Eureka Springs

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The Windgate Foundation, in collaboration with the Arkansas Community Foundation, has established a $10 million endowment for the Eureka Springs School of the Arts. Established in 1998, the woodland arts and crafts campus, located in Carroll County, is a destination for over 500 students annually. 

Courtesy / Steve Beacham

Spring Street Pottery, one of the oldest continuously operating studios in Arkansas, is marking a 50th anniversary this month in Eureka Springs. To celebrate, proprietor Steve Beacham and partner Mark Hughes, owner of Regalia Handmade Clothing, are curating a popup holiday gallery called EurekaMade in the pottery complex at 67 Spring Street, now open Thursdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

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Last Tuesday, voters in Eureka Springs decided several controversial ballot measures and contested City Council races framed by economic and residential interests. We gather analysis from local business owner and retired Carroll County Justice of the Peace, Lamont Richie.

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Eureka Springs Parks and Recreation Director Justin Huss was recently terminated by Parks Commission Chair Ruth Goodwin-Hager for absenteeism. But Huss, hired four years ago, has also faced criticism from concerned locals about a lack of financial accountability, master planning and public transparency in managing the town's popular and historic parks and trails system.

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A large collection of Confederate flags, permanently installed over the past several years on certain graves in Eureka Springs historic cemetery by a neo-Confederacy group, will remain in place after the town cemetery commission ruled the flags are a form of free speech.

Courtesy / Kelly McDonough

Hundreds of handmade flags will fly on the campus of the Eureka Springs Community Center starting Oct. 29. The CommUNITY Hope Flag Project aims to foster encouragement during a national crisis. The public is invited to create flags. Instructions and kits are available. The project is sponsored by Francisca Garcia Giri, of Flora Roja Acupuncture and Herbal Apothecary, as well as Eureka Springs School of the Arts.        

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Eureka Cooks, a newly licensed community commercial kitchen in downtown Eureka Springs, is open to cooks and bakers seeking professional space to prepare foods for sale. Proprietor and long-time restauranteur, Bill King — co-owner of Brews Coffee & Beer House— provides a tour of the kitchen.

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Since March, the City of Eureka Springs has been negotiating how to operate its tourist economy after a global pandemic was declared – a core issue of this year’s tightly contested City Council race.

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A controversial ballot initiative petition to abolish the 40-year old Eureka Springs Historic District Commission, which had been invalidated, has garnered enough signatures to appear on this year's General Election ballot. 

Courtesy / Paul Minze

The petition initiative to dissolve the Eureka Springs Historic District Commission, which appears to have enough signatures for the November 3 ballot once validated, is authored by resident Paul Minze. He claims commissioners rule unfairly in deciding certain restoration and renovation requests and that historic district residents and business owners can instead follow neutral preservation guidelines published by the city and state.