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A wind turbine blade passes through the U.S. Highway 60 construction zone 10 miles east of Pawhuska last week en route to the Osage Wind development site 20 miles west of town. Approximately two miles east of the pictured location, work was recently completed on the Flanagan South oil pipeline project — which crosses 50 miles of Osage County on its 600-mile route from central Illinois to Cushing. Mike Erwin/Journal-Capital


Dec 17, 2014 12:12pm

TULSA — After learning the excavations they deemed “improper” had already been finished, federal attorneys have withdrawn their request for an injunction that would have temporarily halted...

Scotty Ray Gilkey

Remaining charges dropped against former football coach

Dec 17, 2014 12:12pm

The last remaining embezzlement charges against Scotty Ray Gilkey were dismissed Friday, more than two years after allegations related to the charges prompted his removal as Pawhuska High School...

Sen. Eddie Fields

Fields tabbed to chair agriculture committee

Dec 17, 2014 12:12pm

OKLAHOMA CITY — Top leadership positions for the 55th Oklahoma Legislature were announced Friday, Dec. 12.

Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman (R-Sapulpa) named chairmen and made vice...

Osage Nation Attorney General Jeff Jones, right, is sworn in as an assistant United States attorney last week by Danny C. Williams Sr., the U.S. Attorney for Northern Oklahoma. Anna Jefferson/Osage Nation Communications

Osage AG Jones designated as special federal prosecutor

Dec 17, 2014 12:12pm

TULSA — Osage Nation Attorney General Jeff Jones has been named as a special assistant to the United States Attorney for Northern Oklahoma.

Jones will work alongside other federal...

Work is progressing on a Blacksmith’s Shop being constructed behind the Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce, which is housed in a historic native-stone structure known as the Blacksmith’s House. Chamber officials have been discussing the project for several years. When completed (probably sometime next month), the building will provide some much-needed storage space for the Chamber. It will also be used for blacksmithing demonstrations — related to the Chamber office’s original use as a residence of the blacksmith for the Osages after the tribe re-located here from their Diminished Reserve in Kansas. Mike Erwin/Journal-Capital

Blacksmith’s shop

Dec 17, 2014 12:12pm

Work is progressing on a Blacksmith’s Shop being constructed behind the Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce, which is housed in a historic native-stone structure known as the Blacksmith’s House. Chamber...

Santa Letters

Dec 17, 2014 12:12pm

Santa Claus has authorized the Pawhuska Journal-Capital as an official collection point for all Santa Letters.

The deadline for publishing letters in the Dec. 24, Christmas Eve edition of...

County zoning board approves Osage Nation requests

Dec 17, 2014 12:12pm

Two Pawhuska-area re-zoning requests from the Osage Nation — one for tribal housing facilities and the other for a business — received approval from Osage County Commission on Monday.

A week...

Osage County District Court

Dec 17, 2014 12:12pm

The following cases have been filed recently in Osage County District Court.


December 15

Michael Lee Albright, no address given — Knowingly concealing stolen...

Flanagan South delivering heavy Canadian crude

Dec 10, 2014 1:12pm

Oil has started to flow through Flanagan South pipeline, a newly-completed Canadian project that’s bringing heavy crude from collection terminals in Illinois to an Oklahoma storage hub.


Wind farm activity continues

Dec 10, 2014 12:12pm

As construction continues at the Osage Wind energy project site west of Pawhuska, abundant activity in opposition to the wind farm has been under way elsewhere.

Last week, legal action...