The Woodward News

Local News

January 23, 2013

County holds regular meeting

Woodward, Okla. — County Commissioners heard an information request from Doug Eagon on Jan 22 in regards to the proposed renovation plans to the Woodward County Fairgrounds.

One of Eagon's concerns focused on the legality of the appointed fairgrounds improvement task force created in regards to the proposed fairgrounds improvement discussions that have been taking place. Eagon was concerned that the task force might have met without posting notice to the public, and in doing so may have violated the Open Meetings Act.

District 1 Commissioner Tommy Roedell said, "We appreciate you bringing this to our attention, we will confer with the Assistant District Attorney and move forward from there."

Commissioners also discussed a number of other things about the project with Eagon.

The board also took action on a request from the Braun Family Trust for Rezoning a tract of land located northeast of the West Woodward Airport.

The representative of the Braun Family Trust present at the meeting, Mick Matheson, said they had rezoned 80 acres near the proposed rezoning area and sold it, and that they wanted to do the same for this tract of land.

District 3 Commissioner Vernie Matt said he had heard concerns that the land might be sold to a salvage yard or recycling facility. Matheson said that they had been approached by a sand blasting company interested in purchasing the property, but that to his knowledge no discussion of turning the land into a salvage yard had taken place.

The board approved the request with the option to reevaluate the decision if the land was to be sold to a salvage or junk yard.

Finally the board approved the allocation of alcohol beverage tax for January as well as the annual jail commissary report for 2012.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • House sends income tax cut to governor

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Legislation that would trim Oklahoma's personal income tax rate when state revenue improves was approved by the House on Wednesday in spite of objections that it's irresponsible in the face of critical education, health care and transportation needs.
     

    April 24, 2014

  • FOP to host debate for candidates

    Woodward's Fraternal Order of Police chapter is sponsoring a debate on May 20 between the two candidates hoping to become the next District 26 District Attorney.

    April 24, 2014

  • Movie premiere Thursday

    A film company interested in continuing a trend of production in the area will screen their latest full length film "Wichita" Thursday (April 24) at the Woodward Arts Theatre at 7 p.m.

    April 24, 2014

  • Personal security focus of weekend class for women

    Self-defense and personal security does not always include a physical altercation.
    The mind can often help you prevail in a potentially dangerous situation.

    April 23, 2014

  • Testing woes frustrating for students

    On Monday, Woodward 7th grader Taylor Harrison sat straight and tense in front of the computer, but she felt prepared.

    April 23, 2014

  • DSC_5249.JPG Fire units on scene of tank battery fire

    A tank battery fire that started at an oilfield disposal site northwest of Woodward early Wednesday morning continues to burn.

    April 23, 2014 3 Photos

  • City, county commissions meet

    Roundup of Monday's Woodward city and county commission meetings.

    April 22, 2014

  • Boomers win 2 in Alva festival

    The Boomer baseball team had its most successful day of the season  since March with a pair of wins in the Alva Festival on Saturday.

    April 22, 2014

  • Glitches prompt suspension of testing

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's public schools superintendent suspended online testing across the state on Monday after middle and high school students systemwide experienced disruptions during high-stakes standardized tests for the second consecutive year.

    April 22, 2014

  • Mooreland Art Show Saturday

    MOORELAND--There will be a lot of talent on display at the 28th annual Mooreland Spring Arts and Crafts Show.

    April 22, 2014

Business Marquee
AP Video
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Stocks