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Seat on CAPC available

The City Advertising and Promotion Commission has an immediate opening due to the resignation of commissioner Charles Ragsdell. This is the only open chair position, so any adult resident of Carroll County with an...

Butler pleads guilty, avoids trial

According to Deputy Prosecutor Craig Parker, Carroll County Prosecutor Tony Rogers reached a settlement agreement Thursday morning in the case of Chris Kevin Butler who was accused in the fatal shooting of John Caitlin...

First Amendment rights in jeopardy: Parade April 15

Two Carroll County citizens, Owen Kendrick and Kent Crow, are concerned about the erosion of First Amendment protections under the current federal and state administrations. To draw attention to the issues, they are helping...

King to modify fluoride act: Could benefit districts that refused to fluoridate

Sen. Bryan King plans to amend proposed Act 299 that would have allowed local control of decisions regarding water fluoridation to allow districts that have not begun fluoridation to opt out. The Senate...

Planning focuses on Master Plan

The Eureka Springs Planning Commission convened an hour early March 14 for a workshop with consultant Craig Hull to discuss a new Master Plan for the city. Hull emphasized the importance of looking at...

Code clarity within reach?

Planning commissioners continued their quest to bring definitions in City Code up-to-date, but as some seemed to be resolved, new questions arose without answers. Commissioner James Morris took particular exception to the possibility of...

Complaint process gets commissioner complaints

Planning commissioner Ann Sallee distributed her draft of a complaint form last Tuesday by incorporating previous suggestions onto an existing form. Harman reminded commissioners she wanted the form to establish a track record to...

School board mulls over stipends

At its March 15 meeting, the Eureka Springs school board discussed two proposed adjustments to the stipend salary schedule for teachers. The stipends are for tasks performed over and above regular teaching duties, such...

Yoga having positive effects on elementary kids

Third grade teacher Kelly Mathis told the school board last week that third and fourth graders are participating in a study to test the benefits of yoga in the classroom. The study is being...

Airport juggles expenses but still growing

At the March 17 Carroll County Airport Commission meeting, Mgr. Michael Pfeifer told commissioners the sparse 2017 budget situation necessitates a creative management style on his part. The limited county budget for 2017 meant...

HDC approves two historic renovations

Seven new applications were approved by the Historic District Commission at its March 15 meeting, and two applications, 12 Fuller and 17 Benton, involved renovation of structures that are pre-1900 structures in serious disrepair....

Esoteric Astrology as news for week March 22 – 28, 2017

New Rhythms, New Archetypes, New Ideas for a New World We are in the full stream of Aries fire now. Spring has arrived and new life is emerging in the Northern Hemisphere. The new Spiritual...

ES alderman denied time at state legislature

Eureka Springs Alderman David Mitchell was to give testimony in Little Rock at a hearing of the Senate City, County and Local Affairs Committee on Tuesday, March 14, to discuss Senate Bill 299 introduced...

Council strives to comply with bond agreement

Mayor Butch Berry told Eureka Springs City Council Monday he had learned state law requires council to set proposed rates for a sewer increase as a springboard for discussion before it can establish the...

Speed bumps nettlesome; 2253 gets by second vote

Ray Bottomley told city council March 13 that he lives on East Mountain where the city has installed speed bumps. He said he has conducted an extensive study, and his conclusion is he wished...

CAPC denies, approves, and negotiates funding requests

Three requests for marketing support funds came before the City Advertising and Promotion Commission at its March 8 meeting, and they will all receive support as part of the city-wide digital promotion campaign, although...

CAPC attendance rules tightened

Commissioner David Mitchell brought up the question of when does a series of absences by a CAPC commissioner at regular meetings mean the commission should recruit a new commissioner? He did not include workshops....

Code enforcement clarified

Alderman Peg Adamson asked Building Inspector Bobby Ray at Monday’s council meeting about enforcing code violations in the city, to which Ray said he responds to a violation if he sees it himself or...

Ozark Indivisible getting results

Members of Indivisible Eureka Springs, who are also members of the Ozark Indivisible movement that covers Northwest Arkansas, are taking actions on a daily basis to safeguard civil rights, economic justice and access to...

Bank robber pleads guilty

Hunter Cody Chafin of Berryville pleaded guilty in federal court last Wednesday to one count of Bank Robbery, according to a plea agreement released by the U.S. District Court in Ft. Smith. Chafin was...

Ambulance contract debate sparks fiery responses

The Western Carroll County Ambulance District will open bids March 23 in its process to see who gets the contract to provide ambulance service to the western part of the county. Eureka Springs Fire...

Spring cleaning

The Eureka Springs Preservation Society snagged a grant to refurbish the Doughboy in Basin Park in time for the May Festival of the Arts. ESPS members (lower l-r) Linda Bridwell, Virgil Fowler and Dee...

Esoteric Astrology as news for week March 15-21

Aries – Behold, I Make All Things News; Winter to Spring, Water to Fire We are in our last week of Pisces. Friday is St. Patrick’s Day. Early morning Monday, the Sun enters Aries and...

Legislative hearing on local control of fluoridation next week

Sen. Bryan King (R–Green Forest) said Senate Bill 299 that would allow decisions about fluoridation of public water supplies to be determined locally will come up before the Arkansas Senate City County Local Committee...

Planning dispels a wild rumor

A surprisingly large group of citizens showed up for the Feb. 28 Planning Commission meeting, and six of them used the Public Comments forum to express concerns over what they understood was the city’s...

Complaints or suggestions?

Planning commissioner Susan Harman reiterated her contention that Planning needs a complaint process because commissioners have been on the spot to make decisions without adequate information.At the Feb. 28 meeting, she said complaints would...

Unclear Code on dispensaries

Planning Commissioners continued to work on refining definitions in City Code at the Feb. 28 meeting, which they have noticed were ambiguous of otherwise in need to attention. Topics of interest included CUP revocation,...

HDC approves Healing Garden at hospital

At its March 1 meeting, the Historic District Commission approved a plan by Eureka Springs Hospital staff to create a Healing Garden in an unused area on the north side of the building. Melita...

Parks aflutter for 2017 season

Tasks for Parks employees are filled with variety, including uncovering rock walls at Basin and Harmon Parks and, with assistance of volunteers from CC Riders, expanding the trail system at Black Bass Lake. Executive...

Please don’t pick the flowers. Or smoke.

Commissioner Steven Foster encouraged Parks’ commissioners to develop interpretive signage at Lake Leatherwood City Park to educate the public regarding park rules. He recounted seeing someone finishing a hike carrying a bunch of indigenous...

Move to Amend Proposed 28th Amendment to the Constitution

House Joint Resolution 48 introduced January 30, 2017 Section 1. The rights protected by the Constitution of the United States are the rights of natural persons only. Artificial entities established by the laws of any State,...
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