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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma's bounty on Bigfoot has grown to nearly $2.1 million mere weeks after a state lawmaker proposed a controversial bill to allow capturing of the mythical creature.

Data released by the Oklahoma Tax Commission indicate Cherokee County sales tax collections February increased by more than $89,000 over the same time last year, and Hulbert's figures rose as well.

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The 911 Trust Authority has been playing a low-key role for years in Cherokee County Emergency Management, and a local official explained this week who they are and how they work.

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Throughout March, which is Women’s History Month, Hunter’s Home is highlighting some who lived in the historic house and what roles they filled on the plantation.

Cherokee County Governmental Building Authority members were informed of jail operations during a March 3 meeting.

The Cherokee County Republican Party will meet Monday, March 8, at 6:30 p.m. in Room 1 at the Tahlequah Armory Municipal Center, 100 N. Water Ave.

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As of Wednesday, March 3, the Oklahoma State Department of Health has changed the way it reports COVID-19 deaths in an effort to show a more timely picture of the disease’s impact in Oklahoma.

During his weekly Chief Chat on March 1, Nate King updated the community on the types of calls the Tahlequah Police Department responded to.

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Several health facilities in the area continue to administer COVID-19 vaccines as they become more readily available, and people eligible to receive shots are urged to start making appointments.

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While the weather is still chilly, outdoor activities are not as enjoyable for some people. But there are still opportunities for people to enjoy the outdoors from the comfort of their homes – and help the wildlife at the same time.

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A former Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper and Cherokee County Sheriff's Office investigator has retired after 41 years in law enforcement.

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portant types of exercise – endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility – can all be achieved through yoga, but it can also improve mental health and offer a sense of community.

GROVE – The Grand River Dam Authority Ecosystems and Watershed Management Department is announcing that its next Rush for Brush workshop is scheduled for Saturday, April 17, at Wolf Creek Park in Grove, beginning at 9 a.m.

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The March 1 online Tahlequah City Council meeting was interrupted three times by someone from the public playing an obscene audio clip.

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A Cherokee Nation Tribal Council member and a well-known Cherokee genealogist clarified their stance Monday on a recent CN Supreme Court ruling that struck “by blood” language from the tribe’s constitution as a condition for citizenship.

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Holly Hughes, of the Eastern Oklahoma Library System, introduced Jimmie White, former instructor at Connors State College, before he presented virtually on the Tulsa Race Massacre last Thursday, Feb. 25.

WILBURTON – Eastern Oklahoma State College has been given the “all clear” from local and statewide authorities after a bomb threat was received earlier Tuesday. Students and employees were evacuated at the Wilburton and McAlester campuses and classes were canceled as a safety precaution.

MUSKOGEE - As of Feb. 18, the Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System has given the COVID-19 vaccine to 5,119 veterans. A total of 3,995 veterans have received their first shot, and 1,124 have received both shots.

The Cherokee County Commissioners, during a March 1 meeting, approved a resolution to update the multihazard mitigation plan.

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Each month, the Rotary Club of Tahlequah/Cherokee County honors local high school seniors who were selected by their teachers and school administrators as Students of the Month.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Locust Grove High School senior Kaitlyn Stephens has completed a week of service as a page for her grandfather, Sen. Blake Cowboy Stephens, R-Tahlequah, at the state Capitol during the fourth week of session from Feb. 22-25.

WILBURTON – Due to recent winter storms and school closures, Eastern Oklahoma State College’s scholarship application deadline for the 2021-22 academic year has been extended to midnight on Friday, March 5.

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