Oklahoma gas prices are rising

Oklahoma gas prices have risen 4.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.90/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,294 stations in Oklahoma. Gas prices in Oklahoma are 7.1 …

City to collect household hazardous waste Nov. 6

The City of Altus is hosting an event to collect household hazardous waste.   The event will be held at the Altus Quartz Mountain Regional Airport’s Hangar 36, which is the …
Traffic issues at two locations draw council attention

Councilman explains his “no” vote on base ramp closure

On Oct. 5, 2021, Council voted 5-4 to temporarily close the northbound on-ramp leading to the Main Gate at Altus Air Force Base (AAFB) on Veterans Drive.This item did not come from city staff or a …

City agrees to plan for changes to ACA school zone

Steps were taken by the Altus City Council last week to address traffic pattern problems near Altus Christian Academy. A motion was approved for a plan to be outlined by City Manager Gary Jones, …

Growing rural Oklahoma by raising entrepreneurs

When my wife, Lisa, had an idea for a business years ago, we had no idea where to go for start-up advice. Fast forward ten years, and it's so refreshing to see Oklahoma investing in its entrepreneur …

Details of alleged murder emerge in court documents

More details of the murder of Daniel Cory Bustamante have been revealed in the court documents filed pursuant to the arrest of Jason Michael Amador, 18, on a felony charge of murder. According to …

Take a proactive approach to wildfire season

The 2021 wildfire season is here, and while fires rage out west, Oklahomans also need to stay alert. Oklahoma’s official wildfire season runs from November through March when plant life and …

Rep. Kendrix to speak at local GOP meeting

The public is invited to attend the Jackson County GOP Republican meeting on Monday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. at the Museum of the Western Prairie, located at 1100 Memorial Drive in Altus.  The …
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Features
Southwest Gymstars competitive team have performed at several locations recently, brightening the faces of spectators. The girls performed for residents and staff at the Tamarack Assisted Living …
Firemen of the Altus Fire Department were treated to fresh grilled steaks at the firehouse by members and employees of the Plains Cotton Cooperative Assoc. (PCCA) on Sept. 29. Co-op members and …
During the month of September, Pre-K students at Altus Early Childhood Center learned shapes, motion and dance through music. Kathy Hastings’ classes used colorful scarves to learn musical and …
Sports
The Bulldogs traveled to Noble this past Thursday to Noble Stadium, the home of the 4-1 Noble Bears. The Bulldogs were looking to bounce back from a tough loss to a loaded Ardmore Tiger …
The Altus Lady Bulldogs hosted regionals Oct. 7-8. They ultimately lost against Piedmont and missed the championship. The opener for Altus against Noble was a heartbreaking loss, 11-6. The Lady …
Altus hosted the cross country track meet on Saturday, Oct. 9, and took top honors in the boys’ team and individual. Senior Justin Ortiz once more was the individual powerhouse for the boys, …
Opinion
The Pray Around Altus Schedule scripture list for the coming week. The prayer schedule is presented by the Jackson County Ministerial Alliance. Each location listed has been chosen as a special …
The Pray Around Altus Schedule scripture list for the coming week. The prayer schedule is presented by the Jackson County Ministerial Alliance. Each location listed has been chosen as a special …
Franklin Graham, the son of the legendary and widely known evangelist Billy Graham, will be speaking in Amarillo, Texas on September 26 as a part of the Route 66 God Loves You Tour.  Graham …