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Bill May Expand Benefits to Fired Unvaccinated Workers

Jan 03, 2022

In response to the recent news of companies threatening to fire employees for refusing the COVID-19 shot, State Senator Nathan Dahm, a Republican from Broken Arrow, has filed Senate Bill 1157 to expand unemployment benefits. In a statement, Sen. Dahm said: “The failures of this curr ... read more »

Board of Osage County Commissioners Meeting Tuesday

Jan 03, 2022

The Board of Osage County Commissioners will convene at the Osage County Fairgrounds on Tuesday for their regularly scheduled meeting in light of the New Years Holiday. Their first order of business will be to elect a Chairman and Vice-Chairman for 2022 Board Meetings. District Three Commissioner ... read more »

Arvest Bank Announces New Board Members

Jan 03, 2022

Arvest Bank announces several new additions to its board of directors for the Bartlesville region. In a statement, local Arvest Bank president Kim Adams said: “Arvest has been fortunate over the years to have had a very stable board of directors who have given many years of service. ... read more »

Electrician, HVAC Work Begins in Courthouse Remodel

Jan 03, 2022

Remodeling efforts on the first floor of the Washington County Judicial Center in downtown Bartlesville are moving along smoothly. Commissioner Mike Dunlap says electricians were expected to be in on Monday to start the installation of drop-in light fixtures. Dunlap says HVAC crews would be i ... read more »

Wash. Co. Commissioners Mourn Loss of Ed Gordon

Jan 03, 2022

The Washington County Commissioners spent the opening minutes of their last meeting reflecting on the life of former Bartlesville City Manager Ed Gordon. Commissioner Mike Dunlap says he had the privilege back when he served on the Bartlesville City Council of appointing Gordon to a temporary ... read more »

Antle Elected to Serve as Wash. Co. Commissioner Chair

Jan 03, 2022

With a new year comes a shift in roles for the Washington County Board of Commissioners. Washington County District Two Commissioner Mike Bouvier served as the Chairman of the Board throughout 2021. He says he enjoyed his time as Chairman, but it is time to change hands. The Commissioners ... read more »

DPWA to Weigh Item Between Dewey, American Towers

Jan 03, 2022

An item between the City of Dewey and American Towers, LLC, may soon be approved by the Dewey Public Works Authority (DPWA). The DPWA will discuss and possibly approve "The First Amendment to Site Ground Lease" between the City and American Towers, LLC, directly following the Dewey ... read more »

Dewey City Council to Consider Property Transfer, More

Jan 03, 2022

The Dewey City Council will look at the possibility of transferring real estate by quit claim deed to the Boys & Girls Club of Bartlesville in their next meeting. Later in the meeting, there will be discussion and possible approval of a right-of-way use agreement between the City of Dewey ... read more »

OBI Offers New Immunity Test

Jan 03, 2022

  Blood donors will be able to learn more about any potential immunity to COVID-19, the Oklahoma Blood Institute announced Sunday.   OBI said that this is now possible due to the institute's new antibody testing method.   The new testing method can measure a ... read more »

Revelers Take Up BPD Chief Roles' Ride Home Offer

Jan 01, 2022

  Bartlesville Police Chief Tracey Roles' New Year's Eve offer to drive home impaired drivers before they got behind the wheel was taken up by seven partiers.   Chief Roles made the offer to drive home those who had called dispatch and asked to take him up on his off ... read more »

Cold Weather Coming to the Area

Dec 31, 2021

There have been talks of an arctic cold front moving through the area for the past week now and that cold air will finally push through northeast Oklahoma on Saturday morning and temperature will do nothing but drop as the day moves forward. Meteorologist with the News on 6, Stephen Nehenz tells ... read more »

Projects Ongoing Across The City of Bartlesville

Dec 31, 2021

Director of Engineering for the City of Bartlesville, Micah Siemers was recently in our Bartlesville Radio Studios talking about some upcoming and ongoing projects going on across town. He started by talking about the renovations taking place at the Sooner Pool. He says they are re-surfacing ... read more »

Time to Prepare for Cold Weather

Dec 31, 2021

February was the last time we have seen the kind of cold weather that northeast Oklahoma is about to experience this weekend. With that, it is important to keep in mind just how dangerous those single-digit temperatures can be. Nowata County Emergency Manager Laurie Summers goes over a few of the ... read more »

Two Antiviral Drugs Authorized to Battle COVID-19

Dec 31, 2021

Two anti-viral drugs are now available to treat those who are already suffering from COVID-19. The FDA recently approved the two pills for emergency use. A prescription will be required to get the medicine, as the drug is to be given to those who are at a high risk of getting a severe illness. ... read more »

Bartlesville City Council to Consider Signing Letter of Intent

Dec 31, 2021

The Bartlesville City Council will convene for a regularly scheduled meeting at City Hall on Monday evening at which time they will look to approve a letter of intent between the First Christian Church and the City of Bartlesville. This would be for a possible lease and donation of the Church ... read more »