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Altus earns 2nd Oklahoma Certified Healthy Award

Staff Report The City of Altus announced it has earned the Oklahoma Certified Healthy Community and Business for the second year in a row. Certified Healthy Oklahoma is a free statewide … more

Bob Jones becomes latest WOSC President’s Partner

Harold Bob Jones is Western Oklahoma State College’s newest President’s Partner, but he has quite the history with the college and Western’s president, Chad Wiginton. The WOSC … more

County receives over $8.9 million in property taxes

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday, Jan. 7 to discuss property taxes collected as of Dec. 31, 2018, open bids for repairs and replacement of the roof at the … more

Retired Supreme Court Justice swears in Thomas

Former Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Joseph Watt, foreground, swears in Oklahoma 3rd Judicial District Attorney David Thomas Monday in the Jackson County Courthouse. Thomas won the election in … more

Council to discuss audit updates, Kiwanis Park and Falcon Road at Jan. 8 meeting

The next Altus City Council and Altus Municipal Authority regular meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 6 p.m. at the Altus Municipal Complex, 509 S. Main St. Both boards are made up of the … more

County gross domestic product statistics released

In December, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released the first ever gross domestic product (GDP) statistics by county for 2012-2015, offering a view of local area economic … more

Local medical marijuana grower harvests first crop

Less than six months after voters approved a state question to allow sales of medical marijuana, the first businessman in Altus to apply for growing and selling the products has his first cash crop … more

Remember When

From the Howard Cotner collection, this photo shows the Jackson County Courthouse in 1928 covered in a blanket of snow. Outside the courthouse is an orchard of peach trees. The courthouse looked … more

Advice for cleaning up after snow, ice

(Editor’s note: by the time you read this, Thursday’s snow and ice should be long gone, but here’s some advice on clearing trees and branches.) Snow and ice are heavy. For proof, … more

Altus Times launches new website design

The Altus Times is in the process of redesigning our website. As a result, we have taken down the paywall for the month of January so that residents can read the newspaper online and let us know what … more

Crime report Dec. 27-Jan. 1

Arrests Friday, Dec. 28 Jervon Carruthers, 24, domestic assault and battery. Manuel Salomon, 38, domestic assault and battery and kidnapping. Saturday, Dec. 29 Cameron Holt, 18, … more

Pets of the Week

Patricia is very attractive. She appears to be a medium-sized, young adult, dilute DSH (F) Calico cat. She has a sweet personality and is looking for someone to be her human companion. Dakota is … more

2 die in single vehicle collision

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troop M of Altus reported the deaths of two people in a vehicle collision on New Year’s Day. According to the report, at approximately 1:39 a.m. on Jan. 1, a 2009 Dodge … more

Honoring a special centenarian

More than 100 people showed up to congratulate Frances Herron, left, on her 100th birthday on Sunday, Dec. 30, at the Tamarack Assisted Living Center. Malenda Brooks shared a special moment with her … more

Altus Times launches new website design

The Altus Times is in the process of redesigning our website. As a result, we have taken down the paywall for the month of January so that residents can read the newspaper online and let us know what … more

New reports highlight state nursing workforce challenges

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma is facing a shortage of health professionals as the need for more health care workers increases. An aging population, expanded health coverage, aging … more

Shutdown closes visitors center at Wichita Mountains Refuge

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Some federal workers in Oklahoma are feeling the effect of the partial government shutdown that is poised to enter a second week. Visitor centers at the Wichita … more

Add volunteering to your resolutions

If you’re looking to give back to your community in 2019, you might consider joining one of the Jackson County Community Health Action Team, JCCHAT, committees. Each of the five committees is … more

2018 Year In Review

A lot has happened in Altus over the last year. As a tribute to 2018, we’ve compiled our top 12 stories of the year. They’ve been listed in chronological order and include a small excerpt … more

Mayor proclaims Alvin Cecil Chaney Day

Altus Mayor Jack Smiley proclaimed Dec. 21, 2018 as Alvin Cecil Chaney Day. Chaney, left, and his wife, Marian, were honored during a private ceremony. Chaney, a World War II veteran, moved his … more
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