Altus Times- RSS Feed Sat, 28 Feb 2015 09:54:40 EST 1800 Wintry precipitation falling on much of state Another round of wintry weather started falling across much of Oklahoma this morning. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:46:44 EST Jr. Livestock Show Weigh Ins Begin Weigh-ins began this morning for the 2015 Jackson County Junior Livestock Show as snow began to fall at the Jackson County Expo Center. The show is being held today through Monday at the fairgrounds. Judging of Ewe and Market Lambs, followed by Meat... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:46:43 EST Wildfire risk report includes Altus According to new data released today by CoreLogic, nearly 900,000 single-family homes across 13 states in the western U.S. are currently designated at “High” or “Very High” risk for wildfire damage, representing a combined... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:46:42 EST SCHOOL CLOSINGS By 9:30 a.m., Western Oklahoma State College announced that they would be closing at 10 a.m. because of the weather. The Jackson County Courthouse was closed. Buses began running for Altus Schools at noon when classes were dismissed for the day. After... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:46:41 EST Basketball Postseason means baseball preseason … Basketball Postseason means baseball preseason … means wrestling postseason means spring football season means swimming postseason means golf, tennis, track and field, soccer, softball seasons. At least on the local level of the sporting world. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:56:41 EST A True Family Affair This year's Jr. Livestock Show, which starts tomorrow at the Expo Center, has an estimated 300 animals for entry. It's an exciting time for all the youth and families involved. There is one family with a long history connected to this event and they... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:51:47 EST Great Western Cattle Trail annual meeting to be held in Altus Members of the Oklahoma Chapter of the Great Western Cattle Trail Association met Saturday, Feb. 21 in the home of Sandra and LeRoy Jones in Mountain View to work on plans for the annual meeting of the National Great Western Cattle Trail Association. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:51:46 EST Duffy named Altus Schools Employee of the Month for February Christy Duffy was recognized on Wednesday as the February Employee of the Month for Altus Public Schools. Stockman's Bank President Danna Robinson was on hand to present the award and a $100 bill to Duffy. Christy, a 16-year employee of Altus... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:51:44 EST Local gymnasts finish first Whitaker's Extreme Gymnastics Competed in Carrollton Texas on Feb. 7, and in Arlington Texas on Feb. 21. Each gymnast from Whitaker's Xtreme Team performed at a high level which resulted in several awards. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:51:42 EST Water Solutions on the Horizon As many citizens of Altus are already aware, water has been on the minds of those in Altus and the surrounding area for the last few years. The City of Altus and other partners in the community have been working diligently to solve these issues, and,... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:41:41 EST Altus Times: We have an app (and more) for that Altus Times readers already know they can visit for the latest in local news, sports, and more, but did you know there is also an Altus Times app? You can download the app from the Google Play Store or iTunes for free, right to your... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:36:43 EST Bulldogs send 9 wrestlers to State AHS wrestlers head to the State Fair Grounds Arena this weekend for the wrestling state championships. 9 Bulldogs qualified for the state tournament. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:41:50 EST Area musicians chosen for Western Master Class with Whang Three lucky pianists from the Altus area will play for the Thursday, Feb. 26, 2:30 p.m. master class with Cameron University piano faculty and McMahon Endowed Chair in Music, Hyunsoon Wang at Western Oklahoma State College in the Herschal H. Crow Fine... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:41:48 EST Western tie down ropers dominate Long Round at KSU The Western Oklahoma State College Rodeo Team traveled to Kansas State University last weekend for the first college rodeo of the spring season. Quite obviously, the men's team came back strong from the winter break as... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:41:47 EST Free workshop on managing chronic health problems According to April Collom, Jackson County Health Educator, the Jackson County Health Department is offering a Living Longer, Living Stronger workshop in Altus next month. The free workshop will teach practical skills for managing chronic health... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:41:45 EST Cart stolen from golf course Altus Police are investigating a burglary and theft of a golf cart at the Altus Greens Golf Course, located on the east edge of Altus. Police believe the burglary occurred sometime early Saturday morning. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:41:44 EST Area Schools in Area Tournaments Area small schools have battled their way into the Area Tournaments. Tipton boys, Regional Champions, will face Ft. Cobb-Broxton Friday at 8 p.m. in Cache. The winner of that game immediately goes to State. On Thursday,... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:41:43 EST Jackson County 4-H Air Rifle Air Pistol State Contest Jackson County Shooter Sports Club, Air Rifle/Air Pistol division, attended the State 4-H Air Rifle Air Pistol competition on Jan. 31 at Kingfisher, OK. Jackson County 4-H had 4 youth participate in the event with all of them placing in their age... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:41:41 EST AHS swimboys are STATE CHAMPS The class 2014 -2015 5A swimming STATE CHAMPIONSHIP trophy rode the Bulldog blue charter bus to its new home in Altus this weekend. The Bulldogs performed above expectations as the boys broke records on their way to claim the title by over 100 team... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:41:41 EST 4-H group holds Rockin’ Rabbit Show The Rockin' Rabbit Club members held their 3rd Annual Rockin' Rabbit Show on Saturday, Feb. 14 at the Altus Expo Center. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:51:44 EST