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Library park to get second meeting

Subscriber onlyThe landscape firm that has been placed in charge of the proposed improvements around the Siloam Springs Library is making good on their promise to gather public input on the project before construction phases begin. Continue reading...

Rodeo royalty crowned

n Brittney Doshier and Kodi Starkey were named this year’s queen and princess, respectively.

Subscriber onlyThe 59th annual Siloam Springs Rodeo featured a strong group of contestants for the two crowns that were up for grabs this year. Seven contestants vied to succeed Emily Linn as the Siloam Springs Rodeo Queen and two others competed for the title of Princess, which was held by Falyn Cordeiro. Continue reading...

Moratoriums up for debate at Tuesday's meeting

City board to consider six-month ban on marijuana facility applications, four month ban on mobile and manufactured home developments.

Subscriber onlyThe Siloam Springs Board of Directors is set to tackle an agenda headlined by a pair of moratorium proposals and a grant application that has the potential to speed up a proposed sidewalk project along East Main Street. Continue reading...

Planners approve permits

Subscriber onlySiloam Springs planners took part in a pair of meetings on Tuesday, as the Planning and Zoning Commission and Board of Adjustments held back-to-back meetings. Continue reading...

Library arrows target reading

n The miniature libraries were built in City Park and Twin Springs Park.

Subscriber onlyIn cooperation with the Siloam Springs Library, John Brown University and the Siloam Springs Museum, Main Street Siloam Springs unveiled a pair of new public installations this weekend. Called "Librarrows," the installations are small libraries that work on a take-a-book-leave-a-book system. One is located on University Street in City Park, and the other can be found in Twin Springs Park at the end of Broadway Street. Continue reading...

City board hears plans for Lake Frances Kayak Park

Subscriber onlyThe Lake Frances resort in Oklahoma used to be one of the region's highlights, drawing visitors from around the area starting in the 1930s. The lake was essentially depleted in 1990, when the Lake Frances Dam was severely damaged, but now, nearly 30 years later, the Lake Frances corner of Watts, Okla., may become a regional destination once again. Continue reading...

Kids hit the links

Week-long camp introduces younger generation to game of golf

Subscriber onlyWednesday in Siloam Springs started out with a beautiful morning, cool and clear. The wind wasn't too strong. The acute humidity that all too often plagues this corner of the Natural State was nowhere to be found. The grass was colored a vibrant and healthy green from the strong rains of the late spring and early summer. Continue reading...

Board approves old post office lease

n Directors approved a 30-month lease of the building to Phat Tire, a Bentonville-based bike shop.

Subscriber onlyAfter sitting empty for the past few years, the old post office building in downtown Siloam Springs is set to host a new tenant in coming months. Continue reading...

Planners to hear permits for trio of projects

Subscriber onlySiloam Springs' Planning and Zoning Commission will face two new agenda items, hear a staff-approved item and the Board of Adjustments will be asked to vote on a single variance permit during a back-to-back meeting Tuesday, June 13. Continue reading...

Hazards beneath the surface keep kayak park closed

Subscriber onlyAfter a historic flood in late April and more flooding in June, the Siloam Springs Kayak Park, one of the city's key attractions, has been forced to remain closed as temperatures warm up and summer begins. Continue reading...

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