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Retail landscape interpreted by Winrock

A sparse crowd showed up in the courtroom Dec. 6 to hear results of the state of the local retail environment. The detailed survey was conducted and funded by the Winrock International Foundation in...

Bike trails launch diverse opinions

Parks Director Justin Huss laid the groundwork for constructing downhill trails at Lake Leatherwood City Park at a Dec. 5 town hall meeting saying locals know all too well that many of the original...

Council approves minutes despite friction

Less than five minutes into Monday evening’s Eureka Springs City Council meeting contention began when alderman David Mitchell, serving as Mayor Pro Tem, asked for approval of the minutes of the previous meeting. Alderman...

Transit drivers to be drug tested

Transit Department Director Ken Smith told city council Monday that his department recently passed its audit, but that there are new policies for transit departments receiving funding from the federal government, primarily testing drivers...

Night Market revisited by council

Alderman Mickey Schneider told city council on Monday that the Saturday Night Market, in which a part of Spring Street was barricaded to through traffic from 4-9 p.m. and vendors set up tents along...

Commenters venture to sway council

Cameron Denoewer thanked council on Monday during Public Commentsfor being cautious about the Community Center Foundation proposal for renting space for city government meetings, urging aldermen to do due diligence in paying attention to...

Council might appoint new alderman

At the Dec. 11 meeting alderman David Mitchell said because alderman Peg Adamson submitted her resignation from city council effective the end of the year, he wanted City Attorney Tim Weaver to explain the...

HDC shuts the door on centering a door

The final meeting of the year for the Historic District Commission on Dec. 6 had one of the longest agendas of the year as commissioners considered nine new applications. Lori Richards told commissioners she was...

Esoteric Astrology as news for week Dec. 13-19

Light in the Darkness – Candles, Prayers, Mantrams & Remembrances Wednesday is Santa Lucia day, Swedish Festival of Light. Wednesday is also the first day of Hanukkah – eight-day Hebrew festival of Light. Hanukkah (meaning consecration,...

No bugs on the windshield not a good thing

Have you noticed something missing as you traveled this past summer? It used to be that the windshield would be covered with bugs if you traveled much distance at all. This past summer, bug...

CBWD agrees to increase pH to reduce corrosion

Dwayne Allen, director of Public Works for Eureka Springs, said recent testing results from samples tested by the Arkansas Department of Health indicate that levels of lead and copper in the city’s water have...

Fire a Black Bass Lake deemed suspicious

Parks Director Justin Huss said he got a call Wednesday, Nov. 29, from someone at Black Bass Lake asking if Parks was performing a controlled burn despite the burn ban. Huss said as he...

Bike trails’ non-impact explained

Eureka Springs Parks commissioner Steven Foster told the Independent that since Parks announced the Walton Family Foundation would be funding new mountain bike trails at Lake Leatherwood he has received phone messages and other...

Airport submits budget amid high praise

At the Dec. 1 Carroll County Airport Commission meeting, commissioners noted the frequency with which they see CCA loaner cars at restaurants and other businesses in Eureka Springs as one indicator of the positive...

Could it be lights out on solar?

Outcome of the evidentiary hearing held in Little Rock by the Arkansas Public Service Commission last week on net metering rates could determine whether there is a future for affordable residential solar power in...

Lost Penguin finds Eureka Springs

What is a penguin doing in Eureka Springs? In the case of Ramon Laval, aka The Lost Penguin, he was raised in the southernmost city in the world, Punta Arenas, Chile. After he and...

Esoteric Astrology as news for week Dec. 6-12

Sign of the Archer Wednesday, is the feast of St. Nicholas, Greek bishop, healer, Wonderworker, model for today’s Santa Claus. After the dramatic tests and trials and Scorpio’s deep waters, Sagittarius is a breath of fresh...

Walton Family Foundation gives Parks a boost

Chair Bill Featherstone said Nov. 21 that Parks’ staff has been “building out” the Master Plan for Trails since city council adopted it in July 2014. Recently completed was a half-mile bluff line trail...

Vote on moving city meetings to Community Center clarified

Alderman Bob Thomas moved at the Nov. 27 city council meeting to reconsider the vote on moving city meetings to the Community Center. At the Nov. 13 meeting, Thomas had voted Yes to approve...

Night Market detractors air displeasure to council

At Monday evening’s Eureka Springs City Council meeting, Public Comments took the forefront. “It takes a lot to get me out of my cage until I am really irritated, and now I am really...

City meetings space still under discussion

Mayor Butch Berry said at Monday’s council meeting he would speak to the Eureka Springs School Board at their Jan. 8 meeting about the school district giving the property formerly the site of the...

City in the black, sewers in the red

Mayor Butch Berry acknowledged department heads and council Monday for their budget discipline the past 18 months since he imposed a spending freeze. He said revenues this year are below expectations but so are...

Council pleads compromise on group tours

City council voted at the Nov. 13 meeting to renew the group tour franchise with Joe Gunnels Tours. Aldermen, however, asked Transit Director Ken Smith to return with his input as to whether Transit...

Council Wrap-up

Chair Susan Tharp said her commission got a grant to apply to have the Eureka Springs Cemetery entered on the National Historical Registry. They are creating a database which will allow them to cross-reference...

A ‘fantasy come true’ and a castle prove it

Ask Smith Treuer why he decided to build a castle overlooking Table Rock Lake, the White River and Leatherwood Creek near Beaver, and you are likely to get a several different answers. One, he...

Grant money going for greenhouse

Parks Commission Chair Bill Featherstone announced Nov. 21 that the Community Center Foundation received a grant from AT&T to install a 22x64-ft. greenhouse on the Community Center property. Parks Director Justin Huss said he...

Parks’ dazzling displays light up town

Parks Director Justin Huss said at the Nov. 21 meeting that things are slowing down a bit, and he has reduced staff for the off-season. End-of-season repairs are being made to cabins, and docks...

Festival encourages respect

The Heart of Many Ways on Mountain Street recently had a new heating and cooling system installed, which once again allows full use the building for large events such as the upcoming first InterSpiritual...

Esoteric Astrology as news for week Nov. 29-Dec. 6, 2017

Mercury Retrograde, Advent & Full Moon – Preparing the Heart Around midnight Saturday night/Sunday morning, Mercury turns retrograde (Sagittarius, 29 degrees) moving back to 13 degrees by December 22. It’s best to purchase all holiday...

Night Market spurs tête-á-tête

At a Main Street Eureka Springs meeting Nov. 16, some merchants voiced displeasure about plans to close part of Spring Street on Dec. 9 from 4 p.m. and throughout the evening for a street...

CAPC bringing Asleep at the Wheel to AUD

Executive Director Mike Maloney of the City Advertising and Promotion Commission announced last Wednesday that the Grammy Award-winning western swing band Asleep at the Wheel, the band scheduled to play at the White House...
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