High rainfall could mean mild winter but higher fire risk

Though the Oklahoma Mesonet reports that rainfall in Altus reached 11.45 inches in the last three months, there are still “Pray for rain” ...

October 13th, 2017 |  


Police Log for Oct. 12-13 provided

IncidentsThursday12:39 a.m., Ambulance service, 2912 Laurel Circle10:15 a.m., Warrants, 1407 N. Thomas St.4:12 p.m., Fire, 1320 E. F St.6:59 p.m., Fig...

October 13th, 2017 |  


Defendants make initial appearances

Defendants incarcerated at the Jackson County Jail in district court made initial appearances before Judge Brad Leverett and District Attorney Ken Dar...

October 13th, 2017 |  


Altus community calendar events provided

Please submit all items by noon to run the next publication day. All submissions must include a street address where the event will be held and a cont...

October 13th, 2017 |  


Standoff ends in arrest

Standoff ends in arrest

Altus Police report that 37-year-old Joshua Mealer has been taken into custody after engaging in a standoff with police that lasted about four hours a...

October 13th, 2017 |  


A farmer’s rush hour

A farmer’s rush hour

A tractor applies wheat fertilizer in the foreground in preparation for planting winter wheat while a crop duster sprays defoliant on cotton to prepar...

October 13th, 2017 |  


Chamber honors Bates, Beckner with top Farm City Awards

Chamber honors Bates, Beckner with top Farm City Awards

The Altus Chamber of Commerce presented the 2017 Farm City Generations Award to Jason Bates, second from left, for his dedication and hard work in hel...

October 13th, 2017 |  


Frazer Bank to honor 4-H leaders, supporters

Frazer Bank presents its annual 4-H Honors and Awards Reception Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Western Heritage Center at Western Oklahoma State Colle...

October 13th, 2017 |  


Cotton tours show impact

Cotton tours show impact

Farm City Week continued Wednesday with cotton tours at the Jackson County Expo Center. Morning and afternoon tours shuttled civilian and military per...

October 12th, 2017 |  


Street Director calls Carver Road project basically finished

Construction on a mile section of Carver Road is basically done, according to Altus Street Director Chad Osborne. The project that began in early Augu...

October 12th, 2017 |