Arkansas angler inducted into National Bass Fishing Hall of Fame

Arkansas angler and fishing expert Billy Murray recently tackled one of the highest achievements in the sport, an induction into the National Bass Fishing Hall of Fame. His fellow inductees this year include former President George H.W. Bush and Gary

Hot Springs site of monument for first fallen National Park Service ranger

As part of the Centennial of the National Park Service, special programs at Hot Springs National Park in Hot Springs have been held throughout the year to honor the anniversary year. Plans had also been in the works this year

Famous Jockey Calvin Borel Retires

Racing Hall of Famer Calvin Borel announced his retirement from the sport of horse racing this week. Borel, who is 50 and is based at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, is well known to those in the racing world and

Inaugural Buffalo Days in Hot Springs

A new festival is set to debut in Hot Springs this spring. The two-day event, which is called Buffalo Days, takes place April 22-23 and is named after an interesting occurrence that happened in town when six buffalo got away

Garvan Gardens hosts Arkansas Symphony on March 20

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will perform at the Anthony Chapel at Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs on March 20. The performance is scheduled for 3 p.m. that day and conductor Phillip Mann will lead the concert, which will have

Run the LOViT

The Lake Ouachita Vista Trail (LOViT) is a popular hiking and mountain biking trail near Mount Ida that winds along the southern shore of Lake Ouachita. It is also the scene of the annual LOViT 100K endurance trail run. The

New craft coffee roastery in Hot Springs

Hot Springs is the scene of a new craft coffee roastery, the first small batch roastery of its kind in the city. Red Light Roastery is located at 1003 Park Avenue and beans are sold by the pound from the

Rockhounding in Arkansas

Each month, KUAR hosts a radio segment called Science Cafe. This month’s guest was Michael DeAngelis, an assistant professor of Earth Science at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The professor talked about geology during the 25-minute show and

Valley of the Vapors Independent Music Festival in Hot Springs

The 12th annual Valley of the Vapors Independent Music Festival takes place March 18-22 in Hot Springs. The festival is known as the only underground music festival in the state and is home to a wide mix of innovative live

Events Celebrating Anniversaries in 2016 in Southwest Arkansas

Here are a few of the events and festivals celebrating anniversaries this year in Southwest Arkansas! Henderson State University in Arkadelphia is celebrating its 125th anniversary with an exhibition that highlights the history of the university. The opening reception is