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Navajo grad 1 of 29 students accepted into SWOSU College of Pharmacy

Nathan James Cross of Altus (Navajo) has been accepted and is enrolled in the Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) College of Pharmacy in Weatherford. Cross is the son of Greg and Ronna … more

Sen. McCortney says allowing schools to give opioid overdose med could save lives

State Sen. Greg McCortney has filed legislation to add school nurses or other designated employees to those who can administer life-saving opiate antagonists. Currently, state law includes … more

Oklahoma premiere of ‘Church & State’ produced by Lawton Community Theatre

LAWTON, Okla. — The Oklahoma premiere of “Church & State” will be produced by Lawton Community Theatre Feb. 1-3 and 7-10 at the theater, 1316 NW Bell, in Lawton, … more

Students learn about substance abuse effects

Staff Report Forty percent of students surveyed in the sixth, eighth, 10th and 12th grades say they had consumed alcohol within their lifetime, according to a recently released survey of an area … more

School board Pledge

Rubi Ruiz, a fourth grade student at Rivers Elementary School, led the Altus Public Schools Board of Education in the Pledge of Allegiance Monday night at the board’s regularly scheduled … more

Swearing in court reporters

Supreme Court Justice Richard Darby of Altus was home Monday to swear in district judges and court reporters. Here, he swears in court reporters, from the left, Robin Leverett, Roma Weinkauf and … more

Cain responds to ‘golden parachute’ claim

The Altus City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the Altus Municipal Complex, 509 S. Main St. Councilmember Diane Landers and Mayor Jack Smiley were not present for the meeting. … more

Crime report Jan. 10-16

Arrests Thursday, Jan. 10 Kelsey Harrell, 25, violation of bond condition. Friday, Jan. 11 Luis Perez, 37, domestic assault and battery. Saturday, Jan. 12 Tanner Biddy, 27, … more

Teacher of the Year makes math come alive, relevant for students

It’s no secret that Staci Cope always wanted to be a teacher. In fact, she said it was “a calling from God.” After all, her parents, stepdad and aunts were all teachers and it … more

Join Unity
For Our
Community walk on

If you’re wondering how you can make an impact on helping bring different segments of the population together in Altus, you can join the Unity For Our Community walk on Monday, Martin Luther … more

Western reverse transfer degrees provide
unique opportunities

Students across the state of Oklahoma have had the opportunity to complete their associate’s degree through the reverse transfer program for nearly 10 years. One of Western Oklahoma State … more

Miss Altus scheduled for Feb. 9

Those attending Miss Altus Feb. 9 will notice a few changes, including a name change. The Miss Altus Pageant is now called the Miss Altus Competition and the contestants are now referred to as … more

Auditions for Summer Arts Institute coming to Altus

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — The Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain is currently accepting online applications and scheduling auditions for the state’s premier arts academy for … more

Legislation filed modifying gun law for felon passengers

OKLAHOMA CITY – Legislation was filed Thursday to keep felons from being unfairly punished for riding in vehicles with drivers legally carrying a firearm. Senate Bill 46 is authored by Sen. … more

Cope named district’s Teacher of the Year

Staci Cope was announced as the Altus Public Schools Teacher of the Year Monday during the school district’s monthly board of education meeting. Cope teaches fifth grade math at Altus … more

County sees increase in monthly tax collection

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday, Jan. 14, at the Jackson County Courthouse, 101 N. Main St. to discuss monthly tax collections, cleaning out a waterway in … more

Succession of judges?

Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Richard Darby, right, congratulates District 3 Judge Brad Leverett after swearing him in Monday to his new office. Ironically, Darby was appointed to fill a Supreme … more

Remember When

Altus Police Chief Mike Patterson (left) honors Steve Roberts, Lt. Scott Young, and Capt. Tim Murphy circa 2000 for bravery and avoiding confrontation. In July 1999, Ray Minst (left) won officer … more

City honors Gene Leister’s 39 years of service

Gene Leister was honored Tuesday night at the Altus City Council meeting. He worked 39 years at the City of Altus at the water plant. In 1993, he became the manager of the water plant. During his … more

Farm Bureau members set policy for 2019

Extension services, the agriculture sales tax exemption and feral hogs were issues prioritized by Oklahoma Farm Bureau members as they worked to set the organization’s 2019 policy on Saturday, … more
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