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Snyder native graces Sports Illustrated pages

If you pick up the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swim Suit edition you’ll find a new, but familiar face. One model with her own particular small town-chic flair calls southwest Oklahoma home. After … more

City achieves Certified Healthy status

The City of Altus achieved the Merit level of Oklahoma Certified Healthy Community and Business status this week. This recognition is available statewide through the Oklahoma Turning Point Council … more

Competitive firefighter brings home highest honor

The respect, camaraderie and the rush of competition are the things that bring Altus firefighter Michael Grayson back each year to the National Firefighters Combat Challenge. In October 2017, Grayson … more

Police log for Jan. 3-5

IncidentsWednesday, Jan. 312:05 a.m., Loud unusual noise, 1300 block Adams Street7:56 a.m., Reckless driving, East Broadway Street12:22 p.m., Fire, 2600 Cedar Creek Drive2:11 p.m., Fire, CR 21310:39 … more

Speaker suggests quit worrying about things out of your control

Greg Hawks used an analogy of whitewater rapids to demonstrate to more than 70 people Thursday how they are like your workplace: things just keep flowing with or without you.Hawks was the keynote … more

Inhofe says tax bill will generate more federal revenue, not less

After giving opening remarks to a mostly supportive Republican crowd, U.S. Sen. James Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, addressed the donkey in the room Friday at the Altus/Quartz Mountain Regional Airport.Inhofe … more

Resident charged with possession of controlled dangerous substance

Defendants incarcerated at the Jackson County Jail in district court made initial appearances Thursday before Judge Brad Leverett and District Attorney Ken Darby.Demauri Randall, 22 of Altus, was … more

Leslie Dirk BagwellLeslie Dirk Bagwell passed from this life on Dec. 31, 2017 at home at age 55. Dirk was born on Feb. 20, 1962 in Enid, Oklahoma to James Bagwell and Sally (Bush) Bagwell. His early … more

City Council passes animal control amendment

The Altus City Council and Municipal Authority met in regular session Tuesday night. Though they’re separate governing bodies, they consist of the same members and meet consecutively.The Altus … more

Voters to decide fate of bond issue on Tuesday

The superintendent of the Blair School District says the district needs to shift the money currently used to rent school buses to other operating fund expenses.Blair Superintendent Jimmy Smith said … more

Broken water lines cause flood of city activity

Recent weather conditions have caused a flood of broken water pipelines and left Altus city workers going from one location to the next to repair lines across the city.“The goal is for the … more

Make the most of remaining days of your winter break

Winter break is almost over for school-age children, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t still time to squeeze in more fun before getting back to class. Think there’s nothing to do in … more

Upcoming events

A Navigating Workplace Rapids seminar and luncheon is scheduled for today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the WOSC Pioneer Heritage Center at 2801 N. Main St. in Altus. Greg Hawks is the guest speaker. … more

County prepares for 2018 election cycle

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners met for the last regular session of 2017 on Friday.The board discussed and approved a resolution to set the Jackson County Fair Board filing period beginning … more

Small swaps can lead to better resolution results

Staff ReportPicture this: instead of setting unrealistic New Year’s resolutions, try focusing more on a lifestyle filled with small, healthy swaps that fit your everyday routine. Shape Your … more

Tobacco helpline offers free resource for tobacco-free 2018

Staff ReportThinking about quitting tobacco in the new year? The Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline, a program of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET), provides free resources to Oklahomans who are … more

Chamber speaker to address navigating workplace rapids

Staff ReportWestern Oklahoma State College and The Altus Chamber of Commerce will host motivational speaker Greg Hawks and his keynote address “Navigating Work Place Rapids” on Thursday … more

Construction workers at the Hobby Lobby site on North Main Street attach a plastic shield over their work area Saturday when cold temperatures and high winds hit the area. After temperatures in the … more

Voters will go to the polls Tuesday, Jan. 9, to vote on a Blair School District Special Bond Election. The election is to vote on whether to allow the Blair Board of Education to issue a $300,000 … more

News highlights of 2017

A lot has happened in Altus over the last year. As a tribute to 2017, we’ve compiled our top 10 stories of the year. There’s no specific order — no story is greater than another … more
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