Buffalo National River

Buffalo National River Closes to Visitors

The Buffalo National River has been closed for recreational use in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. All of the park’s trails, campgrounds, open areas, and the river itself will be closed to visitors. According to the U.S. National Park Service, the closure is effective immediately. On April 1, Gov. Asa Hutchinson told reporters that…

The Truth Is

The Truth Is Out There

By Kenneth Heard   Colored orbs of light zigzag across the Arkansas night sky. Metallic discs hover over tree lines and triangle-shaped crafts cruise over roads. Rocks levitate, and instruments record odd electrical pulses emitted from mysterious things …   Whatever is causing the phenomenon is out there, but so are those who hope to…

Natural State

Keeping A Natural State

By Dustin Jayroe / Photos Courtesy of Keep Arkansas Beautiful   The slogan, “the Natural State,” has long been the descriptor for the state of Arkansas. It’s simple and concise, but also bigger than itself. Our many lakes and rivers, mountains and valleys, all flow through those three words, each contributing to the life cycle…

We All Float Down Here

By Ryan Nix / Photos By Casey Crocker   Once the seasons shift from winter to spring, Arkansans start itching to get outside.   Some of us hike, others play sports and almost everyone hosts or attends a cookout. However, one particular outdoor activity is gaining popularity across the state: paddle sports. Luckily for us,…