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The Town of Beaver had a water well drilling company from Dumas to drill
a water well north of Beaver about 3 1/2 miles. Officials are hoping for
a good back up water well. The present water system has been able to
keep up with the city's water demand. Well drilled Wednesday, October 1,
It was nice to speak with you this morning. Thanks for fielding the
calls from various folks about the Plains & Eastern Clean Line.
As you mentioned, our website contains a lot of information about the
project, including the
status of the route and
The Plains & Eastern Clean Line is undergoing an environmental review
under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), led by the US
Department of Energy (DOE) and in coordination with the Southwestern
No decisions have been made regarding the final location of a route. In
the first quarter of 2013, the DOE presented for public comment the
Network of Potential Routes, a series of one-mile wide corridors.
Comments received by the DOE during their public scoping process will be
used to modify and refine the Network of Potential Routes to routes that
are approximately 1,000 feet wide. Clean Line anticipates that an
applicant proposed route and alternative routes will be published in the
fourth quarter of 2014, concurrent with the release of the Draft
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The DOE will hold public meetings
following the release of the Draft EIS and solicit public comments. The
DOE is expected to identify a preferred route for the project in 2015
with the release of the Final EIS. The actual easement required for the
project is expected to be approximately 150 to 200 feet wide.
Ultimately, the Plains & Eastern Clean Line will utilize only one route.
If the regulatory schedule continues as planned, the project could begin
construction in 2016 and begin delivering electricity as early as 2018.
It is possible that wind farms could be developed in Texas, Beaver,
and Cimarron counties in Oklahoma, as well as in the Texas Panhandle, to
access the Plains & Eastern Clean Line transmission project to deliver
their power to markets in Arkansas, Tennessee, and other states in the
Mid-South and Southeast.
The ultimate location and configuration of these wind farms won’t be
known until the regulatory review for the project has been completed,
and then all the commercial negotiations are completed.
Thanks again, and please feel free to reach out to me if you have any
The OSU Extension Center are having a meeting on
Salt Cedar (Tamracks) that is taking over the river bottom and water
there. The meeting is Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 in the Extension center.
The program begins at 1 p.m. Pictured is no salt cedar in 1950 with
the sale barn in the photo
preliminary data from the Oklahoma Mesonet, the mild first half and
summery second half of the month combined to produce a statewide
average temperature of 80.6 degrees, two-tenths of a degree above
normal and the 57th coolest August since records began in 1895.
summer ended as the 26th coolest on record with a
June-August average temperature of 78.7 degrees, nearly a degree below
average precipitation total of 1.4 inches was half of the normal total
for August and the 12th driest since records began in 1895.
The Mesonet site at
Porter led the state with 4.1 inches and several other stations across
northern Oklahoma reported more than 3 inches, but 50 Mesonet stations
recorded less than an inch for the entire month.
The summer as a
whole was still wetter than normal, however, with a statewide average
of 11.4 inches, 1.6 inches above normal to rank as the 34th
wettest on record.
New manager takes over Dunes;
Plans to work promoting park
Heath Noyes is the new manager of the Beaver Dunes
Park. He started his new job on August 25.
Noyes graduated from Vici High School in 1996 and
earned his college degree in accounting in 2006 from Northwestern
Oklahoma State University. Noyes worked for the Woodward County
Sheriff’s Department from 2002 through 2006 and most recently worked for
the Oklahoma State Fire Marshal’s office for the past eight years.
Noyes is also a veteran of the United States Marine
Corp. and has one overseas tour of duty. He expressed excitement for his
new job in Beaver.
"The key is to promote, promote and promote. Not
enough people have heard of the Beaver Dunes," Noyes said. "My family
really enjoys the area, and wee are excited to be here."
Noyes, on Monday, was working to place picnic tables
in the ORV area and also plans to install some watchable wildlife
stations in the coming weeks. He has many other great ideas for the park
Heath and his wife Angela have six kids: Brendan Noyes; Kadyn Noyes;
Addyson Noyes; Lauren Noyes; Austin Solo and Jordan Solo.
Photo courtesy Clifton Savoy Beaver Theater 1920s or 1930s??
Water runs over the Dam at Beaver Dunes Park Lake located
to the north of Beaver. May 10, 2010.
Click on Tribute Page for Ruth Barby Story
Directional Road Boring
Beaver County Memorial Hospital
at Beaver and Turpin
Beaver County Nursing Home
Emergency Service (EMS)
Dr. Tim Becker, Dentist 625-3111
Beaver Oil Company
Beaver Ace Home Center 625-3102
Beaver Auction, LLC
Sale every Tuesday
The Cimarron Territory
Celebration and World Championship
Cow Chip Throw is always scheduled for the third Saturday in April
For Hunting information go to
Weather Service web sites at:
Pictured above is the tornado that hit the Woodbury home. Vance and
Barbara Woodbury both died from injuries when the struck their home
about 1/2 mile from this location near the Northern Natural Gas plant
of Elmwood. The tornado hit their home Wednesday evening, March 29,
2007 . Photo courtesy Beaver County Sheriff's office.
Above is a photo of the USS Mullinnix DD-944 which
was used as a sink test back in the 1990's. The United States was testing new
weapons. The ship was used during the Vietnam war but later
decommissioned in the 1980's. The editor and publisher was stationed on
the ship from 1963 until 1965.
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