Arkansas Welcome Centers Now Open

After temporarily closing March 20 to prevent the spread of COVID-19, The Natural State’s Welcome Centers are now open to the public.  To safely re-open, the centers are monitoring the number of visitors inside the building at one time, frequently cleaning restrooms and common areas, and … [Read more...]

Heber Spring To Test Fireworks Starting July 2nd

This Thursday evening, July 2nd, starting at 9:00 pm, there will be mortars launched from the Heber Springs Municipal Airport. These test shots should be approximately the height of our lowest fireworks in the display on Saturday night. We plan for this to last approximately 15-20 minutes and hope … [Read more...]

Improvements to Cantrell Road Require Overnight Lane Closures

Weather permitting, crews will close the outside east and westbound lanes of Cantrell Road from Sam Peck Drive to Pleasant Valley Drive on the evening of Monday, June 29 through  the morning of Thursday, July 2 daily between 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. the following morning. This closure will not … [Read more...]

Department Seeking Public Input at Virtual Meeting for Western North-South Connector Study in Northwest Arkansas

The public is invited and encouraged to visit the virtual meeting website anytime during the scheduled dates to view meeting exhibits and offer comments about the study.  June 21 – July 13, 2020 WNSConnector.TransportationPlanRoom.com  Anyone with limited internet access or … [Read more...]

Boozman Presses FCC Chairman on Collaboration with Federal Agencies to Expand Rural Broadband

In a hearing before the Senate Committee on Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee, Boozman questioned Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai on the level of collaboration among federal agencies as it relates to information about high-speed … [Read more...]

Maintenance Work Requires Temporary Lane Closure on Interstate 440

Weather permitting, crews will close the outside eastbound lane of Interstate 440 over the Arkansas River from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Monday, June 22 and on Tuesday, June 23.  Traffic will be controlled by traffic cones and signage. Drivers should exercise caution when approaching and … [Read more...]

Boozman Statement on Introduction of JUSTICE Act

“The anger and frustration brought on by the horrific deaths of George Floyd and others at the hands of those charged with protecting the public have pointed a spotlight on the need for reform. President Trump took the first step by signing an executive order that directs more attention and … [Read more...]

Senate Passes Boozman-Supported Resolution Honoring Juneteenth

“I’m pleased to join with Arkansans and all Americans to celebrate the anniversary of the welcome news of the end of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth is a milestone in our nation’s history that brings us together to reflect on the struggles of the past and the challenges that remain in … [Read more...]

Arkansas Delegation Supports Governor’s Request for Major Disaster Declaration

“We believe the severe magnitude of these weather events warrant supplementary Federal assistance. The state of Arkansas has already been dealing with financial hardships due to extensive damages from previous extreme weather events hurting local businesses and agricultural enterprises. This, … [Read more...]

Fairfield Bay Butterfly Count

Please come volunteer for the 3rd annual Fairfield Bay Butterfly Count. The actual count will be held on June 30. Ruth Andre, our Butterfly Expert,  is conducting 2 workshops on June 25th at the Chamber Building(Lion's Club). One is from 9:30 - 10:30 and the other is from 11:00 - noon. You DO NOT … [Read more...]