City of Hot Springs News Releases

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Posted on: October 31, 2014

Mayor Carney signs Milken Institute Best Cities for Successful Aging Mayor’s Pledge

Hot Springs Mayor Ruth Carney recently pledged to improve the lives of older adults and to enable older residents to improve lives across the age spectrum by signing the Milken Institute’s Best Cities for Successful Aging Mayor’s Pledge. The pledge, part ...Read on...

Posted on: October 31, 2014

Service dog and owner revisit Hot Springs to celebrate 10-year adoption anniversary

Eric Talaska of Murfreesboro, Arkansas wanted an outside guard dog. After looking around many places, he was about to give up when on Monday, November 1, 2004 he decided to try Hot Springs Animal Services, slightly more than an hour’s drive away. There, h...Read on...

Posted on: October 31, 2014

West Maurice street closing extended

West Maurice, from Central Avenue to Brad Street, will remain closed to through traffic until the evening of Tuesday, November 4 for utility improvements. Eastbound traffic on West Maurice will be diverted to Brad Street to Hagen. Signs and barricades wi...Read on...

Posted on: October 29, 2014

City accepts applications for 2015 CDBG project funding

The City of Hot Springs will accept applications until Friday, November 28 for an estimated $430,000 in 2015 Community Development Block Grant funds. Applications for eligible neighborhood revitalization, new affordable housing, and infrastructure to sup...Read on...

Posted on: October 31, 2014

First Responders Trunk or Treat planned for Friday, Oct 31 at Central Fire Station

The annual Hot Springs First Responders Trunk or Treat will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 31 at the Central Fire Station, 310 Broadway Street.

Sponsored by the Hot Springs Fire and Police departments, LifeNet, Army National Guard, Natio...Read on...

Posted on: October 30, 2014

ACMA Conference held in Hot Springs

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Little Rock City Manager Bruce Moore and Texarkana City Manager Harold Boldt listen as Hot Springs City Manager David Watkins speaks at a morning panel discussion entitled “The Challenges of Change in Arkansas” during the Arkansas City Managers Associatio...Read on...

Posted on: October 31, 2014

City receives 21st consecutive award for financial reporting excellence

For the 21st consecutive year, the City of Hot Springs has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its 2013 comprehensive a...Read on...

Posted on: October 31, 2014

Ridgeway Street closing

Weather permitting, Ridgeway Street, from Malvern Avenue to Apache Street, will be closed to through traffic from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Monday, November 3 to install new wastewater service. Signs will be posted. Motorists are advised to seek an alternat...Read on...

Posted on: October 29, 2014

Veterans Day Celebration Schedule

The Veterans Day Celebration Committee will host a slate of activities in observance of Veterans Day, beginning on Friday, November 7 with a free dinner and dance for veterans and guests at the Elk Lodge, 132 Abbott Place. Dinner will take place from 5:3...Read on...

Posted on: October 27, 2014

Lane closing extension

The merge lane on Whittington Avenue, from Cedar Street to Central Avenue, will remain closed until Friday, October 31 for fire line installation. The lane will be open after 5 p.m. each evening. Signs will be posted, and motorists are asked to use caut...Read on...

Posted on: October 23, 2014

Tykes, Trikes & Trails rescheduled for Saturday, Nov. 8

Tykes, Trikes & Trails, an event held to encourage use of the city’s trails and to promote fitness, will be held on Saturday, November 8 at Entergy Park, 530 Lakepark Drive. The event was rescheduled due to inclement weather.

Registration for the f...Read on...

Posted on: October 23, 2014

Weston Road closing extended

The closure of Weston Road, from Eagle Loop to approximately 400 feet south of Parker Point, is extended until Friday, November 14 for drainage improvements. Weston Road can only be accessed from Airport Road or Albert Pike during this project.

Signs...Read on...

Posted on: October 15, 2014

Maryland Street closing

From Thursday, October 16 until Friday, October 31, Maryland Street, from Hobson to Garland Avenue, will be closed to through traffic from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily for water main installation. Signs will be posted, and motorists are advised to seek an a...Read on...

Posted on: October 14, 2014

Valley Street closing

Valley Street, from Maurice Street to East Grand Avenue, will continue to be closed to through traffic 24 hours a day until Friday, October 31 for a gas line project.

Signs will be posted. Motorists are advised to use caution and to seek an alternate r...Read on...

Posted on: September 12, 2014

Entries now being accepted for 2014 Oaklawn Rotary Christmas Parade

HOT SPRINGS -- Area groups, businesses and organizations are encouraged to begin preparing their float entries for the 2014 Oaklawn Rotary Christmas Parade, which will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, December 8 in downtown Hot Springs. The application dea...Read on...

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Posted on: August 27, 2014

Community Development Block Grant fiscal year 2015 funding applications

Hot Springs - The City of Hot Springs will open the competitive application period for an estimated $430,000 in fiscal year 2015 HUD funding at the Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC) meeting at 1 p.m. on Thursday, September 4 in City Hall Boa...Read on...