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CAPC puts air in Fat Tire

Scott Schroen, marketing director for the Fat Tire Festival, made a pitch for marketing support at the May 10 City Advertising and Promotion Commission meeting. The event, which includes various mountain bike races, group...

Fireworks at Leatherwood a ‘Go’

Park Director Justin Huss told CAPC commissioners on May 10 he had presented the idea of having a 4th of July fireworks display at the Lake Leatherwood City Park baseball field to all the...

Season snapping into gear

Springtime in the Ozarks brought 700 people to town recently, which CAPC Director Mike Maloney called a “great investment” of marketing support funds. At the May 10 meeting, Maloney showed commissioners two brief Made...

Fluoride opponents pinning hopes on federal lawsuit

Opponents of Arkansas water fluoridation failed to remove the state mandate and must now wait another two years until the legislature is in session. But a lawsuit was recently filed in federal court in...

CAPC seat still open

CAPC commissioner Terry McClung announced that in addition to the seven applications already submitted, Debbie Davis had also applied to fill the vacant seat on the commission. He said it takes a majority of...

App moves to contract stage

Director Mike Maloney distributed draft copies of an Application Development Agreement at the May 10 meeting outlining an understanding between the CAPC and developer Chip Ford regarding design and distribution of a mobile app...

ESHS signs Berryville principal

After an executive session at its May 9 meeting, the Eureka Springs School Board hired David Gilmore as the new high school principal to replace retiring Kathy Lavender. Supt. Bryan Pruitt said Gilmore has...

Planning rezones historic district property

At its May 9 meeting, Planning commissioners approved the request of Byron and Marilyn McKimmey for rezoning their property at 38 Prospect from R-1 to C-3 Quiet Use Commercial. Chair Melissa Greene pointed out...

QC asked to address festival noise

At Monday’s Carroll County Quorum Court meeting, Jim Mautte, saying he represented some neighbors in the Butler Hollow area, spoke up about noise concerns generated by concerts at The Farm, a camping, concert and...

A bloom in a bouquet of authors

One of the featured speakers on the slate for Books in Bloom on May 21 is Laurie R. King, author of the popular Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes books including The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, A...

‘Domestic arts’ embroider activism

What do you get when you cross crafts with activism? Craftivism! “Craftivism has been around for a long time,” Buffalo River volunteer Ginny Masullo, said. “It’s the name that’s new. Change requires both an inner...

Cultivate Kansas City visit Ozarks

Representatives from Cultivate Kansas City (CKC) and the Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas visited the Ozarks last week to meet with business consultants Dan Krotz of Berryville and Larry Laverentz of Kansas City, and...

Esoteric Astrology as news for week May 17-23

As Above, So Below The Sun and the planets shift about more than usual in the following days, which means more shifting about and activity on Earth. As the outer planets are contacted, we see...

Council likely to stay out of parade debacle

At Monday’s Eureka Springs city council meeting, alderman Kristi Kendrick asked City Attorney Tim Weaver if permit holders for a special event, such as the Jesus parade, have to comply with Ord. 2223, the...

ADA compliance gets councils attention

On Monday, Mayor Butch Berry thanked Laura Jo Smole, who spoke at the April 24 council meeting, for identifying compliance issues with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Berry said the city has been grappling...

Volunteers tidy up Music Park

Mayor Butch Berry told council on Monday that the Music Park on North Main Street was created by grant funds, but there was nothing put in place regarding long-term maintenance. The park is city...

We’ve got to stop meeting like this

Mayor Butch Berry told council Monday night he has spoken with the Community Center Foundation about using the former EAST lab in the Center as a permanent location for all city meetings. The room...

Looking out for future councils

At the May 8 council meeting, alderman Bob Thomas said, “We are the fiduciary entity responsible for the money in this city, and I think it is appropriate for us to have a defined...

Hospital Guild’s healing garden on the rise

At their April 4 meeting, members of the Eureka Springs Hospital Guild donated $2100 to fund the healing garden project at ESH. Melita Stubblefield, nursing administration secretary at ESH, said hospital staff envisioned a...

WWI Doughboy shined and ready to guard the Park

Historic District commissioner Dee Bright mentioned at last week’s HDC meeting the historic Doughboy sculpture, erected in 1929 in Basin Park, has been refurbished, and the Eureka Springs Preservation Society will host a celebratory...

Ambulance contract gets fine-tuning

Four commissioners of the Western Carroll County Ambulance District met for a special meeting May 2 to finalize points in the new contract between WCCAD and the city of Eureka Springs for the Eureka...

Mother’s Day shopping taken care of – at Hart’s?

Gerri Hamby’s little garden center at the corner of Hart’s parking lot turns 25 this month; yet you might still get the occasional reaction, “There’s a garden center at Hart’s?” Indeed there is, but...

Citizen scientists needed for tick collection

It might surprise some people to learn that Arkansas is not among the top ten worst states for ticks that spread disease to dogs, cats and humans. That distinction belongs to states in the...

Esoteric Astrology as news for week May 10-17

The Message of Wesak – a Seven Day Festival The Wesak Festival (May 10), the Taurus solar festival at the time of the full moon, is actually seven days long. It is a time of...

Broken News

Due to the unfortunate trajectory of Mercury and a broken press at the printer, the Independent won’t be on newsstands until later this evening. Sorry. We were so proud of it, maybe it’s karmic...

Disaster declaration expected after storm damage

An EF1 tornado April 26 in the Wolf Ridge area was followed by torrential rainfalls Saturday, April 29, that caused widespread flooding, a large number of swift water rescues, and significant damage to roads...

Community mourns local woman killed during flooding

Montana Widener, 24, was killed Saturday evening after attempting to raft on an inner tube on Leatherwood Creek near Main and Magnetic during heavy flooding. Witnesses said Montana was wearing a helmet and life...

CAPC takes tour of Eureka Springs app

Entrepreneur Chip Ford first approached the City Advertising and Promotion Commission at its Sept. 6 workshop regarding his conceptual app for Eureka Springs, from esoteric history about neighborhoods to where to get French bread...

Parking a lot

Former alderman and former CAPC commissioner James DeVito spoke during Public Comments at the April 26 CAPC workshop about the need for a downtown parking garage. He said the town spends money to bring...

Planning strives for compliance and flexibility

The Planning Commission took a look at the way its meetings are conducted on April 25 when commissioner Doug Breitling said following Robert’s Rules of Order (RRO) “makes for more efficient meetings and keeps...

Planning wants to straighten curvy Code

Economic Developer Glenna Booth had compiled all the Planning commission’s recent suggested modifications of City Code into one document for their perusal at the April 25 meeting, including alterations to properties with a Conditional...
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