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Wind farm clean up plan in Oklahoma announced

OKLAHOMA CITY – The owner of a dilapidated Oklahoma Panhandle wind farm has presented plans to clean up the most dangerous of the wind turbine towers. The Oklahoman reports the plans are to address dangerously broken-down towers and turbines of the KODE Novus I and II wind farm near Guymon, Oklahoma. Owner Olympia Renewable Platform LLC has hired a contractor to remove broken blades from seven towers and topple a couple of others topped with burned-out generator nacelles. The company assured the repair work could begin next month and take 20 to 30 days to complete, depending on wind conditions.
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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...
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Marijuana top crop in Oklahoma, concerns on the rise

LONGDALE, OK — Over the last six to eight months, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics (OBN) said Oklahoma has seen a huge influx of marijuana growers coming to the state, including both legal and criminal organizations. Mark Woodward is the OBN public information officer and said he credits that to...
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Guest column: ADA looks to put southern Oklahoma aviation in the spotlight

We have officially passed the halfway point of 2021. It has been a busy year so far and things will not be slowing down any time soon. As I do every summer, I am preparing to attend the annual EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. In normal years, AirVenture is typically attended by a half million people from around the globe over eight days. The 2019 AirVenture was visited by over 640,000 people from 93 countries. Throughout the week in Oshkosh, the Oklahoma team will meet with companies in attendance to talk about the benefits of moving part, or all, of their operations to Oklahoma. As the second largest industry in Oklahoma, aviation and aerospace supports over $43.7 billion in economic activity statewide.
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Oklahomans Reflect On Historic Space Launch, With Wally Buck On Board

A historic space launch Tuesday morning marks the beginning of commercial space travel, as Amazon founder Jeff Bezos launched himself and three others into the atmosphere. This moment feels historic for a long legacy of Oklahomans whose lives have been dedicated to the final frontier. Oklahoma has a long history...
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Oklahoma sues federal agency over coal mining oversight

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma is suing the U.S. Department of the Interior over the federal agency’s plan to strip Oklahoma of its jurisdiction to regulate coal mining on tribal reservations, Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Monday. The lawsuit, filed last week in federal court in Oklahoma City, names as defendants...
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OSU Extension warns against spread of imported fire ants

Farmers and ranchers in southern Oklahoma are being urged to follow regulations when selling or donating hay to prevent the spread of imported fire ants. The Oklahoma State University Extension recently issued a news release on the issue, saying Pittsburg County has been added to the USDA’s list of fire ant quarantine areas.
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Oklahoma State University Alumna Makes History With Trip To Space

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos blasted off aboard his Blue Origin rocket at 8 a.m. Tuesday morning in the west Texas desert. Three others were by his side, including an 82-year-old woman who graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1960. Wally Funk has been waiting for this mission for 60 years....
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Oklahoma sues feds over loss of coal oversight on reservation

COAL: Oklahoma sues the U.S. Interior Department over its plans to strip the state of its jurisdiction to regulate surface coal mining within the Muscogee Nation reservation after a 2020 U.S. Supreme Court decision. (Associated Press) ALSO:. • Researchers use a federal grant to determine if minerals for making solar...