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Altus Firemen respond with boat to rescue stranded motorists

ALTUS, OK — The Altus Fire Department responded to six 911 calls from desperately stranded motorists trapped in floodwaters from the May 31 storm. more

Storm strikes Jackson County, packing a punch

Southwestern Oklahoma is no stranger to big storms, but the one which struck Jackson County and Altus on May 31 will be one to remember. more

House adjourns after pro-growth investments in Oklahoma's future

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The House of Representatives adjourned Sine Die on Friday following a successful session in which Republicans enacted historic, pro-growth investments for the future of Oklahoma. more

2022 OSAI season opens at Quartz Mountain

Public performances and presentations of the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute will open next weekend at Quartz Mountain State Park and Lodge. more

Senate Notes

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Per our state’s constitution, the final day of the Second Session of the 58th Legislature was Friday, May 27. more

Scout Troop 4265 honors Altus supt. for youth service

ALTUS, OK — Superintendent of Altus Schools Roe Worbes was presented the Distinguished Service to Youth of Jackson County Award on June 2, 2022. more

Hands Off the Fawns!

FORT SILL, OK — Fort Sill Fish and Wildlife Services warns everyone to keep their hands off the fawns. more

Air land raid allows Soldiers, Airmen to 'train as we fight'

Fort Sill, OK — Soldiers in 2nd Battalion, 4th Field Artillery Regiment conducted a joint air land raid and live fire with 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron out of Altus Air Force Base. The Soldiers loaded HMVVs and M-270 Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS) onto C-17s at Altus AFB and downloaded the equipment at Fort Sill with help from 97th LRS. more

Holiday weekend turns into adrenaline boost for Fort Sill EOD team

FORT SILL, OK — He was in the shower and had just started washing his hair June 21 when his duty phone began the familiar “buzz” of an incoming call. The phone only rings under specific circumstances and for Staff Sgt. Joshua Tapper that meant his bomb squad was needed. more

Navajo Athlete honored with All State trifecta

NAVAJO, OK — Abby Bates has achieved what no athlete at Navajo has yet accomplished: a triple All-Stater. more

Deserted wooden house goes up in flames

ALTUS, OK — A vacant house at 820 W. MLK Ave was destroyed by fire on Wednesday, May 25. more

Outstanding Altus FFA members presented at board meeting

ALTUS, OK — Altus agriculture educators presented three outstanding FFA chapter members at the Board of Education meeting at the end of school. more

Teen Receives Associate’s Degree before High School Diploma

ALTUS, OK — On Friday, May 13, 2022, Trace Thomason graduated from Western Oklahoma State College as a 4.0 honor graduate, earning his associate’s in business administration, two days prior to graduating as the valedictorian of his senior class at Indiahoma High School. more

Western Oklahoma faces devastating wheat crop

STILLWATER, OK – On the western side of Oklahoma, early cotton acre establishment is in question, and winter wheat outcome looks devastating, according to Gary Strickland, Jackson County director and southwest regional agronomist for Oklahoma State University Extension. more

Miss Altus delegation heads to Miss Oklahoma pageant

ALTUS, OK —  Heading to the Miss Oklahoma Pageant in Tulsa next week will be the Altus delegation, consisting of Miss Altus Angela Nichols, Miss Altus Teen Quinn Johnson and Stars, Murphy Martinez and Parker Ward. more
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