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Annual Easter egg hunt set at Missile Park

The annual Easter egg hunt will be hosted by the City of Altus the day before Easter, Saturday, April 16. Family-friendly festivities and events begin at 11 a.m. The Egg Hunt starts at 1 … more

Altus Public Schools hosts first Employee Alumni Day

Forty-eight employee alumni of Altus Public Schools were hosted with a tour of campus sites on Saturday, March 26. Superintendent Roe Worbes gave the opening address at the almost completely … more

FSA information & outreach meeting planned for April 14

The Jackson County Farm Service Agency (FSA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and the Jackson County Conservation District will conduct an outreach meeting to discuss current & new … more

Workshop topic to focus on sexual assault

“Preventing Sexual Assault: It’s time to talk about what we don’t talk about,” is the title of the U-Night workshop, to be held Thursday, April 14. Meet and greet with … more

Grant expands to include extra 1.57 mil

A public hearing was held March 24 at the Altus City Council meeting, involving expansion of services under a 2020 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). An additional 1,570,000 has been awarded to Altus to help those affected by Covid recover financially. more

Granite prisoner escapee captured in Altus Tuesday

Frank Logan, 56, an escaped inmate from the Oklahoma State Reformatory in Granite, was taken into custody by Altus Police on Tuesday morning. Altus Police Chief Tim Murphy said officers responded … more

Police officer honored for saving life

The honorable Life Saving Award was presented to Altus Police Officer Quinten Chedester at the recent City Council meeting. more

AHS sophomore makes All State Choir

Kymanee Otaniyi, sophomore at Altus High School, has earned the honor of making All State Choir, a program of the Oklahoma Music Educators Association (OKMEA). Her choir director, Nick Young, said it … more

Homeschooled high school junior serves as Senate page

Homeschooled high school junior Audrey Gagna has completed a week of service as a page for Sen. Brent Howard, R-Altus. more

Southwest Oklahoma delegation mourns loss of Comanche County firefighter, commends bravery of first responders

Senate and House members representing southwestern Oklahoma released the following statement, mourning the death of Edgewater Park Firefighter April Partridge on Sunday and commending the hundreds of firefighters in the region who have responded to wildfires in recent days more

Pulled from the earth yesterday, on the table tomorrow

Students are receiving the benefits of fresh produce in their diets because of the Farm to School program of Altus Public Schools. more

Firefighter fatality under investigation

Photo and announcement courtesy of Comanche County/Lawton Emergency Management Facebook Page A wildfire near Lake Ellsworth in Comanche claimed the life of a firefighter on Sunday. more

Law officers nab fleeing suspect after crash

An Amarillo, Tx. man suffered injuries from a one vehicle accident Thursday afternoon after leading local law enforcement on a high speed chase. more

Local couple to be honored by arts foundation

Ken and Mary Ann Fergeson of Altus will receive the John and Joy Reed Belt Award from the Harding Fine Arts Academy Foundation. The Fergesons are among others who will be honored Monday, March 28 … more

Wildfire burns 15 acres, devours rural home

Sparks fed a fire which quickly grew out of control, racing north and destroying a home on Sunday, March 13. more

Brady-Lee named APS Support Employee of the Year

Altus Vice Mayor Roberta Brady-Lee, center, was named Support Employee of the Year for Altus Public Schools. more
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