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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

Discount grocery, shoe store added to Altus retailers

Beside the opening of Hobby Lobby, two new stores have made Altus their home in 2018 — Save-A-Lot, a discount grocery store, and Shoe Sensation, a footwear retailer.Save-A-Lot opened Feb. 26 … more

BASH team works to minimize bird damage to Air Force aircraft

As spring approaches and birds begin to migrate north, a unique crew at Altus Air Force Base monitors their movements to minimize damage to aircraft and build safety for airmen and the community … more

City councilman among Leadership Oklahoma class

Staff reportAltus City Councilman Dwayne Martin recently graduated from the 31st class of Leadership Oklahoma.Founded in 1986, Leadership Oklahoma is a statewide nonprofit organization that educates … more

Police log for April 30-May 1

IncidentsMonday, April 301:20 a.m., Assist other agency, Altus AFB Main Gate2:13 a.m., Sexual assault, 509 S. Main St.9:03 a.m., Fire, East County Road 158 and South County Road 200, Martha11:26 … more

Police arrest suspect in cemetery burglary

Altus police have arrested a man after he was caught on video surveillance, located in the police department’s communications center, burglarizing the office at the Altus City Cemetery.Police … more

Drug possession, distribution charges draw up to $100K bonds

Defendants incarcerated at the Jackson County Jail in district court made initial appearances Thursday before Judge Brad Leverett and District Attorney Ken Darby.Kelly Donelson, 33 of Altus, is … more

Law enforcement crackdown on drug distribution

Staff ReportArea law enforcement officers arrested approximately 16 people on drug charges on Friday, April 27. Charges issued Friday include distribution of methamphetamine and crack cocaine.The … more

Rock-N-Rumble today with classic cars

The 20th Annual Rock-N-Rumble Car Show and Cruise is putting the rubber to the road this weekend in Downtown Altus. Classic and car show-quality cars will line the square today followed by a cruise … more
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