BOCC and DEQ not on the same page; Logan County could be facing $10,000 fines

BOCC and DEQ not on the same page; Logan County could be facing $10,000 fines

A representative with the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) says they are ready to prepare a consent order that could possibly leave a potential $10,000 daily fine on Logan County. However, the Logan County Board of County Commissioners heavily contest they do not have any means to enforce DEQ regulations.

Another mile of new asphalt on Waterloo Road‏

Another mile of new asphalt on Waterloo Road‏

Another mile of well-traveled roadway reopens this week with new life and a new asphalt surface on Waterloo road from SH 74 (Portland) West to Meridian Road. Our board of commissioners unanimously approved this project earlier this fall and their decision was an easy one given the evidence of need due to overuse and neglect […]

Commissioner questions Sheriff and DA’s budget needs

Commissioner questions Sheriff and DA’s budget needs

Following a special and regular scheduled meeting, the Board of County Commissioners finalized the estimate of needs for each of the county office’s budget for the fiscal year on Monday morning. Commissioner Marven Goodman questioned both the district attorney and sheriff’s office accounts and voted against their proposed budget.

Senate Minutes: Earthquakes leave you feeling more than just a little shaken

Senate Minutes: Earthquakes leave you feeling more than just a little shaken

Statewide, there were 109 quakes in 2013 that were measured at a magnitude of 3 or higher.  In 2014, that number was 585.  According to the office of the Secretary of Energy and Environment, the pace of earthquake activity in Oklahoma has definitely accelerated this year.  The current average rate is approximately 600 times historical […]

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