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Inter-Tribal Pow Wow to be Held in Tahlequah

Aug 06, 2022

The Cherokee Nation Cultural Grounds in Tahlequah will be the site of the Inter-Tribal Pow-Wow to be held this year on September 2-3. The event brings together Indigenous peoples from Native American tribes throughout the United States to share their individual traditions as tribes and their ... read more »

Grandaddy of All Pow-Wows Scheduled for August 25-28

Aug 06, 2022

The 146th Annual Ponca Tribal Celebration is scheduled for August 25-28 this year. Held at tribal cultural grounds located five miles south of Ponca City on Highway 177, the event will feature war dance competitions for all ages, interactive story-telling dances, and a Princess coronation. Tradit ... read more »

Caney PD Drug Arrest for Possession and Distribution

Aug 06, 2022

Caney Police Officers arrest a Caney man on drug charges after a lengthy investigation. Earlier today, Caney PD Officers arrested 30-year-old Spencer Houston Fahler on charges of possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia and the distribution of methamphetamine. ... read more »

Adams Retires from OSBI

Aug 05, 2022

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation will be seeking a new director. Ricky Adams, who has 42 years of public service in law enforcement and has served as director for the past four years, will be stepping down from his position on September 1 and officially turning over the office in Decemb ... read more »

Senator Lankford Takes Position on Two Issues

Aug 05, 2022

On August 5, Oklahoma Senator James Lankford issued press releases outlining his positions on two issues that are up for discussion over the next few weeks. In regards to the Department of Interior’s delays in implementing infrastructure laws related to natural gas and oil projects, Lan ... read more »

Oklahoma Abortion Advocates Want State to Copy Kansas

Aug 05, 2022

Oklahoma abortion advocates cheered this week when Kansas voters stated their decision to protect abortion rights by disallowing a state constitution amendment to be considered that would restrict abortion access. Nearly 60% of voters said NO to the amendment. Because Oklahoma and Kansas shar ... read more »

Student Loan Relief Ends

Aug 05, 2022

Expenses for back-to-school can be high for students of all ages and now college students are facing what could be an additional $393 per month for their student loan repayments now that the pause in payments is expiring this month. The pause was implemented by the federal government after CO ... read more »

California Governor Insults Oklahoma

Aug 05, 2022

California Governor Gavin Newsom is guilt-tripping Hollywood over its use of Oklahoma was a film location. In a full-page advertisement in the latest VARIETY Trade Magazine, Newsom chided Hollywood production companies and directors for choosing economics and authentic locations over California&r ... read more »

Special Meeting Called for Public Facilities Authority

Aug 05, 2022

A special meeting of the Washington County Public Facilities Authority has been called for Monday, August 8 at 5:15 pm in the Basement Meeting Room of the Washington County Courthouse Annex at 400 South Johnstone Avenue in Bartlesville. At the meeting, public comments will be taken at the beg ... read more »

Washington County Commissioners Meeting Preview

Aug 05, 2022

The Washington County Board of Commissioners will hold their weekly meeting at 9:30 am on Monday, August 8. At the meeting there will be considerations of several depository accounts reports as well as acknowledgement of SLFRF and ARPA fund reports. An account summer of the Washington County Free ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested on Drug Charges

Aug 05, 2022

A Bartlesville who was arrested earlier this week is now facing more charges. Clayton Adcock was charged with felony counts of trafficking a controlled dangerous substance, possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony and multiple other misdemeanor charges. According to an affidavit ... read more »

Indian Taco Championship in Pawhuska Coming Up

Aug 05, 2022

The National Indian Taco Championship of Pawhuska is nearing, as it is set to take place on Saturday, October 1st. Admission to enter the event in downtown Pawhuska is free and you will have an opportunity to taste the various vendors who have made the tacos. The Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce ... read more »

Osage County Commissioners to Get Updates Monday

Aug 05, 2022

The Board of Osage County Commissioners will convene for a regularly scheduled meeting at the fairgrounds on Monday morning. At that meeting, Jeremy McLemore with Miller EMS will give a report as to how things went during July in Barnsdall and Fairfax. The Board will also look to determine wh ... read more »

Time to Enroll for School at Pawhuska

Aug 05, 2022

Online enrollment opens on Monday for any returning students. To do so, use the teachease portal to fill out the proper paperwork. If filling these documents out at home, you must return them so that school staff has the paperwork for the coming school year. Enrollment for elementary students at ... read more »

Osage County Traffic Alert

Aug 05, 2022

State troopers are on the scene of a single vehicle injury CMV collision on OK-11 at County Road 2307. Troopers are stating that they expect OK-11 will be closed for an unknown amount of time between the Ramona shortcut known as County Road 2300 and OK-123. State Highway 11 is closed on both the ... read more »