07 Oct

Down-Low Below

An Exploration of the Spa City’s Underground Tunnels By Richard Ledbetter Photos courtesy of Max Sestili, Stormwater Manager for the City of Hot Springs Perhaps one of the most enduring myths of downtown Hot Springs is the mile and a quarter length of tunnel dying directly beneath Central Avenue, containing the ages old watercourse of […]

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07 Oct

Earthly Treasures

Local Man Digs out TV Success Collecting Minerals Around the World By Judea Robinett Photos courtesy of Mineral Explorers Thomas Nagin is the mineral guy. The Hot Springs resident has been into minerals since he traveled to Arkansas in the 1970’s where he discovered for himself the high-quality quartz that the state is known. After […]

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07 Oct

Saddle Up & Ride

Ouachita National Forest’s Miles of Horseback Trails are Perfect for Fall Adventures By Judea Robinett Photography by Judea Robinett When I was a young girl living in Alaska, I dreamed of living down south and taking up horseback riding. I pleaded with my mother to allow me to take lessons at the only riding stables […]

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21 Jul

All Things Fade

Milling Around an Old Ghost Town by Jake Ledbetter photography by Amanda Shelley Ledbetter Arkansas has a rich history. People have been calling it home for  centuries. It was a fertile hunting ground for many tribes of Native Americans, most predominantly the Quapaw. You can still find this influence in the names of numerous cities, lakes […]

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21 Jul

Can you Dig It?

An Ancient Volcano is Murfreesboro’s Hottest Ticket by Josh Williams photography by Amanda Shelley Ledbetter One of the great things about living in The Natural  State  is  that one can easily be exposed to Mother Earth in ways that city slickers cannot. Take the Ouachita or Ozark Mountains: Millions of acres of untouched natural geography in the […]

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21 Jul

Jump into Summer

Exploring the Swimming Holes of Ouachita High Country by Jim G. Miller photography by Jeremy Rodgers Swimming holes heal the body and the soul. Before the advent of air conditioning, it didn’t really matter how poor one’s family was, if people were lucky enough to live near a good hole of water then they had very few […]

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21 Jul

Calming Waters

Endless Paddling Adventures on Arkansas’ Largest Lake by Lisa Logan photography by Jeremy Rodgers No matter what level of kayaking experience you may have, from beginner to expert whitewater kayaker, Lake Ouachita offers an endless array of paddling adventures. Whether you own or rent your boat, you can visit this lake time and again and […]

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21 Jul

The Hunt for Big Al

Hot Springs’ Most Wanted Could Reel In Ten Grand by Judea Robinett photography by Judea Robinett The waterways of Hot Springs, Arkansas are home to an elusive being.    An  underwater  monster Big Al is a fish. Well, technically he’s five fish (one for each of the last five years), but he’s more than just a […]

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21 Jul

Summer in the South

Summer in Arkansas can offer some of the most enjoyable and beautiful experiences in one’s lifetime, despite the heat and occasional encounter with the insect world, there is a restorative energy to the hottest season of the year when spent in The Natural State. The Ouachita National Forest is at its lushest, the swimming holes […]

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19 Jul

Backyard Inspiration

Garvan Woodland Gardens Offers Ouachita Residents & Visitors a Welcome Reprieve – and You Can Even Take a Little Home With You by Judea Robinett photography & tips by Judea Robinett The foothills of the Ouachita Mountains of central Arkansas can seem like an inhospitable place for the refined and subtle art of horticulture, but […]

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