Posted on: March 24, 2017

Edwards named 2016 Friend of the Year by the Garland County Master Gardeners

Hot Springs Parks & Trails Greenhouse Coordinator Daryl Edwards was named 2016 Friend of the Year by the Garland County Master Gardeners of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service.

The annual award is given to an individual who instructs a...

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Posted on: March 24, 2017

Positive bat confirmed

Hot Springs Animal Services recently received confirmation this afternoon of a positive rabies test on a bat submitted to the state health laboratory. The bat was collected and brought to Hot Springs Animal Services by the mother after her 11-year-old dau...

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Posted on: March 23, 2017

Closing notice

One lane of Lakeshore Road, near the McLeod intersection, will be closed through Friday, March 31 for gas line project. Flagmen will be present.

The following streets will be reduced to one lane for three weeks beginning Friday for gas line project: Spring...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Closing notice

Television Hill Road, from Woodcrest Street to Central Avenue, will be closed, including overnight hours, for three weeks beginning Monday for Stokes sewer main project. Westbound traffic will be detoured onto Woodcrest to Columbia Hills streets and eastb...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

City accepts board/commission applications until March 31

The City of Hot Springs will accept applications until 5 p.m. on Friday, March 31 for two openings for a city resident on the Historic District Commission. The five-member commission oversees historic district rules and regulations. The commission meets a...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

Arkansas Supreme Court affirms circuit court ruling regarding additional lawsuit

Today, the Supreme Court of Arkansas, in Case No. CV-16-840, affirmed the decision of the Garland County Circuit Court in the matter of George Pritchett, et al vs the City of Hot Springs. In January of 2016, the Hot Springs Board of Directors adopted an o...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

Airport issues EAS statement

In light of possible cuts in the proposed federal budget to Essential Air Service subsidies for cities, the following statement has been issued by Airport Director Glen Barentine of Hot Springs Memorial Field (HOT).

“Airline service is vital at t...

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

Closure notices

The following streets will be reduced to one lane for one month beginning Thursday for gas line construction: Fruitwood Street, from Rosewood to Palmwood streets; Cottonwood Street, from Redwood to Cherrywood streets; Elmhurst Street, from Emory to McLeod...

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Posted on: March 14, 2017

Lane closures

The following streets will be reduced to one lane for two weeks beginning Wednesday for gas line construction: Mark Street, from David to Pleasant Valley Street; Westbrook Street, from Howe to LaSalle Street; Whittington Avenue, from Myrtle to Willow Stre...

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Posted on: March 10, 2017

Mayor resigns

Hot Springs Mayor Ruth Carney has submitted the attached letter of resignation effective today, March 10, 2017.

“I hope you will join me in thanking Mayor Carney for her years of service to the city,” said City Manager David Frasher. Ma...

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Posted on: March 9, 2017

2017-18 City Services Guide released

The City of Hot Springs has released the 2017-18 edition of its City Services Guide, a one-stop resource publication for city programs and services. The guide is reprinted every two years.

The 30-page guide features contact inforation for the Hot Springs B...

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Posted on: March 9, 2017

Arkansas Supreme Court affirms circuit court ruling

Today, the Supreme Court of Arkansas, by a unanimous decision, affirmed the ruling of the Garland County Circuit Court in favor of the City of Hot Springs (see George Pritchett v. Lance Spicer, City Clerk of the City of Hot Springs, CV-16-607). George Pri...

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Posted on: March 9, 2017

Volunteers invited to Greenway trail cleanup on Saturday, March 25

Volunteers are invited to help cleanup portions of the Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 25. Check-in stations will be located at the Rotary Centennial Trailhead, 411 Hollywood Avenue, and at the Transportation ...

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Posted on: March 9, 2017

UpCycle Sculpture Festival planned for April 22

The City of Hot Springs Arts Advisory Committee is sponsoring its 2nd Annual UpCycle Sculpture Festival on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. along the Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail next to the Hot Springs Farmers & Artisans Mar...

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

Planning Commission meeting update

A signage training session for Planning Commission members, originally scheduled for Thursday, March 9, is rescheduled to noon on Thursday, April 6.

The Planning Commission regular monthly meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 9 is cancelled due to lack of...

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

City occupation taxes due by March 31

City occupation taxes must be paid no later than March 31 for all businesses operation within, or conducting business within, the city limits. On April 1, a 10 percent penalty will be applied to all unpaid businesses.

Persons owning a business that closed ...

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

Kimery Park soccer fields closure notice

The soccer fields at Kimery Park, 331 Kimery Lane, are closed until March 27 for renovations and repairs. Those wishing to utilize a soccer facility are advised to use Linden Park, 309 Linden Park Lane. For reservations and availability, call the Hot Spri...

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

City accepts board/commission applications until March 27

The City of Hot Springs will accept applications until 5 p.m. on Monday, March 27 for one opening for a city resident on the Civil Service Commission. The five-member commission performs various personnel-related functions related to the city's u...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

Burrough re-elected to MAWA board and vice presidency

Deputy City Manager Bill Burrough was recently re-elected to a two-year term on the Board of Directors for the Mid-Arkansas Water Alliance. He was also re-elected to serve another one-year term as Vice President of MAWA. MAWA is a consortium of 27 public ...

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

Operation Thunderstruck

As part of a continuing initiative to reduce crime in Hot Springs and Garland County, the Hot Springs Police Department, in conjunction with the Garland County Prosecutor’s Office, Garland County Sheriff’s Office, Arkansas Community Co...

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Posted on: February 28, 2017

Residents asked to help kick off “Knock Out Litter” campaign

March 1 marks the city’s launch of an intensified, multi-faceted litter control campaign through a simple but powerful idea: asking each resident to help “Knock Out Litter.”

With city beautification as one of the Hot Springs Board of Dire...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

City radio communications system RFP approved for issuance to vendors

City Manager David Frasher has completed his review of the City of Hot Springs Project 25 Radio System Request for Proposals and approved its issuance to vendors.

The 162-page document, authored by Federal Engineering of Fairfax, Virginia, details the city...

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Posted on: February 10, 2017

City achieves milestone approval for Lake Ouachita water supply

The City of Hot Springs has received notification that the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works has reviewed and approved the draft water storage agreement for Lake Ouachita and is ready for the final agreement to be transmitted to his office. ...

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Posted on: February 9, 2017

City finds petition signatures sufficient for referendum on Enclave Area C

Today, the City of Hot Springs completed a Verification Certification regarding a Petition for Referendum on Ordinance No. 6173 filed with the city clerk’s office on January 19. The certification states:

“The above-referenced petition, file...

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Teacher/administrator scholarship applications accepted until March 31 for study tour to Hanamaki

The Hot Springs National Park Sister City Foundation is currently accepting applications until March 31 from schoolteachers and administrators currently employed in Garland County public schools to fully fund travel costs for a seven-day study tour to Han...

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Posted on: January 24, 2017

AHTD construction notice – U.S. Highway 70

Construction work on U.S. Highway 70 in Garland and Saline counties requires daytime lane closures.

Lane closure will begin from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday and end Friday, April 14, weather permitting. One lane of traffic will remain open in both di...

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Posted on: December 9, 2016

DOT selects Southern Airways to provide EAS at Hot Springs, AR (HOT)

According to Order 2016-12-9 issued today by the Department of Transportation, DOT has selected Southern Airways Express, LLC (Southern) to provide Essential Air Service (EAS) at El Dorado/Camden (El Dorado), Harrison, and Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Southern w...

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Posted on: December 6, 2016

DeSoto Park restroom seasonal closing

On Wednesday, the Parks & Trails Department close the restroom at DeSoto Park, 1700 Park Avenue, for the winter season. The restroom will reopen in the spring of 2017.

Posted on: July 29, 2016

Adopt-a-Street Program kicks off August 1

The Hot Springs Solid Waste Department’s Adopt-a-Street Program officially begins on Monday. Neighborhoods, families, school, youth and civic organizations, and other groups are welcome to participate.

The Adopt-a-Street Program involves area voluntee...Read on...