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SWOSU Plans “Oklahoma & The Cuban Missile Crisis” Event

September 30, 2022 SWOSU Press Release With the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis approaching, Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford will host a free “Oklahoma & The Cuban Missile Crisis” symposium on Thursday, October 27,

Two Carnegie Teens Die in Caddo Co. Wreck

September 29, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Two Carnegie teens were killed in a crash Wednesday night in Caddo County, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Local High Schools Recognized

September 28, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Merritt High School, among others, has been recognized as an institution that excels at preparing students to enroll and succeed in college.

Western Oklahoma Drought Update

September 27, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Despite recent rain showers and somewhat cooler temperatures, the drought that has plagued the region is still very active.

Arrowhead Activity Center Nearly Complete

September 23, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Elk City Commissioners were provided an update on the nearly complete Arrowhead Activity Center that sits in Ackley Park West by City Manager Tom Ivester.

Elk City Sales Tax Up Again

September 21, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha During the latest Elk City Commissioner’s meeting Wednesday afternoon, the Commissioners received the latest sales, use, and cigarette tax report for the month of August.

Kiowa Co. Inmates Escape

September 21, 2021 Press Release On September 20, 2022, The Hobart Police Department was notified by the Kiowa County Sheriffs Office that 2 Kiowa County Inmates had escaped. It is believed that these inmates left the Kiowa

Elk City Man Charged With Animal Cruelty

September 20, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha An Elk City man is facing possible jail time after receiving two charges of animal cruelty after allegedly abandoning two dogs.

Cross Country Chase Passes Through Elk City

September 19, 2022 By Kacey Meza The 2022 edition of the Cross Country Chase passed through Elk City his last weekend. The Chase is a cross-country challenge for riders astride motorcycles that were manufactured between 1930-1960. The

49th Annual Elk City Fall Festival This Weekend

September 16, 2022 Press Release The Elk City Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to the 49th Annual Elk City Fall Festival on Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18. This year’s event will be held at the

Suspected Meth Dealer Jailed In Custer County

September 15, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha An Oklahoma City man accused of supplying a large amount of methamphetamine in the area has been charged with aggravated trafficking in illegal drugs after an investigation by the

Wellington, TX Man Sentenced To Lengthy Prison Time

September 15, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha A Wellington, Texas man was sentenced recently in Hall County, Texas after being convicted of first degree burglary and aggravated assault of a child.

Custer County Commissioners Meet

September 14, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha During the latest Custer County Commissioner meeting held Monday morning, commissioners approved American Rescue Plan Act funding for use in the County Clerk’s office.

Missing Altus Woman Found Safely

September 13, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha The Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Altus Police Department have canceled a Silver Alert for a missing woman.

Director Adams Retires From OSBI

September 8, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Elk City native Ricky Adams has retired from his post as the director of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

PSO Announces “Uri” Cost Adjustment

September 8, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha The effects of winter storm Uri that hit Oklahoma in February 2021 is about to be seen in PSO customers bills.

OSDH Offers Mobile Wellness For Area Counties

September 7, 2022 OSDH Press Release The Oklahoma State Department of Health District 1 mobile wellness offers public health services throughout this month in locations across northwest Oklahoma.

Fatal Accident In Washita County

September 6, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha A Corn woman died Monday afternoon after being involved in a one vehicle accident in Washita County.

Beckham County Sheriff’s Office Announces New App

September 2, 2022 Press Release Provided Beckham County Sheriff’s Office has released its new app designed to communicate and interact with the community it serves. The Beckham County Sheriff’s App is now available in smart-phone app stores.

Truck Rams Into Commercial Building Near Hydro

August 31, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Multiple emergency personnel were on the scene of a one vehicle accident near Hydro Tuesday afternoon that saw a pickup leave Interstate 40 and plow into a building.

Cordell Bank Sold

August 30, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Equity Bank has announced its entry into a definitive purchase and assumption agreement with High Plains Bank of Okeene with High Plains acquiring certain assets and assuming deposits of

August 31: International Overdose Awareness Day

August 29, 2022 SWODA Press Release Drug overdose is one of the world’s worst public health crises. According to the Oklahoma Department of Health, from 2007 to 2016 opioids were the most common drug involved in overdose

SWOSU & Rose St. Form Partnership

August 24, 2022 Press Release Two higher education institutions are teaming up to help students complete their four-year degrees.

Hunters Safety Course Info

August 23, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Deer season will be here before you know it and those needing to take a hunter education course before the season begins has two opportunities.

Sayre Man Charged With Possession Of Child Porn

August 22, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha A Sayre man was arrested and charged recently in Beckham County District Court with one felony count of aggravated possession of child pornography after an investigation revealed the man

Primary Election Preview

August 22, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Voters will be heading to their local prescient tomorrow to narrow down the candidate pool for several federal and state offices in Oklahoma.

NFEC 83rd Annual Meeting Saturday

August 19, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Northfork Electric Cooperative’s 83rd Annual Meeting will be held under the pavilion at the Sayre Municipal Park tomorrow.

Clinton Man Arrested After Allegedly Firing Gun

August 17, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha A Clinton man received a felony charge of assault and battery with a deadly weapon in Custer County District Court recently after allegedly firing a handgun at a man

Drought Update

August 17, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha The latest drought monitor that was released last week shows little improvement for western Oklahoma.

Election Day Reminder and Tips

August 17, 2022 Press Release Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 23rd 2022, for the Run-Off Primary Election. Washita County Election Board Secretary, Assistant Ashton Hymer, offers these important tips to

Blessed By Bull Riding

August 16, 2022 Press Release Provided Dick Carr will be the first to tell a person he’s led a blessed life.

Absentee Early Voting Info

August 12, 2022 Press Release Early voting for the Runoff Primary Election, August 23, 2022, will begin Thursday, August 18, and Friday, August 19, from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Saturday, August 20, from 8 a.m.

Weatherford Detective Pleads Not Guilty

August 11, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha A Weatherford Police Department Detective pleaded not guilty recently to, among other things, stealing pills from an evidence room last September.

ECHS Reunion Coming Next Year

August 9, 2022 By Kacey Meza Its been a long time coming, thanks to the pandemic, but plans are starting to come together for a ECHS reunion of all who attended or graduated the year 2003.

Elk City House Fire Under Investigation

August 8, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Elk City fire crews were kept busy early Sunday morning containing a house fire. According to officials, the fire was suspicious in nature and remains under investigation. Fire officials

Northfork Electric to Host 83rd Annual Meeting

August 5, 2022 NFEC Press Release Northfork Electric Cooperative’s 83rd Annual Meeting will be held under the pavilion at the Sayre Municipal Park on Saturday, August 20″. Registration will begin at 9 a.m., and all members that

Elk City Man Accused of ID Theft

August 5, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha An Elk City man was arrested recently and charged with five felony counts of identity theft after attempting to obtain credit cards in his father’s name.

Clinton Pet Food Plant Purchased

August 5, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha In a press release it was announced earlier this week that Colgate-Palmolive Co. plans to purchase three dry pet food manufacturing plants in the U.S. from Red Collar Pet

Month of July Good Financially For Oklahoma

August 4, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha State collections from oil and gas production again climbed to record levels in July, only a month after setting an all-time high, State Treasurer Randy McDaniel announced as he

Clinton FD Awarded FEMA Grant

August 3, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha The Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) announced on Tuesday that it has awarded $5.6 million in the first round of funding for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Assistance to

Sample Ballots Available For August 23 Election

August 3, 2022 Press Release Sample ballots are now available for the August 23rd 2022 Election. Voters can download a sample ballot using the State Election Board’s OK Voter Portal at oklahoma.gov/elections/ovp or pick up a copy

Former House Candidate Files Complaint

August 2, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Multiple publications have reported that a former Oklahoma House of Representative candidate has filed a complaint against a polling place employee.

Ackley Park Train Shut Down For The Summer

August 2, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha After the latest derailment of the miniature train at Elk City’s Ackley Park, City Manager Tom Ivester has announced that the train will be shut down for the rest

Lucas Visits Elk City

August 2, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) of Cheyenne was in Elk City for the second of his two town hall meetings he held today in western Oklahoma.

Lucas To Host Town Hall Meetings This Week

August 1, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Beginning tomorrow (Tuesday) Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) of Cheyenne will be hosting town hall meetings throughout western and southwest Oklahoma.

OHP Hiring Port of Entry Officers

July 29, 2022 Press Release The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is hiring fourteen (14) new Port of Entry Officers. POE Officers operate at and around a port of entry or weigh station to conduct inspections on commercial motor

Elk City Commissioners Update Ordinances

July 28, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha After a review, the City of Elk City has stricken and updated a variety of city ordinances during the latest meeting of the Elk City Commission.

SWOSU’s Dr. Pagliasotti Appointed to NCAA Management Council

July 26, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s own Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR) Dr. Bo Pagliasotti was appointed to the impressive role of NCAA Division II Management Council this past school year and

Elk City Sales Tax Up Again

uly 25, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Despite high gas prices and inflation throughout the country, sales tax numbers for the City of Elk City still look strong.

Pioneer Is Official 2022 Sponsor of SWOSU Athletic Auction

July 21, 2022 SWOSU Press Release Longtime Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) benefactor Pioneer will serve as underwriting sponsor of the 2022 SWOSU Athletic Hall of Fame recognition and of the 16th Annual Athletic Auction & Dinner.

Record Power Use Reported Due to Heat Wave

July 21, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Record-breaking temperatures on Tuesday also led to power-demand records in power grids that control electricity in Oklahoma, Texas and other states.

Vote Registration Deadline Approaches

July 20, 2022 Press Release July 29th, 2022, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the August 23rd, 2022, Federal, State County Statutory Primary Election Washita County

National Car Show Coming to Elk City

July 19, 2022 By News Director Kacey Meza Plans are rapidly coming together for this year’s Classic Car Rally in Elk City, for the Walter P. Chrysler International Car Club of all things Chrysler.

“RAM” Clinic Next Weekend at SWOSU

July 8, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha A nonprofit organization is preparing a pop-up clinic on the Weatherford campus of Southwestern Oklahoma State University to provide free, quality dental, vision, and medical services to those in

Oklahoma Revenue Collections Up 15% During Last Fiscal Year

July 8, 2022 Associated Press Overall receipts to Oklahoma’s treasury were up 15% during the fiscal year that ended June 30, fueled by record-high tax collections on oil and natural gas production, State Treasurer Randy McDaniel said

PSO Promotes Contributions To Help Customers

July 7, 2022 PSO Press Release On top of inflation, summer temperatures add to a customer’s bill. Some have challenges in meeting the financial challenge. That’s why Public Service Company observes July as Home Energy Aid Month.

Western Oklahoma Wheat Harvest Nearly Complete

July 5, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha The wheat harvest in Western Oklahoma is nearly complete. With the latest report, here’s Paragon Communications Ag Director Jimmy Clark. Copyright 2022 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material

SWOSU Implements Changes at Sayre Remote Location

July 1, 2022 SWOSU Press Release Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) is making changes to ensure that its Sayre location will continue to meet the higher education needs of western Oklahomans.

Trailer Theft Charged in Custer County

June 30, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha A Thomas man was arrested and charged recently with grand larceny after allegedly stealing a covered trailer.

ECPD Report An Increase Of Social Media Scams

June 29, 2022 By Kacey Meza In a Facebook post, the Elk City Police Department has reported that there is a worrying increase in social media scams as of late. Many of the reports have been investigated

Weekend Arrests in Shamrock, Texas

June 28, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha The Wheeler County Sheriff’s Office released information on two arrests made over the weekend.

Primary Elections Tuesday

June 27, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Voting sites will be busy Tuesday with the first major election day of the year.

Protective Orders Contested

June 27, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Four of the five individuals originally served protective orders for allegedly sending threatening and harassing texts to the wife of a State Representative, entered a motion last week to

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,