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The parents of three minor children were arrested by the Logan County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday for possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) in the presence of a minor and have other charges pending, said Det. Greg Valencia of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office.

A Logan County deputy discovered a 2-year-old child walking in the street at Charter Oak Road and Santa Fe Trail Road.

New data from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration suggest that January of 2016 was, for the globe, a truly extraordinary month. Coming off the hottest year ever recorded (2015), January saw the greatest departure from average of any month on record, according to data…

Edmond’s cityscape of urban canopies beautify the city’s homes, parks, streets and rights-of-ways. Trees cover 35.9 percent of the City of Edmond, or 26,096 acres, according to the Urban Forestry Department in 2012.

The Edmond Forestry Commission discussed tree canopy goal recommendations this week for the Edmond City Council to consider during it’s upcoming strategic planning session at 2 p.m. Monday, at the City Council Chambers, said Ryan Ochsner, urban forestry coordinator. The council would like to set a canopy goal within the city.

The City of Edmond’s household hazardous waste and recycling services has been more popular than the city had anticipated, said Bob Masterson, vehicle maintenance and solid waste supervisor.

A rate increase of 20 cents for the city’s solid waste operations at the Transfer Station was discussed this week at an Edmond City Council Workshop. The increase is due to an increased volume that translates into charges for the city.

“Participation rate averaged above 83 percent on the last report and we’re recycling about 450 tons per month on average,” Masterson said. “That equates to about $17,000-$18,000 saving per month for us.”

It is said that when the forsythia blooms it is time to lay down spring time pre-emergence.  Gardeners annually wage war against weeds and pests.  Many gardeners are doing all they can to eliminate the use of chemicals in their yard and gardens.  There are many reasons for trying to limit or…

With Spring just around the corner, it will soon be time to begin applying pre-emergents, fertilizers and post-emergents in hopes of winning the coveted “Yard of the Week” Award co-sponsored by Edmond Beautiful Inc., the Edmond Chamber of Commerce, The Edmond Sun and The Home Depot. Unfortunately, fertilizers are among the many common stormwater pollutants that can negatively affect our waterways as well as the plant and animal life that call these waterbodies home.

Winter months are a good time to plan next season’s landscape projects. You can reflect on the improvements you would like to make, what worked well last year and what not so well. At times the planning process itself can seem daunting, so we hope to provide a few ideas to help make your planning a little easier.

First, review the lighting characteristics of your yard spaces. Classify exposure to daily direct sunlight as full sun (over 6 hours), partial sun (4-6 hours), partial shade (2-4 hours) and full shade (less than 2 hours).

In Oklahoma, winter brings the possibility of ice storms. A layer of ice on an Oklahoma landscape can make for a beautiful scene. As the morning sun rises and glistens off those ice-covered branches, it creates a winter wonderland. When it happens, enjoy the beauty and hope and pray that you don’t lose your electricity. You might also say a prayer for those linemen who are out trying to restore power to homes and businesses. Ice can be beautiful but it is also damaging.

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Shelayna Renea Knott, 28, of Orlando, Okla., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at Eagle Heights Baptist Church, Stillwater, Okla.