Netflix raising prices

Netflix raising prices

Streaming service Netflix announced Tuesday that it would be raising prices across all of its plans by 13 to 18 percent. Netflix’s most basic plan will now be $8.99 per month, up from $7.99, while its Standard plan with HD quality, the company’s most popular offering, will increase from $10.99 to $12.99, the company says. Its Premium […]

State: GRF collections up over first half of fiscal year

State: GRF collections up over first half of fiscal year

OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund collections in December were $620.6 million and came in at $50.2 million, or 8.8 percent, above the monthly estimate. This amount is $108.0 million, or 21.1 percent, above collections in December of 2017. Total collections over the first six months of the fiscal year are $145.6 million, or 4.9 percent, […]

Council approves bonus for city manager

Council approves bonus for city manager

The Guthrie city council unanimously voted Monday evening to give the city manager a bonus. Following an executive session meeting of forty minutes, the council voted 6-0 to give Leroy Alsup a bonus of $2,500. Mayor Steve Gentling says the bonus is an appreciation and endorsement for his work in the past year. Vice Mayor […]

City seeking grant approval for downtown bridge removal, drainage upgrades

City seeking grant approval for downtown bridge removal, drainage upgrades

City officials are hoping the second time is the charm in winning a grant that will help remove the underground bridge on Harrison Ave., make improvements to downtown stormwater issues and add roundabouts. In a special meeting Monday evening, the Guthrie city council unanimously voted 6-0 to apply for the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments […]

Charter Oak Elementary receives grant

Janie Carey, Central Electric Cooperative Operation Round Up board member (middle), presents a $1,482 grant to Charter Oak Elementary School representatives Carmen Walters, elementary director (left), and Jeff Ball Charter Oak Elementary School principal.

Charter Oak Elementary receives grant

The Central Electric Cooperative Operation Round Up board recently approved a $1,482 grant to Charter Oak Elementary School to help fund a new playground. Charter Oak Elementary School is a new facility within the Guthrie Public School District. The school was funded by a bond, the first of its kind to pass in 12 years. […]

Territorial Riders donate $1,291 to help children during Christmas

Guthrie officers Scott Betterton (L) and Zach Gales accept a donation from the Territorial Riders.

Territorial Riders donate $1,291 to help children during Christmas

The Territorial Riders made their annual donation last week to the Christmas with a Cop program to help local children have a memorable holiday season.  The motorcycle organization donated $1291 to the Guthrie Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 105, who helped shop and spend time with local children over the weekend. The annual event is […]

Money tree setup for fire victims at local restaurant

Money tree setup for fire victims at local restaurant

The staff at Katie’s Diner is looking for support from the community to help render aid to the fire victims, who were displaced following an apartment fire earlier this month. Fire ran rampant throughout the Woodpark Apartments on December 3, killing 14-year-old Saul Bernal and displacing several families. Related article: Fatal apartment fire claims 14 year […]

State: Timing on GPT oil collections push GRF receipts far above estimate

Lagging oil prices not expected to hit GRF until January

State: Timing on GPT oil collections push GRF receipts far above estimate

LOKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund collections in November were$502.2 million and came in at$75.0 million, or 17.5 percent, above the monthly estimate. This amount is$111.5 million, or 28.6 percent, above collections in November of 2017, which is mostly due to law changes that took effect this year. Total collections over the first five months of the fiscal […]

City sales tax down for second straight month

City sales tax down for second straight month

For the second straight month, sales tax dollars are down for the City of Guthrie. The City of Guthrie Sales Tax Collection for December 2018 is $60,370.64, or 10.43 percent, less than want was collected in December 2017. For the first three months of the City’s budget year (fiscal year 2018-19) sales tax collections are […]

Commissioners approve sidewalk application for Charter Oak Elementary; funding still unknown

Photo shows Charter Oak Road to the west and the proposed future site of a sidewalk to Douglas Blvd. Photo courtesy of Kathy Hayes.

Commissioners approve sidewalk application for Charter Oak Elementary; funding still unknown

The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) approved a sidewalk application grant that would install a walk way for the newly built school in southern Logan County. However, the BOCC in the future will need to decide how to pay for the project.

State: October GRF collections beat estimate by 2%

Gross production tax collections still not meeting estimate

State: October GRF collections beat estimate by 2%

OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund collections in October were $520.2 million and came in at $10.0 million, or 2.0 percent, above the monthly estimate. This amount is $83.9 million, or 19.2 percent, above collections in October of 2017. Total collections over the first four months of the fiscal year are $20.4 million, or 1 percent, above […]

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