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Recreational flying of UAS is prohibited on base

The recreational use of Unmanned Aerial Systems, also known as drones, have been suspended on Altus AFB until further notice.Aircraft that fall under the definition of a UAS include, but are not … more

Municipal Authority approves landfill improvements

The Altus Municipal Authority (AMA) met in regular session Tuesday night following the Altus City Council meeting at 6 p.m. at the Altus Municipal Complex at 509 S. Main St. Both bodies are comprised … more

Council reduces payment for Senior Center construction

The Altus City Council met in regular session Tuesday night at the Altus Municipal Complex at 509 S. Main St. to discuss city projects including progress on the Senior Activity Center and Altus … more

Police log Jan. 29-Feb. 2

IncidentsMonday, Jan. 296:50 a.m., Reckless driving, West Broadway Street11:46 a.m., Assist other agency, 908 N. Jackson St.4:53 p.m., Check welfare, 2720 N. Main St.Tuesday, Jan. 3012:09 a.m., … more

SWTC names Rabalais employee of the month

Stockman’s Bank Marketing Director Brentney Zorger recently presented a certificate and $100 bill to Southwest Technology Center employee Tim Rabalais for being named the February 2018 Employee … more

Soft opening previews new Senior Center

Almost a year ago, in March 2017, the ground was broken at Dr. Morris Foster Library for the Altus Senior Citizens Activity Center at 221 N. Park Lane. Now, the City of Altus is almost ready to host … more

Chocolate Festival features 20 vendors and supports local family programs

You might feel a little like Charlie Bucket in Wonka’s factory when attending the Annual Armed Services YMCA Chocolate Festival on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Days Inn Altus at 2804 N. Main St. … more

County approves bridge proposal

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday to approve a transfer of appropriations and a proposed county bridge project.The board approved a transfer of appropriations … more

Council considers city projects

Though they’re comprised of the same members, the Altus City Council and Altus Municipal Authority (AMA) meet in separate sessions, consecutively on the first Tuesday of the month at the Altus … more

Altus City Councilman Dwayne Martin read a proclamation Saturday naming this week Miss Altus Pageant Week in honor of the pageant which will be held this week. The candidates gathered at … more

Recreating the life of a chuckwagon cook

Hollis resident Kent Rollins gave a glimpse of the life of a chuckwagon cook on working cattle ranches Monday at Duke Public School.Rollins, who has appeared on CBS News Sunday Morning, Fox & Friends … more

FFA state leaders visit Blair School

Four Oklahoma Future Farmers of America leaders discussed how their participation in the organization has prepared them for leadership roles during an hour presentation Thursday at Blair School.All … more

Keep your flu to yourself

You’ve heard the coughing, sneezing and “it’s only allergies” excuses either from your coworkers or coming out of your own mouth. But the flu this year is widespread, … more

Judge sets $500,000 bond for robbery, kidnap suspect

Defendants incarcerated at the Jackson County Jail in district court made initial appearances Thursday.Gaylon Dorsey, 35 of Wichita Falls, is charged with two counts of first-degree robbery and one … more

Save-A-Lot owners push back opening date

If you’re itching to see if Save-A-Lot, going in at 1128 N. Main St. in the Altus Plaza Shopping Center, has better deals on groceries, you’ll have to wait a little longer.Honor Capital … more

Emergency crews extricate 2 from truck wreck on US 62

Two people were airlifted to an Oklahoma City hospital Wednesday morning after a single-vehicle wreck that landed their vehicle partially submerged in standing water in a ditch.The wreck happened … more

Independent blogger writes about Life in Altus

Anyone who has lived in Altus has their own idea of what life is like here. Kimberly Blankenstein has had five different occasions to experience life in Altus from different perspectives and … more

Governor issues burn ban

Governor Mary Fallin issued a burn ban for 40 Oklahoma counties Tuesday including Jackson County. This is in addition to a county burn ban put in effect Jan. 22 by the Jackson County Commissioners at … more

Jackson County Commission cancels Fair Board election

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners met Wednesday morning in its last session of January to discuss the Jackson County Fair Board Election, surplus equipment and the county employee health … more

Businesses offer Bargain Blizzard sales on Saturday

Several Altus Downtown businesses will host a Bargain Blizzard on Saturday by offering reduced prices on fall and winter merchandise.And one store in Blair has joined the sale. Known stores joining … more
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