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Trail blazers

Formerly overweight and nutritionally challenged, Patton says he now is part of Oklahoma City’s movement to create a healthier population. Part of his healthy regimen includes running on the miles of multi-use trails that weave throughout the metro area. From Bluff Creek trails to the 9.5-mile loop trail around Lake Hefner, Patton says the trails

MAPped out

Located at the southwest corner of W. Sheridan and S. Walker avenues, the charter school will be the only elementary in Downtown Oklahoma City. The school’s boundaries for attendance generally extend from Western Avenue to Lottie Avenue and from N.E. 13th to S.W. 15th streets. At a cost of more than $14 million, the school

Brick by brick

“Taft Stadium is definitely an icon in Oklahoma City,” he says. Armbruster, principal with MA+ Architecture, is handling the designs to bring Taft and Speegle stadiums into the 21st century. Both high school stadiums were built as New Deal projects in the 1930s and for decades have been the homes for Oklahoma City Public Schools

City will host third park meeting Thursday

Construction is expected to begin later this year. The park will include a 40-acre upper section, and a 30-acre lower section, connected by the Skydance Bridge. “We are in the exciting final phases of the park’s master plan process,” MAPS Program Manager David Todd said. “Proposed park amenities include a great lawn for concerts and

Alternatives for proposed boulevard meet opposition

With hundreds in attendance, a public meeting Dec. 3 at the Coca-Cola Bricktown Events Center featured officials from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, city public works and representatives from Stantec. The city hired Stantec in September to carry out an evaluation of possible solutions to the complicated traffic issues the Boulevard will face near Western,

River revamp

The river was carved out by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the 1950s. It was virtually dry for years, until the first MAPS initiative in the early 1990s paid for dams and locks to fill it with water. In 2005, the $3.5 million Chesapeake Boathouse opened. It was followed by a boathouse sponsored

Native Roots opens in Deep Deuce

“We were going to get put out of business in Norman,” he said. With the larger square footage at the national stores, and sales he could not match, Runkle watched his store go from a $1 million business to half of that in just one year.  He was already eyeing Downtown Oklahoma City for a

Entertainment in concert

Seinfeld and Regan are also no strangers to performing in the Oklahoma City metro area, but not at the same venue. Fortunately, the metro has options: the Civic Center Music Hall, which turns 75 this year; and its younger sibling, the Rose State Performing Arts Theatre in Midwest City. Seinfeld can sell out the 2,477-seat

OKC looks to future by visiting other cities

As president and CEO of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, Williams leads a yearly trip to Oklahoma City’s peer cities – some larger, some smaller – with representatives from the local business community and city leaders. Past trips, which began in 2005, have have included Ft. Worth, Texas; Nashville, Tenn.; Charlotte, N.C.; and Denver. Before

Sales tax collections up in August, use tax down

While sales tax collections were up 4.7 percent in August, for the fiscal year it has averaged 8.6 percent growth over the same period last year. Use tax collections, taxes paid on goods purchased outside the state but used in the city, totaled $3.18 million in August. The August sales tax collections check included monies

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