The Clinton public works authority held an emergency meeting yesterday afternoon to address sewer main collapses. City manager Mark Skiles said raw sewage has been going to the waste water treatment plant and 200 feet of line needs to be replaced immediately. The city received bids on the project but trustee Jason Hulin said it should be left up to the city manager to use his spending authority. As such, the public works authority took no action on the bids.
The annual Western Oklahoma Wellness Expo is coming August 23rd at the Pioneer Cellular Event Center on the Weatherford campus of Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Weatherford Chamber of Commerce executive director Haley Kliewer says a variety of vendors will have their products and services on display at the 31st annual Western Oklahoma Wellness Expo.
Representative Harold Wright of Weatherford was the guest speaker at the Weatherford economic development meeting yesterday, where he shared his thoughts on the Lawter Road project. The project has been on hold for several months and is now in the re-design phase.
Invenergy L.L.C. from Denver, CO is constructing a new wind farm in Western Oklahoma, says Weatherford Economic Development Director Yolanda Creswell. No timetable has been announced for construction.
The Weatherford school district is preparing to move into their new administration building next month says District Superintendent Chad Wilson. Administration offices will be moving into the new building on Cypress in the first week of July.
A Weatherford school administrator has been recognized with an award says District Superintendent Chad Wilson. The announcement was made during this week's meeting of the Weatherford School Board of Education.
Weatherford police chief Louis Flowers says Justin Bushong has been named D.A.R.E. officer of the year in Oklahoma. He was presented the award last week.
Weatherford police had an interesting run-in with a deer that jumped through the window of a home on Camelot yesterday, says police chief Louis Flowers. Once inside the home, the deer broke a mirror and lamp. He says the deer got into a bedroom and laid down. It was tranquilized and taken back to the wild.
Clinton City Manager Mark Skiles says negotiations are underway for a flight simulator in the terminal of Clinton Regional Airport. The simulator is something that will set the airport apart from others.
The fiscal year 2019/2020 budget has been adopted by the Elk City commission this week. City Manager Lee Litterell says the spending plan includes a hike in water, sewer, sanitation and landfill utility rates. Adjustments made to the budget just prior to approval include an additional $875,000 for lighting work at the airport and just over $87,000 for a drainage study around Elk City.