Activities would be focused on kayaking, surfing, stand-up paddle boarding and rafting.
Read More
Don’t let the holidays take a toll on your 2020 finances. A few key strategies can help you celebrate within budget. JULIANNA FUNK/iStock.com
Americans spent over $707 billion dollars during the 2018 holidays, and it would be no surprise for spending to increase in 2019.
Read More
WebAd
Players play at poker tables on July 23 in the casino at the WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville. For the past 15 years, casino gambling has been a financial boon for Oklahoma and many of the Native American tribes located there. SUE OGROCKI/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Slot machine players are silhouetted on the floor of the casino at the WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville. Since the tribes got the exclusive right to open casinos, Native American gambling has become a bigger economic factor in Oklahoma than in any other state except California. SUE OGROCKI/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Dozens of casinos generate more than $2 billion a year, with $139 million going to the state’s coffers in 2018.
Read More
Positions start at $11 an hour and up based on experience, following an hourly wage increase for Cherokee Nation Businesses that went into effect in October.
Read More
WebAd
Ford Hair Co. owner Cassie Ford gives her husband, Shane, a haircut on Oct. 10 in Stilwell. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
A new salon called Ford Hair Co. recently opened in Stilwell. The owner is Cassie Ford, a Cherokee Nation citizen. COURTESY
Cherokee Nation citizen Cassie Ford owns and operates Ford Hair Co. along Highway 51 in Stilwell. COURTESY
Cassie Ford owns and operates Ford Hair Co. along Highway 51.
Read More
Cherokee Nation citizen Heather Griffin says her communications business Kanati Strategies allows her to have a career and maximize her time with family. COURTESY
Cherokee Nation citizen Heather Griffin, left, and Cheena Pazzo, right, got a chance to visit with Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell at a Tulsa Roughnecks practice near season’s end. Pazzo joined Kanati Strategies as a partner in January. COURTESY
The consulting firm has been in business since 2016 and is growing and attracting more customers.
Read More
WebAd
Cherokee Nation citizen and Heavy Metal Training Institute owner Bobbie Wolf stands in front of her storefront that offices automotive trainings. Wolfe had a grand opening for the business on Oct. 4 in Vinita. LINDSEY BARK/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Bobbie Wolf trains people to obtain CDLs and other commercial endorsements for transportation careers.
Read More
Alexander Joyce
With the costs of college continuing to rise and many students and families saddled with heavy debt, saving for college has become as important as ever.
Read More
Cherokee Nation citizen Emily Hullinger stands in front of her business near downtown Tahlequah. The Straight Edge Barbershop specializes in men’s and boys’ haircuts. WILL CHAVEZ/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Cherokee barber Emily Hullinger works on a flattop haircut for Larat Teague, of Hulbert, in The Straight Edge Barbershop in Tahlequah. The shop celebrated its fifth anniversary Oct. 1. WILL CHAVEZ/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
The Straight Edge Barbershop on Oct. 1 marked its fifth anniversary of being in business in Tahlequah. Owner Emily Hullinger, right, and three other stylists at the shop, Hanna Eagle, left, Lanae Mike and Kerry Justus, specialize in men’s and boys’ haircuts, but women who want fades or pixie cuts are welcome, too. WILL CHAVEZ/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
The Straight Edge Barbershop at 514 S. Muskogee Ave. in Tahlequah offers men’s beard and hair products along with short haircuts and fades. WILL CHAVEZ/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Located at 514 S. Muskogee Ave., the shop has been voted Best Barber in Tahlequah four times.
Read More
CATOOSA – During its monthly meeting on Oct. 2, the Cherokee Nation Businesses board of directors named a new chairman as the incumbent chairman left the board and a new member attended her first meeting.

Assuming the chair is Shaun Shepherd, whose positions at the end of fiscal 2019 included the Risk Committee, Real Estate Committee and Diversified Business Advisory Committee.
Read More
Specialties are listed at Stomping Grounds Coffee & Cakery, which is at 1731 Highway 59 S. in Stilwell. GABRIELLE BUDDER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Shown is the Stomping Grounds Coffee & Cakery lobby and customer art wall. Lisa Bailey, how is married to a Cherokee Nation citizen, owns the eatery in Stilwell. GABRIELLE BUDDER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Lisa Bailey, left, Chrystal Winkworth and Stephanie Grigsby stand next to Stomping Grounds Coffee & Cakery sign in Stilwell. GABRIELLE BUDDER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Stephanie Grigsby, left, Chrystal Winkworth and Stomping Grounds Coffee & Cakery owner Lisa Bailey stand at the businesses’ entrance. The shop started from seed money saved with time and with investments from Bailey’s family and friends. Bailey is married to a Cherokee Nation citizen. GABRIELLE BUDDER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Coffees and specialty drinks are available at Stomping Grounds Coffee & Cakery in Stilwell. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Stomping Grounds Coffee & Cakery in Stilwell offers a variety of fresh desserts and baked goods such as cookies, cupcakes, brownies and more. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Audio Clip
The Stomping Grounds Coffee & Cakery is serving up more than just java in Stilwell.
Read More
Phoenix daily news delivered to your inbox
Phoenix daily news delivered to your inbox

News Categories