Osages rid selves of Hulah

    Osages rid selves of Hulah

    The Osage Nation is unloading itself of one Osage County park that has proven to be a financial millstone but is considering taking over operation of another park that might hold the promise of paying for itself. Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear said Monday that the nation has sent the Army Corps of Engineers a […]

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    Investing in a classic

    Investing in a classic

    The former Bank of Bigheart, long neglected but still proud at the corner of Main and Fifth in Barnsdall, underwent a massive facelift in just one day on Tuesday and by Friday should be sporting all new windows. “I don’t know what I’m doing and if I did know, I probably wouldn’t be doing it,” […]

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    DHS to release records

    DHS to release records

    A judge ordered the Oklahoma Department of Human Services on Monday to release confidential records it has on the family of a child who was allegedly sexually molested by a Pawhuska man so he might be able to use it in his defense. DHS had balked at releasing the records, saying that Jack “Rusty” Cheshewalla […]

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    Osage County proposes social media campaign and hires new EM Director

    You might spend a lot of time on Facebook, but some companies want to be handsomely paid for posting updates and tweeting on behalf of the Osage County Tourism  Oversight Committtee. On Monday, county commissioners opened bids for OCTOC’s proposed social media campaign. Five companies bid. The lower: Green Country Marketing, which said it would […]

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    Two wind suits tossed

    Two wind suits tossed

    A judge on Thursday threw out two of three lawsuits involving proposed wind farms in Osage County, dealing a blow to the Osage Nation’s efforts to stop a forest of industrial turbines from rising over the tallgrass prairie west of Pawhuska. Ottawa County District Court Judge Robert G. Haney, sitting by special assignment, dismissed both […]

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