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Legislature Approves Redistricting Maps

This week, the Legislature voted to approve the updated maps for Oklahoma's five congressional districts, as well as revised boundaries for legislative districts. Our redistricting process this … more

Blair voters elect new trustee

Niki Graumann was elected to the Blair Board of Trustees on Nov. 9. A total of 66 votes were cast, with Graumann netting 50, or 75.76%, of the votes cast. Her opponent was Liz McGregor, who … more

Lt. Gov. addresses Rotary about state tourism

Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell spoke about Oklahoma’s tourism industry at the Altus Rotary Club meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 9. Lt. Governor Pinnell, who serves as Oklahoma’s first Secretary of … more

Main Street Altus named national quarterfinalist

Main Street Altus has been named a national quarterfinalist among other city’s Main Street programs, for a grand prize of $25,000. More than 494,000 total votes were cast for 216 nominees in … more

Police seek suspect in shooting case

Altus police are searching for a man in connection with a recent shooting at the Ridgecrest Apartments. Police responded Tuesday, Nov. 2 around 6:15 p.m., after it was reported a man had fired a … more

Oldest known Medal of Honor recipient’s grave lies at Eldorado

The tombstone of 1st Sergeant Criswell was stolen in September from the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Eldorado. The theft has not been solved and the tombstone has not been found. Anyone with … more

Crash pads focus of intense council discussion

The subject of crash pads drew sharp comments from Altus City administration, City Council and the public sector at the Nov. 2 council meeting. Crash pads are the rental of residential property to … more

Missing person subject of video

A video shoot will be held Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 5 p.m., with the subject Richard Hitchcock, AKA Thug Rich. The man disappeared on Nov. 9, 2019, and the case was investigated by the Oklahoma State … more

AHS Musician of the Month

The Altus High School Musician of the Month for October 2021 is vocalist Tiffany Taylor. Tiffany has been a member of the Varsity Chorale for three years, was All State in 2020, All Region from … more

Entrance ramp to main Base gate closed

Effective November 1, 2021, the ramp to the main gate of Altus AFB off Veterans Drive will close indefinitely. The closure is a result of an October 5 Altus City Council vote that was initiated by … more

Candy donations collected, donated to Spookytown

10th Planet Jiu Jitsu threw its Halloween party on Oct. 28, with kids and adults amassing a sizable candy donation for Spookytown, an annual event. Accepting the donation for the City of Altus was … more

Housing developments progress

Four housing developments are in various stages of infrastructure placement, according to the City. Bids are currently out and due by Wednesday, Nov. 10 for utilities and infrastructure at … more

Video catches image of man bashing police cruiser

Aurelio Martinez, 66, was found dead by Altus Police in his home on Thursday, Oct. 21, following a criminal investigation leading to the home on South Kennedy. Martinez is believed by police to be … more

Winter musical premiere delayed two weeks

The Altus High School Choir’s annual winter musical has been postponed, due to delayed construction at the venue, the Eula B. Peterson Auditorium. “Newsies” will be hosted at the … more

Navajo HS Choir performs locally

Navajo High School singers, under the direction of Justin O’Neil, performed at the SWOK All Region concert on Oct. 4 at First Baptist Church of Lawton. Navajo’s delegation to All … more

Is it “Curtains” for historic City Auditorium?

It appears as if the Altus City Auditorium has seen its grandest days. Millions of dollars would have to be put into the place just to bring it up to code. More money would need to be found, even … more

Mission on Wheels to serve carry-out Thanksgiving meals

The Mission on Wheels will host a carry-out Thanksgiving meal on Saturday, Nov. 13 at Grace United Methodist Church, 620 S. Park Lane, from 2-4 p.m. The meals are free, and everyone is … more

Suspicion of arson leads to arrest

Altus police arrested a 48 year old man, Chad Stockton, Monday evening on charges of 1st Degree Arson. The Altus Fire Marshal believes multiple fires were ignited inside the Stockton residence at … more
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