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Join Unity
For Our
Community walk on

If you’re wondering how you can make an impact on helping bring different segments of the population together in Altus, you can join the Unity For Our Community walk on Monday, Martin Luther … more

Western reverse transfer degrees provide
unique opportunities

Students across the state of Oklahoma have had the opportunity to complete their associate’s degree through the reverse transfer program for nearly 10 years. One of Western Oklahoma State … more

Miss Altus scheduled for Feb. 9

Those attending Miss Altus Feb. 9 will notice a few changes, including a name change. The Miss Altus Pageant is now called the Miss Altus Competition and the contestants are now referred to as … more

Auditions for Summer Arts Institute coming to Altus

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — The Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain is currently accepting online applications and scheduling auditions for the state’s premier arts academy for … more

Legislation filed modifying gun law for felon passengers

OKLAHOMA CITY – Legislation was filed Thursday to keep felons from being unfairly punished for riding in vehicles with drivers legally carrying a firearm. Senate Bill 46 is authored by Sen. … more

Cope named district’s Teacher of the Year

Staci Cope was announced as the Altus Public Schools Teacher of the Year Monday during the school district’s monthly board of education meeting. Cope teaches fifth grade math at Altus … more

County sees increase in monthly tax collection

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday, Jan. 14, at the Jackson County Courthouse, 101 N. Main St. to discuss monthly tax collections, cleaning out a waterway in … more

Succession of judges?

Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Richard Darby, right, congratulates District 3 Judge Brad Leverett after swearing him in Monday to his new office. Ironically, Darby was appointed to fill a Supreme … more

Remember When

Altus Police Chief Mike Patterson (left) honors Steve Roberts, Lt. Scott Young, and Capt. Tim Murphy circa 2000 for bravery and avoiding confrontation. In July 1999, Ray Minst (left) won officer … more

City honors Gene Leister’s 39 years of service

Gene Leister was honored Tuesday night at the Altus City Council meeting. He worked 39 years at the City of Altus at the water plant. In 1993, he became the manager of the water plant. During his … more

Farm Bureau members set policy for 2019

Extension services, the agriculture sales tax exemption and feral hogs were issues prioritized by Oklahoma Farm Bureau members as they worked to set the organization’s 2019 policy on Saturday, … more

Companies installing new water, electric meters

By next Christmas, you may be able to track just how much hosting family members will cost you with water and electric utilities. That’s because the City of Altus is currently installing new … more

Police investigate auto burglaries

Staff Reports According to Altus Police Chief Tim Murphy, Altus police are investigating multiple reports of auto burglaries that took place sometime overnight Monday and early Tuesday … more

Local students named to USAO honor rolls

CHICKASHA, Okla. – More than 270 students at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma were recently named to the university’s two honor rolls for the fall 2018 trimester. Among … more

Crime report Jan. 3-9

Arrests Thursday, Jan. 3 Chance Moore, 26, possession of paraphernalia. Saturday, Jan. 5 Thomas Paulk, 44, resisting an executive officer and public intoxication. Daniel West, 45, … more

City seeks bids for clock tower repair

The Altus City Council met in regular session Tuesday, Jan. 8 at the Altus Municipal Complex Council Chambers, 509 S. Main St. followed by a meeting of the Altus Municipal Authority. All members were … more

District to name Teacher of the Year Monday

The Altus Public Schools Board of Education will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Jan. 14, at 5 p.m. in the Board Room of the Administrative Center at 219 N. Lee in Altus. While the … more

Voter registration deadline for
Altus election set for Jan. 18

Staff Report Jackson County Election Board Secretary Jennifer L. Wilson says that Friday, Jan. 18, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the Feb. 12, … more

Mayoral candidate highlights priorities

In the first of a series of Altus candidate and ballot question presentations for a Wednesday morning breakfast meeting, Mayoral candidate and current City Councilman Dwayne Martin listed six … more

School board to present Teacher of the Year, vote on hiring new teacher

The Altus Public Schools Board of Education will meet Monday at 5 p.m. to learn who is the winner of the district’s Teacher of the Year, vote on hiring a new first grade teacher and vote on … more
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