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Council will move, but where?

A month ago, Eureka Springs City Council decided that the Oct. 9 meeting would be the time to finally decide where the city would permanently move its meetings. At Monday evening’s meeting on that...

Council scrutinizes tram franchise renewal

Joe Gunnels applied for renewal of his group tour franchise at Monday’s city council meeting, disagreeing with reports he has not been promoting group tour sales. He said group travel numbers in Eureka Springs...

Hospital renovation costs explored

Chair Michael Merry told city council on Oct. 9 that Allegiance Health Management approached hospital commissioners with the idea of remodeling Eureka Springs Hospital, a deal that would require Allegiance to pay an increased...

Striping in the rain causes a big mess

After six weeks of dry weather, the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) painted the yellow centerline on Main Street/Hwy. 23 on Oct. 4 with disastrous results. Yellow paint splashed up on vehicles, including 400...

HDC won’t vote on how to vote

The Historic District Commission spent 45 minutes at its Oct. 4 workshop in a briar patch of confusion about how many votes it takes to pass a motion, and emerged scratched and road-weary with...

Democrats gather at Holiday Island

The Democratic Party of Carroll County hosted a well-attended Bringing Neighbors Together campaign rally at Veterans Memorial Park at Holiday Island Sunday afternoon that included live music from three different bands, food, and speeches...

Skywagons fly high in Carroll County

Fifteen Cessna Skywagons from seven states flew in to Carroll County Airport Friday during the fly-in by the South Central Region of the International Cessna 180/185 Club. Pilots and passengers arrived Friday, spent the...

Esoteric Astrology as news for week Oct. 11-17

Autumn’s Circadian Rhythms I have mentioned often in my columns, website and FB about circadian rhythms. These are the rhythms of light and dark, Sun and moon, the seasonal rhythms, new and full moon rhythms,...

This is what happens when you paint stripes on a drizzly day

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. road crew got orders from headquarters in Little Rock for Hwy. 23, a main artery into Eureka Springs from the north and south, to go ahead and paint...

First Native Plant Fair yields food for thought

Hundreds of people showed up Saturday at the Native Plant Fair at the Eureka Springs Community Center to purchase a wide variety of native plants from four vendors, visit educational booths and listen to...

CAPC 2018 marketing vision unveiled

Executive Director Mike Maloney offered his view for “how to propel Eureka Springs into the universe” as he unveiled next year’s budget at the Sept. 27 City Advertising and Promotion Commission workshop. He said he...

Festivals hit a high note

CAPC Events Coordinator Andy Green commented at last Wednesday’s workshop that Jazz Eureka Weekend featured quality musicians “and a nice spread of styles.” Having Victoria Swift perform in a small intimate setting proved to...

Planning to study PUD more

The Planning Commission needed less than 30 minutes to conduct business Sept. 26 as discussion of a Planned Unit Development (PUD) for low rent housing units on Passion Play Road was postponed. According to...

Rockspire serving as think tank for sustainable eco-development

In the 40-plus years Dallas architects Mike Johnson and George Myers have been business partners, they would often come up with innovative ideas for sustainable development. They could hardly tell clients, “We have this...

Esoteric Astrology as news for week Oct. 4-10

Autumn’s Dosha (energy, rhythm) Autumn (known as “midnight” in esoteric sciences; winter solstice is the “dawn”) is a season of transition, between summer’s golden green and winter’s bare darkness. In trees and shrubs, we see...

Film on bail bond, pre-trial release Wednesday, Oct. 4

No one should remain in jail because they’re poor Screening of 30-minute film “The Bail Trap – American Ransom” by Brave New Films, followed by 1 hour discussion of the need to bail bond/pre trial...

Parks to install Wi-Fi in Basin Park

“The camera in Basin Park is kaput,” Parks Director Justin Huss told Parks commissioners at the Sept. 19 meeting. Huss was referring to the camera that sends a feed from Basin Park to the...

Parks’ pecuniary plans

Parks Director Justin Huss told commissioners last Tuesday they might want to prioritize how they intend to spend the one-eighth cent tax income Parks will be receiving again as early as November. He said...

Council staged at Auditorium

Eureka Springs City Council held its first regular meeting in the lobby of the Auditorium Monday, a temporary home of city government meetings. Mayor Butch Berry said the Community Center Foundation reached out to...

City income in the black, water meter return thrashed out

Mayor Butch Berry told council on Monday that the general fund was only $21,000 in the red, the least shortfall he can remember, and overall the city is $246,000 in the black. Sewer utilities...

CAPC apprises council of YTD success

Chair Susan Harman reported on 2017 highlights for the City Advertising and Promotion Commission at Monday’s city council meeting: Launched the “Made in Eureka Springs” marketing program in the spring. Locally made food, clothing,...

ESPD pleas for money to attract dispatchers

Police Chief Thomas Achord gave an update on the Eureka Springs Police Department at Monday’s city council meeting, lamenting the loss of manpower that’s presented challenges for his staff. One officer moved on and...

HDC plots chat with mayor

The Historic District Commission again met an hour early for a workshop before its Sept. 20 meeting. Chair Virgil Fowler picked up where he left off two weeks earlier, discussing a fine structure for...

ES High School Band could be on the run

Barry Milner, band and choir teacher at Eureka Springs High School, told the Eureka Springs School Board at its Sept. 18 meeting he wants to take 30 band students to Orlando, Fla., for spring...

Perfect time to visit Blue Spring, whether you’ve been there or not

Blue Spring Heritage Center, eight miles west of Eureka Springs off US 62, is hosting Fall Gardens and History Education Day from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30. “It will be a nice...

Esoteric Astrology as news for week Sept. 27-Oct. 3

Pluto Direct & Yom Kippur – Our Names Written in the Book of Life Pluto, planet of transformation, god of the underworld who captured Persephone, the Ray 1 agent of both destruction and creation, after five...

Mountain Home landfill affects Carroll County

At Monday evening’s Carroll County Quorum Court meeting, Justice of the Peace Lamont Richie shared an "unfortunate bit of research" he discovered. Carroll County has been part of a six-county Ozark Mountain Solid Waste...

Central dispatch transition getting mended

JP Lamont Richie said the Quorum Court has been talking for more than a year about moving the dispatch operation to the Carroll County Jail facility at an estimated cost of $470,000, and the...

CAPC says social media hits up, collections down

CAPC Finance Director Rick Bright reported that collections through the end of July (YTD) are down .6 percent compared to the same period last year even though July was a good month overall. He...

CAPC to buy kiosks for iPads for app promotion

At the Sept. 13 City Advertising and Promotion Commission meeting, Executive Director Mike Maloney said the new Eureka Springs app produced by Modern Tourism Apps is available for Apple devices from the App Store....

Diversity Weekend put heads in beds

Jay Wilkes, an organizer of Diversity Weekend, gave CAPCcommissioners an update on the most recent Diversity Weekend at last Wednesday’s meeting and said the event began Friday evening with standing room only meet and...
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