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Posted on: May 19, 2023

Hot Springs Police offering higher pay scale and benefits package

HSPD Pay Increase

In response to the nationwide challenge facing law enforcement agencies in terms of hiring, recruiting and retention, the City of Hot Springs Police Department (HSPD) has increased its pay scale, added sign-on bonuses and improved the benefits package.

The...

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Posted on: May 15, 2023

Technical review of Hot Springs' Zoning Code available

Code Forward - Technical Report

The public is invited to read the Code Forward Technical Report & Analysis, which presents the findings of a technical review of the City of Hot Springs' Zoning Code by Camiros.

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Posted on: May 9, 2023

City’s 2021 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report honored

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The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the City of Hot Springs by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the City’s 2021 Annual Comprehensive Finan...

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Posted on: May 26, 2023

Fire hydrant flow testing for May 30

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The Hot Springs Fire Department will be performing hydrant flow testing beginning between 7 and 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30, weather permitting, in the following areas: 

Central Avenue (1300-2500 block); Manor Circle; Barkley Place; Gol...

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Posted on: May 26, 2023

Lane closure: Lakeland Drive

5-26-23 Lakeland Drive

Lakeland Drive, between Central Avenue and Yorkshire Drive, will have intermittent lane closures on weekdays from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., starting Tuesday, May 30, until the project is completed, which is estimated to be Tuesday, Aug. 1, for utility re...

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Posted on: May 26, 2023

Upcoming City of Hot Springs Board of Directors agenda meeting

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The City of Hot Springs Board of Directors will hold its regularly-scheduled 4 p.m. bi-weekly agenda meeting on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, in the City Hall Board Chambers, 133 Convention Boulevard.

Guests not attending may watch the proceedings via the livestr...

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Posted on: May 25, 2023

Fireworks prohibited inside city limits

Fireworks are prohibited inside city limits

The Hot Springs Fire Department (HSFD) wants to remind residents and guests of Hot Springs that the use of fireworks is prohibited inside the city limits. According to Hot Springs City Ordinance 15-7-3.1, anyone found in violation could be fined up to $50...

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Posted on: May 24, 2023

Garland County District Court offices closed May 31

Garland County District Court CLOSED

The Garland County District Court will be closed from 2 – 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31, as staff will be participating in CPR training and certification. 

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Posted on: May 24, 2023

City offices closed for Memorial Day holiday

Memorial Day 2023 holiday notice

All city offices, except public safety and the airport, will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 29, 2023.

Solid Waste residential routes and Earth Angel Recycling, including leaf and mulch collection, will run one day behind schedule (i....

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Posted on: May 18, 2023

Report available online of City Zoning Code analysis

The City of Hot Springs Planning and Development Department is inviting the public to review the Technical Report and Analysis of the Hot Springs Zoning Code.

The report, completed by Camiros, Ltd., is Phase 1 of two to produce a Zoning/Development Code th...

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Posted on: May 16, 2023

Test RPZ when turning sprinkler system on

The City of Hot Springs Utilities Department would like to remind everyone to annually test their reduced pressure zone (RPZ), while they are having their sprinkler system turned on, to reduce the potential for cross-connection in order to protect the pub...

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Posted on: May 15, 2023

Lane closure: Carpenter Dam Road

5-15-23 Carpenter Dam Road

The northbound lane of Carpenter Dam Road, between Malvern Avenue and Reese Way, will be closed on weekdays from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. until Tuesday, May 30, for a gas line repair.

Detour signs and barricades are in place, and motorists are advised to use an...

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Posted on: May 15, 2023

Sidewalk closure: Central Avenue

5-15-23 Central Ave sidewalk closure

The sidewalk along the northbound side of Central Avenue, near Vineyard Street, will be closed for utility work today, May 15, until the project is completed, which is estimated to be Monday, May 29.

Caution signs and barricades are in place, and motorists...

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Posted on: May 5, 2023

Construction on Highway 270 Requires Lane Closures in Hot Springs

5-7-23 Albert Pike Road

Construction to widen Highway 270 (Albert Pike Road) to five lanes in Garland County requires lane closures along the highway for final road paving in Hot Springs.

Weather permitting, crews will alternately close single lanes on Highway 270 from Dr. Martin...

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Posted on: October 10, 2022

HS/GC COVID Task Force: County’s COVID numbers flatten or increase following steady decline

After a steady decline in most of the COVID-19 metrics for Garland County, there was a flattening or an increase in the numbers for the week of Oct. 2 – 9, County Health Officer Dr. Gene Shelby shared in his weekly update to the Hot Springs/Garl...

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Posted on: September 13, 2022

HS/GC COVID Task Force: County’s COVID-19 numbers level off after rise

After a rise in Garland County’s COVID-19 metrics the week before last, County Health Officer Dr. Gene Shelby is hopeful the numbers for the week of Sept. 4 – 11 are what will be a leveling off.  

In his weekly update to the Ho...

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Posted on: August 29, 2022

HS/GC COVID Task Force: County’s Covid numbers remain steady

Garland County’s Covid-19 numbers are “leveling off,” but there is “no evidence that it is going away,” County Health Officer Dr. Gene Shelby wrote in his weekly update to the Hot Springs/Garland County Co...

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Posted on: August 2, 2022

HS/GC COVID Task Force: County’s Covid numbers ‘leveling off’

Garland County’s Covid-19 numbers are “leveling off,” but there is “no evidence that it is going away,” County Health Officer Dr. Gene Shelby wrote in his weekly update to the Hot Springs/Garland County Co...

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Posted on: July 20, 2022

HS/GC COVID Task Force: Covid upward trend slows

For the first time in the past six weeks, Garland County’s new positive Covid cases and active cases for the week of July 10 – 17 are less than they were in the corresponding weeks of 2021, according to County Health Officer Dr. Gene S...

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Posted on: July 11, 2022

HS/GC COVID Task Force: Statistics tracking with 2021 July surge

Garland County continues to see increasing numbers of new Covid-positive and active cases, and County Health Officer Dr. Gene Shelby said the numbers are tracking very closely to last year’s July surge.

“In addition to having more peopl...

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Posted on: July 5, 2022

HS/GC COVID Task Force: Garland County’s recent statistics likely low

Garland County’s Covid-19 upward trend leveled off according to the past week’s statistics, but County Health Officer Dr. Gene Shelby said the data that will come out next week should provide a clearer picture.

“I don&rsqu...

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Posted on: June 28, 2022

HS/GC COVID Task Force: Garland County’s COVID statistics continue to rise

Garland County’s COVID-19 statistics are continuing their upward trend, but not as rapidly as previous weeks, according to County Health Officer Dr. Gene Shelby.

The Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force is only meeting as needed during ...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

HS/GC COVID Task Force: Garland County’s active cases double in two weeks

Garland County’s COVID-19 statistics are trending with the rest of the state – rising numbers of new and active cases, but no significant increases of serious illness or death – according to County Health Officer Dr. Gene She...

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Posted on: June 15, 2022

Hot Springs participating in water bill assistance program

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City of Hot Springs (CHS) water customers can apply for up to $2,000 in payment assistance through the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP).

The CHS Utilities and Utility Billing Services departments registered the City of Hot Springs to ...

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Posted on: June 7, 2022

HS/GC COVID Task Force: Booster shots recommended as active cases and hospitalizations climb

With the continued prevalence of active COVID-19 cases in Garland County, County Health Officer Dr. Shelby is encouraging anyone eligible for a booster shot to get one.

The Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force is only meeting as needed during the...

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

HS/GC COVID Task Force: COVID numbers continue to climb in Garland County

Garland County continues to see rising numbers of COVID-19.

The Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force is only meeting as needed during the summer months, but Shelby provides his weekly COVID-19 statistic update electronically to the group on Tuesd...

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

HS/GC COVID Task Force: Garland County sees continued rise in active cases, but none hospitalized

Garland County’s number of active COVID-19 cases has risen for the third-straight week, nearly doubling in the past two weeks, according to County Health Officer Dr. Gene Shelby.  

The Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force is on...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

HS/GC COVID Task Force: County seeing ‘gradual uptick’ in COVID cases

After six weeks of stable COVID-19 statistics in Garland County, there seems to be a gradual uptick with last week’s numbers higher than they have been in two months, County Health Officer Dr. Gene Shelby shared with the Hot Springs/Garland Coun...

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

HS/GC COVID Task Force: Garland County sees uptick in active cases while other metrics remain flat

Although Garland County’s COVID-19 metrics primarily stayed on the same trajectory as the past five weeks, active cases increased to their highest mark in two months.

The Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force is meeting monthly and did n...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

HS/GC COVID Task Force: Garland County’s COVID metrics remain flat

Garland County’s metrics continued at the same rate as the past month for the week of April 24 – May 1, according to County Health Officer Dr. Gene Shelby.

The Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force is meeting monthly and did no...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

HS/GC COVID Task Force: Garland County’s COVID metrics remain flat

Despite statewide increases in new and active COVID-19 cases, for the third straight week Garland County’s metrics continue to be flat, according to County Health Officer Dr. Gene Shelby.

The Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force is meet...

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Posted on: April 18, 2022

HS/GC COVID Task Force: Garland County’s COVID metrics remain stable

The COVID-19 metrics continue to be very stable for Hot Springs and Garland County, according to County Health Officer Dr. Gene Shelby.

The Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force is meeting monthly and did not convene this week, but Shelby provided...

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

HS/GC COVID Task Force: Garland County ‘in a good place’ with COVID, but rising cases possible

Garland County’s COVID statistics have dropped down to levels not seen in almost two years, according to County Health Officer Dr. Gene Shelby, but he thinks it is unlikely the pandemic has reached its end.

“There are some comparisons w...

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

Garland County’s COVID metrics remain low

The COVID-19 metrics for Hot Springs and Garland County continue to look good, according to County Health Officer Dr. Gene Shelby.

The Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force is meeting monthly and did not convene this week, but Shelby provided his ...

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Posted on: March 28, 2022

HS/GC COVID Task Force: Garland County’s active cases increase slightly for the second straight week

Following eight weeks of declining active COVID-19 cases in Garland County, the number rose a second straight week.

The Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force is meeting monthly and did not convene this week, but Health Officer Dr. Gene Shelby prov...

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Posted on: March 21, 2022

HS/GC COVID Task Force: Active case count increases slightly after eight-week decline

After eight weeks of declining active cases in Garland County, the number rose to 25 as of Monday, March 21, an increase of four from a week prior.

The Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force is meeting monthly and did not convene this week, but Hea...

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Posted on: March 15, 2022

HS/GC COVID Task Force: Active cases and hospitalizations reach low levels

Although some of the area’s COVID-19 statistics continue to fluctuate week to week, the main indicators of the status of the pandemic – the number of active cases and those requiring hospitalization – are staying in steady de...

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Posted on: March 1, 2022

HS/GC COVID Task Force: COVID statistics continue decline

According to Garland County Health Officer Dr. Gene Shelby at the Feb. 28 meeting of the Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force, “we can be happy where we are at and hopeful this trend will continue and feel good about our community’s response.“

Sh...

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Posted on: February 15, 2022

HS/GC COVID Task Force: New COVID cases and positivity show significant drops

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Garland County’s COVID-19 statistics continued to improve for the week of Feb. 6 – 13, with the positivity rate and active case count both dropping around 50% from the previous week.

Despite these advances, County Health Officer Dr. Gen...

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

HS/GC COVID Task Force: Community facing ‘major crises’ from COVID Delta variant

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With a near ten-fold increase in Garland County’s COVID-19 active cases in the past five weeks, Dr. Gene Shelby gave a stark report at the virtual meeting of the Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force meeting on Monday, July 26.

“We’ve gone from 63...

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