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Little Rock will walk toward a world free of MS on April 12

Little Rock will walk toward a world free of MS on April 12

Hundreds of residents from Little Rock and surrounding communities will join together for Walk MS: Central Arkansas 2014 on Saturday, April 12 at the Little Rock River Market to make a powerful statement and keep moving toward a world free of multiple sclerosis. Walk MS: Central Arkansas is a signature fundraising event for the National MS Society that raises funds to support MS research and provide services to individuals impacted by multiple sclerosis. The Society strives to raise $100,000 this year from Little Rock-area partners and participants to drive research for a cure and support vital programs and services that serve more than 6,800 Arkansans affected by multiple sclerosis, including more than 3,000 diagnosed with the disease.

National Guard training exercises scheduled on Pinnacle Mountain

National Guard training exercises scheduled on Pinnacle Mountain

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.(ANG) –The Arkansas National Guard will conduct a training exercise near the summit of 1,011-foot Pinnacle Mountain at Pinnacle Mountain State Park this Saturday, April 5, from approximately 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. A Black Hawk helicopter team will practice hoists and airlifts from the boulder field near the top of Pinnacle Mountain. The hoist site will be about 200 feet off the park’s West Summit Trail. Neither the West Summit Trail nor the East Summit Trail that lead hikers to mountain’s summit will be closed to the public during this exercise.

However, soldiers will be stationed on both trails to inform hikers of the exercise and communicate any necessary safety precautions. Two local fire departments will be staged in the park's West Summit Picnic Area to support the training exercise and share information about their operations with park visitors. For details, contact the park at: 501-868-5806. 

Meeting scheduled to update AHTD bicycle, pedestrian plan

Meeting scheduled to update AHTD bicycle, pedestrian plan

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) has announced it will hold a series of Public Involvement Meetings across the state to obtain input from the public as it works to update the Arkansas State Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan.

The first meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 1st, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Legends Room of the Jack Stephens Center (UALR Trojans basketball arena) on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. A formal presentation will begin at 6:15 p.m. and will focus on Central Arkansas issues.

The second meeting will be held on Thursday, April 3rd, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Sam’s Club Community Room of the Arvest Ballpark (enter through front gate) in Springdale. A formal presentation will begin at 6:15 p.m. and will focus on West and Northwest Arkansas issues.

Events at Pinnacle Mountain for Spring Break

Events at Pinnacle Mountain for Spring Break

WEST LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (PMSP) - We invite you and your family to attend one of our regularly scheduled interpretive programs. All programs are FREE unless otherwise stated. Children 7-14 should ask at one of the programs on how to become a State Park Explorer.

MARCH 2

  • Morning Birding - 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Join Park Interpreter Maryanne (maryanne.stansbury@arkansas.gov) for a morning of birding with assistance from Central Arkansas Master Naturalists.  Please bring your binoculars and any field guides you find helpful.  We will walk a half-mile paved trail looking for the first signs of spring arrivals.  Wear comfortable shoes and bring water to hydrate. Meeting place: Arboretum Trailhead
Admission: Free

2014 Spring Fishing Classic coming soon

2014 Spring Fishing Classic coming soon

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Spring Fishing Classic at Bass Pro Shops, 1 Bass Pro Drive in Little Rock, Ark., provides adults, children and families the chance to learn how to fish at Bass Pro Shops stores across the U.S. and Canada at no cost.

Robinson High to host regional archery tournament

Robinson High to host regional archery tournament

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (JTRHS) - Joe T. Robinson High School, part of the Pulaski County Special School District, will host the Arkansas National Archery in the Schools (ANASP) Region Six Archery Tournament this weekend.

More than 530 competitors from fourth-grade to high school seniors from across the region, which includes 11 counties, will compete for the opportunity to progress to the state tournament in Hot Springs in March.

The event is this Sat., Feb. 15 from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the Joe T. Robinson High School and is open to the public and the fee is $2 per person. Children under five are free.