Hundreds Celebrate Groundbreaking for U.S. Marshals Museum

Shovels turned dirt Wednesday (Sept. 24), marking an exciting step in the plan to build the U.S. Marshals Museum on the banks of the Arkansas River in downtown Fort Smith. The museum will serve as a national center to educate

Largest U.S. Towboat can be Viewed Traveling along the Arkansas River

The Motor Vessel Mississippi is the largest towboat ever built in the United States.  The 241-foot-long boat will be traveling down the Arkansas River, Aug 12-14.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has set up docking stations along the McClellan-Kerr

Fishing the Arkansas River

I try to go out with Bill Dennis of Central Arkansas Fishing Guide Services once a year.  He knows fish, he knows the Arkansas River, and he’s darn pleasant to fish with. A few weeks ago we headed out on

Walmart Bass Fishing League Competition June 21

The 2014 Walmart BFL season continues with six tournaments in six states on Saturday, June 21. The Arkie Division is primed to fish Lake Dardanelle in north western Arkansas. Up to 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing in each

Downtown Little Rock Bridges Lighted Thursday, Dec. 19

There’s one more major lighting ceremony this month. In honor of Entergy Arkansas’s 100th anniversary, once turned on, it will be viewable year-round. On Thursday, Dec. 19, the Clinton Presidential Park, Junction and Main Streets bridges, all downtown, will be

Mark Twain Riverboat Open for Business May 23

Just in time for Riverfest, the Mark Twain Riverboat will be up and running May 23. Currently it is docked on the north side of the Arkansas River, ready to ply the historic waters.  An authentic stern wheeler, the boat