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Posted on: March 31, 2022

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Click to report an STR complaint, or call the 24-hour hotline at 501-290-2950.

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

COVID-19 information and updates

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The COVID-19 portal has the most recent COVID-19 press releases and updates from the City, the Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force and the State of Arkansas, as well as other helpful links and information.

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

Short-term Rental Regulations

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Information on rules, policies and regulations regarding short-term rental (STR) businesses in Hot Springs.

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Fire hydrant flow testing for May 23

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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 Monday, May 23, weather permitting, in the following areas: 

Central Avenue (3200-3500 block); Carl and McMahan drives; Barkley ...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2022

Road closure: East Street

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East Street, between Park Avenue and Dell Street, will be closed until 9 a.m., tomorrow, Friday, May 20, for sewer repairs. 

Detour signs and barricades will be in place, and motorists are advised to use an alternate route when traveling in this a...

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View current street and lane closures... City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2022

Overnight Road closure: Greenwood Avenue

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Greenwood Avenue, between Summer and South Patterson streets, will be closed to through traffic overnight from 4:30 p.m. today, May 19, until 4:30 p.m., Friday, May 20, for the replacement of a water main. This project and the corresponding road closure w...

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View current street and lane closures... City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Supplementary Parking & Free Shuttle Service to be Provided For Two-day Memorial Day Event

With large crowds anticipated for the two-day Memorial Day Weekend celebration of the 75th anniversary of Hot Springs' Memorial Field Airport, planners have established supplementary parking areas and a free shuttle service to handle the crowds. ...

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Additional Info... City of Hot Springs News Releases
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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For continued COVID-19 updates... City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Hot Springs Board of Zoning Adjustment public hearing on May 25

The Hot Springs Board of Zoning Adjustment will hold a public hearing at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, in the Board Chambers at City Hall, 133 Convention Boulevard, to consider the following request:

• 160 Bridgewater Point – Appeal of administrative decisi...

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Additional Info... City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Participation requested for Arkansas Outdoor Recreation survey

Arkansas State Parks is seeking online survey responses for its 2022 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP).

Every five years, per federal regulations, each state must complete a statewide comprehensive outdoor recreation plan to receive a...

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Take the survey... City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Construction Requires Temporary Traffic Pattern Changes to Widen Highway 270 in Garland County

Construction Requires Temporary Traffic Pattern Changes to Widen Highway 270 in Garland County

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Construction to widen Highway 270 to five lanes in Garland County requires lane closures and temporary traffic pattern changes at va...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Continued Road closure: Greenwood Avenue

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Greenwood Avenue, between Summer and South Patterson streets, will be closed intermittently on weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. until Friday, May 27, for the replacement of a water main.

The advised detours will reroute to Summer, South Patterson a...

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View current street and lane closures... City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Hot Springs 2022 Board of Directors Election Packets available

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The City of Hot Springs 2022 Election Packets are now available for prospective candidates.  

Qualified electors of the City of Hot Springs are encouraged to participate in the election process by running for the at-large position of Mayor or one ...

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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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For continued COVID-19 updates... City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Road closure: Greenwood Avenue

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Greenwood Avenue, between Summer and South Patterson streets, will be closed intermittently between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. from Monday, May 9, through Monday, May 23, for the replacement of a water main.

The advised detours will reroute to Summer, South P...

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View current street and lane closures... City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2022

Hot Springs Finance Department earns budget presentation award

For the fifth year in a row, the City of Hot Springs’ Finance Department has been awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2022 budget publication by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).

“The award repr...

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Additional Info... City of Hot Springs News Releases
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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For continued COVID-19 updates... City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2022

Operation Clean Sweep planned for areas off of Malvern Avenue

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The City’s second Operation Clean Sweep of 2022 is scheduled for Monday, May 2, through Friday, May 20, to include approximately 165 address points in the Cedarwood Subdivision and on Vale Street; Colonial and Forest Heights trails; and Hillsdal...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: April 26, 2022

City of Hot Springs earns 22nd consecutive Tree City US

For the 22nd consecutive year, the City of Hot Springs was named a Tree City USA® by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of the City’s commitment to effective urban forest management.

Hot Springs achieved the 2021 Tree City USA recognition ...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Hot Springs Arts Advisory Committee meeting canceled

The Hot Springs Arts Advisory Committee will not hold its regularly-scheduled meeting on May 10 due to a light agenda. The May meeting will be combined with the next regularly-scheduled meeting at noon on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, in the City Hall Annex, 11...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
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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For continued COVID-19 updates... City of Hot Springs News Releases
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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For continued COVID-19 updates... City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2022

McCabe and Garcia pass AML certification program

Mayor Pat McCabe and Karen Garcia of the City of Hot Springs Board of Directors were recently recognized by the Arkansas Municipal League (AML) for maintaining their status of Certified Municipal Officials through the AML’s Voluntary Certified C...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
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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For continued COVID-19 updates... City of Hot Springs News Releases
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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For continued COVID-19 updates... City of Hot Springs News Releases
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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For continued COVID-19 updates... City of Hot Springs News Releases
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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For continued COVID-19 updates... City of Hot Springs News Releases
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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For continued COVID-19 updates... City of Hot Springs News Releases
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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For continued COVID-19 updates... City of Hot Springs News Releases
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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For continued COVID-19 updates... City of Hot Springs News Releases
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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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: February 8, 2022

HS/GC COVID Task Force: COVID hospital numbers start to decline

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With the COVID cases in the schools dropping significantly and the hospital numbers starting to decline, Garland County Health Officer Dr. Gene Shelby shared cautious optimism with the Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force at the group’...

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For info on COVID vaccines... City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: February 8, 2022

Adair Park Concert Series

The City of Hot Springs Parks & Trails Department will host the Adair Park Concert Series at Kenneth Adair Memorial Park, 358 Central Avenue, on Fridays and Saturdays from  March 4 through Oct. 29, 2022.

Concert times will be between 6 &nd...

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Posted on: February 3, 2022

HS/GC COVID Task Force: Garland County’s COVID-19 positivity rate and hospitalizations remain high

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Garland County’s COVID-19 positivity rate and hospitalizations remain high as other statistics continue to show signs of a waning omicron surge. 

Health Officer Dr. Gene Shelby provided his weekly COVID-19 statistic update for the Hot Sp...

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For info on COVID vaccines... City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2022

HS/GC COVID Task Force: COVID numbers suggest peak has passed, but hospitals remain busy

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Garland County's COVID-19 statistics for the week of Jan. 16-23 showed signs that the omicron peak may have passed, but members of the Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force remained cautious based on continuing hospital COVID admissions ...

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For info on COVID vaccines... City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2022

HS/GC COVID Task Force: Despite surge, healthcare, public schools and public services continue

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Garland County's COVID-19 statistics saw some of the highest weekly totals of the pandemic for Jan. 2-9, 2022, but representatives on the Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force expressed determination in keeping public schools and essenti...

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For info on COVID vaccines... City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2022

HS/GC COVID Task Force: Increasing cases, hospitalizations and deaths

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In his weekly report to the Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force, Health Officer Dr. Gene Shelby shared on Monday, Dec. 27, that there continues to be significant spread of the virus locally as the positivity rate “soared to 31.5%” last week.

For...

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For info on COVID vaccines... City of Hot Springs News Releases

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Official HSPD Release: Parking lot shooting update

On Thursday, May 12, 2022, after the conclusion of the Hot Springs World Class High School graduation, a large fight broke out in an adjacent parking lot across from 400 Convention Boulevard.

During the fight, Hot Springs Police (HSPD) officers and Garland...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Official HSPD Release: Parking lot shooting

On Thursday, May 12, 2022, after the conclusion of the Hot Springs World Class High School graduation, a large fight broke out in an adjacent parking lot across from the Hot Springs Convention Center. This resulted in shots being fired and multiple people...

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Click here to submit tips online... Hot Springs Police Department
Posted on: May 3, 2022

Official HSPD Release: Social Media Challenge Investigation continues

The Hot Springs Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division has identified the vehicle (Chevy Suburban) and seven suspects involved in the April 28, 2022, incident in which three individuals were hit with “SplatRBall&rdquo...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Official HSPD Release: Social Media Challenge Investigation

On Thursday, April 28, 2022, at approximately 12:40 p.m., unknown suspects in a Chevy Suburban (2000-2006 year model), fired what is believed to be a “SplatRBall” gun, hitting three victims on Central Avenue (800 block).  A &a...

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Posted on: April 19, 2022

Updated Official HSPD Release: Kidnapping victim safe; suspects in custody

On Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at approximately 3:22 P.M., missing teen Trynytee Case (17) was located at 4737 Central Avenue with minor injuries. Trynytee was transported to a local hospital for medical assessment. During the course of the investigation, De...

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