A 25 Acre World Class Horse Ranch in WesTen

We just discovered a WesTen business that has been here a few years and definitely qualifies as a Bright Spot–Cottonwood Creek Ranch which offers horseback riding, riding lessons, horse birthday parties, summer horse riding camps as well as being the home to Morgan and Saddlebred horses. Cottonwood Creek Ranch and owner, Kelly Kregel, are far…

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Council Grove has so MUCH History

Eighty years ago, on April 22, 1941, the Daughters of the American Revolution dedicated the Council Grove/Jesse Chisholm Historical Marker just southeast of Lake Overholser.  On Thursday, April 22, 2021, they re-dedicated it and celebrated the history it represents. They have also created a small garden to accent the marker.  Thanks to the Oklahoma City…

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Helping Individuals to get Jobs in WesTen

The workforce program at Reaching Our City (ROC) is making great strides helping individuals with sustainable employment and mentoring in WesTen.  There are: 18 youth participants (16-24) 11 adults 3 participants in the process of enrollment 1 participant with a transitional job/work experience 1 participant at Oklahoma School of Welding 5 participants are currently working…

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Third Saturdays in WesTen

The WesTen District, with Northwest 10th Street as their main corridor, introduces Third Saturdays in WesTen with a MadPotter Open House, Council Grove Historically Local Tour at Castle Falls, and a Marking Tree Open House. MadPotter Studio with Matt Murray hosts a monthly open house 11AM-5PM at 4602 Northwest 10th which is open to all…

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Another “Only in Your State” in WesTen

According to “Only in Your State“, there is an Enchanting Castle In Oklahoma City that is also a restaurant and you need to visit it. The webpage continues saying–If you’re looking to dine in an enchanting castle, head to Oklahoma City to Castle Falls. The restaurant is located in an authentic castle modeled after a…

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Only in Your State, Donuts & WesTen

Calling all donut lovers! A fellow donut lover has assembled one of the sweetest road trips ever for the ultimate sugar rush. You can travel for over 170 miles hitting some of the best donut shops in the state. All of the details are at the Only in Your State posting here. Take The Oklahoma…

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Bringing Wood Back from the Dead

As a Chickasaw citizen, master refinisher, and artist, Richard Thomas has focused his work on weapons and sculpture as well as conservation and preservation of the original wood finishes. In some ways, he brings wood back from the dead. As a WesTen business for over 37 years, he continues his work on all styles of…

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Tree Planting Celebration

WesTen is celebrating the planting of 18 new trees–in Meadowbrook and Harlow Parks.  Oklahoma City Community Foundation (OCCF) and Hilldale students joined the celebration with the Harlow Park history, Dr. Seuss, and information on the tree canopy.  Shout out THANKS to OCCF, Urban Lawn & Landscape, and Smith Farm & Garden.

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We All Need Hope

OSU-OKC has brought two relatively new bright spots to the WesTen District with the launch of the Center for Social Innovation and the program’s senior director, Ariel Beasley. The Center’s signature program is Growing Hope which guides participants through an intensive, 16-week schedule utilizing a hope-based curriculum that helps identify life goals, career pathways, and…

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Neighbors helping Neighbors

Homelessness and homeless camps are a complicated social issue and Oklahoma City is fortunate to have great service providers for this population.  In the WesTen District there have been challenges with homeless camps that are illegally situated and causing significant negative issues for surrounding homes and businesses. In a such recent scenario, one business got…

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