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Ozarks at Large for Thursday, June 21, 2018

Jun 21, 2018

On today’s show, a look at the future of the Lake Bella Vista Dam. Plus, we hear from an advocate for Fayetteville to become a Dark Sky City. And, the Militant Grammarian discusses one of her biggest pet peeves.

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The Bentonville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board on Monday unanimously supported removing the dam at Lake Bella Vista and restoring Little Sugar Creek. The move had been championed by local nonprofit Friends of Little Sugar Creek after the city announced it planned to use money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to rebuild the failed dam following destructive flooding in 2015.

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This summer, the 2018 Arkansas Archeological Society and Arkansas Archeological Survey Summer Training Program is taking place at Pea Ridge National Military Park. Participants are searching for artifacts in a portion of the park called Leetown. Volunteers have been taking part in the two-week summer program since 1964.

courtesy: Houston Hughes

When Cross Church switched on a tall array of bright lights at its new church in west Fayetteville, it attracted complaints. City planners, finding the architectural illumination out of compliance, ordered the lights turned off. While a solution is worked out, light pollution activist, Houston Hughes, is using this as a teaching moment to encourage Fayetteville to become a Dark Sky City.

A Thursday roundup of news includes Sen. John Boozman supporting the end of separating families at the border, the effect of tariffs on the state's soybean industry, and another victory for the Razorbacks at the College World Series.