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Christmas-themed ‘Parents Night Out’ Dec. 5 at YCC

Parents Night Out

Yukon Parks & Recreation will host a Christmas-themed “Parents Night Out” from 6-10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5 at the Yukon Community Center, 2200 S Holly. Youth 5-11 years will enjoy a night filled with fun games. They will make gingerbread houses for a craft. A light snack will be served. Cost is $10 per child. Register at the YCC. For ... Read More »

Now is the time for Congress to pass Marketplace Fairness

Jim Couch

By James Couch As Congress is now back in Washington for a brief “lame duck” session, it is important that Marketplace E-Fairness be one of their top priorities to be considered and signed into law. On behalf of the 467-member municipalities of the Oklahoma Municipal League (OML) this is the number one federal issue. Marketplace fairness is likely more important ... Read More »

‘Sounds of Season’ ticket sales brisk; OKC Philharmonic performs Dec. 18 in Yukon

Maestro Joel Levine conducts the Oklahoma City Philharmonic in the annual "Sounds of the Season" holiday concert inside the Yukon Fine Arts Center, 850 Yukon Ave.

The Oklahoma City Philharmonic will present the “Sounds of the Season” holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18 at the Yukon Fine Arts Auditorium, 850 Yukon Ave. Tickets are $10 and are on sale at the Yukon Community Center, 2200 S Holly; Jackie Cooper Gym, 1024 E. Main; Dale Robertson Center, 1200 Lakeshore Drive; and all YNB locations. Reserved tickets ... Read More »

‘Christmas in the Park’ opens to huge crowds


Yukon’s Christmas in the Park, Oklahoma’s premiere drive-through Christmas lights tour, is offered from 6-11 p.m. nightly through New Year’s Eve. Admission is free. Christmas in the Park showcases 100 acres spread across three interconnecting city parks that are lavishly decorated in beautiful Christmas glitz each holiday season. Motorists drive along nearly three miles of illuminated paths where they can view four ... Read More »

CV Tech students collect, share with families in need

Joe Meziere2

YUKON – Keyton Garcia knows she cannot feed everybody in need this Thanksgiving, but she can feed some. The Yukon High School senior and Cosmetology student at Canadian Valley Technology Center involved herself in two food collection efforts this week at CV Tech’s Holt Campus. “Everybody deserves something at Thanksgiving,” Garcia said. She and others together collected more than 1,000 ... Read More »

YPD issues ‘Christmas with a Cop’ SOS

Yukon Police encourage citizens to donate their spare change to support the annual "Christmas with a Cop" program: From left to right, Capt. Gary Knight, Cpl. Curtis Lemmings, Cpl. Clay Rush, and Cpl. Andy Henderson.

By Jim Powell, Staff Writer Yukon police are sending out an SOS to try and increase donations to a program that benefits less fortunate youngsters and their families during the holidays. This year 18 kids have been selected to participate in the YPD’s annual “Christmas With a Cop” event to take place on Saturday, Dec. 6. On that day, youngsters ... Read More »

Deadline set Dec. 1 for Mayor’s Christmas Essay Contest for Kids

Mayor Ken Smith

Youngsters are invited to enter the 9th annual Mayor’s Essay Contest that is open to Yukon students in first through fifth grades. Winners will receive trophies and will be announced 30 minutes prior to the annual Mayor’s Christmas Party for Kids set from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 6 at the Dale Robertson Center, 1200 Lakeshore. Entrants should submit ... Read More »

Alert witness helps police nab copper thief

breaking news

By Conrad Dudderar, Editor An alert witness helped police catch a man stealing copper from a home under construction in south Yukon. James Allen Foreman, 31, was charged Nov. 13 in Canadian County District Court with entering with intent to steal copper. Prosecutors allege Freeman entered the premises of a home under construction in the 3900 block of St. Augustine ... Read More »

Regional water development plan moves forward

City Manager Grayson Bottom

The search for a long-term, cost stable water supply for Canadian County cities and communities is closer now that regional cities have determined their future demand and how to share in future costs. Central Oklahoma Water Resources Authority (COWRA) members agreed in October to split any future water project development costs according to the water demand from each member. Yukon ... Read More »

YPS Helping Hands volunteer to serve Thanksgiving lunches

Helping Hands' volunteers gladly volunteer their time to serve Thanksgiving lunch to students: From left, Kathy Miller, LuAnn Wernli, Karla Rayburn, Maria Cano, Dawn Guzak, and Kristy Shenk.

Yukon Public Schools cafeterias celebrated Thanksgiving with volunteer servers assisting kitchen staffs as they welcomed students and guests. Helping Hand volunteers, Miller Mentors, WatchD.O.G.S (Dads of Great Students), and staff from YPS Community Education donned plastic gloves and aprons while serving meals during the annual turkey and dressing lunches at all seven district pre-K through 3rd grade schools, and the ... Read More »