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Paragon News Update: July 30, 2021

Elk City School Enrollment Begins Monday SWOSU’s Dr. Raygan Chain Receives 2021 ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award Pep Boys Awards Scholarships to Aspiring Automotive Technicians Across the United States – Shamrock, TX Woman Included Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications.

Thomas Woman Accused of Forging Checks

July 29, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha A Thomas woman was has been charged in Custer County District Court after allegedly embezzling money from the Clinton Roundup Club.

Paragon News Update: July 29, 2021

Thomas Woman Accused of Forging Checks State Fire Marshall Agent Talks Inspecting Grow Operations Heat Wave Hits Western Oklahoma Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without

Former Felon Found with Gun in Custer County

July 28, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha A Hydro man with a former felony conviction was arrested recently after being found with a firearm during a traffic stop in Weatherford.

Paragon News Update: July 28, 2021

Apparent “Self Defense” Leaves Sayre Man Dead Former Felon Found with Gun in Custer County Yukon Public Schools & SWOSU Honored for Partnership Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast,

Yukon Public Schools & SWOSU Honored for Partnership

July 28, 2021 By SWOSU PR Yukon Public Schools (YPS) was among business and higher education partnerships throughout Oklahoma that were recently recognized as innovative collaborations that further the education of Oklahoma’s workforce.

Paragon News Update: July 27, 2021

Clinton Man Dies in Wrong Way I-40 Accident High Speed Chase Lands Tennessee Man In Beckham Co. Jail Hobart Woman Succumbs To Injuries Sustained In Early July Crash Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material

Paragon News Update: July 26, 2021

UPDATE: Two In Custody In Connection With Clinton Murder Elk City Man Wanted on Child Sexual Abuse Charge Weather Causes Blocked Roadways on Beckham Co. I-40 Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not

Paragon News Update: July 23, 2021

BREAKING: OSBI Investigating Homicide in Clinton Elk City Sales Tax Up Again SWOSU Plans COVID Vaccination Clinic in August and September Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or

Elk City Sales Tax Up Again

July 22, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Once again, sales tax numbers for the City of Elk City continue to improve.

Paragon News Update: July 22, 2021

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Paragon News Update: July 21, 2021

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Local Airports Awarded Grants

July 20, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Local airports were awarded grant money by the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission during their regularly scheduled meeting held last week.

Paragon News Update: July 20, 2021

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BCSO Investigating Thursday Shooting

July 19, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Shortly before noon Thursday, Beckham County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to a family dispute at a residence northwest of Elk City. The dispute was reportedly being caused by a

OBN Director Visits Elk City

July 9, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Director of the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics Donnie Anderson visited Elk City recently and spoke mainly about the ongoing problem of illegal medical marijuana grow operations that are popping

Portion of SH-152 Could See Widening Project

July 9, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Thanks to the request of U.S. Sen. James Inhofe, multiple, two-lane, rural Oklahoma highways could become immediate priorities with $65 million in additional federal funding.

Oklahoma Wheat Harvest: Yields Down – Production Up

July 6, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The wheat harvest is nearly complete for not only western Oklahoma, but the entire state. With a look at this year’s numbers, here’s Paragon Ag News Director Jimmy Clark.

Custer County Election Filing Dates

July 1, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The Custer County Election Board reminds the public of upcoming filing dates for three possible elections in the county’s biggest cities.

Traffic Stop Turns up Drugs – Gun

June 28, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha An Elk City man is in jail after being found with illegal drugs and a gun during a traffic stop.

Elk City Man Receives Felony Charge

June 23, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha An Elk City man was arrested and charged with kidnapping recently after allegedly taking his ex-girlfriend against her will.

Wheat Harvest Numbers Looking Good

June 22, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The wheat harvest in western Oklahoma appears to be wrapping up, and according to Paragon Ag News Director Jimmy Clark, the numbers look good. Don’t forget to tune in

Lucky Star Victim of Ransomware Attack

June 22, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Officials with the Lucky Star Casino say they are the latest victim of a cyber-crime attack that has shut down all of their locations, including their casinos in Clinton

Wheat Harvest Update

June 18, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Is the wheat harvest in western Oklahoma wrapping up? Paragon Ag News Director Jimmy Clark has the latest. Don’t forget to get the latest ag and farm news every

Wheat Harvest Update

June 16, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The wheat harvest has picked back up throughout western Oklahoma. With a report, here’s Paragon Ag News Director Jimmy Clark. Don’t forget to get the latest ag and farm

Beckham County Sees Slight Increase of COVID-19

June 16, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Oklahoma’s latest COVID-19 numbers were updated today by the State Department of Health and based on the department’s color-coded risk level map, one county in the area has been

Wheat Harvest Update

June 14, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The winter wheat harvest has begun across the region, however recent rainfall has slowed down the process in parts of western Oklahoma. Paragon Ag News Director Jimmy Clark has

SWOSU Department of Education Receives National Accreditation

June 14, 2021 SWOSU Press Release The Department of Education at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford has achieved full accreditation, meeting all requirements from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Wheat Harvest Looks Promising

June 11, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha according to a recent survey by U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Oklahoma producers are expected to harvest a little over 105 million bushels of wheat this

Elk City’s Block Party / Route 66 Fest. Returns

June 11, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The Elk City Chamber of Commerce’s Route 66 Festival returns this weekend, and kicking off the event is the return of Block Party Elk City in downtown Elk City.

Big Announcement Scheduled to Take Place at SWOSU

June 10, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Potentially big news brewing in Weatherford as it was announced today that a press conference at Southwestern Oklahoma State University has been scheduled to make a big announcement.

NFCC Inmates Receive Tablets

June 9, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Inmates at North Fork Correctional Center in Sayre began receiving special computer tablets this week, as part of a Department of Corrections plan to provide secure tablets to all

Clinton Chamber Issues Warning

June 8, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The Clinton Chamber of Commerce has issued a warning to area merchants regarding an individual or individuals issuing hot checks.

Fight at NFCC Prompts Lockdown

June 7, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The Oklahoma Department of Corrections says all facilities returned to normal operations on Saturday and visitation restored on Sunday after a brief lockdown that began Friday night.

SWOSU to Rename Crowder Lake Building

June 4, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Southwestern Oklahoma State University has announced a major gift from longtime SWOSU benefactor and 1980 alumnus Mike North of Oklahoma City.

PSO Offering FFA STEM Grant Opportunities

June 1, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Now through July 9, FFA chapters in the area have the opportunity to apply for a share of $40,000 in STEM grants from the American Electric Power (AEP) Foundation

Click It or Ticket Enforcement Campaign Launches

May 28, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha As the Memorial Day holiday approaches, the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office and Oklahoma law enforcement want to remind all drivers of the importance of seat belt use. The annual

Elk City EMS Unveils New Ambulance

May 27, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha While speaking with the Elk City Rotary Club, new Elk City Fire Chief Kyle Chervenka unveiled the newly purchased ambulance that will be used by the Elk City EMS.

Latest Covid Numbers Continue to Fall Across Oklahoma

May 26, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The latest COVID-19 numbers in the region show one county in the area show improvement while another county that traditionally has been Covid-free has seen a case emerge.

Masks & Social Distancing No Longer Required at SWOSU

May 24, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Effective Tuesday (May 25), Southwestern Oklahoma State University will no longer require the use of masks or social distancing on campus locations or at any SWOSU-sponsored activity.

Elk City Buys Former Soccer Complex

May 21, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha During the latest meeting of the Elk City Commission, the city leaders approved the purchase of a land in city limits that came at a pretty reasonable price.

Moore Comments on State Budget

May 21, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The Oklahoma Senate passed the appropriations bill to fully fund government services in Oklahoma for Fiscal Year 2022.

Job Fair Coming to Clinton

May 20, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Fresh off the heels of Gov. Kevin Stitt’s planned “back to work” incentive program, the Clinton Chamber of Commerce has announced a job fair.

SWOSU Summer Classes Begin June 7

May 19, 2021 SWOSU Press Release Southwestern Oklahoma State University summer semester classes in Weatherford and Sayre begin on Monday, June 7.

Area Sales Tax Sees Boost

May 19, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Sales tax numbers are in for area cities for the month of March, and they appear to be on the uptick.

Four Die in Custer County I-40 Crash

May 18, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Troopers are investigating a crash that claimed the lives of two adults and two children in Custer County.

RCCT to “Re-Start the Arts”

May 14, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The Board of Directors of the Red Carpet Community Theatre in Elk City has voted to re-open the theatre with a “Re-Start the Arts” Variety Show that will feature

SWOSU Receives First Ever U.S. Patent

May 12, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford recently obtained its first United States Patent, making it one of only four universities in the state that hold U.S. Patents.

SWOSU Foundation Strong During Pandemic Year

May 10, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The Board of Trustees of the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Foundation, Inc. recently convened for a regularly scheduled business meeting, and based on numbers provided at the meeting –

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.