Moore townhomes flip from one California owner to another

One California investor bought River Run Townhomes in Moore from another, handing the seller an 18% return after two years, in a deal handled by Commercial Realty Resources Co. in Norman. Harveston-SAB South LLC of San Diego paid $3.23 million, or $170,000 per unit, to Rodriguez Trust, based in Monterey,...
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Oklahoma City, OKKOCO

Tinker is huge. It’s about to get even bigger

OKLAHOMA CITY — Tinker Air Force Base is the largest single-site employer in Oklahoma. It’s about to get even larger. The growth is expected to increase safety and attract jobs. To do this, base officials today announced they’ll be shutting down part of Douglas Boulevard between SE 44th Street and SE 74th Street for the expansion.
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Oklahoma StateMuskogee Daily Phoenix

Smart irrigation practices benefit plants and budgets

STILLWATER – Using smart irrigation practices is as important as selecting the right plants when establishing and maintaining a landscape, say Oklahoma State University Extension experts. Josh Campbell, OSU Extension urban agriculture and natural resources educator in Oklahoma County, said July and August are when Oklahomans use the most water...
Oklahoma City,

Jones Named To BancFirst Board

A vice president at Langston University has been named to the board of directors of the BancFirst Corp. Dr. Mautra Staley Jones, vice president of institutional advancement and external affairs of Langston, was named, a BancFirst statement said. Dr. Jones is also executive director of the Langston University Foundation and...

Oklahoma cut off federal unemployment benefits early But workers are struggling to find jobs — part 1

Debi Jacks and her two teenage daughters are likely to lose their home soon. The federal eviction moratorium ends July 31, and with no job, no more unemployment benefits and rent that’s already past due, her outlook is bleak. Jacks, 51, lives with her daughters in an Oklahoma City apartment. She was a structural welder for 25 years before she lost her son in late 2018. After taking all of the…
Cleveland County, OKThe Moore American

Moore Costco hosting grand opening Thursday

Cleveland County residents’ newest option for bulk groceries, electronics and prescriptions opens today morning in Moore. The grand opening of the metro area’s second Costco, stationed at 2651 S. Telephone Road in Moore, kicks off at 8 a.m. today. The big-box retailer carries around 4,000 items, including its private label Kirkland Signature.

Downtown Edmond multi-family development gets OK to move forward

EDMOND — Edmond officials have given the green light for building to begin on a proposed apartment complex near the Railyard District in downtown. The agreement earlier this month with Milhaus Properties LLC is for a development called The Silos, between First and Main streets. Milhaus is an Indianapolis-based firm, also responsible for The Lift apartments in Oklahoma City's Midtown District.

Grand opening Thursday for new Costco wholesale store in Moore

MOORE, Okla. — The Oklahoma City metro now has two Costco wholesale stores. A new Costco opens Thursday morning in Moore, located near Southwest 19th Street and Telephone Road. The Norman Transcript reported that the store is just over 150,000 square feet and will carry around 4,000 items including its...
Oklahoma City, OKOKC VeloCity

Q&A with the Chamber's Jeff Seymour and Evan Fay on gBETA coming to OKC

Nationally ranked startup accelerator gener8tor along with the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber and several Oklahoma City-area partners, including American Fidelity Assurance Company, Inasmuch Foundation, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, Oklahoma State University Foundation, Square Deal Capital and the University of Oklahoma, recently announced they will offer two annual gBETA pre-accelerator programs in OKC beginning in October to help accelerate the growth of startup companies in OKC. VeloCity staff sat down with the Chamber’s Jeff Seymour, executive vice president of economic development, and Evan Fay, program manager of innovation and entrepreneurship, to learn more about gBETA and its expected impact on Oklahoma City’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Survey Seeks Interest for Luther Pharmacy

Would you move your prescriptions to a local Luther pharmacy if there was one? What do you look for in a pharmacy? These are among the questions being asked by a company considering opening a pharmacy in town. If there’s interest it could happen! The survey is being distributed through...
Oklahoma City,

Western Avenue District

which stretches from Northwest 36th Street to just north of Wilshire Boulevard, is home to more than 50 stores, restaurants, bars and coffee shops. What is considered as one of Oklahoma City’s oldest official districts has been a staple in local shopping for decades and continues to add new retailers into the mix.
Oklahoma City,

Local representative appointed to state Energy Council

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma House Speaker Charles McCall, R-Atoka, has named Rep. Anthony Moore, R-Clinton, to the Executive Committee for the Energy Council. The Energy Council is an international national non-partisan legislative organization founded in 1975 to promote a balanced national energy strategy and related environmental policies. The Council also...
Oklahoma City,

Alternative Fuels

Oklahoma City Community College facilitates certification training for compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and electric vehicles (EV) and CNG compressors. Each program is designed for professionals with some education or experience in the vehicle maintenance and repair industry. The programs build on existing skills by covering safety, correct inspection methods, maintenance, and repair of CNG, LPG and EV vehicles with current equipment, tools, and service information. The training consists of lecture, demonstrations, and hands-on experience in this competency based program. This course will cover areas of study including: Safety, General Information, CNG/LPG Fuel Systems Inspection, EV Battery and Electrical Systems, Component and Line Fabrication, NFPA 52 and NEC Regulations, Driver Education and Lab Exercises. Upon completion of the course, each participant is required to pass a hands-on assessment at 100% and computer-based examination at 80%. Please note that this course is designed to prepare technicians for the Oklahoma State License Skill Assessments and Examination and is not an installation or fuel system diagnostic course. Participants have the opportunity to take the Oklahoma State License Exam and apply to the Oklahoma Department of Labor for state licensure once they have completed the course and passed all assessments and examinations.
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Stand Stall, Shop Small for OKC: WesTen District spotlight

Robin Jones, director of the WesTen District, thinks exploring the district is like an adult scavenger hunt—finding hidden gems and a few surprises, like her recent discovery of Cottonwood Creek Ranch, a 25-acre facility that develops world champion Morgan and Saddlebred horses and riders. “It was a chance conversation with a realtor who told me she’d just sold a 25-acre property and even though I drove by it every day, I had no idea,” remarked Jones.