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Spring into fun!

Messy Monday kicked off a week of spring break events hosted by Altus Parks and Recreation. At Hoyt Shadid Park at Altus Reservoir, children and guardians lined up to tie-dye t-shirts, fingerpaint, … more

WallBuilders spokesman to headline Jackson County Prayer Breakfast

Rick Green, a spokesman for the WallBuilders organization, will be the guest speaker at the Jackson County Ministerial Alliance and the Altus Chamber of Commerce 10th annual Jackson County Leadership … more

Crime Report

Initial Appearances Charles Colbert, 48 of Altus, is charged with domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and domestic assault and battery by strangulation. A court date is scheduled … more

OHP investigates shooting involving Blair trooper

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is investigating a trooper-involved shooting that occurred in the early morning hours of March 17. At approximately 12:30 a.m. within the city of Blair, Oklahoma, Trooper … more

WoodmenLife donates schools supplies to Duke

Duke Superintendent Todd Ware, left, and Duke Assistant Superintendent Monica Claussen accept school supply donations from WoodmanLife Chapter 111 Secretary Nadine Bailey and President Leon Bailey. … more

School board schedules special bond meeting

The Altus Public Schools Board of Education has called for a special meeting to vote on whether to approve the sale of $6 million in General Obligation Combined Purpose Bonds after voters approved an … more

County receives first fire tax revenue

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday morning. The board discussed advertisements for bids, county sales tax and tobacco tax. In June 2018, Jackson County voters … more

City Council to discuss filling Ward 3 vacancy left by resignation of Diane Landers

Regular meetings of the Altus City Council and Altus Municipal Authority are scheduled for Tuesday, March 5 at 6 p.m. at Altus Municipal Complex, 509 S. Main St. Each body is made up of the same … more

Board approves bid for high school band, auditorium projects

The Altus Public Schools Board of Education approved a bid Monday night that will trigger the use of Metropolitan Area Projects (or MAPS) funds to improve Altus High School’s auditorium and … more

WOSC hosts Mangum Public Schools for professional development

Western Oklahoma State College faculty and staff hosted Mangum Public Schools teachers and administration on Thursday, March 7, for professional development. The group had the opportunity to hear … more

Lucas hosts Town Hall meetings in Southwest Oklahoma

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas, R-OK, will hold town hall meetings in Harmon, Greer, and Jackson counties on Monday, March 18 and in Kiowa and Washita counties on Tuesday, March 19. … more

Reading fuels
passion for knowledge

Two local seniors selected as 2019 Academic All-State Scholars have several common traits: they both began reading voraciously as children that fueled their desire to seek knowledge. Both excelled in … more

Voters can apply early for absentee ballots

Voters in Jackson County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the April 2, Altus, Eldorado and Olustee Municipal General Elections, should apply now, County Election Board Secretary … more

Spring Break packed with fun activities for kids

Next week, Altus Public Schools will be closed for Spring Break. To keep students active, Altus Parks and Recreation and Altus Public Library have scheduled a week of fun activities from Monday, … more

Altus junior serves as State Senate page

OKLAHOMA CITY – Altus High School junior, Tori Booker, served as a Senate page for State Sen. Brent Howard, R-Altus, during the fifth week of the legislative session from March 4-7. Tori is the … more

High winds knock out power

Winds as high as 60 mph knocked out power to some homes in Altus on Wednesday. Here, an Altus Power crew fights high winds and a dust storm to get power back on near downtown. more

Remember When

There have been a few good days lately to play a little golf. Here, Mike Tucker plays a round at Quartz Mountain Nature Park in 2001. Bryce Cornonado, age 2 of Tipton, plays in a swing at Hoyt … more

Public input sought for Reservoir Project

A Reservoir Improvement Project public forum was held Tuesday night at Altus Municipal Complex with representatives from Meshek and Associates and LandPlan of Tulsa to answer questions and lead a … more

97 AMW highlights female AF pioneer in honor of Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month, celebrating the struggles and successes of American women throughout the history of the United States. In honor of this, the 97th Air Mobility Wing is … more

San Angelo wins Altus Trophy for best community support in AETC

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Lt. Gen. Steve Kwast, commander of Air Education and Training Command, announced the community of San Angelo, Texas, as the winner of the 2018 Altus … more
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