“There’s an old adage that says when you know better, you have to do better,” said Hannibal B. Johnson. “Once your eyes have been open, it’s impossible to close them again.”
Fire officials said problems with a damaged guard rail around a fire hydrant on College Avenue, just across Second Street from the Daily Press, have been reported to the Tahlequah Public Works Authority.
As the temperatures get warmer, area residents may be thinking of opening their swimming pools or installing a new one. But according to Mark Sweeney of Heath and Pool Services, they should’ve begun planning months ago.
It’s been 51 years since the first Earth Day, and while the world has made strides to improve the environment, humans can still do things to improve the planet’s land, water and air.
The story of Cherokee people wouldn’t be the same without Sequoyah, perhaps best known for his creation of his tribe's syllabary. His work and accomplishments are still celebrated today, and he's the focus of a new exhibit in the Cherokee National History Museum in Tahlequah.
The Tahlequah Police Department leader called the recent shooting death of a 20-year-old Minnesota man a tragedy, and says this wasn’t the first time an officer has mistaken a firearm for a Taser.
After several successful years of hosting the Medicine Stone music festival, Diamondhead Resort in Tahlequah will be the site of this year’s Diamond Stone music festival to serve as a place filler. But some big names in country and Red Dirt music are still on the lineup.
As of the Wednesday, April 21, Oklahoma State Department of Health advisory, there are 445,963 cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma – an increase of 238 cases from the previous report.
Although the pandemic has affected their process, Cherokee citizens Brad Wagnon and Alex Stephenson will have two new children’s books released this August.
The biggest trial of the past decade concluded this week with a 12-member jury finding former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of killing George Floyd.
Sequoyah State Park invites the public to experience the accessible and whimsical Fantastical Forest: Flora and Fauna outdoor exhibit, Earth Day through June 10.
Hundreds of Cherokee County residents hauled their junk to four solid waste transfer stations on Saturday to take advantage of the area’s Free Dump Day.
Those who live in a landlocked territory might feel leery about eating freshwater crustaceans, but around this time every year, folks in Louisiana and parts of Texas treat themselves to a steaming pile of crawfish.
For anyone who has joined the annual Symposium on the American Indian at Northeastern State University for nearly five decades, vivid images come to mind.
CNHI News, the parent company of the Tahlequah Daily Press, is taking a national poll on attitudes about racial justice and policing. The purpose is to get a sense of public sentiment on racial justice and policing.
The Navajo Nation has been among the areas hardest hit by COVID-19. Native Americans as a whole have faced disproportionate losses, and 74 lives have been lost in Cherokee County.
Governments and intergovernmental organizations throughout the world have devoted resources to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. As part of that effort, the Cherokee Nation unveiled its first rural electric transit buses and first electric school bus Monday.
Tahlequah Police Chief Nate King said additional resources will be working in the area where an early morning shooting incident occurred Sunday.
Melodies bounced off the bluffs surrounding Hanging Rock’s campgrounds before returning to earth Monday, when musicians and campers celebrated the inaugural Earth Note.
Saturday started out chilly for the 11th annual Walk A Mile in Her Shoes. But the men walking – in stilettos, wedges, flats, and tennis shoes – warmed up quickly as they made the mile-long journey south from Northeastern State University to Keetoowah Street and back to Norris Park.
As of the Monday, April 19, Oklahoma State Department of Health advisory, there have been 445,650 cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma – an increase of 186 cases since the previous update.
Cherokee women tell their stories to a national audience and in the home. These stories are public as works of art, as private as passing skills on from mother to daughter.
The Tahlequah Public Works Authority Board of Trustees, during an April 16 meeting, accepted from Arledge & Associates the fiscal year 2020 audit report - and the tardiness generated some comments from the public.
“We really don’t live in a bubble. The pandemic is not going to be over until we make more progress globally,” said Aaron Wendelboe, who has a doctorate in epidemiology, and is an associate professor at the University of Oklahoma.
With former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on trial for killing George Floyd, the incident that sparked outrage, protests, demonstrations and riots last year has reentered the national spotlight.
It has been a challenge for Cherokee County photographers to not lose focus over the past year. On Tuesday, the Tahlequah Camera Club held its first meeting since March 2020, and for old friends, it seemed more like a reunion than a typical meeting.
Those interested in performing in the upcoming River City Players musical production, or working backstage as technicians, still have some time to send in applications.
A combination of changes on how medical marijuana is tracked throughout the state, along with impending fees for local dispensaries, processors and growers, could alter the industry outlook in Tahlequah.
Several hundreds local criminal cases have now been dismissed due to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling of McGirt v. Oklahoma.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Oklahoma lacks jurisdiction over crimes on tribal reservations. If both the defendant and the victim are Native, federal authorities would have jurisdiction over felony cases, and tribes over misdemeanors.
Even with shutdowns and pandemic restrictions, working at Kroner & Baer Pub has been Manager Dani Gibson’s favorite job in Tahlequah.
Tahlequah Public Schools Board of Education members approved everything on the April 13 agenda, including a year-end stipend for employees and allowing the district to join in two lawsuits.
After a few years of working to establish an esports community in Tahlequah, local gamers recently took home two second-place finishes from the Oklahoma eSports League state tournament, and two gamers were offered scholarships to continue their video-game careers in college.
During his weekly Chief Chat on April 12, Tahlequah Police Chief Nate King covered call numbers, the upcoming Walk a Mile event, and the retirement of a veteran officer.
As temperatures start to rise outside, Oklahoma is nearing the season when area residents will look to enter the summer with a nice tan.
Officials are encouraging residents to practice safety measures despite there being a lower number of COVID-19 cases and no mask mandate.
This Week's Circulars
OWASSO [mdash] age 97. Store Owner. Died April 20th in Owasso, OK. Funeral Services April 23rd at 10:00am at Southside Baptist Church. Interment at Memorial Park. Visitation April 22nd from 3:00pm until 7:00pm at Reed-Culver Funeral Home.
TAHLEQUAH [mdash] age 63. Prep Cook/Dishwasher. Died April 16th in Tahlequah, OK. Funeral services April 22nd at 2:00pm at Reed-Culver Chapel. Interment at Towie Cemetery. Visitation April 21st from 2:00pm until 6:00pm at Reed-Culver Funeral Home.
BIXBY [mdash] A memorial service honoring and remembering Shirley Ann Stone will be held 2 PM Friday, April 23, 2021 in the Rivercrest Chapel at Bixby-South Tulsa Funeral Service. A private interment will be held in the Tahlequah City Cemetery. Shirley passed away Sunday afternoon, April 18,…
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