Canadian County

The pills are not your master

By Shane Smith El Reno Tribune The reports are constant. Another overdose from prescription pain pills. In Oklahoma, one person dies every day from overdoses. That number grows to 115 people per day when the entire nation is counted. Red Rock Behavioral Health, with offices in El Reno and Yukon, is one of many organizations…

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Advocate suggests delaying pot vote to 2020

Russell Moore says he wouldn’t be overly disappointed if a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana did not make the 2018 general election ballot. He’d prefer that it be on the ballot in 2020. That way, Moore said, Oklahomans could see that legalizing marijuana is not going to harm the state. Moore, who is a proponent…

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El Reno father charged in 3-year-old son’s death

The father of a 3-year-old El Reno boy, who died after being left inside a hot car for several hours, has been charged with second-degree murder. The charge was filed Friday morning in Canadian County District Court. Adam Daniel Kolar, 33, is accused in the Aug. 2 death of Ryker Kolar. Ryker was found inside…

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Judge Hughey denies allegations

Associate District Judge Bob Hughey said it would be impossible for him to access, by computer, confidential juvenile cases outside of Canadian County. His opponent, Piedmont attorney Rachel Bussett, recently accused him of doing that and suggested Hughey may have broken state law. Hughey will face Bussett in the November general election. The winner will…

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Driver in fatal crash ordered to trial

A Piedmont man accused in a December crash that killed two area men has been ordered to stand trial. Canadian County Special Judge Gary McCurdy ordered David Christopher Cochlin to stand trial on two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of first-degree manslaughter in connection with the Dec. 15 deaths Sean Matthew Tucker and…

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Rumor has it: We’re sticking around

As Mark Twain once said, “The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” In the news industry it normally goes against the grain to write about rumors. We wait until something is verified, usually by the writer through multiple sources, before we write. Writing about rumors is not something you do. But in this…

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Canadian County officials consider joining national lawsuit

Canadian County has been invited to join a federal class action lawsuit that would require the federal government to make payments on property it owns in the county. The lawsuit was originally filed by officials in Kane County, Utah, in U.S. District Court. The lawsuit seeks reimbursement for payments in lieu of taxes that were…

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Officers question Canadian County Fairgrounds plans

Concerns about how Canadian County will pay for a new fairgrounds complex, as well as the new employees who will be needed to operate the facility, were part of a lively discussion during last week’s budget meeting. County Court Clerk Marie Hirst, who is heavily involved in the El Reno Wranglers’ Rodeo Club, has previously…

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Yukon Review endorses Mick Cornett for governor

If you are just now looking up to see who is running for governor, you might be surprised to see a long list of Republican candidates. There are 10 to be exact, but only one has the experience of growing and diversifying an economy, balancing government budgets and auditing government agencies. We have big issues…

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Yukon leaves mark on annual Route 66 Triathlon

A few degrees cooler and lighter winds made all the difference as the 14th annual Route 66 Triathlons went off without any major hiccups, according to Tri-OKC race director Jane Hresko. “Overall it went really great. The temperature was a few degrees lower than the day before and the wind was not as bad. So…

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