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Bulldog Clothes Closet is Coming to SWOSU

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

Elk City Commissioners Meeting Preview

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

SWOSU Announces Dobson SBT Appointments

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

Beutler Announces Position with New Internet Provider

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

Voter Registration Deadline on January 14

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

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Community Calendar – Jan. 13th, 2022

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

PSO Receives National Honor for Hurricane Ida Relief Efforts

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

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Community Calendar – Jan. 12, 2022

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

SWOSU General Thomas P. Stafford Archives Dedication Postponed

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

UPDATE: AARP Comments on Possible PSO Rate Hike

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

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Community Calendar

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

Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma Providing Funding to SWODA

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

Elk City Commission to Consider Next CAPPs Project

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

Local Law Enforcement Partnering with OHP to ENDUI

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

Custer County In Burn Ban

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

ODOT Issues “Travel Advisory” Before Holiday Travel

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

SWOSU Names 2020 & 2021 Emeriti Honorees

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

City of Clinton Approves Audit – Receives Good Report

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

Enrollment Underway at SWOSU for Spring Semester

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

Lankford Speaks Out About Opposition to BBB Bill

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

Woman Wanted After Hit-and-Run

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

SWOSU Announces 2021-22 North Family Scholars

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

Sales Tax Numbers Show Boost For Area Communities

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

Shamrock Could Be New Home to Recycling Company

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

Lucas’ Cattle Contract Library Act Passes House

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

Weatherford Man Riding Scooter Hit

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

Man Shoots Gun During Thanksgiving Dispute

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

Elk City Commission to Meet Tonight

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

School Board Filing Begins Monday

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

SWODA Aging Service Advisory Council Meeting Dec. 9

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

Frederick Woman Dies In One Vehicle Crash

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

Mangum Man Allegedly Found With Child Porn

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

Custer County Updates Covid Policy

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

Stitt Approves New Maps

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

ODOT Issues “Travel Advisory” Before Holiday Weekend

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

Clinton Man Receives Arson Charge

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

Elk City Fire Fighters Have a Busy Weekend

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

Lucas Condemns Build Back Better Act

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

Elk City Plans to Expand Rock Yard

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

Deer Rifle Season Begins in Oklahoma

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

Elk City / Clinton KOA Honored

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

Elk City Sales Tax Over $1 Million Again

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

Congressman Lucas Supports the TRANSPORT Act

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

Elk City Woman Charged with ID Theft

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

Oklahoma Lawmakers Meet in Special Session

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

SWOSU Announces Administration Appointments

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

Paragon News Update: November 12th, 2021

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

Paragon News Update: November 11th, 2021

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

Clinton Man Arrested on Child Porn Complaint

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

Paragon News Update: November 10th, 2021

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

Burns Flat Couple Receive Child Neglect Charges

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

OKFB Members Elect Leaders

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

Paragon News Update: November 9th, 2021

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

Paragon News Update: November 8th, 2021

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

Big Hole Could Cause Big Problems

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

Western Oklahoma Election Preview

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

Paragon News Update: November 5th, 2021

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

Paragon News Update: November 4th, 2021

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

Paragon News Update: November 3rd, 2021

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

State Law Makers Release New Legislative Maps

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

Paragon News Update: November 2, 2021

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

Paragon News Update: November 1st, 2021

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

Paragon News Update: October 29, 2021

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

Lucas Introduces HARMON Oklahoma Act

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

Paragon News Update: October 28, 2021

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

Paragon News Update: October 27, 2021

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

Paragon News Update: October 26, 2021

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

City of Clinton Absentee Deadline and Early Voting

October 25, 2021 Custer County Election Board Press Release The deadline for requesting an Absentee Ballot for the November 9, 2021, City of Clinton Election for Councilman, Ward 3, Tuesday, November 2at 5 p.m. said Ann Brown,

Paragon News Update: October 25, 2021

Caddo Co. I-40 Accident Takes Hammon Man’s Life Dumpster Fires Land Clinton Man Arson Charge City of Clinton Absentee Deadline and Early Voting State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This

Elk City Commission Awards Bids For Property

October 21, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha During the latest Elk City Commissioner’s meeting, the Commission approved two bids for property to buyers that intend to restore the buildings.

Paragon News Update: October 22, 2021

Clinton Man Accused of Neglecting Adult Son – Charged Elk City Commission Awards Bids For Property State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten,

Paragon News Update: October 21, 2021

Murder Case Update: Defendant’s Request Denied SWOSU Offering Flu Vaccine & All Three COVID Vaccines Two More Fridays State News Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed

Weatherford Man Charged with Grand Larceny

October 20, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha A Weatherford man was arrested recently after attempting to steal over a $1,000 worth of items from the Weatherford Walmart.

Clinton Tornado Gets Rating

October 19, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The National Weather Service in Norman says the tornado that caused millions in property damage to the Clinton Regional Airport has been rated as an EF-1.

Paragon News Update: October 19, 2021

Clinton Man Wanted After Being Accused of Choking Woman Clinton Tornado Gets Rating Elk City Commission to Consider Multiple Bids for Property State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material

PSO Awards Grant to Hobart Museum

October 18, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Public Service Company of Oklahoma announced recently a $25,000 grant from the AEP Foundation to the General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum in Hobart. The AEP Foundation is

Paragon News Update: October 18, 2021

Rape Charges Levied Against Mangum Man Juvenile Dies in Dewey Co. Wreck PSO Awards Grant to Hobart Museum State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published,

Paragon News Update: October 14, 2021

Hydro Man Accused of Stabbing Girlfriend Custer County Sheriff’s Dept. Website Hacked Prize Money for Winning SWOSU Homecoming Floats Increases in 2021 State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material

Burglar Caught in Closet by Citizen

October 13, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha An Erick man was arrested recently after being caught hiding in a closet of a home he had allegedly broken into.

Paragon News Update: October 13, 2021

Tornado Causes Damage to Clinton Regional Airport Burglar Caught in Closet by Citizen SWOSU Department of Education One of Only 26 Programs to Win National Award State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All

High Speed Pursuit in Custer County Shuts Down I-40

October 12, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha A Burns Flat man is in critical condition when he wrecked his vehicle while being pursued by the Custer County Sheriff’s Department on Interstate 40 in Custer County.

Paragon News Update: October 12, 2021

Severe Weather Threat Tonight in Western Oklahoma High Speed Pursuit in Custer County Shuts Down I-40 Tennessee Man Receives Multiple Arson Charges in Beckham Co. State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights

Paragon News Update: October 11, 2021

August Sales Tax Numbers Show Economic Recovery Continues Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission Discusses Clinton-Sherman Airport Dr. Karen Sweeney Named Chair of SWOSU Department of Computer Science State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights

Election Day Reminders and Tips

October 7, 2021 Provided Press Release Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 12th, for the Town of Hammon Special Municipal Election. Roger Mills County Election Board Secretary, Jana Maddux, offers these

Paragon News Update: October 8th, 2021

Elk City Man Caught With Stolen Copper Wire – Charged Voters Lower Blood Requirement for Cheyenne-Arapaho Citizenship Election Day Reminders and Tips State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material

Paragon News Update: October 7, 2021

State Auditor Says Town of Lone Wolf Employee Misused Funds Detached Wheel Causes I-40 Accident in Washita Co. State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published,

Paragon News Update: October 6, 2021

IBC Bank To Close Branches in Western Oklahoma Weatherford Woman Spits on Officer – Charged Voter Registration Deadline Approaches for Erick Voters State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material

Paragon News Update: October 5, 2021

Beckham Co. Traffic Stop Leads to Large Drug Bust Elk City Obtains Land – Hopes to Attract Buyer Nearly $8 Billion in Upgrades Heading to Oklahoma Highways State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications.

Paragon News Update: October 4, 2021

Elk City Vandalism – Police Seeking Public’s Help One Vehicle Accident Causes Cell Service Disruption – Power Outages Elk City Commission to Meet Tonight State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved.

Magill Family Make First Gift to SWOSU Hodge Pharmacy Scholarships Challenge

September 29, 2021 SWOSU Press Release Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) has announced an exciting new philanthropic opportunity—the Hodge Pharmacy Scholarships Challenge—and Weatherford area philanthropists and longtime SWOSU benefactors Wes and Karen Magill have generously made the

New Clinton Business Could Be Ready in Early 2022

October 1, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha On the heels of the announcement of a business planning to occupy the former K-Mart building in Clinton, City Manager Robert Johnston says Sutherland Lumber Home Improvement Center could

SWOSU PD Investigating Suspicious Death

October 1, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha According to reports from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, the SWOSU Police Department is currently investigating a suspicious death that occurred in a campus dorm room Wednesday night.

Paragon News Update: October 1, 2021

SWOSU PD Investigating Suspicious Death New Clinton Business Could Be Ready in Early 2022 State News Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.

SWOSU Offering All Three COVID Vaccines on Fridays

September 30, 2021 SWOSU Press Release With the recent announcement of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccination booster shots now available to a large population, Southwestern Oklahoma State University continues its Friday vaccination clinics on the Weatherford campus.

WTC’s Corning Honored

September 30, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Western Technology Center Superintendent Kathe Corning is one of 16 administrators across the United States to earn the 2021-22 Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Outstanding Administrator of the Year

Paragon News Update: September 30, 2021

Continental Resources Having Success in Custer County WTC’s Corning Honored SWOSU Offering All Three COVID Vaccines on Fridays State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published,

Hinton Man Charged with Manslaughter

September 29, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha A Hinton man has been charged in Caddo County with manslaughter following a crash that killed his fiancé and his soon be stepdaughter in May.

Paragon News Update: September 29, 2021

Clinton / Weatherford to Explore Joint Water Pipeline Two Men Charged After Being Accused of Firing Weapon in City Limits Hinton Man Charged with Manslaughter State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights

Paragon News Update: September 28, 2021

Bollinger To Run for U.S. Senate Clinton City Council To Meet in Special Session – Discuss Water Resiliency PSO Continues to Seek Rate Hike State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved.

PSO Continues to Seek Rate Hike

September 28, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha In a rate hike request opposed by many of its consumers, Public Service Company of Oklahoma is asking for a $243 million base rate hike before Corporation Commissioners.

Bollinger To Run for U.S. Senate

September 28, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Jason Bollinger, a former Carter resident and Merritt Graduate, announced his candidacy for the United States Senate representing Oklahoma in 2022 Tuesday morning on The Early Morning Show on

Paragon News Update: September 27, 2021

OKC Man Receives 25 Felony Charges in Beckham County Blown Tire Causes Motorcycle Accident on I-40 State Leaders Discuss Clinton-Sherman Airport State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may

State Leaders Discuss Clinton-Sherman Airport

September 27, 2021 Oklahoma House of Representatives Press Release Rep. Tammy Townley, R-Ardmore, hosted an interim study Friday morning before the House Government Modernization Committee to consider avenues to help Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority (OSIDA) reach

Wildfire Season Near in Western Oklahoma

September 24, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Wildfire season is upon us here in western Oklahoma and one local official says now is the time to prepare to help prevent any major wildfires from breaking out.

Paragon News Update: September 24, 2021

Juveniles Allegedly Admit to Setting Elk City Home on Fire California Man Charged After Striking Clinton Officer Wildfire Season Near in Western Oklahoma State News Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be

Paragon News Update: September 23, 2021

Semi Catches Fire at Elk City Gas Station More ECPD Detectives Trained to Protect Children From Online Exploitation Roger Mills County – Deadline to Request Absentee Ballot For October 12 Election Approaches State News Oil & Gas

Paragon News Update: September 22, 2021

Stolen Lamp Lands Clinton Woman a Felony Charge Elk City Man Wanted By Feds Captured Officer With Western Oklahoma Ties to Face Trial for Fatal Shooting State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All

Elk City Man Wanted By Feds Captured

September 22, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha An Elk City man with an outstanding federal arrest warrant was arrested recently in Beckham County.

Paragon News Update: September 21, 2021

Hollis Homeowner Shoots and Kills Intruder Update on Elk City’s Newest Fast Food Restaurant Clinton City Council To Discuss Next Step For Glancy Motel State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved.

Paragon News Update: September 20, 2021

Clinton Man Bites Woman – Charged Multiple Wrecks Over the Weekend – Injuries Reported New PSO Wind Farm Could Mean Big Savings for Customers Oil and Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material

Paragon News Update: September 17, 2021

Mangum Man In Critical Condition After Greer Co. Wreck Elk City Financials Look Solid Two Months In Elk City School District Receives Audit Report State News Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not

Paragon News Update: September 15, 2021

Two Car Crash in Washita Co. Leaves Man in Critical Condition Elk City Schools Sees Increased Enrollment Boeing Returning to Clinton-Sherman Airport State News Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published,

Elk City Schools Sees Increased Enrollment

September 15, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha During the latest Elk City School Board meeting this week, Elk City Superintendent Mike Sparks updated the board on the school district’s current enrollment.

Paragon News Update: September 14, 2021

Two Car Accident Hospitalizes Texola Man Clinton Kmart Building Sold Elk City School District Using Stimulus Funds Creatively Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.

Two Car Accident Hospitalizes Texola Man

September 14, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha A two vehicle accident on State Highway 6, west of Elk City sent a man to the hospital early Monday night.

Clinton Kmart Building Sold

September 14, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The building formally occupied by Kmart in Clinton has sold.

OSBI Investigating Death of Clinton Man in Police Custody

September 13, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is investigating an in-custody death that occurred August 31 in Clinton. The Clinton Police Department requested a full OSBI investigation after the death

Paragon News Update: September 13, 2021

Double Homicide in Leedey – Man Turns Himself In OSBI Investigating Death of Clinton Man in Police Custody ATV Accident in Kiowa Co. Hospitalizes Two Juveniles State News Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material

Paragon News Update: September 10, 2021

Officials Visit Elk Creek Dam Rehab Project Voter Registration Deadline in Roger Mills Co. Approaches State News Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.

Paragon News Update: September 9, 2021

New Train Planned for Elk City’s Ackley Park Local Student Admitted into SWOSU College of Pharmacy State News Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.

Paragon News Update: September 8, 2021

Inmate Slaps Guard – Receives Felony Charge Elk City Commission Surpluses Unique Items Russ Promoted to Chairman Emeritus of A&B Transportation Committee Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten,

Elk City Commission Surpluses Unique Items

September 8, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha During the latest Elk City Commissioner’s meeting on Tuesday night, the Commission approved to surplus items the city previously owned.

Paragon News Update: September 7, 2021

Bullying Allegation at Clinton Public School Declared Untrue Elk City Commission Scheduled to Meet Tonight Comedian Colin Jost Coming to SWOSU Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or

Comedian Colin Jost Coming to SWOSU

September 2, 2021 SWOSU Press Release Comedian Colin Jost of Saturday Night Live fame is coming to Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford on Wednesday, October 27, at 8 p.m. as part of the university’s Panorama Series

Weatherford Man Lands CDS Charge

September 1, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha A Weatherford man was arrested and charged last week after being accused of distributing counterfeit opioid pills allegedly containing fentanyl.

Paragon News Update: August 31, 2021

Woodward Man Charged with Kidnapping in Beckham County SWOSU Students From Elk City Awarded Scholarships Dove Season Opens in Oklahoma State News Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten,

SWOSU Students From Elk City Awarded Scholarships

August 31, 2021 SWOSU Press Release Ten SWOSU students each won $1,000 scholarships at the recent “Bulldog Strong” event held in Weatherford Towne Centre. Winners were: Jacob Costello, Elk City Lincoln Fitts, Duncan Hailey Jo Franklin Jessica

Dove Season Opens in Oklahoma

August 31, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Oklahoma’s dove season begins September 1 and it anticipates to be another busy season for local hunters thanks in large part to the wet summer the region just had.

Paragon News Update: August 30, 2021

Pedestrian Stuck and Killed on I-40 in Custer County Weatherford Woman Accused of Stabbing Route 66 Restaurant and Motel Set to Return Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten,

BF/DC Schools To Require Masks

August 27, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha After choosing to go to virtual learning this past week due to an uptick of positive Covid cases – the Burns Flat / Dill City School District will return

PSO Beginning Statewide Streetlight Initiative

PSO Beginning Statewide Streetlight Initiative August 26, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Public Service Company of Oklahoma announced this week that in an effort to prepare for new and innovative lighting systems, it will be conducting

Paragon News Update: August 25, 2021

Wanted Sayre Man Accused of Stealing Truck – Tools Elk City Commission Approve Raise for Ivester SWOSU Updates Vaccination Schedule and Opens Friday Clinics Again Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be

Paragon News Update: August 24, 2021

Burns Flat / Dill City Postpone In School Instruction Due to Covid Concerns Washita County Accident Update: Guthrie Woman Passes Away High School Coach Suspended After Fight Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may

High School Coach Suspended After Fight

August 24, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha A Clinton assistant football coach has been placed on paid administrative leave after a fight broke out during a scrimmage between Clinton and El Reno.

Paragon News Update: August 23, 2021

Jury Trial Scheduled For Shooting Suspect Elk Citians Involved in Area Wrecks Latest Census Number Are In Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.

Latest Census Number Are In

August 23, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Official numbers from the 2020 Census are in with noticeable changes to western Oklahoma’s biggest communities.

Elk Citians Involved in Area Wrecks

August 23, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Two people from Guthrie are in a hospital after being involved in a two vehicle accident in Washita County Friday night.

Paragon News Update: August 18, 2021

Burns Flat Man Accused of Stabbing – Charged in Beckham Co. Elk City Sales Tax Numbers Continue To Impress SWOSU Job Fair is Thursday Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published,

Caregiver Shortage Threatens For Baby Boomers

By Tangela Henry, SWODA Information Assistant, 580-562-5026 By the year 2030, this nation’s 72 million baby boomers will reach age 65 which will create a critical shortage of caregivers. Those employed as caregivers are primarily women in

Paragon News Update: August 17, 2021

SWOSU Launches COVID Incentives for Students & Employees Elk City Commission To Consider Equipment Purchases State News Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.

Paragon News Update: August 16, 2021

Weatherford Woman Accused of Abusing Disabled Boy Army Worms Invading Western Oklahoma Lawns SWOSU Sets Easy Access COVID Vaccination Clinics Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed

SWOSU Sets Easy Access COVID Vaccination Clinics

August 16, 2021 SWOSU Press Release With the start of classes beginning on August 16, Southwestern Oklahoma State University plans to host COVID vaccination clinics August 16-20 on the Weatherford campus.

Local FFA Chapter Awarded PSO Grant

August 13, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha FFA chapters across Oklahoma are receiving a share of more than $38,000 after being named recipients of this year’s American Electric Power Foundation FFA STEM After-School grants.

Paragon News Update: August 13, 2021

Clinton Man Accused of Hit and Run Hammon Man Uninjured in Two Car Accident Local FFA Chapter Awarded PSO Grant Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed

Paragon News Update: August 12, 2021

Silver Alert Issued For Missing Beckham County Man Kansas Woman Claims Contraband Was Found in NFCC Men’s Bathroom Elk City Student Awarded SWOSU Scholarship Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published,

Elk City Student Awarded SWOSU Scholarship

August 8, 2021 SWOSU Press Release Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) student Jocelyn Thomas of Elk City has been named the 2021-22 academic year Ernestine “Ernie” (Holcomb) Wright Memorial Scholar.

Paragon News Update: August 11, 2021

Sayre Man Allegedly Threatens Grandmother By Way of Text Pickup vs Semi Turns Fatal in Dewey County Local City Manager Attends Intense Army Training Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published,

Local City Manager Attends Intense Army Training

August 11, 2021 Provided by Landry Brewer Elk City City Manager Tom Ivester, who also serves as a Colonel in the Army National Guard, recently took part in annual training with 4,000 troops from the 45th Infantry

Paragon News Update: August 10, 2021

Wanted Clinton Man Accused of Indecent Acts – Charged Earthquakes Shake Wheeler County, Texas SWOSU Awards 2021-22 Authentic Journalism Scholarship to Kenedie Walker Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast,

Earthquakes Shake Wheeler County, Texas

August 10, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Two earthquakes shook Wheeler County within a half mile of one another, just outside of the city, over the weekend and Monday morning.

Paragon News Update: August 9, 2021

Lankford Stops Biden from Releasing Migrants in Western Oklahoma Fatal 4-Vehicle Accident in East Texas Panhandle Local Museum Could Receive Major Grant Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten,

Local Museum Could Receive Major Grant

August 9, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha It was announced recently that this year, 50 different entities will be considered for Aerospace and Aviation Education Program grants totaling more than $365,000 from the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission.

Paragon News Update: August 6, 2021

Elk City Man Accused of Selling Meth Near School Moore Speaks About Interim Study Regarding Illegal Land Acquisition SWOSU Plans Popular Organizational Fair for August 26 Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not

Vance T. Nye Makes Major Gift to SWOSU

August 3, 2021 SWOSU Press Release Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) has announced the receipt of a major gift from Vance T. Nye of Edmond.

Elk City Fire Dept. Receives New ISO Rating

August 2, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha It was announced recently by Elk City Fire Chief Kyle Chervenka that the Fire Department’s new Insurance Services Office rating has gone into affect.

Paragon News Update: August 3, 2021

Juveniles Charged in Clinton Murder Case Elk City Man Receives Child Sexual Abuse Charge Missing Anadarko Woman Possibly Spotted in Western Oklahoma Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten,

SWOSU Fall Semester Classes Start August 16

August 2, 2021 SWOSU Press Release Fall semester classes begin August 16 at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Sayre, and Yukon, and enrollment continues for students who want to begin or continue their educational endeavors at

Fatal Semi Crash In Caddo County

August 2, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha A semi-truck crashed on Interstate 40 in Caddo County early Saturday morning, resulting in the death of one man and the serious injury of another.

Paragon News Update: August 2, 2021

UPDATE: Wanted Elk City Man Wanted on Child Sexual Abuse Charge Arrested Fatal Semi Crash In Caddo County SWOSU Fall Semester Classes Start August 16 Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be

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