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LATEST NEWS

CAPC all ears about the need to park

Former alderman and commissioner James DeVito urged action on building a downtown parking garage at the June 14 City Advertising and Promotion Commission meeting,...

CAPC wrap-up

Commissioner Bobbie Foster nominated Carol Wright to fill the vacant seat, and with no other nominations, vote to approve Wright’s nomination was unanimous. Commissioners...

Noise contretemps end with civility

John Walker, owner of the Farm, a concert venue and year-round campground near Beaver, addressed Carroll County Quorum Court Monday evening responding to complaints...

Special meeting request denied

Lisa Price-Backs distributed a proposed resolution at Monday’s Quorum Court meeting that she said needed approval at a special meeting to be called after...

CAPC close to app approval

The City Advertising and Promotion Commission continued conversation with entrepreneur Chip Ford about investing in his “ultimate Eureka Springs app,” and Executive Director Mike...

Hospital Commission charting course to keep ESH open

Commissioners voted at Monday’s Hospital meeting to explore renovating or rebuilding the current Eureka Springs Hospital. Chair Michael Merry said his next step will...

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DON'T MISS....

Jaenki from Kansas City play first Eureka show Friday, Dancing in the Park Saturday

Jaenki is an electronic pop outfit from Kansas City bringing their signature sound to Eureka Springs for their first show here on Friday night...

Blues Festival where you want it – biker bars, hotels, parks, wildlife refuge

Blues Festival is a great time, and great time of year, for dancing and those who do it. Now, Victor Wainwright is a piano...

Opinions

Independent Guestatorial: Survival on the Line

I am the fountain from which no one can drink. For many, I am considered a necessary link. Like gold to all I am sought for,...

Asking the right questions helps to stop Lyme in time

As I read an become aware of everyone stories about Lyme disease or tick-borne diseases (TBD) I am thankful that these people have been...

Dan the Man fan

Editor, A quick thanks to the Independent for publishing Pursuit of Happiness each week and an open love letter to Dan Krotz for writing it....

Water/Sewer commission sorely needed

Editor, Eureka Springs needs a water/sewer committee. Several City Councils and several Mayors have misunderstood the city utilities and mismanaged the finances to an extraordinary degree. In...

Parking facility and one more thing

Editor, I attended last Wednesday’s CAPC meeting to lend my support to James DeVito during his Parking Facility presentation. Interactions with visitors regarding parking are...

Columns

The Pursuit of Happiness

If you live long enough you’ll find there is rarely any new news. You’ve certainly read 50 stories about people getting hit by lighting,...

Dropping a Line

Them girls from the South can catch ‘em and cook ‘em up Louisiana style. Kay Rabalais from Hessmer, Louisiana, traded their week of timeshare for...

The Pursuit of Happiness

Last week I went back home to western Minnesota, drove through a lot of small towns hovering on the South Dakota border, felt high...

The Nature of Eureka: Nature for Kids

Nature was always a part of my childhood growing up in Maine, where meadows of milkweed were home to thousands of monarch butterflies. A...