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Pike Pass Hike

Sep 28, 2016

The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority has voted to increase the costs on Oklahoma tollways by 17 percent to help expand and renovate the state's turnpike system, including the construction of new toll roads in Tulsa and Oklahoma City.   OTA spokesman Jack Damrill says the rate hikes approv ... read more »

Barnsdall Chamber Elects New Officers

Sep 27, 2016

Tuesday the Barnsdall Chamber of Commerce met for their second September meeting. During the meeting the chamber discussed Barnsdall School Sports, New Officer Elections, the Upcoming Enbridge Tour, and planning Christmas in Barnsdall.   At the last meeting of the Chamber of Commerce ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested For Sexual Assult

Sep 27, 2016

A $50,000 bond has been set for a Bartlesville man who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman.  Emanuel Michael Conley is charged with sexual battery, possession of marijuana, breaking and entering without permission, and possession of paraphernalia.  Bartlesville police were called to a ... read more »

Bartlesville Library Gets Grant

Sep 27, 2016

The Oklahoma Department of Libraries announced that the Bartlesville Public Library and BPL Literacy Services will receive a $4,000 grant.  The funds are made possible by the federal institute of museum of library services will allow the BPL program to promote health and wellness information ... read more »

State Capitol Is Now A Work Zone

Sep 27, 2016

State officials in charge of a $245 million renovation of the Oklahoma Capitol are warning tenants and visitors of major changes, including an end to reserving public space in the building through 2022.   Office of Management and Enterprise Services spokesman John Estus said Monday that ... read more »

Fort Riley Commander Fired

Sep 27, 2016

The U.S. Army says it has fired the commander of Fort Riley and is continuing an investigation opened last week at the Kansas base. No details have been provided.   Army spokesman Col. Patrick R. Seiber says that Maj. Gen. Wayne Grigsby was relieved of command of the 1st Infantry Divisio ... read more »

BRTA Nominates New Board Officers

Sep 26, 2016

Monday afternoon the Bartlesville Redevelopment Trust Authority, BRTA, met for their monthly regularly scheduled meeting. The September meeting marked the end of service for two members of the BRTA board of trustees, Sara McGee has chosen to resign from the board and BRTA Chairman Pat Moore has c ... read more »

Gas Prices Continue To Fall

Sep 26, 2016

Triple-A of Oklahoma says statewide gasoline price averages have fallen 11 cents since the end of August and are continuing to decline.  Triple-A says the state's average price for regular self-serve gasoline Monday stood at $2.02. Spokesman Chuck Mai  says inventories have been goo ... read more »

Pawhuska Man Arrested For Eluding Officers

Sep 26, 2016

A $50,000 bond has been set for a Pawhuska man who allegedly led Bartlesville Police on a high speed chase.  35-year old Jacob Dustin Collins is charged with eluding, driving with a suspended license, failure to maintain insurance, and failure to pay state taxes.  Bartlesville police sa ... read more »

KWON To Air Debate

Sep 26, 2016

KWON AM 1400 and FM 93.3 will be airing the first presidential debate tonight. The debate will be for 90 minutes starting at 8 PM, with Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hilary Clinton. The debate will be moderated by NBC’s Lester Holt, over the topics of “America’s Direc ... read more »

Safety Complex Project

Sep 26, 2016

Construction is continuing at the new safety complex, located at Adams and Johnstone.  During a recent community connection program on KWON, Bartlesville City Councilman Dale Copeland gave a brief update on the safety complex. You can hear more from Copeland on our website at bartlesvil ... read more »

Sales Tax Funds Drop

Sep 26, 2016

Salex tax is the main source of income for cities around Oklahoma.  For the past few months, sales tax numbers have declined.  According to the Oklahoma Tax Commission, Bartlesville's sales tax for September came in at $1.4 million dollars, down from last month.  Dewey's sa ... read more »

Commissioners Accept Agreements

Sep 26, 2016

The Nowata County Commissioners Monday afternoon approved a resolution for financial assistance from the rural economic action plan fund.  This involves Commissioners Curtis Barnes district.  He's applying a grant up to $35,000 to chip and seal county roads in his district.  Th ... read more »

Insurance Advisory Forms

Sep 26, 2016

Workers’ compensation professionals in Oklahoma will have the opportunity to learn crucial information about the industry at two free events. The Oklahoma Insurance Department and the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) will host the 2016 State Advisory Forums on Oct. 25 in Ok ... read more »

Nowata Country Jubilee to host Regional Finals of the Country Showdown

Sep 26, 2016

The Nowata Country Jubilee will host the Oklahoma Regional Finals of the Country Showdown on October 9th. The 35th Annual Country Showdown is America's largest Country music talent show. It's designed to find the most promising country music talent in the nation and to give these performe ... read more »