School board members oppose proposed TIF to fund county road

Guthrie Public Schools board members Terry Pennington and Travis Sallee discuss the proposed TIF project in southern Logan County during Monday's BOE meeting.

School board members oppose proposed TIF to fund county road

Two school board members expressed their opinions on the proposed tax increment financing (TIF) district that would fund two miles of a county road near the future construction site of the elementary school in southern Logan County.

Workers’ compensation loss costs fall 10.2 percent

Workers’ compensation loss costs fall 10.2 percent

OKLAHOMA CITY – The annual filing most insurance carriers will use to develop rates for workers’ compensation insurance shows a decrease for the fourth year in a row. The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) filed an overall loss cost decrease of 10.2 percent on Thursday. NCCI credits Oklahoma’s loss cost decrease to declines in market […]

Dr. Simpson thanks city council; classroom sizes down with council decision

Dr. Simpson thanks city council; classroom sizes down with council decision

In July, the City of Guthrie provided Guthrie Public Schools (GPS) a “life preserver” by allowing them from not to lose three teaching positions. At Tuesday’s city council meeting, council members got to meet the teachers they helped bring to Guthrie. Superintendent Dr. Mike Simpson first addressed the council by saying, “I want to offer appreciation on behalf […]

Gov. Fallin, state agencies reveal new license plate design

Greater visibility helps law enforcement, public safety

Gov. Fallin, state agencies reveal new license plate design

OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today led an interagency coalition in unveiling the design for Oklahoma’s new state license plate, titled “Explore Oklahoma.” The new plate depicts Oklahoma’s state bird, a scissor-tailed flycatcher, soaring over lakes, mountains and mesas, highlighting Oklahoma’s diverse ecology and natural beauty.

DHS announces budget cuts for state fiscal year 2017

Director Ed Lake says agency will seek supplemental funding

DHS announces budget cuts for state fiscal year 2017

Oklahoma City — The Oklahoma Department of Human Services, facing a more than $100 million shortfall in its current fiscal year budget, announced $45 million in reductions the agency is beginning to make.  DHS warned that supplemental funding will be needed early in the next calendar year for the agency to make it through the […]

Plans beginning to start for swimming pool, water park in Highland Park

Below is a possible example of the layout for Guthrie's proposed swimming pool and water park. The City will begin drawing up final plans to be considered.

Plans beginning to start for swimming pool, water park in Highland Park

The first part of the City of Guthrie’s Capital Improvements Projects is beginning to move forward with proposed future improvements to the swimming pool at Highland Park and the addition of a water park facility.

Superintendent: Guthrie’s greatest cheerleaders

Guthrie Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Mike Simpson shares his thoughts in his monthly column.

Superintendent: Guthrie’s greatest cheerleaders

During the summer months, I often try to complete projects that I wanted to do during the school year but couldn’t find the time necessary.  I also use it as a time for reflection on the challenges and successes of the previous year.  To say this was a challenging year financially for our state would […]

Peppers Ranch receives over $13,000 from Oklahoma Masons

Peppers Ranch receives over $13,000 from Oklahoma Masons

Guthrie Lodge 35 has been honored with the annual Masonry In Action Award, granted by the Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma. This award recognizes two Oklahoma Masonic lodges each year who make outstanding effort to care for their members, impact their communities, and bring positive recognition to the Fraternity.

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