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School bond election voter registration ends Feb. 8

Friday, Feb. 8, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the March 5 Altus School District Special Bond Election, Jackson County Election Board Secretary … more

Jury finds Marielle Smith guilty of first-degree murder of Jared Holmes

A Jackson County jury returned a verdict of guilty and recommended a sentence of life without parole in the First Degree Murder case against Marielle Trey Smith of Lawton. Smith was found guilty of … more

SWOAG hosts election for alternate board member

An election will be held at the Bailey Birth to Five School at 201 S. Lee, Altus, Oklahoma on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, at 11 a.m. to elect one (1) alternate board member for the Jackson County Target … more

Altus Public Schools 1st Semester Honor Roll

Here are the Altus Public Schools’ Honor Rolls for the first semester. The honor rolls begin with the fourth grade. The Superintendent’s Honor Roll represents students who have earned a … more

Free job, training, career change assistance available through Oklahoma Works

Western Oklahoma Workforce Development Board has funds available for training in a broad range of high-demand occupations. Individuals who: need skills to obtain promotion or licensure, are in need … more

Tickets on sale for 49th Annual Miss Altus Pageant

Tickets are on sale for the 49th Annual Miss Altus Pageant that will be held at the City Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and $10 and all seats are reserved. You can get … more

Saying ‘Thank you’

During a reception Thursday at the Museum of the Western Prairie, the Western Trail Historical Society presented a historical perspective of all state senators who have represented Altus and Jackson … more

Mayoral hopefuls promote candidacies

Recently, The Altus Times submitted a questionnaire to both candidates for mayor leading up to the Feb. 12 election. They were asked about their qualifications, visions for Altus’ future and … more

KC-46 arrival planned Feb. 8, open to public

The 97th Air Mobility Wing will accept the KC-46A Pegasus during a delivery ceremony and celebration here, Feb. 8. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 5:15 p.m. in Hangar 517. The event is open … more

97 AMW boom
operators prepare for future KC-46 students

The 56th Air Refueling Squadron has been training the past few months to ensure it is ready for the arrival of the KC-46 Pegasus. While simulators are useful, scheduling and usage can create delays … more

Global airpower starts with practice

The scenario: multiple noncombatants are needing airlift out of a country under civil unrest. Enemy aircraft are in the air, hostiles on the ground have anti-aircraft devices and the people needing … more

Small idea makes big
impact for 97 TRS students

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — The 97th Training Squadron just made it that much easier to get information as a student. When an Air Force aircraft needs to refuel in flight, they rely on a … more

County approves sale of surplus equipment

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Thursday, Jan. 31, to discuss monthly business including consideration to approve resolutions declaring equipment as surplus material … more

City Council candidates talk vision for Altus

Recently, The Altus Times submitted a questionnaire to all candidates for Altus City Council leading up to the Feb. 12 election. They were asked about their qualifications, visions for Altus’ … more

Designer Michael Allen returns to his roots to promote book

Michael Allen set up a lifetime’s worth of photography, sketches and writing at the Altus Public Library on Tuesday to promote his new book, “A Legend In My Spare Mind” and sell his … more

Pet of the Week: Spark Plug

This handsome dog currently lives at the Altus Animal Control Facility. He is hoping to find a furever home. He has a great personality and lots of play to share. He has been given a round of … more

Council agenda posted for Tuesday, Feb. 5, with a notice for a potential quorum for Municipal Candidate Forum tonight

The Altus City Clerk-Treasurer’s office issued a notice of a potential quorum for the Altus City Council tonight at a Municipal Candidate Forum hosted by the Southwest Oklahoma Republican Women … more

Garrison says he’s following advice he gives to students

Robert Garrison has decided to take his own advice to students: get involved in local government. Not that he hasn’t previously, but this time there’s more at stake. Garrison, an Altus … more

New branch librarian brings many ideas for improving library

Altus’ new Library Branch Manager Bailee R. Hutchinson must have always been a bookworm. After all, she was the valedictorian of Balko High School in 2007 where she graduated with a 4.0-grade … more

departments update

At the Jan. 15 Altus City Council meeting, City Manager Janice Cain gave updates on city departments for fiscal year 2018-2019, which began July 1, 2018. This is part two outlining the departmental … more
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