Officially, I started with GPS on July 1st but my work here started shortly after the Board of Education meeting on March 29th. During this time, I’ve been identifying areas where this community places the greatest value and how it relates to the school district. What I’ve found and continue to find along the way, […]
Most of our updates have centered around paving roads, strategizing on how to get funding for infrastructure improvements, rehabilitating county roads with shale, building bridges, soil erosion prevention, etc. This time, however, I want to share with you what county officials in other areas of our nation have been writing about.
I have found it interesting that it has taken so long for technology to bend the cost curve for Oklahoma higher education entities. Just as in many other areas of the business world, Oklahoma universities should have developed the ability to provide effective administration with far fewer people due to advances in technology. In the […]
There were some positive outcomes from this year’s legislative session. This includes the scheduled closure of two high profile state government corporate welfare funds. Closing these funds removes state government from meddling in the free market where it all too often creates unintended negative consequences.
The Children’s Festival went off very well considering the heat. It was hard to tell how many children attended this year since they didn’t require everyone to register. I do know they gave away 1100 hot dogs and 740 hamburgers. This year families were asked to register if they needed help with school supplies; 540 families […]
Matt Mueller Guthrie City Manager This is the time of year that money is at the forefront of our minds at the City of Guthrie. There are two major events that make this so. The first is the FY2013 budget is being finalized, and the second is that our annual audit has recently been completed. […]
Wow, what a great event we had last weekend at the Guthrie Lake! The First Capital Triathlon was a huge success! We had 197 people participate with lots of volunteers and supporters showing up early Saturday morning. You will find over 250 pictures on facebook by looking and liking the First Capital Triathlon. Thanks again to […]
Larry Stevens Pastor, Noble Avenue Baptist Church An old Ethiopian proverb says: when spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion. I like that wisdom because I’ve been wondering what it will take for us to unite on every level of life from our homes to our communities to our states to our nations […]
On June 29, 2012, a bid was awarded to Scurlock Industries of Miami, OK, for building a new bridge on University Ave. east of Midwest Blvd.
Hello, Guthrie! I hope you are having a wonderful July! What wonderful events we have here! Anyone who thinks that living in Guthrie is boring, hasn’t been paying attention!
Have you ever wanted to be “A Star”? Well, now is your chance! The Okie Noodling Invitational Championship and documentary films will be taping 10 episodes at our own ROCK-A-WAY TAVERN!!!
By: Ryan Epley Center Director – Guthrie YMCA Shortly after World War II, 1947 to be exact, the community of Guthrie, OK was blessed with a municipal pool. Over the past 65 summers, multiple generations of Guthrie Citizens have had the enjoyment of cooling off, playing, learning how to swim, and celebrating birthdays and special […]
Earlier this month I enjoyed the opportunity to attend an event in recognition of the placement of the new Compressed Natural Gas pump at the Love’s Travel Stop located at I-35 and Hwy. 33 on the east side of Guthrie. Officials from Chesapeake Energy and Love’s hosted the event.
June 30th marks the end of the fiscal year for Logan County. It is a busy time for county workers as preparation for the new budget is underway, contracts are being renewed, and much paperwork completed.
This is the last weekend for the Pollard production of “La Cage aux Follies” Based on a French play from 1973, this musical explodes with shenanigans as a vivacious Drag couple meet their son’s straight-lace future in-laws.
One of the aspects of local government that is so interesting is the variety. Depending on the city, municipal government can provide services that range from public safety, infrastructure, parks and recreation, and many others.
I have often wished that property owners would have to write two checks when paying their annual ad valorem tax. This would help taxpayers realize the breakdown of where their money goes and how little the county receives.
Projects in District 2 continue to progress. The much anticipated asphalt job on Midwest between Simmons and Waterloo was completed June 19. The next phase of the 5 mile project is clearing trees from right-of-way on Forrest Hills (No Name) between Pine and Midwest, in preparation to pave that mile.
In a previous update I wrote about a paving project on Midwest from Simmons to Waterloo. Atlas Paving Company, which was awarded the bid to lay the asphalt, recently informed us that due to problems with their asphalt plant the start date for the project has been rescheduled for June 21 or 22, weather permitting.
The Pollard Presents “ LA CAGE aux FOLLES” from June 08 to June 30th Much revived, most recently in a 2010 production transferred to Broadway from London’s Menier Chocolate Factory, La Cage Aux Folles remains one of the all time biggest hits, adding new dimension to the boulevard comedy.