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Tulsa Rocketry rocket launches return to Pawhuska

Tulsa Rocketry and the Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce have announced that High Frontier 17, an amateur rocket launch event, will take place at the Pawhuska Municipal Airport on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25-26. The event was not held in 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns, but it is now scheduled to...
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Late Summer Storm Causes Damage, Power Outages In Tulsa

A late summer storm left tree damage and power outages in Tulsa Wednesday night. The storm hit around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, in about a two-mile area in Tulsa, knocking down trees with winds that got up to about 60 miles per hour. PSO shows around 1,500 customers still don’t have...
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Oklahoma woman grows 1,097 pound pumpkin, breaks state records

CLAREMORE, Okla. — A pumpkin grown in Oklahoma is breaking state records. It weight over 1,000 pounds and has become the largest pumpkin ever grown in the state’s history. Amber Harrison, also known as “The Pumpkin Mom” on Facebook grew the pumpkin near Elk City. She says her family pitched in, and it took a while to grow. She says at last check, it weighed 1,097 pounds.
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World War II Veteran Takes Dream Flight Aboard Restored Boeing Biplane

A World War II veteran got a once-in-a-lifetime chance to take a dream flight on a restored biplane. Roderick “Buddy” Fernandez was chosen as part of Operation September Freedom program that gives veterans free plane rides. Wednesday morning, Buddy took off from the Jones Riverside Airport in Tulsa aboard a...

Customers prepare to pay expensive heating costs from February cold snap

Tulsa, Okla. (KTUL) — The time is coming to pay back those expensive heating bills from the February cold storm. Public Service Company of Oklahoma says the company picked up $668 million in extraordinary fuel and purchase power costs. Stan Whiteford, spokesperson for PSO, says the company is waiting for...

BA Public Schools Exceeds in Energy Savings

Much attention is paid at Broken Arrow Public Schools to energy use. By implementing an innovative energy conservation program, the organization has significantly cut energy use saving more than $3 million in less than five years. The focus on conservation comes from Broken Arrow Public Schools’ partnership with Cenergistic, a...

Tulsa Rig Iron Hosts Rep. Hern at ‘I Make America’ at Keifer Facility

Tulsa Rig Iron (TRI), designer and manufacturer of mud pumps, mud recycling systems and more, recently welcomed U.S. Rep. Kevin Hern (R-Okla.) to its manufacturing facility in Kiefer, Oklahoma for an “I Make America” event, a grassroots campaign of The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) which advocates for policies that support manufacturing jobs and help America’s equipment manufacturers compete globally.
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Public comment, rate case hearing set for additional electric bill increase sought by PSO

A public comment session and a separate rate case hearing are scheduled later this month for an electrical cost increase sought by Public Service Company of Oklahoma. PSO on April 30 announced it was seeking $700 million for new investments, including strengthening the electrical grid and additional technology upgrades to provide customers with new service options.
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Ross Group Contracting awarded $10.5 million Naval contract

A Tulsa-based company has been awarded a $10,561,780 construction contract through the U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command. Ross Group Contracting was hired for the design and repair of hydrant fuel system and pavement at Travis Air Force Base in California. The work will be performed in Fairfield, California, and is expected to be completed by September 2022.

OG&E crews work to restore power after Hurricane Ida

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — Even before Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana, OG&E crews were already on their way to assist. They arrived on Aug. 29th, to Jefferson Parish, in and around Metairie, to help restore power to Entergy Louisiana customers. OG&E provided a status of their response effort in...