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Pinnell vows to make Quartz Mountain Resort great again

During a presentation at the Southwest Oklahoma Republican Women’s Beans and Baskets fundraiser Saturday, Oklahoma Lieutenant Governor Matt Pinnell said the state needs to diversify its economy … more

City council to vote on accepting a grant to study drainage on AAFB

The Atlus City Council and the Altus Municpal Authority, which includes the same elected members, will meet in its regular session at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Items on the city council agenda include a … more

Police arrest 3 after 1 runs from officers

Altus Police arrested three people early Thursday morning after responding to a call at the Ridgecrest Apartments. Shortly before 2 a.m., in southwest Altus, Police responded to 1305 Springfield … more

How to beat the heat in Altus

With the hot summer continuing in Altus, Ray Guzman, 11, decides to go on the slip n’ slide at the Linda Wiginton Aquatic Center located at 121 N. park lane. The pool is open from 1 p.m. to 7 … more

Tax-free weekend slated for Aug. 2-4

The new school year kicks off with the annual Tax Holiday weekend when a lot of families shop for back-to-school items. The Oklahoma Tax Commission has announced that this year’s Tax-Free … more

Some donations take money from the Salvation Army

The kindness of some people can overwhelm local the local Salvation Army thrift store, especially when they donate goods that can’t be resold such as mattresses. Lt. Jay Stegall of the Altus … more

Arrest Log

Arrests Monday, July 29 Matthew Anderson, 44, domestic assault and battery. Jesus Benitez, 39, domestic assault and battery, child support. Lindsey Bennight, 35, distribution of a … more

OHP recruiting trooper candidates

Does an exciting and fulfilling career in law enforcement built on honesty, integrity, loyalty, respect, self-discipline and professionalism interest you? How about a steady career with an excellent … more

Remember When

Building the Blair and Warren clay roads in 1919-20 included Rex Hunter, Jay Hunter, Howard Netherton, Guy Womack, B.T. Lacy, Johny Howser, Tom Marshall, Frank Hendricks, Fred Hendricks, L.R. Hunter … more

Western offers tuition-free courses to high school juniors

Western Oklahoma State College announced last week it will offer qualified high school juniors tuition-free enrollment in as many as nine credit hours during the fall 2019 and spring 2020 … more

Commissioners take over Jackson County’s emergency planning

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Tuesday, July 30, at the Jackson County Courthouse. The board acted on a resolution to establish a fund for the Jackson County … more

Bureau of Narcotics to host public forum on current drug threats

The director of the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics will host a free public forum 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, to highlight current Oklahoma drug threats. The forum will be held at Southwest Technology … more

Whataturnout!

The grade-specific supplies were stuffed into 1,000 string bags provided by Whataburger for the Back to School Bash. It looked more like a Whataburger convention in the backroom where students picked … more

School district to host One-Stop enrollment on Friday

The Altus Public Schools’ One-Stop Enrollment will be held on Friday, Aug. 2, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Altus High School Cafeteria. One Stop Enrollment is for all students enrolling for … more

Special meeting focuses on $11 million bypass project on U.S. 283

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners held a special meeting Thursday, July 25, to discuss the transportation problems in Altus along highway U.S. 283, that includes improving the roads of … more

Arrest Log

Incidents Thursday, July 25 3:47 a.m., Runaway, 509 S. Main St. 1:15 p.m., Reckless driving, N. Main Street 2:12 p.m., Burglary, 1620 N. Crain St. 7:14 p.m., Accident with no injuries, … more

The Brotherhood: transforming addiction to Jesus

A pair of Altus hip hop singers has each transitioned from an addiction to drugs to an addiction to Jesus. And in eight months, they’ve released five albums with about 10 songs on each, all … more

97 AMW graduates 6-year-old pilot

On July 19th, a 6-year-old cancer survivor from Tulsa, Okla. became one of youngest pilots to train at the 97th Air Mobility Wing as part of the Pilot for a Day program. This program helps kids like … more

Back to School Bash delivers backpacks and supplies

Operation C.A.R.E. and volunteers prepared 1,000 bags of school supplies for the organization’s Back to School Bash on Saturday, and by the end of the day, the organization had distributed most … more

‘A Universe of Stories’ summer journey ends with ‘Extreme Animals’

Alondra Martinez, of “Extreme Animals” brought Judy, an owl monkey, to conclude the “A Universe of Stories” summer reading program at the Altus Public Library. The event … more
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