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Feds involved in Carroll County investigation On August 17 the Eureka Springs Police Dept. was a participating member of a multiple agency drug and money laundering investigation which was led by Homeland Security with assistance...

Council and Planning ironing out Code wrinkles

For an hour before its regular meeting Monday evening, Eureka Springs City Council met with the Planning Commission to recommend updates and revisions to City Code. Planning Chair Melissa Greene said their work on...

CAPC nixes two $$$ requests, goes with Halloween

The City Advertising and Promotion Commission voted at its August 9 meeting to deny funding requests from Main Street Eureka Springs (MSES) for the 21 and Fun entertainment sheet and the Chamber of Commerce...

Jackrabbit sent to the burrows

CAPC Executive Director Mike Maloney told commissioners last Wednesday he had spoken with Municipal League attorney David Schoen three different times in the past two weeks regarding whether it would be considered commingling of...

Halloween gets a handout

Last Wednesday, CAPC Executive Director Mike Maloney addressed a request from illusionist Sean-Paul of Intrigue Theater to promote Eureka Springs as Halloween City during October with an original request was for $8000, but Maloney...

Finances change on a dime

CAPC Finance Director Rick Bright announced the year-to-date totals indicate collections through the end of June are two percent below collections for the same period in 2016. McClung commented the city is in its...

Council assessing compliant meeting spaces

A regular on the agenda lately has been discussion of finding a location compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act where city government could hold meetings. Mayor Butch Berry mentioned at the city council...

Council rewinds DVD vote

When approval of the minutes arrived on council’s agenda Monday, alderman Bob Thomas pointed out that it read, “Approval of the minutes and DVD of the council meeting and, for topics of discussion, the...

Appeal for clarification denied

Public Works Director Dwayne Allen told council August 14 that the city has weight limits in place to protect roads from excessive wear from extra heavy loads passing through. Allen said Matthew Martin of...

Council hears from the public

Eric Knowles again reminded aldermen Monday night they still were not dealing with creating a water and sewer commission or looking at more appropriate sewer rates. He said he does not have city sewer...

ESHS gets go-ahead on greenhouse

At its August 8 meeting, the Eureka Springs School Board voted to award Davis Construction of Harrison the bid for construction of a 30x60-ft. greenhouse at the high school. Supt. Bryan Pruitt told the...

Planning addresses affordable housing; weddings under scrutiny

The Planning Commission held a brief meeting August 8 to consider commissioner Tom Buford’s information presented July 25 about assistance programs for developers who want to build affordable housing. Buford said he knew about...

Dance is a physical language at Elite Dance Studios

Longtime dance performer and teacher Melanie Naumann of Eureka Springs is high stepping into a new role as the owner of the Elite Dance Studios in Berryville. “In addition to people in the Berryville area,...

Esoteric Astrology as news for week August 16 – 22, 2017

Total Solar Eclipse in a Mercury Retrograde! There is much talk about the upcoming eclipse Monday, August 21. This is a rare second Leo new moon reflecting an eclipse 19 years ago. What happened then?...

Free Parking

It’s time to consider the unthinkable. Not only is the President of the United States possibly an agent of a foreign hostile government, but others in the GOP knowingly accepted money and propaganda help...

Epic solar eclipse coming out way

Astronomer Michael E. Dakich proclaimed the total solar eclipse that will cross the United States in an arc from Oregon to South Carolina on August 21 might be the most-viewed eclipse ever. He based...

Wheels spinning fast for ADA complaints

The Americans with Disabilities Act Complaint Review Committee met July 27 in the Auditorium lobby for its second complaint review, where Mayoral Assistant Kim Stryker announced there were two complaints from Joyce Knowles. Knowles’s first...

Ag Ed comes to ESHS

Eureka Springs High School will offer an agriculture education curriculum for the first time this school year, with teacher Jason Macafee coming to Eureka Springs after 14 years as a research specialist in agriculture....

Needing feeding? Try Cup of Love

Cup of Love Ministry, started by Chuck and Pattie Jarrett that began by handing out soup and hygiene supplies on the street in 2013, has expanded big time. The ministry moved into the old...

Reducing exposure to EMRs

Electro-magnetic radiation specialist Anja Schiller understands most people don’t want to give up their cell phones because of concerns about EMRs. She uses one herself. But there are ways to use the cell phone...

First Person Account: Electrosmog inside the house

In recent years the harm that can be caused by Electro Magnetic Radiation (EMR) from high voltage electrical lines and cell towers has been well publicized in the Eureka Springs area after successfully stopping...

Esoteric Astrology as news for week August 9 – 15, 2017

Topsy-Turvy World – Mercury Retrogrades in Virgo Mercury in Virgo turns (stationary) retrograde Saturday, August 12, at 6 p.m. (West Coast time) and lasts three weeks (until September 5). For five days, as September begins,...

Council takes sanguine look at budget

Eureka Springs City Council convened in the Auditorium lobby for a mid-year budget review July 27, and Finance Director Lonnie Clark noted sales tax for the city was 2.6 percent ahead of the same...

Art Wall overhaul

Sandy Martin spoke for the Arts Council about a revamp of the Art Wall. She requested $1500 to reprint the panels and re-attach them in a more permanent fashion. She said they intend to...

Witching for a Halloween spectacle and four other requests

It was standing room only for those hoping to get marketing support funds from the City Advertising and Promotion Commission at its July 26 workshop. Commissioners heard five presentations and will vote on whether...

21 & Fun wants some

Main Street Eureka Springs Director Jacqueline Wolven spoke to commissioners about 21 & Fun, their guide to live music in town. She told them, “We’re done. The customer needs the information but we can’t...

From the Farm to town and back again

CAPC Events Coordinator Andy Green told commissioners he and Jon Walker have been strategizing for how better to connect his events three miles west of Beaver with Eureka Springs. Green approached Transit Director Ken...

Jackrabbit splitting hares

Hopping along next on the CAPC agenda was what to do about Jackrabbit. Chamber of Commerce President Paul Miller said he was surprised to learn how many lodging owners in town did not have...

Planning peeks at affordable housing

Commissioner Tom Buford presented research regarding affordable housing developments at the July 25 Planning Commission meeting, passing around information and guidelines from the Arkansas Development Finance Authority about procedures and financing for low-income housing...

Neighborhood parking getting attention

As an adjunct to review of the parking debacle on upper Spring Street, Planning Chair Melissa Greene said last Tuesday she and City Economic Development Director Glenna Booth walked along King Street to assess...

Parks looking for Friends

Commissioner Fergie Stewart enthusiastically presented his idea for a Friends of Eureka Springs Parks volunteer group at the July 26 Parks Commission meeting. He called the idea “a program to enhance the parks.” He envisioned...
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