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Heavy rain storms take toll on Canadian County

Washed out roads, stranded motorists, burning oil storage tanks and collapsed mobile homes were all part of the story Wednesday after storms dumped more than four inches of rainfall on the area. Fire and rescue crews spent much of Wednesday trying to help motorists who drove into floodwaters. At least three people had to be…

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Yukon receives new fire truck, strikes deal with OKC

The Yukon Fire Department has a new big, shiny red toy fire truck, and it arrived Monday. The fire department showed off its new engine just before the start of Tuesday’s city council meeting. The engine will be housed at Station 2, which is on S. Fifth Street. It will replace the current Engine 2,…

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Yukon superintendent, Dr. Jason Simeroth, named District 14 Superintendent of the Year

Yukon Superintendent Dr. Jason Simeroth has been selected as the 2019 Oklahoma Association of School Administrators’ District 14 Superintendent of the Year. Simeroth, who has served as Yukon’s superintendent since 2014, is now a nominee for state superintendent of the year. That award will be announced this summer during the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School…

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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 school board OKs district pot policy

Students attending school in Yukon who have received a license to use medical marijuana will be able to do so while at school, a policy approved Monday by the Yukon School Board says. The policy, which was first placed under review last month, was formally approved as part of the school board’s consent agenda. It…

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Yukon winter guard competes in state competition at Mustang

This past weekend Yukon Guards attended the Winter Guard and Percussion of Oklahoma Championships. This was their last performance of the season. “All three of our groups finished with their strongest run of the season and I couldn’t be prouder of them,” said Yukon Guard director Alyson Downs. “They worked hard to grow as performers…

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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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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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