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Navajo artists gain critical recognition

Three Navajo High School students were recognized by a panel of creative professionals, among 913 works of art across the state. more

DA named to state review board

District Attorney David Thomas has been appointed to serve a two-year term on the Oklahoma Child Death Review Board, representing southwest Oklahoma. more

Children’s Home resident wins big at Oklahoma Youth Expo

A vulnerable Oklahoma teenager has overcome the odds at the 2022 Oklahoma Youth Expo (OYE), where the 16-year-old orphan exhibited her breeding hog and won first place in her class and third place overall in the livestock show’s Purebred Duroc Gilt Division. more

Duke senior serves as Senate Page

Duke High School senior Corky Hall has completed a week of service as a page for Sen. Brent Howard, R-Altus. Hall served at the Capitol during the fifth week of session from March 7-10. more

Support Staff at each campus honored by Board

Main Street Altus named Growth Grant winner

Main Street Altus has been named one of the recipients of the 2022 Keep Oklahoma Beautiful and OG&E’s Growth Grant. more

Boys’ tennis takes 2nd place in home tournament

The home tennis tournament yielded a victory and top placings for the boys’ team. more

AHS men’s track looks strong for season

This Saturday the Altus High Track and Field men’s team will begin their 2022 season in Graham, Texas at the Possum Kingdom Relays. more

Young Lady Bulldogs open track season at Graham

Most years Coach Robert Garrison can look at his women’s track and field team and see a bunch of returners ready to go. more

New director at RSVP announced

Lanal Dabbs was named the new director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program in February. RSVP is one of the programs administered by the Southwest Oklahoma Community Action Group (SOCAG). more

Wigwam exhibit features Depression-era Native art

An exhibit of 32 paintings by Native American artist Stephen Mopope (1898-1974) is currently featured at the Wigwam, 121 W. Commerce Street. more

Court Clerk, deputies, box up files

The office of the Jackson County Court Clerk will move from the courthouse next week after the final docket on Friday. more

Law officers chase suspect at high speeds

Aaron Russell Miller, 31, was taken into custody Monday at around 8:30 p.m., after leading Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Altus Police and Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputies on a high-speed vehicle pursuit through Altus. more

Giant letter projects will welcome visitors to ALTUS

The Altus Rotary Club is partnering with the city of Altus and creating a fund raising drive for a project which will have a highly visible presence on the edge of town. more

Member to return to vacant council seat

Patricia Blackman will return to her seat on the Altus City Council, following a majority decision by the council of March 1. more

City Code: nothing passed, nothing changed by council

A large number of people were present for a public hearing at the Altus City Council meeting on March 1.   Many of those present were interested in the latest stage of the crash pad … more

City Council passes on prohibiting no-knock warrants

An agenda item prohibiting no-knock warrants was not approved at the March 1 Altus City Council meeting. more

Lady Indians toppled in first round of State

The Navajo Lady Indians fell to the Caddo Lady Bruins 50-39 in the first round of the State Tournament. more

Curtains to open on “Newsies” this week

The three-months-delayed and much anticipated AHS All School Production of "Newsies" will be performed Thursday and Friday, March 3-4 at 7 p.m. nightly, at the Eula B. Peterson Auditorium. $10 at the door. more

County officials settle into new premises

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