Plan ahead: Fire dangers increase with mild winter

As Oklahoma enters the drier part of the year, with cooler temperatures, higher winds and lower humidity, the risk of fire increases. But every fire c...

November 9th, 2017 |  


Altus’ holiday season kicks off Sunday

Altus’ holiday season kicks off Sunday

If you received a puzzle piece in the mail from Crown Jewelry, don’t throw it away. Take it to the store on Sunday between 1 and 5 p.m. to see i...

November 9th, 2017 |  


Institute brings out latent artistic talent

Institute brings out latent artistic talent

Students attending the Shortgrass Arts Institute’s colored pencil drawing class Tuesday night said the $30 they pay for the class represents the...

November 9th, 2017 |  


Council changes electric rates, repeals bird sanctuary article

Council changes electric rates, repeals bird sanctuary article

The Altus Municipal Authority and City Council met in regular session Tuesday evening at the Altus Municipal Complex at 509 S. Main St. Though the two...

November 9th, 2017 |  


Police arrest juvenile connected to shooting

Staff ReportAltus police have arrested a 15-year-old male juvenile on a complaint of shooting with intent to kill. Police began their investigation on...

November 8th, 2017 updated: November 9th, 2017. |  


Senior quarterback Jake Vargas gets an emotional hug from his dad, Altus head coach Todd Vargas, as he looks at his mom, Lorie, and sister, Jordyn, Th...

November 7th, 2017 |  


Saturday’s Relay For Life

Saturday’s Relay For Life

LEFT: Coordinators for the Relay for Life event held Saturday, Megan Lewis and Jennifer Lee, open the event with words of encouragment for surviors, a...

November 7th, 2017 |  


Altus hosts playoff game Friday against Lawton Eisenhower

Staff report Altus High School will host a first-round Class 5A playoff football game at Hightower Memorial Stadium between the Bulldogs and the...

November 7th, 2017 |  


Local FFA member competes in state quiz finals

Local FFA member competes in state quiz finals

Staff report STILLWATER – Nicklaus Armstrong of the Blair Future Farmers of America Chapter was one of 50 high school freshman FFA members...

November 7th, 2017 updated: November 7th, 2017. |  


New Okla. law allows military personnel to carry weapons

New Okla. law allows military personnel to carry weapons

On Nov. 1, legislation went into effect that allows active duty military, Reserve or National Guard members to carry a concealed or unconcealed handgu...

November 7th, 2017 updated: November 7th, 2017. |