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Jackson County Free Fair opens Thursday

One of the most anticipated events of the summer begins tomorrow at the Jackson County Expo Center. The Jackson County Free Fair runs from Thursday through Saturday. Friday is Children’s Day … more

Packets for Altus Board of Freeholder election available now

The Jackson County Election Board will provide packets of information for those who want to run for eight positions on an Altus Board of Freeholders that will be tasked with reviewing the Altus City … more

Health Department, Library offer Tai Chi class

The Jackson County Health Department will be hosting a 12-week Tai Chi class at the Altus Public Library, 421 N. Hudson, beginning Monday, Sept. 9, at 10:30 a.m. Tai Chi is a non-combative form of … more

WOSC professor explains why we have so many crickets

Did your sidewalks and doorways at home or business suddenly get invaded by crickets? You’re not alone and it’s not due to sloppy housekeeping nor poor maintenance work. While some … more

Police investigating Monday morning shooting

The Altus Police Department is investigating a shooting at the Ridgecrest Apartments that left two men injured. Police responded shortly after midnight, Monday morning, and discovered two men had … more

Flipping for football

Altus High School Cheerleaders Maggie Landers, left, and Savannah Shipman perform somersaults in Cache Friday night as Cabe Dickerson (37) and Caleb Leyja (76) lead the football team onto the field. … more

Rear-end collision claims 17-year-old’s life

Oklahoma State Highway Patrol officers are investigating a rear-end collission that killed one girl as she and two others were ejected from a 2009 Nissan Rogue early Sunday morning. Sandra Garcia … more

City Council may vote on separation agreement, interim City Manager

The Altus City Council and the Altus Municipal Authority, which is made up of the same elected officials, will meet today at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers to address a number of issues including a … more

Choosing bubbles over cowboys

Some things are more important than rodeos. This girl found the animal shooting bubbles more interesting than the cowboys trying to stay on the backs of bucking broncs last week during the Great … more

Labor Day openings, closings

Besides being the official opening weekend for high school and college football, Labor Day weekend often serves as the last official long weekend of the summer when people hit the barbecue grills, … more

Governor kicks off important Census counting campaign

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt kicked off the 2020 Census Symposium on Monday at MetroTech Conference Center with the announcement of Executive Order 2019-32, which establishes … more

Volunteers needed following vandalism of Safety Town

Members of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 120 are asking for volunteers to help clean up Safety Town as the community prepares for Halloween. FOP Lodge 120 is a police union representing … more

HAC, Inc. uses local United Supermarket to donate big check

On the dawn of Labor Day weekend, it seemed appropriate that employees at the United Supermarket in Altus would be handing over a mock check for $35,748 to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. After … more

Remember When

Who can remember how bulky and heavy old television sets were back in 1977? In 1977, you could buy a motorcycle for $895 from Bill’s Cycle Village. Today, that price wouldn’t get you a … more

Western, Cameron sign articulation agreement

Western Oklahoma State College and Cameron University have entered into an agreement that will enable agriculture, liberal arts and mathematics majors who earn associate degrees at WOSC to more … more


In an article about the resignation of Altus City Manager Janice Cain on Aug. 24, The Altus Times makes the following corrections or clarifications:the article stated that Mayor Jack Smiley paused … more

Western Equipment merges with Green Country Equipment

Two John Deere dealerships, Green Country Equipment, LLC, and Western Equipment, LLC, have announced plans to merge their operations beginning Sept. 30. The new company, operating as Western … more

Retired educators to host first annual meeting

The Jackson County Retired Educators’ Association will meet at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the Altus Public Library to hear poetry readings by the Woody Guthrie Poetry Group in … more

Pulling for the home team

The Altus Fire and Rescue team won the Great Plains Stampede Rodeo tug of war for the third year in a row. They are so dominant that only one team competed against them this year. The tug of war is … more

Historical society to present new grant program in Altus

The Oklahoma Historical Society will host a presentation on Friday, Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. at the Museum of the Western Prairie in Altus to share information with the public about the Oklahoma Heritage … more
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