Beckham County Fire Departments respond to Texas Panhandle and western Oklahoma fires
Massive fires broke out on Tuesday across the Texas Panhandle and several Oklahoma counties that border the state. Because of the chaos, multiple communities and two states plagued by the fire, it is still unclear how many acres burned. The highest report that this reporter has seen as of 10 pm on Wednesday was approximately 850,000 acres, but that official was clear that it really cannot be known. The cause of the fire or fires is also not yet known. One report indicated thirteen homes were burned on the Oklahoma side, but again, that number is not confirmed. The number of confi rmed homes on the Texas side will be larger, but no numbers are coming out of that.
Canute High School student crowned Miss Route 66
A 15-year-old Canute High School student earned the prestigious title of Miss Route 66 last week. Taylor Sullivan is the daughter of Frank and Patsy Sullivan. The victory also earned her the privilege of participating in the Miss Oklahoma Teen pageant. The program is a part of the Miss American System, which gives out tens of thousands in annual scholarship money.
Blown Tire Causes Single Vehicle Wreck Near Elk City
An Arizona woman was hospitalized after wrecking her Jeep Wrangler near Elk City Thursday morning. According to the collision report provided by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 10:22 a.m. on Interstate 40, 2 miles west of Elk City when the 2007 Jeep Wrangler had a blowout, causing 39-year-old Angelica Garza of Rio Rico, Arizona to lose control of the vehicle. As a result the Jeep departed the road tot he left, entered the median and rolled a 1/4 time onto its side.
Ranch history in oils and artifacts: The Metcalfe Museum opens for spring
The Washita River cuts through tough soil on this side of the Oklahoma-Texas border beside an 1890's homestead whose history is illustrated in all kinds of ways.
Crews Respond To Butler Church Fire
Fire crews battled a church fire near Butler and thanks to their efforts and the weather they may have prevented another bad wildfire from spreading. The fire occurred at the German Free Will Baptist Church northwest of the Custer County community at noon on Thursday and saw crews from the Butler, Leedey, Custer City, Clinton, and Weatherford Fire Departments respond to put out the blaze before it could spread to a nearby pasture.
Beckham County Task Force Continues to Help with Texas Fires
The Beckham County Task Force has returned after providing aid in battling the massive wildfires in the Texas Panhandle, but according to officials – the job is far from done. Elk City Fire Chief Kyle Chervenka says the task force has been deployed three times this week and is...
Wildfires in Western Oklahoma burned 13 homes, 4 injuries reported
OKLAHOMA (KOKH) — The State Emergency Operations Center continues its response to Monday's and Tuesday's wildfires in Western Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) is working with multiple state agencies to bring relief and resources to Oklahomans impacted by the fires. According to the Oklahoma State Department...
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ECHS Student Serves as Senate Page
Elk City High School senior Jackson Ivester recently spent a week at the Capitol in Oklahoma City learning the art of legislating. Ivester served as a page for the state Senate from Monday, February 12 through Thursday, February 15. Ivester’s sponsoring senator was Brent Howard—who represents Oklahoma’s Senate District 38,...
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Second Robbery Suspect Sought
The Clinton Police Department has identified Lorenzo Cruz as the second suspect in the armed robbery that occurred Monday. Cruz remains at large as authorities continue the search for him. According to CPD Capt. Shane Harrelson, Cruz is described as a Hispanic male, 5-foot-6, weighing approximately 115 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. The CPD is asking Clinton residents for any information on Cruz's whereabouts. If any individuals have seen him or know where he might be, they may call the CPD at (580) 323-2323.
Headstone heartache as one family waits nearly two years for headstone
A family near Elk City has been waiting nearly two years for their mother’s headstone to be placed at her gravesite. The end of the waiting though, could soon be coming.
Elk City Carnegie Library Offers Online High School Diploma Program for Local Adults
Elk City Carnegie Library is providing adults aged 25 and above an opportunity to earn a high school diploma through Gale Presents: Excel Adult High School. This program, offered by Gale, a part of Cengage Group, allows adults to earn their high school diploma online and prepare for college or employment. It aims to assist adults without a high school diploma, especially during economic downturns and crises like the COVID-19 pandemic.
David Payne's Tuesday Evening Forecast
Breaking News: Wildfires rage across Ellis, Roger Mills, and Beaver Counties, with homes destroyed and evacuations in Gage and Shattuck. Firefighters battle fierce flames fueled by 60 mph winds. Stay tuned for live updates from the front lines as communities face this life-threatening blaze.
Class B Girls Quarterfinals Recap & Tonight’s Boys Schedule
Hammon Prevails Over Mt. View-Gotebo in Class B Girls Quarterfinals. In the first game of the Class B Girls Quarterfinals, Hammon secured a hard-fought victory against Mt. View-Gotebo with a final score of 47-42. Henley West’s dominant performance, amassing 25 points, 16 rebounds, 5 blocks, and 3 steals, powered the Lady Warriors to success. Despite Makiah Quetone’s 17 points for Mt. View-Gotebo, Hammon emerged victorious.
Water Main Leak Likely Caused by “Air Hammer”
City crews spent several hours recently repairing a water main leak underneath Country Club Boulevard in front of the old Northeast Elementary School building. Traffic was blocked on Country Club between Colorado Avenue and Van Buren Avenue as City personnel worked from about 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, February 22, repairing a water main that, at times, looked like a geyser shooting water several feet into the air.
The Wildflower offers new shopping option
A new flower shop has graced the town of Cordell with a colorful new blossom of fresh and silk flowers, women’s attire ranging from edgy to business casual, jewelry, fragrances, detergents, decor, and much more. Following its grand opening on February 9th, The Wildflower, owned by local entrepreneur Lauren Geisler, has fun plans to appeal to community residents of all ages.
Hook Family Endowment Established at SWOSU
Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) with locations in Weatherford, Sayre, and Yukon has announced the establishment of the Hook Family Endowment. The new endowment has been generously funded by longtime SWOSU benefactors Carl and Sandra Hook of Norman. The endowment will provide scholarships support in perpetuity to SWOSU students of the Junior and/or Senior classifications who are studying in the SWOSU Department of Math and the SWOSU Department of Chemistry & Physics.
TRICARE beneficiaries in Ellis, Roger Mills Counties may get emergency Rx refills
TRICARE beneficiaries in Ellis and Roger Mills Counties may receive emergency prescription refills.
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