Oklahoma Stories

Tiny Spaces for Business and Fun

Oklahomans looking to “go tiny” have a locally created option: shipping container spaces.

Energy-Saving Solutions at Your Fingertips

If you’re planning any home renovations or just want a better overview of where your energy goes, here are some tech-savvy solutions to help you make the most of your energy consumption. 

How to Sell Rural Real Estate

Experts share insights for selling property in rural Oklahoma 

The Quiet Revolution of Electric Vehicles

Fast, efficient and affordable: here’s why an EV could work for you. 

Trending Tiny

Rural Oklahomans embrace tiny home living

Prairie Flavors

Best BBQ Recipes

We asked, you delivered! We invited you to share your favorite BBQ and grill recipes with us as part of OKL’s “Best BBQ Recipe” contest. With summer around the corner, it’s time to fire up the grill with these winning recipes!

Berry Delicious

May means it’s berry season in Oklahoma! 

Firehouse Favorites

This month’s recipes come to you via Corporal Chet Thompson, a firefighter for the Moore, Oklahoma, Fire Department and a member of Carroll Electric Cooperative Corporation in Arkansas. 

Campfire Cooking

Try these dishes on your next outdoor adventure. 

Dinner for Two

Instead of going out for a romantic dinner, create a unique dining experience in the comfort of your own home.

Table Talk

Blue Spruce Gelato & Sorbet

Discover cool treats for many tastes in Stillwater, Oklahoma

White Dog Hill

At White Dog Hill in Clinton, Oklahoma, even better than a bark is a bite of one of the restaurant’s beautiful creations.

Crow Creek Market and Cafe

The Crow Creek Market and Cafe is popular with Crescent, Oklahoma, locals, but anyone can enjoy the quirky cafe’s fresh, homemade food.

The Hungry Horny Toad Station

A former gas station on historic Route 66 has found a new life refueling hungry travelers—and it’s quickly becoming a classic.

Hoboken Coffee Roasters

Hoboken Coffee Roasters is a highlight of downtown Guthrie. 

Powerful Living

Energy 101: Key Energy Industry Terms - Part III

When it comes to electricity usage, do you think about the habits you and your family may have that impact your energy consumption? 

A model for saving lives

Unique mobile demo helps first responders avoid electrocution.

Energy Trails: Lighting a path in Guatemala

A team of 15 volunteers will go to Guatemala to build powerlines to likely electrify two village communities.

Appreciating Our Lineworkers

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association recognizes the second Monday of every April as National Lineworker Appreciation Day. In joining the celebration, Oklahoma’s electric cooperatives wish to honor these unsung heroes who keep the lights on every day.

Congratulations, OKL!

OKL magazine wins co-op journalism award for second straight year 

Okie Snaps

Smart Cookie

OKL Winner RibbonCongratulations to Kelsey Simmons! The contest theme was “Grads & Dads!”

Great Things Ahead

Graduation happened in the blink of an eye for Jamison, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications. Submitted by Jamison Keefover.

Getting Schooled

Josh completed the human resources assistant program at Francis Tuttle in 2013. Submitted by Josh Herren.

Atta Girl

Those who are special to us will always be a part of celebrations. Photo submitted by Jennifer Roysdon, member of Cimarron Electric Cooperative. 

Glad Grad

Oaklin’s family celebrates his great accomplishment—college graduation! Submitted by Oaklin Davis.


Guess Where

OKL Winner RibbonCongratulations to last month’s winner, Rex Bennet! Last month’s photo was the St. James Hotel in Miami, Oklahoma.

Prairie Flavors E-Newsletter

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Me and My OKL

Send us a photo of you with your OKL for a chance to be published and win 25!

Join the fun on social media with the hashtag #myokl!

Oklahoma Take 10

Our judges were impressed by Oklahoma Living readers’ talent and eye for beautiful shots across our state. Now, we are proud to share with you the top 10 submissions. Enjoy the winners of the 2017 contest! 

Okie Snaps

Enter your photos for the following contests:

Best Friends - Entries due by July 10


Rural Oklahoma incurs wildfire damages

In mid-April, the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, provided warnings of gusty winds and low humidity in drought-stricken areas—including western Oklahoma—creating particularly dangerous fire conditions.

The joys and tribulations of life

As humans, we experience all kinds of emotions. There are times of happiness and times of sadness. How we deal with the circumstances of life shapes us into the people that we are today.

Oklahoma Outside

Enchanting April

Oklahoma's nurseries are overflowing with annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees. OKL's Dee Nash helps you decide what to try in your garden.

New Year, New Plants from Seed

Get ideas for your next gardening project. 

Clean the air with indoor plants

An Oklahoma winter can lie heavy on our hearts. Days are shorter. The blowing wind and inhospitable weather never seem to end. People spend too much time indoors. What can help bring us out of a winter funk? Houseplants.

10 Steps to a Dreamy Cutting Garden

Growing a dedicated cutting garden sounds difficult, but it isn’t. In many ways, it’s similar to growing a vegetable garden, but instead of picking tomatoes, you gather cut flowers. For the last six years, in addition to my perennial and vegetable gardens, I’ve grown a flower garden simply for the pleasure of bringing blooms indoors.

Here are 10 steps from planning to harvest.

Five Unique Coneflowers to Know and Grow

My garden is a haven for pollinators like butterflies, native bees and hover flies. It’s also full of singing birds and crawling caterpillars, two creatures that go together like peanut butter and jelly.