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Two Die in Nowata County Crash

Oct 17, 2017

A Nowata County accident on U. S. 169 near county road 17 killed two people.  According to an Oklahoma Highway Patrol report 41 year-old Matthew A. Ray of Chanute was southbound on 169 at 9:20 Monday night about ¾ miles South of Delaware in Nowata County.   37 year-old Barba ... read more »

Drug Takeback Day Scheduled

Oct 17, 2017

The Bartlesville Police Department will team up with a local Walgreens store to help you safely and legally dispose of your unwanted prescription drugs during the 14th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration.   The event is set for 1 ... read more »

Pawhuska Discusses Kennedy Building with Commissioners

Oct 17, 2017

The City of Pawhuska brought the discussion of preservation and utilization of the Kennedy Building to Commissioners Monday morning in the form of a Resolution requesting the Commissioners take into account responsible and timely utilization of the building by the purchaser for the purpose of eco ... read more »

Public Hearing Held On Retirement Community TIF

Oct 16, 2017

 In the wake of the decision by the Bartlesville Tax Increment District Review Committee to vote down the recommendation of the Bartlesville Retirement Community Plan a public hearing was held at the meeting of the Bartlesville city council. The public hearing lasted nearly 30 minutes wi ... read more »

Committee Votes To Not Recommend Retirement Community

Oct 16, 2017

The Tax Increment District Review Committee of The City of Bartlesville held a special meeting on Monday afternoon. In the almost two hour meeting, the committee heard from the public regarding the creation of a new tax increment district and approval of the Bartlesville Retirement Community Econ ... read more »

Washington County Board of Commissioners

Oct 16, 2017

The Washington County Board of Commissioners met at their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday morning, during which the commissioners received a report from FEMA regarding funds and the State-Local Hazard Mitigation Assistance Agreement. The commissioners then approved for inspections from engi ... read more »

Two Dead in Sunday Night Osage County Accident

Oct 16, 2017

Two peopole are dead as a result of an accident north of Skiatook at about 11:15 Sunday night.  The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports 50 year-old Roy T. Roberts of Barnsdall was southbound on State Highway 11 1.3 miles north of Skiatook.  His Chevy Tahoe went off the roadway on the left a ... read more »

No Hiring Freeze in Nowata County

Oct 16, 2017

The Nowata County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on Monday morning at the Nowata County Courthouse Annex. During the unfinished business portion of the agenda, the commissioners talked about a proposed hiring freeze in Nowata County. They had tabled the item previously to speak t ... read more »

Downey Due Back in Court Tuesday

Oct 16, 2017

Johnie Downey of Pryor is due back in Washington County District court on Tuesday afternoon for a prelminary hearing.    An arrest warrant was issued in August as a result of the police investigation of the claim that Downey shot his wife in the front seat of their vehicle while ... read more »

Ironmen Lose Battle Against Chelsea

Oct 14, 2017

The Nowata Ironmen came up just on Friday night, dropping a closely contested battle with Chelsea, 26-20. The loss drops the team to 0-7, but this ballgame showed marked improvment for Nowata.  The Ironmen found themselves trailing 18-0 late in the second quarter. Just when it looked lik ... read more »

Council to Conduct TIF Hearings

Oct 14, 2017

The Bartlesville City Council will hear public comment on three Tax Increment Finance Districts Monday night.  The council will hear from you on amending the the Bison Trails Apartments Plan -- defined by TIF number 9; terminating the Bartlesville Retirement Community Project Plan -- defined ... read more »

School Board to Recognize National Merit Students

Oct 14, 2017

The Bartlesville School Board will recognize seven National Merit Students Monday night.  High School Principal LaDonna Chancellor will present National Merit Semifinalists Lukas Cochran, Sarah Covell, Hannah Linzy, and Greta Olsen; and National Merit Commended Students Markus Klawun, James ... read more »

Bartlesville Hosts A21 Walk For Freedom

Oct 14, 2017

Walkers gathered in Bartlesville's Johnstone Park Saturday morning to raise awareness of human traffickig.  The A21 Walk for Freedom is held all over the world on the second Saturday in October.     Local walk chairman, Ronda Taraboletti says trafficking takes many ... read more »

Ghost Walk Adds New Destinations

Oct 13, 2017

City Hall has been added to Downtown Bartlesville's "Ghost Walk" tour, set for this Wednesday and Thursday. The tour will begin both nights at 6, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 205 S.W. Frank Phillips Blvd. City Hall has been added to the tour list this year, along with several other ... read more »

Whooping Cranes Migrating

Oct 13, 2017

Whooping cranes are North America’s tallest and most rare of birds. The last remaining wild flock has been rebuilding for decades; increasing steadily from their lowest point of 16 birds in 1941. This year, the flock continued to grow.   The Wildlife Department compiles sightings ... read more »