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Oklahoma Stories

Extreme Makeover: Capitol Edition

Take a sneak peek at the ongoing Oklahoma State Capitol renovations


Cathedrals of the Prairie

A history of Enid’s grain elevators 

When a Brand Takes a Stand

One Oklahoma designer is changing wardrobes and changing the world for widows and orphans

Unexpected Treasures

Shining the spotlight on small-town museums in Oklahoma

Prairie Flavors

Sweet Treats

This month, treat your sweetheart—or your sweet tooth—to a special homemade dessert. 


Eat Your Greens

If one of your goals for the new year is to eat healthier, try adding more greens to your diet.

Make Ahead Appetizers

All of this month’s recipes can be prepared ahead to help remove stress from your busy holiday schedule. 

Cooking Under Pressure

I am fairly new to the world of electric pressure cookers. I have a stovetop pressure cooker so I never felt the need for another kitchen gadget. However, a friend recently gifted me an Instant Pot, and—to my surprise—I love it.

Game Day Scores

This fall, before your favorite team hits the turf, warm up with some crowd-pleasing finger foods. Whether you watch the game in the stadium or on the big screen, these recipes will help you score big with hungry fans. 

Table Talk

Farm to Fork

A one-of-a-kind destination restaurant offers Oklahomans a fresh experience


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.

Powerful Living

Census 101: Make it count

Why it’s important to participate in the United States Census 2020


Two Years Later

A look back at the village of Chiis, Guatemala now with electricity 

Plenty of Juice

EV event unveils Oklahoma’s new charging network 

Electric safety lessons

Alfalfa Electric Cooperative teams up with Kansas co-ops in safety conference for driving teens

Super Juiced

Statewide EV charging buildout puts Oklahoma on the map for total electric travel

Okie Snaps

Pals for Life

OKL Winner RibbonCongratulations to February's Okie Snaps winner, Mary Canfield! Last month's theme was "Best Buds."


Football Buddies

“Who’s ready for some football?” Submitted by Angela Blakley, member of Southeastern Electric Cooperative.

Best Friends

“My best friend falling asleep on my shoulder.” Submitted by Emma Beitz, member of Central Electric Cooperative.

Tractor Talk

“Best Buds—my Papa and me!” Submitted by Richard Coburn, member of Central Electric Cooperative.

Family Friends

"My two adorable sisters-in law taking a hike to the waterfalls!" Submitted by Lida Vang of Oologah, Oklahoma.

Contests

Guess Where

Where was this historic photo taken? Last month's photo featured the Dayton School in Lamar, Oklahoma.


Oklahoma Take 10

More than 1,000 photos made their way to Oklahoma Living through our “Oklahoma Take 10” contest at www.okl.coop. The quality of the photos submitted was exceptional. 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. 

Okie Snaps

Submit your photos by the 10th of each month and you could be featured in OKL!

I Love My Truck Contest

A good truck is almost a necessity in rural Oklahoma. That’s why we’re thrilled to sponsor the “I Love My Truck Contest” in an effort to recognize some of the best looking and most unique trucks in the state.

Commentary

Rural Act benefits co-op members

A few months ago, we shared with co-op members across the state about the importance of the Rural Act or the “Revitalizing Underdeveloped Rural Areas and Lands Act of 2019.” This vital piece of bipartisan legislation was approved by Congress in the final hours of the 2019 session and subsequently became law with President Trump’s signature.


Legislative Session Outlook

The first Monday in February marks the second session of Oklahoma’s 57th Legislature. Out of 149 legislators, 102 are serving either their first or second term. Gov. Stitt will open the session giving the State of the State Address and sharing his vision and budget proposal.

Oklahoma Outside


Holiday Gifts for Gardeners

The holidays are soon upon us, and it’s time to think about what to get for the gardener in your life. 

7 Perennials to Beat the Summer Heat

Learn about various perennials to beat the Oklahoma summer heat 

Vines help you grow up!

Plant more vines and enjoy the process of growing up! 

Plant a Spring-Blooming Tree

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