Tuesday, May 8th from noon to 1:00 we will have our regularly scheduled Educational Series with Insurance Commissioner John Doak. He would like to discuss insurance issues, including workers compensation that business owners may be having in the state. This would allow him to take issues to the Capital and try to obtain resolution.
Larry Stevens Pastor of Noble Avenue Baptist Church In 1965, the Interstate 40 Crosstown Bridge was built just south of downtown Oklahoma City. It was a wonderful way to move traffic through Oklahoma City, and proved to be a wonderful asset as it enhanced the flow of traffic through Oklahoma City.
I hear often from House District 31 constituents regarding their frustration with the ever increasing encroachment of the federal government. From the fear of new healthcare policies to dealing with aggressive new environmental regulations, these constituents express their feelings of helplessness about their ability to have their voices heard. They want us to do something […]
It’s hard to believe that we are nearly half way through the year already!
When the Board of County Commissioners meet at 9:00 a.m. Monday, April 30 for their regularly scheduled meeting, work that is underway to improve county infrastructure will be reflected on the agenda. District 1 will present ten programming resolutions for approval by the commissioners for projects recently funded through the Surface Transportation Program administered by […]
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has signed a key cost-saving government modernization initiative. House Bill 2197 outlines what appears to be one of the most aggressive state government implementations of open source and open standards technology in the nation and purportedly has saved nearly a million dollars each year even before its implementation.
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).