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The two candidates for Osage County District One Commissioner, Randall Jones (left) and Bob Jackson (center), watched Friday as local election officials recounted the more than 3,500 votes from the Nov. 4 general election. A day-long recount confirmed the re-election of Democratic incumbent Jackson by 43 votes over his Republican challenger. Osage County Election Board member Becky Blackwood (standing) supervises handling of the ballots by precinct workers Dee Chambers (on her right) and Kathy Scott (to her left). With their backs to the camera, precinct workers Macy Strom and Ginny Sutton are recording the results. Jack Buzbee/Journal-Capital

Recount confirms Jackson as winner

Nov 19, 2014 1:44pm

A day-long recount Friday confirmed incumbent Bob Jackson as winner of the Nov. 4 general election for the District One seat on the Osage County Commission.

Jackson, a Democrat from Grainola...

Judge orders permit for wind farm

Updated: Nov 19, 2014 1:44pm

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Tax breaks for energy companies have soared since 2010. This drilling rig is pictured in Garfield County. Billy Hefton/Enid News & Eagle

State business tax breaks more than double

Updated: Nov 19, 2014 1:44pm

Key industry tax breaks in Oklahoma have more than doubled over the past four years and are now costing the state well over half a billion dollars a year, state records show.

The two dozen...

District Court Proceedings

Nov 19, 2014 1:45pm

The following charges have been filed recently in Osage County District Court:


November 13

Jodee Chance Bennett, Skiatook — Domestic assault and battery by...

Deputy position filled in emergency services

Updated: Nov 19, 2014 1:45pm

A current county employee has been named to become the deputy director of Osage County’s Emergency Management/Safety Department, it was announced last week.

Katherine “Katie” Davis — who has...

DHS helps low-income Oklahomans with heating costs this winter

Updated: Nov 19, 2014 1:45pm

OKLAHOMA CITY — A limited amount of winter heating assistance funds will be made available across the state through the federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which is...

The first sections of 400-feet towers began going up last week on the prairies west of Pawhuska for Osage Wind, an energy-production project. The 150-megawatt wind farm is to include 94 turbines scattered over approximately 10,000 acres along U.S. Highway 60 near Burbank. Jack Buzbee/Pawhuska Journal-Capital

Judge rules in favor of area wind project

Nov 13, 2014 10:30am

A district court judge has ordered an Osage County regulatory board to grant a permit allowing for construction of a second wind energy development west of Pawhuska.

Mustang Run Wind Project...

In spite of years of legal maneuvering between wind energy companies and opponents, wind farm construction is underway in western Osage County. This photo was captured last week approximately 13 miles west of Pawhuska, near the Shidler turnoff. Kathryn Swan/Pawhuska Journal-Capital

Monday night meeting set for contentious wind energy issue

Nov 12, 2014 1:10pm

A coalition of Osage County citizens has scheduled a public meeting on industrial wind factories for Monday evening.

Protect Osage Coalition will be offering information on the wind-energy...

Tight County Commission District One results draw additional scrutiny

Nov 12, 2014 1:11pm

A vote recount is to be conducted Friday in the disputed race for District One Osage County Commissioner, according to Election Board Secretary Andrea Conner.

On general election night last...

Bison are herded into pens Thursday during the annual Bison Roundup on the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve near Pawhuska. For 21 consecutive years, the fall roundup has brought the native bovine stock in to be examined, doctored and either returned to the open range or separated out as part of the preserve’s carefully planned herd-management program.

Tallgrass Prairie Preserve bison roundup underway

Nov 12, 2014 1:11pm

Under a full moon and just before sunrise, the familiar sound of rolling thunder rumbled across the Osage as the annual Tallgrass Prairie Preserve Bison Roundup got underway last Thursday.


OSDH encourages preparedness for winter weather

Nov 12, 2014 12:06pm

As cooler temperatures make their way into the state, the Oklahoma State Department of Health encourages the public to begin preparation for the upcoming winter weather season. Proper planning can...

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Nov 12, 2014 12:06pm


Pawhuska Fire Department was scheduled to begin flushing local fire hydrants Wednesday. The annual testing and maintenance procedures will continue for about two or...


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