Oklahoma Stories

Have Tech, Will Travel

Gadgets to take your adventures farther

Miracles at the Oasis

There’s an oasis in northeast Oklahoma that’s changing lives.

Calico Heights

Explore the sweet sounds of quiet and serenity at this unique destination

A Stitch in Time

Discover beautiful patchwork on the prairie

Discover the Lodges

Plan a getaway to one of the state’s best travel bargains: state park lodges

Prairie Flavors

Food for the Road

This March, if you plan to hit the road and journey to one of Oklahoma’s 33 state parks, be sure to take some food for the road. 

A Latte Love

Beat the chill of winter with a warm drink, perfect for your valentine or anytime!

From Toast to Toast

After a toast to ring in the new year, whip up some toast for a quick and delicious breakfast.

A Taste of Guatemala

This month’s recipes come to you in honor of the recently completed Oklahoma Energy Trails electrification project in Guatemala where a team of volunteers from Oklahoma’s and Colorado’s electric cooperatives electrified two villages.

Recipes & Memories

Recipes are one way food traditions are passed from generation to generation. Through recipes we remember those who have cooked for us, nourished us, provided for us. Recipes remind us of their cooks. This is true for these four Oklahomans, who share the unique memories associated with recipes that are near to their hearts. 

Table Talk

The Chicken Shack

In the backyard of the Deep Fork River, an unmarked shack is home to some of the best broasted chicken in Oklahoma. Without a sign, it feels like a secret hideout waiting to be discovered. Even the owner gives off an almost Capone-like vibe.  

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.

Powerful Living

Saved from the Internet Abyss

Some rural areas to receive fiber broadband by way of their electric co-op

How Green is Your Electricity?

For electric co-op members, it might be greener than you think.

New Year, New Size for OKL

Are you excited about the New Year? Most of us will welcome the New Year with anticipation for great things to unfold. If you already have a “list” of events you’re looking forward to in 2019, our staff at Oklahoma Living would like to add one more item to your list!

Thank You

Electricity, clean water and more for Guatemalan villages

The Power in Preparation

September is National Preparedness Month, and the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency is encouraging all of us to prepare for emergencies.

Okie Snaps

Baby's First Rain

OKL Winner RibbonCongratulations to March's photo contest winner, Rebecca Allen! The contest theme was “Rainy Days.”

Rain, Rain Go Away

Rain, rain, go away! Submitted by Ashli Hilley, member of Oklahoma Electric Cooperative. 

After Rain, Comes Sunshine

"The sun came out beaming after a welcoming rain shower." Submitted by Kellie Carter, member of Oklahoma Electric Cooperative.

Reflections of Home

"Reflections of Home," Submitted by Terri Carr.

Umbrella Beauty

Granddaughter Dayla Leonard tries out her new umbrella by dancing in the rain. Submitted by Randall Leonard, member of CKenergy Electric Cooperative. 


Guess Where

Last month's photo featured the Cotton County Courthouse.

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! 


The strengths of Oklahoma's electric co-ops

You may have heard the saying before: “alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” It was based on this premise that electric co-ops were born, bringing light to America’s countryside for the first time.

Learning to better serve co-op members

February is a good time to look back but also a good time to look forward. From an older electric cooperative member to the younger members out there, I would like to pass on some of my reflections on this fleeting life. 

Oklahoma Outside

Plant a Spring-Blooming Tree

Trees not only enhance the landscape, they also provide much-needed nectar for emerging pollinators.

Gifts for Gardeners

Winter is the season for giving, and no one needs a pick-me-up this time of year more than gardeners. Trust me, they are all itching to get their hands back into the soil.

Daylilies: the perfect perennial for Oklahoma gardens

Daylilies are one of the most forgiving perennials blooming in a hot Oklahoma summer.

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.