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Oklahoma Amends COVID-19 Quarantine Policies For Schools
Yesterday (01-12-21) Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt announced a change to the state's official COVID-19 quarantine policy for schools. He was joined by the Secretary of Education Ryan Walters and the Commissioner of Health Dr. Lance Frye at the press conference to announce and discuss the new an…
Oklahoma's COVID Vaccination Protocol Should Be the National Stan
Last week the Comanche County Health Department held it's first COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Great Plains Coliseum in Lawton and at the Community Center in Altus. Both locations provided vaccinations to those 65 years of age or older for Phase 2 of the vaccine rollout in the state and the…
Oklahoma COVID Vaccination Portal Now Open
The OSDH (Oklahoma State Department of Health) has launched their new COVID-19 vaccination portal. It will be used as a scheduling tool to help Oklahomans determine when they are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and help them schedule an appointment when it is their turn. This will be the fa…
Fort Sill Planning Prescribed Burn
Fort Sill is planning a prescribed or controlled burn for tomorrow morning (01-05-21) starting around 9:00am CST. So if you're out and about tomorrow and see smoke rising from Fort Sill know that it's under control and is being done deliberately to help prevent the possibility of future wi…
City of Lawton Has Purchased The Central Mall
The City of Lawton is purchasing the Central Mall for the FISTA (FIRES Innovation Science and Technology Accelerator) project. The Lawton City Council met last Friday (12-18-20) in a special session to finalize the purchase of the mall at a price tag of 14.6 MILLION! They'll be closing on it Tu…
Lawton, Fort Sill COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall Details
The City of Lawton held another virtual Town Hall meeting yesterday (12-10-20) on the city's official Facebook page. The event featured a panel of health experts and community leaders to discuss the current COVID-19 situation in Lawton, Fort Sill. There was also a Q&A session with community…
Today is Healthcare Heroes Day!
Earlier this week on Tuesday (12-08-20) Mayor Stan Booker along with several community leaders and the Lawton City Council signed a proclamation and pledge declaring today (12-11-20) officially "Healthcare Heroes Day" in Lawton, Fort Sill.
Lawton Plans COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall on Facebook
The City of Lawton is planning another virtual Town Hall meeting for this Thursday, December 10th (12-10-20) on the city's official Facebook page. The event will feature a panel of health experts and community leaders to discuss the current COVID-19 situation in Lawton, Fort Sill.
Congress Voting to Decriminalize Marijuana
Today's the day (12-04-20) that marijuana could become legal across all 50 states. Congress will be voting on the MORES Act (Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act) that would decriminalize cannabis Nationwide.
City of Lawton Temporarily Closes Facilities Due to COVID-19
The City of Lawton has announced that it will be temporarily closing all facilities to the general public until further notice due to COVID-19. By doing so they hope to help slow or stop the spread of Coronavirus. All of S.W. Oklahoma, Comanche County included, has seen a significant increase in pos…
City of Lawton Announces Tree Limb & Ice Storm Clean Up Plan
You wouldn't know it from how nice the weather has been this week, but the ice storm that hit Lawton, Fort Sill last week did major damage to people's property and trees. If you've be in any neighborhood in town you've seen all the tree limbs and debris everywhere. There's a lot of people just outsi…

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