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City in stalemate on appointment

City board will try again to choose method to fill empty seat.

Subscriber onlySiloam Springs' Board of Directors tackled two meetings' worth of agenda on Tuesday night to make up for a cancellation on Aug. 8 from lack of quorum. In their first meeting of the month, the board was still shorthanded, with Director Brad Burns absent and an empty seat left from Lucas Roebuck's departure. Continue reading...

Museum, fire department renovations discussed

Subscriber onlyMembers of the Siloam Springs Board of Directors heard two presentations Tuesday concerning the futures of a pair of downtown properties owned by the city. Continue reading...

Carr to be honored by Oklahoma Hall of Fame

Subscriber onlyIt may be small geographically, but being the mayor of West Siloam Springs is no easy task. And now, the Oklahoma town's mayor for the past 17 years, Elaine Carr, will be honored for her continuing involvement in guiding the border community by being inducted into the Oklahoma Mayor's Hall of Fame. Continue reading...

Planners continue to address medical marijuna, approve amendments

Subscriber onlyA shorthanded Planning and Zoning Commission tackled a long agenda on Tuesday. With Commissioners J.W. Smith, Ted Song, Kolin Blakely and chairman Karl Mounger present, the Planning and Zoning Commission and Board of Adjustments combined to address the longest slate of planning items of the year. Continue reading...

Full agenda set for Board of Directors meeting

n Items from the cancelled Aug. 1 meeting are included.

Subscriber onlyTuesday's Board of Directors meeting will see the governing body deal with a new set of agenda items in addition to the set of issues from the canceled Aug. 1 meeting. Continue reading...

Taking the dive

Subscriber onlyThe sky over the Siloam Springs Municipal Airport was filled Saturday with some of the Children's Advocacy Center's strongest supporters, as fundraisers took a jump for a cause this weekend. Supporters who had raised over $1,000 in pledges completed one day of skydives on Saturday with Skydive Skyranch. Continue reading...

Police investigating incident in park

Subscriber onlyThere is not enough evidence to link an incident in a local park to sex trafficking, according to the Siloam Springs Police Departent Continue reading...

Board of Directors doesn't reach quorum

n Tuesday’s agenda items will be moved to the board’s next meeting on Aug. 15.

Subscriber onlyTuesday's Siloam Springs Board of Directors meeting was a short one, as summer vacations took their toll on board member attendance. Continue reading...

Planners face busy meeting Tuesday

Subscriber onlyJust one month after a meeting was canceled due to lack of actionable agenda items, members of the Siloam Springs Planning and Zoning Commission will face the longest agenda in months on Tuesday. The hefty agenda includes 11 items for consideration by planners, and the Board of Adjustments, which will meet Tuesday as well, has its own 2-item agenda. Continue reading...

A night against crime

Siloam Springs police host a night for community on Aug. 11.

Subscriber onlyThe Siloam Springs Police Department will host a Night Out Against Crime this week to help build bridges between Siloam Springs' police officers and the people in the community they serve. Continue reading...

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