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Gauging Interest in a Teacher Walkout

Feb 22, 2018

Oklahoma educators frustrated with low pay and another round of proposed cuts to public schools are mulling an organized walkout to get lawmakers' attention.   Momentum was spurred this week when hundreds of residents packed a school board meeting in Bartlesville. Administrators ... read more »

Washington County Checks Roads Early

Feb 22, 2018

Washington County Commissioners planned to be out treating roadways early Thursday morning.  District One County Commissioner, Mitch Antle was out at 3 in the morning driving the roads.   The county had planned to be out early treating bridges but Antle says it didn't appear ... read more »

Chamber Presents its 2018 Women in Business Awards

Feb 21, 2018

The Bartlesville Regional Chamber of Commerce celebrated women Tuesday night at Hillcrest Country Club.     ConocoPhillips retiree Betsy Geibel won the "Behind the Scenes Award".  It recognizes someoneo who works behinbd the scenes and is a driving force behi ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Charged With Domestic Abuse

Feb 21, 2018

A call from a concerned neighbor led to the arrest of a Bartlesville man after a domestic incident. Matt Hamilton stood before a judge at the Washington County Courthouse on Wednesday facing a charge of domestic abuse in the presence of a minor for an incident that earlier this week. Accordin ... read more »

Seat Belt Laws To Be Enforced

Feb 21, 2018

The Bartlesville Police Department will participate in a special seat-belt enforcement program starting Monday. The Oklahoma Highway Safety Office and the OK SAFE program are hosting a two-week seat-belt enforcement campaign that focuses on teen drivers and their occupants. Bartlesville Polic ... read more »

Two Tall Okies To Host Spring Automotive Swap Meet

Feb 21, 2018

The Dewey Automotive Swap Meet will be making another appearance on March 10. Located on Don Tyler Avenue, the swap meet will feature automotive items, antique stores to walk through on Main Street, restaurants and a new flea-market and antique section. Travis Miller from Two Tall Okie Si ... read more »

Dewey Public Works Authority Meets

Feb 21, 2018

The Dewey Public WorksAuthority met for a minute on Tuesday evening after the Dewey City Council.  City Manager Kevin Trease wanted to note that the minutes that were accepted were from February 5 of 2018, as opposed to what was on the agenda as 2017. A typing error was to blame. ... read more »

City of Dewey Hears Presentations

Feb 21, 2018

The Dewey CIty Council met on Tuesday evening where they tabled both a public hearing and action on a dilapidated structure at 402 North Sequoyah Avenue.  City Manager Kevin Trease says the structure has blown over into a nearby park, but he wanted to set a 30 day time table for the owne ... read more »

Copan's Petty Officer Johnson and TOP Gun

Feb 21, 2018

A 2008 Copan High School graduate and Copan native is part of the Navy’s finest aviation fighter training facility in the world.   Located in Nevada’s high desert, the facility is the Navy’s premiere tactical air warfare training center and home to the Naval Aviatio ... read more »

OSBI Offers Reward on Cold Case Tips

Feb 21, 2018

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is offering up to a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect in a 30-year cold case. David Simpson was shot to death on May 15, 1987, and his killer has never been found.   Simpson was an Owasso resident who worked at ... read more »

Osage Commissioners Accept Bids for County Jail

Feb 21, 2018

Tuesday the Osage County Commissioners met for their weekly meeting, on Tuesday due to the Presidents Day holiday. The majority of the meeting was business as usual, however two agenda items did require additional discussion.   The first were bids to replace the repeater radio system ... read more »

Weather Related Closings

Feb 20, 2018

Weather continues to disrupt local activities.  Stay tuned as the forecast still predicts precipitation and fluctuating temperatures. Listen to your local radio stations for the latest updates: KWON 1400/93.3 - KYFM 100.1 - KPGM 1500/99.1 - KRIG 104.9. You can check all the closings by c ... read more »

State Revenue Collections Climb

Feb 21, 2018

Revenue collections are continuing to climb as Oklahoma emerges from an economic recession, but finance officials say state legislators still will have a $167 million hole to fill in next year's budget because of increasing obligations.   A state panel led by Gov. Mary Fallin on ... read more »

Ed Gordon Returns to Work

Feb 21, 2018

Bartlesville City Manager Ed Gordon is easing back into operations following a medical issue that kept him sidelined for the better part of six months.  Gordon experienced medical problems beginning last August and returned to work last week on a part-time, limited basis. Gordon says the fir ... read more »

City Council Improves Employee Benefits

Feb 20, 2018

The Bartlesville City Council approved multiple agreements to improve employee benefits at a regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday night. City Attorney Jerry Maddox presented an agreement between the City of Bartlesville and the Fraternal Order of the Police.  The agreement details pote ... read more »