Arkansas Gears Up for Free Fishing Weekend

As Arkansas crosses its fingers for a sunny blue weekend in The Natural State, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is reminding citizens that June 12-14 is Free Fishing Weekend.   While the annual Kids’ Fishing Day, which typically takes place on Saturday, is cancelled, the Free Fishing Days still will begin at noon on…

Crystal Clear

By Joe David Rice // Photos By Casey Crocker   Richard J. Wegner never had any intention of settling in Arkansas when he stayed in Hot Springs Village and later camped out at Lake Ouachita State Park with a friend back in 1978. They’d left their homes in upstate Illinois, heading south for a few…

Sky of the Month: Stargazing in June 2020

Businesses are starting to reopen across the state and the country. But if your favorite establishment is still holding out, one thing that is always open is the night sky — and stargazing in June is another one for the books.  This month features local astrophotography from Arkansan Tony Milligan. You can find more of…

Jonesboro’s Troubled Spring

By Kenneth Heard Toni Holmes noticed the train stopped at the Prospect Road railroad crossing near her home in eastern Jonesboro on March 28 and thought it was strange. Trains usually pass through quickly so as not to hinder traffic on the busy road, but this southbound freight had been idling quietly at the crossing…

The Natural State of Things

By Matthew Milton    Nothing says Arkansas quite like a tall, cold glass of milk — right? What about biting down into the fruity goodness of a tomato? Or swingin’ your partner ‘round during a pre-pandemic square dance?    Doesn’t that sound like Arkansas to you? It should, because those are just a few of…