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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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‘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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Authorities identify pilots killed in Sundance crash

Authorities have identified two people who died Monday when the airplane they were piloting crashed at Sundance Airpark in northwest Oklahoma City. The state medical examiner’s office identified the victims as Doug Durning, 60, and Britton Lee, 43. The plane, which had left from Panama City, Florida, earlier in the day, skidded off the runway…

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Authorities rule garage fire an accident

Authorities say they don’t know for sure what sparked a fire Thursday afternoon that destroyed a detached garage across the street from the Yukon School District’s Fine Arts Auditorium, but believe it was an accident. Fire Chief Shawn Vogt said the 5:05 p.m. fire at 825 Yukon Ave., caused about $110,000 in damage. The wood…

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