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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, saying inadequate parking near downtown is “the number one issue”...

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 also voted to re-nominate Susan Harman to her seat. Going Green Events...

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 from neighbors about the volume and late hours of previous...

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 the current one because the resolution would show support for...

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 Maloney pointed out Ford was presenting a different arrangement at...

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 be to present a preliminary plan to the Historic District...

Planning hears a cautionary tale

The June 13 Planning Commission meeting opened with city alderman David Mitchell recounting a recent experience he hoped others would learn from when he said he received a surprise visit from an officer of...

Code revisions getting revised

City Economic Development Coordinator Glenna Booth began Planning’s Code discussion last Tuesday by recommending commissioners clarify that the terms “vacation rental” and “tourist lodging” mean the same thing. Chair Melissa Greene asked commissioners they were...

Schools to get new security cameras

At the June 13 Eureka Springs school board meeting, Supt. Bryan Pruitt said it’s time for the district to replace outdated security cameras, as IT director Pat Todd said there are 60 five-year old...

Lyme often accompanied by co-infections

Editor’s note: This is part of a continuing series telling stories of people around Eureka Springs who have contracted Lyme disease while the Arkansas Department of Health denied it existed in the state. ADH...

Ambulance contract points sharpened

The Western Carroll County Ambulance District board met June 13 for a special meeting with Mayor Butch Berry, Fire Chief Nick Samac and Asst. Fire Chief Bob Pettus of the Eureka Springs Fire Department...

Natural remedies can repel ticks

If you have read the stories in our series of articles detailing the stories of a dozen people in our area who have contracted Lyme disease, if could make you afraid to go outside....

Esoteric Astrology as news for week June 21 – 27, 2017

Summer Solstice, Midsummer Night’s Dream Tuesday night (West coast) and Wednesday morning, just after midnight (East coast), summer 2017 began. When the Sun enters the sign of Cancer and settles for three days in its...

Parks gets thumbs up from voters

Fewer than ten percent of registered voters went to the polls in Eureka Springs Tuesday, but they ratified continuation of an eighth-of-a-cent sales tax to support Lake Leatherwood City Park capital improvements. Sixty-five percent,...

Council entertains more marijuana visions

At Monday evening’s Eureka Springs city council meeting, Mayor Butch Berry introduced Marvin Park and Ronnie Rateliff of Ozark Organic Dispensary, Inc., who acquainted council with their plans for opening a medical marijuana dispensary...

Council lights up over No Smoking

Alderman Mickey Schneider stated Monday that the ordinance before city council regarding no smoking in Basin Park was a response to the attempt to ban smoking in all the parks that got bogged down...

Updating Code gets approved

Alderman Kristi Kendrick asked at Monday’s council meeting what the process was for the city clerk to get the City Code Book updated because it is important for everyone to have access to up-to-date...

Searching for harmony in zoning designations

Council considered a proposed ordinance on June 12 to rezone the property at 38 Prospect from R-1 to C-1 based on approval by the Planning Commission of a request by applicants Byron and Marilyn...

Council floats idea of water/sewer commission

Copies of state statutes pertaining to water and sewer commissions were passed out at the June 12 city council meeting, and alderman Kristi Kendrick recommended that Eureka Springs have a waterworks and sewer commission...

Winrock explains boosting local economy

On June 8, a modest group showed up at the Auditorium for a workshop on the local retail landscape presented by representatives of Winrock International, a nonprofit organization that focuses on social, agricultural and...

HDC tackles spring cleaning

The Historic District Commission had one new application on its agenda, but commissioners had plenty to talk about, so they met for a workshop at 4 p.m. Topics included a property file database, guidelines...

How a mom got ADH to confirm Lyme disease

On May 26, 2016, Alarie and Josh Bowerman of Springdale dropped their three daughters off for a Girl Scout camp out for the weekend. Little were they to know how that would change their...

Esoteric Astrology as news for week June 14-20

Flags – the Spirit of a People This is Flag Week. Wednesday is Flag Day. Flags, flapping and waving in the air, are symbols. They reflect the visions and aspirations of the state, country, nation...

Man falls to death at local hotel

A man from Webb City, Mo., fell to his death from the fourth floor staircase inside the Crescent Hotel Saturday night, according to a Eureka Springs Police Dept. press release. Emergency responders were called out...

Tick-borne diseases rampant, and have subtle distinctions

Editor’s note: This is Part II of Faces of Lyme, telling stories of numerous people in or near Eureka Springs who have contracted tick-borne, particularly Lyme, disease, in the past 5-30 years while the...

Recognizing Lyme early is key

Real estate agents Jeff and Lee Jeans, who moved to Sedona, Ariz., six years ago, both contracted Lyme disease while living in Eureka Springs. But they are two of the lucky ones who received...

Lyme has residual effects

Inger Svendsen is one of at least a dozen people in Eureka Springs who are living evidence of the fact that Arkansas was wrong to deny the existence of Lyme disease in the state...

Symptoms of Lyme can be many and varied

Leanne Wingrove was a jeweler and back-to-the-land homesteader living in Erbie (near the Buffalo River) when she tested positive for Lyme disease in 1998. “They didn’t know much about it then,” Wingrove said. “I went...

Local woman re-infected with Lyme after 18 years

Ronna Wickersham, one of the owners of Granny’s Place in Eureka Springs, usually has enough energy to work 12 to 20 hours a day. When she came down with Lyme’s disease about 18 years...

Recovery from tick diseases is a long haul

Even after finally admitting that there is Lyme disease in Arkansas – the last state in the country other than Hawaii to confirm that – the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and...

Lyme physically and emotionally devastating

Regina Smith has paid a big price by physically and emotionally coming down with Lyme disease in 2007 on Vaughn Street in Eureka Springs. The artist had to struggle to raise her twin daughters,...
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