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Osage Congress to move wind fight into tribal court

Osage Congress to move wind fight into tribal court

As part of an emergency session, the Fourth Osage Congress passed legislation Monday that could potentially move the tribe’s fight against wind farm companies into yet another courthouse. With most of its wording pulled directly from the Osage Constitution, ONCA 15-09 extends the tribe’s civil jurisdiction to all activities and people within the tribe’s territory, […]


Third grade reading tests vary widely in Osage county

The raw numbers from this spring’s state reading tests are in and school districts across Oklahoma are figuring out what to do next. On Friday, the Oklahoma Department of Education released the results of the statewide third-grade reading tests. Third grade students who scored within the range of one of three categories – advanced, proficient […]


Baseball season over for Osage County

The 2014 high school baseball season is over in Osage County. After sweeping a doubleheader against Adair in the district tournament, the Pawhuska Huskies went 1-2 at its regional tournament Wednesday and Thursday. After opening with a 14-13 win over Salina (19-16), the Huskies dropped two straight games, a 16-0 loss Wednesday night to top-ranked […]


Jackson under fire from tribe for wind votes

Jackson under fire from tribe for wind votes

Osage County Commissioner Bob Jackson never made the fact that he had been offered a wind lease for his land near Grainola a secret, but the Osage Nation and Minerals Council say his votes on wind issues should never have been cast because he had a clear conflict of interest. In a stern letter delivered […]


Wind battle heats up

Wind battle heats up

  The Osage Nation, joined by a coalition of ranchers, environmentalists and others are in a full-court press to stop the construction of two large industrial wind farms on the tallgrass prairie west of Pawhuska, even as bulldozers started last week stripping swaths of land. “It looks like they’re building a city out there,” said […]


Hearing set for wind farm

TradeWind Energy, the second wind farm to set its sights on Osage County, has filed an application for a conditional use permit that will be the subject of a public hearing. The application was filed Thursday at the Osage County Planning Commission and will be heard by the Board of Adjustment at the Osage County […]


4H Junior livestock show

4H Junior livestock show

StandingBear and Gray, Red Corn and Proctor, to face off in Osage elections for top tribal positions

StandingBear and Gray, Red Corn and Proctor, to face off in Osage elections for top tribal positions

Less than 90 minutes after the polls closed Monday night, the unofficial results were in for the Osage Nation’s first primary election for its executive branch offices. With Geoffrey StandingBear receiving more than 60 percent of the votes cast in the principal chief’s race, only 12 ballots separated the second and third place finishers. Despite […]


Industrial wind farms: Been there, doing that

Industrial wind farms: Been there, doing that

As wind farm construction begins in the southernmost tip of the Flint Hills, many Osage County residents will soon be facing a new normal that, depending on the contractors and managers involved, could mean a number of things. Part of a family that has stayed in northern Kansas for multiple generations, Tom Weinhold lives and […]


2013: A look back

2013: A look back

Happy New Year and may 2014 be perpetually happy. Here is a look back at the stories we wrote about in 2013. January 3 The body of Timothy Hauser, 62, is found in a briar patch. He has been missing since leaving the Bartlesville casino early Aug. 9 and the discovery of the body leads […]


CASA auctions off birdhouses, aprons

CASA auctions off birdhouses, aprons

The local CASA fundraiser will have a new twist this year, one you can tie around your waist before cooking Christmas dinner: Hand-decorated aprons. “I can’t believe I didn’t think of it sooner,” said Helen Norris, project director of the Court Appointed Special Advocates program. “A person can only have so many birdhouses. I have […]


Coaching change up at Shidler High

Coaching change up at Shidler High

The Barnsdall Panthers and Shidler Tigers have swapped coaches, continuing their friendly rivalry. Jake Christenson coached for the Tigers’ boys team last year, but was standing with the Panthers last week. Jake took a full-time teaching position with the school and also replaced his father Dale Christenson as the basketball coach. Dale wasn’t out of […]


Sports Results from Nov. 5 – Nov. 11

RESULTS Friday, Nov. 8 Barnsdall football vs Depew 36-14, Barnsdall Hominy football at Drumright 41-6, Hominy Pawhuska football vs Adair 39-6, Adair Skiatook football vs Bishop Kelley 34-16, Skiatook Woodland football vs Rejoice Christian 46-0, Rejoice Christian UP NEXT Friday, Nov. 15 Shidler basketball vs Glencoe 6:30pm First Round of State Football Playoffs 7:30pm Barnsdall […]


Sports Results from Oct. 29 – Nov. 4

Sports Results from Oct. 29 - Nov. 4

RESULTS Friday, Nov. 1 Barnsdall football at Kiefer 57-43, Kiefer Hominy football vs Yale 42-20, Hominy Pawhuska football at OK Union 34-6, Pawhusak Skiatook football at McAlester 52-24, McAlester Shidler basketball at Olive Fest G: Riverfield 32, Shidler 26 B: Riverfield 46, Shidler 41 Woodland football vs Welch 52-6, Woodland UP NEXT Friday, Nov. 8 […]


Healthy fighting in a food desert

A grassroots effort to establish local sources of fresh food got underway Thursday evening, with a meeting of 20 people, including several Americorps workers deployed in Osage County to help with the project. “This is the first of quite a few meetings we will have,” said Gail Boe, director of the Osage Nation’s Communities of […]


Huskies, Bucks lose at home

Huskies, Bucks lose at home

The Hominy Bucks and Pawhuska Huskies both lost during their home games Friday night. Hominy lost 17-8 to Kiefer, and Pawhuska fell 31-23 to Nowata. The Skiatook Bulldogs traveled to Shawnee where they were hammered 42-7. The Woodland Cougars smashed Oaks Mission 22-0, while the Barnsdall Panthers pushed past Drumright 34-20. Below are photographs from […]


Sports Results from Sept. 24 – Sept. 30

RESULTS Tues., Sept. 24 Barnsdall softball at Nowata Canceled Barnsdall softball at Skiatook 10-0, Skiatook Hominy softball at Pawhuska 11-7, Hominy Pawhuska softball vs Hominy 11-7, Hominy Shidler softball vs Woodland 15-0, Woodland Skiatook softball vs Barnsdall 10-0, Skiatook Skiatook vball vs Cascia Hall 3-0, Cascia Hall (23-25, 25-27, 8-25) Woodland softball at Shidler 15-0, […]


District champs to face off

District champs to face off

In two short games each, the Barnsdall Panthers and the Woodland Cougars smacked down their Class A District opponents Thursday and claimed the district championship title. Barnsdall smashed Glencoe 13-0 and 5-2, while Woodland took out Morrison 8-1 and 16-2. Now the two cats will claw it out against one another in the regional tournament […]


Sports Results from Sept. 17 – Sept. 23

Sports Results from Sept. 17 - Sept. 23

RESULTS Tues., Sept. 17 Barnsdall softball vs Pawhuska Rain out. Hominy softball vs Pawnee/Rogers Rain out. Pawhuska softball at Barnsdall Rain out. Shidler baseball at M-O No score provided. Shidler softball at Copan No score provided. Skiatook softball vs Claremore 3-2, Skiatook Skiatook vball vs Tahlequah 3-1, Tahlequah; 16-25. 31-29. 25-13. 25-15 Woodland softball vs […]


Sports Results from Sept. 10, 2013 – Sept. 16, 2013

RESULTS Tues., Sept. 10 Barnsdall softball vs Collinsville/Dewey Skiatook 1, Collinsville 0 Barnsdall 8, Dewey 1 Pawhuska softball Cleveland No score. Shidler baseball vs Oilton 14-0, Shidler Shidler softball vs M-O No score. Skiatook softball at Tahlequah 10-5, Tahlequah Skiatook vball at Coweta 23-25, 25-23, 25-21, 23-25, 15-9, Coweta 3-2 Thurs., Sept. 12 Barnsdall softball […]


Wind farm ‘offloaded’

The Osage County wind generation project near Burbank, as suggested by a recent mortgage filing in the Pawhuska courthouse, could soon have a new owner. Wind Capital Group, the Irish-owned company that in turn owns the project called Osage Wind LLC, has filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to approve selling the […]


Sports Results from Sept. 3 – Sept. 9

Sports Results from Sept. 3 - Sept. 9

RESULTS Tues., Sept 3 Barnsdall softball vs Copan 6-3, Barnsdall Hominy softball at Booker T 10-0, Hominy Pawhuska softball at Caney Valley 12-2, Caney Valley Shidler baseball at Glencoe 11-7, Glencoe Shidler softball vs Glencoe 14-1, Glencoe Thurs., Sept. 5 Barnsdall softball at Dewey Tourn G1: Dewey 10, Barnsdall 2 G2: Barnsdall 9, Caney Valley […]


Sports Results from Aug. 27 – Sept. 2

RESULTS Tues., Aug. 27 Barnsdall softball vs Adair 8-0, Adair Hominy softball at Lincoln Christian 12-4, Lincoln Christian Pawhuska softball at Perry 9-1, Perry 12-1, Chisholm Skiatook softball vs Tahlequah 4-0, Tahlequah Skiatook vball at Wagoner 15-25,11-25.19-25; Skiatook Thurs., Aug. 29 Barnsdall softball at Pawhuska 7-0, Barnsdall Hominy softball at home tourn G1: Hominy 16, […]


Wind Capital postpones building wind farm, tribe claims a win

Wind Capital Group, which had been poised to start construction of a 150 megawatt wind farm near Burbank this summer, has postponed its start date to the end of the year and the Osage Nation is taking credit for the delay, according to the Tulsa World. The Osage County Planning Commission had said last month […]