I hoped you enjoyed the 89er Celebration. The crowds were estimated between 25,000 and 30,000. I heard many people comment it was one of the best parades they have seen. Congratulations and thank you to everyone who worked hard on the committee.
I am fascinated by potential application of social media to enable citizens to have a transparent, public and open dialog with government officials. Because of these innovations, government can become more responsive than ever before to the needs of citizens.
Matt Mueller Guthrie City Manager It is that time of year again when I can count on at least some interruption of my favorite TV shows due to severe weather coverage. Guthrie is no stranger to significant weather related events. In the past two and a half years, the community has seen several major snow […]
Please welcome another new business to Guthrie! Shady Lady Old Time Photos is now open for business located at 113 W. Oklahoma! For more information call 260-3444.
Last Tuesday, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) released its publication entitled, Rich States, Poor States. This is one of the most important reports for measuring each state government’s commitment to allow the free market to provide prosperity for its citizens. This year’s report prominently featured Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin who actually got to write the […]
Over the last several weeks I have written about the different sources of funding available to District 2. With this article I would like to conclude the series by sharing what is being planned through a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).
A few weeks ago I published the latest version of the House District 31 transportation report. You can read the report online at hd31.org/293.
It has been really busy here in The chamber office. We have more groups coming into town who are requesting information packets. This week we have 300 Lutheran Women who are meeting at the Dominion House. Our calendar of events is full and getting fuller by the day.
By Kara Walters Special to Guthrie News Page Our friends in Texas were impacted by tornadoes and violent storms, leaving a path of destruction, injuries, and dozens of communities without power, food and water. Here in Oklahoma, we know what it’s like to face such devastation and destruction.
District 2 has 80 bridges listed on the National Bridge Inventory (NBI). In order to be on the NBI, a structure must be 20 feet in length. Therefore many culverts and tank car crossings in District 2 do not fall under the definition of a bridge.
Happy April! This is designated National Child Abuse and Neglect Awareness month. Please be aware of these problems, and don’t stand by if you can protect a child in danger.
Last week’s Presidential visit brought a lot of attention to the issue of energy and gas prices.
The Scottish Rite Temple will have the Knights of St. Andrew reunion March 29th to April 1st. The women will be doing things around town while the men do their thing at the temple. Local restaurants could see an influx at the dinner hour throughout the weekend!
At the last meeting of Circuit Engineering District 5, on Feb. 28, 2012, the scene was packed with commissioners from the 7 county region. To be presented were various projects from these counties to be included for funding for the next 5 years through the County Improvements for Roads and Bridges program (CIRB).
It is that time of year when the temperatures start to warm up a little bit, the first brave plants start to peek out from the ground and the smell in the air lets you know that spring is near. During this time of year my wife always has some kind of spring cleaning project […]
Broadway Rd. in District 1 is one of the most heavily traveled major collector routes in Logan County. Plans to replace a “functionally obsolete” 71-year-old narrow bridge on this roadway have been underway for some time. On March 15, ODOT conducted a bid letting and on April 2 plans to award the $1,115,636.70 project to low […]
Last week, legislators had to meet one of the most important legislative deadlines of the year. In order for a bill to stay alive in the legislative process, it had to be approved in its House of origin by last Thursday. Bills not receiving a vote are no longer eligible for additional consideration. A bill […]
Hello! We are excited to announce Mercy Logan Hospital joined the Guthrie Chamber of Commerce this week as a Platinum Sponsor! In 2011, the National Rural Health Association named it one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in America. We look forward to working with them this year with our new programs and projects! […]
Another major road project District 2 has planned for the near future is paving Douglas from Waterloo to Forrest Hills. Engineering has been completed and a plan-in-hand meeting was held with our engineer and ODOT. Right-of-way and utility paper work was submitted and the environmental clearance process is underway.
Have you ever heard of Freewheel? It’s a cross-state bicycle ride. Cyclists from around the world gather in southern Oklahoma and spend a week on their bicycles with their friends and family as they cross the Sooner State.