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

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

World Championship Quartz Crystal Dig in Mount Ida

Every October, Mount Ida plays host to the World Championship Quartz Crystal Dig.  This will be the 28th year for the world championship event, which takes place October 9-10 this year at Twin Creek Crystal Mine and Sweet Surrender Crystal

The Montgomery County Fair in Mount Ida!

The 88th annual Montgomery County Fair starts this weekend (Sunday, August 9) with a Mardi Gras themed parade through downtown Mount Ida at 2 p.m.  There will be activities taking place in town throughout the week long fair (August 9-15),

Meet Richard Wegner

Surrounded by the Ouachitas, Mount Ida is home to abundant quartz crystal deposits.  This zone is part of the state’s “quartz belt,” an area about 30 miles wide, stretching roughly from Hot Springs west to Pencil Bluff. Family-owned rock shops

Turtle Cove Spa in Mount Ida Among Top Spas of America

Turtle Cove Spa at Mountain Harbor Resort in Mount Ida has made the Top 100 Spas of 2014 list from Spas of America. The spa has received this recognition for the last five years and has been in the Top

Sorghum Festival in Mount Ida!

Sorghum is a sweet syrup made by cooking the juice squeezed from sorghum cane. If you are wanting to by chance see how sorghum is made, the annual Sorghum Festival is tomorrow (November 1) at the Heritage House Museum of

World Championship Quartz Crystal Dig this Weekend in Mount Ida

The World Championship Quartz Crystal Dig is this weekend in Mount Ida! The championships, which takes place Oct. 10-11, are a popular event for the town, which is known as the Quartz Crystal Capital of the World. This year, participating

New Book on Baseball Legend Lon Warneke

Emilie Kinney, Executive Director of the Heritage House Museum in Mount Ida, has sent word of a book signing that will take place September 25 at the museum from 11-1.  The book being featured is Lon Warneke: The Arkansas Hummingbird,

Famous Fiddler Violet Hensley

Famous fiddler Violet Hensley, who was born near Mount Ida and who will be playing a much anticipated show at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View tomorrow ( August 16--more details on the show can be found here) is