Permit for TradeWind’s Mustang Run project tabled

    Permit for TradeWind’s Mustang Run project tabled

    A public hearing on a proposed wind farm did not go smoothly for TradeWind Energy on Thursday, when the Osage County Board of Adjustment tabled the matter for a month after hearing a litany of criticism about the project’s location. The Board was also served with a petition by Osage Nation attorneys at Akin Gump […]

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    Don’t mess with momma

    Don’t mess with momma

    Osage County Commissioner Bob Jackson really, really wants to fix the piece of metal moulding in the pediment of the Osage County Courthouse. Every time the wind blows, the hunk of metal flaps, moving a good foot. On Wednesday and Thursday, the county sent Larry Hand of Sooner Construction up to the area in a […]

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    A K9 goes 10-7

    A K9 goes 10-7

    Doc is a dog long on reputation among lawmen, who often declare that the 100-pound German shepherd is just plumb insane. He’s got so much attitude, backed up by size, that he has never had to apprehend a criminal. When he shows up, the bad guys just give up. For those who listen to police […]

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    Wheels for a better future

    Wheels for a better future

    Korey McGowen had a big win when he attended a retreat for burn victims a few weeks ago in Tulsa. He won a new car, not by sheer luck of the draw, but because he wrote the most compelling essay – and gave the most compelling interview – about why he needed one. The 17-year-old […]

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    Several incumbents face challengers in 2014 elections

    Several incumbents in Osage County elected offices, from the chief judge to two county commissioners, are opposed in upcoming elections. District Court Judge M. John Kane, who has been on the bench since then Gov. Brad Henry appointed him in 2005, drew an opponent in Phil Best, a Skiatook attorney. Associate District Court Judge B. […]

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    Ballot order set for Osage elections

    The ballot order is now set for the June 2 Osage general election. Officials with the Osage Nation Election Board conducted a random drawing Tuesday morning at the Wah-Zha-Zhi cultural center in Pawhuska to determine the order. The candidates will be listed on the ballot in the following order: Principal Chief 1. Margo Gray 2. […]

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