Farmers and ranchers will soon see some more CARES Act funding kick in. The new website should be up Monday and applications can begin on Tuesday, according to ranch owner and Rural Conservation and Economic Development Board Member Mary Chris Barth.


OKLAHOMA CITY — State and construction officials Wednesday celebrated the opening of the Capitol’s new state-of-the-art visitor entrance.

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) praised the passage of his bipartisan legislation to improve STEM education for rural schools today. STEM refers to science, technology, engineering, math, and computer science, and strong STEM education is critical to America’s economic growth.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government outlined a sweeping plan Wednesday to make vaccines for COVID-19 available for free to all Americans, even as polls show a strong undercurrent of skepticism rippling across the land.


The Boomers built a 4-0 lead and held on in the seventh inning to defeat Guymon 4-3 in District 5A-2 softball action at the WHS field on Tuesday.

While keeping a close eye on COVID-19, don't forget about the influenza virus - most commonly called the flu.

OKLAHOMA CITY — A House lawmaker said Tuesday he plans to propose a bill protecting a controversial therapy practice that aims to counsel away same-sex attractions in lesbian, gay and transgender Oklahomans.

OKLAHOMA CITY – On the heels of a devastating weekend for law enforcement officers after the brutal attack on two police officers in Los Angeles, Sen. Casey Murdock, R-Felt, plans to file legislation later this fall that will classify any targeted assault or threat to a law enforcement officer, first responder, national guardsman or military service member as a hate crime.

Here is The Associated Press' Oklahoma high school football poll with first place votes in parentheses, records, points and ranking in last week's poll, records through September 14. Points for classes A through 5A based on 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 scoring. Points for 6A (Division I & II), classes B and C based on 5-4-3-2-1 scoring.


The United Fund of Woodward dominated the Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Monday. According to President Kelli Seacat, the fund has a lofty goal of $134,500 this year. Last year the same goal was met and exceeded by 101 percent.

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UPDATE:Andrew Townsend, a local student who had been reported missing, has been found and is back with his family, Woodward Public Schools announced on its Facebook page.

BETHANY - Gray Adams connected with Jared Malaska for a 20-yard touchdown pass with 2:08 left as the host Broncos edged the Boomers 22-16 here Friday night.

Usually when the words "Oklahoma", "Texas", and "Team" are used in the same sentence, there are upside down university logos involved. This time, the partnership is a matter of life and death.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Without more federal support, nursing homes and long-term care facilities nationwide are on the precipice of financial ruin and closure, advocates for aging service providers said Wednesday.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) has released revised guidance to support long-term care facilities’ efforts to balance the need to protect residents from COVID-19 and ensure healthy social and emotional connections with family and friends during the ongoing pandemic.

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Amid regular business and agreement approvals at the Woodward City Commission meeting Tuesday evening was tucked in a discussion about diversity concerns being brought to officials from community members.

September marks Hunger Action Month, a season that brings awareness to the issue of hunger in America. Sept. 10 is Hunger Action Day when hunger-relief advocates can focus their energy to re-ignite a commitment of providing food with dignity for every Oklahoman who is in need. The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, along with their parent organization, Feeding America, provides meaningful ways for everyone to engage.

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Oklahoma reported the fourth-highest rate of test positivity for COVID-19 in the country in the seven-day period ending Friday, the White House Coronavirus Task Force said in its latest report, which again urged the state to take further action to slow the virus’ spread.


News reports of the Braum’s facility fire in Tuttle being caused by wet hay may have people wondering how something wet can combust, but it is all a matter of chemistry.


The newest Woodward County numbers had not been updated by the Oklahoma State Department of Health as of the County Commission meeting Tuesday morning, according to Emergency Management Director Matt Lehenbauer.

Woodward Public Schools join more than 130 other school districts across the state in claiming funding through the state’s Learn Anywhere Oklahoma initiative that launched last month. Learn Anywhere Oklahoma is an initiative by Governor Kevin Stitt to provide affordable digital curriculum to…

Despite the president’s advice on the upcoming election, Oklahomans who try to vote twice in a single election could find themselves facing serious legal consequences, state and local officials said.

High Plains Technology Center announced on its Facebook page Tuesday that it is now operating in Phase II (Orange) of the Oklahoma COVID-19 Alert System.

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