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LATEST NEWS

ESH tells council that reimbursements in disarray

Every alderman of City Council was in attendance Monday, May 10, for the regular meeting. Mayor Butch Berry started by announcing that there are...

Time to get graduation cards

Eureka Springs School Board met Monday evening with the end of a challenging school year in sight. The meeting returned to the Middle School...

Leaking water lines to be replaced

Council unanimously approved Res. 795 at Monday’s meeting, which authorizes Mayor Butch Berry to accept the recommendation of McClelland Engineers to accept Kirk’s Excavation...

Workers bear brunt of higher housing costs

While it isn’t unique to Eureka Springs, the appreciation in housing values seen in the past year means that many who work in this...

Soaring property values reflected by higher property taxes

Reappraisals for property in Carroll County will go on the books in 2022, and a lot of property owners in Eureka Springs might by...

Parks’ gardener fired

Parks gardener Denise Pepmiller filed a formal grievance to Parks Commission Chair Kevin Ruehle in regard to Interim-Director Scott Miskiel. Her grievance, filed in...

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DON'T MISS....

The time the Independent usually delivers papers to Chelsea’s

Last week the paper was late due to an issue at the printer. We always hate days like that but I will admit walking...

Hot take? Hot take.

There’s always something really awkward about city apps. Anytime an app has been mentioned in Eureka Springs it’s always to help the visitor have...

The Great Drax Caper

If you live in Leola, Bearden, or Russellville, you are at risk Last Thursday, the “breaking news” was about the Drax Arkansas satellite wood...

Carbon capture and storage

Be kind to the trees, they are busy saving the world Time is running out to avoid breaching the 2° Celsius global warming limit. Trees...

Esoteric Astrology as news for week May 4-11

Festivals: Cinco de Mayo, White Lotus Day, Mother’s Day & Taurus New Moon In this second week of May we have multiple festivals and celebrations encompassing...

State of pollution

“Wood pellet industry on fire in Arkansas.” Asa Hutchinson   On Feb 16, 2021, Gov. Hutchinson wrote about the “benefits” of wood pellet mills for the...

Not so fast

Editor, Your April 14 edition recounted a high-speed police chase down Rockhouse Road. An ESPD officer patrolling Hwy. 62E attempted to pull over a driver he...

Columns

ISawArkansas

We know that worry is an undernourished enthusiasm and even that worries us to pieces. Who hasn’t worried in the last year? We’ve had...

The Coffee Table

Many folks know my late husband was a musician, but they might not realize he was afflicted with Musical Tourette’s.  It’s highly contagious. I caught it. I...

HavingREELFun

Fishing is intense. Below the Beaver Lake Dam is full of multipliable fish. Water temps are higher because they are letting water out of the...

The Dirt on Nicky

Guide to transplanting Spring sprouting is up to full speed in my greenhouse and garden which means, ready or not, it is transplant season. By...