Yukon Area News

Search continues for Mustang scuba diver missing in Cozumel

By Chris Eversole The family of a scuba diver from Mustang who has been missing in Mexico since March 13 is vacillating between hope and despair. Members of the family of Blake Mitchell, 30, went to Cozumel, a Mexican island in the Caribbean Sea, after he stopped texting them. “The longer he’s missing, and his…

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Yukon Police Department puts new robot on display

The Yukon Police Department was one of six public safety agencies to receive grants that have been used to purchase equipment for their agency. More than $122,000 in grants were awarded by the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation during a celebration in Norman. Yukon’s grant is $26,290 and was used to purchase a robot with…

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Yukon sales tax continues to slip

A trend of lower sales tax returns continued to plague Yukon in March, according to figures provided by the Oklahoma Tax Commission. For the sixth straight month, Yukon businesses produced fewer sales tax dollars than they did when compared to both the previous month and the same month in 2018. And Yukon isn’t alone. Almost…

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‘AnimeZing’ helps fill Yukon’s nerdy niche

By Larissa Copeland When Anthony Ivers was deciding which business to open in the Yukon area, he considered everything from vape shops to pawn shops. Nothing seemed to fit – he wanted a unique store where he could put his 16 years of management and sales experience to use. More importantly, he wanted to be…

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Yukon schools come through for classmate

As Antonius Acre and his mother sat in the gymnasium Friday at Yukon High School, dozens of people worked to raise money. A group of athletes jumped into an ice water-filled trough, another student was covered in ice cream, two others had their heads shaved and a teacher had peanut butter licked from her toes…

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Southwest Covenant drops two over the weekend

Southwest Covenant had a rough weekend at the Pioneer Festival. The Patriots (2-6) watched their losing streak grow to three with two losses to No. 10-ranked Navajo (6-3) and Morrison (5-2). Southwest Covenant held their own against the Indians, losing 13-11, but allowed a blowout 11-3 loss to the Wildcats in four innings. Through three…

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SUNDOWN SHOWDOWN

At the Yukon Sundowner meet, the Millers and Millerettes found themselves placing high. The Millers scored 213 points to place first of seven teams at the meet. Edmond North took second with 144 points and Lawton placed third with 75 points. Yukon won the meet by taking a variety of events. The Millers took first…

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BUSTED

Undercover unit taps into sex offenders’ lust   Canadian County sheriff investigations into suspected child predators that began last fall has netted at least 20 arrest warrants, 16 arrests and two convictions since February, officials said Thursday. That includes at least four arrests made last week. Canadian County investigator Adam Flowers said the agency’s investigation…

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Authorities identify pilots killed in Sundance crash

Authorities have identified two people who died Monday when the airplane they were piloting crashed at Sundance Airpark in northwest Oklahoma City. The state medical examiner’s office identified the victims as Doug Durning, 60, and Britton Lee, 43. The plane, which had left from Panama City, Florida, earlier in the day, skidded off the runway…

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