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Pets of the week

Meet Cathy, Cinderlla, Dee and Hootie. They’re this week’s Pets of the Week. Cathy (better known as Chatty Cathy) is a sweet, young (F) domestic short hair kitten. She looks like she … more

Navajo students attend SWOSU Choral Camp

Southwestern Oklahoma State University recently hosted its 46th annual Choral Camp in Weatherford for students in grades seven through 12. The camp concluded with a concert featuring all the … more

Class of 2019 Graduation issue still available

The Altus Times still has copies of the 2019 Graduation issue available. The edition has all of the graduation classes of area high schools and colleges. The edition has photos and bios of the … more

Altus Police announce 2 arrests on Wednesday

Altus Police arrested Jervon Carruthers, 24, Wednesday on multiple arrest warrants that were issued through the Jackson County District Court. Police attempted stop a vehicle that was being driven … more

Senate advances defense spending plan

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Senate voted to proceed to a major defense measure sponsored by Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe amid escalating tensions with Iran, the House approved its first minibus … more

Local non-profit receives international accreditation

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities International announced last week that Great Plains Youth & Family Services, Inc. has been accredited for a period of three years for … more

Wright honored at state Academic Awards banquet

Altus Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Robbie Holder (left) and high school teacher Cindy Bailey (right) congratulate J.D. Wright, an Academic All-Stater from Altus, during the 33rd Oklahoma … more

Crime Report

Arrests Thursday, June 20 Christian Dollins, 29, obtain controlled dangerous substance by fraud, deceit, misrepresentation or subterfuge. Michelle Erward, 37, contempt of court, petit … more

Band room reconstruction project gets underway

A demolition crew has begun tearing down part of what used to be the Altus High School band’s classroom as part of a $3.35 million remodeling project supported by Metropolitan Area Projects, or … more

Commissoners approve healthy lifestlye signage

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday, June 24, at the Jackson County Courthouse. The board decided to act in favor of supporting of a Wayfinding Signage to be … more

Altus graduate wins UCO scholarship

The University of Central Oklahoma College of Mathematics and Science recently awarded a scholarship to Altus resident Stephen Gilstad in recognition of his academic excellence and outstanding … more

Greek mythology takes aim at Altus

Rebecca Klein of the Hampstead Stage Company plays the Greek mythology goddess Artemis as part of the Altus Public Library’s “Libraries Rocks!” summer reading program. … more

EDC board approves $475K budget

The Altus Southwest Area Economic Development Corporation (EDC) Board met in regular session Thursday, June 20, at the Altus Municipal Complex, 509 S. Main St. One of the main focuses of the … more

Leard takes command of the 97th AMW

U.S. Air Force Col. Matthew Leard took command of the 97th Air Mobility Wing, June 21, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base. U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Craig Wills, the 19th Air Force commander, passed the … more

ELAP may be able to offset grazing losses incurred by floodwaters

Livestock producers whose commercial farm or ranch operations suffered grazing loss as a result of recent historic flooding should contact their Farm Service Agency office immediately. Affected … more

4A Fireworks provides family fun for the 4th of July

Fourth of July fireworks will return in 11 days and will light up the skies of Altus. Even though it is illegal to own or distribute fireworks in most city limits of Oklahoma, retailers such as 4A … more

City use tax revenue up 43% over 2018

During Tuesday’s Altus City Council meeting, City Manager Janice Cain announced that the city’s Use Tax revenue was up by close to 43 percent or $245,758 over last year. That’s … more

Different results for 2 proposals from delegation members

WASHINGTON – Two members of Oklahoma’s congressional delegation saw floor action last week on their legislation, and House members cast a significant vote in the on-going battle between … more

OSAI’s chorus performs for the Altus Rotary

Altus High School junior Sarah Scott (shown in the middle) joins her fellow classmates of the Oklahoma Summer Art’s Institute in a performance in front of the Altus Rotary Tuesday. The chorus … more

Crime Report

Incidents Tuesday, June 18 2:36 a.m., Domestic disturbance, 613 Mercury 3:16 a.m., Sexual assault, Lee Street 1:29 p.m., Domestic disturbance, Lee Street 3:07 p.m., Property damage, … more
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