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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

Altus Public Schools Honor Roll

Here are the honor rolls for the Altus Public Schools for the second semester. The Superintendent’s Honor Roll represents students who have earned a 4.0 grade point average and the … more

Remember When

Who remembers when the Lowell-Tims Funeral Home was once Merritt Funeral Home and located at 320 N. Hudson way back in 1967? Once upon a time, it didn’t cost the price of a house to purchase … more

Receding flood waters could trigger blackleg, anthrax in cattle

STILLWATER, Oklahoma – Livestock producers who recently experienced flooding events need to be on the lookout for signs of blackleg and anthrax in their cattle. “Incidences of both … more

Downtown to get new park in public/private partnership

Downtown Altus will be getting a new park and parking area thanks to an agreement between the city and the owners of The Towers Apartments. The Altus City Council unanimously approved an agreement … more

Police searching for armed robbery suspect

Altus police are investigating an armed robbery that was reported shortly before 12:30 a.m. Monday morning at the Stripes convenience store, 1120 Falcon Rd. The store clerk told police a suspect … more

Big Bad Wolf comes alive for ‘Libraries Rock’

Lori Truman of “Wondertorium’s Books Alive!” plays the big bad wolf as she and her personal piglets show their dance moves at the Altus Public Library Thursday afternoon as part of … more

Man arrested for touching women inappropriately

Alfredo Roblez, 42, of Altus, faces four additional counts of sexual battery after two women recently reported to police they were touched inappropriately. Roblez was originally arrested on May … more

Repairs begin on city’s clock tower

Work has begun to repair the Altus City Municipal building’s clock tower. City Engineer Johnny Barron said the original masonry installed by Mike’s Masonry out of Fort Smith, Ark. in … more

Altus native supports critical Navy mission half a world way

Seaman Antoine Sanchez, a native of Altus, Oklahoma, said he needed money for college and wanted to try something new. The U.S. Navy seemed like the way to do both. Now, just a year later and half a … more

Wellness Symposium returns to Altus

The Wellness Symposium and Health fair returns to Altus on Thursday, June 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event features keynote speakers on various community health topics. The fair will also have … more

MidFirst Bank gets highest rating from J.D. Power

For the second year in a row, MidFirst Bank has earned the highest ranking in customer satisfaction in the southwest region in the J.D. Power U.S. Retail Banking Satisfaction Study. “This … more

State tennis players

During the Altus Public Schools Board of Education meeting Monday, the board recognized Altus High School state tennis players Faith Biddlecom, left, and Rose Martinez. They are standing with Coach … more
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