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Sales Tax Election Set For October 13th

Aug 03, 2015

The Bartlesville City Council passed a resolution to set an election for a four-tenths of one percent sales tax increase.  The election is scheduled for October 13th.  If the vote passes, the increase would become effective January 1st, 2016.  Bartlesville's last sales tax incr ... read more »

Dewey Public School Board Approves Routine Issues

Aug 03, 2015

The Dewey Public School Board mainly dotted the i's and crossed the t's required before the beginning of the regular school year during Monday's monthly meeting. They approved several fund raisers by different school groups throughout the year. Temporary contracts were approved for tw ... read more »

Dewey City Council Agrees to Legal Terms for Bond Sale

Aug 03, 2015

Dewey City Council members are learning the ins and outs of the legal issues that come with Combined Purpose General Obligation Bonds. Getting them voted on by residents and approved is just half way there. Council members heard an informational presentation from Rick Smith of B O K F, N A, on th ... read more »

North 4010 Road in Ramona to be Shut Down

Aug 03, 2015

The Washington County Board of Commissioners announced on Monday that North 4010 Road in Ramona will be closed this Wednesday, August 5th, through Friday, August 7th between the hours of 7 A.M. and 5 P.M. for road repairs. The area affected is between West 2400 Road and West 2650 Road. Alternate ... read more »

Great News for Nowata Boys and Girls Club

Aug 03, 2015

The Nowata Boys and Girls Club is now a part of the Bartlesville Regional United Way. Resource Specialist Annah Fischer said that the Club has made a lot of progress with the children. Fischer said the program created by the Boys and Girls Club is unique and the Executive Director Treasure St ... read more »

Oklahoma AG Clean Power Plan Unlawful

Aug 03, 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency and President Obama announced the Clean Power Plan Final Rule on Monday but Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt said that under the Clean Air Act, they do not have the legal authority. Pruitt said in a press release, “The president could announce the m ... read more »

BPSD Back to School Rally on Monday

Aug 03, 2015

The Bartlesville Public School District will welcome students to the new school year with a “Back to School Rally” next week. The school year begins Thursday, August 13th but to get the students back into the school spirit, the rally will feature keynote speaker, State Superintendent ... read more »

Contracts, Resolutions Approved by Washington County Board

Aug 03, 2015

The Washington County Board of Commissioners had a number of agenda items for approval on Monday morning. District 2 Commissioner Mike Bouvier was away on other business but the low bid for work in his District was approved and awarded to APAC by Commissioners Mitch Antle and Mike Dunlap. Re ... read more »

OSDE Makes Reporting Index Available to All

Aug 03, 2015

Access to more than 100 various reports pertaining to education is now available to all who have an interest or stake in education in Oklahoma. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister announced Monday the addition of an online catalog of information providing access to reports r ... read more »

Fourth Fatality Results from July Accident

Aug 03, 2015

A fourth person is now dead as a result of a July 25th accident on U. S. 75.  Initial reports indicated that a car driven by 21 year-old Christian Loiler of Owasso was southbound on U. S. 75 at about 3:15 in the morning.  His car collided in the inside lane near 96th street north, about ... read more »

Accident Kills Owasso Motorcyclist

Aug 03, 2015

Driving at an unsafe speed on a curve lead to the death of an Owasso motorcyclist Sunday afternoon.  According to an OHP accident report, 28 year-old Ted Gaffney of Owasso was eastbound on Cameron Street in Tulsa County.  His motorcycle failed to negotiate a curve, left the roadway on t ... read more »

Osage Nation Health Care Ready for Transition

Aug 03, 2015

The Osage Nation is closer to opening its first ever tribally-managed health care facility.      The transition from the federally managed Pawhuska Indian Healthcare Center to tribal governance of the facility begins October 1st.      Tribal offic ... read more »

Saturday Accident Injures Two Vera Residents

Aug 03, 2015

Three people were injured in a Tulsa County accident Saturday afternoon.  The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports a car driven by 20 year-old Stormy Fowler of Owasso was southbound on Garnett Road.  She failed to yield to a car driven by 51 year-old Roger McDonald of Vera while making a lef ... read more »

Doenges Stadium Lease Agreement Approved

Aug 03, 2015

The Bartlesville City Council approved an agreement between the City of Bartlesville and the Bartlesville Public School District for a 10-year lease of Bill Doenges Memorial Stadium.  As part of the agreement, the school district will maintain the field such as mowing while the city would ta ... read more »

Commissioners Apply For REAP Grant

Aug 03, 2015

The Nowata County Commissioners approved a resolution and application for a $50,000 Rural Economic Action Plan Grant for community development.  Commissioner Bud Frost says the grant would be used to develop a housing addition on a tract of land near South Coffeyville.  In other action, ... read more »