President Burns Hargis sent a letter to the Oklahoma State University community Sunday, writing that there is a confirmed positive COVID-19 case for a student from the OSU-Stillwater campus.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Health on Sunday reported one additional death due to the coronavirus and 52 new cases statewide.
As you read this, it’s early in the cherry blossom time in Japan, a time when hundreds of thousands of people would normally engaged in hanami or cherry blossom viewing.
They may look like cute and furry garden pets, but they really are more of a pest than a pet. Caterpillar pests are common on many landscape and garden plants and can cause mild to severe damage depending on plant species and number of caterpillars present.
Readers frequently ask me just how I come up with topics for my weekly “Time Out” installments, especially since this has been a regular labor-of-love for me since August 2015.
I think most Americans would agree that stress has become a normal part of everyday life, especially given the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19.
This has been an exciting week for rare bird alerts. At Boomer Lake we observed both the Neotropic Cormorant, which is a bird that has been coming to the area for the past five years, but it takes eBird several years to count what might be a vagrant. The American Tree Sparrow was also seen i…
Stillwater Mayor Will Joyce announced Saturday that the City of Stillwater will be following Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Norman in issuing orders for residents to shelter in place that will probably take effect Tuesday morning.
We have seen how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted individuals, industries, and cultures worldwide. The travel and tourism industry has virtually come to a halt in an effort to flatten the curve and save more lives. We asked Visit Stillwater Chairman of the Board Chris Norris how our local …
Measures taken by state and local governments to combat the spread of COVID-19 are requiring residents to temporarily accept limitations on some of the freedoms they took for granted until now. It’s not a comfortable process for anyone.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Everyman has integrated a plan within the past week that had been in the cards for next year.
OKLAHOMA CITY — The state has procured 10,000 COVID-19 test kits but will continue to prioritize its public health supply for Oklahomans who are already hospitalized or classified as most vulnerable to the virus, officials said during a Friday briefing.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting swiftly in an extraordinary time, the House rushed President Donald Trump a $2.2 trillion rescue package Friday, tossing a life preserver to a U.S. economy and health care system left flailing by the coronavirus pandemic.
Humans are social animals and some, like Westwood Elementary art teacher Suzanne Tackett, are so social they don’t do well in isolation. Tackett says the term “raging extrovert” would be a fair assessment of her personality.
Concert halls, arenas and other venues that are normally full of sound are currently silent. It is one of the many aspects of our daily lives that has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Due to the escalation of COVID-19 infections in Payne County, with five cases of the illness now confirmed, the Payne County Budget Board held an emergency meeting Wednesday to discuss the county’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
More testing has led to more known positive cases of COVID-19, with the state's total rising sharply to 248 from 164 a day ago. Seven Oklahomans have died from the disease, according the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created unforeseen challenges for Our Daily Bread, Stillwater’s Food & Resource Center.
Oklahoma State University is closing all campus buildings to visitors Wednesday in compliance with Gov. Kevin Stitt’s executive order closing non-essential business.
Oklahoma’s State Board of Education voted Wednesday morning to close public school buildings and adopt distance learning for the rest of the school year as a measure against the spread of COVID-19.
The economic impact of business shutdowns due to COVID-19 is going to take a toll on the City of Stillwater’s finances, City Manager Norman McNickle told the City Council on Monday night.
After an hours-long standoff, police apprehended a Stillwater man who was accused of making threats and brandishing a rifle Tuesday night.
In a press conference earlier today, Gov. Kevin Stitt created a "Safer at Home" order for "vulnerable populations" until April 30, and ordered the closure of "non-essential businesses" in the 19 counties with confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 for 21 days.
The mayor issued a proclamation declaring a state of emergency within the City of Stillwater on March 15, and two supplemental proclamations were issued on March 16 and 17 establishing additional restrictions. On Monday, a fourth proclamation was issued with additional restrictions effective…
Stillwater Mayor Will Joyce signed a declaration Monday night ordering the closure of personal service providers like hair salons, barber shops, health clubs, spas, tattoo parlors, massage parlors and nail salons within the city limits until 12:01 a.m. April 5.
Stillwater restaurants Mexico Joe’s and Eskimo Joe’s are closed effective Monday night. In addition to the restaurants, Joe’s Clothes World Headquarters at 507 W. Elm Street, Stan Clark Companies offices and Eskimo Joe’s Promotional Products will also be closed through April 6, Kendra Morela…
The Oklahoma State Department of Health is advising Oklahomans that epidemiologists have detected community spread of COVID-19 in our state.
Finding credible resources can be challenging, especially in times like these, when information is changing rapidly. As your librarians, we want you to know that even though our doors are closed, we are here for you. One of the things that we can provide right now is reliable information and…
State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister plans to recommend that the state Board of Education keep public school buildings closed for the remainder of the school year, according to multiple education officials.
OnCue is donating more than $30,000 of non-perishable food and personal care products to several local food banks, pantries and soup kitchens in response to increased community needs surrounding COVID-19.
Payne County Emergency Manager Jeff Kuhn informed Commissioners today that the state health department has told him there is now a third confirmed case of COVID-19 in the county.
Governor Kevin Stitt addressed concerns of a statewide lockdown due to the spread of COVID-19 during a news conference Sunday afternoon. Stitt reiterated that Oklahoma would not forcibly shut down businesses like bars or restaurants.
With schools across Oklahoma closing at least through April 6, kids will be spending more time at home for the foreseeable future. If you weren’t already homeschooling, you probably weren’t prepared to keep your kids occupied and mentally stimulated when sending them off to school isn’t an option.
The Oklahoma State Health Department has reported the second positive test for COVID-19 in Payne County. OSDH also reported the state’s second fatality Sunday.
With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting everything from major league sporting events to dining inside restaurants, it has been felt by businesses across the globe.
Nothing should ever be taken for granted. Whether it’s our freedom, job, love life or most importantly, our health – nothing in life is guaranteed. This world-wide crisis has put a lot of things into perspective for a lot of people.
After talking to producers this spring, it seems there is an anomaly happening with difficult births. We all know that many things influence a calf’s birth weight, but even producers who pay close attention to the obvious factors like genetics or cow size might find themselves helping a cow …
It seems like pruning has been the topic of choice lately, but it’s an important gardening chore this time of year. Hydrangeas, one of the more popular plants in the landscape, also require routine pruning.
Rare birds include the Neotropic Cormorant, which has been visiting Boomer Lake Park and Boomer Creek since 2015. The Neotropic Cormorant is common within a limited range, predominating on smaller and shallower fresh water.
- City of Stillwater declaration shuts down personal services
- City of Stillwater to issue Shelter in Place order
- Oklahoma's known positive cases of COVID-19 rise sharply after more testing made available
- Standoff ends in Stillwater man's arrest
- UDPATE: Gov. Stitt creates 'Safer at Home' order for vulnerable Oklahomans, calls for business closures in affected counties
- Shawnee residents charged in Stillwater for drug trafficking
- Update: Emergency Manager reports third positive case of COVID-19 in Payne County, activates new level of response in emergency plan
- City of Stillwater answers frequently asked questions about COVID-19 proclamations
- Payne County records second case of positive COVID-19 as health department reports state's second fatality
- Creek County man dies from COVID-19