UPDATE: Two Charged in Woodward Shooting

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Two people have been identified and arrested in connection with a fatal shooting in Woodward early Wednesday morning. Royce E. Denton, 35, and Jessica Maupin, 19, were arrested by officers from the OSBI, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, FBI, Woodward Police Department and Harper County Sheriff’s Office. Woodward Police said late Wednesday thatContinue Reading

FEMA Approves Oklahoma’s Disaster Assistance for April Wildfires

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OKLAHOMA CITY – In a press release from her office, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved the state’s request for disaster assistance for five counties impacted by wildfires that occurred April 11-20. The approval means federal funding is available to assist municipalities, counties and rural electricContinue Reading

Woodward hires new boys basketball coach

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Woodward Public Schools went outside Oklahoma to find it’s next boys high school basketball coach, and it took them to West Virginia. On Monday night, the school board approved the hiring of Jeff Williamson. Williamson, who hails from Logan, West Virginia, has an extensive background as a high school head coach and assistant coach atContinue Reading

Wildfire Relief, Other Information

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With wildfires in Woodward and Dewey county, relief efforts and other resources have been provided for those who have lost home, ranches and farms in the fires since Thursday. FROM THE OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND FORESTRY OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., April 13, 2018—Three relief funds have been established through various foundations for those wishingContinue Reading

Bond Issues Fail in Woodward, Sharon-Mutual

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Bond issues in the Woodward and Sharon-Mutual school districts failed to receive the 60 percent needed to pass Tuesday. Woodward had two propositions. The first proposition (49.5% Yes, 50.5% No) was a $6.5 million bond issue that would have went towards improvements in the arts, academics and athletics. If it had passed, it would haveContinue Reading