Political commentary on taking a middle-of-the-road stance, a criticism of the term “cord cutters,” and a note about a local university professor who doesn’t buy into Fort Smith’s western heritage are part of Dawson Meadow’s report this week.
Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) education was the topic discussed by area business leaders and educators Friday (April 17) at the Bentonville-Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce Business Matters breakfast event.
A lament about a Clinton Bush appearance in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the unfortunate allegation that the Fort Smith Police Department attempted to hack an attorney’s computer, and the politics of hiring and firing within the city of Fort Smith are part of Dawson Meadow’s report.
Former and current Arkansas Highway Commissioners Bobby Hopper and Dick Trammel, respectively, were part of a group of area officials who gathered Wednesday morning (April 15) to formally break ground on the $100.62 million first phase of the U.S. 412 Bypass north of Springdale.
Revisiting the hire-fire authority of the Fort Smith City Administrator and a review of finances and operations at the Fort Smith Convention Center were part of Tuesday’s (April 14) study session held by the Fort Smith Board of Directors.
Plans for an 80 megawatt wind farm proposed for a 300-acre track west of Springdale in Elm Springs are moving ahead, and a University of Arkansas assistant professor is excited to watch the progress of Arkansas’ first renewable energy plant.
The statistics are beyond alarming. At any given time, there are between 3,800-4,000 children in the care of the Arkansas Department of Human Services. And the Fort Smith area, known as Area II, is notoriously the worst offender in the state.
Add the Peacemaker Music and Arts Festival to a growing list of events to debut in downtown Fort Smith in 2015. And Peacemaker is bringing to town impressive acts like Jason Isbell, and the Chris Robinson Brotherhood.
Operations in Fort Smith and Northwest Arkansas are among the six finalists for the 2015 Arkansas Environmental Stewardship Award. The winner will announced later this month as part of Earth Week activities at the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ).
University of Arkansas System President Don Bobbitt has named Dan Ferritor as interim chancellor to take over the flagship university’s top position when UA Chancellor G. David Gearhart retires on July 31.
The Video Wire anchor Dawson Meadows offers a less than factual take on Fort Smith area news and events including info on a “grown up prom” with “tons of roses.” He does deliver a good note on why you should attend the upcoming Compass Conference.
A standing room only audience of more than 100 residents crowded into the Elm Springs City Hall Tuesday (March 31) to hear more about a proposed $100 million wind farm that could be built just west of the city limits.
Four charities, a “Thunder Through The Valley” parade in downtown Fort Smith and potentially 5,000 motorcyclists are expected to be part of the inaugural Steel Horse Rally now just a month away from roaring into the region.