City of Hot Springs News Releases

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Posted on: July 2, 2015

Hot Springs considers purchase of Majestic Hotel property

The City of Hot Springs, on Thursday, July 2, will consider approving purchase of the site of the historic Majestic Hotel, part of which was destroyed by fire February 27-28, 2014.

“The property, which is the entryway to Hot Springs from the north and ...Read on...

Posted on: June 25, 2015

HSFD issues fireworks reminder

The Hot Springs Fire Department issued a holiday reminder that the sale and use of fireworks within the corporate limits of Hot Springs is prohibited except as may be permitted pursuant of the Arkansas Fire Prevention Code, 2012 edition, Chapter 56.

Th...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2015

Temperance Hill Road closing

Temperance Hill Road, From Central Avenue to Higdon Ferry Road, will be closed to through traffic Thursday, July 2 to mill the roadway for repaving. Signs will be posted, and motorists are advised to seek alternate routes during the closure.Read on...

Posted on: June 30, 2015

Shady Grove Road closure

Shady Grove Road, from Vista Avenue to Scott Street, will be closed to through traffic from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily beginning Wednesday, July 1 through Friday, July 17 for gas line construction. Signs will be posted, and motorists are advised to seek a...Read on...

Posted on: June 29, 2015

City holiday closings

All city offices, except public safety and the airport, will be closed on Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day. Residential and commercial sanitation collection, roll off and downtown routes, and Earth Angel recycling collection will take plac...Read on...

Posted on: June 19, 2015

2015 City Paving Program begins

The city’s 2015 Paving Program begins on Tuesday, June 23 with the paving of Walter and Cedar streets. Paving crews generally begin at 8 a.m. on weekdays only and end at approximately 5 or 6 p.m.

The program includes 22 streets to be paved before Than...Read on...

Posted on: June 18, 2015

City manager announces selection of new Sanitation Director

Hot Springs City Manager David Watkins announced the selection of Randy Atkinson as the city’s new Sanitation Director, effective Monday, June 29.

Atkinson has more than 20 years’ experience in municipal government, serving most recently as the Public ...Read on...

Posted on: June 15, 2015

HSFD Fire chief releases Thermal Basin Fire District progress report

The attached progress report, released today by Hot Springs Fire Chief Ed Davis, indicates that a number of downtown historic building owners in Hot Springs have chosen to invest in property improvements that address code violations and enhance public saf...Read on...

Thermal Basin Status Report 06-12-15
Posted on: June 18, 2015

Shady Grove Road closures

Shady Grove Road, from Hollywood Avenue to Mote Street, will be closed to through traffic during daytime hours from Monday, June 22 through Friday, July 10 for utilities construction. Shady Grove Road traffic will be detoured onto Mote Street.

Shady G...Read on...

Posted on: June 15, 2015

City advisory group openings

The City of Hot Springs will accept board and commission applications until 5 p.m. on Friday, July 10, 2015 for a total of 17 volunteer advisory positions. Applicants must be registered voters of the City of Hot Springs (unless otherwise specified). Board...Read on...

Posted on: June 12, 2015

Majestic owner court date reset for June 24; court date set for July 13 for additional fire code vi

The June 17 District Court trial date set for Majestic Hotel owner Gary Hassenflu has been reset for Wednesday, June 24 at 9 a.m. in the Garland County Courts Building, 607 Ouachita. The original court date was set for March 15, 2015.

On June 24, one o...Read on...

Posted on: June 12, 2015


Hot Springs Sister City Program won Sister Cities International’s 2015 Innovation Award (Economic Development) for a city with a population less than 100,000. The 2015 Sister Cities International Innovation Award (Economic Development) recognizes the ac...Read on...

Posted on: June 11, 2015

Applications now being accepted for volunteer opening on A&P Commission

Applications will be accepted until noon on August 24, 2015 for a volunteer opening on the Hot Springs Advertising and Promotion Commission. This four-year position is available to any applicant who is a qualified elector in the City of Hot Springs and a...Read on...

Posted on: June 7, 2015

Yukio Kuzumaki, Sister City Program long-time supporter, passes away in Hanamaki, Japan

Yukio Kuzumaki

Yukio Kuzumaki, co-founder, friend and long-time supporter of the Hot Springs-Hanamaki Sister City Program, passed away yesterday in Hanamaki, Japan. He was 70 years old.

As president of the board of the Hanamaki-Hot Springs Exchange Committee and boar...Read on...

Posted on: June 3, 2015

Hot Springs Finishes in Nation’s Top Ten Among “Most Water Wise” Cities

Residents Pledge to Reduce Water Use By 20 Million Gallons As Part of National Water Challenge

Enough to fill 31 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

That’s the amount of water Hot Springs residents pledged to save over the next year as part of the 2015 Na...Read on...

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Posted on: March 31, 2015

New Web Feature: CourtConnect

NEW WEB FEATURE: CourtConnect is a convenient new online feature that allows you to help yourself by searching the databases for civil and criminal courts' case documents. This great new service is free to the public and can save users the clerical...Read on...