Altus Times- RSS Feed Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:15:39 EST 1800 Pink Out Night Montorie Bridges, an Altus High School Junior, wrestles for 1st place in the Carl Albert Tournament. Montorie is wearing the pink singlets the team will sport on Pink Out Night Thursday, Jan. 29. On Thursday, the #4 ranked Bulldog Wrestlers will host... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:41:42 EST Sunrise, sunset affect wildlife Change in nature is constant. Often it occurs in such slow increments, that we don't really notice. Like sunrise and sunset times. We, in the northern hemisphere, experienced our winter solstice, the longest night /shortest day of the year on... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:41:41 EST Altus alcohol licensees show improvements in compliance Alcohol Compliance Checks were conducted in Altus this past Friday, Jan. 23, on 29 local businesses which are licensed to sell alcoholic beverages. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:26:43 EST AJH 7th grade girls defeat Mac, 32-26 It has been a long time since the Altus Junior High 7th grade girls have got to feel like this. After trailing by as many as seven points, the Lady Dawgs came back and defeated the Lawton MacArthur Lady Scots 32-26. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:21:52 EST Mustang takes Shortgrass trophy, Long MVP The 43rd annual Clester Harrington Invitational Tournament came down to the wire. After Mustang was up on Eisenhower by 18 points at the half, there was no indication that Mustang would be pushed to the final buzzer. Eisenhower came out of halftime on... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:21:51 EST Hall, Gilbert and Laughlin advance to the Elks Hoop Shoot state championships Three local shooters advanced to the state championships of the Elks Hoop Shoot competition to be held in Sapulpa on Feb. 7. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:21:49 EST Tri County Tournament comes down to last shot Tri County Tournament comes down to last shot Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:21:43 EST Tipton wins own tournament The Tipton Tigers claimed the championship trophy in their own Tipton Tournament by defeating Big Pasture, 62-53. Tanner Knight scored 19 points to lead the Tigers while Jagger Jones chipped in 12, Gerald White had 10 and Royce Bernel added... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:21:42 EST KC-46 FTU construction continues on Altus AFB ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE – Construction crews continue to build U.S. Air Force KC-46 Pegasus refueling aircraft Formal Training Unit buildings. The building shown will be the Fuselage Training Center where students will practice loading and... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:26:41 EST Civil Engineer Squadron renovates Altus AFB Fire Station, saves AF money ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE — Members of the 97th Civil Engineer Squadron completed a renovation project at the Altus AFB Fire Station Jan. 20 to comply with mission safety requirements and improve mission efficiency. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:21:44 EST Board of Regents holds special meeting The Western Oklahoma State College Board of Regents met for a special meeting on Thursday, Jan. 22 in the Higher Learning Center at the college to discuss matters pertaining to the upcoming Comprehensive Visit to the college from the Higher Learning... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:21:43 EST Lady Bulldog track opens in Norman NORMAN – The Altus High School Lady Bulldogs track team opened there season on Friday when they competed in the Oklahoma University Indoor Track and Field Invitational. This indoor meet is one of the biggest in the state of Oklahoma with... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:21:42 EST Oil painting workshop with Sue Messerly to be held at library An oil painting workshop will be held at the Altus Public Library on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, Jan. 26, 27, and 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. The instructor for this workshop will be local artist,... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:21:41 EST Western Oklahoma Historical Society membership drive now under way Western Oklahoma Historical Society members expect 2015 to be another year of continued growth for the organization and hope citizens of Altus will want to be a part of it during their annual membership drive, now under way. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:16:42 EST Bridges ranked 14th in the nation Bulldog wrestling has been good, if not, great, if not, downright dominant a long time. by its nature, it often goes overlooked. Wrestlers tend to stay to themselves. It can be a lonely, isolated grind and an internal classic battle of man vs. self as... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:16:43 EST Council to hold special meeting Tuesday The Altus City Council will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Council chambers for a special called meeting. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:16:42 EST For first-time visitor, Havana is charming - and complicated HAVANA (AP) — Everyone warns you Old Havana is a facade, but it's impossible not to be taken by its charms. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:16:41 EST Shortgrass showdowns set for day 2 The 43rd Annual Clester Harrington Shortgrass Invitational boys basketball tournament began yesterday. there were no upsets in the first round as Houston HCYA, Eisenhower, Centennial and Mustang all gained double-digit wins and advance into the second... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:06:41 EST LPN graduation set at SWTC The graduation ceremony for the Southwest Technology Center school of Nursing is set for Thursday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Frances Herron Seminar Center. Upon completing the strenuous 12 month program, there are 16 candidates for graduation in the... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:01:42 EST County Conservation District participating in cost share program The Jackson County Conservation District has announced that they will be participating in the Oklahoma Conservation Cost Share Program. The eligible practices approved for cost share in Program Year 16 are: Brush Management, Critical Area Planting,... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:01:41 EST