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Fire Marshal Captain gives safety tips for July Fourth

It will be a busy weekend for fireworks as the City of Yukon puts on one of the preeminent displays in the state during Freedom Fest. Fireworks will light up the sky both Saturday and Sunday nights to patriotic fanfare drawing crowds from throughout the region. Given the strength of the firework show, the city…

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Local fireworks stands experience shortages

Down Route 66, two miles from Garth Brooks Boulevard, one firework stand exemplifies what dealers are having to work with. The fireworks stand benefits Bounce Academy Gym. In a typical year, there would be two stands open to the public. Because of supply issues, the one on the right is the only one in service.…

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Yukon fire official talks Independence Day safety

It will be a busy weekend for fireworks as the City of Yukon puts on one of the preeminent displays in the state during Freedom Fest. Fireworks will light up the sky both Saturday and Sunday nights to patriotic fanfare drawing crowds from throughout the region. Given the strength of the firework show, the city…

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Local charities busy under weight of need and expectation

In regard to the current state of affairs, charities are reporting an increase of need for food and financial assistance as debate grows over an end to evictions and COVID-19 unemployment. Locally, the oilfield has not reached its former glory weighing down recovery efforts. “I think there is a trinkled down effect and we are…

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Honoring fallen heroes

It was Feb. 14, 2020 when Canadian County Sheriff Deputy Shirley Lanning was involved in a crash that would ultimately claim her life days later. Last week, the End of Watch Ride to Remember made a stop at the sheriff’s office in Canadian County to pay tribute to Lanning and her family members. Six on…

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Council handles housekeeping duties in short meeting

The city’s planning meeting was a hard act to follow Tuesday night as the second city council meeting of the month felt almost anticlimactic. The council engaged over the agreement with Pafford EMS while working through the consent agenda, diving into the services it offers. Two ambulances operate out of Yukon from 1064 Industrial Drive.…

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City sets sights on future funding

The City of Yukon has begun the work of developing the foundation of tax questions in plans for improvements within city limits. During the study session leading up to the second council meeting on June 15, city officials outlined upcoming plans to secure funding for projects. On the agenda, the city listed a discussion of…

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Commission votes down duplex proposal

For the second time in a row, a proposed project by Ashton Gray to place duplexes within Yukon failed to gain traction with the Planning Commission. The commission voted 5-0, leaving the contractor with the sole avenue of protesting the decision as its hopes sank once again amid public vocal dissent. In the first line…

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