Yukon questions pot ordinance lawsuit

A hearing to determine whether the city of Yukon can enforce an ordinance dealing with medical marijuana was delayed Tuesday because of a question related to whether the city was properly served with court documents. Canadian County District Judge Paul Hesse reset the hearing for a temporary injunction until Nov. 14 at 1:30 p.m. The…

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Foundation grants wishes to Yukon educators

Teachers from six elementary schools, Yukon Middle School and Yukon High School got a bit of surprise Monday after learning they would share more than $23,000 in grants from the Yukon Public Schools Foundation. Thirty grants were awarded during events held throughout the district. The first grants were awarded to 10 teachers during Skyview Elementary…

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Patriot Project set for Friday

Each year, around the first week of November, as the leaves begin to change color and temperatures tend to dip, thousands of people descend on Yukon’s park system to help spiff it up. And most of those people are associated with Southwest Covenant Schools and the Patriot Project. This year’s Patriot Project is set for…

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Volunteer of the Year was looking for a way to help

Yukon Sharing volunteer Mary Siehl knew she was going to a party Friday. She just didn’t know it was for her. Siehl has been a volunteer at the food and clothes pantry for almost two years. Friday, she was named its volunteer of the year. Volunteer Vicki Nelson said Siehl is at the pantry almost…

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Yukon official seeks other sources for city’s water supply

At least one Yukon city councilman says a decision earlier this month to implement a rate increase for water and sanitation services was not something that was taken lightly. Richard Cacini said he voted for increasing the rates out of necessity. “Since we have no water, we have to buy it. And because we have…

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Sales tax decline frustrates Yukon official

After more than 15 months of rising sales tax receipts, the city of Yukon has seen a recent downturn. According to a new report from the Oklahoma Tax Commission, Yukon’s sales tax when compared to last year, is down for the third month in a row. It is, however, up when compared to last month.…

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Yukon residents get ‘extra’ work

For Cameron and Marlene Webster, it was a role they were made to play — that of a married couple. The Yukon husband and wife played the role to perfection, and their portrayal could soon be on the big screen at Cannes or South-by-Southwest as part of “The Rivals of Anziah King,” an independent film…

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Broken Arrow pot ruling could impact Yukon lawsuit

An attorney for a Yukon man who is challenging the validity of a city ordinance that regulates medical marijuana in the city says he believes a judge’s ruling last week in Tulsa County bolsters his client’s case. Collin Rockett, who is one of several attorneys representing Jason Wesley Hodge, said Tulsa Conty Judge Patrick Pickerill’s…

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Yukon bicyclist dies from injuries suffered in hit-and-run

A Yukon man died early Tuesday at an Oklahoma City hospital after being struck Monday by a pickup while riding his bike to work. Yukon police say that Gary Duvall, 50, suffered head injuries after his bicycle was struck by someone between 6:40 and 7 a.m. The incident occurred about a half-mile west of Frisco…

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