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Courthouse Policies to be Revisited Monday

Aug 08, 2020

The Board of Osage County Commissioners will meet for a regularly scheduled meeting at the fairgrounds on Monday where the commissioners will consider making further policy changes for those entering the courthouse and other county-owned buildings. The commissioners will also consider signing ... read more »

Bridge Agreement, More to be Discussed

Aug 07, 2020

The Washington County Commissioners will discuss and possibly approve a resolution for Washington County’s Infectious Disease Response Protocol and IDRP Guidelines when they meet again. A bridge project agreement regarding the acquisition of easements on the Blissit Tract and the Trust ... read more »

Deep Look at Oklahoma COVID-19 Numbers

Aug 08, 2020

The Oklahoma State Department of Health’s Weekly Epidemiology Report again showed a mixed bag of coronavirus numbers for the state over the past seven days. Confirmed cases of COVID-19 dropped 27-percent from Aug. 1 – Aug. 7 in Oklahoma, compared with the same period from July 24- ... read more »

Citizens Gather to Pray for Bartlesville Police

Aug 07, 2020

Over roughly a hundred citizens attended a prayer vigil held at the Bartlesville Police Department on Friday evening. Brian Schexnayder, the Bartlesville Police Department’s chaplain, gave the opening prayer. During his prayer, he thanked God for the men and women that serve to protect ... read more »

Local Drop in Child Vaccinations, Routine Visits Felt

Aug 07, 2020

There has been a local drop in child vaccinations and routine visits according to Dr. Helen Bumpus with Ascension St. John Jane Phillips. There has been a drop of approximately 20 to 25-percent in their regular volume. This means a handful of vaccinations and routine visits have been missed. ... read more »

New Skatepark Already a Hit

Aug 07, 2020

A new skate park that recently opened in Bartlesville is getting rave reviews. The Lee Lake Skate Park was completed and opened in late July. Members of the Bartlesville City Council expressed their excitement with what they’ve heard and seen so far. City councilman Jim Curd says this park ... read more »

Washington County Resale to be Held on Monday

Aug 07, 2020

In May, the 2020 June Resale in Washington County had been postponed and rescheduled to Monday, Aug. 10th. The resale was rescheduled because of COVID-19. County Treasurer Melissa Thornbrugh requested that the sale be postponed to the second Monday in August, and that request was approved by ... read more »

More Resoure Officers Coming to Bartlesville Schools

Aug 07, 2020

Bartlesville Public Schools and the City of Bartlesville have reached an agreement to provide an additional school resource officer for service at school sites. The agreement was approved at Monday’s city council meeting. Bartlesville Police Chief Tracy Roles says this will help students an ... read more »

Lankford Leads Senate Colleagues in Call to Investigate Planned Parenthood

Aug 07, 2020

US Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) led more than two dozen senators in calling on the U.S. Department of Treasury to investigate Planned Parenthood’s abuse of the taxpayer-funded Paycheck Protection Program, and separately calling on the U.S. Department of Justice ( ... read more »

BPD Looks to Identify Motorcycle Thief

Aug 07, 2020

The Bartlesville Police Department needs help identifying a suspect in a motorcycle theft that occurred on Wednesday morning. A video posted on the BPD’s Facebook page shows the suspect walking through a Bartlesville resident’s yard to the motorcycle. The suspect was wearing a red ... read more »

Lankford Spotlights False Reports of Feds in Portland

Aug 07, 2020

U.S. Senator for Oklahoma James Lankford on Thursday questioned the Secretary of Homeland Security during a Senate committee hearing on violent protests in Portland. Sen. Lankford searched for answers about accusations surrounding federal agents in Portland protecting federal property. Acting ... read more »

Election Board Releases Absentee Ballot Info

Aug 07, 2020

Voters in Washington County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the Tuesday, August 25th, Runoff Primary Election, Special City of Bartlesville and the Special Copan School Election. Although the County Election Board can accept applications for absentee ballots until 5:00 p. ... read more »

COVID-19 Numbers for Friday 8/7

Aug 07, 2020

New COVID-19 cases are flat, while hospitalizations are down in the latest Situation Update from the Oklahoma State Department of Health on Friday. Seven more deaths were reported statewide, with none locally. The statewide death toll stands at 600. Cases rose by 854 in Oklahoma. There we ... read more »

Sample Ballots for August Elections

Aug 07, 2020

The Washington County Election Board has released sample ballots for the Tuesday, August 25th, Runoff Primary Election, Special City of Bartlesville and the Special Copan School Election should apply now.   You can find the sample ballots below:   PRIMARY RUNOFF ELECTION ... read more »

Osage County Sample Ballots

Aug 07, 2020

The Osage County Election Board released sample ballots for the Tuesday, August 25th, Prue Special School, City of Shidler Special Municipal, City of Bartlesville Special Municipal and City of Tulsa Special Municipal Elections.   The sample ballots can be found below:   ... read more »