Suspicion of arson leads to arrest

Altus police arrested a 48 year old man, Chad Stockton, Monday evening on charges of 1st Degree Arson. The Altus Fire Marshal believes multiple fires were ignited inside the Stockton residence at …

Is it “Curtains” for historic City Auditorium?

It appears as if the Altus City Auditorium has seen its grandest days. Millions of dollars would have to be put into the place just to bring it up to code. More money would need to be found, even …

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, …

Behind every great pumpkin there’s a great patch

From the warty gourds to the Cinderella pumpkins, there’s a gourd for everyone at Sweet Pickins Pumpkin Patch. Word is out. Families descend on the farm of Tyler and Destinie Cobb north of …

Final KC-46 delivery completes Base’s fleet

The arrival of the eighth, and last, KC-46 Pegasus aircraft at Altus Air Force Base (AAFB) was marked with a ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 6. VIP’s, Airmen and civilians gathered at the base …
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The biting cold wind did not keep the crowd away on Friday, October 15th as Quartz Mountain Lodge welcomed its newest restaurant, Swadley’s Foggy Bottom Kitchen. Partnered with the State …
Outstanding volunteers who have clocked thousands of hours with the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) were honored for their commitment on Oct. 1. Recognition came at the annual …
Sports
Altus cross country runners will compete at the regional meet on Saturday, Oct. 23 at Wild Horse Park in Mustang. Altus will run with 5A girls at noon and 5A boys at 12:45 p.m. Fans and family …
The Bulldogs were at home here at the Rock hosting the Southeast Spartans. It was pink out night in honor of Cancer awareness and Altus came out strong to support their Bulldogs.  The …
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 …
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 …