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USDA designates Kay County in Oklahoma as a primary natural disaster area

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to a request from Lyndal Stoup, Farm Service Agency’s or FSA acting State Executive Director in Oklahoma, the U.S. Department of Agriculture or USDA has … more

Members of the All School Musical perform numbers from The Addams Family Musical Wednesday at the Altus Public Library for the Coffee Cup Bunch Friends of the Library. Performers are, from the left, … more

Police Log for Feb. 19-21

IncidentsMonday, Feb. 1912:45 a.m., Loud unusual noise, 612 E. Mars St.3:50 a.m., Check suspicious subject, 600 E. Broadway St.7:37 a.m., Fire, 1108 W. Frisco St.8:55 a.m., Stolen property, 2515 E. … more

20 groups sign up for Saturday’s Big Day of Serving

The Altus community has responded well to the Jackson County Ministerial Alliance’s request for volunteers to help refurbish homes, clean up yards and remove trees. The alliance calls the … more

What to look for when kenneling your pets

When planning a summer vacation, many people take trips that include their furry, four-legged family members. However, there may be times when vacations may not be very pet-friendly.Long car trips or … more

Lending rates for March provided

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s or USDA Commodity Credit Corporation or CCC announced interest rates for March 2017.The CCC borrowing rate-based charge for March … more

Spooks, princesses and super heroesswarm Safety Town for Halloween treats

Jace Martinez, 8, lined up at 4:30 p.m. to wait 90 minutes for the opening of Spooky Town Tuesday night. He stood at the front of the gate to get into the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 120’s … more

Altus Times moves to 2-days-a-week publishing

Staff ReportGraystone Media Group, Inc. has decided to make more changes to The Altus Times to reflect advertisers’ interest in only printing two days a week, the newspaper group announced last … more

From National Football League to National Guard

OKLAHOMA CITY – Each year, thousands of young recruits prepare to ship-out for Basic Combat Training (BCT). In the early hours of June 29, among a small group of fresh-faced recruits, Spc. … more

School board president resigns

After serving nearly 15 years on the Altus Public Schools Board of Education, Board President John Thomas announced his resignation from the board at the end of Monday’s meeting. Thomas said … more

Going from city slicker to a farming legendPat Beckner dug in and thrived

The irony of the Altus Chamber of Commerce honoring Pat Beckner with the 2017 Farm City Legends Award hits home when she posts a genuine smile and admits she grew up in Enid as a “city … more

We resolve to continue building a better newspaper

I lived up to my 2017 New Year’s resolution, which eventually resulted in me and two partners buying a group of newspapers in Oklahoma.About this time last year, Larry Miller and I started … more

Council members answer questions over coffee

Altus City Council members Chris Riffle and Jason Winters stepped out of the council chambers and held an informal Coffee with Council question and answer forum on Tuesday at Just Brew It Coffee … more

Altus Municipal Authority receives $11 million loan from OWRB for wastewater system improvements.

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Altus Municipal Authority received approval for an $11 million loan Wednesday from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board to improve the Authority’s wastewater and … more

Plan ahead for safe New Year’s celebration

As you prepare for your New Year’s celebrations, whether you’re planning to involve alcohol or not, it’s always a good idea to be cautious of the roads on New Year’s … more

City, county offices plan ahead to serve community in winter weather

On wintry, icy days or when Oklahoma weather conditions make it unsafe to drive, there are weather procedures in place not only for schools but for municipal and county offices. And while the goal is … more

City council calls special meeting for economic development matter

The City of Altus gave notice of a special meeting of the Altus City Council to be held Thursday, April 5 at 5 p.m. at the Altus Municipal Complex Council Chambers at 509 S. Main St.The agenda … more

Detective outlines sex, violent offender programs

A detective in charge of keeping track of individuals on the sex and violent offender list says 33 registered sex offenders and four violent offenders live in Altus.Altus Police Department Detective … more

Apply early for absentee voting

Voters in Jackson County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the March 5th, Altus School District Special Bond Election, should apply now, County Election Board Secretary Jennifer L. … more

Fed tax reduction may help utility bills

Staff ReportYour natural gas bill may be going down as a result of the reduction in federal income taxes, at least if the Oklahoma Corporation Commission agrees to five motions filed by Attorney … more
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