Altus Times- RSS Feed Fri, 29 May 2015 21:37:40 EST 1800 Quality, quantity of crops still unknown According to Gary Strickland, OSU Extension educator, the quality and quantity of local wheat crops is still unknown. Strickland said that some of the wheat in the county, mainly in the south and southwest regions, were hail damaged. Other areas have... Fri, 29 May 2015 14:01:45 EST Human Trafficking Public Awareness Seminar to be held Thursday in Altus The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics will be hosting a Human Trafficking Public Awareness Seminar in Altus at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 4. The event will be held at the Southwest Technology Center, 711 West Tamarack Road. Fri, 29 May 2015 14:01:44 EST Pioneers win with 10th inning heroics The Western Pioneers are the only team remaining without a loss in the National Championship bracket. With some extra inning heroics and some perfect plate execution, Western is in the driver's seat for the title. Fri, 29 May 2015 14:01:43 EST Heading out in style 2015 Miss Altus Allie Ayers is traveling in style to compete in the Miss Oklahoma Pageant this coming week in Tulsa. Representing Wilmes Superstore, Dave Madl is shown presenting keys to a new car for Ayers' use while traveling to participate in... Fri, 29 May 2015 14:01:41 EST Water flowing over the dam Sue Hokanson, Quartz Mountain Nature Park, said that water is continuing to come into the lake at about 2,000 cubic feet per second. At the peak a couple of days ago, it was running in to the lake at 10,000 cubic feet per second. The Army Corp of... Fri, 29 May 2015 10:51:41 EST Bulldog Spring football in full swing It is a gross understatement to say there is an excitement on the practice field for Spring Football. This is no lighthearted, go through the motions type of Spring by no means. If it wasn't for an overcast, soon to rain again sky and a gentle... Fri, 29 May 2015 10:41:44 EST Girls leave tea empowered The First Annual I Am Abstinence Tea for sixth grade girls was held at the Altus Community Center on Monday, May 18. The event was hosted by Pathways Life Services in conjunction with Altus Intermediate School. Sixth grade girls from AIS, Navajo,... Fri, 29 May 2015 07:46:48 EST More rain, threat of flooding continues Another inch of rain fell on Altus overnight as a storm moved through the area around 2 a.m. Rain began falling again late this morning on top of saturated grounds and overflowing area lakes. Gates on the dam at Lake Lugert-Altus were opened today as... Fri, 29 May 2015 07:46:45 EST Mosquitos pose problem for Altus The increased rain has led to a lot of flash flooding over the recent weeks which has also increased the number and size of an unwanted pest, the mosquito. The pest makes it difficult to enjoy outdoor activities as well as raises health concerns... Fri, 29 May 2015 07:46:43 EST City pool gears up for summer The City of Altus Pool will open Monday, June 1, for the summer season. Hours of operation will be 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for open swim. The pool will be closed on Sundays and swim passes are available for... Wed, 27 May 2015 15:56:50 EST Every Hero has a story at the library The Southern Prairie Library System is pleased to announce the performance schedule for the 2015 Summer Library Program – “Every Hero Has a Story.” The programs will be held on... Wed, 27 May 2015 15:56:48 EST Blood Drive to be held at Community Center on Tuesday Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) donors at the Altus Community blood drive will receive four admissions to the Oklahoma City Zoo. Those who give Tuesday, June 2, between 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., at the... Wed, 27 May 2015 15:56:47 EST Day 1 of the Lady Bulldog basketball camp Day 1 of the Lady Bulldog basketball camp Wed, 27 May 2015 15:56:42 EST Supporting Miss Altus’ CAMO platform First National Bank in Altus has provided bracelets in support of Miss Altus' CAMO platform. Miss Altus 2015, Allie Ayers, platform warns of the dangers of distracted driving. This has been her passion since 2008 when her friend was killed in a... Wed, 27 May 2015 15:16:41 EST Western wins World Series opener The Pioneers won their first round matchup against Catawba Valley 15-5. Only one Pioneer went without a hit as Western banged out 15 hits. Not only does Western stay hot, but Chris Tapia is absolutely scorching the batter's box. If you recall,... Tue, 26 May 2015 12:11:44 EST Sacrifices recognized at ceremony VFW Post 4876 Commander John Coles, right, is joined by Senator Mike Schulz, left, and Altus Mayor Jack Smiley, center, in placing a wreath at Saturday's Memorial Day ceremony at the Altus cemetery. The ceremony was held Monday in recognition of... Tue, 26 May 2015 12:11:42 EST Bulldogs host skills camp The Altus Bulldogs are hosting a two day skills camp on Wednesday and Thursday this week. The camp time is fromto 2:30 p.m. both days. The cost of the camp is $50 per player. There will be a discount for families having multiple kids wanting to... Tue, 26 May 2015 12:11:41 EST Continued rain causes flash flooding Continued rains left over 5” of precipitation in Altus over the weekend. Of the 5 inches, 3-1/2 inches of it fell on Saturday. Over the past 14 days, 7 inches have fallen. Localized flash flooding caused some city streets to be impassable. The... Tue, 26 May 2015 11:06:41 EST Lake level reaches 60 percent The recent rains up in the watershed have water flowing in the North Fork of the Red River. Lake Altus-Lugert is still on the rise and might break break the 60% full level this week. The lake level is... Sat, 23 May 2015 12:31:41 EST Memorial Day events set in Altus on Monday Memorial Day is a United States Federal Holiday observed on the last Monday of May, this year on Monday, May 25. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. service members who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor... Sat, 23 May 2015 11:06:45 EST