY MATTERS, Bartlesville Public Works Director Keith Henry expalined how the process works:   During this special collection week o ... read more »

Wash. Co. Commissioners Approve Six Month Road Bids

Nov 22, 2021

The Washington County Commissioners approve six-month road materials in their weekly meeting. Commissioner Mitch Antle explains that they have to go through this arduous task and handle every bid individually because it is a State Auditor and Inspector requirement. He says he agrees with Comm ... read more »

Cherokee Nation Aims to Raise Minimum Wage by 2025

Nov 22, 2021

  Cherokee Nation will launch a comprehensive study of its government workforce pay and target a gradual minimum wage increase to $15 per hour by 2025. Appearing on COMMUNITY CONNECETION, Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. said the the groundwork for the process is underway. Under ... read more »

BHS Interact Club Looks to Help a Classmate

Nov 20, 2021

Bartlesville High School students are looking to help a classmate in need. According to Washington County Commissioner Mike Bouvier, a high school freshman student's house burnt down recently and the Interact Club at BHS is asking anyone and everyone for help. He says the group is asking ... read more »

Preliminary Hearing Waived in Child Sexual Abuse Case

Nov 19, 2021

A man accused of sexually assaulting an autistic boy has waived his right to a preliminary hearing. Dylan Durrence appeared at the Washington County Courthouse earlier this week for his date on the preliminary hearing docket. Durrence is being represented by attorney Linda Branstetter. The co ... read more »

Wash. Co. Commissioners to Review Six Month Road Bids

Nov 19, 2021

During their next weekly meeting, the Washington County Commissioners will look over financial statements and reports from Turner & Associates, PLC. The Commissioners may award bids for six month road materials for Dec. 1, 2021, to May 31, 2022, as well. These bids were opened and held fo ... read more »

Get Into Woolaroc, Frank Phillips Home with Canned Good

Nov 19, 2021

Enjoy free admission to either the Frank Phillips Home in Bartlesville or Woolaroc in Osage County in celebration of Frank Phillips' 148 Birthday. Kevin Hoch, the CEO of the Frank Phillips Foundation, says there is a catch. Hoch says you must bring a canned good to either location on Wedn ... read more »

Enrollment Period Open for Osage Nation Members

Nov 19, 2021

Members of the Osage Nation have through Wednesday, December 15th to enroll for Osage Health Open Enrollment. This is open to all ages and with signup, you get a free prescription savings discount card. All members who register to renew their Limited Health Benefit Plan will be entered to win ... read more »

BPS Foundation Releases "Goodnight Bartlesville"

Nov 19, 2021

Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) releases a book just in time for your holiday shopping. BPSF Director Blair Ellis says "Goodnight Bartlesville" is a children's book featuring unique landmarks around the community. Ellis says the Price Tower, Woolaroc, the Kidde Par ... read more »

Mullin and Hern Voted Against the $1.75 Trillion Human Infrastructure Bill

Nov 19, 2021

  Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) released the following statement after voting no on the Democrats’ “Build Back Broke” spending bill.   “This bill changes the foundation of our country,” Mullin said. “Each provision included in this ... read more »

Osage County Commissioners to Meet Monday

Nov 19, 2021

The Board of Osage County Commissioners will meet for a regularly scheduled meeting at the fairgrounds on Monday morning. The Board will consider making further amendments and procedures for the public entering the Osage County Courthouse and other county-owned properties. As they review thes ... read more »

WCSO Delivers Thanksgiving Baskets to Families

Nov 19, 2021

Washington County families in need receive Thanksgiving baskets. The Washington County Sheriff's Office (WCSO) has delivered 15 Thanksgiving baskets to local families. Lieutenant Ryan Bevard says they delivered the baskets full of goodies on Thursday and Friday. He says giving back is the ... read more »

BPD Offers Tips for Thanksgiving Travel, Black Friday

Nov 19, 2021

Thanksgiving is days away and the Bartlesville Police Department wants you to have a safe holiday. Bartlesville Police Captain Jay Hastings offers holiday safety tips ahead of the family fun and festivities. Hastings says you should expect road travel to be up this year since people were coop ... read more »

Get Real Ministries: Warm Up Bartlesville, Jesus Burger

Nov 19, 2021

  Over 800 people were served last Saturday durng the Warm Up Bartlesville event at the Bartlesville Community Center parking lot with Get Real Ministries.   Appearing on COMMUNITY CONNECTION, Pastor Rando Gamble and his wife Shiloh with Get Real Ministries thanked everyone ... read more »

Local Man Featured in Season 2 of Tiger King

Nov 18, 2021

A Washington County man is featured in a hit series on Netflix. Jack "Ripper" Smith of Ochelata joins the likes of Joe Exotic, Carol Baskin, and Jeff Lowe in Season 2 of Tiger King, which became popular in March 2020 when you were stuck at home during the start of the coronavirus pa ... read more »