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Final KC-46 delivery completes Base’s fleet

The arrival of the eighth, and last, KC-46 Pegasus aircraft at Altus Air Force Base (AAFB) was marked with a ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 6. VIP’s, Airmen and civilians gathered at the base … more

Behind every great pumpkin there’s a great patch

From the warty gourds to the Cinderella pumpkins, there’s a gourd for everyone at Sweet Pickins Pumpkin Patch. Word is out. Families descend on the farm of Tyler and Destinie Cobb north of … more

City agrees to plan for changes to ACA school zone

Steps were taken by the Altus City Council last week to address traffic pattern problems near Altus Christian Academy. A motion was approved for a plan to be outlined by City Manager Gary Jones, … more

Councilman explains his “no” vote on base ramp closure

On Oct. 5, 2021, Council voted 5-4 to temporarily close the northbound on-ramp leading to the Main Gate at Altus Air Force Base (AAFB) on Veterans Drive.This item did not come from city staff or a … more

City to collect household hazardous waste Nov. 6

The City of Altus is hosting an event to collect household hazardous waste.   The event will be held at the Altus Quartz Mountain Regional Airport’s Hangar 36, which is the … more

Oklahoma gas prices are rising

Oklahoma gas prices have risen 4.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.90/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,294 stations in Oklahoma. Gas prices in Oklahoma are 7.1 … more

Details of alleged murder emerge in court documents

More details of the murder of Daniel Cory Bustamante have been revealed in the court documents filed pursuant to the arrest of Jason Michael Amador, 18, on a felony charge of murder. According to … more

Growing rural Oklahoma by raising entrepreneurs

When my wife, Lisa, had an idea for a business years ago, we had no idea where to go for start-up advice. Fast forward ten years, and it's so refreshing to see Oklahoma investing in its entrepreneur … more

Take a proactive approach to wildfire season

The 2021 wildfire season is here, and while fires rage out west, Oklahomans also need to stay alert. Oklahoma’s official wildfire season runs from November through March when plant life and … more

Rep. Kendrix to speak at local GOP meeting

The public is invited to attend the Jackson County GOP Republican meeting on Monday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. at the Museum of the Western Prairie, located at 1100 Memorial Drive in Altus.  The … more

Altus businesses recognized by Oklahoma Main Street

Gunkel Law Group took the top prize for Best Business Practices at the 32nd annual Oklahoma Main Street awards banquet on Sept. 20. Making the trip to the event in Oklahoma City were about 24 … more

WOSC and City of Altus Honored with Business Partnership Excellence Award

Western Oklahoma State College (WOSC) and the City of Altus were recognized with a Business Partnership Excellence Award by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.  The award program … more

We want your vote!

Main Street Altus is vying for a $25,000 cash prize in a Main Street national contest. The organization will recognize America’s Main Streets and their “Road to … more

Dream of new playground comes true at Olustee-Eldorado Elementary

A brand new playground ensemble piece was installed at Olustee-Eldorado, the result of years’ worth of determined fund raising by students. The occasion was celebrated with an official Fun … more

Arrest made by Altus Police

A Texas man has been arrested by Altus Police for the shooting death of Cory Daniel Bustamante on Sept. 23. Jason Amador, 18, is being held at the Jackson County Jail on charges of First Degree … more

OSDH District 5 ready to give Pfizer booster shots

Thousands of Southwest Oklahomans are set to roll up their sleeves to get a Covid vaccine booster shot. more

Annual chili cook-off set for Oct. 2

Farm Fest, the annual favorite chili cook-off hosted by Main Street Altus, will be Saturday, Oct. 2. Tasting begins at 11 a.m. downtown and prizes are awarded at 2 p.m., with trophies and cash … more

Deadline nears for BIG grant applications

Applications for Business Improvement Grants (BIG) are due by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30. Applications may be submitted at the Altus Chamber of Commerce office, 301 W. Commerce. The grants … more

Suspect jailed after allegedly forcing entry

An Altus man sits in the Jackson County Jail on charges of first degree burglary and damage to property. Police responded to a call at an apartment at 1021 Falcon Road, Sunday morning at around … more

World of watercolors on Wigwam’s walls

The NBC Wigwam Gallery welcomes a new exhibit this month, “Watercolors: The Basics of the Watercolor Medium,” which runs through Nov. 12. The Wigwam is located at 121 W. Commerce … more
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