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Oklahoma news briefs for July 17, 2014
From staff reports Published: July 17, 2014
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In brief

Statewide

Film depicts

firefighters

The work of the Oklahoma Forestry Services and other wildland firefighting agencies is depicted in Disney’s new animated film, “Planes: Fire & Rescue.” Oklahoma Forestry Services will celebrate the premiere of the movie on Friday at the Moore Warren Theatre and Tulsa Cinemark & IMAX. Wildland firefighters will be on hand with trucks and dozers at the theaters to talk with moviegoers about what they do. Smokey Bear will be available for “selfies with Smokey” inside the theater. Smokey and wildland firefighters will be at the Moore Warren Theatre, 1000 Telephone Road, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., and at the Tulsa Cinemark & IMAX, 10802 E 71 St. S in Tulsa, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday.

From staff reports

Agency seeks

nominees

A statewide call has been issued for nominations to Keep Oklahoma Beautiful’s annual environmental excellence competition. The awards recognize individuals, groups, organizations, businesses, government agencies and schools for their efforts to improve Oklahoma’s aesthetic, environmental and sustainable quality of life. The deadline to submit a nomination is Sept. 12. Finalists will be honored and winners announced Nov. 20. For details, visit keepoklahomabeautiful.com/award-guidelines.

From staff reports

Oklahoma City

Work to begin

on park trail

Exercise buffs will soon have a new reason to hit the trails at Bluff Creek Park, 10941 N Meridian. During the week of July 28, crews will begin construction on the Continental Resources Fitness Trail, a one-fourth mile paved trail that will include three exercise stations. During construction, park users may experience temporary interruptions along the paved walking trail and dirt track mountain bike trail. Signage will inform users of the construction and ask them to follow traffic directions. A donation from Continental Resources funded the new trail addition plus a third picnic pavilion. Park planners worked with members of the Oklahoma Earthbike Fellowship to realign a portion of the dirt mountain bike trail to make room for the fitness trail.

From staff reports