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The Grand River Dam Authority’s board of directors heard from a number of Miami leaders about new flooding concerns du...
07/11/2019
Local group voices concerns at GRDA board meeting

The Grand River Dam Authority’s board of directors heard from a number of Miami leaders about new flooding concerns during its meeting in Vinita Wednesday.

VINITA — A delegation of local city, tribal and state legislators attended the monthly board meeting of the Grand River Dam Authority to voice their

Did you watch the moon landing 50 years ago? We want to hear from our readers about their memories, or what that amazing...
07/09/2019
Where were you when man first walked on the moon?

Did you watch the moon landing 50 years ago? We want to hear from our readers about their memories, or what that amazing moment meant for their families. Please use this form to share your memory with us!

Share with us what you remember, using the form on this link.

The 147th annual Quapaw Powwow was held Thursday through Sunday at the Quapaw Powwow Grounds at Beaver Springs Park. Her...
07/08/2019

The 147th annual Quapaw Powwow was held Thursday through Sunday at the Quapaw Powwow Grounds at Beaver Springs Park. Here’s some photos from Saturday, taken by Michael Rodgers.

07/08/2019

Per OHP Vinita: Eastbound lanes of the Will Rogers Turnpike near mile marker 312 are closed due to a rollover accident. Traffic is being diverted at the Afton gate.

The weather was perfect as Miami celebrated the 4th of July with events, capped by fireworks, at Buffalo Run Casino. Tha...
07/06/2019

The weather was perfect as Miami celebrated the 4th of July with events, capped by fireworks, at Buffalo Run Casino. Thanks to Gary Crow for the photos

A backdrop at the Coleman Theatre, which is believed to date back to 1939, is receiving some repair work.
07/03/2019
Original Coleman backdrop getting some attention

A backdrop at the Coleman Theatre, which is believed to date back to 1939, is receiving some repair work.

MIAMI — One of the oldest artifacts in the Coleman Theatre — a painted backdrop — is getting some tender loving care.   Anne Murray

Players and coaches across Oklahoma are getting some down time as part of a new rule instituted by the Oklahoma Secondar...
07/03/2019
OSSAA schools in midst of 'dead period'

Players and coaches across Oklahoma are getting some down time as part of a new rule instituted by the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association — a summertime dead period — that will run through July 8.

Coaches cheer — and have a bit of a concern — for the new Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association summertime dead period that ends

The Ottawa County excise board and commissioners continue to try to hammer out details for a budget for the new fiscal y...
07/03/2019
County struggles to finalize budget for new fiscal year

The Ottawa County excise board and commissioners continue to try to hammer out details for a budget for the new fiscal year.

MIAMI — The annual budget topped the agenda at two meetings of the Ottawa County Commissioners in the past week, and at one at an Excise Board

07/02/2019

At 11 AM on Tuesday, July 2:

Grand Lake elevation was 752.65 feet. Daily target elevation for July 2 is 744 feet.
At the direction of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, one (1) main spillway gate was open at Pensacola Dam, discharging 7,053 cubic feet per second (cfs) of water.
Six (6) units were online at the Pensacola Dam powerhouse, releasing 13,791 cfs of water through generation.
Releases through floodgates and generation totaled 20,844 cfs.
Inflows into Grand Lake totaled 21,405 cfs.

Integris Miami Hospital marked its 100th anniversary Sunday afternoon with a number of activities. The hospital official...
06/30/2019

Integris Miami Hospital marked its 100th anniversary Sunday afternoon with a number of activities. The hospital officially opened on July 1, 1919.

Check out Friday's edition of the Miami News-Record as we unveil the Best of the Best for Miami and Ottawa County!
06/28/2019

Check out Friday's edition of the Miami News-Record as we unveil the Best of the Best for Miami and Ottawa County!

06/27/2019

At 2 PM on Thursday, June 27:

Grand Lake elevation was 753.40 feet. Daily target elevation for June 27 is 744 feet.
At the direction of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, two (2) main spillway gates were open at Pensacola Dam, discharging 21,692 cubic feet per second (cfs) of water.
Six (6) units were online at the Pensacola Dam powerhouse, releasing 13,724 cfs of water through generation.
Releases through floodgates and generation totaled 35,416 cfs.
Inflows into Grand Lake totaled 31,722 cfs.

Miami Regional Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Steve Gilbert has resigned, effective July 31.
06/27/2019
Steve Gilbert resigns as Chamber leader

Miami Regional Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Steve Gilbert has resigned, effective July 31.

MIAMI — The board of directors of The Miami Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced two staff changes.   Steve Gilbert has submitted his

06/27/2019

At 8:30 AM on Thursday, June 27:

Grand Lake elevation was 753.47 feet. Daily target elevation for June 27 is 744 feet.
At the direction of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, three (3) main spillway gates were open at Pensacola Dam, discharging 36,118 cubic feet per second (cfs) of water.
Six (6) units were online at the Pensacola Dam powerhouse, releasing 13,644 cfs of water through generation.
Releases through floodgates and generation totaled 49,762 cfs.
Inflows into Grand Lake totaled 33,372 cfs.

06/26/2019

At 2 PM on Wednesday, June 26:

Grand Lake elevation was 753.78 feet. Daily target elevation for June 26 is 744 feet.
At the direction of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, three (3) main spillway gates were open at Pensacola Dam, discharging 47,061 cubic feet per second (cfs) of water.
Six (6) units were online at the Pensacola Dam powerhouse, releasing 13,874 cfs of water through generation.
Releases through floodgates and generation totaled 60,935 cfs.
Inflows into Grand Lake totaled 37,187 cfs.

06/26/2019

At 10 AM on Wednesday, June 26:

Grand Lake elevation was 753.84 feet. Daily target elevation for June 26 is 744 feet.
At the direction of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, three (3) main and one (1) east spillway gates were open at Pensacola Dam, discharging 47,703 cubic feet per second (cfs) of water.
Six (6) units were online at the Pensacola Dam powerhouse, releasing 13,970 cfs of water through generation.
Releases through floodgates and generation totaled 61,673 cfs.
Inflows into Grand Lake totaled 39,204 cfs.

06/25/2019

At 11 AM on Tuesday, June 25:

Grand Lake elevation was 754.56 feet. Daily target elevation for June 25 is 744 feet.
At the direction of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, five (5) main and one (1) east spillway gates were open at Pensacola Dam, discharging 66,556 cubic feet per second (cfs) of water.
Six (6) units were online at the Pensacola Dam powerhouse, releasing 13,631 cfs of water through generation.
Releases through floodgates and generation totaled 80,197 cfs.
Inflows into Grand Lake totaled 60,228 cfs.

06/25/2019

At 8 AM on Tuesday, June 25:

Grand Lake elevation was 754.58 feet. Daily target elevation for June 25 is 744 feet.
At the direction of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, five (5) main and one (1) east spillway gates were open at Pensacola Dam, discharging 66,650 cubic feet per second (cfs) of water.
Six (6) units were online at the Pensacola Dam powerhouse, releasing 13,802 cfs of water through generation.
Releases through floodgates and generation totaled 80,452 cfs.
Inflows into Grand Lake totaled 67,257 cfs.

Mick Wilson, a 1983 graduate of Quapaw High School and NEO has been named deputy director of athletics for Tulsa Public ...
06/24/2019
Mick Wilson gets new duties with TPS

Mick Wilson, a 1983 graduate of Quapaw High School and NEO has been named deputy director of athletics for Tulsa Public Schools.

TULSA — Quapaw native Mick Wilson has been named deputy director of athletics for Tulsa Public Schools.   Wilson, a 1983 graduate of Quapaw

Dr. Mark Rasor, Vice President for Fiscal Affairs at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, has been selected to serve as in...
06/24/2019
Rasor named interim president at NEO

Dr. Mark Rasor, Vice President for Fiscal Affairs at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, has been selected to serve as interim president of NEO at the conclusion of Dr. Jeff Hale’s tenure. The appointment was approved by the Board of Regents for the Oklahoma Agricultural & Mechanical Colleges.

MIAMI —Dr. Mark Rasor, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College Vice President for Fiscal Affairs, has been selected by the Board of Regents for the

Specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Small Business Administration and Oklahoma Department...
06/24/2019
Mobile Disaster Recovery Center opens in Ottawa County

Specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Small Business Administration and Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management, will be on hand in Miami through Thursday, June 27 to help those affected by the recent storms and flooding.

MIAMI — A mobile disaster recovery center, with specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Small Business Administration and

06/24/2019
06/24/2019

At 10 AM on Monday, June 24:

Grand Lake elevation was 754.92 feet. Daily target elevation for June 24 is 744 feet.
At the direction of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, five (5) main and five (5) east spillway gates were open at Pensacola Dam, discharging​ 115,539 cubic feet per second (cfs) of water.
Six (6) units were online at the Pensacola Dam powerhouse, releasing 13,379 cfs of water through generation.
Releases through floodgates and generation totaled 128,918 cfs.
Inflows into Grand Lake totaled 98,876 cfs.

06/17/2019

At 8:30 AM on Monday, June 17:

Grand Lake elevation was 753.08 feet. Daily target elevation for June 17 is 744 feet.
At the direction of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, two (2) east spillway gates were open at Pensacola Dam, discharging​ 12,512 cubic feet per second (cfs) of water.
Six (6) units were online at the Pensacola Dam powerhouse, releasing 13,621 cfs of water through generation.
Releases through floodgates and generation totaled 26,133 cfs.
Inflows into Grand Lake totaled 35,374 cfs.

One person was killed in a wreck east of Miami Friday morning on Highway 10.
06/15/2019
One killed in wreck east of Miami

One person was killed in a wreck east of Miami Friday morning on Highway 10.

MIAMI — A fatality wreck occurred at 11:49 a.m. Friday, June 14 approximately two miles south of Miami on State Highway 10. Gabrielle P. Durham, 18,

06/14/2019

At 11 AM on Friday, June 14:

Grand Lake elevation was 753.42 feet. Daily target elevation for June 14 is 744 feet.
Six (6) units were online at the Pensacola Dam powerhouse.
Releases through generation totaled 13,672 cfs.
Inflows into Grand Lake totaled 13,678 cfs.

The Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma is taking steps to recover monies it says was wrongfully taken by its former cas...
06/13/2019
Peoria Tribe seeks penalties from former management company officers

The Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma is taking steps to recover monies it says was wrongfully taken by its former casino management company.

This story will be updated MIAMI — The Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma today said it is taking steps to recover monies wrongfully taken by its

06/11/2019

At 11:30 AM on Tuesday, June 11:

Grand Lake elevation was 753.84 feet. Daily target elevation for June 11 is 744 feet.
At the direction of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, two (2) main spillway gates were open at Pensacola Dam, discharging​ 1,277 cubic feet per second (cfs) of water.
Six (6) units were online at the Pensacola Dam powerhouse, releasing 13,694 cfs of water through generation.
Releases through floodgates and generation totaled 14,971 cfs.
Inflows into Grand Lake totaled 15,286 cfs.

06/11/2019
Stonehill Grill

Stonehill Grill

After serving the Miami community and surrounding area for the past 10 years, we would like to inform you that we will be closing effective June 11. We are grateful and thankful to our many loyal customers for your past support and business. It has been a privilege to serve you!

Work at removing numerous piles of debris that includes asbestos at the old B.F. Goodrich plant is rolling again. Phase ...
06/10/2019
Phase 1 of asbestos removal work at BFG plant begins

Work at removing numerous piles of debris that includes asbestos at the old B.F. Goodrich plant is rolling again. Phase 1 of the project, under the supervision of the Environmental Protection Agency, is expected to be completed by September.

MIAMI — Preliminary work began Friday, June 7 on the removal of approximately 23,000 tons of asbestos containing debris from the old B.F. Goodrich

Work to remove approximately 23,000 tons of asbestos containing debris from the old B.G. Goodrich site began this mornin...
06/07/2019

Work to remove approximately 23,000 tons of asbestos containing debris from the old B.G. Goodrich site began this morning. According to the EPA, the work should be completed in three or four months.

06/06/2019

At 4:30 PM on Thursday, June 6:

Grand Lake elevation was 754.51 feet. Daily target elevation for June 6 is 744 feet.
At the direction of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, two (2) main spillway gates were open at Pensacola Dam, discharging​ 18,012 cubic feet per second (cfs) of water.
Six (6) units were online at the Pensacola Dam powerhouse, releasing 14,130 cfs of water through generation.
Releases through floodgates and generation totaled 32,142 cfs.
Inflows into Grand Lake totaled 25,103 cfs.

06/06/2019

Because of heavy rain and flooding in parts of Oklahoma, the 145th Army Band, Oklahoma National Guard, has been forced to cancel tonight’s concert at the Coleman Theatre. They will travel to Miami in the fall.

Two people were seriously injured in a head-on collision on North Main near G.A.R. Cemetery Wednesday. Both were taken b...
06/06/2019
Two injured in North Main wreck

Two people were seriously injured in a head-on collision on North Main near G.A.R. Cemetery Wednesday. Both were taken by helicopter to a hospital in Springfield, Missouri.

MIAMI — Two people were taken to a Springfield, Missouri, hospital by helicopter after suffering injuries in a two-car wreck on North Main in Miami

06/05/2019

At 11:30 AM on Wednesday, June 5:

Grand Lake elevation was 754.71 feet. Daily target elevation for June 5 is 744 feet.
At the direction of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, two (2) main and two (2) east spillway gates were open at Pensacola Dam, discharging​ 36,057 cubic feet per second (cfs) of water.
Six (6) units were online at the Pensacola Dam powerhouse, releasing 14,022 cfs of water through generation.
Releases through floodgates and generation totaled 50,079 cfs.
Inflows into Grand Lake totaled 41,717 cfs.

The Environmental Protection Agency will hold an informational meeting to report on asbestos removal at the old B.F. Goo...
06/05/2019
EPA to report on Goodrich asbestos removal activity

The Environmental Protection Agency will hold an informational meeting to report on asbestos removal at the old B.F. Goodrich plant Thursday, June 6, at the Civic Center. The meeting is set for 6:30 p.m.

MIAMI — The Environmental Protection Agency will hold a “community informational meeting” to report on asbestos removal at the old B.F.

06/04/2019

At 11 AM on Tuesday, June 4:

Grand Lake elevation was 754.76 feet. Daily target elevation for June 4 is 744 feet.
At the direction of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, two (2) main and two (2) east spillway gates were open at Pensacola Dam, discharging​ 36,183 cubic feet per second (cfs) of water.
Six (6) units were online at the Pensacola Dam powerhouse, releasing 14,105 cfs of water through generation.
Releases through floodgates and generation totaled 50,288 cfs.
Inflows into Grand Lake totaled 46,856 cfs.

Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell had a chance to see several locations in Miami that was under water due to flooding by th...
06/03/2019
Pinnell sees 'Oklahoma standard' after flooding, storms

Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell had a chance to see several locations in Miami that was under water due to flooding by the Neosho River and Tar Creek during a Friday tour.

MIAMI — Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell has seen one thing stand out as he tours tornado and flood ravaged parts of the state — including Miami.

05/31/2019

Roads remaining closed in Ottawa County as of 2:30 p.m.:
Ottawa County:

SH125 at SH10.

SH10 eastbound @ Elm Street.

US59 at CR540 west of Miami.

05/31/2019

At 11AM on Friday, May 31:

Grand Lake elevation was 754.17 feet. Daily target elevation for May 31 is 744 feet.
At the direction of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, four (4) main and two (2) east spillway gates were open at Pensacola Dam, discharging​ 60,243 cubic feet per second (cfs) of water.
Six (6) units were online at the Pensacola Dam powerhouse, releasing 13,827 cfs of water through generation.
Releases through floodgates and generation totaled 74,070 cfs.
Inflows into Grand Lake totaled 68,721 cfs.

Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell had a chance to see the flood damage in Miami first-hand Friday morning. Later in the day...
05/31/2019

Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell had a chance to see the flood damage in Miami first-hand Friday morning. Later in the day, he was to speak at Oklahoma Boys State.

05/30/2019

At 3 PM on Thursday, May 30:

Grand Lake elevation was 754.07 feet. Daily target elevation for May 30 is 743.93 feet.
At the direction of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, five (5) main and two (2) east spillway gates were open at Pensacola Dam, discharging​ 84,479 cubic feet per second (cfs) of water.
Six (6) units were online at the Pensacola Dam powerhouse, releasing 13,935 cfs of water through generation.
Releases through floodgates and generation totaled 98,414 cfs.
Inflows into Grand Lake totaled 80,439 cfs.

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