Archives for May 2013

Lake Dardanelle State Park Plans Memorial Day Weekend Events

There’s always LOTS to do at Lake Dardanelle State Park at Russellville, especially on Memorial Day Weekend!  Make this fun park a part of your weekend celebration! Friday, May 24th 7:30p.m. – Hidden Creatures – We humans wear camouflage on a daily basis to blend in while hunting, and sometimes just for style. But, animals […]

Old Fort Days Rodeo and More in Ft Smith Area this Weekend

Bug Guns of the Civil War Fort Smith National Historic Site – 301 Parker Avenue Fort Smith, Arkansas Saturday, May, 25, 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m How many people enjoy the thunder and smoke of Civil War cannon? There is much more to cannons than just the booming sound. Each Saturday in May at 11 […]

Registration Begins for Seven Urban Archery Deer Hunts

The first step in a unique but demanding form of Arkansas hunting – urban deer hunts – is now open through July 1. Potential hunters can register online at The hunts will be held from Sept. 7 through Jan. 31 in seven communities – Fairfield Bay, Bull Shoals, Russellville, Fort Smith-Barling, Horseshoe Bend, Lakeview […]

Severe Storms Threat Remains “Slight” for Arkansas River Valley

The National Weather Service Prediction Center in Norman, OK is forecasting the development of a few strong tornadoes and also scattered to widespread damaging winds and large hail over parts of the Southern Plains and Arklatex this afternoon and tonight. The areas most likely to experience this activity include… South Arkansas Northwest Louisiana Far Southeast […]

Severe Weather Possible in the Region Over the Next 24 Hours

The National Weather Service has increased the chance of severe weather in the west part of the Arkansas River Valley to “moderate”.  Chance of rain will be slight (20%) until 7:00pm tonight in the Fort Smith area, then increase to a 70% chance by 10:00pm.   Chance of showers and thunderstorms will then be 90% overnight, […]

Logan County Students to conduct Civil War Battle Reenactment

Beginning on Monday, May the 20th, three Logan County school districts will be teaming up to allow their students to conduct a Civil War battle reenactment in full period clothing. Working in conjunction, Dr. Curtis Varnell of the Western Arkansas Educational Co-op & The Paris Area Chamber of Commerce, a grant from the Arkansas Humanities […]

This Weekend in Fort Smith

Friday May 17 at 12:00pm Food For Thought: Coach John McConnell – Book Talk and Film Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Avenue Retired University of Arkansas Coach John McDonnell appears with the release of the book John McDonnell: The Most Successful Coach in NCAA History by Andrew Maloney and John McDonnell. Emmy award-winning filmmaker […]

Free Advertising Group Created for River Valley Businesses

As a lot of our readers already know, maintains several Facebook groups designed for serving a variety of interests for those in the river valley region.  Among those, the “Arkansas River Valley Swap & Shop” is among the most popular with nearly 6000 members strong at the time of this article.  There are also […]

US Fish & Wildlife Delists Magazine Mountain Shagreen Snail as Endangered

PARIS – In the highest parts of Arkansas’s Ozarks, the slow-moving Magazine Mountain shagreen snail won the race to become the first invertebrate to be delisted under the Endangered Species Act. “This week we are excited to announce that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is delisting the Magazine Mountain shagreen,” said Cindy Dohner, Southeast […]

Fun in May at Mount Magazine State Park

Don’t let the cold weather in early May fool you! Spring time has come to Mount Magazine. Whether you visit for the day or stay overnight, you can enjoy the sights and sounds of spring time.  Zebra swallowtail and painted lady butterflies can be seen flitting along roadsides. Enjoy the violets and spider wort blooming […]

National Moth Week Date Set for 2013

National Moth Week is a citizen science project, recently established to celebrate moths and biodiversity. National Moth Week is being held worldwide on the last full week of July (July 20-28, 2013). Moth Week brings together everyone interested in moths to celebrate these amazing insects. It is hoped that groups and individuals from all the […]

Arkansas River Valley Free Business Advertising

Welcome! We know times are rough small business and big business alike!  So we’ve created a group to help get the word out to people about offerings in the Arkansas River Valley Business World!  And it doesn’t cost businesses a red cent! This group is provided, as a community service, by, so do remember… […]

Lake Dardanelle State Park Schedule – June 2012

Tuesdays and Saturdays at 1:30 pm – What’s for Lunch? –We have 8,000 gallons of aquariums, filled with many of the fish species found in Lake Dardanelle. Join park staff, as they feed the fish live food. See for yourself, what’s for lunch? Saturdays at 1:45p.m. – Critter Crunch – Lake Dardanelle’s diverse habitats provide […]