Tagged: national park service

In Little Rock, National Parks Chief Says System Must Appeal to Millennials

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/3/2016 6:55 am

The National Park Service must broaden its appeal to millennials as it celebrates its 100th birthday this year, the director of the agency said Tuesday in Little Rock.

US Agencies Investigate Fire at Bill Clinton Childhood Home in Hope

by Associated Press 12/30/2015 5:27 am

U.S. authorities have joined the investigation into a fire that damaged the childhood home of former President Bill Clinton in Arkansas.

Fouling a National River Is Bad for Business (Vic Snyder & Ed Bethune Commentary)

by Ed Bethune and Vic Snyder 4/27/2015 12:00 am

Recently, food giant Cargill placed a hog factory in the watershed of America’s first National River. The Buffalo River in the Arkansas Ozarks was deemed to be of such unique ecological value that congressional Republicans and Democrats joined together to preserve it.

Rohwer Preservation Projects Get National Grants

by Associated Press 6/12/2014 11:13 am

The National Park Service has awarded nearly a quarter-million dollars in grants to projects in Arkansas that help preserve and interpret sites that were used to confine Japanese Americans during World War II.

Arkansas National Parks Create $138.9M in Economic Benefit in 2012, Down From 2011

by Lee Hogan 3/5/2014 9:20 pm

A new report by the National Park Service shows more than 2.7 million people spent $138.9 million and supported 2,014 jobs while visiting Arkansas’ national parks in 2012.

NPS Taking Proposals From Businesses to Open Up in Ozark Bathhouse

by Associated Press 10/25/2013 9:29 am

The National Park Service is accepting proposals from businesses who want to open shop in an historic bathhouse in Hot Springs.

Freedom Park Dedicated In Helena

by Luke Jones 2/25/2013 12:00 am

Freedom Park, a segment of Helena-West Helena’s Civil War tourism development project, was scheduled to be dedicated Feb. 23.