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Clinton City Council To Meet

May 3, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The Clinton City Council is scheduled to meet in regular session Tuesday night in Clinton City Hall.

Local SWOSU Students Do Well At Business Competition

May 3, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Phi Beta Lambda, a Southwestern Oklahoma State University student organization in Weatherford dedicated to business leadership, recently competed in the college division of the Oklahoma Future Business Leaders of

FedEx to Expand in Weatherford

April 30, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha It was announced recently that a new FedEx ground distribution center will locate Weatherford.

Large-Scale SWOSU Vaccine Clinic Wrapping Up

April 29, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Because of Southwestern Oklahoma State University Commencement activities taking place through May 2 at the Pioneer Cellular Event Center on the Weatherford campus, the university announced that there will

YMCA Vandal Pleads Guilty – Sentenced

April 29, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha A man accused of vandalizing the Great Plains Family YMCA Child Development Center in Weatherford plead guilty to the crime and was sentenced recently in Custer County District Court.

Standoff In Clinton Ends Peacefully

April 29, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha A man wanted in Washita County on a felony charge was apprehended Wednesday in Clinton after a standoff.

Sayre Man Wanted on Child Porn Charge

April 28, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha An outstanding warrant was issued in Beckham County District Court recently for the arrest of a Sayre man who has been charged with aggravated possession of child pornography –

Bench Trial Begins For Murder Suspect

April, 27 2021 By News Director Jared Atha A Weatherford man charged with first degree murder saw his bench trial begin in Custer County District Court on Monday.

Elk City Activity Center Update – Change Order Approved

April 26, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha During the latest Elk City Commissioners meeting, the commission approved a change order to Studio Architecture for the Activity Center Building – the city’s first CAPPs project.

“Redbud School Funding Act” Passes Through the House

April 23, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha A bill that seeks to correct funding disparities for brick-and-mortar public schools in low property value areas while addressing charter school funding passed the House on Wednesday.

Local College Students Honored

April 23, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Three Beckham County college students were recently honored at the Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s Everett Dobson School of Business & Technology annual honors reception on the Weatherford campus.

Elk City Sales Tax Down

April 22, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The latest Elk City sales, use, and cigarette tax numbers were revealed during the recent Elk City Commissioner’s meeting.

SWOSU Announces Graduation Plans

April 21, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford announced upcoming graduation dates and times.

Lucas Pens Letter to President

April 15, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) from Cheyenne along with U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), and U.S. Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.) sent a letter this week to President Biden urging him

First of Three PSO Wind Farms Complete

April 15, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Sundance, the first of three new Oklahoma wind farms that will provide energy to Public Service Company of Oklahoma customers, is now in service.

New Elk City Leaders Sworn In

April 14, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha A special meeting of the Elk City Commission took place Monday night with two goals: swearing in two new commissioners and honoring two out-going commissioners.

Former State Legislator Attacked – Hospitalized

April 13, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha An 83-year-old former state legislator is recovering in the hospital with a brain bleed after he was randomly attacked by a man in his hometown of Carnegie last week.

A.G. Hunter Sends Local Tribe Cease and Desist Letters

April 13, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha During his appearance on Exploring Energy on 96.5 KECO, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter announced that he has sent cease and desist letters to the Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribe

Local Teachers to Benefit from PSO Grants

April 9, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha AEP Teacher Vision Grants from Public Service Company of Oklahoma are helping support local educators with innovative approaches to improve student learning in the classroom.

Busy Weekend in Elk City

April 9, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha After a one year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Southwest Farm & Home Expo returns this weekend to the Elk City Convention Center.

April 7 Election Results

April 7, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Beckham County Voters returned to the polls Tuesday for the Erick and Hammon School District Board of Education General Election and also Cities of Elk City, Erick and Sayre

April 6 Election Preview

April 5, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Voters will go to the polls Tuesday for the Erick and Hammon School District Board of Education General Election and also Cities of Elk City, Erick and Sayre Council

ECPD Trains Reserve Officers

April 2, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The Elk City Police Department recently held the Basic Reserve Officer Academy that saw 15 individuals from nine different departments receive basic training.

SWOSU Hosts Groundbreaking for Dr. Ken Rose Memorial Playset

March 31, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Family and friends of the late Dr. Ken Rose, along with past and present Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) leaders, recently gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony commemorating the Dr.

Weatherford Schools / SWOSU Placed on Lockdown

March 30, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha A Weatherford school and Southwestern Oklahoma State University went into lockdown Monday morning while police searched for a possibly armed suspect.

Dr. Howard Kurtz Wins Bernhardt Award at SWOSU

March 29, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Dr. Howard Kurtz, professor of sociology and criminal justice at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, is the winner of the Bernhardt Academic Excellence Award for 2021 at SWOSU.

Beutler Opposes S.B. 639

March 26, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha While speaking to the Elk City Rotary Club, Southwestern Oklahoma State University President Randy Beutler voiced his opposition to an Oklahoma Senate bill that, if passed, could handcuff the

Update on Downtown Elk City Street Improvement Project

March 25, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha While giving his city manager’s report to the Elk City Commission, Elk City, City Manager Tom Ivester gave an update on the “streetscape” project planned for downtown Elk City.

SWOSU Adding Additional Vaccine Clinic

March 25, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Like many other vaccine providers in the state, Southwestern Oklahoma State University will be ramping up their vaccination efforts after it was announced this week that Oklahoma will be

Hinton Prison to Close

March 23, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The Great Plains Correctional Facility in Hinton is shutting down according to the Oklahoma Office of Workforce Development.

OYE a Success For Local Youth

March 22, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Western Oklahoma was well represented by local FFA members at this year’s Oklahoma Youth Expo in Oklahoma City.

Path to the Presidency

By Landry Brewer How does a kid raised on an Elk City ranch become a university president? Randy Beutler has served as president of Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford and Sayre since February 1, 2010. But

Cordell Intends to Improve Water Infrastructure

March 17, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Acting as the utilities authority, the Cordell City Council has approved to pursue funds that would go towards improving the city’s infrastructure.

SWOSU Names New Endowed History Scholarship

March 11, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Southwestern Oklahoma State University has announced that it will name the university’s newest history scholarship endowment in honor of the late Brenda Lu Lumpkin.

Elk City Activity Center Update

March 8, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Despite the building not complete, the Elk City CAPPs committee is already forming plans on how the Elk City Activity Center will be used.

SWOSU Sets Dates for Commencement Activities

March 5, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford and Sayre has announced the schedule for Commencement ceremonies for 2020 and 2021 graduates.

SWOSU Names New President

March 3, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Dr. Diana Lovell has been named president of Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) in Weatherford and Sayre.

Voter Registration Deadline is March 12

February 26, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Friday, March 12, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the April 6 Erick and Hammon School District Board

SWOSU’s Accreditation Extended Until 2030-31

February 23, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Southwestern Oklahoma State University recently received news that its status as an accredited university has been extended until 2030-2031.

Elk City Sales Tax Still Above $1 Million

February 22, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Although down when compared to a year ago, Elk City’s sales tax numbers still remain above the $1 million mark.

Proponent of Wind Energy Clears the Air

February 19, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha A proponent of wind energy says there’s been some misconceptions on the role a lack of produced energy from wind turbines has played in the recent energy crisis that

Snowy Roads Won’t Stop SWOSU Vaccine Clinic

February 18, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Despite recent snow, tomorrow’s (Friday, Feb. 19) COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s Pioneer Cellular Event Center (700 N. Seventh Street) will still take place.

UPDATE: SPP No Longer Under An Emergency

February 18, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The Southwest Power Pool is no longer under an energy emergency, the company announced Thursday morning. As of 9:30 a.m. Thursday, SPP was no longer under an alert. Due

ODOT Selects I-40 Exit 65 / 65A Project

February 17, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The Oklahoma Department of Transportation has announced that it has chosen which plan and design to use to remodel and rehabilitate Exit 65 and 65A on Interstate 40 in

Clinton Man Accused of Strangulating Girlfriend

February 15, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha A Clinton man was arrested and charged in Custer County recently after he allegedly assaulted his live-in girlfriend in front of a child.

OHP Discourages Travel During Upcoming Weather Event

February 12, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is encouraging residents to stay home during the upcoming winter weather event. Starting on Sunday, OHP is discouraging any travel because of the dangerous conditions

Challis Retains WTC Seat

February 10, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Voters decided between three candidates for the office number 1 seat on the Western Technology Center Board of Education on Tuesday.

SWOSU Jazz Fest Still On

February 3, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha It might be virtually but the 51st annual SWOSU Jazz Festival will still take place this year.

Weatherford Murder Suspect Has Motion Denied

February 3, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha A murder suspect who pleaded not guilty to the charge of first degree murder – deliberate intent in November, has had a motion in the case denied.

Two NFCC Inmates Charged With Murder

February 2, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Two inmates housed in the North Fork Correctional Center in Sayre have been charged with murder in the first degree – deliberate intent after allegedly stabbing a fellow inmate.

WTC Absentee Voting Deadline Approaches

February 1, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The deadline for requesting an Absentee Ballot for the February 9 Western Technology Center Election, is Tuesday, February 2 at 5 p.m. Election officials said an application can be

Freshman Lawmaker Ready to Get to Work

January 29, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The 58th Oklahoma Legislative Session is set to begin on Monday (February 1) and one lawmaker is ready to get to work.

NFEC Names Meador As New GM

January 28, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha It was announced recently that the Board of Trustees of Northfork Electric Cooperative have found a successor to replace their retiring general manager.

Russ Encourages Public Input on Redistricting Process

January 25, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha State Rep. Todd Russ of Cordell encouraged anyone in House District 55 to voice their local preferences on the upcoming legislative and congressional redistricting process to the House Redistricting

Russ Co-authors “The Drive Act”

January 21, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha District 55 State Representative Todd Russ of Cordell has joined other representatives as co-author of a bill aimed to ensure all vehicles utilizing Oklahoma state highways are contributing to

Local Airports Scheduled to Receive OAC Funding

January 20, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha During the latest Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission meeting, the Commission was briefed on upcoming airport projects that will likely be granted for calendar year 2021.

Recalled Milk Raises Concern in Western Oklahoma Schools

January 19, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Local schools in the area have been named as possible recipients of recalled chocolate milk, fortunately it appears that one school district has publicly stated that none of their

Municipal Filing Period Approaches

January 18, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Candidates for municipal office in six Washita County municipalities may file Declarations of Candidacy beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, February 1, 2021.

Local Lawmakers Appointed To Committees

January 18, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha House of Representatives committee assignments and schedules for the 58th Oklahoma Legislature were made and announced Friday.

More Counties To Receive Federal Emergency Assistance

January 15, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Thursday that federal emergency assistance has been approved for 16 more Oklahoma counties, including area counties in western and southwest Oklahoma that were paralyzed

SWOSU Ramping Up Vaccination Numbers

January 13, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha After announcing that the Pioneer Cellular Event Center at Southwestern Oklahoma State in Weatherford would be a Covid-19 vaccination distribution site every Friday, the school has now announced that

Former NFCC Officer Sentenced

January 12, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha In a press release, The Oklahoma Department of Corrections announced Monday that a former correctional officer has been sentenced in a case involving contraband.

PSO Receives High Marks From Customer Survey

January 12, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Public Service Company of Oklahoma continues to rank high among the top of all U.S. providers after receiving its best-ever score in the 2020 J.D. Power Electric Utility Residential

GPRMC New Year’s Baby Announced

January 11, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha It may have taken a few days, but Great Plains Regional Medical Center has announced that the first baby of 2021 has been born at the hospital.

Local OHP Trooper Honored

January 8, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper from Troop H, which is officed in Clinton, has been awarded a high honor.

Standoff In Weatherford Lands Texas Man in Jail

January 7, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha A Texas man who is allegedly responsible for a standoff in an apartment complex in Weatherford has a preliminary hearing conference scheduled for February 5.

SWOSU Joining Vaccination Efforts

January 6, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha Southwestern Oklahoma State University has announced that faculty and students are helping with the distribution efforts of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Top Stories of 2020

December 31, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha As 2020 comes to an end, lets take a look back at the top three stories that came out of western Oklahoma.

Mountain View House Fire Claims Life of Child

December 28, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha Tragedy in Mountain View last Wednesday after a house fire has taken the life of a 5-year-old girl and left the family homeless.

Major Gift Given to SWOSU

December 16, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha Southwestern Oklahoma State University with locations in Weatherford, Sayre and Yukon has received a generous philanthropic investment from Oklahoma City-based Delaware Resources Group and the Busey Family.

Elk City Fire Chaplain Honored

December 17, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha After 31 years of service to multiple cities, Elk City Fire Chaplain Danny Ringer is retiring.

Voter Registration Deadline is Friday

December 17, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha According to election officials, Friday, December 18, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the January 12 Special Election.

Feds Sue Lone Wolf Housing Authority For Discrimination

December 16, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha The U.S. Department of Justice has sued the affordable housing agency in Lone Wolf for allegedly denying housing to a Black mother and her 5-year-old daughter because of their

Elk City Project Updates

December 11, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha An un-mapped underground drainage pipe at the CAPPs Project Indoor Activity Center construction site in Elk City will cost the city just over $66,000 to relocate and replace.

Businesses Showing Interest in Elk City

December 10, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha During his city manager’s report, Elk City City Manager Tom Ivester updated the commission of possible businesses showing interest in locating to the city.

SWOSU President Search Sees Large Amount of Applicants

December 9, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha Due to the tremendous response of applications received on the last two days of the application period that ended December 6, the meeting of the Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Hiring New Elk City Superintendent Could Be Quick

December 9, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha Based on past experience, it appears that the Elk City School Board will keep its search for the school district’s next superintendent in-house.

SWOSU Provost Announces Retirement

December 8, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha Southwestern Oklahoma State University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. James South has announced his retirement effective June 30, 2021.

Fire Leaves Home in Ruins – No Injuries

December 8, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha Multiple fire departments in the area responded to a house fire northeast of Elk City Monday afternoon in Custer County.

New Services Offered to SWOSU Students

December 7, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha Southwestern Oklahoma State University has created an innovative program for academic assistance for SWOSU students on both the Weatherford and Sayre campuses.

PSO Customers to See A Slight Bill Increase

December 3, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha Officials with Public Service Company of Oklahoma announced recently that they will be increasing the fuel cost adjustment on customer bills to reflect higher prices for natural gas and

School Board Filing Information

December 2, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha Candidates for Board of Education seats in area school districts will be able to file their Declarations of Candidacy beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, December 7.

Highly Effective Disinfectant Available to the Public

December 2, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford is now home to a machine that makes hypochlorous acid that is used to help disinfectant rooms and buildings during the current COVID-19

Winter Weather Set to Return

December 1, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha Winter weather returns to western and northwest Oklahoma Wednesday.

Second Man Charged in Weatherford Shooting Case

December 1, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha A second man has been charged in Custer County District Court for his involvement in a shooting and robbery attempt near the SWOSU campus in Weatherford on October 27.

Thanksgiving Lock Down at N.F.C.C.

November 30, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha The Oklahoma Department of Corrections has locked down all facilities, including the North Fork Correctional Center in Sayre, after more than 20 inmates were assaulted at three prisons Friday

Semi vs Alleyway = Power Outage

November 30, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha A semi-truck navigating through a Weatherford alleyway is to blame for a power outage to nearby homes the day before Thanksgiving.

Thomas Man Assaults Woman – Breaks Bone

November 25, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha A Thomas man was arrested and charged recently in Custer County District Court after he allegedly assaulted a woman.

SWOSU President Search Committee Holds First Meeting

November 24, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha All 22 members of the screening committee that is assisting in the search for a new president of Southwestern Oklahoma State University attended the group’s first meeting held November

Mangum Police Investigating Armed Robbery

November 23, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha The Mangum Police Department is still investigating an armed robbery, and they’re requesting help from the public.

Progress Made on Elk City Apartment Building

November 20, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha During the latest meeting of the Elk City Commission, Commissioners received an update of the process of bringing an apartment building located at 415 N. State up to code.

GPRMC Awarded

November 19, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha As part of National Rural Health Day, Great Plains Regional Medical Center announced it has been recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the National Organization of

SWOSU Foundation Doing Well During Pandemic

November 18, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha The Board of Trustees of the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Foundation recently convened for a regularly scheduled business meeting. Due to ongoing restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the

SWOSU Reminds About Fall and Spring Semester Changes

November 17, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, Southwestern Oklahoma State University officials reminds students and area residents several date changes on both the Weatherford and Sayre campuses.

Cordell Leaders to Meet

November 16, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha The Cordell City Council is scheduled to meet in regular session Monday night.

Tank Battery Fire South of Leedey

November 12, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha A tank battery fire near Leedey kept emergency responders busy Thursday morning.

Cordell Woman Aides Minors in Drug Theft

November 11, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha A Cordell woman received felony charges after allegedly helping minors steal legally home grown medical marijuana.

Garrison Happy with How School Has Adjusted

November 11, 2011 By News Director Jared Atha After adjusting to virtual learning and in some cases an A / B schedule due to Covid-19, the Elk City School District was thrown a “curve ball” with the

SWOSU-Sayre Collects Over 1,000 Cans of Food

November 9, 2020 By SWOSU Press Release The Southwestern Oklahoma State University-Sayre Student Government Association met its Food Drive 2020 goal of collecting 1,000 canned food items. SWOSU-Sayre SGA members invited campus faculty and staff to join

Clinton to Host Oklahoma Senate Redistricting Meeting

November 6, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha The Oklahoma House of Representatives and the Oklahoma Senate announced dates for a series of redistricting town hall meetings to be held across the state in the coming weeks.

Elk City Commission Meets

November 5, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha During the latest meeting of the Elk City Commission, Commissioners approved establishing prior approval for City Manager Tom Ivester to purchase water rights without additional consideration from the City

WOCS Hamburger Fry This Friday

November 5, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha Western Oklahoma Christian School officials say despite health concerns surrounding the ongoing pandemic, one of their biggest fundraisers will still take place.

Elk City Storm Clean Up Continues

November 3, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha During the latest meeting of the Elk City Commission, City Manager Tom Ivester updated the commission on how the city responded to last week’s ice storm.

SWOSU Adjusting Spring Semester Calendar

November 3, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha Southwestern Oklahoma State University officials have announced changes to the upcoming spring 2021 semester for both the Weatherford and Sayre campuses.

Search Committee to Find Next SWOSU President Selected

October 30, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha Southwestern Oklahoma State University officials have announced that the Regional University System of Oklahoma Regents have named a 22-member screening committee to assist in the search for a new

Stitt Says No to SQ 805

October 30, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha During his appearance on Exploring Energy with Shawn Wilson and Butch Black, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt voiced his opinion on State Question 805.

Western Oklahoma Sample Ballots

Western Oklahoma Sample Ballots for Tuesday’s Presidential Election Beckham County Washita County Roger Mills County Front / Roger Mills County Back Custer – Clinton Pt. 1 Custer – Clinton Pt. 2 Custer – Custer City Custer –

Early Voting Underway

October 29, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha Early in-person voting began Thursday across Oklahoma for an election that has already seen record turnout throughout the U.S.

Power Issues Remain After Ice Storm

October 28, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha Power companies are still dealing with the aftermath of one of the earliest ice storms to date in western Oklahoma.

Elk City DDI Lights Update

October 28, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha Even though the state’s first diamond divergent interchange bridge project in Elk City has been open and operational for a little over a month now, some finishing touches still

Elk City Commission Discuss Future of Apartment Building

October 22, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha The Elk City Commission met in regular session Wednesday afternoon and after an executive session, and a public hearing, have decided to table their decision on the future of

Weatherford Superintendent Resigns

October 21, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha One of the area’s largest school district will be searching for a new superintendent.

SWOSU Saturday Going Virtual

October 19, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha More alterations are forced to an event at Southwestern Oklahoma State University due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Time Running Out to Obtain Absentee Ballot

October 16, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha Less than a week remains for registered voters to apply for absentee ballots to be mailed to them for the November 3rd General Election.

SWOSU Names Athletic Director

October 15, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha Southwestern Oklahoma State University has a new athletic director.

Elk City Demolishes Girl Scout Hut

October 13, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha If you’ve driven through Elk City’s Ackley Park lately, you may have noticed a building is missing.

SWOSU Commencement Ceremony Canceled

October 13, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha The commencement ceremony that had originally been planned to celebrate the 2020 spring graduates of Southwestern Oklahoma State University has been canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Former SWOSU President Passes Away

October 11, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha Southwestern Oklahoma State University has announced the passing of former president Dr. John Hays.

Elk City Commission Repeals Sign Ordinance

October 6, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha During Monday night’s regular meeting of the Elk City Commission, the commission went ahead and approved to repeal portions of an ordinance that has caused controversy in Elk City,

SWOSU Charitable Hunt Raises Over $70,000

October 1, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha Over $70,000 was raised at the first-ever charitable hunt recently hosted by the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Foundation.

Deer Strike in Greer County Hospitalizes Woman

October 1, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha A deer is to blame for an accident that took place north of Granite early Thursday morning. The result of the mishap placed an Altus woman in the hospital.

Bus Driver Picked Up in Elk City Dies in Accident

September 30, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha A commercial bus that picked up its driver in Elk City was involved in an accident in the Texas Panhandle Monday morning where the driver was killed.

SWOSU Announces “TurboVote” For Students and Public

September 30, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha An effort to increase overall voter registration and turnout plus reduce the gap between college students who register and students who actually vote is underway at Southwestern Oklahoma State

Head Butt Lands Felony Charge For Weatherford Man

September 28, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha A Weatherford man with a history of defying officers was arrested and received a felony charge recently after he allegedly assaulted a Weatherford Police Officer.

Deadline to Register to Vote Approaching

September 28, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha Election officials remind the public that Friday, October 9th, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the November 3,

Local Police Dept. to See Improvements

September 25, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha The Cordell Police Department is about to see some upgrades to both their building and their fleet.

Clinton High Returning to Full In Class Format

September 24, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha Clinton Public Schools announced this week that students will return to the high school campus to attend classes starting Tuesday, September 29 after participating in an “A/B” schedule due

Beckham County to Benefit from USDA Grant Program

September 24, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha The United States Department of Agriculture is investing $268 million to modernize rural drinking water and wastewater infrastructure across 28 states, which includes a project in western Oklahoma.

SWOSUpalooza Rescheduled Again

September 23, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha A popular concert event that takes place annually at Southwestern Oklahoma State has been postponed again due to the pandemic.

Cordell Receives Cares Act Funding

September 23, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha Like many municipalities in the area, the City of Cordell will take advantage of Cares Act funding.

“OKVOTE” Causing Confusion

September 21, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha Officials with the Oklahoma State Election Board, along with local election officials, cautioned voters about a mailing from a Tulsa-based organization, “OKVOTE,” after state and county election offices received

Help Inc. to Receive Generator

September 17, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha The Community Care Center, which is located inside the old armory building in Elk City, will be receiving a generator thanks to donated monies and financial help from the

Rodeo Weekend in Elk City

September 4, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha Labor Day weekend in Elk City means its rodeo weekend, and this year the rodeo could be one of the most competitive in recent memory.

SWOSU’s King Promoted

September 4, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha Garrett King has been named assistant vice president for institutional advancement at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

Gunshots Fired in Clinton

September 3, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha Clinton Police Chief Paul Rinkle says the department received multiple reports of gunshots being fired Thursday morning near the intersection of Glenn Smith Road and Route 66 Highway on

Fugitive Arrested In Clinton

September 1, 2020 By News Director Jared Atha A Carnegie resident was arrested in Clinton recently after allegedly harboring a fugitive who was wanted for a felony charge.