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Posted on: January 29, 2024

City Manager Appoints Assistant City Managers

(Stillwater, OK) – In effort to increase municipal efficiency and overall effectiveness, City Manager Kimberly Meek appoints additional leadership within the City Manager’s Office, Assistant City Manager Christy Cluck and Assistant Cit...

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City of Stillwater News
Posted on: January 16, 2024

Residential Fire Under Investigation

(Stillwater, OK) – On Monday, January 15, at 7:41 p.m., the Stillwater Fire Department, Stillwater Police Department, and LifeNet EMS responded to a residential structure fire. 

Upon arrival, fire crews found smoke and flames emitting fr...

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City of Stillwater News
Posted on: December 21, 2023

City of Stillwater to Address Critical Water Pump Stations

Pictured, left to right: Shelly Crynes, David Barth, Tim Davis (OWRB), Deputy City Manager Brady Moore, City Manager Kimberly Meek, James Driskel, Christy Cluck, Dawn Dodson, Chris Humes

(Stillwater, OK) – City of Stillwater acquired funding thro...

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City of Stillwater News
Posted on: December 19, 2023

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Stillwater Fire Station, TIME Project

Pictured, left to right: David Robinson, Ethan James, Aaron Stoops, Dawn Dodson, Councilor Tim Hardin, Candy Staring, Reagan Caram, Councilor Kevin Clark, Councilor Christie Hawkins, Chief Terry Essary, Asst. Chief Brandon Halcomb, Deputy City Manager Bra...

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City of Stillwater News
Posted on: December 12, 2023

City Manager Announces Right Hand, Deputy Brady Moore

Brady Moore, Deputy City Manager

(Stillwater, OK) – City Manager Kimberly Meek continues to work in-depth with staff and community partners and has officially named Brady Moore as the Deputy City Manager.

“Brady has been an asset for the City and for me in this transition. I’m incredibly ...

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City of Stillwater News
Posted on: December 5, 2023

Stillwater Electric Utility Receives Service Reliability Award

Stillwater Electric Utility Receives Service Reliability Award

(Stillwater, OK) – The Stillwater Electric Utility (SEU), the city’s electric department, earned the Municipal Electric Systems of Oklahoma, Inc. (MESO) First-Place award in the annual Electric Operations and Reliability Competition.

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City of Stillwater News
Posted on: December 1, 2023

Dedication of “Interlaced” – Sculpture Represents the Spirit of Stillwater

Interlaced Dedication Ribbon Cutting

(Stillwater, OK) – “Interlaced,” a major piece of public art, was dedicated Friday, Dec. 1, in Stillwater, thanks to the generosity of community members with a vision of providing a beautiful welcome at one of the city&rs...

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City of Stillwater News
Posted on: November 16, 2023

Stillwater’s Our Daily Bread Receives Funding to Improve Services for Families

(Stillwater, OK) – Our Daily Bread Food & Resource Center has received a $10,000 grant through the Potts Family Foundation (PFF) based in Oklahoma City to identify needs of families with young children in effort to encourage and assist partn...

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City of Stillwater News
Posted on: November 7, 2023

Stillwater City Council Approves New Rate Structures

(Stillwater, OK) – Stillwater City Council approved new, aligned rate structures to meet the cost of service and infrastructure projects after several months of rate studies, consultations with experts who specialize in utility rate structures, ...

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City of Stillwater News
Posted on: October 16, 2023

City Council Names Stillwater’s New City Manager

(Stillwater, OK) – Mayor Joyce and City Council voted unanimously to name Stillwater’s new City Manager, Kimberly Meek, the current City Manager of Duncan and previous city manager and finance director for the City of Guymon.

Meek bring...

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City of Stillwater News
Posted on: October 13, 2023

Stillwater Fire Celebrates New Engines with Traditional Ceremony

SFD New Fire Engine Ceremony

(STILLWATER, OK) — The Stillwater Fire Department dedicated two new fire engines on Friday, Oct. 13 with a wetdown ceremony, an old fire-fighting tradition celebrated by departments across the country and revived by SFD in 2013.

“Today ...

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City of Stillwater News
Posted on: September 27, 2023

Watershed Quality Offers FREE Household Hazardous Waste Collection

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(Stillwater, OK) — The City of Stillwater’s Watershed Quality Department will have its bi-annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection event Saturday, Oct. 21, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Convenience Collection Center, 807 S. Perkins Road. 

Chemic...

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City of Stillwater News
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Stillwater Tasked with Rate Study Review

(Stillwater, OK) – Stillwater City Council will receive utility rate study findings and information from LM Vedder Consulting (electric), NewGen Strategies & Solutions, LLC. (water and wastewater), and Meshek/Jacobs (stormwater). This inform...

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City of Stillwater News
Posted on: September 9, 2023

Mayor Joyce Focuses on Vision Forward in State of the City

Vision Forward Awards

(STILLWATER, OK) – Stillwater is riding a wave of positive momentum thanks to a culture of growth, optimism, inspiration and inclusion among community members, Stillwater Mayor Will Joyce told attendees during his State of the City address Frida...

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City of Stillwater News
Posted on: August 23, 2023

Stillwater Fire Honors New Recruits with Official Pinning Ceremony

(STILLWATER, OK) – Earlier today, Stillwater Fire added new recruit firefighters Dane Lemmon, Brandon Vessar and Colton Savory to the ranks.

Lemmon is a certified EMT, who is originally from Cushing, Oklahoma. He obtained his EMT certification at...

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City of Stillwater News
Posted on: August 22, 2023

Stillwater Fire Responds to Travel Trailer Fire

SFD 8.22.23 Travel Trailer

(Stillwater, OK) – Earlier today at 11:20 a.m., Stillwater Fire Department, Payne County Sheriff’s Office, Stillwater Emergency Management, LifeNet, State Fire Marshal, and the Medical Examiner’s Office responded to a travel ...

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City of Stillwater News
Posted on: August 8, 2023

Stillwater Finance Department Receives Recognition for Government Accounting and Financial Reporting

(STILLWATER, OK) – The City of Stillwater has once again been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada. The City has receiv...

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City of Stillwater News
Posted on: August 8, 2023

Nationwide Search for Stillwater City Manager Continues

(Stillwater, OK) – Mayor Will Joyce and City Council, City of Stillwater Human Resources Director Christy Driskel and City Attorney Kimberly Carnley have been working closely with Lissa Barker of SGR on the nationwide search to fill Stillwater&a...

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City of Stillwater News
Posted on: August 7, 2023

Stillwater Fire Department Honors Nurses for Life-Saving Actions

(STILLWATER, OK) – Three nurses at Fresenius Kidney Care have garnered well-deserved recognition from the Stillwater Fire Department (SFD) after taking swift and decisive action in the early moments of a patient’s cardiac arrest. The healthcare profession...

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City of Stillwater News
Posted on: July 25, 2023

Investors Commit To Development of Block 34 Community Event Space

(STILLWATER, OK) – KICKER® owner Steve Irby, Jim Beckstrom and City of Stillwater Administration announce that development of Block 34 is now fully funded and designs are complete, with bid process to begin in September. The bid for cons...

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City of Stillwater News
Posted on: July 14, 2023

Stillwater Names Kellie Reed as Stillwater Regional Airport’s Director

Stillwater Regional Airport Director Kellie Reed

(Stillwater, OK) – Stillwater Regional Airport’s (SWO’s) new director, Kellie Reed, returns home to lead one of only four airports in Oklahoma that provides commercial airline service.

Director Reed shared her plans to hit the...

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City of Stillwater News
Posted on: July 7, 2023

The Sun Deck at Boomer Lake Park is Closed for Repairs

(Stillwater, OK) — Due to safety concerns, the sun deck at Boomer Lake Park is closed until necessary repairs have been made.

After initial inspection, it was determined that all of the decking and guardrails must be replaced and some of the conc...

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City of Stillwater News
Posted on: July 6, 2023

Stillwater Police Volunteer to Restore Water for Retired Officer’s Family

Stillwater Police Volunteer to Restore Water for Retired Officers Family

(Stillwater, OK) — Members of the Stillwater Police Department recently demonstrated the commitment officers feel toward one another by helping a retired officer facing health challenges.

Former School Resource Officer Guy Palladino and his wife ...

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City of Stillwater News
Posted on: June 23, 2023

SFD Capt. Matt Webb Honored for Leadership, Service

Matt Webb, Stillwater Fire Department

(Stillwater, OK) — Capt. Matt Webb has been named 2022 Firefighter of the Year by the Stillwater Fire Department. Recipients of the departmental honor are nominated by fellow firefighters and chosen by a selection committee.

Webb was recognized f...

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City of Stillwater News
Posted on: June 22, 2023

Online Storm Damage Reporting for June 17-18

STILLWATER, OK — In order to determine the level of damage that occurred within Stillwater as result of severe storms on Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18, residents need to report structural (residential, business, building) damage at: damage.ok.gov....

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City of Stillwater News
Posted on: June 22, 2023

Temporary Detour at Lakeview Rd. and Perkins Intersection

STILLWATER, OK — Beginning Monday, June 26, the west section of the Lakeview Rd. and Perkins Rd. intersection will be closed. The roadway closure will be approximately three weeks.

ODOT will place signage to identify alternate travel routes and a...

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City of Stillwater News
Posted on: June 21, 2023

Celebrating Independence Day at Stillwater’s Boomer Blast & GRDA’s Firework Show

Boomer Blast Logo GRDA

(STILLWATER, OK) – Make plans to attend Stillwater’s Boomer Blast and GRDA’s Fireworks Show and Celebration on Tuesday, July 4, 2023, with food trucks open at 6 p.m. and fireworks to begin at 9:30 p.m.

The annual, free event i...

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City of Stillwater News
Posted on: June 13, 2023

New Water Meters Halted for Yost Service Area

(Stillwater, OK) — The City of Stillwater is currently unable to issue water meters to new, rural customers in the Yost service area until it can reliably deliver the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) minimum water pressure req...

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City of Stillwater News
Posted on: June 12, 2023

12th Ave Construction Project and Roadway Closure

STILLWATER, OK — Beginning Monday, June 12, all lanes of traffic will be closed on W. 12th Ave. between south Duncan and Duck streets for construction that will mitigate flooding and drainage issues. The construction with full lane closure is an...

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City of Stillwater News
Posted on: June 9, 2023

Stillwater Electric Utility and Director Loren Smith Receive Honors

A Portrait Photo of Loren Smith, SEU Director

(Stillwater, OK) – Stillwater Electric Utility and Director Loren Smith continue to stand out for their standards and service. The department was recently named a finalist in the American Public Power Association’s 2022 Safety Awards o...

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City of Stillwater News
Posted on: June 5, 2023

Stillwater Police Adopts New Look After 40 Years

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(STILLWATER, OK) – Beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, June 6, Stillwater Police Department (SPD) will wear a new patch on a new uniform. Officers will wear a gray shirt and navy blue pants with a redesigned insignia instead of the familiar dark blue uniform wor...

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City of Stillwater News
Posted on: May 16, 2023

City Hall Named Norman McNickle Municipal Complex

Norman McNickle and Stillwater City Council - Building Naming - Norman McNickle Municipal Complex

(Stillwater, OK) – Longtime City Manager Norman McNickle was honored throughout the day Monday for his more than 46 years of service to the City of Stillwater. The day began with a police retirement walk-out ceremony followed by a reception at City Hall a...

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City of Stillwater News
Posted on: May 11, 2023

City Manager Norman McNickle's Last Day

A Graphic for City Manager Norman McNickle's Police Walkout Event

What: Please join us for celebration events honoring City Manager Norman McNickle’s lifetime of service on his last day prior to retirement. He has served more than 46 years total between the Stillwater Police Department and City Manager&rsq...

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City of Stillwater News
Posted on: April 25, 2023

Stillwater City Council Names Brady Moore as Interim City Manager

A Portrait Photo of Brady Moore

(Stillwater, OK) – Mayor Joyce and Councilors met this evening in Executive Session to discuss transitional leadership, naming Brady Moore as interim City Manager to lead after current City Manager McNickle retires on May 15 through the hiring p...

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City of Stillwater News
Posted on: April 25, 2023

Stillwater Voters Will See Public Safety Funding Propositions in November

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(STILLWATER, OK) – Mayor Joyce and Councilors agreed the best way to move forward with possible funding options for a new Animal Welfare facility and other much-needed public safety concerns should be determined by voters on November 14, 2023.

Th...

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City of Stillwater News
Posted on: April 5, 2023

Stillwater Awarded ODOT Grant for Rails to Trails

(Stillwater, OK) — The Oklahoma Department of Transportation awarded a grant of approximately $1 million to the City of Stillwater for a project that would convert unused railroad tracks to multi-use trails.

The Council authorized staff to apply for an ODO...

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City of Stillwater News
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Stillwater Animal Welfare at Critically Full Capacity: Assistance Needed to Remain a No-Kill Shelter

(Stillwater, OK) — The Stillwater Animal Welfare (SAW) operates at maximum capacity every day with only 26 total dog kennels, however, with more than 40 dogs currently, they are now at a critically high capacity level and are requesting adoption efforts f...

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City of Stillwater News
Posted on: March 9, 2023

Stillwater Regional Airport Update

(Stillwater, OK) — Stillwater Regional Airport continues to grow and change with construction projects moving forward, new services added and planning underway for a new, larger terminal and new control tower.

The final concrete has been poured for a five-...

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City of Stillwater News
Posted on: February 24, 2023

BancFirst Joins Effort to Transform Block 34 into Community Space

(Stillwater, OK) — The City of Stillwater would like to thank BancFirst for supporting the effort to transform Block 34 into a welcoming community space that will help drive the continued revitalization of Stillwater’s downtown.

“Exciting things are happen...

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City of Stillwater News
Posted on: February 23, 2023

Priegel Departs for New Journey

(Stillwater, OK) — The Stillwater Regional Airport Director Paul Priegel will depart soon for a new journey. Priegel has served the city for over 17 years, serving as a police officer before retiring and moving to the airport in 2017.

As director...

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City of Stillwater News
Posted on: February 8, 2023

City Manager Norman McNickle Announces Retirement After Four Decades of Service

(Stillwater, OK) – After more than 46 years of service to the City of Stillwater, City Manager Norman McNickle announced Monday that he is retiring. McNickle requested an Executive Session with Mayor Joyce and Council to discuss his decision. He...

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City of Stillwater News
Posted on: February 6, 2023

Stillwater Water Utilities Temporary Free Chlorine Conversion Notice

STILLWATER, OK — City of Stillwater Water Utilities will begin a temporary free chlorine conversion beginning April 3, 2023. The water treatment plant will stop using chloramines, its usual disinfection method, and switch to free chlorine for 30...

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