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Judge sets $100k bond for domestic abuse, firearm charges

Defendants incarcerated at the Jackson County Jail in district court made initial appearances Thursday before Judge Brad Leverett and District Attorney Ken Darby.Loren Rodriguez, 19 of Altus, was … more

Reception will honor Supreme Court Justice Watt

Local organizations will host a reception to honor former Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Joe Watt Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive in Altus.Watt … more

Local student accepted into competitive pharmacy program

Brandon Heath Cryer of Tipton has been accepted into the Spring 2018 professional class of the Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy in Weatherford.Cryer is the son of Jeffery … more

School district receives package containing cocaine

Staff ReportSomeone must have been on drugs to ship low-grade cocaine to the Altus Public Schools.An employee at the school district’s Administrative Building opened a box of booklets and … more

Red flag warnings highlight the need for Jackson County fire ban

The National Weather Service has issued the highest red flag warning for most of Oklahoma and Kansas and parts of northern Texas, which means weather conditions are right for extreme fire … more

Are we really listening?

In October 2017, “The New York Times” journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey raised substantial allegations in their article “Harvey Weinstein Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accuser … more

Don’t fumble: tackle drunk driving before the clock starts

Staff ReportKickoff on America’s favorite past time is just about ready to start. For many football fans, when it’s time for Super Bowl LII, everyone’s a fan…and Fans … more

Tickets on sale for 48th Annual Miss Altus

Tickets are on sale for the 48th Annual Miss Altus Scholarship Pageant scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. at the Altus City Auditorium at 201 E. Commerce St. This year’s theme is Diamond … more

Women’s Health Associates adds doctor

Jackson County Memorial Hospital announced this week that obstetrician/gynecologist Dr. Vicente Sanchez has added his medical practice to Women’s Health Associates at 101 South Park Lane in … more

EDC receives a clean audit report

Kimberly Furrh of Furrh and Associates PC of Lawton presented the annual audit report for Altus/Southwest Area Economic Development Corporation (EDC) at the committee’s monthly meeting held … more

Chamber hands off park movies to the city for 2018

Last summer, a local nonprofit organization, Altus Live, with the help of volunteers and local businesses, showed three movies in various parks in Altus and one local hotel due to inclement … more

Need to build your English skills?

If you have an employee or know someone who needs to brush up on his or her English skills or perhaps has English as a Second Language, the Great Plains Literacy Council offers a program that can … more

Breaking News: Police search for man in connection with shooting death

Altus police are investigating the death of Altus man after responding to a report of shots fired Tuesday at approximately 1:48 p.m.After arriving on the scene in the 200 block of South Jackson, … more

Jackson County issues burn ban

A burn ban was placed on Jackson County Monday by the Jackson County Board of Commissioners at the recommendation of Jackson County Emergency Manager Erik Mowbray.The burn ban became effective … more

County approves equipment purchases through DOT

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners approved purchases of road construction equipment during its regular session Monday at the Jackson County Courthouse.A purchase contracts through the … more

Shutdown may affect civilian employees at AAFB

After the U.S. Senate failed to pass a continuing resolution to fund the government on Friday, the Federal Government ordered a shutdown for federal employees beginning Saturday morning.However, … more

Police log for Jan. 19-22

IncidentsFriday, Jan. 1910:19 a.m., Warrants, 1332 Spruce St.10:26 a.m., Warrants, 1052 Hickory St.10:34 a.m., Warrants, 1101 Loyadell St.11:53 a.m., Warrants, Chris Street1:17 p.m., Warrants, 1424 … more

Keep an eye out for weather, not missiles, says emergency manager

Recent reports that North Korea now has the capability of launching a nuclear missile that could hit Altus and the false alarm of a missile strike in Hawaii and Japan may have put some Altus … more

City explains recreational trail concept, gets public input

The City of Altus held a public meeting Thursday night to discuss a proposed recreational trail running along Falcon Road. Altus Parks and Recreation Director Chris Griffith made the presentation to … more

Save-A-Lot schedules Valentine’s Day opening

You may have noticed construction going on in the Altus Plaza Shopping Center at Falcon Road and North Main Street. A Save-A-Lot discount grocery store is going in at 1128 N. Main St. Though the … more
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