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.
Last week the House approved an important bill by State Rep. TW Shannon. His bill is designed to increase funding for county roads and bridges. Two weeks ago I wrote about the recently released 2012 Transportation Update for roads in and near House District 31. This report can be found online at hd31.org/268 where the […]
I recently attended a Homeowners Association Meeting where members of the HOA were exploring options for funding road improvements within their addition. Since the county has limited resources and approximately 1206 miles to maintain on a shoestring budget, resourcefulness on the part of citizens is much appreciated.
Last week county commissioners for Circuit Engineering Division 5, of which Logan County is a part, met in Oklahoma City. Part of the agenda was to review projects for the County Improvements for Roads and Bridges Program (CIRB) 5-year plan for Division 4. The CIRB plan is funded through the Oklahoma State Legislature with current […]
Greetings! We are currently taking applications for this year’s Farmer’s Market. The goal of the Guthrie Chamber of Commerce sponsored Guthrie Farmer’s Market is to offer locally or Oklahoma grown fresh produce and related products. With the help of our friend Courtney Thompson at the Logan County Health Dept. we applied for a grant this […]
Hello! We had a full house for our annual banquet last Thursday. We heard rave reviews about the food prepared by the Guthrie Job Corp! I’ve seen a few people since the banquet that had never been and they really had a good time. Thanks to the many folks that contributed their time and goods […]
City Manager’s Desk Matt Mueller Funding is an essential part of any organization, and this is certainly the case at the City of Guthrie. The amount of revenue that comes in directly affects what services the City is able to provide and what projects we are able to prioritize. Since funding plays such a role […]
Work is progressing on preparing Midwest for paving from Charter Oak to Simmons. After clearing trees from the right-of-way, the old chip seal surface was ground up and over 2,000 tons of shale was trucked in from Cashion to establish the road base. New tinhorns were also installed. After a final grade is put on the […]
On January 13, 2012, members of the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG) met to decide which project applications to fund for the four-year Transportation Improvement Program. District 2 submitted four applications and two scored high enough to be approved for funding.