Canadian County

House, Senate hopefuls make pitch

Several candidates for open seats in the Oklahoma House of Representatives and the state Senate were among those who spoke last week at a forum sponsored by the Yukon Chamber of Commerce. Among those who participated were candidates for House District 43, which includes most of Yukon. Those seeking House Seat 43 include Democrat Chantelle…

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Canadian County to offer $1.25M for possible new fairground site

Canadian County officials voted Monday to spend $1.25 million to purchase 50 acres of land that will be developed into a new fairgrounds complex. The property, owned by Steven Jensen, is located near the northwest corner of the intersection of Jensen Road and Alfadale Road just outside of El Reno. The decision followed an 80-minute…

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Canadian County to offer $1.25M for possible fairground site

Canadian County officials voted Monday to spend $1.25 million to purchase 50 acres of land that will be developed into a new fairgrounds complex. The property, owned by Stephen Jensen, is located near the intersection of Jensen Road and Alfadale Road just outside of El Reno. The decision followed a 1 hour, 15 minute executive…

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Canadian Valley Technology Center receives $20,000 grant

A $20,000 grant awarded Tuesday will benefit students participating in Canadian Valley Technology Center’s STEM program. The programs focus on science, technology, engineering and math curriculum and combined have about 125 students at CV Tech’s Cowan Campus in Yukon and at its Chickasha campus. Tuesday, officials with Midship Pipeline awarded the career tech a $20,000…

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Energy company sues Canadian County for land

An Oklahoma City energy company has sued Canadian County in hopes of getting a fair price for property on which it plans to drill an oil and gas well. Chaparrel Energy Co. filed its lawsuit in Canadian County District Court on Oct. 2. It is seeking the appointment of three appraisers to make recommendations concerning…

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Efforts to obtain land for Canadian County fairgrounds continues

Officials with the Canadian County Public Facilities Authority have authorized their attorney to continue negotiating for the purchase of property to be the new home of the county fairgrounds. The move came Monday following a 1½ hour executive session. The panel voted unanimously to move forward with the negotiations to purchase about 140 acres of…

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Number of Canadian County voters spikes as deadline looms

With just a few days remaining to register to vote in the Nov. 6 general election, officials say more than 1,200 people have registered with the Canadian County Election Board. In addition, more than 770 people have changed their addresses, 207 have changed affiliations and 114 voters have registered name changes, said Wanda Armold, the…

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Canadian County deputies shoot kill car theft suspect

OKARCHE — Five Canadian County sheriff’s deputies are on paid administrative leave after they shot and killed a suspect who had led them on a high-speed chase through at least three cities in a stolen vehicle. Canadian County Sheriff Chris West said the suspect was shot after he exited a Ford Extended Cab pickup just…

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J.P. Jordan suspends campaign for judge

Saying he is unsure that he is eligible to seek a newly created seat as a district judge, State Rep. John Paul Jordan announced Tuesday that he has suspended his campaign. Jordan made the announcement during a legislative breakfast sponsored by the Yukon Chamber of Commerce. Jordan was one of two candidates for Judicial District…

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Families welcome Guard unit home from Afghanistan

By Chris Eversole, staff writer The 350 members of an Oklahoma National Guard’s unit returning from Afghanistan reunited with their families at Mustang Bronco Stadium Monday. The Guard chose the Mustang field for the event because of its large capacity, Athletic Director Robert Foreman said. The First Squadron, 180th Cavalry Regiment, served about a year…

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