Norman http://kgou.org en Cleveland County To Demolish Former Jail Building http://kgou.org/post/cleveland-county-demolish-former-jail-building <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Cleveland County commissioners say the former county detention center will be demolished this fall.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:04:00 +0000 Associated Press & KGOU Staff 32891 at http://kgou.org Cleveland County To Demolish Former Jail Building Why Norman Is The Only Oklahoma Town Where Citizens Control the Price of Water http://kgou.org/post/why-norman-only-oklahoma-town-where-citizens-control-price-water <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Norman is the&nbsp;<a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2014/06/19/normans-choice-wastewater-reuse-or-reliance-on-oklahoma-citys-pipelines/" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;" target="_blank" title="StateImpactLink">only city in Oklahoma</a>&nbsp;where utility rates are determined by a vote of the peopl Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:36:00 +0000 Logan Layden 32131 at http://kgou.org Why Norman Is The Only Oklahoma Town Where Citizens Control the Price of Water Norman Voters Will Still Decide Water Rates As Charter Change Gets Rejected http://kgou.org/post/norman-voters-will-still-decide-water-rates-charter-change-gets-rejected <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Norman is the only city in Oklahoma where water rate increases require a vote of the public. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:43:00 +0000 Logan Layden 31656 at http://kgou.org Norman Voters Will Still Decide Water Rates As Charter Change Gets Rejected Norman’s Choice: Wastewater Reuse Or Reliance On Oklahoma City’s Pipelines http://kgou.org/post/norman-s-choice-wastewater-reuse-or-reliance-oklahoma-city-s-pipelines <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Oklahoma’s third largest city is at a water crossroads.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 12:27:00 +0000 Logan Layden 31651 at http://kgou.org Norman’s Choice: Wastewater Reuse Or Reliance On Oklahoma City’s Pipelines The Unique Way Norman Sets Its Water, Sewer Rates Could Be Changing http://kgou.org/post/unique-way-norman-sets-its-water-sewer-rates-could-be-changing <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Norman is the&nbsp;<a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2014/04/16/oks-largest-water-loan-goes-to-norman-to-fix-stressed-stinky-treatment-plant/" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;" title="StateImpactLink">only city in Oklahoma</a>&nbsp;that requires water rate increases to be approved through a vote of Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:03:01 +0000 Logan Layden 31499 at http://kgou.org The Unique Way Norman Sets Its Water, Sewer Rates Could Be Changing Norman Mayor And Residents Question Use Of City Drinking Water For Fracking http://kgou.org/post/norman-mayor-and-residents-question-use-city-drinking-water-fracking <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">Many residents — and some members of the city council — didn’t know Norman’s drinking water is being used for hydraulic fracturing until&nbsp;</span><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">The Journal Record&nbsp;</em><a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2014/03/31/to-frack-wells-in-norman-driller-buys-city-drinking Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:03:00 +0000 Logan Layden 27103 at http://kgou.org Norman Mayor And Residents Question Use Of City Drinking Water For Fracking Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With The Medieval Fair, Eve Of Nations http://kgou.org/post/entertaining-hours-your-week-medieval-fair-eve-nations <p>Behold maidens and dragon slayers, Norman’s <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kgou/events.eventsmain?action=showEvent&amp;eventID=1499772">38th Annual Medieval Fair</a>&nbsp;takes place Friday, April 4 through Sunday, April 6.</p><p>Seven stages feature non-stop music and theater performances. Food vendors provide a feast of smoked turkey legs or home made root beer as fairgoers watch jousts and jugglers until the day grows olde. In addition to the royal entertainment, more than 200 arts and crafts booths sell handmade medieval collectibles like costumes, stained glass and hand-made jewelry.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What began as a small, one-day project by the University of Oklahoma’s English Department now takes place at one of Norman’s biggest public venues, </span>Reaves<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Park on Jenkins Avenue.</span></p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 13:03:12 +0000 Alexander Hilton 26312 at http://kgou.org Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With The Medieval Fair, Eve Of Nations To Frack Wells In Norman, Driller Buys City Drinking Water Right From The Hydrant http://kgou.org/post/frack-wells-norman-driller-buys-city-drinking-water-right-hydrant <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">For a fee, most municipalities will give contractors and other industrial users a special water meter and temporary access to a city fire hydrant. The meters and hydrant access are often used for construction sites, and the buyer usually pays a higher per-gallon water rate for the high-flow access.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:07:00 +0000 Joe Wertz 26381 at http://kgou.org To Frack Wells In Norman, Driller Buys City Drinking Water Right From The Hydrant What It Means To "Keep It Local" http://kgou.org/post/what-it-means-keep-it-local <p></p><p>Customers have more choice than ever, with national retailers, local stores, and now internet shopping. Assignment Radio’s Madeline Stebbins examines the effects of local shopping in Norman.</p><p></p><p>The “shop local” movement has gained momentum the last few years. But beyond the hype, past the fad – does shopping local really matter?</p><p>Bryce Bandy: &nbsp;Up to three times as much of the money stays in your community when you spend it with a local and independent business, as opposed to a big box or a franchise.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 17:38:00 +0000 Madeline Stebbins 26365 at http://kgou.org What It Means To "Keep It Local" Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With Beatlemania, Mardi Gras And Native Film http://kgou.org/post/entertaining-hours-your-week-beatlemania-mardi-gras-and-native-film <p>The 20th annual <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kgou/events.eventsmain?action=showEvent&amp;eventID=1470674">Norman Mardi Gras Parade</a> hits Main Street Saturday, March 1 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. This year’s theme, “Come Together! Que l’on se Rassemble”, commemorates the 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the Beatles’ arrival in the United States.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 15:24:50 +0000 Alexander Hilton 24146 at http://kgou.org Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With Beatlemania, Mardi Gras And Native Film