City of Hot Springs News Releases

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Posted on: April 23, 2014

Park Magnet students tour city wastewater facility

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HOT SPRINGS – Park Magnet School fourth graders Liliana Boekhout, left, and Katrina Lambert prepare to conduct a water quality test in the Hot Springs Wastewater Treatment Plant lab under the guidance of Harold Mauldin, lab manager. The students toured t...Read on...

Posted on: April 23, 2014

City board work session scheduled

Hot Springs -- The Hot Springs Board of Directors will hold a work session immediately following the agenda meeting at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29 in the City Hall Board Chambers, 133 Convention Boulevard to discuss the new bill pay/presentment system.Read on...

Posted on: April 23, 2014

Hot Springs Municipal Utilities launches new bill payment/presentment system on May 1

HOT SPRINGS – Customers who currently use the city’s website to pay or receive their utility bill online will need to register at www.cityhs.net beginning May 1 for the city’s newly-modernized online payment and pay-by-phone system.

Hot Springs Munic...Read on...

Posted on: April 23, 2014

Sister City Youth Art Competition winners honored at Fine Arts Center of Hot Springs

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Attached photo, from left: Hot Springs National Park Sister City Foundation board member Donna Casparian; Mindy White; Kate Goble; and Fine Arts Center Executive Director Donna Dunnahoe.

HOT SPRINGS -- 2014 Sister City Young Artists Showcase local win...Read on...

Posted on: April 23, 2014

Harvard Street closing

HOT SPRINGS -- Harvard Street, from Higdon Ferry Road to Prichard Street, will be closed to through traffic from Wednesday, April 23 through Thursday, April 24 for water line construction. Signs will be posted, and motorists are advised to seek an altern...Read on...

Posted on: April 22, 2014

Church Street closing

HOT SPRINGS -- Church Street, from Pleasant to Cottage Street will be closed to through traffic on Wednesday, April 23 to remove an old structure.

Signs will be posted. Motorists will need to seek an alternate route during closure.Read on...

Posted on: April 21, 2014

Hobson Avenue closing

HOT SPRINGS -- Hobson Avenue, between School and Second Street will be closed to through traffic from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. daily beginning Tuesday, April 22 through Friday, April 25 to extend a sewer main and associated services.

Signs will be po...Read on...

Posted on: April 21, 2014

Airport Photo Art Display Contest deadline nears

HOT SPRINGS – Photographs of scenery in and around Garland County will be accepted by Hot Springs Memorial Field until April 30 for the Airport Photo Art Display Contest.

With the goal of showcasing the area’s natural beauty, a judge’s panel will selec...Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2014

Improved NPMC bus stop aids patrons

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HOT SPRINGS -- Improvements to the “Lance Albaugh Medical Stop” have recently been completed at the bus stop on Hollywood Avenue near the emergency entrance to National Park Medical Center.

The stop is named after Albaugh because he recently alerted ...Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2014

VIP team takes “living history” flight on B-25 bomber

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HOT SPRINGS – From left: CAFMO pilot John Fester, Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce CEO Jim Fram, Arkansas Department of Aeronautics Director John Knight, CAFMO pilot Jordan Brown and Hot Springs District 4 City Director Pat McCabe.

A Hot Springs VIP team taking a “living history” flight yesterday on the 1944 B-25 “Show Me” Mitchell bomber included Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce CEO Jim Fram, Arkansas Department of Aeronautics Director John Knight and Hot Springs District 4 City Director Pat McCabe. Joining them are Commemorative Air Force Missouri Wing pilots John Fester (left) and Jordan Brown.

CAFMO invited the team to fly on the B-25 in advance of the Aerospace Day and Job Fair, which will be held from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, April 19 at Hot Springs Memorial Field, 525 Airport Road. The event highlights the availability of aerospace jobs and related training opportunities.

Along with the returning B-25 and the TBM-3 Avenger Torpedo Bomber will be a newcomer -- the Missouri Wing's 1941 US Army Aeronca L-3E "Defender" observation aircraft, nicknamed "Lil Show-Me." The L-3E and TBM-3 will be on static display only, while the B-25 will also be offered for “living history” rides Thursday afternoon through Sunday morning. A fee is charged for the rides.

During Aerospace Day, a free event, representatives from various companies and educational institutions will be on hand to discuss local career opportunities in the aerospace industry. The event will also include free airplane rides for youth ages 8 through 17 through the Young Eagle Program. No advance registration is necessary, but youth must be accompanied by an adult to register at the Henderson State information booth.

Henderson State University will bring its mobile flight simulator. Schools and military recruiters will be on hand with applications and additional information. Aviation art by the Hot Springs Traditional Arts Guild will be on display in the airport’s terminal building. AAR will provide facility tours, and Western Pilot, Inc. will give an air tanker water drop demonstration. Other vintage airplanes will also be on static display.

Headquartered in Midland, Texas, the Commemorative Air Force is a non-profit organization whose primary mission has been to acquire, restore and preserve in flying condition historic U.S. combat aircraft for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations of Americans. For more information, visit www.cafmo.org Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2014

CDAC meeting continuation

HOT SPRINGS – Due to time limitations, the Community Development Advisory Committee meeting on April 17 will be continued at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22 in the City Hall Board Chambers, 133 Convention Boulevard. Items remaining on the agenda include the ...Read on...

Posted on: April 17, 2014

District Court closing

Hot Springs -- Hot Springs District Court, 607 Ouachita Avenue, will be closed April 24 and 25 for a judges and clerks conference. The office will re-open at 8 a.m. on Monday, April 28.

Posted on: April 16, 2014

Two bats test positive for rabies

HOT SPRINGS – Two bats, collected together in the Red Oak Ridge subdivision last Monday and sent to the state health laboratory, have tested positive for rabies.

Pet owners are reminded to vaccinate all dogs and cats at least four months old against ra...Read on...

Posted on: April 14, 2014

“Spring Fling” cleanup April 26 and 27

Hot Springs -- Residents can clean out the garage, spruce up the yard, ditch the debris and bring it into the nearest roll off container during the Hot Springs Sanitation Department's annual "Spring Fling" citywide cleanup on Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27. The event will take place, rain or shine.

City residents are encouraged to clean their neighborhoods, including nearby vacant lots, and discard items free of charge into the roll off containers. The containers will be placed in all six city districts during the cleanup (see location list below). Large or bulky items can be placed next to the container if they are too heavy to lift. Brush will not be accepted. Hazardous waste such as paint, cleaning fluids or batteries are also not accepted; however, Sanitation will hold a free collection event for these materials from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 10 at the Garland County Fairgrounds.

Residents are asked not to place electronic items in the roll offs during the Spring Fling. Instead, items such as computer components, radios, smaller televisions and microwaves can be brought to the recycling center at the Sanitation Department, 218 Runyon Street, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

With the CAPS rate structure now allowing two free pickups per year, this event provides additional free disposal service to city residents. Like the city's CAPS (Clean, Attractive Property Service) Program, the Spring Fling offers an alternative to illegal dumping.

Garland County Environmental Services is also participating in the cleanup weekend, with three drop-off locations available on Saturday only until 1 p.m. as detailed below.

It's the perfect time to coordinate a neighborhood cleanup or club service project, or to earn student volunteer service hours. The cleanup is just for residents, and no commercial disposal is allowed. It is sponsored by the Hot Springs Sanitation Department, Hot Springs/Garland County Beautification Commission, Southwest Central Regional Solid Waste Management District and Garland County Environmental Services. For more information, call Sanitation at 321-6911.

"SPRING FLING" ROLLOFF CONTAINER LOCATIONS

District 1GB Services, 808 East Grand Avenue
Vacant lot, Dell Street and Park Avenue

District 2Vacant lot, Valley and Sanford streets
Chattanooga Park, 530 Chattanooga Street

District 3Hot Springs School District administrative offices, 400 Linwood Street
Quapaw Community Center, 500 Quapaw Avenue

District 4Hot Springs Memorial Field, 525 Airport Road
Hot Springs Middle School, 700 Main Street

District 5Hot Springs High School, 701 Emory Street
Oaklawn Magnet School, 301 Oaklawn Street (Clark Street side)

District 6Lakeside Fieldhouse, 2871 Malvern Avenue
Lakeside Intermediate School, 2871 Malvern Avenue

GARLAND COUNTY DROPOFF LOCATIONS - Saturday only until 1 p.m. (Sunday closed)Hwy. 70 West and Hwy. 7 North Transfer Stations
Garland County Landfill, Cedar GladesRead on...

Posted on: April 11, 2014

Airport hosts monthly art exhibit

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Hot Springs -- The public is invited to an opening reception featuring Traditional Art Guild members Nina Louton and Cynthia Schanink from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 19 in the terminal building at Hot Springs Memorial Field, 525 Airport Road. The exhi...Read on...

Posted on: April 11, 2014

New rabies case confirmed in Garland County

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HOT SPRINGS -- Garland County has the first two confirmed rabies cases of the season, according to Hot Springs Animal Services. Both cases involved skunks.

One skunk was collected by the Garland County Health Unit, and the other was removed last Satur...Read on...

Posted on: April 3, 2014

Japanese photography exhibit opens April 18 at Emergent Arts

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HOT SPRINGS -- “Tohoku –Through the Eyes of Japanese Photographers,” a special traveling cultural exhibit from Japan, will be on display from Friday, April 18 through Friday, May 30 at Emergent Arts, 341-A Whittington Avenue in Hot Springs.

From 5 un...Read on...

Posted on: April 2, 2014

Adult softball registration

HOT SPRINGS – The City of Hot Springs Sport Recreation Department will begin accepting registration for adult softball on Monday April 7. Leagues will start play in late May. The deadline to register is May 9, or until leagues have reached their capacity....Read on...

Posted on: April 1, 2014

City now accepting applications for boards and commissions

HOT SPRINGS -- The City of Hot Springs is now accepting applications for 25 positions on advisory boards and commissions. All applicants must be registered voters of the city. The application deadline for all positions is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30. Applications are available online at www.cityhs.net or in the Office of the City Clerk, 133 Convention Boulevard. For more information, please call Leslie Kauffman, 321-6805.

• Five openings for city residents on the Airport Advisory Committee. This committee assists the airport staff and city manager in the development and review of airport operating policies and procedures. Meetings are held at the airport on the third Thursday of the month at 4 p.m.

• One opening for city residents on the Animal Control Advisory Committee. This committee assists the Animal Services Department in evaluating policies and procedures, including public education efforts concerning responsible pet ownership. Meetings are held as needed at the John Seales Animal Services Center.

• Six openings for city residents on the Hot Springs/ Garland County Beautification Commission. The commission was jointly created by the city and county governing bodies to assist in various green initiatives and beautification efforts, and meets the third Thursday of the month.

• One opening for city residents on the Board of Adjustments and Appeals (BAA) /Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA). The dual committee hears appeals of enforcement and application of development codes, and meets the fourth Monday of every month at 4 p.m. in the City Hall Board Chambers.

• One opening for city residents on the Civil Service Commission. The commission performs various personnel-related functions related to the city's uniformed departments (fire and police), including the administration of hiring and promotional testing. The Commission consists of five members, and is established by H.S.C. 10-3 pursuant to state law.

• One opening for city residents on the Community Development Advisory Committee. Residents must be from Board District 2 to be eligible to serve. The committee evaluates and establishes operating policies and procedures for the Community Development Block Grant Entitlement Program, and meets the first Thursday of the month at 1 p.m.

• One opening for city residents on the Historic District Commission. The commission oversees historic district rules and regulations. Applicant must be an owner of real property, officer or stockholder of the owner of real property, business owner, or officer or stockholder of businesses within the Pleasant Street Historic District.

• One opening for city residents on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee. This committee provides guidance and oversight of the city’s parks and recreation programming, planning and policy development. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at 5 p.m. in the Parks Conference Room.

• Two Openings for city residents on the Planning Commission. The commission reviews all land development proposals within the city and subdivisions outside the corporate limits to insure compliance with the zoning code. The commission meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. in the City Hall Board Chambers.

• Two openings for city residents on the Transportation Advisory Committee. This committee assists the board of directors and city staff in the establishment of policies for the city’s public transit system and public transportation issues of a general nature. Meetings are held as needed at the Transportation Depot.

• Two openings for city residents on the Urban Forestry Committee. This committee promotes, protects, and enhances the beauty, environmental benefits and general welfare of the Hot Springs urban forest. Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in the Parks Conference Room at the City Hall AnnexRead on...

Posted on: March 28, 2014

Residents asked to participate in online survey

HOT SPRINGS – The City of Hot Springs is asking local residents to participate in a brief online survey to determine the effectiveness of its new website, cityhs.net . It can be found at
http://www.cityhs.net/FormCenter/Public-Information-20/City-of-Ho...Read on...

Link to survey
Posted on: March 26, 2014

City airs month-long fire prevention video series

HOT SPRINGS –During the month of April, the City of Hot Springs will broadcast a series of fire prevention videos from the National Fire Protection Association on city12, Resort Television Cable’s government access TV channel, according to the following s...Read on...

Posted on: March 25, 2014

Spa Town Throw Down set for April 26

HOT SPRINGS – The Hot Springs Sport Recreation Department and Hot Springs Ultimate will co-host the Spa Town Throw Down Ultimate Frisbee Tournament on Saturday, April 26 at Linden Park, 309 Linden Park Lane.

The tournament, which begins at 9 a.m., wil...Read on...

Posted on: March 19, 2014

Kimery Park closing

HOT SPRINGS -- Kimery Park’s softball fields and playgrounds will be closed to the general public beginning Friday, March 21 through late April for infield rehabilitation, including all the playgrounds, softball fields, upper restroom areas, concessions, ...Read on...

Posted on: March 14, 2014

Fire hydrant maintenance notice

HOT SPRINGS – The Hot Springs Fire Department will perform hydrant maintenance in the areas below beginning Monday, March 17: St. Charles Place, Country Club Drive, Winans, Arlington Park Court, Chattanooga, Pleasant, Whittington Avenue, Bellview, Bayard...Read on...

Posted on: March 13, 2014

Airport Photo Art Display Contest

HOT SPRINGS – Hot Springs Memorial Field will accept photographs of scenery in and around Garland County until April 30 during the Airport Photo Art Display Contest.

With the goal of showcasing the area’s natural beauty, a judge’s panel will select pho...Read on...

Posted on: March 7, 2014

Girls youth softball registration

HOT SPRINGS -- The Hot Springs Sport Recreation Department is now accepting registration for girls youth softball through April 25. Ages 4 through 6 will play coed tee ball, ages 7 to 8 and 9 to 10 will use a pitching machine, while ages 11 to 12 will use...Read on...