City of Yukon

Yukon gears up for holiday season

On Nov. 17, just moments after the winners of Yukon’s annual Chill Your Cheeks 5k cross the finish line and walkers make their way around the 1-mile trail that makes up the city’s Jingle Walk, more than 4 million LED Christmas lights will be set aglow, marking the beginning of 45 days of Christmas in…

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Program aims to help teenage girls

The Yukon park system wasn’t the only organization to benefit from last Friday’s Patriot Project fundraising effort. The House of Healing also reaped its rewards. The Patriot Project is sponsored each year by Southwest Covenant Schools. It is a one-day effort in which students, parents and volunteers team up with city employees for a day…

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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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Yukon questions pot ordinance lawsuit

A hearing to determine whether the city of Yukon can enforce an ordinance dealing with medical marijuana was delayed Tuesday because of a question related to whether the city was properly served with court documents. Canadian County District Judge Paul Hesse reset the hearing for a temporary injunction until Nov. 14 at 1:30 p.m. The…

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Patriot Project set for Friday

Each year, around the first week of November, as the leaves begin to change color and temperatures tend to dip, thousands of people descend on Yukon’s park system to help spiff it up. And most of those people are associated with Southwest Covenant Schools and the Patriot Project. This year’s Patriot Project is set for…

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Volunteer of the Year was looking for a way to help

Yukon Sharing volunteer Mary Siehl knew she was going to a party Friday. She just didn’t know it was for her. Siehl has been a volunteer at the food and clothes pantry for almost two years. Friday, she was named its volunteer of the year. Volunteer Vicki Nelson said Siehl is at the pantry almost…

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Yukon official seeks other sources for city’s water supply

At least one Yukon city councilman says a decision earlier this month to implement a rate increase for water and sanitation services was not something that was taken lightly. Richard Cacini said he voted for increasing the rates out of necessity. “Since we have no water, we have to buy it. And because we have…

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Sales tax decline frustrates Yukon official

After more than 15 months of rising sales tax receipts, the city of Yukon has seen a recent downturn. According to a new report from the Oklahoma Tax Commission, Yukon’s sales tax when compared to last year, is down for the third month in a row. It is, however, up when compared to last month.…

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Yukon residents get ‘extra’ work

For Cameron and Marlene Webster, it was a role they were made to play — that of a married couple. The Yukon husband and wife played the role to perfection, and their portrayal could soon be on the big screen at Cannes or South-by-Southwest as part of “The Rivals of Anziah King,” an independent film…

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Broken Arrow pot ruling could impact Yukon lawsuit

An attorney for a Yukon man who is challenging the validity of a city ordinance that regulates medical marijuana in the city says he believes a judge’s ruling last week in Tulsa County bolsters his client’s case. Collin Rockett, who is one of several attorneys representing Jason Wesley Hodge, said Tulsa Conty Judge Patrick Pickerill’s…

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