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Third ozone advisory issued for central Arkansas

Third ozone advisory issued for central Arkansas

What:
An Ozone Action Advisory has been declared for June 29, 2011.  The ozone forecast is orange, which means that outdoor activities may be unhealthy for sensitive groups.
 
When:
Wednesday, June 29, 2011.
 
Who:
Counties affected include: Pulaski, Faulkner, Lonoke and Saline. Active children and adults, as well as people with respiratory diseases such as asthma, should limit prolonged outdoor exposure.
 
More:
Those most at risk to ozone exposure include – children, the elderly, and persons with breathing problems.  High ozone concentrations may reduce visibility, aggravate pre-existing respiratory illnesses and even cause symptoms in normally healthy persons who engage in strenuous physical activity outdoors. Symptoms of ozone exposure may include shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, headaches, nausea and eye and throat irritation.

Big Bass Bonanza

Big Bass Bonanza

ARKANSAS RIVER (KTHV) -- The Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza Fishing Tournament is the largest amateur bass fishing tournament in the state.  It covers 300 miles of eligible fishing from Fort Smith to Dumas along the entire length of the Arkansas River within the state’s borders. The angler who lands the largest fish during the course of the tournament will take home the $50,000 grand prize, with other cash prizes available throughout the weekend.

An Arkansas Game and Fish boat will be available to take media out on the river at the North Little Rock location on Friday and Saturday. On Friday, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will be releasing 100,000 fingerlings back into the river. Each pool will receive 20,000 to distribute.

WHEN: Friday, June 24 - Sunday, June 26

Fishing begins each day at 6 a.m. with hourly weigh-ins. Final weigh-in each day is at 1 p.m.
 
Awards Ceremony:  4 p.m.

Arkansas free fishing weekend

Arkansas free fishing weekend

June 10-12 is the official "Arkansas Free Fishing Weekend" according to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commision Fishing Guidebook 2011.  Residents and nonresidents may fish this weekend without fishing licenses or trout permits. Regulations for Arkansas waters apply: daily limits, slot limits and length limits must be observed.  Several new changes have occured on fishing limits, so visit http://www.agfc.com/resources/GuidebookDocs/fish2011p07-11.pdf for more information on current regulations.  

Kids’ Fishing Day at the Commission’s five fish hatcheries is Saturday, June  11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Second ozone advisory issued for central Arkansas

Second ozone advisory issued for central Arkansas

What: An Ozone Action Advisory has been declared for tomorrow, June 4, 2011.  The ozone forecast is orange, which means that outdoor activities may be unhealthy for sensitive groups.
 
When: Saturday, June 4, 2011.
Please note that the current weather conditions favorable to the formation of ground level ozone will likely continue throughout the weekend.
 
Who: Counties affected include: Pulaski, Faulkner, Lonoke and Saline. Active children and adults, as well as people with respiratory diseases such as asthma, should limit prolonged outdoor exposure.
 
Those most at risk to ozone exposure include – children, the elderly, and persons with breathing problems.

'The Natural State of America' selected for LR Film Festival

'The Natural State of America' selected for LR Film Festival

CONWAY, Ark. -- “The Natural State of America” has been selected for the Made in Arkansas program at the 5th Annual Little Rock Film Festival.  The documentary was written and produced by Dr. Brian Campbell, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Central Arkansas, and co-directed by UCA Digital Film Program alums, Terrell Case, Corey Gattin, and Timothy Wistrand. 

The film premieres at Riverdale 10 Cinema on June 2 at 3:20 p.m. A second show is scheduled for June 4 at 11 a.m. 

"The Natural State of America” highlights a four decade effort to prevent herbicide use in the Arkansas Ozark National Forest.  The U.S.

Small craft advisory remains in effect over holiday

Small craft advisory remains in effect over holiday

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.-  The Army Corps of Engineers is reminding boaters a small craft advisory remains in effect for the Arkansas River in Arkansas and will remain in effect beyond the Memorial Day Weekend.

Flows on the river are well above safe levels for pleasure boats.  Advisories are issued when flows exceed 70,000 cubic feet per second.  Currents become swifter and stronger, and large debris is carried downstream.

Flows Thursday at Trimble Lock and Dam near Fort Smith were above 108,000 c.f.s.

Tour historic Ark. sites from your phone

Tour historic Ark. sites from your phone

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. –The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program now offers free cell-phone tours of historic sites around the state, AHPP Director Frances McSwain announced today.

"These cell-phone tours will allow visitors to get in-depth information on historic properties at the touch of a button," McSwain said. "We currently have 15 cell-phone tours recorded and will add more in the coming months."

The cell-phone tours can be accessed by calling (501) 203-3015 or by visiting http://www.arkansaspreservation.com/tours-events-workshops/audio-tours/. Current tours include Boyle Park (Stop 21), First Lutheran Church (Stop 41), Robert E.