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Altus reaches Certified Healthy status, now eligible for grants

The City of Altus achieved the Merit level of Oklahoma Certified Healthy Community and Business status in January, a project that began in October when the Altus City Council approved an amendment … more

SWTC provides training to meet area employment needs

Southwest Technology Center began as a dream for a number of local individuals who believed in the need for an educational institution that would provide technical training. The technical training … more

Falcon Road project expected to be completed this summer

Construction began in November 2017 on the Falcon Road Improvement Project through the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. ODOT expects the project to take approximately 210 days — about … more

Railroad signals make busy street safer for traffic

A year-long endeavor to make a railroad crossing on South Navajoe Street a little safer was completed in November 2017.Two train tracks separate traffic on East Broadway Street and traffic traveling … more

A year later: Senior Center houses meal program

It’s been more than a year since ground was broken at Dr. Morris Foster Library for the Altus Senior Citizens Activity Center at 221 N. Park Lane.Members of the Altus City Council and other … more

Chamber adapts to needs of young professionals

The Altus Chamber of Commerce has grown its membership during the last year by launching a young professionals group and providing leadership training to a younger generation of leaders.Chamber … more

Oklahoma Market Garden School helping fruit and vegetable producers bloom

The Oklahoma Market Garden School isn’t exactly a secret. It’s been around for 10 years. But for growers interested in the latest and greatest inside scoop on the management, production … more

Base helps out as ‘Grate’ Altus Spelling Bee celebrates 20 years

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — What do the words coulomb, farouche and oligotrophic have in common? They are the words that almost knocked out the two final teams competing in the 20th annual … more

75th Anniversary AAFB celebration, parade planned

In recognition of the 75th Anniversary of Altus Air Force Base, local organizations are teaming together to provide an Armed Forces Day Parade in Altus on May 19.The flag of the United States will … more

Workshop to focus on food insecurity in Oklahoma

Despite living in one of the richest countries in the world, about 15 percent of the population in the United States deals with food insecurity on a regular basis.Unfortunately, one in four Oklahoma … more

Bumper cotton crop could produce more than 1 million bales

The executive director of the Oklahoma Cotton Council predicts the state’s cotton crop will surpass the 1 million bale mark by the end of the ginning season on May 10.Harvey Shroeder, executive … more

East of Altus located near Cache and Lawton, the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge is a popular outdoor recreation area in southwest Oklahoma. It spans more than 59,000 acres and is home to … more

District names Robinson ‘Teacher of the Year’

If you’re suddenly having political or family culture discussions around the dinner table that your son or daughter tries to record on video, you might end up on the big-screen TV in Jessica … more

Barbershop celebrates 51 years of service in Altus

Razor’s Edge Barbershop was filled with the sounds of a barbershop quartet, the smell of brisket and the chatter of long-time customers on April 25 as they celebrated their 51st Anniversary Pow … more

CBD oil shop opens in Altus

Candance Rodriguez has arthritis, but she doesn’t suffer from it. She says her joint pain is relieved with CBD, cannabidiol, an essential oil extracted from industrial hemp.Candance and her … more

EDC effort shifts leader’s focus from retail to manufacturing industry

In the last year, the Altus/Southwest Economic Development Corporation scored major achievements with bringing in major retail stores and has shifted its focus to the manufacturing industry.The crown … more

Air Force represents largest Altus employer

There’s no doubt that the City of Altus depends on Altus Air Force Base as a major employer. With 3,004 active duty and civilian employees and another 2,051 military students passing through … more

How your local pawn shop works

You shouldn’t call the television show “Pawn Stars” a “reality” show, say local pawn shop owners.In fact, the dickering they do over the price or value of something … more

Quail Breakfast draws military brass, congressional delegation

One big takeaway from the 56th Annual Quail Breakfast in Washington D.C. this year was that U.S. Air Force and elected officials representing Oklahoma and other states know how the Altus community … more

Coming soon to a base near you: KC-46A Pegasus

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Altus Air Force Base’s priority is to train C-17 Globemaster III and KC-135 Stratotanker aircrew to extend global mobility reach for the U.S. Air Force. In … more
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