Guthrie

Old Oklahoma Daily State Capitol Newspaper Building. Guthrie, Oklahoma.
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The state of Oklahoma is looking for someone to redevelop a historic building in the heart of downtown Guthrie.

The Office of Management and Enterprise Services has issued a request for proposals for the purchase or lease and redevelopment of the 50,000-square-foot Oklahoma State Capital Publishing Company building.

The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but the state closed the museum in 2012 because of a lack of funding.

Smoke billowing from the wildfire that started in Logan County near Guthrie Sunday afternoon.
American Red Cross of Central and Western Oklahoma

The Logan County Assessor's Office says a wildfire that killed one person and scorched more than 5 square miles of land last week caused close to $1 million in damage to 60 structures.

Assessor Tisha Hampton says assessments done after the fire last week found more than $944,000 in damage in the county.

Authorities say the fire killed 56-year-old Johnnie Ray Knox on May 4 after he refused to leave his mobile home as flames approached. Logan County emergency manager David Ball says the cause of the wildfire is still under investigation.

The University of Oklahoma's Institute for Quality Communities reviewed some of the best things that happened in Oklahoma’s towns in 2013, from big time music festivals to smartphone apps (H/t to "World Views" contributor Rebecca Cruise).