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City Council candidates talk vision for Altus

Recently, The Altus Times submitted a questionnaire to all candidates for Altus City Council leading up to the Feb. 12 election. They were asked about their qualifications, visions for Altus’ … more

Designer Michael Allen returns to his roots to promote book

Michael Allen set up a lifetime’s worth of photography, sketches and writing at the Altus Public Library on Tuesday to promote his new book, “A Legend In My Spare Mind” and sell his … more

Pet of the Week: Spark Plug

This handsome dog currently lives at the Altus Animal Control Facility. He is hoping to find a furever home. He has a great personality and lots of play to share. He has been given a round of … more

Council agenda posted for Tuesday, Feb. 5, with a notice for a potential quorum for Municipal Candidate Forum tonight

The Altus City Clerk-Treasurer’s office issued a notice of a potential quorum for the Altus City Council tonight at a Municipal Candidate Forum hosted by the Southwest Oklahoma Republican Women … more

Garrison says he’s following advice he gives to students

Robert Garrison has decided to take his own advice to students: get involved in local government. Not that he hasn’t previously, but this time there’s more at stake. Garrison, an Altus … more

New branch librarian brings many ideas for improving library

Altus’ new Library Branch Manager Bailee R. Hutchinson must have always been a bookworm. After all, she was the valedictorian of Balko High School in 2007 where she graduated with a 4.0-grade … more

departments update

At the Jan. 15 Altus City Council meeting, City Manager Janice Cain gave updates on city departments for fiscal year 2018-2019, which began July 1, 2018. This is part two outlining the departmental … more

Smiley wants to improve quality of life in Altus

Altus Mayor Jack Smiley told a Wednesday morning breakfast group that he wants to build a community that his children will want to come back to and prosper. “Lots of kids don’t stay in … more

Hot wheels

The Duke Volunteer Fire Department responded to a structure fire on East CR 168 near Oklahoma 34 Wednesday and found the main building completely engulfed. At another building nearby, the frame of an … more

Crime report Jan. 23-31

Arrests Wednesday, Jan. 23 Norma Rojas, 50, no driver’s license. Marcell West, 22, possession of paraphernalia. Thursday, Jan. 24 William Estep, 43, embezzlement of … more

KC-46 set to land Friday at AAFB

The 97th Air Mobility Wing stationed at Altus Air Force Base will officially accept the KC-46A Pegasus on Friday, Feb. 8, during a delivery ceremony. The exact time for the ceremony has not been … more

Animal Welfare receives $52k from PetSmart

Altus Animal Welfare Association (AAWA) recently received a total of $52,000 from PetSmart Charities, the largest funder of animal welfare in North America, to help fuel its spay and neuter efforts … more

Parker McCollum and Read Southall Band to headline SWOSUpalooza

Parker McCollum and the Read Southall Band are the featured artists at this year’s SWOSUpalooza on Friday, April 5, at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford. The SWOSU … more

Republican women hosts municipal forum

The Southwest Oklahoma Republican Women will host a Municipal Candidate Forum Monday, at 6 p.m. Feb. 4, 2019, 6 p.m. in the Southwest Technology Center, 711 E. Tamarack Rd., Altus. All Candidates … more

Local stores plan Bargain Blizzard sales on Saturday only

This is the time of year when temperatures could fluctuate between 0 and 70 degrees in Altus. With temperatures bouncing from the lows to highs, area merchants are in the unique position of selling … more

City Manager gives department updates

At the Jan. 15 Altus City Council meeting, City Manager Janice Cain gave updates on city departments for fiscal year 2018-2019, which began July 1, 2018. This is part one outlining the departmental … more

Club Scrub offers students new insight into eye care profession

Tenth- through twelfth-grade students at Altus High School who are interested in various health care or science professions can join Western Oklahoma State College’s Club Scrub. This … more

Howard set for Monday’s opening of state Legislature

After three months of preparation and orientation, State Sen. Brent Howard, R-Altus, is ready for the next Oklahoma Legislative session to begin on Monday. Howard is one of 13 new senators in the … more

Crime report Jan. 16-22

Arrests Wednesday, Jan. 16 Noah Bradley, 21, enter a structure with intent to commit crime/breaking and entering. Andrew Keller, 39, enter a structure with intent to commit crime/breaking … more

Local students begin practice teaching assignments

Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s Department of Education in Weatherford is sending out 44 teacher candidates to work with approximately 60 cooperating teachers from 47 different schools … more
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