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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Gentlemen and ladies, light your lanterns (06/13/13)
The Eureka Springs Preservation Society is sponsoring a lantern decorating contest in conjunction with the 2013 Grand Illumination June 30 through July 14. Cash prizes of $100, $75 and $50 are offered for the first, second and third place winners. The idea is to light up Eureka Springs for the Fourth of July in a traditional way by hanging lighted paper lanterns on downtown businesses and houses in residential neighborhoods. ...
Highway Department to repair CR 55 / Buck Mountain Road (06/13/13)
The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department announced Monday it has accepted a bid to make improvements to County Road 55, a.k.a. Buck Mountain Road, off Hwy. 23 South in Eureka Springs. The work will extend 5.5 miles westward from Hwy. 23. The bid was awarded to low bidder Hutchens Construction Co., of Cassville, Mo., for $258,512.26. ...
Cherokee Conjurers bring magic to Basin Park (06/13/13)
Bobby Neugin and his son, Jeramy Neugin, are packing their bags and coming to Eureka Springs this weekend. Some of the things going into the bags: the eye of a witch killed in Oklahoma. The preserved hand of a chupacabra. A medicine bag, crystals, dream-catchers and a rock that can make it rain...
Judge Crow accepts responsibility for error, tells Citizen he will seek re-election next year (06/13/13)
Circuit Judge Gerald Kent Crow told the Lovely County Citizen last Thursday that he will seek re-election next year, and he accepts responsibility for his actions that led to a recent letter of reprimand. Crow added that he did not realize he was breaking any rules at the time he committed the actions in question...
Two students from Eureka awarded $5K scholarships (06/13/13)
The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans is has announced that two students from Eureka Springs are among seven statewide winners of the Horatio Alger Arkansas Scholarship. Keegan C. Wilbur and Joshua B. McClelland will receive $5,000 that will go toward their college tuition, fees, books and on-campus room and board...
Citizen of the Week
Citizen of the Week
This week's Citizen of the Week is someone who is owed a big "Thank You" from anyone in the city who enjoys the blues or whose income benefits from tourism: Charles Ragsdell, the driving force behind Eureka Springs Blues Weekend. Ragsdell, who is also chairman of the City Advertising & Promotion Commission, coordinates all the musical talent that appears throughout the city during this four-day festival celebrating blues music of all kinds...
What do YOU think?
Have you noticed if tourism has increased or decreased this year? Why?
Increased, seems it's an easy place to get to as opposed to Florida for vacations.
Decreased early in year, probably due to weather.
Decreased before but increasing now.
I think it is the same as last year.
Loan K. Tolle
Increased, lots of people come but just to window shop.
We have had a slow kickoff this year, probably due to weather, but its starting to boom.
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