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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Intracity Transit to screen passengers for COVID-19 symptoms

Due to COVID-19 public health concerns, all individuals attempting to board the Intracity Transit buses will undergo a body temperature check with a non-invasive, no-touch thermometer, effective immediately and until further notice.

Individuals with an ele...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2020

Urban Forestry Advisory Meeting notice

Due to COVID-19 health concerns, the April 28 meeting of the Urban Forestry Advisory Committee is cancelled.  The next regularly-scheduled meeting is on July 28, 2020.

 

City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2020

Hot Springs Sister City Program announces art winners

The Hot Springs Sister City youth art competition have announced the 2020 winners -- Ann Grigsby, of Lakeside High School, and Rina Hatayam, of Seinan Junior High in Hanamaki, Japan. As this competition is a pre-qualifier for the 2020 Sister City Internat...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2020

Paving Program to start at Green Acres Subdivision

The City of Hot Springs Paving Program will begin Phase I of the 2020 schedule on Wednesday, April 8, in the Green Acres Subdivision located off Buena Vista Street near the Walmart on Central Avenue.

Along with the paving crew beginning in the subdivision,...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2020

THIRD UPDATED PRESS RELEASE FROM GARLAND COUNTY DISTRICT COURT

STATE OF ARKANSAS

Garland County District Court

GARLAND COUNTY COURTS BUILDING 607 OUACHITA, ROOM 150

HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS 71901

Garland County District Court will continue to operate its essential court functions. All cases currently scheduled through May 1...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2020

Lane closure: Malvern Avenue

The inside southbound lane of Malvern Avenue, from Banks to Ridgeway streets, will be closed for utility construction from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8.  

Signs and barricades will be in place, and motorists are asked to use caution in t...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Hot Springs receives more than $250K in CDBG COVID-19 aid

Hot Springs will receive a total of $254,743 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds as a part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which recently became law.

The grant funds can be used to make improvements to publi...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: April 2, 2020

Rains cause temporary depletion of City’s compost

The Hot Springs Compost Facility is temporarily out of compost, but other materials are still available.

Due to heavy rains throughout the month of March, routine compost production has been delayed as the material must dry out in order for the composting ...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Additional Closures at Hot Springs National Park

Hot Springs National Park Is Further Modifying Park Operations To Implement Health Guidance

Hot Springs, AR – Hot Springs National Park, in response to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and state health authorities is a...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Task force: Non-emergency callers should call COVID-19 hotline

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Reiterating the importance of COVID-19 non-emergency callers using the local hotline, steps taken by hospitals in Hot Springs to prepare for the possibility of an increase in cases and the continued efforts to acquire personal protective equipment (PPE) w...

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See our COVID-19 webpage for continued updates. City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Hot Springs airport restricting access to FBO

In order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Hot Springs Memorial Field airport will restrict access to the Private Aircraft Terminal (FBO) starting Monday, March 30.

Individuals will be screened, and only arriving and departing passengers and pilots will ...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2020

City Hall screening visitors and employees

There are currently no plans to close City Hall at this time, but changes have been made to how City departments are delivering services in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Effective today, March 26, members of the public will not be able to immed...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2020

City of Hot Springs earns 20 consecutive Tree City USA

For the 20th year, the Arbor Day Foundation named Hot Springs, Arkansas, a 2019 Tree City USA® by in honor of the City’s commitment to effective urban forest management.

Hot Springs achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the progra...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Extension of alcohol taxes and business licensing fees

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the City of Hot Springs has decided to extend the deadline for February alcohol taxes and for business licensing fees.

The deadline for February alcohol taxes that were originally due on March 20 has been...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Second Updated Press Release from Garland County District Court

STATE OF ARKANSAS

Garland County District Court

GARLAND COUNTY COURTS BUILDING 607 OUACHITA, ROOM 150

HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS 71901 

Phone (501) 321-6765  Fax (501) 321-6764

 

Garland County District Court will continue to operate its e...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Local authorities bracing for rise in COVID-19 cases

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The Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force met this morning, March 23, 2020, to continue to coordinate efforts in what is anticipated to be a continued rise in coronavirus cases.

National authorities agree that the number of cases will continue to ...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Issues related to flushing paper towels, wipes, etc.

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Garland County, the Hot Springs Utilities Department would like to remind our homebound residents of the dangers of flushing disinfecting wipes down their commodes. That also goes for paper towels, tissues, napkins and f...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Local call center and evaluation clinics operational

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The Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 call center is available at 501-760-4307, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, as a first line of triage in an effort not to overrun our hospitals.

The main goal of the call center hotline is to assess individuals from Hot ...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Majestic RFP & COVID-19 Impacts

The Request for Proposals (RFP) for Development Opportunity for the City-owned property located at 101 Park Avenue, the Majestic Hotel site, will have an extension for the response closing date due to COVID-19 impacts. The closing date has been extended f...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

UPDATED PRESS RELEASE FROM GARLAND COUNTY DISTRICT COURT EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY March 18, 2020

STATE OF ARKANSAS

Garland County District Court

GARLAND COUNTY COURTS BUILDING 607 OUACHITA, ROOM 150

HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS 71901 

Phone (501) 321-6765  Fax (501) 321-6764

Garland County District Court will continue to operate its essential c...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Proclamation of Emergency issued for Hot Springs

With the rapidly evolving scenarios associated with the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), City Manager Bill Burrough has issued a Proclamation of Emergency pursuant to State law.

In addition, the Board of Directors adopted an Ordinance at their March 1...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Statement from Hot Springs Mayor Pat McCabe regarding COVID-19

Since well before the first case of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, was announced in our state, Hot Springs leaders were coordinating and planning our response should the pandemic reach our community. As testing continues and confirmed case counts rise, ...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

SOUTHERN AIRWAYS POLICIES REGARDING COVID-19

Pompano Beach, Florida -- Southern Airways today announces the most customer-centric policy in the industry for flight changes needed as a result of COVID-19, the “novel Corona virus.” With the understanding that travel within...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Animal Services closing lobby due to COVID-19

In response to the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control relating to social distancing to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the lobby of the City of Hot Springs Animal Services will be closed to customers until further notic...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Hot Springs Fire Department Suspends Open Burn

Hot Springs Fire Department is temporarily suspending all open burning and the issuance of burn permits inside the City of Hot Springs. These actions are being taken due to the complications imposed by the COVID-19 outbreak. We will return to our normal b...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Utility Billing Services opens service window and urges use of alternate payment options

In response to the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control relating to social distancing to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the lobby of the City’s Utility Billing Services (UBS) location, 517 Airport Road (Suite C)...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Task force monitoring COVID-19

A task force has been formed in Hot Springs with representatives from the city, county and state, as well as public safety and health officials. The group has been regularly meeting to assess the most current coronavirus (COVID-19) information and its imp...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2020

Statement about fallen HSPD Officer Scrimshire

Below is a statement from Hot Springs City Manager Bill Burrough:

We say that our City employees are the heart of the City because they offer their service, day in and day out. For our officers, they risk their lives every time they put on the uniform to p...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2020

Boards and Commissions Openings

The City of Hot Springs will accept applications until 5 p.m. on Friday, April 10, 2020, for a total of 16 volunteer positions on various City advisory boards and commissions.

Applicants must be registered voters of the City of Hot Springs, unless otherwi...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2020

Burrough re-elected president of water alliance

Hot Springs City Manager Bill Burrough was re-elected to a second term as president of the Mid-Arkansas Water Alliance (MAWA) on January 6, 2020. 

Burrough has been on the MAWA Board of Directors since 2012. MAWA is a not-for-profit, Arkansas publ...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: March 10, 2020

CHS Board of Directors Change of Meeting Dates

The Hot Springs Board of Directors has moved their meeting date originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, to Wednesday, March 18, in order to accommodate the First Ever 17th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day festivities. The ...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

HSPD closes lobby and enacts other precautions to mitigate COVID-19

In the interest of public safety and the health of our employees, the Hot Springs Police Department has decided that due to the recent coronavirus threat, we have enacted the following temporary measures to help stop the spread of the virus:

  • The Hot Spring...
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Hot Springs Police Department
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Official HSPD UPDATE: Schedule amended for Monday’s services following Governor’s press conference

Following the Governor’s press conference regarding coronavirus updates, changes have been made to the memorial services for Officer First Class Brent Scrimshire on Monday, March 16, 2020, as outlined below:

  • Lying in state: 11 a.m. &...
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Hot Springs Police Department
Posted on: March 11, 2020

Official HSPD Release: Kenmore Street Shooting

At approximately 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, Officer Brent Scrimshire conducted a traffic stop in the 100 block of Kenwood Street in Hot Springs. During the stop, shots were fired and Officer Scrimshire was struck, along with the suspect.

Officer...

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Hot Springs Police Department