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The legal team representing an Osage County landowner in a years-long condemnation dispute argued in district court last week that the city of Enid’s long-standing financial relationship with Koch’s fertilizer plant is the major driving factor behind building the pipeline from Kaw Lake, rather than projected service-area growths for water demand or population.

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The legal team representing an Osage County landowner in a years-long condemnation dispute argued in district court last week that the city of Enid’s long-standing financial relationship with Koch’s fertilizer plant is the major driving factor behind building the pipeline from Kaw Lake, rather than projected service-area growths for water demand or population.

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Erica Huffman, adoption coordinator at Enid Animal Welfare, said in the release that the shelter typically sees an increase in animal surrenders around the holidays, but this year, the number has been unusually high.

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ENID, Okla. — Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center will host its annual Christmas in the Village 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10.

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❝Now’s the time — come get one this weekend,” Jackson said. “If you’re getting your booster, then you’ve got enough time for that immunity to kick in before you travel for Christmas. It’s good timing, so don’t wait.❞ — Maggie Jackson,  community engagement director for Oklahoma State Department of Health District 2

Seventy-three new COVID-19 cases have been recorded in Cherokee County, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, but there have been no new deaths recorded for the fourth week in a row.

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WASHINGTON — Mayors and tribes across Oklahoma have lists miles long of projects they hope to fund with some of the more than $5 billion that has been unlocked for Oklahoma by the federal infrastructure bill.

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ENID, Okla. — Northwestern Oklahoma State University is hosting a visual arts workshop investigating rematriation and ancestral venerations practices via drawing, painting and creative writing.

Lawyers representing Muskogee County entities named as defendants in a lawsuit alleging a violation of constitutional rights that resulted in the death of former inmate asked a federal judge to dismiss the complaint. 

Hunter’s Home fans might be happy to know that the museum’s private Facebook group, Life at Hunter’s Home, will be available for free throughout December, so they can enjoy the holidays with the site’s staff.

KIOWA COUNTY – The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) said Wednesday the skull found in Kiowa County on July 13, 2005, which became known as ‘Kiowa Jane Doe,’ is positively identified as Rebecca Jean Boyd. Boyd was reported missing by her estranged husband on July 30, 2002. She was 29 years old at the time of her disappearance and the mother of two small children.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) is asking for assistance from the public in identifying two photographed women.

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Over the last two years (and going back further to 2017) the city of Enid and Merrifield have been locked in a legal deadlock — during which several related cases have gone to the state level — over acquiring easements on his three lots in eastern Osage County for the city's long-planned water pipeline. 

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ENID, Okla. — Aaron LeCrone had never been inside a hot air balloon before, but on Monday, he got the opportunity to take a tethered ride in one.

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Enid pastor, writer and historian Wade Burleson said he believes that while people in Enid are very aware of Vance Air Force Base, and that the base was named after Leon Robert Vance, they may not know the whole story.

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He said the wind right now makes any possible ride decisions up in the air, but if they are offered it would be on a first-come basis as time allows. Donations would be accepted for the Children's Miracle Network, which is supported by the corporation.

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Locally, much of the western half of Garfield County is listed in moderate drought — the lowest level of drought — while the eastern part is listed as abnormally dry. 

African and Native American cultures consider the owl evil or an omen of illness. As uncommon as most owls are, they prefer to avoid humanity as much as many people consider them a foreboding entity. Considering that the less than 6-inch-long Elf Owl that weighs less than an ounce and a half with thin eyebrows and a squeaky bark, one is reminded more of a toy than a symbol of the occult.

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Tens of thousands made their way to downtown Enid to attend the 28th annual Enid Lights Up the Plains and the lighting of the world’s largest fresh-cut Christmas tree, which together marked the official start to the Christmas season in Northwest Oklahoma.

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