Ozarks at Large Stories

News and Culture Stories about Northwest Arkansas, the Arkansas River Valley and more from Ozarks at Large

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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.

New Hotel Coming to Downtown Bentonville

Jun 21, 2018

A development group that involves Tom Walton has announced plans to develop a site at the southeast corner of the Bentonville Square into a full-service hotel. The project is in the early stages of design and isn’t expected to break ground until next year. We learn more in today's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report.