Producers have 'til Aug. 10

    Producers have ’til Aug. 10

    Osage County’s oil and gas producers may well heave a cautious sigh of relief as the deadline to comply with new oil and gas regulations moves back to at least August 10. The Osage Producers Association had asked a federal court for a preliminary injunction to prevent the rules from going into effect on the […]

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    Working on wind farm No. 2

    Working on wind farm No. 2

    After months of limbo as three wind lawsuits await action in two courts, the Mustang Run Wind Project is moving ahead, laying the groundwork to start building the 67-turbine array adjacent to the existing Osage Wind project. On Monday, Tradewind Energy asked the Osage County Board of Commissioners to approve a plan to use and […]

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    Lost in a kindly Osage County

    Josephine Winningham never intended on coming to Osage County in the wee hours of July 1. She was headed to a doctor’s appointment in St. Louis, which is where she lives, but somehow managed to end up 436 miles off target, at the intersection of highways 18 and 20 near Fairfax, where she wrecked her […]

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    Assault case declined again

    The Payne County District Attorney, specially assigned to the case of a Cleveland police officer Hominy police wanted charged with domestic assault, has declined to press charges. DA Laura Thomas said that evidence was lacking in the case, and that police should have interviewed officer Raymond Leach, who also co-chairs the Osage County Republican Party, […]

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    High Court rejects DA case

    Without comment, eight of the nine justices of the Oklahoma Supreme Court threw out an application by District Attorney Rex Duncan in which he sought to have a Pawnee County judge’s order creating a drug court vacated. The high court also tossed Duncan’s similar challenge to another order by Pawnee County Associate District Judge Patrick […]

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    Oilmen: Feds are killing us

    Oilmen: Feds are killing us

    Five miles west of Pawhuska, a blue water tower rises incongruously from the prairie. Beside it is a gate just wide enough for a large pickup truck to pass, its posts topped with the tri-cone drill bits emblematic of the oil and gas industry. Mark Helmer exits his truck, opens the gate and drives through […]

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    Producers have 'til Aug. 10
    Producers have ’til Aug. 10

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