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Clinton Man Attacks Woman

January 27, 2023 By News Director Jared Atha A Clinton man has been charged after allegedly attacking a woman in her home.

Candidate Filing Begins For Municipal Offices in Custer Co.

January 26, 2023 Custer Co. Election Board Press Release Candidates for municipal office in Arapaho, Butler, Custer City and Thomas Custer County municipalities file Declarations of Candidacy beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, February 6th at the Custer

OAC Meeting Discusses Clinton-Sherman

January 25, 2023 By News Director Jared Atha During the latest meeting of the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission, the group received an update regarding the future of Clinton-Sherman Airport in Burns Flat.

Polling Place Change For March 7 Election

January 25, 2023 Washita Co. Election Board Press Release The polling place for Precinct 750012 has been changed, Ashton Hymer Assistant, Secretary of the Washita County Election Board, announced today.

Snow Blankets Western Oklahoma

January 24, 2023 By News Director Jared Atha The majority of western Oklahoma remains in a winter storm warning until 6a.m. tomorrow.

Ongoing COVID crisis changes new normal routines

January 24, 2023 By Cherrie Nutley, Ombudsman Supervisor, 580-562-5032 It seems that our new normal in all aspects of daily living continue to change because of the ongoing COVID crisis. A noticeable impact we are all very

Winter Storm Warning Issued For Western Oklahoma

January 23, 2023 By News Director Jared Atha A winter weather warning has been issued for several counties in western Oklahoma, with other parts of the state under a winter weather advisory until Wednesday morning.

Leedey man in Critical Condition After Custer Co. Wreck

January 22, 2023 By News Director Jared Atha A Leedey man is in critical condition after being involved in a two vehicle accident in northwest Custer County Saturday afternoon. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol’s collision report,

City of Clinton Loans Hospital Authority Funds

January 19, 2023 By News Director Jared Atha While acting as the Hospital Authority, the Clinton City Council approved an intrafund borrowing agreement with the City of Clinton for just over $1.5 million to purchase hospital equipment

Russ Aims to Protect Oil & Gas Industry

January 19, 2023 By News Director Jared Atha Oklahoma’s newest State Treasurer says he wants to protect the state’s oil and gas industry that could be targeted by financial institutions.

Honor Rolls announced for Fall 2022 Semester

January 12, 2023 SWOSU Press Release The President’s and Dean’s Honor Rolls Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) in Weatherford, Sayre and Yukon have been announced for the 2022 fall semester. The fall 2022 honor rolls include students

Moore Previews Upcoming Legislative Session

January 13, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha With Oklahoma’s 59th Legislative Session beginning next month, lawmakers have been putting the final touches on bills they plan to introduce during this year’s gathering at the state capitol.

Gov. Funds Secured For Roger Mills Highway Improvement

January 12, 2023 By News Director Jared Atha It was announced recently that Oklahoma lawmakers secured more than $650 million in home state projects — ranging from new airplane hangars to medical research — in the $1.7

Voter Registration Deadline Approaching

January 11, 2023 Custer Co. Election Board Press Release Friday, January 20, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the February 14, 2023, for the following elections:

Local Lawmakers Committee Assignments Announced

January 9, 2023 By News Director Jared Atha The Oklahoma House of Representatives committee leadership and Republican majority leadership appointments have been made for the 59th Oklahoma Legislature. In a press release, House Speaker Charles McCall, R-Atoka

Elk City Leadership Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

January 9, 2023 Elk City Chamber of Commerce Press Release The Elk City Leadership Hall of Fame 2023 Inductees are David Bank, MD and Rick Muncrief. They will officially be inducted Tuesday January 17, 2023 between the

Locals Will Compete For Miss SWOSU

January 6, 2023 By News Director Jared Atha Twelve Southwestern Oklahoma State University coeds will compete for the title of Miss SWOSU at this year’s competition on Saturday, January 14, at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts

GPRMC New Year’s Baby

January 6, 2023 GPRMC Press Release – Marnie Tosh Great Plains Regional Medical Center’s first baby of 2023 was born Monday afternoon at 12:22 p.m. to proud parents Walton and Lauren Hubbard. Teddi Lavelle Hubbard arrived weighing

Cheyenne Man Hit on US-283

January 5, 2023 By News Director Jared Atha A Cheyenne man was critically injured Wednesday evening in Roger Mills county after being hit by a truck while walking in the middle of a highway.

Top Western Oklahoma Stories From 2022

December 30, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha The top 10 western Oklahoma news stories from 2022: 10. Esports Event Success At SWOSU April 6, 2022 Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s new Esports Arena was the site for

WTC Announces Nursing Program Graduates

December 28, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha It was announced recently that local students have completed the Practical Nursing Program at the Western Technology Center’s main campus in Burns Flat.

Elk City Sears Closing

December 28, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Liquidation sales are underway at 115 Sears Hometown stores across 36 states and Puerto Rico, including its store in Elk City.

Pickleball Champs Crowned

December 27, 2022 By Landry Brewer The Arrowhead Center has embraced the pickleball mania sweeping the nation.

Hammon Schools Opting To Close Precincts

December 23, 2022 Roger Mills County Election Board Press Release Roger Mills County Election Board Secretary Jana Maddux announced today that the Hammon Public School District has opted to close the polling place for Precinct 202 (RMC

Elk City Officer Honored

December 23, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha An Elk City officer was honored for his actions last month when he entered a house engulfed with smoke and flames and pulled a man out.

Winter Weather Strikes Western Oklahoma

December 22, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Bitterly cold temperatures mixed with dangerously high winds have prompted Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt to declare a state of emergency for all 77 counties in Oklahoma.

Bitter Cold Temperatures Expected

By News Director Jared Atha A dangerous cold front is forecasted to move into western Oklahoma Wednesday night and keep temperatures below freezing throughout much of the day on Thursday says Meteorologist Nolan Meister with the National

AllianceHealth Clinton Announces Custodian for Patient Records

December 16, 2022 Press Release As AllianceHealth Clinton plans to end all hospital and affiliated clinic operations on December 31, 2022, the organization is making arrangements for patient medical records to be retained in accordance with state

SWOSU Bulldog Food Pantry Receives Generous Donation

December 14, 2022 SWOSU Press Release Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s (SWOSU) Bulldog Food Pantry received a sizable donation of over 800 pounds of food from Caring and Sharing, a charitable program run by the Weatherford Ministerial Alliance

Clinton Man Accused of Rape

December 13, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha A Clinton man has been charged with first degree rape and forcible sodomy in Custer County District Court after allegedly forcibly raping a woman for three days.

Beckham Co. Sheriff Honors Staff

December 13, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Beckham County Sheriff Derek Manning announced recently the recipients of awards that were handed out at the department’s recent Christmas banquet.

School Board Races Set

December 12, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha County Election Board offices in the area have announced that a Primary Election will be held for Board of Education Office No. 3 in the Hammon, and Canute School

Arrowhead Center Preparing to Take Cash

December 6, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha During the latest regular meeting of the Elk City Commission, city leaders received a presentation from the Director of the Arrowhead Center Matt Bradshaw regarding the handling of cash

UPDATE: Caddo Co. Fatal Crash Victims ID’d

December 2, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has released the names of the victims of a fatal two vehicle wreck in Caddo County that took place Wednesday night.

Fatal House Fire in Elk City

December 1, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Elk City emergency personal were dispatched to a house fire in the 900 block of West 1st Street Wednesday afternoon, however despite heroic efforts made by Elk City Police,

Multiple Wrecks Keep Area Crews Busy

November 29, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Emergency personal have been busy the last couple days in Western and Southwest Oklahoma responding to multiple wrecks.

Reach Higher Students Awarded Scholarships

November 28, 2022 SWOSU Press Release Twelve Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) students involved in the Reach Higher degree program were recently awarded scholarships. Eight students received a $1500 Finish Line scholarship from the Oklahoma State Regents

PSO Files Another Rate Hike Request

November 23, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Public Service Company of Oklahoma filed another rate hike request with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission and if approved, its customers would pay another $14 a month.

Deer Rifle Season Begins in Oklahoma

November 18, 2022 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.

Local Farm Bureaus Honored

November 17, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Several county Farm Bureaus were recognized for their efforts to further agriculture and rural Oklahoma on Saturday during Oklahoma Farm Bureau’s 81st annual meeting in Norman.

Locals Inducted Into WOHS Hall of Fame

November 16, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha The 50th Annual Western Oklahoma Hall of Fame Banquet hosted by the Western Oklahoma Historical Society was held Tuesday night at the United Methodist Church in Elk City.

Archer Takes Oath of Office

November 16, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Ninety-four members of the Oklahoma House of Representatives took their oaths of office Wednesday in the House Chamber.

Clinton Awarded Grant Dollars To Host Free Concerts

November 16, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha The Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a social impact funder supporting nonprofits nationwide at the intersection of music, public space, and community building, announces the largest number of grant

Weatherford Stafford Airport Terminal Celebration Planned

November 11, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha The City of Weatherford and the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission plan to host a public celebration and ribbon cutting for the new airport terminal at the Weatherford Stafford Regional Business

Health Officials Seeking Public’s Help

November 10, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha An alert was sent out Thursday afternoon by the Oklahoma State Department of Health in an effort to determine the source of an illness that has been reported in

Burglary Suspect Accused of Arson

November 10, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha A Dill City man was charged recently with arson after allegedly setting fire to a stolen purse.

SWOSU Foundation Announces North Family Scholars

November 8, 2022 By SWOSU Press Release Twelve Parks and Recreation Management (PRM) students at Southwestern Oklahoma State University have been named North Family Scholars for Academic Year 2022-2023.

Interim Elk City Mayor Sworn In

November 8, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha During the latest meeting of the Elk City Commission, a new mayor was appointed to serve out the remaining term of outgoing mayor Nick Archer.

Arrowhead Center Update

November 2, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Elk City City Manager Tom Ivester gave an update recently regarding the recently opened Arrowhead Activity Center and recently purchased equipment.

Weatherford Church Catches Fire

November 2, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Authorities are investigating as to why a church in Weatherford caught fire Tuesday afternoon.

Local School Districts Awarded Grants for EV Buses

October 31, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha At least 18 school districts in Oklahoma were among nearly 400 nationwide that received more than $26 million in grants under the Biden Administration’s nearly $1 billion Clean School

Sheriff Offers Halloween Safety Tips

October 31, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha It’s Halloween which means little ghosts, goblins, princesses, and maybe even a clown or two will be wandering the neighborhoods looking for treats.

Request an Emergency Ballot for the Nov. 8 Election

October 27, 2022 Press Release Registered voters who become physically incapacitated after 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 1st and cannot make it to the polls, still have an opportunity to cast their ballot.

Area Wrecks Hospitalize Two

October 24, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Two accidents in Western Oklahoma kept area first responders busy on Sunday.

Prescription Drug Take Back Event Coming to Elk City

October 21, 2022 Press Release The Beckham County Drug Prevention Coalition, the Elk City Police Department and Red Rock Behavioral Health will take part in the DEA’s National Drug Take Back Day October 29th at the Arrowhead

GPRMC Now Offering 3D Mammography Technology

October 21, 2022 By GPRMC Press Release – Marnie Tosh Great Plains Regional Medical Center is excited to offer Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exams, developed by Hologic, Inc., a worldwide leader in Women’s Health.

Local Lawmaker Gives Thoughts on Upcoming Midterms

October 21, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha With the midterm elections less than two weeks away, one local lawmaker gave his opinion regarding national elections taking place that could shape the House and Senate for the

Early Voting Begins November 2

October 20, 2022 Press Release Early voting begins Wednesday, November 2nd 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 voting

Arrowhead Center Attracting Attention

October 18, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha That’s Elk City City Manager Tom Ivester talking about the amount of people that have utilized the recently opened Arrowhead Activity Center in Ackley Park West.

Elk City Teen Hospitalized After Weekend Wreck

October 17, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha An Elk City teen was admitted into the hospital over the weekend after being involved in a one vehicle accident in Roger Mills County.

More Water Being Released From Canton Lake

October 17, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Officials with the Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust are working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to draw water from Canton Lake in northwest Oklahoma.

Bread Winners From Western Oklahoma

October 14, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Now that the State Fair of Oklahoma has wrapped up, winners of various categories are being announced.

Last Week To Request Absentee Ballots For Nov. 8 Election

October 11, 2022 Roger Mills Co. Election Board Press Release The deadline to request absentee ballots by mail is approaching. Applications must be received by the County Election Board no later than 5 p.m. Monday, October 24th.

Fatal Accident In Blaine Co.

October 13, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha A Hitchcock man lost his life Wednesday in a single vehicle accident in Blaine County.

NFCC Inmates Charged With Murder

October 11, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Three inmates at North Fork Correctional Center in Sayre who were allegedly involved in the stabbing death of another inmate last March were charged with murder in the first

Sheriff Warns of Fentanyl Dangers

October 7, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha After the recent health scare involving a Beckham County Sheriff’s Deputy and fentanyl, Sheriff Derek Manning offers tips on how to protect yourself and others from possible exposure.

Elk City Commission Approve Funds For Roof Repair

October 7, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha The Elk City Commission has approved funds to repair roof damage at the Elk City Water Plant building says City Manager Tom Ivester. Axtell Roofing Company was awarded the

Elk City Purchases 80 Acres Near Walmart

October 6, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha During the latest Elk City Commissioners meeting held Monday night, Commissioners approved the purchase of a large amount of land.

Voter Registration Deadline Approaches

October 6, 2022 Press Release Friday, October 14th, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the November 8th General Election, Roger Mills County Election Board Secretary Jana

Road and Bridge Work Part of ODOT’s “Eight-Year Plan”

October 5, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Twenty years after the adoption of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s first Eight-Year Construction Work Plan, the Oklahoma Transportation Commission approved its newest update earlier this week.

Homecoming Parade Announcement

October 5, 2022 SWOSU Press Release Southwestern Oklahoma State University is now accepting entries for the 2022 homecoming parade. The parade will occur on October 15 at 1:30 pm in Weatherford’s Towne Centre. This year’s parade theme

Arrowhead Center Open

October 4, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha It was announced that the Arrowhead Center in Elk City has opened its doors to the public.

Fire Crews Battle Marijuana Grow Building Blaze

October 4, 2022 By Jared Atha Elk City Fire Department personal along with assistance from the Beckham County Sheriff’s Office responded to a structure fire early Tuesday afternoon north of Elk City.

Fatal Weekend Wreck in Blaine Co.

October 3, 2022 By News Director Jared Atha Troopers are investigating a deadly crash that claimed the life of an Oklahoma child in Blaine County on Friday.

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.

Oklahoma 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.