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Wed
25
May

Large thunderstorm causes damage in Ochiltree County

The Ochiltree County Sheriff’s Office issued a report on the storm and the damage that was caused in the county last Sunday Evening. The report was issued by Head Deputy Wayne Floyd. “On Sunday evening May 22, a large storm system entered into Ochiltree County from the south/southwest.

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Wed
25
May

PISD board begins preparing for expected revenue shortfall

The Perryton School board continued to plan for a major decrease in revenues for the 2016-17 school year, and discussed ways to combat the expected shortfall. Chief Financial Officer Doug Kile told the board the district’s estimated maintenance and operations taxable valuations for the coming year are estimated at $977 million currently, which is almost half what they were in the current year.

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Wed
25
May

OVER THE TOP

On Sunday night, May 22, a large thunderstorm stalled over the county, dumping four to six inches of rain in several areas and sending the excess water pouring over the spillway at Lake Fryer in Wolf Creek Park. The surge of water washed out several roads, causing the south side of the lake to be closed. Campers on the south side of Lake Fryer were evacuated before the deluge hit.

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Wed
25
May

PHS graduation is set Saturday

The Perryton High School Class of 2016 commencement will be held this Saturday, May 28, at 11 a.m. at Ranger Field. Graduates will be seated on the field facing the home stands. Entrance for families and guests will be through the east and west ticket gates, which will open at 10 a.m. The east gate will close at 10:45 a.m., so anyone arriving after that time must enter through the west gate. They will be seated on the north edge of the stadium in order to keep the walkways in front of the stage area clear at the start of the ceremony.

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Fri
20
May

Runoff elections are Tuesday

The Republican and Democrat party primary runoff elections are slated this Tuesday, May 24. Because of the expected low voter turn out locally, voting for all precincts will be conducted at the Expo Center from 7 a.m.- 7 p.m. By Friday morning, only around 20 people had voted early in Ochiltree County.

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Fri
20
May

April had warmer temps with some more moisture

The month of April brought some warmer temperatures and a total of three inches of rain. The rains came mostly in the middle of the month and during the last few days. On April 6 and April 10, the city received .01 of an inch each day, with .13 on April 12. On April 16, a small shower brought .12 of an inch and on April 17, came another .21 of an inch.

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Fri
20
May

PHS seniors receive over $874,000 in scholarship offers

Scholarships were presented on Wednesday, May 18 to senior class members at the Perryton High School Awards Assembly. The total of scholarships offered was $874,602. Honors were also received, including Who’s Who, Best Citizens and Best All Around. Esmeralda Medina and Kolby Hall were named Best All Around, an award given to the top two of the Who’s Who selection.

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Fri
20
May

Juarez is recognized for perfect attendance

Perryton High School senior Colton Juarez achieved a very rare distinction at the end of his senior year. He has not missed a single day of school from kindergarten to now. Juarez was recognized for this special accomplishment at the PHS Awards Assembly May 18.

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Wed
18
May

City awards bid to begin drilling new water well

Construction on a new water well and a semi-annual report from the Community Development Corporation of Perryton were on tap for the Perryton City Council Tuesday evening. The council approved the lone bid to begin drilling water well No. 13 on land owned by Don and Mary Rogers.

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Wed
18
May

County sees more thunderstorms

Ochiltree County has received more rain, with several small thunderstorms crossing the area on Sunday evening and again on Monday night. The south part of the county received the lion’s share of the rain from these events. The official rainfall amount for the city, from KEYE was .36 of an inch on Sunday and .22 of an inch on Monday for a total of .58 of an inch of rain.

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