Altus Times- RSS Feed Mon, 25 May 2015 03:25:35 EST 1800 Lake level reaches 60 percent The recent rains up in the watershed have water flowing in the North Fork of the Red River. Lake Altus-Lugert is still on the rise and might break break the 60% full level this week. The lake level is... Sat, 23 May 2015 12:31:41 EST Memorial Day events set in Altus on Monday Memorial Day is a United States Federal Holiday observed on the last Monday of May, this year on Monday, May 25. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. service members who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor... Sat, 23 May 2015 11:06:45 EST Flags distributed at cemetery to honor veterans for Memorial Day Volunteers from several Altus Air Force Base groups joined forces Saturday to place approximately 1,000 American flags on veteran graves at the Altus City Cemetery. Sat, 23 May 2015 10:21:42 EST Two area men escape from Greer County Jail Two local area men have escaped from the Greer County Jail in Mangum. According to reports, the Nick Ritter, 18, and Charles Sparks, 32, escaped through the roof the jail on Friday at approximately 2:30 p.m. Sat, 23 May 2015 11:06:42 EST Honoring fallen veterans Greg McCracken, Altus Air Force Base Top 3, and daughter Isabella were among the 40 volunteers at the Altus City Cemetery Saturday morning placing American flags on the graves of veterans. The event was coordinated by local VFW Post 4876 Commander... Sat, 23 May 2015 10:26:40 EST Mangum man dies in car crash A fatality accident happened just west of US Hwy 283 at the CR 1990 early Saturday morning, May 23. Sat, 23 May 2015 10:21:41 EST Navajo Schools contruct new storm shelter Navajo Public Schools held an official ribbon cutting on Thursday, May 21 for the newly constructed storm shelter on the Navajo School Campus. The school received final approval and official occupancy permit from the Oklahoma State Fire Marshall,... Sat, 23 May 2015 08:16:41 EST Pioneers rally to World Series The Western Pioneers boarded the bus for the 3 hour ride up to Enid yesterday amid the rousing send off of a half a hundred or so people in the WOSC baseball parking lot. The Pioneers are right back where they belong, in the world series. Fri, 22 May 2015 12:36:50 EST School’s Out Thursday was the last day of class for students attending Altus Schools. Children are seen here leaving the building at Washington Elementary School. Drivers are reminded that with school out for the summer break that children will be more likely to... Fri, 22 May 2015 12:36:48 EST More players than lockers Listen up all you Bulldog boosters, supporters, families, business, friends and fans of the football team. It is time to put your money where your proud is. Fri, 22 May 2015 12:36:44 EST Four physicians joining local clinics The Board of Trustees, JCMH Authority, met in regular session this week. Reports were given from the Performance Improvement Committee meeting that was held on May 6; and the outreach clinics which contributed a total of 193 admissions and 100... Fri, 22 May 2015 12:36:42 EST Navajo senior receives Academic All-State Award The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence (OFE) has named Levi Muller, Navajo High School senior a recipient of its prestigious 2015 Academic All-State Award. There are 100 top public high school senior recipients, selected from 558 nominations... Fri, 22 May 2015 12:31:43 EST Fatality accident south of Altus on Thursday The southbound lane of US. 283, 7 miles south of Altus in Jackson County, was closed from 4:25 to 6:56 p.m. yesterday due to a injury accident. Fri, 22 May 2015 12:31:42 EST Once a Bulldog… As this school year closes and we bid an “All good things,” farewell to this year's outgoing seniors, I tried to reflect on their accomplishments and athletic achievements. Thu, 21 May 2015 17:11:41 EST Navajo suffers 1st round heartbreak Sometimes incredible seasons end with bitter disappointment. Even though the Navajo Indians finished the season 28–2, a bitter, brutal loss in the first round of state playoffs is a tough taste to shake. With the score knotted at 3 going into... Thu, 21 May 2015 12:26:46 EST Altus banker recognized for 50 years of service OKLAHOMA CITY — Lee Doughty, vice president at First National Bank in Altus, was among nine Oklahoma bankers to be inducted into the Oklahoma Bankers Association 50-Year Club during the awards... Thu, 21 May 2015 12:26:45 EST ACA aids in shoe mission Altus Christian Academy (ACA) conducts a Mission Monday initiative of giving, selecting a different project every month. For the month of May, Operation Care was selected. The organization is in need of shoes for a mission they will be pursuing in the... Thu, 21 May 2015 12:26:43 EST Altus Electric receives reliability and availability award The City of Altus and Altus Electric, took first place in the Municipal Electric Systems of Oklahoma's (MESO) annual Electric Operations and Reliability Competition in Oklahoma. The utility was recognized in the category for cities with... Thu, 21 May 2015 12:26:42 EST Bogus text messages sent to school parents Altus Public Schools did not launch a School Reach text message to parents today about early release from school. Thu, 21 May 2015 11:01:42 EST Storm threats remain through weekend Tornado warning sirens were sounded in Altus and on Altus Air Force Base Tuesday evening as a strong storm moved through the area. Large hail and damaging winds were reported coming from the west into the Altus area. Rotation was seen near Olustee as... Wed, 20 May 2015 12:31:42 EST