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Pruitt To Join Trump

Dec 07, 2016

Attorney General Scott Pruitt will be joining President-Elect Donald Trump as the head of his Environmental Protection Agency Team. This was announced by a member of Trump's team. Pruitt had been rumored to be joining Trumps transition team. Pruitt will be speaking Thursday morning at the ... read more »

Ramona Train Derails

Dec 07, 2016

A minor train derailment has occurred in Ramona that has blocked the northern 2 crossings in town, 2 southern crossing remain open. No injuries or property damage other than the 3 sand cars that derailed. Please plan for alternate routes in Ramona if your morning travels normally use the effected cr ... read more »

City Council Hears From OMPA

Dec 07, 2016

This week at the meeting of the Pawhuska City Council, Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority or OMPA representative Drake Rice provided an OMPA update. Rice stated that OMPA is serving and providing power for 42 cities across Oklahoma, and with the recent improvements to their power systems they sho ... read more »

Festival of the Nativity

Dec 07, 2016

The Father Lynch Hall will be the new host for the Festival of the Nativity. The tradition is returning for its sixth year in Bartlesville and is hoping to have more than 500 Nativity scenes on display. Melanie Bayles, a committee chair for the Festival of the Nativity, says they want to dis ... read more »

Incumbent School Board Candidates File for Office

Dec 07, 2016

All of the open seats on Washington County School Boards will be filled but there are no contested races.  Each of the current occupants of those seats filed for re-election.  They areRandy Herron and Rick Boswell on the Bartlesville School Board, Joe Lewis on the Caney Valley School Bo ... read more »

Judge DeLapp Selects New Special Judge

Dec 07, 2016

District Judge Curtis DeLapp has chosen a replacement for Special Judge John Gerkin.  Jared Sigler has accepted the position of Washington County Special Judge and will officially take the bench on January 3rd.   Sigler serves the citizens of Washington County as First Assistant Di ... read more »

Congressman Mullin Comments on Defense Bill

Dec 03, 2016

Second-District Oklahoma Congressman Markwayne Mullin commented after the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, passed the House by a vote of 375 – 34.   Mullin says one of the most vital responsibilities of Congress is to provide for the common defense, by ensu ... read more »

New Mayor Dale Copeland Speaks On Community Connection

Dec 06, 2016

In Tuesday morning's Community Connection Program, newly elected Mayor Dale Copeland came in to talk with our own Charlie Taraboletti. During his time, Copeland discussed the changes occurring with the city now that the new councilmen have been sworn in, but he says he is proud of where the l ... read more »

Boys & Girls Club Luncheon

Dec 06, 2016

The Boy's & Girls Club of Bartlesville held their Great Futures Luncheon today in Bartlesville. After some recognition and awards, The Honorable J.C. Watts was able to speak and share some of his words of wisdom. Watts was a congressman who was elected to serve as the chairman of the Hous ... read more »

Pinkerton And Smith Waive Preliminary Hearing

Dec 06, 2016

Two Copan people who are accused of stealing mail from mailboxes have waived preliminary hearing and are bound over for formal arraignment scheduled for December 14th.  21-year old Stephanie Ann Pinkerton and 34-year old Rodney John Smith are charged with knowingly concealing stolen property ... read more »

Dewey City Council Meeting

Dec 06, 2016

The Dewey City Council met on Monday night in the Council Chambers at Dewey City Hall. Among the action items, the council went into executive session regarding the employment and contract for City Judge Robert Fries for Fiscal Year 2017. The council decided to table the contract approval un ... read more »

Dewey Public Works Authority

Dec 06, 2016

The Dewey Public Works Authority held their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday night after the City Council Meeting. In their brief gathering, the authority approved the meeting minutes from November 21, as well as approving the claims.  ... read more »

City of Dewey Economic Development

Dec 06, 2016

The City of Dewey held an economic development meeting before their regularly scheduled City Council meetings. Tammy, an employee from Public Service Company of Oklahoma came in to go over a benchmark assessment for the city. She held a visioning exercise where she talked about what the comm ... read more »

Candidates File for Washington County Boards

Dec 06, 2016

Five incumbent Washington County school board members filed for re-election on Monday.  Randy Herren and Rick Boswell filed for re-election to their respective seats on the Bartlesville School Board. Joe Lewis file for re-election to the Caney Valley School Board, Dana Trimble filed for ... read more »

Dewey School Board

Dec 06, 2016

The Dewey School Board met on Monday evening in the Administration building. Among the action items, the board approved a temporary contract to hie Virginia Hamilton as a high school and middle school long term substitute for the remainder of the school year. The board also approved a tempora ... read more »