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Council to discuss animal welfare amendment

Though they meet as separate bodies, the Altus Municipal Authority and Altus City Council are comprised of the same members and meet on the first Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Altus Municipal … more

Birds almost cover an entire roof on Main Street as they hunker down and try stay warm on a bitter cold day last week.~NEWLINE~.neFileBlock {~NEWLINE~ margin-bottom: … more

Providing nutrition for older horses

We are what we eat, goes the old cliché, and the saying is as true for horses as for people, especially as the years pile up.“Aging may necessitate making changes to the feeding programs … more

New Year history: the evolution of resolutions

Maybe it’s the sense of the dying away of the old and the beginning of something new that prompts New Year’s resolutions to be made. Each year, countless resolutions are made, but have … more

Mark Medford, a transportation technician III for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation office in Altus, checks over a snowplow/sander Friday morning in preparation for bad roads. The National … more

Police log for Dec. 22-28

IncidentsFriday, Dec. 2212;05 a.m., Warrants, 520 Kathy St.3:42 a.m., Check suspicious subject, 820 N. Main St.3:47 a.m., Check suspicious subject, 600 block North Grady Street.10:25 a.m., Fire, 1001 … more

A year in review: city changes, improvements

As 2017 comes to an end, here are a few changes, projects and improvements that happened this year in the City of Altus.StreetsIn August, the City of Altus working with Hokett Construction of Blair … more

Fed tax reduction may help utility bills

Staff ReportYour natural gas bill may be going down as a result of the reduction in federal income taxes, at least if the Oklahoma Corporation Commission agrees to five motions filed by Attorney … more

Plan ahead for safe New Year’s celebration

As you prepare for your New Year’s celebrations, whether you’re planning to involve alcohol or not, it’s always a good idea to be cautious of the roads on New Year’s … more

We resolve to continue building a better newspaper

I lived up to my 2017 New Year’s resolution, which eventually resulted in me and two partners buying a group of newspapers in Oklahoma.About this time last year, Larry Miller and I started … more

WOSC to host Seussical the Musical auditions

With the new year comes the beginning of the spring musical season for Western Choral Society at Western Oklahoma State College. In spring 2018, they’ll be performing Seussical the Musical, a … more

Property taxes due by Friday

The end of another year brings the deadline to pay property taxes. While property taxes may seem like another expense with little payoff, schools, libraries and other public services are directly … more

Here’s how to audition for the 2018 Summer Arts Institute

This summer, 272 students from across the state gathered at Quartz Mountain Lodge for two weeks of music, dancing, art and performances for the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute.Since 1977, the Oklahoma … more

What to watch for during peak home fire months

According to the National Fire Protection Association, or NFTA, December, January and February are the peak months for heating-related fires.Heating is the second leading cause of fires in the U.S., … more

Taking down the tree: Dispose or recycle?

The presents have been unwrapped, the visitors have gone back home and the Christmas crackers have all been popped, but the tree with its bulbs and bobbles still stands as a reminder of holiday … more

Snow blanketed the Crossing the Red Statue Saturday morning. Altus got just enough snow to cover the ground before it quickly melted.~NEWLINE~.neFileBlock {~NEWLINE~ margin-bottom: … more

Community support helps Salvation Army efforts

Staff ReportThis Holiday Season has been an exceptional time of giving at The Salvation Army of Altus. Major Ben Walters expresses a great big thank you to all the volunteers and partnerships with … more

Snow fell overnight Friday and Altus residents woke up to an almost White Christmas; it was just two days early. Snow even piled up on Santa’s beard at this display on Libra Street Saturday … more

Audit says district financial statements need to show fixed asset group

While an audit of the Altus School District was generally favorable when it was rushed through the Board of Education meeting on Dec. 11, there are details in the audit that caused the district to … more

Didn’t get what you wanted? Don’t pout, return it

chased. Most items can be returned either to a store or by mail in the manufacturer’s original packaging. Gift cards purchased in Oklahoma are nonrefundable.Hibbett Sports allows returns for 60 … more
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