We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

featured breaking topical

Crisis task force team members say they are waiting to see if there's a surge in COVID-19 cases due to Memorial Day weekend activities.

1. You’re quite the colorful character around here, known for being outspoken – especially on social media, where you jokingly spar with friends. How do you manage that?

featured breaking topical

After traveling for four days across 21 communities, "Yes on 802" stopped in Tahlequah at the end of its community outreach tour to raise awareness for State Question 802. It will officially be on the June 30 ballot.

featured breaking topical

Northeastern State University students and staff had to make quick adjustments in March as COVID-19 hit the area. Things have been progressing toward reopening the campuses.

OKLAHOMA CITY — As the state prepares to enter the next reopening phase, Oklahoma’s governor won’t ask lawmakers to extend his unprecedented powers for another month.

Lily Couch runs at the NSU track Friday afternoon.

breaking

A high water advisory was issued Friday for the Illinois River Basin.

Illinois River water levels and flows are above normal conditions, said Ed Fite, Grand River Dam Authority vice president for rivers operations and water quality.

breaking

On June 30, voters will make a big decision about the future of health care in Oklahoma. State Question 802 would have a $27 million economic impact on Cherokee Nation Health Services.

breaking featured

Oklahoma has a lot of cases of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, and drug and alcohol abuse. With the added stress experienced these past several weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the levels have increased even more.

In the coming weeks, Oklahoma plans to train hundreds of workers in so-called "shoe-leather epidemiology" -- the practice of calling people who have been in contact with someone infected with the coronavirus in an effort to stop the spread of the deadly disease.

breaking topical top story

The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council approved a $332 million budget modification during a meeting Thursday, May 28, after receiving a portion of the $8 billion set aside for tribal governments in Congress's CARES Act.

breaking topical top story

Tahlequah's mayor said an increase in revenue for fiscal year 2020-2021 wasn't budgeted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

breaking topical featured

Because of one family's meeting weeks ago, thousands of vegetable and herb plants were given away to community members Thursday evening.

breaking topical featured

Branches of the Eastern Oklahoma Library System - including those in Cherokee County - are getting ready to reopen their doors to the public.

Northeastern Oklahoma Community Health Centers Inc. will be offering free sports physicals June 2-5, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the NeoHealth NSU Clinic, 529 N. Oak Ave. in Tahlequah.

breaking

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3707 of Tahlequah will resume its weekly bingo games Monday, June 8. All are invited to attend.

On Saturday, May 30, Abundant Life Fellowship will be distributing 1,000 boxes of produce to those in the Tahlequah community. The boxes will contain an assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables and will be provided free of charge.

Every now and again, I just have to share a potential idea; this column is one of those times. It is during times of crisis that some of the greatest innovations, inventions, movements and opportunities present themselves. Could the current COVID-19 crisis present what might be a defining mo…

breaking featured

May 31 is World No Tobacco Day, and Tobacco Stops With Me, a program of the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust, is encouraging Oklahomans to stand up to "big tobacco’s" decades of targeting the youth with their products.

ALVA - Northwestern Oklahoma State University's online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has been named the best online RN-to-BSN program in Oklahoma evaluated by RegisteredNursing.org.

breaking

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The growing partisan divide over facemasks was on full display in the Legislature last week.

breaking topical featured

Tahlequah native and blues drummer Tammy Ridgeway goes by many names. In Tulsa, she's known as the Funky Drummer, and in Oklahoma City, she answers to Bam Bam. But now, all throughout Oklahoma, she'll be known as the first female drummer to be inducted into the Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame.

breaking featured

Mayor Sue Catron stopped by the Tahlequah Recycle drop-off center to observe its operations firsthand on Wednesday, May 27.

featured

Sequoyah High School senior Katie Hallum was awarded a scholarship from the Tahlequah Rotary Club. Katie plans to attend the University of Oklahoma and pursue a degree in international law.

Data released by the Oklahoma Tax Commission indicate Cherokee County sales tax collections for May increased by more than $58,000 from the same time period last year, and Hulbert’s figures increased from last May.

breaking topical featured

While the past few months on the job have been hectic, Kirsten Carpitcher said the mentality of her co-workers and customers made working at Save A Lot more than bearable.

Albert McCutchan, a maintenance worker at Arrowhead Resort, was cleaning equipment Wednesday afternoon. 

This Week's Circulars

Obituaries

PARK HILL [mdash] Funeral services for Henry Newton Sadler will be held at Green Country Funeral Home on Thursday, May 28th, 2020 at 10:00 AM with Tommy Tucker officiating. His family will have a visitation on Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 beginning at 9:00 AM until 8:00 PM at Green Country Fune…

TAHLEQUAH [mdash] Elizabeth A. Ostenson, 84 of Tahlequah, Go-Ye-Village, died May 23, 2020. Services are pending at this time, On-line condolences may be expressed at tahlequahfuneral.com

TAHLEQUAH [mdash] Othel Peace, 80 of Tahlequah, Pumpkin Hollow area, died Sunday May, 24, 2020, Services Pending with Green Country Funeral Home, On-line condolences may be expressed at tahlequahfuneral.com

TAHLEQUAH [mdash] Walter "Walt" Dale Choate of Tahlequah, Oklahoma passed away May 21, 2020 at the age of 79. Walter was born March 23, 1941 in Wagoner, Oklahoma to William "Bill" Frank Choate and Dorothy Marie "Neel" Choate. He graduated from Wagoner High School in 1959 and later became a C…