Canadian County

Residents win delay in oil, gas well drilling

By Chris Eversole Residents who are fighting plans to drill two fracking wells at S.W. 29th Street and Czech Hall Road between Mustang and Yukon won a small victory this week at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. An administrative law judge on Tuesday denied an application to move forward with the wells on an emergency basis.…

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Trey Cloud looks back at historic season

  Aspirations for a state title were not accomplished by Southwest Covenant this season but not all hope is lost. Coach Trey Cloud led his team to the winningest mark in school history at 13-1, with their single loss coming at the hands of Tipton in the state championship game. The Patriots exceeded expectations coming…

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CCSO reserve deputy enjoys helping others

  Sara Bondurant is a woman who wears many hats. She is an attorney, a municipal judge and a reserve deputy for Canadian County. Bondurant recently was recognized for her service by the Journal Record, who named her their 50 Making a Difference Woman of the Year. Bondurant, 41, is married to Canadian County investigator…

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CV Tech doubling campus on Czech Hall Road

By Chris Eversole, staff writer Health careers training is Canadian Valley Technology Center’s fastest growing program, and it’s responding by building a 64,000-square-foot addition to its Dr. Earl Cowan Campus. The addition will more than double the size of the campus, which is now houses in a 54,000-square-foot building at the corner of Czech Hall…

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Canadian County deputies cleared in fatal shooting

District Attorney Mike Fields said Canadian County sheriff’s deputies were justified in the shooting death of a 24-year-old man who led them on a high-speed chase before exiting a stolen truck he was driving with a handgun. “There is no evidence of criminal wrongdoing by Canadian County sheriff’s office deputies John Bridges, Christopher Contreras, Bryan…

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Event raises funds for mobile testing center

A little more than a year since announcing plans to change its name and its destiny, Gateway Express Testing Center is moving forward with plans to expand its services. Last October, officials with Gateway Women’s Clinic said that it was changing its name. It also said that while its past had been focused on pregnancy…

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New Canadian County fairgrounds land could lead to large investment

The purchase of land for a new Canadian County fairgrounds is part of a developing plan that could very well lead to “substantial” investment from the private sector, said one proponent of the concept. Brad Tipton, former OSU Extension agent, was appointed to serve as a “liaison” between the fair board and the county commissioners…

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Breaking down the Tuesday elections

CANADIAN COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 1 Voters in Canadian County District 1 will go to the polls Tuesday to decide who will represent them on the county commission. The incumbent is Marc Hader, a Republican. Hader is seeking his second, four-year term. He is being challenged by Marcus Hall, a Libertarian. The Yukon Review posed a…

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New Canadian County fairgrounds a good deal

Some in Canadian County are throwing rocks at the county commissioners for purchasing land for a new fairgrounds. They’re wrong to do so. The commissioners voted unanimously to purchase 50 acres that pretty much sits at I-40 and U.S. 81. They have an option to purchase another 50 acres if the need arises. At $25,000…

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