Oklahoma Stories

Freshwater Fun

Medicine Park offers venue to explore aquatic life

Fitness for All

No matter your age or where you live, it’s always a good time to get healthy.

A New Kind of Farmer

A habitat preservation farm offers a safe haven for butterflies

Sharing Your Home

What does it take to have an Airbnb?

The Oklahoma Seacoast

The McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System is vital for the sooner state.

Prairie Flavors

Fresh, Fit Foods

This time of year, it’s easy to create delicious, healthy dishes with the abundance of fresh, colorful produce available at Oklahoma’s many farmers’ markets and farm stands. 

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. 

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

Oklahoma Living magazine receives national awards

The Cooperative Communicators Association (CCA) recently awarded your statewide publication five national awards. Congratulations to Oklahoma Living’s loyal contributors and staff for the dedication and excellence they put forth toward your OKL! 

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.

Okie Snaps

True Cowboy

OKL Winner RibbonCongratulations to Jim Carver! The contest theme was “Red, White & Blue!”

Let Freedom Ring

These boys let freedom ring. Submitted by Joyce Holman, member of People’s Electric Cooperative. 


Lorelei and Rhys love celebrating the Fourth of July. Submitted by Rhonda Gibson, member of Ozarks Electric Cooperative. 

Fly the Flag

One of the parachuters at Classic Bowl XXX flies through the sky with the American flag. Submitted by Vanessa Creed, member of Northwestern Electric Cooperative. 

Give me Liberty

Grandson is out enjoying Cushing’s Fourth of July parade. Submitted by Carolyn Allison, member of Central Electric Cooperative.


Guess Where

OKL Winner RibbonCongratulations to last month’s winner, Trevor McNulty! Last month’s photo was the Shell Oil Company Drayage Barn in Avant, 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


Engaging in our democracy

Making our voice heard every year through elections is both a privilege and a responsibility. In recent years, studies show that rural Americans’ voice has dwindled at the poll. To boost rural voter registration and turnout, America’s electric cooperatives have launched a non-partisan initiative, Co-ops Vote, with the goal of strengthening rural representation during elections.  

Freedom comes at high cost

Let freedom ring” is a phrase that we have heard many times. Freedom is not cheap; it takes people working together at great cost and sacrifice to achieve.

Oklahoma Outside

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. 

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.