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Explore Arkansas with Chuck Dovish

Explore Arkansas with Chuck Dovish

One winning family to be chosen for excursion; entries accepted at www.aetn.org/engage

CONWAY, Ark. (AETN) — Fans of the Arkansas Educational Television Network’s (AETN) “Exploring Arkansas,” with host Chuck Dovish, now have the opportunity to win a family outing with Dovish that will be filmed for possible future use in the series.

A winning family (up to six family members) will be chosen at random to spend a day with Dovish as he tapes a family-friendly episode of “Exploring Arkansas.” Dovish will aim to introduce the family to some of his favorite places and activities suitable for all ages, in turn allowing them to explore Arkansas with him.

Contest winners will be treated to a hike or similar activity at a location of Dovish’s choosing on a weekend. The outing will be filmed by an AETN production crew and segments may be used for an upcoming episode of “Exploring Arkansas.”

Boundary line maintenance to be conducted on Lake Dardanelle and Ozark Lake

Boundary line maintenance to be conducted on Lake Dardanelle and Ozark Lake

 

The Army Corps of Engineers is advising landowners adjacent to public lands on Lake Dardanelle and Ozark Lake that survey crews will soon conduct boundary line maintenance along the government boundary. 

The boundary maintenance on Lake Dardanelle will cover about 36 miles beginning at the north boundary of Shoal Bay Park and continue eastward along the south bank of the Arkansas River through the Delaware Bay and Dardanelle Bay areas, ending at Riverview Park in Dardanelle, Ark.

The boundary maintenance on Ozark Lake will cover about 21 miles and begin near the mouth of White Oak Creek. The crews will work westward along the north bank of the Arkansas River through the Mulberry Bottoms area, along the Mulberry River, ending on the north bank of the Arkansas River south of Mulberry, Ark.

Small craft advisory lifted

Small craft advisory lifted

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Army Corps of Engineers has lifted the small craft advisory on the Arkansas River.

Before setting out in a pleasure craft, always check flow conditions.  Corps officials urge boaters to always use caution on the river.  Wear a life jacket, and never operate a boat while intoxicated.  Give commercial towboats an extra wide berth for safety's sake.  They are heavier than freight trains and not nearly as maneuverable as pleasure boats.  It can take a towboat more than a half mile to stop.

Advisories are issued when flows reach 70,000 cubic feet per second.  Currents become swifter and stronger, and large debris is carried downstream. 

For daily river information, visit the Corps' Little Rock District Web site at www.swl.usace.army.mil and click the water management button.

Boundary line maintenance to be conducted on Lake Dardanelle and Ozark Lake

Boundary line maintenance to be conducted on Lake Dardanelle and Ozark Lake

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. -- The Army Corps of Engineers is advising landowners adjacent to public lands on Lake Dardanelle and Ozark Lake that survey crews will soon conduct boundary line maintenance along the government boundary.

The boundary maintenance on Lake Dardanelle will cover about 36 miles beginning at the north boundary of Shoal Bay Park and continue eastward along the south bank of the Arkansas River through the Delaware Bay and Dardanelle Bay areas, ending at Riverview Park in Dardanelle, Ark.

The boundary maintenance on Ozark Lake will cover about 21 miles and begin near the mouth of White Oak Creek. The crews will work westward along the north bank of the Arkansas River through the Mulberry Bottoms area, along the Mulberry River, ending on the north bank of the Arkansas River south of Mulberry, Ark.

What's happening at Lake Dardanelle

What's happening at Lake Dardanelle

Tuesdays and Saturdays at 1:30 pm – What’s for Lunch? –We have 8,000 gallons of aquariums, filled with many of the fish species found in Lake Dardanelle. Join park staff, as they feed the fish live food. See for yourself, what’s for lunch?

 

Saturdays 1:45p.m. – Critter Crunch – Lake Dardanelle’s diverse habitats provide homes for many creatures large and small. Join a park interpreter in the kid’s corner of the visitor center as she tells you about some of the smaller creatures. She will also be feeding these creatures; so come discover the small native wonders we have around us.

 

 


Friday, April 6th  

Forestry Commission warns of fire danger

Forestry Commission warns of fire danger

LITTLE ROCK, ARK. – Arkansas Forestry Commission crews have suppressed 26 wildfires that burned 490 acres  across the state on Thursday.

High winds of 15 to 30 MPH today…with gusts to 40 MPH in parts of the state coupled with lowering relative humidity between 25 to 35 percent will create elevated fire danger today.

Outside burning is not recommended under these condition. Searcy County is currently under a burn ban.

For details concerning the location or status of fires in all Arkansas counties, homeowners may call the AFC Dispatch Center at 1-501-332-2000.


Should the warm temperatures and gusty wind continue, there are a few things to remember: