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High Fire Danger in the Forecast for Wednesday

Jan 07, 2020

A high fire threat is in the forecast for your Wednesday, and Kary Cox, the Director for Washington County Emergency Management, is asking you to use caution. The fire spread rate is one of the biggest concerns. Cox said fire spread rates will be anywhere between 150 to 300 feet per minute on ... read more »

Commissioner Dunlap Named as 2020 Board Chairman

Jan 07, 2020

The gavel was handed to the new chairman of the Washington County Commissioners on Monday during the Commissioners’ first meeting of the year. District One Commissioner Mitch Antle served as the Chairman for the Board of Washington County Commissioners in 2019. The gavel now belongs to ... read more »

Funds Being Used to Help Develop New Business

Jan 06, 2020

The Bartlesville City Council met for a regularly scheduled meeting Monday evening at City Hall and decided to take $150,000 from the economic development fund and use it as development assistance for the combined Jimmy's Egg/Bricktown Brewery Building on the former K-Mart site. President ... read more »

Dewey Looks to Stow Away Problematic Vehicles, More

Jan 06, 2020

Amendments to the City of Dewey's Zoning Ordinance were considered during a regular City Council meeting on Monday night. City Manager Kevin Trease said that the Dewey Code Enforcement created five amendments for the Council to discuss concerning the storage of recreational vehicles, recr ... read more »

BPD K9 Borg Expected to Recover from GDV Surgery

Jan 06, 2020

According to the Bartlesville Police Department, a K9 named Borg was taken to Tulsa on Saturday for emergency gastropexy surgery. The American College of Veterinary Surgeons says, “Gastropexy may be performed in healthy dogs to help prevent the occurrence of gastric dilatation and volvu ... read more »

Bruno Busy Dealing With Medical Marijuana Questions

Jan 06, 2020

Planning and Zoning Director of Osage County, Jake Bruno, told county commissioners on Monday that he is staying plenty busy. Bruno says he fields many questions dealing with medical marijuana laws as the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority continues to sort through the legal process.   ... read more »

Dewey Man Fails to Register as Sex Offender

Jan 06, 2020

A Dewey man previously convicted of sexual battery in 2007 was arrested for failing to register as a sex offender. Robert Conley appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Monday facing the felony charge. According to an affidavit, deputies showed up at Conley’s listed address on B ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested for Assaulting Woman, Police Officer

Jan 06, 2020

A Bartlesville man was arrested after he allegedly choked a female and kicked a police officer in the groin. Cody Allison appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Monday facing charges of domestic assault by strangulation, assault on an officer and attempted escape from custody. Accord ... read more »

Osage County Nutrition Program in Need of Funding

Jan 06, 2020

At Monday's Board of Osage County Commissioners meeting in Pawhuska, Nutrition Director Kyme Vincent came to the commissioners asking for $80,000 in support of the program. This is something she does on a yearly basis, but Vincent says she is having to ask a little bit earlier than normal thi ... read more »

Friends of Scouting Dinner to be Held in February

Jan 06, 2020

The 2020 Friends of Scouting Annual Patron Dinner for the Cherokee Area Boy Scouts of America will be held next month. The dinner will take place at the Bartlesville Community Center on Thursday, Feb. 27th at 6:30 p.m. The Cherokee Area BSA wants to honor all of its Friends of Scouting patron ... read more »

REAP Grants Signed at Monday's Commissioner Meeting

Jan 06, 2020

The Board of Osage County Commissioners met for a regularly scheduled meeting at the courthouse in Pawhuska Monday morning and got a number of things accomplished.   The commissioners chose Heritage Hills Construction and Roofing to make repairs to the county treasurer's roof. Th ... read more »

County EOC Signature Page Approved by Commissioners

Jan 06, 2020

Kary Cox, the Executive Director for Washington County Emergency Management, presented a signature page for an Emergency Operations Plan to the Washington County Commissioners on Monday. During that presentation, Cox said it was a little redundant since the commissioners approved the Emergenc ... read more »

Commissioners Select Firm to Repair Treasurer's Roof

Jan 06, 2020

The Osage County Treasurer's roof in Pawhuska is in desperate need of repair. At Monday's Board of Osage County Commissioners meeting, the commissioners reviewed bids from firms who wished to make those repairs. After careful consideration, they chose to go with Heritage Hills Constructio ... read more »

Red Cross Partners with NFL to Get More Blood Donors

Jan 06, 2020

With the holidays behind us, the American Red Cross is looking for any blood donors that they can find. Currently, the Red Cross has a critical need for blood donors of all blood types – especially type O – to help replenish the blood supply after the holiday weeks. Right now, the ... read more »

Annual Jail Inspection Conducted in Washington County

Jan 06, 2020

An inspection of the Washington County Detention Center in Bartlesville was conducted by the Washington County Commissioners on Monday morning. Commissioner Mike Dunlap said he was very pleased by what he saw during the inspection. He said the building looks just as good as it did when it was ... read more »