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You can get your copy of the paper at the following stores Keyes Country Store, Dairy Queen, Loves Truck Stop, Dollar General, Bluebonnet Cafe, Toot’n Totum, Moore’s Food Pride, Boise City Family Pharmacy, TK Flowers & Beauty Nook, and Angel Café. Subscription start at $34.50. Call 580-544-2222 to setup your subscription, or you can email us at blackmesapub@yahoo.com or go to https://etypeservices.com/PublisherMailRedirection.aspx?PublicationID=PIRR11F+S11RQDjT6qw=&ReturnURL=https://etypeservices.com/The%20Boise%20City%20NewsID224/ and get a digital copy sent to your email every Wednesday morning and look at previous issues. Below is the business guide for Cimarron County that is in the Boise City News.


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Recent Investigations at Black Mesa Sites

An exciting and free public lecture presented by Dr. Lee Bement from the Oklahoma Archaeological Survey! Learn about the latest archaeological research in the panhandle. Who: Open to the public and…

Source: Recent Investigations at Black Mesa Sites

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“Today is Earth Overshoot Day—the day when humanity has consumed more natural resources than the planet is able to generate in a single calendar year… That means we’ve eaten up our annual supply of Earth’s renewable resources—and there’s a whopping 145 days still left in the year.”

Boise City rainfall in inches per month for 2016

Workshop Available for Area Businesses

Casey Murdock State Representative District 61

Protecting the rights of rural Oklahomans
By Rep. Casey Murdock

Rural Oklahoma is losing legislative seats because of population shifts to urban areas, but rural interests still must be protected.

One such interest is farming. Small family farms in rural areas make up the bulk of farming operations in Oklahoma. They put bread, milk, eggs, vegetables and more on our tables. They do business the way their families have done business for generations. Yet, some organizations, such as the Human Society of the United States (HSUS), want to add legislation onto the small farmer that makes it incredibly hard to maintain this profession that has been the backbone of rural society since God planted a garden in Eden.

Small, rural farmers have a harder time absorbing new regulations than corporate farms that have greater flexibility in adapting.

There are many examples from around the country of excessive regulations and the potential they have to hurt the Oklahoma farmer.

Take for example the California egg market. An article in Modern Farmer explains the problem. For years, the HSUS has pushed for California egg farmers to build “bigger, kinder cages for egg-laying hens.”

In 2008, California voters passed a law to meet the requirements. But then, California lawmakers realized the fly in the ointment: the law put their state egg farmers at a disadvantage. They had to absorb the prohibitive cost of upgrading all of their facilities while out-of-state producers weren’t burdened by the same regulations, allowing them to sell eggs in the state at a cheaper price.

In order to keep California egg farmers in business, the law was expanded to cover all eggs sold in the state and later a federal judge decided producers from other states had to comply. So now, egg producers around the country are scrambling to rebuild facilities to supply the eggs from 20 million chickens that Californians eat each day. The result: a possible egg shortage in California and higher prices while other markets face oversaturation and depressed prices. As one person quoted in this article points out, this leaves the farmer in a world of hurt.

This is just one examples of overregulation that has the potential to hurt family farmers.

HSUS has been marching across the county pushing their agenda one state at a time. We have to stop them here in Oklahoma. Agriculture is one of the main drivers of our economy and we have to insure that our farmers and ranchers are allowed to use the practices that have made them successful for generations.

The bottom line is this is an issue of freedom. The government doesn’t need to intervene in our daily lives with excessive regulations. As long as I’m at the state Capitol, I’ll fight against this kind of overreach.

The Hitching Post Bed & Breakfast website has been updated with pictures of the Guest house.

Guest house

Oklahoma Predicted to Overtake California for Wind Energy Production

Young couple breathe new life into Panhandle’s Boise City News


Butch Azar

Butch Azar will be walking thru Boise City today (April 8) from Clayton, NM to Guymon, OK.
“Hi my name is Butch Azar, and I am a 68 year old Grandfather, and I will be walking 2,678 miles with the “US” Liberty Stick in hand, from Seal Beach California to the Vietnam Wall, and the Reflecting Pool in Washington D.C.” http://us.libertystick.org/

PREDCI To Open Office in Boise City

By:Nance Black-Woods
It was just announced that the Panhandle Regional Economic Development Coalition (PREDCI) will open an office in the PTCI  facilities in Boise City.  A PREDCI representative will be in Boise City the first Thursday of each month starting April 7 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Micheal Shannon, Executive Director released a statement saying “I want to invite everyone to drop by to visit, ask questions, and most of all communicate to PREDCI on how we can help with betterment of Cimarron County, through economic develop issues.” PREDCI was founded to help communities in the Oklahoma Panhandle with economic development efforts through marketing, working with existing businesses, organizing community and county volunteers for economic development purposes and representing the region to groups interested in the economic vitality.  Shannon stated “A strong coalition of businesses and communities support PREDCI and I am ready to put together a dynamic direction for Cimarron County.”
Micheal Shannon, Executive Director would also like to thank PTCI for the office space.

It was March 1957 and the caption reads

It was March 1957 and the caption reads “THE MORNING AFTER the 56-hour blow of wind and snow In March, 1957, is illustrated in this West Main Street scene in Boise City. The residence with only the roof showing at extreme right of the Cimarron Implement Company was the home of Mrs. Barbara McDonnold, 79 years of age at that time. All windows and doors of the residence were completely snowed under. Neighbors dug to a window Monday following the storm and found her happy in spite of her temporary imprisonment.” with the fallowing pictures then and 59 years later.


Boise City News Moves To New Location

The Boise City News has officially relocated to 19 North Cimarron in the old Bourk Hardware building. Founded in August of 1898, in the 118 year history of the paper this is only the fourth move. The first move was in March of 1910 when the business moved from its original office in Kenton, OK. This move took the business to 24 East Main Street, current home of Sanders Town & Country. It remained in that location from 1919 until 1938 until the third move to 105 West Main Street which was the home of the Boise City News since that time. The new office is filled with items and furnishings from different locations in the county. The front window is from the ticket booth in the Long Theater in Keyes, Ok. The front door is from the Granny Cafe in Keyes. The guest chairs were in the Crystal Hotel and the counter is from the old news office. The newspaper proudly holds the record for being the oldest continuously running business in Cimarron County. We will be having our grand opening March 30th and we invite you to stop by and check out the new office.