Hot Springs

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 for those that go to the races at Oaklawn. Some might remember his 5,000 career …
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 from a local farm last year. This led to daily sightings of the buffalo around …
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 pieces by Bach, Mozart, Respighi and Suk. The picturesque six-story, wood and glass chapel was …
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 event started in 2014 and this year is expanding to include another outlet for runners, …
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 back door of the roastery. Owner and roaster Adam Moore said word of mouth has …
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 about places in the state known for their rocks and minerals. He discussed the Ozark and …
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 scheduled for Thursday, March 3 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The Arkadelphia Arts Museum is …
Winter might not be the ideal season to splash around in Arkansas’s many beautiful lakes and rivers, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy The Natural State during the brief cold snap separating fall from spring. One of the best ways to experience the outdoors during winter is on foot, and the reasons for this …