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Posted on: January 10, 2023

City seeks applicants for 33 advisory board and committee positions

Applicants Needed Boards and Committees

The City of Hot Springs is accepting applications until noon on Wednesday, March 15, for a total of 33 volunteer positions on various City advisory boards and committees. 

The openings include the following:

  • Two openings for city residents on the A...
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Posted on: February 6, 2023

Fire hydrant flow testing for Feb. 7

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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, Feb. 7, weather permitting, in the following areas: 

Park (1000-2600 block) and Pullman avenues; Ridge One Circle; Fox ...

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Posted on: February 6, 2023

Road closure: Hobson Avenue

2-6-23 Hobson Avenue

Hobson Avenue, between Oakcliff and Charteroak streets, will be closed from 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, until 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8, for drainage repairs. 

Caution signs and barricades will be in place, and motorists are advised to use cautio...

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Posted on: February 6, 2023

Lane closure: Higdon Ferry Road

1-19-23 Higdon Ferry Road

The outside southbound lane of Higdon Ferry Road, between Mall Street and Central Avenue, will have a daily lane closure from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. from Monday, Feb. 6, until Friday, Feb. 10, for road construction.

Caution signs and barricades will be in pla...

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Current City street and lane closures... City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: February 6, 2023

Road closure: Shady Grove Road

2-6-23 Shady Grove Road

Shady Grove Road, between Hollywood Avenue and Scott Street, will be closed today, Monday, Feb. 6, for right-of-way maintenance.

Caution signs and barricades will be in place, and motorists are advised to use an alternate route in this area.

To view the cur...

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Current City street and lane closures... City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: February 6, 2023

Lane closure: Malvern Avenue and Carpenter Dam Road

1-26-23 Malvern Avenue and Carpenter Dam Road

The outside eastbound lane of Malvern Avenue, at the intersection of Piper Street, and the northbound shoulder of Carpenter Dam Road, at the intersection of Karen Street, will be closed daily from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6, through Wednesday, ...

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Current City street and lane closures... City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: February 3, 2023

Fire hydrant flow testing to begin soon

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The Hot Springs Fire Department will begin its annual hydrant flow testing soon, as weather permits, beginning between 7 and 8 a.m. through 4 p.m. daily, with a goal to be completed by May 31, 2023.

The hydrant testing will begin on the north side of the c...

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Posted on: February 3, 2023

Road closure: Main Street

2-3-23 Main Street

Main Street, between W. St. Louis and Plain streets, will be closed to through traffic from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. on weekdays until Friday, Feb. 17, for utility installation. The intersection of Main and W. St. Louis streets will also experience intermitten...

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View current street and lane closures... City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: February 2, 2023

Hot Springs Historic District Commission meeting canceled for Feb. 16

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The Hot Springs Historic District Commission will not hold its regularly-scheduled meeting on Feb. 16 due to a light agenda. The next meeting is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 16, in the Board Chambers at City Hall, 133 Convention Boulevard.

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Posted on: February 2, 2023

Planning Commission meeting canceled for Feb. 9

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The Hot Springs Planning Commission will not hold its regularly-scheduled monthly meeting on Feb. 9 due to a light agenda. The next meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, in the Board Chambers at City Hall, 133 Convention Boulevard. &nb...

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Posted on: February 1, 2023

CDAC meeting rescheduled to Feb. 9

Due to inclement weather, the City of Hot Springs Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC) meeting that was to be held on Thursday, Feb. 2, will be rescheduled for 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9, in the Board Chambers at City Hall, 133 Convention Boule...

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Posted on: February 1, 2023

Arkansas Cherry Blossom Festival to be Held April 2 in Hot Springs

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The Hot Springs National Park Sister City Foundation will host the annual Arkansas Cherry Blossom Festival, a celebration of Japanese culture, from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 2. The event will be held in the Bank of the OZK Arena, loca...

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Posted on: January 30, 2023

Road closure: Broadway Terrace

1-30-23 Broadway Terrace

Broadway Terrace, at the intersection of Church Street, is closed for road repairs until further notice.

 Caution signs and barricades will be in place, and motorists are advised to use an alternate route in this area.

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Posted on: January 25, 2023

Southern Airways Express selected as air service provider for Hot Springs

Passengers at Hot Springs Memorial Field Airport will continue to enjoy round-trip commercial flights to Dallas and Memphis courtesy of Southern Airways Express, LLC, as the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) selected Southern to provide Essential Ai...

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Posted on: January 30, 2023

Board of Director public hearing on Feb. 7

The Hot Springs Board of Directors will hold a public hearing during the regularly-scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the Board Chambers at City Hall, 133 Convention Boulevard, to consider the following:

  • 288 Little John Trail – Ap...
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Posted on: January 25, 2023

Planning Commission public hearing on Feb. 9

The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9, in the Board Chambers at City Hall, 133 Convention Boulevard, to consider the following:

  • Bella Vita Subdivision – 2357 Higdon Ferry Road – Preliminary Pla...
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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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For continued COVID-19 updates... City of Hot Springs News Releases
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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For continued COVID-19 updates... City of Hot Springs News Releases
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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For continued COVID-19 updates... City of Hot Springs News Releases
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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For continued COVID-19 updates... City of Hot Springs News Releases
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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For continued COVID-19 updates... City of Hot Springs News Releases
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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For continued COVID-19 updates... City of Hot Springs News Releases
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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For continued COVID-19 updates... City of Hot Springs News Releases
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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For continued COVID-19 updates... City of Hot Springs News Releases
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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For continued COVID-19 updates... City of Hot Springs News Releases
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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For continued COVID-19 updates... City of Hot Springs News Releases
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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For continued COVID-19 updates... City of Hot Springs News Releases
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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For continued COVID-19 updates... 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 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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For continued COVID-19 updates... 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 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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