Commentary on obesity in Arkansas, red eyes and good music at Wakarusa, activities at the Harry E. Kelley underwater park and some other things that don’t make sense are part of this week’s report from Dawson Meadows.
About 55 people gathered Wednesday morning (June 3) near the Interstate 540 and Rogers Avenue interchange in Fort Smith to recognize Beautify Fort Smith’s success in gathering fiscal and physical resources in improving the appearance of the interchange with hundreds of flowers, 124 trees and 2,88
The first four reporting months of sales tax collections in Fort Smith have the city on a track that could top record collections posted in 2008. Collections of the 1% sales tax in the April report was up 8.81%, and the city’s portion of the countywide 1% tax was up 7.38%.
An $11,000 check presentation and energy efficient demonstrations were part of the open house event held Wednesday (May 27) for the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith’s Sustainable Conservation House, an event showcasing the university’s newest learning facility.
Packed into The Video Wire this week is a note on “tattoo-worthy” quotes from a leader of Take Back the Fort, Fort Smith Mayor Sandy Sanders swinging his big veto stick and another screw up by Dawson Meadows.
The Drennen-Scott Historic Site in Van Buren has received a $367,000 grant from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council and will begin work on adding a second historic building for tours as well as creating new parking areas, offices and laboratories.
A somewhat “sexier” Dawson Meadow talks about Bass Reeves, Arkansas’ healthy tourism sector, what really makes a pig happy and an erroneous report that Fort Smith Directors will clean up behind the horses following the Memorial Day parade on Garrison Avenue.
The pop song was almost right. Based on recent news, the next few months and years could be all about that Bass Reeves. Fox News and the Discovery Channel plan separate documentaries this summer about the legendary U.S. Deputy Marshal.
A Whirlpool vice president said Tuesday (May 12) that a successful redevelopment plan for the company’s shuttered manufacturing plant and associated 95 acres will likely require “strategic demolition” and a plan to “repurpose” the property into smaller parcels.
Officials with the Arkansas National Guard announced Friday (May 8) implementation of additional random force protection measures at all of its facilities and installations in Arkansas as a result of a U.S.