City of Hot Springs News Releases

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Posted on: August 28, 2015

Fontana, Shady Grove and Alpine road closures

Fontana Road, between Golf Links Road and Tatum Street, will be closed to through traffic, during daytime hours, Monday, August 31 through Friday, September 4 for sewer main construction.

Shady Grove Road, from East Belding Street to Vista Avenue, will...Read on...

Posted on: August 27, 2015

Public invited to participate in Green Infrastructure Plan webinar

The public is encouraged to attend a no-cost webinar, “Rethinking Our Land: Growing Sustainable and Resilient Communities,” which will be held from 12:15 p.m. until 1 p.m. on Tuesday, September 2. The webinar, held by the Green Infrastructure Center (GIC...Read on...

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Posted on: August 27, 2015

Garden Street closure

Garden Street, from Malvern Avenue to Broadway Terrace, will be closed to through traffic through Friday, September 4 for water line construction. Signs will be posted, and motorists should seek alternate routes.

Posted on: August 26, 2015

Hollywood Avenue closure extended

Hollywood Avenue, between Leawood and Mote streets, will remain closed to through traffic through Monday, August 31 for gas line construction. Signs will be posted, and motorist should seek alternate routes.

Posted on: August 25, 2015

City begins testing new emergency warning sirens tomorrow (8/26/15)

The City of Hot Springs has just completed installation of two additional emergency warning sirens to the city’s current seven-siren system and will begin testing them tomorrow, Wednesday, August 26. Residents will hear Westminster chimes at noon from one...Read on...

Posted on: August 25, 2015

City assumes ownership of Majestic Hotel complex

As of 2:02 p.m. today, Tuesday, August 25, the City of Hot Springs assumed ownership of the Majestic Hotel complex in a closing at Hot Springs Title Company in downtown Hot Springs.

The contract sales price was $1,615,000. After a reduction in the amo...Read on...

Posted on: August 25, 2015

Burn ban lifted

The city’s burn ban has been lifted after recent rainfall, according to Fire Marshal Tom Braughton. Residents and businesses must obtain a burn permit before open burning of agricultural materials only is allowed. Details are available on the Fire Departm...Read on...

Posted on: August 24, 2015

Alpine Street and Shady Grove Roads closures

Alpine Street, between Seventh and Clark streets, will be closed to through traffic through Friday, August 28 for gas line construction.

Shady Grove Road, from Winans Avenue to Country Club Drive, will be closed to through traffic Tuesday, August 25 th...Read on...

Posted on: August 20, 2015

Positive bat confirmed

Hot Springs Animal Services recently received confirmation of a positive rabies test on a bat submitted to the state health laboratory. The bat was collected last Monday from the 100 block of Cash Street. Attempts are being made to contact the owner of t...Read on...

Posted on: August 19, 2015

City manager’s celebration of life set for Friday (8/21/15)

A celebration of City Manager David Watkins’ life will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, August 21 at First United Methodist Church, 1100 Central Avenue in downtown Hot Springs.

City Hall will be closed on Friday afternoon so that city staff can attend. Th...Read on...

Posted on: August 17, 2015

City manager passes

With heavy hearts, the City of Hot Springs family shares the news that City Manager David Watkins, after sustaining injuries from a fall on Saturday, passed away earlier this morning at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock, Ar...Read on...

Posted on: August 15, 2015

Notice to haunted house planners

The Hot Springs Fire Department reminds those planning to open a haunted house, haunted maze, scare house or similar operation inside city limits this year that there are strict codes that must be met before this type of facility can be opened to the publ...Read on...

Posted on: August 14, 2015

Hot Springs wins grant to develop Community Forest Storm Mitigation Plan

As a winner of the National Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree City USA designation for 14 consecutive years, Hot Springs has been selected to participate in a grant program through the Arkansas Forestry Commission that will provide free technical assistance to ...Read on...

Posted on: August 13, 2015

Omega Street closing

Omega Street, between Chattanooga and Montreal streets, will be closed to through traffic Friday, August 14 through Friday, September 4 for water line construction.

Signs will be posted, and motorists should seek alternate routes.Read on...

Posted on: August 5, 2015

City accepts applications for 2016 CDBG project funding

The City of Hot Springs will launch the competitive application period for an estimated $300,000 in fiscal year 2016 HUD funding at the Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC) meeting at 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 6 in the City Hall Board Chambers...Read on...

Posted on: July 29, 2015

City12 offers "At Home in Arkansas" TV series during August

To celebrate the end of summer, the Hot Springs Public Information Department will launch its “At Home in Arkansas” TV program series that will air throughout the month of August on city12, Hot Springs’ government access channel on Resort Television Cable...Read on...

Posted on: July 29, 2015

HSPD Update

The Hot Springs Police Department continues to investigate the tragic death of 18-month-old Thomas Naramore of Hot Springs. Its personnel are completing necessary interviews of witnesses, reviewing documents, police dash-camera audio and video, and perfo...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...