City of Yukon

City of Yukon to host 18th annual Senior Games

The 18th annual Yukon Senior Games are quickly approaching with competition for people at all levels. The City of Yukon will host the Senior Games April 5 through April 13 where seniors get the opportunity to show their skills against their peers. There will be more than 40 events in 13 categories at a variety…

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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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More money for Crosby

Two Yukon city officials received significant pay increases Tuesday after city council members praised them for their work. The decision to give City Manager Jim Crosby and City Attorney Gary Miller pay increases of more than 6 percent was not unanimous, however. Crosby’s new salary is $149,000 plus a one-time performance bonus of $8,000. In…

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City of Yukon sues pharmaceutical companies

The city of Yukon has filed a lawsuit against more than a dozen pharmaceutical companies, joining several other local governments in accusing the companies of pushing their medications and creating an opioid crisis in the community. The city filed its lawsuit Thursday in Canadian County District Court. The lawsuit names Purdue Pharma, along with 33…

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City approves new bingo rules

The B-I-N-G-O is O-N. The Yukon City Council earlier this month approved a resolution that allows non-profit organizations to offer games of chance, such as bingo, as fundraisers. Tuesday, the council approved the associated ordinance that makes it legal and sets the cost for an annual permit at $10. Yukon’s Mobile Meals program was the…

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No criminal charges for Bottom

Canadian County District Attorney Mike Fields has announced that no criminal charges will be filed against former Yukon City Manager Grayson Bottom. Fields said he came to the decision came to the decision after he reviewed a joint investigation conducted by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. “The criminal…

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Yukon sales tax continues losing streak

The February sales tax report brought more bad news for Yukon. Its sales tax receipts declined for the fifth straight month, and it’s a trend that officials don’t expect to end soon. City Manager Jim Crosby said last week that the declining sale tax is to be expected. Many shoppers are taking advantage of new…

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Attorney says Yukon pot law is discriminatory

A Canadian County judge said Thursday that he would give attorneys representing the two sides of a lawsuit challenging the City of Yukon’s ordinance regulating medical marijuana additional time to respond to concerns about the lawsuit and the ordinance. District Judge Paul Hesse heard more than 90 minutes of testimony from Jason Wesley Hodge and…

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