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Oklahoma Stories

Shedding Light on the Forest

Local co-op provides new lighting to the Forest Heritage Center


Getaways on a Budget

Plan a cost-effective family trip

Road Trip on Route 66

Take the time to explore Route 66 in the Sooner State

New Eats on the Mother Road

Discover delicious new eats on Rt. 66

Tech Solutions for Common Travel Woes

Try these apps and gadgets that minimize the stress of traveling so you can relax and enjoy the journey.

Prairie Flavors

Pancakes for Every Personality

This month, we are going beyond the basic buttermilk, to give you a few flapjack inspirations.


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.

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

War Games

In the realm of cyberwarfare, attacking a U.S. power plant indicates an extreme level of aggression with a calculated intent to harm and disrupt. Two years ago, it happened in Oklahoma…


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

Okie Snaps

All Tucked In

OKL Winner RibbonCongratulations to March's Okie Snaps Winner, Marit Edwards! Last month's theme was "Let's Go RVing."


Doggone Fun

“Camping is going to the dogs; humans are optional.” Submitted by Rusty Peterson, member of Central Electric Cooperative.

Historic Highway

Traveling the Kiskatinaw River Bridge, a historic wooden bridge along the old Alaska highway. Submitted by Deann Moore, member of Lake Region Electric Cooperative.

Best Road Trip

Two Oklahoma besties embarked on a seven-week, 10 national parks trip. Submitted by Donna Boatman, member of Verdigris Valley Electric Cooperative.

Making Memories

“1960 Classmates of Chanute, Kansas, high school gather for our reunion in 2010. RVing makes it so easy to meet up with friends as we take our homes with us!” Submitted by Monte Toon, member of Indian Electric Cooperative.

Contests

Guess Where

Where was this historic photo taken? Last month's photo featured the Blue Hawk Peak Ranch in Pawnee, 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

Are you a Co-op Voter?

The vitality of rural communities depends on co-op voters. When rural citizens miss the chance to vote, they lose the opportunity to communicate concerns to leaders about the issues that matter to us: where we work, live and raise families. Federal, state and local elections offer an opportunity to exercise this civic responsibility—to elect the best leaders for our communities. 


Census 2020: Everyone Counts

"When everyone counts, everyone wins.” This is the slogan for the Oklahoma 2020 U.S. census campaign, and it is spot on. The U.S. census is not only a civic duty, it’s the law. Here's why you should participate.

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.