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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

State GOP speakers headline Altus forum

Police chase suspect on foot

While on patrol Tuesday morning, around 8:00 a.m., an Altus police officer recognized an individual who was wanted on a felony arrest warrant through the Jackson County District Court. The … more

Mayor proclaims Citizenship Week in Altus

Citizenship Week will hereafter be Sept. 13-17 in Altus, by proclamation of Mayor Robert Garrison. Mayor Garrison presented the proclamation at a meeting of an immigration and naturalization … more

VFW Post 4876 receives award

AHS names new head football coach

Dusty Davis has been named the Head Coach for Altus High School Bulldog Football.  Coach Davis took command of the Bulldogs on Monday, Sept. 13. He has been teaching and coaching at Altus … more

Council encourages citizens to follow CDC guide

The Altus City Council passed a resolution encouraging citizens to follow recommendations of the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) for prevention of the spread of Covid. The unanimous decision came … more

US Cong. Lucas visits Altus, shares thoughts

US Congressman Frank Lucas visited Altus on Sept. 7 to talk to his District 3 constituency about current affairs and legislative priorities. An informal group of local leaders met the congressman … more

New owner takes control at Red River Aviation

Red River Aviation based at the Altus Quartz Mountain Regional Airport will be climbing to a higher altitude under new ownership. Bryan Patzkowski, owner of the operation since 2009 announced his … more

GOP town hall meeting set for Sept. 20

A Town Hall meeting, sponsored by the Jackson County GOP, will be held Monday, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Altus City Auditorium, 201 E. Commerce. Walk-ins are welcome. Guest speakers include … more

Local church to provide transportation to Franklin Graham event

Franklin Graham, the son of the legendary and widely known evangelist Billy Graham, will be speaking in Amarillo, Texas on September 26 as a part of the Route 66 God Loves You Tour.  Graham … more
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