Yukon Area News

Long-awaited SH-4 project begins

With signs flashing a warning that workers are in the area, officials from a Tulsa bridge construction company have begun work on a long-awaited project at State Highway 4. The crews really began moving some dirt over the past two weeks. A crane was recently moved into place just south of the North Canadian River,…

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Chamber preps for ‘Night Among the Stars’

Sherry Poage said being selected as the H.B. Frank Citizen of the Year award winner last year was exciting and unexpected. Poage, who played an integral role in revitalizing the Yukon Main Street program, received what is considered the top honor at the 2019 Yukon Chamber of Commerce Gala. Her successor will be named next…

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Cacini seeks citizen input on city’s water supply

A Yukon city councilman says he wants input from residents of his ward about city’s future supply of water. Ward 1 Council member Rick Cacini said he will host a town hall meeting Thursday to get input from residents. Cacini said he attended a water symposium late last year in which the future of the…

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Veterans Museum honors lost World War II sailors

The Yukon Veterans Museum on Tuesday held a memorial ceremony for three Oklahoma sailors who died on the USS Grayback in World War II. The wreckage of their submarine, which had a crew of 80, wasn’t found until last year, when an exploration crew located it more than 1,400 feet underwater off Okinawa, Japan. Tuesday’s…

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Work to begin on SH-4 improvements

For Shelli Selby, Wednesday was an emotional day. Selby was among the officials who participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for a long-awaited road project on the northern edge of Yukon. The ceremony, which was held just south of Wilshire Boulevard, marked the beginning of a project that will transform State Highway 4 into what is…

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OSSAA announces district alignment

Not much will change for the Yukon Miller football program over the next two years, at least as far as who their district opponents will be. The Oklahoma Secondary Activities Association released its district alignment this week. For Yukon, in Class 6A-1-1, the district is exactly the same as it has been for the past…

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Driver seeks help finding missing pup

It’s been more than a month since Judy Stanton of Indianapolis last saw her dog on Interstate 40 near Yukon, and she’s hoping the area communities can help. Stanton, a truck driver, said she passes through Yukon and El Reno twice a week while driving her route. Until Dec. 14, Stanton’s long-haul companion was Reba,…

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County commissioners cover children’s justice center shortfall

The Canadian County commissioners on Monday transferred $150,000 from a reserve account to keep the Gary E. Miller Children’s Justice Center within budget. They took the action because monthly collections are down for the .35 percent dedicated sales tax that is the center’s primary funding source. The dip was in sales for the last 15…

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Medical marijuana taxes add to city coffers

Medical marijuana tax revenues reported to state and local governments in Canadian County are on a new high, and dispensaries reported sales for December were up, the Oklahoma Tax Commission said. The total of state and local taxes generated in December for all of Canadian County medical marijuana sales comes to $143,401, the tax commission…

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Stitt, others cut ribbon for turnpike extension

“We can accomplish anything we set our mind to,” Gov. Kevin Stitt declared Thursday to several hundred officials, business leaders and media representatives at the partial opening of the Mustang extension of the John Kilpatrick Turnpike. The extension, which had been in the works for decades and under construction for two years, will benefit today’s…

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