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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

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

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
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