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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Road closure: Terry Street

Terry Street, between McMahan and Seneca streets, will have at least one lane closed from midnight until 6 a.m. on Friday, August 14, for AT&T utility construction.

Detour signs, construction lights and flaggers will be in place. Motorists will need to...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: August 7, 2020

Road closure: Wrights Street

Wrights Street, between Central Avenue and Nash Street, will be closed to through traffic from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Monday, August 10, through Wednesday, August 12 for utility construction.

Detour signs will be in place. Motorists will need to seek an al...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: August 7, 2020

Road closure: Garrison Street

Garrison Street, between Files Road and American Street, will be closed to through traffic from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Monday, August 10, through Wednesday, August 12 for utility construction.

Detour signs will be in place. Motorists will need to seek an a...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Animal Services ordinance changes going into effect August 7

Following the adoption of an amended Hot Springs Animal Control Code by the Hot Springs Board of Directors on July 7, Animal Services will begin implementing changes related to the updated code on August 7, 2020.

These changes include adoption and reclaimi...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Garland County virus cases flatten, but positivity rate increases

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COVID-19 numbers from Garland County for the week of July 2 – August 2 do show some “positive aspects compared to the previous two weeks” as new cases seem to be “leveling off,” said Garland County Health ...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Lane closure: Alpine Street

Alpine Street, on the east side of the Clark Street intersection, will be reduced to one driving lane from Aug. 6 – 14, 2020, to allow for broken sections of the roadway to be repaired.

Flaggers and traffic controls will be in place, and motorist...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2020

Hot Springs participating in Mayor’s Water Challenge in August

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In 2015, the residents of Hot Springs rallied to earn the City a second-place finish in the 4th Annual Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. For 2020, the City hopes to do even better and win the 9th Annual event in the categ...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2020

Planning Commission Public Hearing set for August 13

The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 13, in the Board Chambers at City Hall, 133 Convention Boulevard, to consider the following land use requests:

  • 3023, 3027, 3101 and 3145 Central Avenue and 119 and 127 Golf Li...
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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2020

Garland County virus cases continue on ‘major upward trend’

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Garland County averaged 30 new COVID-19 cases reported daily from July 19 – 26, with a total of 210 new cases for the week, according to Garland County Health Officer Dr. Gene Shelby at the Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force virtual ...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: July 24, 2020

$8.2 million available to Arkansans for electric utility assistance

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The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has an additional $8.2 million from the CARES Act to assist Arkansas households struggling with their electric bills.

Distribution of the funding will begin on July 27, and will continue through Sept. ...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2020

Garland County virus cases more than double in past week

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and those under investigation more than doubled this past week from 90 on July 12 to 188 on July 19, and the number of active cases went from 65 to 150.

“Garland County is certainly in the mix of this pandem...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: July 16, 2020

Preparations for new restroom facility at Linden Park begins July 20

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The restrooms at Linden Park, 309 Linden Park Lane, will be closed starting on Monday, July 20, as City Parks & Trails crews will begin demolition work. Portable restroom facilities, including an ADA-accessible port-a-potty, will be available.

A new co...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2020

Garland County positivity rate rises to 6.4%

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Although the number of new and active cases in Garland County has plateaued, the positive rate of infection among the 732 tests done between July 5-12 rose to 6.4%, up from the previous week’s 2.7%.

Garland County Health Officer Dr. Gene Shelby s...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2020

Donations needed for City’s utility relief program

Help to Others, better known as H2O, was established in 2018 by the City of Hot Springs Board of Directors. Initially, around $2,000 was donated by individuals to start the fund. Through the H2O program, utility customers are able to donate to the emergen...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Garland County positivity rate cut in half from previous week

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There were 48 new COVID-19 cases reported in Garland County from June 28 – July 5, but because of a record number of tests performed, the positivity rate decreased from the previous week’s 5.8% to 2.7%.

Also, thanks to the number of rec...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2020

CHS Q&A on Ordinance Regarding the use of Face Masks

Q:  What does this ordinance do?

A:  The ordinance supports the directives and guidance issued by the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) in relation to fighting the spread of COVID-19 for residents and visitors of Hot Springs.

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Compost Facility offers free loading of select materials

Due to an increase in green waste being received at the City of Hot Springs Compost Facility, there is a surplus of select materials available to customers. Effective immediately, the loading fee is being temporarily waived for wood grinding and &ldqu...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2020

Public input sought for City’s comprehensive plan Forward Hot Springs

Following a nine-month process to create an update to the City of Hot Springs’ comprehensive plan, Forward Hot Springs, feedback from the public will be sought daily as the plan’s introduction and seven themes will be introduced from J...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Garland County has increase of 50 new active COVID-19 cases

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Following Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force virtual meeting on June 22, where case numbers had stabilized, data from the past week shared at the June 29 meeting showed an upward trend with 50 new cases.

Garland County Health Officer Dr. Gene S...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Operation Clean Sweep planned for area of Greenwood Ave. and W. Grand Ave.

The City’s second Operation Clean Sweep of 2020 is scheduled for Monday, July 20, through Friday, August 7, to include approximately 400 structures in the area between Greenwood and W. Grand avenues and between Second and Summer streets.

Operatio...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2020

Solid Waste Spring Fling event cancelled; extra CAPS pickup added

The City of Hot Springs Solid Waste’s annual Spring Fling Citywide Cleanup event that was previously postponed has been officially cancelled for 2020 due to the ongoing pandemic. In its place, however, Hot Springs residents will be allotted one ...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2020

City of Hot Springs 2020 Board of Directors Packets available

City of Hot Springs 2020 Election Packets available for distribution beginning Friday, May 15, 2020. 

Qualified Electors of Districts One, Three and Six, are encouraged to participate in the election process by running for one of the three eligibl...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases