Tourism Archive

Julie Robbins Named Mangan Holcomb Director of Client Services

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/24/2015 12:00 am

As director of client services, Julie C. Robbins will continue supervising key client accounts. Robbins has been with Mangan Holcomb Partners, a full-service marketing, advertising, public relations and digital firm, for almost 13 years.

Arkansas Lawmakers Advance 5-Year Ban on New Hog Farms

by Associated Press 8/21/2015 12:43 pm

Arkansas lawmakers have advanced a proposed five-year ban on new hog farms in the Buffalo National River watershed, after an effort by opponents to reject the new regulation stalled before a legislative panel.

Game & Fish Sets Duck Season at 60 Days

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/21/2015 08:42 am

The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission has set the upcoming duck season at 60 days, the 19th consecutive year it has done so.

Officials: Hot Springs City Manager David Watkins Dies After Fall at Home

by Associated Press 8/17/2015 10:30 am

Hot Springs officials say City Manager David Watkins has died after sustaining injuries from an accidental fall at his home. He was 61.

Scott Reed Owes Over $35K in Delinquent Property Taxes

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/17/2015 12:00 am

The West Coast real estate adviser with historic re-development aspirations owes a combined $35,546 on four Main Street buildings. The biggest tab is $14,397 owed for 2012-13 taxes plus penalty and interest on the 62,688-SF M.M. Cohn Building at 510 Main St.

Mending Bridges a Constant Mission

by Marty Cook 8/17/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas inspects its bridges at least once every two years — and more frequently for bridges that have earned a structurally deficient label — and Mike Hill insists the term sounds worse than it is.

Central Arkansas Planners Think I-30 Proposal Costly, Inefficient

by Mark Friedman 8/17/2015 12:00 am

The state Highway Department's $450 million plan to widen Interstate 30, a project that includes replacing the Arkansas River Bridge, is generating hand-wringing from area planners.

Cautious Optimism for Rebuilding Broadway Bridge

by Austin DuVall 8/17/2015 12:00 am

Motorists who regularly drive downtown may dread next year's replacement of the Broadway Bridge, but Little Rock and transit officials don't expect the $98.4 million project to cause many problems for area businesses.

Work Begins to Fix Pig Trail After Slide

by George Waldon 8/17/2015 12:00 am

The clock is ticking for workers to complete emergency repairs by Halloween and reopen to traffic on the famed Pig Trail Scenic Byway in northwest Arkansas.

Austin Powers Central Arkansas Population Gains

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/17/2015 12:00 am

Smaller cities in central Arkansas are seeing the biggest population gains by percentage, according to the most recent “Metrotrends” report, released last month by Metroplan. Metroplan is a voluntary association of local area governments that serves as the metropolitan region's planning agency.

Trout at Hatchery Test Positive for Potentially Fatal Virus

by Associated Press 8/11/2015 01:41 pm

Rainbow trout at a state fish hatchery have tested positive for a virus that can potentially be fatal to fingerling trout but poses no danger to humans or fishermen who handle or eat the fish.

Chart: A Look at Rock Region Metro's New Look, New Name

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/11/2015 08:16 am

The former Central Arkansas Transit Authority has a new name, Rock Region Metro, and a new look for public transit vehicles throughout metro Little Rock.

Crystal Bridges Curator Mum on New Acquisitions

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/10/2015 12:00 am

The museum is planning for next year a “fabulous folk art show,” “Treasures From the American Folk Art Museum.” The American Folk Art Museum,” in New York, showcases the works of self-taught artists.

Big Moments For Crystal Bridges Museum On Horizon, Curator Says

by Jan Cottingham 8/10/2015 12:00 am

Margaret Conrads, who joined the museum in March as director of curatorial affairs, says that almost four years after opening, Crystal Bridges remains, to a degree, in startup mode.

Builder's Spirit Informs Reassembly of Frank Lloyd Wright House at Crystal Bridges

by Jan Cottingham 8/10/2015 12:00 am

Taking apart the Bachman Wilson House at its site in Millstone, New Jersey, was one thing; putting it back together on the grounds of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville has been something else entirely.

The Telling Detail (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/10/2015 12:00 am

It's one thing to know that Scott Reed hadn't paid his big bills. One might even imagine that the big bills could get paid once tenant revenue starts flowing. It's another thing entirely to understand that, even as summer turned to fall and winter and then spring, he couldn't come up with a relatively small amount of money in order to turn on the lights — something that has to be done before any tenants can move in and start paying rent.

Diamond Agency Picked To Publish Arkadelphia Chamber Guide

by Sean Beherec 8/10/2015 12:00 am

The Diamond Agency of El Dorado has been chosen to publish the Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance & Chamber of Commerce 2016 Visitors & Relocation Guide.

Moderate Wildfire Danger in Southern, Central Arkansas

by Associated Press 8/7/2015 02:07 pm

The Arkansas Forestry Commission says 37 counties in southern and central Arkansas are under a moderate wildfire danger because of dry vegetation and the expectation of continued dry conditions.

Arsenal Sets Rules for Hunting on Grounds at Pine Bluff

by Associated Press 8/7/2015 02:01 pm

The Pine Bluff Arsenal says hunters who wish to hunt on their grounds during upcoming seasons must register for a drawing to be used to distribute permits.

Cuba Plans Boating Boom as US Luxury Ships Head to Havana

by Associated Press 8/7/2015 01:48 pm

For the first time in decades, the U.S. government is authorizing a wide range of large-scale sea travel to Cuba. Since declaring detente in December, the Obama administration has issued permits to dozens of sailboats, at least five ferry companies, four cruise lines and the Palm Beach-based yacht broker that chartered out the Still Water.