Plans for the new River West Trail near downtown Fort Smith have been scaled back after bids for the project, jointly funded through a grant from the Walton Family Foundation and the city of Fort Smith, came in more than $500,000 over budget.
The Fort Smith Regional Airport will face a $450,000 deficit in its operating fund for fiscal year 2015 and the blame can rest with the new mission of the 188th Wing, according to airport Executive Director John Parker.
Freezing weather and the potential for winter precipitation did not deter hundreds of people from waiting in line for almost two hours to get a glimpse of former President George W. Bush at his book signing in Bentonville on Saturday, (Nov. 15).
The Wallace W. and Jama M. Fowler House, the chancellor’s residence on the University of Arkansas campus, will soon be able to expand its capacity for hospitality thanks to an additional gift from its namesakes.
The city of Fort Smith will be without a parks and recreation director effective Nov. 21 following the Monday (Nov. 10) resignation of Mike Alsup. The move is not expected to impact work on the Ben Geren Aquatics Center, according to city and county officials.
Cynthia Smiley, the wife and codebtor of former Arvest Bank President Dennis Smiley, used her husband’s position to borrow more than $1.7 million for Design for the Home LLC, the interior design business she closed in April of this year, according to
Ways to cut the budget and raise revenues were presented to the Fort Smith Board of Directors just hours before the Board heard about recommended outside agency funding from city coffers that support area non-profit organizations.
Officials with the city of Fort Smith and the office of Arkansas Attorney General are expected on Thursday (Nov. 6) to renew talks with federal officials in Dallas about the city’s efforts to respond to alleged violations of the federal Clean Water Act.
The Fort Smith Board of Directors on Tuesday (Nov. 4) was presented with a balanced budget during its regular study session, but it does not yet include the recommended changes proposed by the Board of Directors at a series of meetings last month.
The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith received approval Oct. 31 from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education Coordinating Board to offer its first master’s degree, clearing a hurdle in the university’s efforts to begin the degree program.