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.
After extensive work in clearing ditches and establishing road base, bids were sent out for asphalting Midwest from Simmons to Waterloo. The bids were opened March 30th and the project awarded to Atlas Paving Company for $91,350.00. This cost will provide for 2 ½” of asphalt 22’ wide.
This year’s legislative session recently ended. This was when legislators experience a tremendous amount of stress as they work against the constitutionally mandated closure of the session.
Oklahoma state government will become more efficient and transparent as a result of a series of recently approved legislation. Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has signed a number of government modernization initiatives originating from the House Government Modernization Committee.
The Bow Wow Luau is this Saturday, June 2 at 6:30p.m. It is a fundraiser for Friends of Guthrie Animals, known as FOGAS. The mission of FOGAS is to reduce the number of homeless and unwanted animals at local animal shelters, to promote community awareness and utilization of the spay and neuter services provided by FOGAS and […]
These email updates frequently opine about the need to modernize government processes. I certainly want to practice what I preach and apply these same concepts to my office.
There are a lot of exciting things happening in Guthrie this summer!
We are gearing up for our Farmer’s & Crafter’s Market beginning June 2nd. If you are interested in participating this year please make sure you get your application turned into the Chamber Office this week. We look forward to having another successful season!
Over the next few days, the Legislature will consider a proposal to reduce Oklahoma’s income tax. This year, Oklahoma state government will have more than $200 million of new growth revenue to spend. I believe it is vital for this revenue to go back to the taxpayers who over financed state government. This is important, […]
In May of 2011 we ground up the chip seal on Westminster going north from Waterloo. The pavement had gotten into such poor condition it was no longer feasible to maintain it. After it was ground up we had a very dry summer which caused wash-boarding on the road. We spread shale in some of […]