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Archived News Releases  

08.08.11 - Proclamation of Water Use Emergency: Effective August 1, 2011 - There shall be no watering of lawns, car wash facilities shall suspend operations, washing of all vehicles prohibited, washing of driveways prohibited [read proclamation]

08.01.11 - County Burn Ban:
It is unlawful for any person to purposefully set fire to any forest, grass, range, crop or other wildlands, or to build a campfire or bonfire, or to burn trash or other material [read release]

06.07.11 - Public Hearing:
The City of Blackwell will convene a Public Hearing on the municipality's proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year. [read notice]

03.31.11 - Weather Preparation:
With spring upon us, preparations are underway by the city for another season of severe weather. [read release]

05.10.10 - Surplus Auction:
The City of Blackwell will be holding a Surplus Auction, Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 10:00 am at the Fair Grounds. [read release]

05.10.10 - Scheduled Outages
In order to complete an electrical system rebuild in the area north of West Doolin, known as the Trapp Addition, a series of scheduled outages will be necessary.  This is scheduled to take place between May 18 and May 26. [read release]

04.07.10 - Storm Siren Bid
The City of Blackwell is currently seeking sealed bids for two (2) new outdoor storm warning sirens.  [read release]

11.05.09 - Wheatheart Nutrition
Due to cuts in the state budget, funding for the Meals on Wheels and Wheatheart Nutrition Program have been lessened so that the program cannot run on Fridays.  This creates a hardship for many local communities, such as Blackwell, that serves 120 people daily.  [read release]

09.10.09 - Code Talk

Questions are always being asked if someone needs a permit for certain jobs. Permits are required for almost all types of construction. [read release]

09.01.09 - Sealed Bids
The City of Blackwell is accepting sealed bids for surplus equipment/materials.  [read release]

07.10.09 - Public Notice

All persons having an indebtedness or claim against the City of Blackwell or Blackwell Municipal Authority are hereby notified [read notice]

05.14.09 - Click it or Ticket!

For anyone who complains about getting a ticket for not buckling up when driving or riding in a motor vehicle, here’s a crash course in reality from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: [read release]

04.27.09 - Flood Warning For Chikaskia
The National Weather Service River Forecast Center notified Blackwell Emergency Management that the updated forecast for the river will be a crest of 32.8 feet. [read release]

04.24.09 - Storm Siren Repair
The City has experienced electrical problems with the storm warning siren located at the Lutheran Church.  The problem is electrical in nature and has to do with the units main control panel. [read release]

12.16.08 - Possible Scam Targeting Flood Victims
Citizens in the Blackwell and Kay County areas should be aware of a possible scam targeting those people affected by the September flood. 
[read release]

10.27.08 - Long-Term Recovery Committee
Anyone interested in serving on a long-term recovery committee should contact  the Blackwell Emergency Management office at (580) 363.0300. [read release]

10.21.08 - Lesa Ward, Superintendent of Schools
announces students, teachers, and other employees of Blackwell Public School system are "not at risk" following a recent health scare. [read release]

10.09.08 - Governor Henry Announces SBA, Assistance
Available for Northern Oklahoma Counties Hit by September Floods [read release]

10.09.08 - SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Oklahoma Residents and Businesses Affected by the Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding in Kay County [read release]


Emergency Management Office
221 W. Blackwell
Blackwell, OK 74631

Jim Inmon, Emergency Management Director

Administration:  580 363-0300
Fax:  580 363-0324


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