City of Yukon

City festival focuses on children, fun

With warm temperatures and only a slight chance for rain in the forecast, officials are hoping for a huge turnout this weekend for the Festival of the Child. The 23rd annual event is set to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday. Activities will continue most of the day at Yukon’s City Park. Everything will wrap up…

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Tourism impact on state, Yukon, focus of Mayor’s Breakfast

Tourism is a multi-million dollar industry, and Yukon has a big role in that. From Route 66 to Christmas in the Park, Yukon attractions draw thousands of visitors to the area each year, said Jennifer Mullins, the director of travel promotions for the Oklahoma Department of Tourism and Recreation. Mullins was the keynote speaker Friday…

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City financial health improves, analyst says

Yukon’s finances are in the best shape they have been in since at least 2012, city officials were told this week. Frank Crawford, a forensic auditor hired by the city, said Yukon’s overall financial health score ranks on his scale at 6.6 out of 10. That is a significant improvement over previous years. The score…

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Judge upholds most of Yukon’s pot law

A Canadian County judge on Monday ruled that part of a Yukon city ordinances that governs the use of medical marijuana in the community cannot be enforced. District Judge Paul Hesse issued an injunction that will prevent the city from requiring individuals with medical marijuana licenses and who plan to grow their own plants to…

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Yukon voters make statement for change with Wootton victory

Voters in Yukon opted for change on Tuesday with political newcomer Jeff Wootton defeating longtime council member Earline Smaistrla for an open seat on the council. Wootton, a sixth-grade teacher at Yukon Middle School, received 957 votes, or 65.91 % of the ballots, compared to Smaistrla’s 495 votes, or 34.09 %. Wootton, who was making…

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City moves forward with tax-funded district

Plans for a second tax incremental financing district in west Yukon are moving forward, officials said last week. Mitchell Hort, the director of development services, said paperwork for what is known as a TIF district, is nearing completion. The district would encompass a swath of property along the east side of Frisco Road from near…

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Water park plans move forward

Plans for what is expected to be a $100 million indoor water park in Yukon are moving forward, a representative of the company planning the facilities said Thursday. Philip Cove, who was representing Yukon businessman Scott Myrick of Thunder Falls Enterprises, said negotiations are continuing for the purchase of land that would allow the indoor…

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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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