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Boxes of Nutritious Food Available to Seniors in Elk City

June 22, 2022 Provided Press Release Qualified seniors in Elk City can receive monthly boxes of nutritious food to supplement their diet through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). The free program, a partnership of the Regional

Early Voting Begins Thursday

June 20, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Early voting begins this Thursday, June 23, for the upcoming primary election. Voters who will not be able to make it to the polls on Election Day, have the

Wheat Harvest Nearly Complete

June 21, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha The wheat harvest in Western Oklahoma is nearly complete. Here with the latest is Paragon Communications Ag Director Jimmy Clark. Be sure to tune in every Monday – Friday

NFEC Planned Power Outage

June 20, 2022 By Kacey Meza There will be a planned power outage on June 21st by Northfork Electric. Brent Meador Manager and CEO of NFCC told Paragon Communications the reason for the outage is to upgrade

Two Teens Found Deceased in Altus

June 20, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Altus Police are investigating the death of two teenagers after responding to a multiple shots fired call near the 700 block of East Nona on Saturday afternoon.

Request an Emergency Ballot For the June 28 Election

June 16, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Registered voters who become physically incapacitated after 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 28 and cannot make it to the polls, still have an opportunity to cast their ballot.

Elk City Utility Rates Going Up

June 16, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha As part of the budget process, the Elk City, City Commissioners recently approved a resolution increasing water, sewer, sanitation and landfill utility rates.

Wheat Harvest Update

June 14, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha The wheat harvest is well underway throughout Western Oklahoma. Here with a report is Paragon Communication Ag Director Jimmy Clark. Be sure to catch Today in Ag with Jimmy

Ft. Cobb Lake Drowning

June 13, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha A 5-year-old boy from Fort Cobb drowned in water near a play area Friday evening.

All Long-term Care Facilities Across Region Fully Open

June 13, 2022 SWODA Press Release Currently, all long-term care facilities are fully open to visitation. All common areas of the facilities are open with social distancing in place with screening and mask requirements. Here are a

Scammers Try To Collect Expired Medications

June 9, 2022 Press Release Provided Recent reports out of Oklahoma City exposed a scheme to obtain medications illegally. Scammers had gone door to door asking residents to dispose of expired or unused medication. Scammers said they

Election Day Laws and Reminders

June 7, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Voters are reminded to keep the integrity of the election system in mind, when going to the polls later this month.

Help For Veterans Available in Elk City

June 6, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Today marks the 78th anniversary of D-Day. The day many consider when the tide was changed in World War II, thanks to the allied invasion of Normandy, France led

“RAM” Clinics Returning to SWOSU – Volunteers Needed

June 3, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha During her recent visit to Elk City, Southwestern Oklahoma State University President Dr. Diana Lovell spoke to the Elk City Rotary Club about various university related topics including the

Shamrock Boil Order Rescinded

June 1, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha A boil order issued by City of Shamrock, Texas officials yesterday has been rescinded.

National Car Rally Coming To Elk City

May 31, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha It was announced recently that Elk City along with the National Route 66 Museum have been chosen as the destination for this year’s Walter P. Chrysler Car Club Rally.

Road Work Could Slow Down Holiday Travel

May 27, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Oklahoma Department of Transportation officials want to make commuters this holiday weekend of ongoing construction projects that could slow down travel.

SWOSU Students Win Reach Higher Program Awards

May 26, 2022 SWOSU Press Release Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) students Jennifer Nightengale of Foss, Abigail Ulery of Yukon and Rhiannon Calfy of Temple were recently honored with Reach Higher awards at the Everett Dobson School

Two Elk City Actors Up For Awards

May 24, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Two Elk City High School thespians have been nominated to win awards for their recent performances in the play “Newsies”.

Western Oklahoma Wells Show Good Numbers

May 23, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha A Western Oklahoma well drilled by the Kaiser-Francis Oil Company of Tulsa brought in more than 2,100 barrels of oil a day.

Bass Derby Winners

Virtual Bass Derby Winners

KECO Virtual Bass Derby Winners The second annual KECO Backroads Bass Derby, sponsored by H2O Bait, Tack and More, and Galleria Furniture, was on May 21, 2022. Anglers from around the area competed for $500 and $250

Russ, Others, Urge Governor To Secure Baby Formula

May 19, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Rep. Todd Russ, R-Cordell along with 20 additional House Republican representatives signed a letter penned by Rep. Ross Ford, R-Broken Arrow recently calling on Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt and

Elk City Man Accused of Assaulting Two With Rifle

May 17, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha An Elk City man has been charged in Beckham County with, among other things, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon after allegedly striking a man and a woman

ODOT Meets – Hands Out Honors

May 16, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha The Oklahoma Transportation Commission honored three Oklahoma Department of Transportation highway projects at its May 2 meeting that recently received first place awards for quality asphalt construction.

Despite Recent Rain Drought Rages On

May 16, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Some parts of Oklahoma remain in a drought and the latest report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows only a slight improvement in western Oklahoma–the driest area of

Local Airports Could See Major Funding Approved

May 10, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission is scheduled to meet in regular session Wednesday morning with one local airport possibly receiving major funding towards a hangar project.

SWOSU Employees Honored with Awards

May 6, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Southwestern Oklahoma State University students recently voted online for the annual Brandy Awards for outstanding staff, administrator and faculty of the year, the Dougherty Diversity & Inclusion Award and

Local Teachers Awarded PSO Grants

May 6, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) announced recently 64 American Electric Power (AEP) grants to underwrite innovative classroom approaches in local classrooms.

SWOSU Physics Students Honored with Awards

May 5, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s 2022 Physics Spring Banquet was held recently at the Stafford Air & Space Museum in Weatherford, and several SWOSU students were presented awards.

Semi Accident Closes I-40 Near Sayre

May 2, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha A single vehicle accident involving a semi truck Saturday night forced officials to shut down the westbound lanes of Interstate 40 near Sayre.

Heartbeat Bill Passes Again with Civil Remedy

April 29, 2022 Press Release A bill that would allow a private civil action to be brought against anyone performing an abortion after a fetal heartbeat has been detected, except in a medical emergency, passed the House

Quezada Selected to Represent SWOSU as Nigh Scholar

April 27, 2022 SWOSU Press Release Southwestern Oklahoma State University student Francisco Quezada of Elk City is the university’s representative at the 2022 George and Donna Nigh Leadership Academy.

Redistricting to Affect Western Oklahoma Voters

April 26, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Mandatory redistricting efforts have caused some precinct boundaries to change in western Oklahoma. As a result, some voters will be assigned to new polling places.

Hammon Man Accused of Sexual Battery

April 22, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha A Hammon man was charged in Custer County District Court recently after allegedly inappropriately touching a convenience store employee.

Lt. Governor Visits Elk City

April 21, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Oklahoma Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell was in Elk City Thursday as part of the 34th Annual Lt. Governor’s Turkey Hunt that tours Oklahoma towns and cities and showcases Oklahoma

Wanted Clinton Man Arrested

April 18, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha A wanted Clinton man was arrested last week by police after a city resident recognized the man and was able to direct police to a home the suspect may

Oklahoma Election ‘22: Moore Draws an Opponent

April 18, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha A surprising development in the political theater in western Oklahoma after the state’s filing period wrapped up on Friday afternoon. State Representative Anthony Moore of Clinton, who is currently

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Returns Saturday, May 14

April 14, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha On May 14, letter carriers in Beckham County will collect nonperishable food donations from homes on their routes as part of the 30th National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp

SWOSU Announces New Advancement Team Members

April 8, 2022 SWOSU Press Release Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) with locations in Weatherford, Sayre and Yukon has announced the expansion of the SWOSU Office of Institutional Advancement to better serve SWOSU’s alumni, emeriti and friends.

High Winds Fuel “Britt” Fire

April 8, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Multiple fire crews including the Elk City Fire Department along with the Beckham County Task Force, Roger Mills County Task Force, and crews from Texas responded to a wild

ODOT Awards Nearly $130 million in Contracts

April 8, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha The Oklahoma Transportation Commission awarded nearly $130 million in highway construction projects during its meeting this week in Oklahoma City.

Statewide Candidates Filing Begins Wednesday

April 7, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Voting officials have announced that statewide election activity officially begins at 8a.m., Wednesday when the filing period opens.

Esports Event A Success At SWOSU

April 6, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s new Esports Arena was the site for the Oklahoma Scholastic Esports High School State Tournament on Friday, on the Weatherford campus.

Fire Conditions Continue – Burn Bans Remain Intact

April 5, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Despite rain showers moving through western Oklahoma, and cooler temperatures on Monday and the early parts of Tuesday, weather experts say the fire threat remains in the region for

Elk City Commission Meets Tonight

April 4, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha The Elk City Commission is scheduled to meet for the first time this month in regular session tonight.

Woman Accused of Aiding Escapee

April 1, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Altus police say a second person was arrested in connection to the apprehension of a fugitive on Tuesday.

Early Voting Begins Thursday in Roger Mills Co.

March 30, 2022 Press Release Provided Early voting begins Thursday March 31st for voters in Roger Mills County. Voters who will not be able to make it to the polls on Election Day, have the option of

Brian Busey Makes Major Gift to SWOSU Football

March 29, 2022 SWOSU Press Release Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) with locations in Weatherford, Sayre and Yukon has announced the receipt of a major charitable gift from 2005 SWOSU alumnus Brian Busey of Oklahoma City.

UPDATE: Bond Set For High Speed Chase Suspect

March 28, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha More details have been released regarding the arrest of a Michigan man last week after leading multiple agencies on a high speed pursuit.

Help Wanted at Local Precincts

March 23, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha The Washita County Election Board announced today it will be accepting poll worker applications March 30 through April 15 2022.

Traverse Wind Farm Now Serving PSO Customers

March 21, 2022 PSO Press Release Traverse, the largest wind farm built at one time in North America and one of three new wind facilities providing clean energy to Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) customers, has

Lankford Announces Endorsement of Lt. General Stafford

March 17, 2022 Press Release Provided Families for James Lankford announced Saturday the endorsement of Lt. General Thomas P. Stafford of James’s re-election campaign for the United States Senate. Lt. General Thomas P. Stafford was born in

Dry Conditions Fuel Multiple Grass Fires

March 15, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Along with other area fire departments in the area, Elk City Firefighters have been busy lately battling mainly grass fires in the area.

Colorado Man Dies in Wheeler County Wreck

March 14, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha A Colorado man is dead after a crash between two semi-trucks on US 83, about three miles north of Shamrock, Texas on Thursday night.

Voter Registration Deadline is Friday, March 11

March 2, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Voting officials in Custer County remind potential voters that Friday, March 11, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in

Smoke To Blame For Custer Co. Accident

February 28, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Smoke from a grass fire may be to blame for a two vehicle accident in Custer County that hospitalized a Weatheford woman.

Greet The People’s Convoy in Elk City Saturday Night

February 25, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha The “People’s Convoy”, a group of truckers currently on a cross-country trip from California to the Washington D.C. area will make a stop in Elk City tomorrow (Saturday).

Britton Gives City Leaders WTC Update

February 24, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha It’s been 8 years since Western Technology Center has built it’s satellite campus in Elk City, and according to one official – the investment the city made has paid

Custer Co. Reinstates Burn Ban

February 23, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Based on recommendations from local fire chiefs in the county, Custer County Commissioners have decided to reinstate a burn burn.

Gov. Stitt Comments on Teacher Pay

February 23, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha During an appearance on The Early Morning Show on KECO, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt talked about various hot button issues in the state, including teacher pay.

State Superintendent Candidates Visit Elk City

February 22, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha A question and answer forum featuring two Republican candidates for Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction was held Monday night inside the Elk City Convention Center.

“People’s Convoy” To Pass Through Western Oklahoma

February 22, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha According to an article published by Newsweek, a convoy of American truckers will leave from California, on Wednesday to complete an 11-day journey to the nation’s capital, where the

RUSO Regents Meeting at SWOSU

February 21, 2022 SWOSU Press Release Southwestern Oklahoma State University is hosting the February meeting of the Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO) regents this Thursday and Friday, February 24-25.

Wanted Clinton Man Arrested in Norman

February 17, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha The Clinton man accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend and attempting to set her home on fire has been arrested after being on the run for over two weeks.

Roger Mills Co. to Close Precincts for April 5 Election

February 17, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Roger Mills County Election Board Secretary Jana Maddux announced today that the Cheyenne, Sayre, and Merritt School Districts have opted to close certain polling places in Roger Mills County

Severe Weather, Winter Weather Possible For Region

February 16, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Another winter storm could affect portions of the listening area starting early tomorrow morning, however experts say severe, spring-like, thunderstorms could roll through the region tonight (Wednesday).

Elk City Commission Meeting Preview

February 15, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha The Elk City Commission is scheduled to meet for their mid-month meeting on Wednesday (Feb. 16).

Moore Previews Legislative Session

February 14, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Now that the 2nd Session of the 58th Legislature in Oklahoma has started, one local lawmaker says he anticipates to be busy this year.

Lucas Announces Promotion of Elk City Native

February 9, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) of Cheyenne this week announced changes to his staff, naming Allison Litterell as Constituent Services Director for Oklahoma’s Third Congressional District.

Elk City Pool Design Approved

February 8, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha The architectural design for the Elk City Pool Complex was unveiled and approved during the latest meeting of the Elk City Commission Monday night.

City of Weatherford Awarded Economic Development Grant

February 7, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha The Oklahoma Department of Commerce announced last week that communities across Oklahoma have been identified to receive grants to accelerate local economic development efforts.

School Board Seats Up For Grabs on Tuesday

February 7, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Local voters will be going to the polls tomorrow (Tuesday) to decide a couple school board races and various propositions in western Oklahoma.

Elk City Commission to Consider Pool Design Monday

February 4, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha The Elk City Commission is scheduled to meet in regular session on Monday night and among the items the Commissioners will consider include the design of the Aquatic Center.

Shamrock Man Dies in I-40 Accident

February 4, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha The Texas Department of Public Safety have released the name of a Shamrock man who died in an Interstate 40 accident last week.

Clinton City Council Approves Task Order Agreement

February 3, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha During the latest Clinton City Council meeting, a task order agreement to conduct a scope-of-work concept design for the city’s newest water treatment plant was approved.

Winter Storm Update

February 3, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha The winter storm that rolled into western Oklahoma late Wednesday afternoon continues to hang out in the area and has caused adverse driving conditions and has forced schools in

Another Plans To Challenge Lucas

February 2, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha A former pastor announced Tuesday that he intends to challenge Representative Frank Lucas of Cheyenne for his congressional seat.

Redbud Grant Dollars Handed Out to Local Schools

February 2, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha It was announced recently that the Oklahoma State Department of Education has scheduled part of the funding through Redbud School Funding Grants to schools statewide.

Custer Co. Arson Suspect Still On The Loose

February 1, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha According to a Facebook post issued by the Custer County Sheriff’s Office, the public is urged to be on the look out for a Clinton man wanted for alleged

Elk City Man Propositions Minor – Arrested

February 1, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha An Elk City man was arrested last week after an investigation revealed that the man allegedly engaged in sexual misconduct with a juvenile.

Western Oklahoma Braces For Winter Weather

February 1, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Authorities have issued a winter storm warning for several counties in Oklahoma however a portion of western and west central Oklahoma only remains in a winter weather advisory.

Emily Gill and Emma Youngblood Win Miss SWOSU Titles

January 31, 2022 SWOSU Press Release Emily Gill, a junior from Lawton at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, won the crown of Miss SWOSU 2022, and Emma Youngblood of Comanche and Walters High School won the title of

Early Voting Begins Thursday

January 28, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Early voting begins Thursday for voters in Custer County. Voters who will not be able to make it to the polls on Election Day, have the option of voting

Lucas Draws GOP Opponent

January 28, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha A longtime U.S. Representative from western Oklahoma has a challenger.

Drug Mule On The Way To Clinton Caught In Texas

January 27, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha According to court documents released by the Northern District of Texas, a woman traveling from California to Clinton with a large amount of methamphetamine was arrested recently during a

Lovell Named to SWOSU Tomorrows Planned Giving Society

January 26, 2022 SWOSU Press Release Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) with locations in Weatherford, Sayre and Yukon has announced that Dr. Diana Lovell of Weatherford has been named to the university’s planned giving society, SWOSU Tomorrows.

Copper Thief Captured and Charged in Beckham Co.

Copper Thief Captured and Charged in Beckham Co. January 26, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha A Weatherford woman was caught in the act of stealing copper wiring from an Elk City oilfield service company recently.

Winter Weather Strikes Western Oklahoma

January 26, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Winter weather has moved into western and southwestern Oklahoma which has prompted the National Weather Service in Norman to issue a winter weather advisory for much of the listening

SWOSU Criminal Justice Professor Wins National Teaching Award

January 25, 2022 By SWOSU Press Release Dr. Daniel Kavish, assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice at Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) in Weatherford, was awarded the 2021 Outstanding Teacher Award from the American Society of

Elk City Sales Tax – Holiday Shoppers Stayed Local

January 21, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Speaking to the Elk City Commissioners during their recent regular meeting, financial adviser Meredith Meacham-Wilson gave a peak of how the city’s sales tax intake was for the month

Moore Expects “Carryover Bills” To Be Considered

January 21, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha The Oklahoma House of Representatives completed bill filing Thurs., Jan. 20, for the second session of the 58th Legislature. A total of 1,482 House Bills, 18 House Joint Resolutions

Clinton Teen Shot in Face

January 20, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha A Clinton teen is recuperating after being shot in the face.

Bulldog Clothes Closet is Coming to SWOSU

January 19, 2022 SWOSU Press Release Southwestern Oklahoma State University is proud to announce that a clothes closet has been set up on the Weatherford campus for students who need business casual or professional clothing.

Elk City Commissioners Meeting Preview

January 18, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha The Elk City Commission is scheduled to meet in regular session during their mid-month meeting Wednesday afternoon.

SWOSU Announces Dobson SBT Appointments

January 14, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Southwestern Oklahoma State University has announced the promotion and appointments of two current employees.

Beutler Announces Position with New Internet Provider

January 14, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Western Oklahoma’s newest internet provider, Bluepeak, announced recently the appointment of Randy Beutler as the company’s Government Affairs Associate for the Oklahoma region.

Voter Registration Deadline on January 14

January 13, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Friday (Jan. 14) is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the February 8 Canute Public School Board election according

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Community Calendar – Jan. 13th, 2022

Community Calendar Be sure to send your community service announcements or non-profit events to jared@kecofm.com   The Oklahoma Blood Institute will be hosting a blood drive this Saturday in Granite at 209 E. 1st Street from 10am

PSO Receives National Honor for Hurricane Ida Relief Efforts

January 12, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha When citizens and other states suffer catastrophic losses, Oklahomans are always near offering care through acts of service and kindness. During the aftermath of Hurricane Ida’s massive destruction in

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Community Calendar – Jan. 12, 2022

Community Calendar Jan. 12, 2022 Be sure to send your community service announcements or non-profit events to jared@kecofm.com   The Burns Flat Community will be hosting a blood drive today, now – 2:30pm inside the Don Lemke

SWOSU General Thomas P. Stafford Archives Dedication Postponed

January 11, 2022 SWOSU Press Release Officials with Southwestern Oklahoma State University announced recently that dedication activities for the General Thomas P. Stafford Archives at the Al Harris Library at SWOSU Weatherford are being postponed due to

UPDATE: AARP Comments on Possible PSO Rate Hike

January 11, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha When an Oklahoma Corporation Commission Administrative Law Judge recently recommended approval of a securitization of PSO’s $688 million in February storm costs, it had the support of several groups,

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Community Calendar

Be sure to send your community service announcements or non-profit events to jared@kecofm.com   The Burns Flat Community will be hosting a blood drive tomorrow (Wed) from 8:30am – 2:30pm inside the Don Lemke Gymnasium Lobby on

Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma Providing Funding to SWODA

January 6, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha The Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma has partnered with the South Western Oklahoma Development Authority (SWODA) Area Agency on Aging, along with other Area Agencies on Aging across the state,

Elk City Commission to Consider Next CAPPs Project

January 3, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha While construction on the Elk City Activity Center project approaches it’s latter stages, it appears the City Commission is ready to take the next step in the city’s next

Local Law Enforcement Partnering with OHP to ENDUI

December 29, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The Oklahoma Highway Patrol ENDUI team announced this week that they will partner with law enforcement from across Oklahoma, including local law enforcement in western Oklahoma, to make sure

Custer County In Burn Ban

December 27, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Concerned fire chiefs in Custer County has prompted county commissioners to implement a burn ban effective immediately.

ODOT Issues “Travel Advisory” Before Holiday Travel

December 24, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The Oklahoma Department of Transportation has released a traffic advisory to make motorists aware of ongoing construction projects that could slow down travel this holiday weekend.

SWOSU Names 2020 & 2021 Emeriti Honorees

December 22, 2021 SWOSU Press Release Seven former Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) employees were honored recently by the SWOSU Alumni Association.

City of Clinton Approves Audit – Receives Good Report

December 22, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha During the regular meeting of the Clinton City Council, the Council received and approved the latest audit report for fiscal year ending 2021 from Britton, Kuykendall, and Miller CPAs.

Enrollment Underway at SWOSU for Spring Semester

December 20, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Enrollment continues for students who want to begin or continue their educational careers at Southwestern Oklahoma State University during the upcoming 2022 spring semester that starts January 10 on

Lankford Speaks Out About Opposition to BBB Bill

December 16, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha While on KECO’s Exploring Energy, Senator James Lankford (R-OK) spoke about the Democrats’ Build Back Better bill and why he strongly opposed raising the debt ceiling to pay for

Woman Wanted After Hit-and-Run

December 15, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha A Weatherford woman is wanted in Custer County after being accused of hitting a man with her car on the Weatherford campus of Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

SWOSU Announces 2021-22 North Family Scholars

December 14, 2021 SWOSU Press Release Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) with locations in Weatherford, Sayre and Yukon has announced the 2021-22 North Family Scholars.

Sales Tax Numbers Show Boost For Area Communities

December 10, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The latest sales tax numbers have been released by the Oklahoma Tax Commission and once again the economic recovery continues for western Oklahoma communities.

Shamrock Could Be New Home to Recycling Company

December 10, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Ecolomondo Corporation, a cleantech company specializing in the development of proprietary recycling technology, Thermal Decomposition Process or “TDP”, and the commercialization of turnkey TDP facilities, today announced it will

Lucas’ Cattle Contract Library Act Passes House

December 10, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The first step in ensuring more transparency in the cattle market for producers was taken this week with the U.S. House of Representatives passing H.R. 5609 – the Cattle

Weatherford Man Riding Scooter Hit

December 7, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha A man was taken to the hospital over the weekend after being struck from behind while riding an electric scooter in Weatherford.

Man Shoots Gun During Thanksgiving Dispute

December 6, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha An Elk City man was arrested on Thanksgiving Day after allegedly firing a gun outside a residential home in Elk City city limits.

Elk City Commission to Meet Tonight

December 6, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha A proposed internet and cable option will be considered tonight during the regular meeting of the Elk City Commission.

School Board Filing Begins Monday

December 3, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Candidates for the Board of Education in area school districts will file Declarations of Candidacy beginning Monday at 8:00 a.m.

SWODA Aging Service Advisory Council Meeting Dec. 9

December 2, 2021 Press Release Provided The Advisory Council for the South Western Oklahoma Development Authority (SWODA) Area Agency on Aging will convene for a regular meeting at 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 9. This meeting will be

Frederick Woman Dies In One Vehicle Crash

December 2, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha A Frederick woman died from injuries she suffered in a vehicle crash on Wednesday morning, and a man was critically injured in the crash.

Mangum Man Allegedly Found With Child Porn

December 1, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha A Mangum man faces serious jail time after being charged with one felony count of procuring obscene material after an investigation into child pornography.

Custer County Updates Covid Policy

November 30, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The Custer County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution last week to update COVID-19 leave guidelines for all county employees.

Stitt Approves New Maps

November 24, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed into law newly drawn maps for the state’s five congressional and 149 state House and Senate districts.

ODOT Issues “Travel Advisory” Before Holiday Weekend

November 24, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The Oklahoma Department of Transportation has released a traffic advisory to make motorists aware of ongoing construction projects that could slow down travel this holiday weekend.

Clinton Man Receives Arson Charge

November 23, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha A Cordell man has been charged with arson after allegedly setting a house on fire in Clinton.

Elk City Fire Fighters Have a Busy Weekend

November 22, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Elk City fire fighters were dispatched to an apartment fire Sunday afternoon at the Remington Apartment Complex on Ridgecrest Drive.

Lucas Condemns Build Back Better Act

November 22, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha While Democrats celebrated passage of President Biden’s Build Back Better Act approved Friday in the House, Oklahoma’s congressional delegation was condemning the measure with one Representative calling it dangerous.

Elk City Plans to Expand Rock Yard

November 19, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha During the latest meeting of the Elk City Commission, the Commissioners approved a contract for deed agreement between Caswell Construction Company and the Elk City Industrial Authority for use

Deer Rifle Season Begins in Oklahoma

November 19, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha One of Oklahoma’s most popular hunting season begins tomorrow that will typically see the “orange army” out in force.

Elk City / Clinton KOA Honored

November 18, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Kampgrounds of America, the world’s largest to-the-public campgrounds, has announced that the Elk City/Clinton KOA Journey Campground, located at Clinton Lake, has earned the 2022 KOA President’s Award. The

Elk City Sales Tax Over $1 Million Again

November 17, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha During the mid month meeting of the Elk City Commission, the city leaders received the latest sales, use, and cigarette tax numbers.

Congressman Lucas Supports the TRANSPORT Act

November 17, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Oklahoma Congressman Frank Lucas of Cheyenne says it’s time to do something about the nation’s supply chain crisis. He joined recently in the introduction of the Truckers Responding at

Elk City Woman Charged with ID Theft

November 16, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha An Erick man and an Elk City woman were arrested recently due to their alleged involvement in stealing a truck, and obtaining checks.

Oklahoma Lawmakers Meet in Special Session

November 15, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha After releasing proposed district maps earlier this month, the Oklahoma House and Senate met for the first time today in special session to start the process of approving the

SWOSU Announces Administration Appointments

November 15, 2021 SWOSU Press Release Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) with locations in Weatherford, Sayre and Yukon has announced several key updates to the institution’s administration and leadership.

Paragon News Update: November 12th, 2021

I-40 Traffic Stop Leads To Large Drug Bust in Wheeler County, TX OSU Alumni Association names 51 Seniors of Significance – Including Elk City Grad State News Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may

Paragon News Update: November 11th, 2021

Warden Honored with SWOSU College of Pharmacy Outstanding Alumnus Award AAA Thanksgiving Travel Unphased by High Gas Prices – Pandemic State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not

Clinton Man Arrested on Child Porn Complaint

November 10, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha A 19-year-old Clinton man was arrested last week after allegedly possessing child pornography, extortion, and violating the Oklahoma Computer Crimes Act.

Paragon News Update: November 10th, 2021

Clinton Man Arrested on Child Porn Complaint Election Results – Mangum Schools Now A Part of SWTC State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast,

Burns Flat Couple Receive Child Neglect Charges

November 9, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha A Burns Flat couple have been arrested and charged with child neglect in Washita County after an investigation showed that children have been living in what sheriff deputies described

OKFB Members Elect Leaders

November 9, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Oklahoma Farm Bureau members from all 77 counties met in Norman Nov. 5-7 for the organization’s 80th annual meeting where they elected new leaders, set organizational policy for the

Paragon News Update: November 9th, 2021

Burns Flat Couple Receive Child Neglect Charges Truck Thief Quickly Located and Arrested in Clinton OKFB Members Elect Leaders State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be

Paragon News Update: November 8th, 2021

Sheriff Calls Carter School Fire “Suspicious” Arapaho Man Accused of Attacking People with Screwdriver Accident in Roger Mills Co. Hospitalizes Texas Couple State News Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published,

Big Hole Could Cause Big Problems

November 5, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Recent rains are to blame for a giant hole in a Washita County road near the town of Foss.

Western Oklahoma Election Preview

November 5, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Local elections are scheduled to take place on Tuesday with one city voting on a city leader position.

Paragon News Update: November 5th, 2021

New Mexico Man Leads Law Enforcement on High Speed Chase Big Hole Could Cause Big Problems Western Oklahoma Election Preview State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not

Paragon News Update: November 4th, 2021

DWI Suspect Leads Law Enforcement on High Speed Chase Hydro Man Accused of Inappropriate Relationship Arraigned SWOSU-Sayre Hosts High School Administrators, Awards Scholarships State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This

Paragon News Update: November 3rd, 2021

Clinton Man Wanted After Punching Ex-Girlfriend Elk City Activity Center Coming Along – Slated to Open Summer ‘22 State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published,

State Law Makers Release New Legislative Maps

November 2, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha State lawmakers in the Oklahoma House and Senate released new congressional district maps on Monday that propose a geographical shift for House District 57.

Paragon News Update: November 2, 2021

Elk City Man Allegedly Digs Up Utilities – Receives Felony Charges State Law Makers Release New Legislative Maps Elk City’s Carnegie Library Restoration Project Update State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights

Paragon News Update: November 1st, 2021

Weatherford Man Accused of Child Sexual Abuse Carter Man Succumbs From Injuries From Motorcycle Accident Local Schools Represent Western Oklahoma Well at SWOSU Homecoming State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved.

Paragon News Update: October 29, 2021

Sayre Man Wanted After Being Charged With Child Abuse Wind to Blame For Construction Worker Fall Off Bridge Early Voting Begins Thursday in Beckham Co. State News Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may

Lucas Introduces HARMON Oklahoma Act

October 28, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha This week, Congressman Frank Lucas of Cheyenne (OK-03), U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), and U.S. Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.) introduced the HARMON Oklahoma Act, a bill that would ensure

Paragon News Update: October 28, 2021

Man Arrested After Allegedly Selling Drugs in Local Walmart Lucas Introduce HARMON Oklahoma Act State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed

Paragon News Update: October 27, 2021

Biting an Officer Lands Woodward Woman a Felony Charge Drowsiness to Blame for Dewey Co. Accident Elk City Leadership Intends to Bring Live Cameras to City State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All

Paragon News Update: October 26, 2021

Severe Weather Possible Tonight Elk City Woman Attempts to Take Car with Children Inside Beckham County I-40 Wreck Shuts Down Westbound Lanes State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material