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Record number of deer hunting permits available Oct. 11

Record number of deer hunting permits available Oct. 11

If you didn’t draw a deer permit for an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife management area hunt this year, there’s still a good chance to get the one you’re after. More than 6,000 unclaimed permits will be available beginning 8 a.m., Oct. 11, at the AGFC Little Rock headquarters and regional offices across the state.

“Typically, we have about 3,000 leftovers available,” said Ashley Bean, AGFC permit program coordinator. “This year, we had almost the same number of applicants, but they were focused only on a few hunts, leaving many unclaimed permits throughout the state.”

Some permits are even available for some of Arkansas’s most coveted wildlife management areas. There’s even permit available for the modern gun hunt at Freddie Black Choctaw Island Deer Research Area WMA, which normally takes about four years to draw. These high-demand permits are left because people who had enough preference points drew the permit, but did not pay.

Pryor seeks to boost tourism in Arkansas

Pryor seeks to boost tourism in Arkansas

From the office of Senator Mark Pryor:

To create jobs in Arkansas and across the country and strengthen the American tourism industry, U.S. Senator Mark Pryor this week joined with Senator Mark Begich (D-AL), Chuck Shumer (D-NY), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) to introduce the Travel Regional Investment Partnership (TRIP) Act.  The TRIP Act will promote domestic tourism by partnering public and private dollars through a competitive matching grant program within the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Tourism supports over seven million domestic jobs and accounts for 2.8% of the United States’ gross domestic product.

Pryor seeks to boost tourism in Arkansas

Pryor seeks to boost tourism in Arkansas

From the office of Senator Mark Pryor:

To create jobs in Arkansas and across the country and strengthen the American tourism industry, U.S. Senator Mark Pryor this week joined with Senator Mark Begich (D-AL), Chuck Shumer (D-NY), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) to introduce the Travel Regional Investment Partnership (TRIP) Act.  The TRIP Act will promote domestic tourism by partnering public and private dollars through a competitive matching grant program within the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Tourism supports over seven million domestic jobs and accounts for 2.8% of the United States’ gross domestic product.

Arkansas River Revival runs Oct. 20-29

Arkansas River Revival runs Oct. 20-29

Forty years ago, President Richard Nixon dedicated the Arkansas River Navigation System, which was, at the time, the largest civil works project ever undertaken by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Named for its principal advocates, Senator John L. McClellan (Arkansas) and Senator Robert Kerr (Oklahoma), today the system is responsible for nearly $2 billion in trade transportation in Arkansas annually. In addition, the river provides a wealth of unique recreational and outdoor activities for Arkansas communities and families, as well as visitors to The Natural State.

To highlight the need for further economic development, the Arkansas River Connections is hosting the “Arkansas River Revival,” a 10-day flotilla event along the Arkansas River, October 20-29, 2011.

Heifer to unveil solar array

Heifer to unveil solar array

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - The Department of Art at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) is pleased to announce an exhibit featuring the work of A.J. Smith and Marjorie Williams-Smith in the Leedell Morehead-Graham gallery in the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts Center on UAPB‘s campus.  The exhibit will open with a reception for the artists on Thursday, September 29 at 6:00 pm in the gallery.  After the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm through October 28.

Both artists are Professors of Art at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and both are familiar members of the art scene in Central Arkansas.  The two artists, man and wife, both work in realistic styles.  A.J.

Save money, prevent pollution

Save money, prevent pollution

Did you know the energy used in the average home can cause twice the greenhouse gas emissions of a car?

There are several ways you can reduce your carbon foot print and September is the perfect time to start making changes.  That is because the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is promoting pollution prevention.

The Federal Pollution Prevention Act, passed in 1990, made a declaration that pollution should be prevented or reduced at its source whenever possible.  To honor this anniversary, ADEQ urges the public to prevent pollution in their day to day lives.

Save money, prevent pollution

Save money, prevent pollution

Did you know the energy used in the average home can cause twice the greenhouse gas emissions of a car?

There are several ways you can reduce your carbon foot print and September is the perfect time to start making changes.  That is because the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is promoting pollution prevention.

The Federal Pollution Prevention Act, passed in 1990, made a declaration that pollution should be prevented or reduced at its source whenever possible.  To honor this anniversary, ADEQ urges the public to prevent pollution in their day to day lives.